Sangh Parivar

  • Rajnath Singh asks Kerala government to end political killings 5 days ago

    Kannur (Kerala): Kerala government must end political violence in the state, Home Minister Rajnath Singh on Friday said even as he indicated that the growth of BJP could be the reason behind the killings of Sangh Parivar activists in the state. "State government should take strong action. State government must try...
  • Have no ambition to be BJP president, Modi will decide our roles: Nitin Gadkari May 13, 2014

    New Delhi: Nitin Gadkari has denied reports that he is eyeing the post of Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) president, especially after he got a clean chit from the Income Tax department in a corruption case on Tuesday. "I have been the BJP president for three years. I have no ambition...
  • BJP, RSS polarizing voters in UP, Bihar: Prakash Karat May 3, 2014

    CPI(M) on Saturday charged BJP and Sangh Parivar with creating a "highly communallycharged" situation in Uttar Pradesh and Bihar through their electioneering and this was not being taken seriously by the Election Commission. "These are the most highly communallycharged elections. In UP and Bihar, such a campaign was unleashed in the...
  • Murder threat to the leaders of various Hindu Sangh Parivar organisations July 30, 2013

    The BJP office in Coimbatore on Monday received a letter threatening to kill 12 persons belonging to various Sangh Parivar organisations if their demand for immediate release of Abdul Nassar Madani, the Keralabased PDP leader who is an accused in the 2008 Bangalore serial bomb blasts, was not met immediately,...
  • Malegaon blasts accused Sadhvi Pragya refuses treatment April 12, 2013

    Pragya Thakur, sadhvi to some, but the face of multiple terror attacks for others was hospitalised after suffering a paralytic stroke. Pragya is struggling but the national investigative agency is all set to chargesheet her in yet another case of terror attack. Sources told CNNIBN that Pragya could be named...
  • BJP under Sangh Parivar pressure on Modi as PM candidate February 4, 2013

    New Delhi: BJP appears to have come under pressure from Sangh Parivar on the choice of Narendra Modi as its next Prime Ministerial candidate, with VHP demanding announcement of the Gujarat Chief Minister's name. However, NDA allies like JDU have indicated that his name is not acceptable to them. ...
  • Another voice of dissent for Gadkari in BJP November 10, 2012

    New Delhi: The BJP is still fighting against voices of dissent from within, for its President Nitin Gadkari. Another voice of dissent within the BJP against Gadkari, National executive member Dr Jagdish Shettigar, said the party president must take a cue from senior party leader LK Advani who resigned from...
  • We have buried all differences: BSY on RSS January 13, 2012

    Shimoga (Karnataka): A day after RSS decried the leadership row that engulfed the Karnataka unit of BJP and its government, former chief minister BS Yeddyurappa on Thursday directed his followers to halt their campaign and desist from expressing any view on the issue publicly. "I have urged my supporters not to...
  • Modi marks a decade of power amid controversies October 7, 2011

    New Delhi: The arrest of suspended IPS officer Sanjeev Bhatt has been just one of the controversial decisions in Chief Minister Narender Modi's ten year long rule of Gujarat. A decade later, will his dreams of entering national politics come true? For most politicians, this would go down as defiance. For...
  • Public anger rises over Modi's demolition drive November 20, 2008

    Gandhinagar: In Gujarat's capital Gandhinagar the demolition drive to remove illegal building has seen more than 200 temples being razed to the ground, inviting the public's ire against Chief Minister Narendra Modi. The famous Sai Baba temple, one of the known landmarks in Gandhinagar, was also brought down on Tuesday after...
  • Religion, politics: Potent mix, potential threat November 18, 2008

    The investigation into the September 29 Malegaon bomb blast case has revealed that Hindu groups may have been indulging in terror acts. Some Hindu religious leaders including Sadhvi Pragya Singh Thakur have been arrested in the case. A serving Army officer, Lieutenant Colonel Srikant Prasad Purohit, is now being questioned...
  • Sangh Parivar reunites, backs Malegaon suspects November 16, 2008

    Panipat: The entire Sangh Parivar, from its political party to its religious and cultural wings, reunited at one place on Sunday in a show of solidarity they last flaunted during the Ram Janambhoomi agitation 20 years ago. This time the agenda of the Sangh Parivar conclave in Panipat town of Haryana...
  • Orissa govt defies Centre, okays RSS 'peaceful' rally November 15, 2008

    Bhubaneswar: Despite a word of caution from the Centre, the Orissa government has allowed Sangh Parivar and Swami Laxmanananda Saraswati Sradhanjali Samiti (SLSSS) to hold a 'peaceful' rally in Bhubaneswar on Saturday without affecting communal amity. The Centre through a letter had asked the State government not to allow the...
  • Sadhvi not put through serial narco tests: ATS November 12, 2008

    Mumbai: The AntiTerrorist Squid (ATS) of the Mumbai police on Wednesday denied that Sadhvi Pragya Singh Thakur, arrested in connection with the Malegaon bomb blasts, was subjected to multiple narcoanalysis tests. ATS chief Hemant Karkare explained that narcoanalysis involves several tests, which depending on the opinon of the forensic doctors, may...
  • Arrest me if you can: Bal Thackeray dares Kamat November 10, 2008

    Mumbai: Stating that Shiv Sena was ready to provide the best lawyers to defend Sadhvi Pragya Singh Thakur, arrested in connection with Malegaon blast, Sena Chief Bal Thackeray on Monday ridiculed Congress MP Gurudas Kamat who has demanded his arrest for backing her. "Whenever Congressmen have feats of Muslim appeasement, they...
  • Saffron terror links grow deep, more arrested | More October 27, 2008

    New Delhi: A video shot in February showing Sadhvi Pragya Thakur, prime accused in Malegaon blasts, with MP Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chauhan and BJP President Rajnath Singh is the most damning controversy that could have hit the BJP. The video, which was shot at a condolence meet of a...
  • Up in arms: Bajrang Dal dares Govt to ban it October 9, 2008

    New Delhi: Bajrang Dal, the youth wing of the Vishwa Hindu Parishad (VHP), has dared the UPA Government to ban it, warning that the authorities would face the "consequences" if it was outlawed. "We will fight the ban and we will go to the people to explain the injustice done to...
  • Kandhamal refugees too scared to go home October 8, 2008

    Bhubaneshwar: Even though there has been a let up in the violence in Orissas Kandhamal district, most of the 25,000 refugees are still too scared to return home. Now I am very scared to go back there because we feel once we go there we will be killed,...
  • Ban Bajrang Dal, says national minorities panel October 5, 2008

    New Delhi: The National Commission for Minorities has recommended a ban on the Bajrang Dal for its alleged role in the attacks on churches in Karnataka. "The attacks on Christians and their institutions appear to have been wellplanned. The state (Karnataka) must keep a close watch on the activities of all...
  • Christians attacked, Orissa's image sullied again August 26, 2008

    Bhubaneswar: The murder of Australian missionary Graham Staines and his two sons by Hindu extremists in Orissa in January 1999 had a chilling repeat of sorts on Monday. A 25yearold woman was burnt to death when suspected Vishwa Hindu Parishad (VHP) activists set fire to an orphanage run by missionaries in...
  • Christian orphanage set ablaze in Orissa, 1 killed August 26, 2008

    Bhubaneswar: A woman was burnt to death and a priest injured when a mob set fire to an orphanage run by Christian missionaries in a village in Bargarh district of Orissa on Monday during a statewide shutdown called by the Vishwa Hindu Parishad (VHP). Suspected Sangh Parivar activists first chased away...
  • After Advani, it's Modi's turn to go literary April 15, 2008

    Ahmedabad: It is the season of writing books within the BJP. A month after the party's Prime Ministerinwaiting came out with his version of his country and his life, his prodigy has come out with his own. The difference is that while Advani's almost 1000pagebook is simply about Advani, Narendra Modi's 200page...
  • Advani's absence at Ram Setu rally ruffles parivar December 31, 2007

    New Delhi: The absence of the Leader of Opposition, LK Advani, in Sunday's Ram Sethu rally has ruffled the feelings of the Sangh Parivar that seemed to have patched up after he was chosen to lead the BJP in the next Lok Sabha elections. The reason Advani...
  • Husain exhibition resumes in Delhi December 23, 2007

    New Delhi: An exhibition of works of acclaimed painter M F Husain resumed in the capital on Sunday, defying threats by Hindutva organisations which earlier forced the organisers to close down the display for a day. The 'India in the Era of Mughals' exhibition reopened at...
  • Sethusamudram opponents communal: TN CM June 19, 2007

    Chennai: Tamil Nadu Chief Minister M Karunanidhi responded to the Sang Parivars repeated criticism of the Sethusamudram project that was hailed as a 100year dream of the Tamil people. "Most of those who are opposing the Sethusamudram project are communal elements from north India. Their only aim is to stall the...
  • Saffron hues in 'Ayodhya' of South June 21, 2007

    Chikamagalur (Karnataka): The serene hilltown of Chikamagalur is becoming the base for Hindutva politics in Karnataka, with the BJP making renewed attempts to make the Datta Peeta the Ayodhya of the south. The Sangh Parivar has not backed out from its plans to organise a puja at Datta Peeta on Monday....