L K Advani

Bihar will never return to jungle raj, claims Nitish Kumar

With BJP cautioning people against possible return of ‘jungle raj’ in the wake of the JD(U) alliance with RJD, Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar on Friday discounted the possibility and said it was made to deflect focus from the development plank of the combine. “Do not get frightened by such propaganda…It is nothing but an attempt to divert attention from development issues in the elections,” Kumar said at a function

Kashmiri separatist leader Shabir Shah arrives in Delhi to meet Pak NSA, detained

In a new twist ahead of Indo-Pak NSA-level talks, Kashmiri separatist leader Shabir Shah, was on Saturday detained on arrival at the Delhi airport and will not be allowed to meet Pakistan’s National Security Adviser Sartaj Aziz here on Sunday. As soon as he deplaned, central security agencies along with Delhi Police asked him about the place where he would be staying in Delhi and later drove him there. The

Advani is not BJP's priority right now: Rajeev Shukla

Congress MP Rajeev Shukla on Monday alleged that Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) veteran Lal Krishna Advani is not the priority of saffron outfit at the moment. Shukla, who was reacting to the BJP not extending an invitation to key founding member Advani for the 35th foundation day at its party headquarters in Delhi, said this is not a new thing as the BJP has been sidelining the veteran since the

Devendra Fadnavis is first BJP CM of Maharashtra

Devendra Fadnavis was sworn-in as the chief minister of the first BJP government of Maharashtra at a gala public function here Friday.Nine other ministers also took the oath.Maharashtra Governor C. V. Rao administered the oath of office and secrecy to Fadnavis (44) and the others at a glittering ceremony in the sprawling Wankhede Stadium witnessed by over 30,000 people.Present on the historic occasion were Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Bharatiya Janata

Bal Thackeray saved Modi when he was Gujarat CM: Uddhav Thackeray

In a scathing attack on former ally BJP, Shiv Sena president Uddhav Thackeray Saturday blamed it for the alliance’s break-up while claiming it was party patriarch Bal Thackeray who saved Narendra Modi as Gujarat chief minister in the wake of the nationwide clamour for his removal post-Godhra riots. Addressing the party’s first poll rally Satuday evening, two days after the BJP broke the 35-year-old alliance, Thackeray said senior Bharatiya Janata

Amit Shah is new BJP chief

Amit Shah, a close aide to Prime Minister Narendra Modi, was Wednesday named the BJP’s new president, only two months after leading the party to a spectacular win in the Lok Sabha election in Uttar Pradesh.A former home minister of Gujarat, Shah — presently a general secretary — succeeds Rajnath Singh, the home minister in Modi’s government.Rajnath Singh made the widely expected announcement about Shah, 49, after a meeting of

Narendra Modi is finally BJP's PM candidate, pledges 2014 victory

Despite patriarch L.K. Advani’s opposition, the BJP Friday formally declared Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi its prime ministerial candidate, and he promptly vowed to lead the party to victory in the 2014 Lok Sabha election. There were joyous scenes at the Bharatiya Janata Party headquarters here as Modi, 62, one of the youngest in the country’s political establishment, drove in to attend a meeting of the parliamentary board which decided

Narendra Modi special guest at dinner hosted by Rajnath Singh

Narendra Modi was the star guest at a dinner hosted by BJP President Rajnath Singh in New Delhi for his party MPs where the Gujarat Chief Minister and veteran L K Advani shared the table sitting next to each other and sharing warm vibes. Modi was the only special invitee at the annual dinner the BJP president hosts for party MPs. While Modi arrived early and was seen interacting with

Modi playing into Congress hands?

Major and minor tremors have continued to rock the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) ever since Narendra Modi’s appointment as the campaign chief for the 2014 general elections. While the Janata Dal-United’s decision to break away from its alliance with the BJP, and senior leader L.K. Advani’s patent dissatisfaction with Modi’s elevation can be counted as major shocks, the minor ones include the resignation of a BJP vice president, Amir Raza

Shiv Sena unlikely to back Narendra Modi for PM

Notwithstanding the hype created by the BJP about Narendra Modi, its ally Shiv Sena on Friday did not appear to be enthused about projecting him as the NDA’s prime ministerial candidate in the next Lok Sabha polls. “The country needs a reliable face. Can you find one face who fits? Can you see one? Since we cannot see a clear face, let us elect a strong government,” Shiv Sena chief