Thursday, March 21, 2019

BJP's Kalraj Mishra will not contest in LS polls

Politics | March 21, 2019 1:11:39 PM IST
Senior BJP leader and Lok Sabha MP from Deoria, Kalraj Mishra on Thursday announced that he will not contest in the ensuing general elections.... read..

Directly or indirectly, there's no connection with BJP: Oommen Chandy

Politics | March 21, 2019 9:41:40 PM IST
All India Congress Committee (AICC) General Secretary Oommen Chandy on Thursday refuted CPM's allegations that the Congress party has entered into a secret deal with the Bhartiya Janata Party (BJP) in five seats.... read..

BJP lawmaker in UP shot and injured in Holi function

Lucknow |Thursday, 2019 7:45:04 PM IST
A legislator of Uttar Pradesh's ruling Bharatiya Janata Party was shot and injured by unidentified men during Holi festivities at the district party office in Lakhimpur-Kheri district on Thursday, police said.... read..

BJP MLA shot at during Holi celebration in Uttar Pradesh

Politics | March 21, 2019 6:41:43 PM IST
BJP MLA from Lakhimpur Yogesh Verma was shot at during Holi celebration on Thursday at the party office here.... read..

INLD MLA Ranbir Gangwa joins BJP

Politics | March 21, 2019 7:11:45 PM IST
Indian National Lok Dal (INLD) MLA from Nalwa, Hisar (Haryana), Ranbir Gangwa joined BJP on Thursday.... read..

PM Narendra Modi to contest from Varanasi again, BJP president Amit Shah from Gandhinagar in LS polls

Politics | March 21, 2019 8:11:39 PM IST
The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Thursday released its first list of candidates for the ensuing Lok Sabha polls.... read..

Alphons, Rajasekharan among 13 BJP candidates in Kerala

New Delhi/Thiruvananthapuram |Thursday, 2019 9:15:04 PM IST
Union Minister K.J. Alphons and new party entrant K.S. Radhakrishnan are among the 13 candidates in Kerala the BJP announced in its first Lok Sabha candidates list released on Thursday.... read..

BJP declares candidates for Sikkim, Arunachal assembly polls

Politics | March 21, 2019 4:11:39 PM IST
The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Thursday released its list candidates for the ensuing assembly elections in Sikkim and Arunachal Pradesh.... read..

PM Modi, Shah, Rajnath, Irani among 184 candidates in BJP's first LS poll list

Politics | March 21, 2019 9:41:38 PM IST
The BJP on Thursday evening declared 184 candidates including Prime Minister Narendra Modi, party chief Amit Shah, Home Minister Rajnath Singh and Textiles Minister Smriti Irani for the ensuing Lok Sabha polls, beginning April 11 and concluding on May 19.... read..

Biju Janata Dal MP's son Rishabh Nanda joins BJP

Politics | March 21, 2019 8:11:45 PM IST
Rishabh Nanda, son of Biju Janata Dal (BJD) Rajya Sabha MP Prashanta Nanda joined the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Thursday, ahead of the ensuing Lok Sabha elections.... read..

NCP jolted as ex-Maharashtra Dy CM's son joins BJP

Mumbai |Wednesday, 2019 3:45:04 PM IST
Ranjitsinh V. Mohite-Patil, son of Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) MP Vijaysinh Mohite-Patil, was formally welcomed into the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) by Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis here on Wednesday.... read..

Priyanka hits back at PM Modi over 'dynasty' remark, says BJP attacked every institution in last 5 years

Politics | March 20, 2019 12:11:42 PM IST
Reacting strongly to Prime Minister Narendra Modi's tweet on dynasty politics, Congress General Secretary for eastern Uttar Pradesh Priyanka Gandhi Vadra on Wednesday said that the BJP has systematically attacked every institution in last five years.... read..

BJP may deny tickets to sitting MPs in Jharkhand

Ranchi |Wednesday, 2019 4:15:05 PM IST
With winnability being emphasised as the main criterion in deciding candidates for the Lok Sabha elections, Jharkhand's ruling BJP may deny tickets to some of its sitting MPs.... read..

Varanasi: After Priyanka Gandhi garlands Shastri's statue, BJP workers 'purify' it with 'Gangajal'

Politics | March 20, 2019 5:41:59 PM IST
BJP workers on Wednesday "purified" a statue of former Prime Minister Lal Bahadur Shastri with 'Gangajal' after it was garlanded by Congress general secretary in charge of eastern Uttar Pradesh Priyanka Gandhi.The party workers alleged that the garlanding... read..

BJP, Congress field star campaigners in Uttarakhand

Dehradun |Wednesday, 2019 5:15:04 PM IST
Campaigning for the April 11 Lok Sabha election in Uttarakhand is set to heat up when top politicians and film stars hit the campaign trail.... read..

BJP delegation meets CEC, seeks action against AAP for violating MCC

Politics | March 20, 2019 8:41:47 PM IST
A BJP delegation led by senior leader Vijender Gupta met Chief Election Commissioner Sunil Arora on Wednesday to complain against the alleged Model Code of Conduct (MCC) violation by the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP).... read..

Former BJP MP joins Congress, may contest LS polls

Patna |Wednesday, 2019 2:45:06 PM IST
Former BJP MP from Bihar's Purnea district, Uday Singh, on Wednesday joined the Congress and is likely to contest the Lok Sabha polls from the Purnea seat.... read..

Shiv Sena slams BJP for showing undue hurry to get Sawant appointed as Goa CM

Politics | March 20, 2019 1:41:48 PM IST
The Shiv Sena on Wednesday accused the BJP of showing undue hurry to get state BJP president Pramod Sawant appointed as the Chief Minister, a day after the death of Manohar Parikkar on Sunday.... read..

Only must belong to RSS dynasty to be CM or PM in BJP regime: Kapil Sibal

Politics | March 20, 2019 1:41:45 PM IST
Hitting back at BJP's criticism to Congress's 'dynastic politics', party leader Kapil Sibal on Wednesday said that only those from Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh "dynasty" can become chief minister or prime minister in BJP regime.... read..

BJP not involved in Sabarimala Karma Samithi activities, says Kummanam Rajasekharan

Politics | March 20, 2019 10:41:42 PM IST
BJP leader Kummanam Rajasekharan on Wednesday said his party had no active involvement in the activities of Sabarimala Karma Samithi in Kerala.... read..

Tripura BJP vice president Subal Bhowmik joins Congress

Politics | March 20, 2019 6:11:40 AM IST
Subal Bhowmik, the Bharatiya Janata Party's (BJP) state vice president, quit the party on Tuesday to join the Congress.... read..

Shashi Tharoor moves EC against BJP

Politics | March 20, 2019 4:11:48 PM IST
Lok Sabha MP Shashi Tharoor filed a complaint with the Kerala Chief Electoral Officer against Bharatiya Janata Party and Sabarimala Karma Samithi accusing them of making the malicious attempt in a bid to appeal to religious sentiments of voters.... read..

Who let Nirav Modi escape, Priyanka asks BJP (2nd Lead)

Varanasi/Chandauli/Mirzapur |Wednesday, 2019 11:15:04 PM IST
Congress General Secretary Priyanka Gandhi on Wednesday hit out at Prime Minister Narendra Modi and the BJP for describing the arrest of absconding PNB fraud case accused Nirav Modi in London as an achievement, asking who let him flee.... read..

BJP leader shot dead in Assam

General News | March 20, 2019 11:41:42 PM IST
Sukhendu Das, BJP's panchayat unit president, was shot dead while he was returning home after attending a party meeting on Tuesday night, police said on Wednesday.... read..

BJP amplifies poll campaign with 'Main Bhi Chowkidar' caller tunes

Politics | March 20, 2019 1:41:39 AM IST
The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), in a bid to amplify its poll campaign, is now looking at reaching out to the masses with the 'Main Bhi Chowkidar' caller tune ahead of the Lok Sabha elections.... read..

TMC delegation meets EC officials, accuses BJP of violating Model Code of Conduct

Politics | March 20, 2019 2:11:40 AM IST
A Trinamool Congress (TMC) delegation comprising Derek O'Brien, Sukhendu Sekhar Ray, and Chandan Mitra approached the Election Commission of India (ECI) on Tuesday to lodge a complaint against the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) regarding an alleged violatio... read..

Ex-Congress minister DK Aruna joins BJP

Politics | March 20, 2019 3:41:38 AM IST
Former Telangana minister DK Aruna joined BJP in the presence of the ruling party's president, Amit Shah, here on Tuesday night.... read..

AAP-BJP engage in twitter banter, remind each other of their "unfulfilled promises"

Politics | March 20, 2019 6:11:49 PM IST
With poll campaign in full swing, political parties are not missing any chance to hit out at their rivals. Ruling BJP at the Centre and the party occupying the treasury benches in Delhi state Assembly Aam Admi Party (AAP) were engaged in twitter banter on... read..

Ahead of LS polls, 'Shaurya Gulaal' being sold at Jaipur BJP office

General News | March 20, 2019 5:41:44 AM IST
With the Lok Sabha polls inching closer, the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) is looking to reach out to the masses through the festival of Holi by selling packets of 'Shaurya Gulaal'.... read..

Congress' popular face in Vindhya Himadri joins BJP

Bhopal |Wednesday, 2019 6:15:04 PM IST
In a jolt to the Congress in Madhya Pradesh, the party's popular face in the Vidhya region, Himadri Singh, joined the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), here on Wednesday.... read..

BJP is not going to win Assembly polls in Odisha, claims BJD

Politics | March 20, 2019 11:41:55 PM IST
Biju Janata Dal (BJD) on Wednesday said the BJP is going to lose the Assembly elections in the state.... read..

Alphons, Vadakan likely to figure in Kerala BJP list

Kochi |Wednesday, 2019 3:45:04 PM IST
Among those likely to figure in the list of candidates of the Kerala BJP, includes Union Tourism Minister K.J. Alphons and new entrant and former Congress spokesperson Tom Vadakkan, besides senior state leaders.... read..

Who let Nirav Modi escape, Priyanka asks BJP (Lead)

Chandauli/Varanasi/Mirzapur |Wednesday, 2019 7:45:04 PM IST
Congress General Secretary Priyanka Gandhi on Wednesday hit out at Prime Minister Narendra Modi and the BJP for describing the arrest of absconding PNB fraud case accused Nirav Modi in London as an achievement, asking who let him flee.... read..

BJP govt brought back Nirav Modi, will send him back after elections: Oppositon hit out at Centre

Politics | March 20, 2019 7:41:45 PM IST
After fugitive diamantaire Nirav Modi was arrested in London, the Opposition on Wednesday questioned the BJP-led Central government over the timing of the arrest, particularly when Lok Sabha election is round the corner.... read..

Former NCP leader Ranjitsinh Mohite Patil joins BJP

Politics | March 20, 2019 7:11:46 PM IST
Former Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) leader Ranjitsinh Mohite Patil on Wednesday joined Bharatiya Janata Party citing "disappointment" with the NCP top leadership.... read..

BSP leader Chandraprakash Mishra joins BJP

New Delhi |Wednesday, 2019 6:45:04 PM IST
Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) leader Chandraprakash Mishra, who contested against Congress President Rahul Gandhi in Amethi in 2004, on Wednesday joined the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP).... read..

Goa's BJP-led coalition government faces floor test

Panaji |Wednesday, 2019 8:45:04 AM IST
Newly appointed Goa Chief Minister Pramod Sawant, who heads a BJP-led coalition government, will face a floor test to prove his dispensation's majority in the 36-member state legislative assembly on Wednesday.... read..

KCR calls BJP 'duplicate Hindus', says 'we are real Hindus'

Politics | March 20, 2019 4:11:37 AM IST
Telangana Chief Minister K. Chandrashekar Rao on Tuesday termed leaders of BJP as 'duplicate Hindus' while referring to himself as a 'real Hindu'.... read..

LS polls: BJP's key 'invisible' general secretaries

New Delhi |Tuesday, 2019 10:45:04 AM IST
As Lok Sabha elections near, the post of "Sangathan Mahamantri" (General Secretaries (Organisation)) becomes increasingly important in the BJP. The incumbent is a key political link with partys ideological mentor RSS and carries out coordination at variou... read..

EC notice to BJP's Babul Supriyo over campaign song

Kolkata |Tuesday, 2019 8:15:05 PM IST
The Election Commission on Tuesday slapped a show cause notice on Bharatiya Janata Party's (BJP) Asansol MP and Union Minster Babul Supriyo for failing to seek its permission before releasing the video of campaign song for Bengal on the social media.... read..

Babul Supriyo records BJP's campaign song for Bengal

Kolkata |Tuesday, 2019 3:45:04 PM IST
BJP MP from Asansol Babul Supriyo sent a musical message to mark his party's rise in Bengal by releasing a video of the recording of the party's campaign song on Tuesday.... read..

Robert Vadra slams BJP leaders for 'disgraceful remarks' against Priyanka, Mayawati

Politics | March 19, 2019 4:41:51 PM IST
Businessman Robert Vadra on Tuesday hit out at the BJP leaders for making "disgraceful remarks" against women and asked people to revolt for better and equal future of women in the country.... read..

Grand alliance will answer BJP by winning elections: HD Deve Gowda

Politics | March 19, 2019 6:11:43 PM IST
Janata Dal (Secular) national president HD Deve Gowda on Tuesday criticised Prime Minister Narendra Modi for mocking the grand alliance of opposition parties and asserted that they will answer BJP by winning the elections.... read..

Goa CM asks BJP workers to refrain from presenting him with bouquets

Politics | March 19, 2019 10:11:38 AM IST
After being sworn-in as the Goa Chief Minister, Pramod Sawant on Tuesday asked his friends and BJP workers to refrain from presenting him with bouquets in view of the state mourning declared as a mark of respect to late Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar who... read..

BJP downplays Priyanka's boat yatra, call it a 'picnic'

General News | March 19, 2019 10:11:40 AM IST
Deputy Chief Minister of Uttar Pradesh Dinesh Sharma equated Priyanka Gandhi's "Ganga Yatra" with a picnic.... read..

Tripura BJP vice-chief, two others join Congress (Lead)

Agartala |Tuesday, 2019 6:15:05 PM IST
Ahead of the Lok Sabha polls, three Tripura BJP leaders, including party Vice-President Subal Bhowmik joined the Congress on Tuesday.... read..

Goa Governor allowing BJP to indulge in horsetrading, claims Cong

Politics | March 19, 2019 2:41:40 AM IST
Goa Pradesh Congress Committee (GPCC) Chief Spokesperson Sunil Kawthankar accused Governor Mridula Sinha of allowing the BJP to indulge in horsetrading and not paying heed to its requests to form the government in the state.... read..

BJP to drop all 10 sitting MPs in Chhattisgarh

New Delhi |Tuesday, 2019 11:45:04 PM IST
The BJP will change all its 10 sitting MPs in Chhattisgarh, party General Secretary and state in charge Anil Jain said on Tuesday.... read..

Delhi: BJP holds CEC meeting in presence of PM Modi, Amit Shah

Politics | March 19, 2019 9:11:39 PM IST
Bharatiya Janata Party's (BJP) Central Election Committee (CEC) met on Tuesday to discuss seat sharing allocation in 10 states.... read..

15 BJP Ministers, MLAs in Arunachal Pradesh join NPP

Itanagar/Guwahati |Tuesday, 2019 10:15:04 PM IST
In a setback to the BJP in Arunachal Pradesh, 15 of its leaders including two ministers and 12 other sitting legislators joined the National Peoples' Party (NPP) on Tuesday.... read..

LS polls: All 10 BJP MPs in Chhattisgarh to not get tickets

Politics | March 19, 2019 10:41:38 PM IST
Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) will replace all 10 sitting MPs with fresh candidates in Chhattisgarh and contest the upcoming Lok Sabha elections with "renewed enthusiasm", state BJP in-charge and National General Secretary Anil Jain said.... read..
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