Sunday, January 20, 2019

BJP MP Anurag Thakur honoured with Sansad Ratna Award

Chennai |Sunday, 2019 1:15:04 AM IST
Anurag Thakur, Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader and party's chief whip in the Lok Sabha, was on Saturday bestowed with Sansad Ratna Award for distinguished performance as a parliamentarian.... read..

Sadhana Singh 'mentally ill': BSP slams BJP MLA for calling Mayawti 'worse than an eunuch'

Lucknow (Uttar Pradesh) [India] | January 20, 2019 3:41:37 AM IST
Uttar Pradesh MLA Sadhana Singh is "mentally ill", said BSP leader Satish Chandra Mishra, after the MLA from Mughalsarai called Mayawati "a person worse than an eunuch".... read..

BJP will take note of Shatrughan Sinha's presence at United India Rally

New Delhi [India] | January 19, 2019 3:41:33 PM IST
The BJP on Saturday made clear its unhappiness over the presence of its MP Shatrughan Sinha at an Opposition rally organised by the Trinamool Congress in Kolkata and indicated that action could be taken against him for this.... read..

Karnataka BJP MLAs housed in Haryana hotels head home

Gurugram |Saturday, 2019 4:45:04 PM IST
Over a hundred Karnataka Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) legislators, who were housed in two hotels here in Haryana for the last five days, on Saturday left for their homes.... read..

Fight together to oust BJP, do not think of prime ministership: Abdullah

Kolkata |Saturday, 2019 4:15:04 PM IST
National Conference leader Farooq Abdullah on Saturday urged the opposition parties to fight the coming Lok Sabha elections together to oust the BJP, not worrying about issue of prime ministership, which will be settled after the polls.... read..

BJP's claim bogus, UPA-1 growth rate best ever: Chidambaram

New Delhi |Saturday, 2019 4:15:04 PM IST
Rubbishing the BJP's claim of higher growth rate as "bogus" and concocted by the Niti Aayog, former Finance Minister P. Chidambaram on Saturday said economic growth during the UPA-1 tenure was the best India had ever seen.... read..

Mamata rally a 'failed front': BJP

New Delhi |Saturday, 2019 4:15:04 PM IST
Asserting that it will form the next government under the leadership of Prime Minister Narendra Modi, the BJP on Saturday called the United India Rally of the opposition in Kolkata as a "failed front" with full of "selfishness" and "contradictions" and ra... read..

Defeating BJP-RSS ideology, ousting Modi first priority: Kharge

Kolkata |Saturday, 2019 11:45:04 PM IST
Defeating the ideology of BJP-RSS and removing Prime Minister Narendra Modi should be the primary focus of all opposition parties, Senior Congress leader Mallikarjun Kharge said here on Saturday.... read..

Mamata's 'United India Rally' a circus: Bengal BJP chief

Kolkata |Saturday, 2019 11:15:05 PM IST
Terming the "United India Rally" a "circus", West Bengal BJP chief Dilip Ghosh on Saturday mocked the leaders on the stage, saying they would either have to fight among themselves or go for a toss for becoming a prime ministerial candidate.... read..

Only agenda of 'Mahagathbandhan' is to remove Modi: BJP

New Delhi |Saturday, 2019 11:15:05 PM IST
The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Saturday hit out at opposition parties, saying the only agenda of the "Mahagathbandhan" is to remove Prime Minister Narendra Modi which is not going to work in 2019 Lok Sabha polls.... read..

PM slams anti-BJP rally held in Kolkata, says Opposition not happy with transparent governance

Silvassa (Dadar and Nagar Haveli) [India] | January 19, 2019 9:41:33 PM IST
Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday slammed the political parties which came together at a Kolkata rally, saying they would not be able to get away with their "misdeeds" by forming alliances.... read..

BJP's alliance is with CBI, ED; ours with common man: Akhilesh

Kolkata |Saturday, 2019 5:15:04 PM IST
Accusing the BJP of having aligned with central agencies like the CBI and the ED, Samajwadi Party chief Akhilesh Yadav on Saturday appealed to the opposition to come together and defeat the conspiracies being hatched to divide alliance partners in states.... read..

Anti-BJP rally: Kejriwal likens PM Modi, Amit Shah with Adolf Hitler

Kolkata (West Bengal) [India] | January 19, 2019 3:41:33 PM IST
Delhi Chief Minister and Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) chief Arvind Kejriwal said if the BJP comes to power again in 2019, Prime Minister Narendra Modi and BJP president Amit Shah will operate in a manner similar to that of Adolf Hitler.... read..

Humorous digs against BJP evoke huge applause at Bengal rally

Kolkata |Saturday, 2019 6:15:04 PM IST
Opposition stalwarts from across the nation received huge applause for their repeated humorous digs at the Modi government during the anti-BJP rally at the historic Brigade Parade Ground here on Saturday.... read..

Kumaraswamy brings up 'MLA poaching' issue at anti-BJP rally

Kolkata (West Bengal) [India] | January 19, 2019 3:41:33 PM IST
Karnataka Chief Minister HD Kumaraswamy claimed that the BJP advocates "horse-trading" in Karnataka while holding talks of weeding out corruption in India, thus highlighting the party's "double standards"... read..

Shourie, Yashwant at anti-Modi front: Field joint Opposition candidate to oust BJP

Kolkata (West Bengal) [India] | January 19, 2019 3:41:33 PM IST
Former BJP ministers Yashwant Sinha and Arun Shourie on Saturday shared dias with a conglomeration of opposition leaders here and pushed for intensive efforts to oust the Narendra Modi government, feeling it was doable.... read..

Opposition should have one goal, one vow to outcast BJP: Shourie

Kolkata (West Bengal) [India] | January 19, 2019 3:11:31 PM IST
Former Union minister and disgruntled BJP leader Arun Shourie said that the opposition must unite together for 'one goal, one vow' and that should be to "outcast the BJP".... read..

Anti-BJP parties to take EVM issue to EC

Kolkata |Saturday, 2019 8:15:05 PM IST
Demanding withdrawal of electronic voting machines (EVM) in the coming general elections, 23 anti-BJP parties on Saturday decided to form a four-member committee to prepare a draft on EVM issues to place before the Election Commission (EC), said West Beng... read..

It was a gathering of 'rank opportunistic elements', says BJP on Mahagathbandhan rally

New Delhi [India] | January 19, 2019 8:11:38 PM IST
The BJP on Saturday described the Mahagathbandhan (grand alliance) rally in Kolkata as an assembly of "rank opportunist elements" where all opposition leaders have proved that their sole objective is to remove Prime Minister Narendra Modi and have no agen... read..

BJP should prepare for culture of misusing central probe agencies: Akhilesh Yadav

Kolkata (West Bengal), [India] | January 19, 2019 8:11:37 PM IST
Samajwadi Party President Akhilesh Yadav on Saturday warned the ruling BJP about leaving behind a culture of misuse of central investigative agencies and said it should be ready to face the same in future.... read..

Shatrughan Sinha may face action, BJP calls him 'opportunist'

New Delhi |Saturday, 2019 8:45:05 PM IST
Actor-turned-politician Shatrughan Sinha is likely to face "action" for attending the opposition rally in Kolkata as the Bharatiya Janata party (BJP) on Saturday said it will take "cognisance" of it.... read..

Tens of thousands attend Bengal's mega anti-BJP rally

Kolkata |Saturday, 2019 2:15:05 PM IST
Tens of thousands of enthusiastic workers and supporters, including a man on a wheelchair, attended the mega anti-BJP rally at the historic Brigade Parade ground here on Saturday raising their voices against Prime Minister Narendra Modi.... read..

Rahul raking up Rafale because Michel spilling beans on AgustaWestland: BJP

Panaji |Saturday, 2019 6:45:04 PM IST
The Congress is raking the Rafale issue because arrested middleman in the AgustaWestand deal Christen Michel is spilling the beans on the VVIP chopper scam, BJP national spokesperson Syed Shahnawaz Hussain said on Saturday.... read..

BJP treating legislators like commodities: Kumaraswamy

Kolkata |Saturday, 2019 6:45:04 PM IST
Assailing the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) for trying to poach his party's MLAs by offering "huge amounts of cash", Karnataka Chief Minister H.D. Kumarasawmy on Saturday said legislators were being treated as commodities.... read..

BJP government at Centre has reached expiry date, says WB Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee

Kolkata (West Bengal) [India] | January 19, 2019 6:41:36 PM IST
West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Saturday said the Prime Minister Narendra Modi-led government at the Centre has reached its expiry date and that new dawn with the BJP getting out of power is on the horizon.... read..

Misa Bharti felt like chopping off Ram Kripal Yadav's hands when he joined BJP

Patna (Bihar) [India] | January 19, 2019 7:11:37 AM IST
RJD chief Lalu Prasad's daughter Misa Bharti said that she felt like chopping off Union Minister Ram Kripal Yadav's hands when she heard the news of him joining the BJP.... read..

Yeddyurappa calls back all BJP MLAs camping in Gurugram

Bengaluru (Karnataka) [India] | January 19, 2019 9:11:31 AM IST
Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) Karnataka State President and former chief minister BS Yeddyurappa on Saturday called back all BJP MLAs camping in Gurugram.... read..

BJP MLAs to return to Karnataka from Gurugram resort

Bengaluru |Saturday, 2019 11:15:04 AM IST
Karnataka Bharatiya Janata Party's (BJP) legislators will return on Saturday from a private resort in Gurugram where they were lodged for the last few days, a party leader said.... read..

BJP worker held in connection with Prahlad Bandhwar's murder

Pratapgarh (Rajasthan) [India] | January 19, 2019 11:41:34 AM IST
Police in Rajasthan's Pratapgarh arrested Manish Bairagi, a BJP worker, in connection with the murder of Madhya Pradesh BJP leader Prahlad Bandhwar.... read..

Anti-BJP rally: PM afraid of united Opposition, says Stalin

Kolkata (West Bengal) [India] | January 19, 2019 5:11:32 PM IST
Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam president MK Stalin on Saturday claimed that the upcoming Lok Sabha polls would be the country's second fight for Independence and that Prime Minister Narendra Modi was fearful of the powrer of an united Opposition.... read..

Telangana: Lone BJP MLA Raja Singh takes oath

Hyderabad (Telangana) [India] | January 19, 2019 12:41:32 PM IST
BJP's lone MLA Raja Singh took oath in the Telangana Assembly on Saturday.... read..

Mamata calls for collective leadership, opposition unity to oust BJP regime

Kolkata |Saturday, 2019 7:15:04 PM IST
Calling for a "collective leadership" to oust the Narendra Modi regime from the Centre in the coming Lok Sabha elections, West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Saturday said all anti-BJP parties have to join hands for the sake of the nation.... read..

Opposition leaders meet Mamata ahead of 'anti-BJP rally'

Kolkata (West Bengal) [India] | January 19, 2019 11:41:36 AM IST
Key opposition leaders including SP Chief Akhilesh Yadav, DMK president MK Stalin, former prime minister Deve Gowda, and TDP Chief Chandrababu Naidu met West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee ahead of the TMC-led mega rally on Saturday.... read..

BJP leader named in Mandsaur Municipal Chairman's murder

Mandsaur |Friday, 2019 5:45:04 PM IST
Police here on Friday named Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader Manish Bairagi to be behind the murder of Mandsaur Municipal Corporation Chairman and BJP leader Prahlad Bandhwar.... read..

Will contest all 80 seats in UP, if BJP fails to keep promise: OP Rajbhar

Varanasi (Uttar Pradesh) [India] | January 18, 2019 3:11:31 PM IST
The Suheldev Bahujan Samaj Party (SBSP) on Friday said it will contest all the 80 seats in Uttar Pradesh in the upcoming Lok Sabha elections if the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) fails to implement divisions under the 27 per cent reservation for backward cl... read..

LS polls: AIADMK rubbishes possibility of forging alliance with BJP

Coimbatore (Tamil Nadu) [India] | January 18, 2019 3:41:30 PM IST
Lok Sabha Deputy Speaker and AIADMK senior leader M. Thambidurai on Friday dismissed speculations about an alliance with BJP for the upcoming Lok Sabha elections as a "joke".... read..

BJP promises Budget 2019 will bring relief to farmers

New Delhi |Friday, 2019 5:45:04 PM IST
Rejecting the farm loan waiver as a permanent solution, the BJP on Friday said that the Centre will announce relief measures in Budget 2019 that will boost farmers economically.... read..

Some Karnataka BJP MLAs shift to another Haryana hotel

Gurugram |Friday, 2019 6:15:04 PM IST
Around 25 MLAs of the nearly 100 Karnataka BJP legislators put up here at the five star ITC Grand Bharat resort for the last few days have reportedly shifted to a nearby hotel on Friday.... read..

In BJP vs BJP, Kalia becomes Chandigarh mayor

Chandigarh |Friday, 2019 8:15:04 PM IST
Bharatiya Janata Party candidate Rajesh Kalia was on Friday elected as mayor of Chandigarh.... read..

Asked MP CM to order top level probe in BJP leader's killing: Chouhan

Bhopal (Madhya Pradesh) [India] | January 18, 2019 3:11:31 AM IST
Former Madhya Pradesh chief minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan expressed grief over the killing of BJP leader and Mandsaur Municipal Corporation president, Prahlad Bandhwar and said that he has requested Chief Minister Kamal Nath to order a top level investig... read..

BJP not sure of votes elsewhere, so eying N-E, says Assam Congress

Guwahati |Friday, 2019 6:45:05 PM IST
The opposition Congress in Assam on Friday said the BJP is eyeing Bengal and northeastern states in the forthcoming Lok Sabha elections through the Citizenship (Amendment) Bill 2016 as the party is not confident about votes in north and south India.... read..

Opposition shows strength, non-BJP leaders flock to Kolkata on eve of TMC's mega rally

Kolkata (West Bengal) [India] | January 18, 2019 9:41:34 PM IST
On the eve of TMC's much touted mega rally, showcasing the strength of opposition ahead of the Lok Sabha elections, galaxy of non-BJP party leaders reached Kolkata on Friday in their bid to come under one umbrella.... read..

Former Bihar BJP MP quits party

Patna |Friday, 2019 6:45:05 PM IST
A senior Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader and former member of Parliament from Purnea district of Bihar, Uday Singh, resigned from the party on Friday.... read..

BJP slams Sibal's call to scrap sedition law

New Delhi [India] | January 18, 2019 9:11:33 PM IST
The BJP on Friday slammed Congress leader Kapil Sibal's call for scrapping the sedition law, saying the opposition party supports those wanting to divide the country rather than contributing towards making a new India.... read..

Nation first, people next and self last for BJP, says Rajnath Singh

Kadapa [Andhra Pradesh] | January 18, 2019 10:41:30 PM IST
Bharatiya Janta Party (BJP) works on the motto of the nation first, people next and self last, said Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh on Friday, adding that not political interest but public interest matters to his party.... read..

Mamata's anti-BJP rally draws political who's who, set to kickstart opposition campaign for LS polls (Preview)

Kolkata |Friday, 2019 11:15:06 PM IST
The stage is set for a mega anti-BJP rally at the historic Brigade Parade ground here on Saturday, that would virtually kick-start the opposition's campaign and is likely to provide the contours of a federal front ahead of the coming general election.... read..

PM Modi to address three rallies in Bengal: State BJP chief

Kolkata |Friday, 2019 9:45:04 PM IST
Prime Minister Narendra Modi is set to address two public rallies in West Bengal this month and another in Kolkata's iconic Brigade Parade Ground on February 8, state BJP leader Dilip Ghosh said on Friday.... read..

RSS swipes at BJP over soldier deaths, temple delay

Nagpur |Friday, 2019 5:15:05 PM IST
Taking a swipe at the BJP-led government at the Centre, RSS chief Mohan Bhagwat on Monday wondered why soldiers were dying on the country's borders though there is no war and on the delays in constructing the Ram temple in Ayodhya.... read..

TMC rally a platform to battle against BJP: Mamata Banerjee

Kolkata (West Bengal) [India] | January 17, 2019 10:11:36 PM IST
West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Thursday said that the Trinamool Congress (TMC) rally, to be held here on January 19, is a demonstration of the unity of the opposition parties in India and a platform to battle against the BJP in the coming L... read..

Amit Shah to be discharged soon: BJP

New Delhi [India]ews | January 17, 2019 1:11:33 PM IST
Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Thursday informed that party president Amit Shah is doing well and will soon be discharged from the All India Institutes of Medical Science (AIIMS) where he is currently undergoing treatment for swine flu.... read..

BJP leaders visit Amit Shah at AIIMS (Lead)

New Delhi |Thursday, 2019 3:15:05 PM IST
Several Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leaders, including party media coordinator Anil Balooni and Minister of State for Health and Family Welfare Ashwani Choubey, on Thursday visited AIIMS here where party President Amit Shah has been admitted after contra... read..
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