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Ready for note ban debate, says M Venkaiah Naidu

New Delhi: Stating that the Modi government is ready for debate on any issue including demonetisation, Union information and broadcasting minister M. Venkaiah Naidu on Monday appealed to Opposition parties to allow the Parliament to function so that the remaining period of Winter session should be “utilised”. “We are ready for debate and discussion in Parliament. We hope that the last two or three days will be useful without any obstruction. And there would be proper discussion on all the issues, not only demonetisation but there are also other issuesRead More


LK Advani Praises Narendra Modi for development

Korba (Chhattisgarh): After opposing Narendra Modi’s anointment as BJP’s PM candidate, L K Advani on Monday praised him for development in Gujarat. “Today, if he (Modi) has been entrusted the responsibility of the country by my party BJP, then all the good tasks undertaken by our governments in various states would be carried out all over the country,” Advani told reporters after his first public speech at a rally here since Modi’s anointment. “It was Narendra Modi who did this task first of providing electricity to all villages of theRead More


I never such dream of become PM of India: Narendra Modi

Gandhinagar: Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi on Friday said that he does not dream of occupying the Prime Minister post. I never see such dreams (of becoming PM), nor am I going to see such dreams.. “Those who dream of becoming something end up destroying themselves. One should not dream of becoming something, but one should dream of doing something,” Modi, BJP’s election campaign committee chief, said during an interaction with students. He was responding to a student’s query about whether he would come and interact with them in 2014Read More


Protesting against ‘Misuse’ of CBI, BJP Turns Down PM’s Invitation for Lunch

Top leaders of the BJP have decided not to attend the lunch hosted by Prime Minister Manmohan Singh in protest against ‘misuse’ of the CBI by summoning Gujarat Minister Amit Shah in connection with the Sohrabuddin Sheikh encounter case, said media reports. Talking to media persons, BJP leaders Sushma Swaraj and Arun Jaitley said that they, along with senior leader LK Advani and party chief Nitin Gadkari, had received the invitation for the lunch, reports said. “We met yesterday and decided not to go for the lunch which was conveyedRead More


Jaswant Singh to Rejoin BJP Today

Lok Sabha MP from Darjeeling and former external affairs minister Jaswant Singh is going to rejoin the BJP today, said media reports citing a party spokesman. Spokesman Ramnath Kovind said that Singh would be admitted into the party in the presence of senior leader LK Advani and party president Nitin Gadkari, reports said. Jaswant Singh’s reinduction into the party fold comes 10 months after he was expelled from the BJP over his book on Pakistan’s founder Muhammad Ali Jinnah in August last year. (Based on internet reports) Share +1 TweetRead More


JDU Wants to Keep Modi, Varun out of Bihar during Electioneering

Though both BJP and JDU claim to sort out the differences amicably, the fate of the alliance hangs in balance as latter has given the BJP a tough choice to keep Gujarat chief minister Narendra Modi and party leader Varun Gandhi out of Bihar during campaigning of upcoming Assembly elections in the state, said media reports. However, party chief Sharad Yadav, who is the most vocal votary of continuing the alliance, didn’t name anyone but indicated the line of thinking in the party, saying, “The coalition will decide as toRead More


Uma Accompanies Advani to Chh’garh, Triggers Speculation about Return to BJP

Senior BJP leader LK Advani has taken expelled party leader Uma Bharati on a special plane to Chhattisgarh, triggering speculation that she could be back in party anytime soon, said media reports. The two leaders are scheduled to attend a function to honour chief minister Raman Singh’s father, reports said. Bharti was first suspended from the BJP in November 2004 for her outburst against Advani in front of TV cameras and later again in 2005 for rebelling against MP Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan. She floated her own party butRead More


BJP Should Be Treated like Kasab for ‘Waging War’ against Nation: Cong MP

Congress parliamentarian from Goa Shantaram Naik has insisted that the BJP should be treated like Mumbai terror attacks convict Amir Ajmal Kasab for ‘waging war’ against the nation, said media reports. “There is no section (of law) to deal with the party which kills secularism. The BJP should be treated on a par with Kasab for waging war against the nation,” Naik was quoted as saying while talking to reporters. “They (BJP) were killing secularism practically every day. There is no provision in the law to book such murders exceptRead More


Price Rise Rally: Gadkari Accuses UPA of Betraying People’s Trust

Addressing a rally protesting against price rise, BJP president Nitin Gadkari has accused the Congress-led UPA government of betraying the people’s trust, said media reports. Gadkari, who fainted after addressing the rally, said that price rise had become synonym to the Congress’ coming to power, reports said. “Whenever the Congress comes to power, there is rise in prices of essential commodities,” he was quoted as saying while reminding Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and Congress chief Sonia Gandhi of their promise that food prices would be brought down within the 100Read More


Price Rise: BJP MPs Walk out of LS; Party Rally Causes Traffic Jams in Delhi

Protesting against price rise, BJP MPs staged a walk-out of Lok Sabha and thousands of party activists assembled from across the country in Delhi participated in a protest rally, causing massive traffic jams in various parts of the national capital, said media reports. According to BJP leaders, nearly 300,000 activists are to attend a meeting at the Ramlila ground, of whom nearly 10,000 will march to parliament, said reports. To register protest against inflation, party MPs headed by Sushma Swaraj walked out of Lok Sabha as soon as House metRead More