Purnea (Bihar), March 10 : BJP's prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi Monday said Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar's ambition for the prime minister's post led to the break up of the alliance between the JD-U and BJP.
Addressing a rally here, Modi said that at that time the Bharatiya Janata Party was not sure why the Janata Dal-United broke the partnership.
"Now we know why he (Nitish Kumar) broke the alliance... The dream of becoming prime minister was not letting him sleep," Modi said.
He also took a dig at the Third Front saying it has a dozen prime ministerial aspirants.
New Delhi, Mar 8 : Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi on Saturday said that not a single penny had been spent for the welfare of women out of the thousand crore Nirbhaya fund set up by the centre.
New Delhi, March 3 : A court here Monday dismissed a defamation complaint against BJP prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi and others filed by former Gujarat Police chief R. B. Sreekumar.
Metropolitan Magistrate Akash Jain dismissed the complaint after observing that neither the complainant nor his counsel appeared for the hearing despite repeated calls since morning.
The court noted that Sreekumar did not appear in the court in the previous hearing too.
"Complainant is not interested, not willing to pursue his matter... as such the present complaint is dismissed," said the judge.
Muzaffarpur, March 3 : Lok Janshakti Party (LJP) chief Ram Vilas Paswan Monday pitched for Narendra Modi as India's next prime minister and said caste politics must be shunned for development-oriented politics.
"I see this huge turnout as a commitment to ensure that Narendra Modi and the BJP win the Lok Sabha election," Pawan told a huge rally here, sharing the stage with Modi.
"Modi, who is born into a poor family, understands your emotions," Paswan added. "Forget caste-based politics. Chose those who do development based politics."
Allahabad, March 2 : Samajwadi Party leader Mulayam Singh Yadav Sunday launched a scathing attack on the BJP's prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi, calling him "a killer of humanity".
Addressing a large gathering at the Parade ground here, Yadav took on the Congress as well, saying both the major parties were detrimental for the country's prosperity.
Mulayam Singh Yadav, the Samajwadi Party veteran said, made fun of BJP president Rajnath Singh's overtures to Muslims.
"After (committing) mass murders, the BJP is now seeking an apology. Can this be accepted?"
Bangalore, Feb 28 - Bharatiya Janata Party's prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi will address 'Bharatha Gellisi' rally in Karnataka's Gulbarga district today.
The Gujarat Chief Minister is also scheduled to hold a rally in Hubli district later in the day.
Earlier, addressing a rally in Mangalore, Modi had criticized the Congress for ruining the country and said that they were intolerant to criticism.
Washington, Feb 27 : A survey by a leading US think tank has found that Indians expect the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) to do a better job in facing the various challenges faced by India.
The survey by Pew Research Centre also suggests that BJP prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi is more popular than Congress vice-president and putative prime ministerial candidate Rahul Gandhi.
Indians by a margin of more than three-to-one, would prefer the BJP to lead the next Indian government rather than the Congress, according to the poll.
Seven-in-ten Indians are dissatisfied with the way things are going in India today.
New Delhi, Feb 27 : Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi Thursday asked traders to adopt more technology and switch to online trade model whenever necessary.
"We have to convert challenges into opportunities. Do not be afraid of new challenges. Adopt technology and create virtual malls in your shops. Now, even people in smallest towns are looking for branded goods. Use technology to cater to that. If necessary do workshop to learn the way out, but do not run away," Modi said while addressing the All India Traders Convention here.
Jagraon (Ludhiana), Feb. 23 (ANI): Taking a jibe at the Congress, Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi on Sunday said that ABCD had become a symbol of Congress's corruption in which, A stood for Adarsh Scam, B stood for Bofors Scam and C stood for Coal Scam respectively.
"The Congress's ABCD stands for A for Adarsh Scam, B for Bofors Scam and C for Coal Scam and so on. I'm surprised that the Congress is blaming opposition parties for corruption. All scams took place under the Congress rule, yet they point finger at us," said Modi, while addressing a rally in Ludhiana.
New Delhi, Feb 21 : Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) chief Arvind Kejriwal has written to Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) prime ministerial candidate and Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi and asked him to "clear his stand" on a gas price hike that he alleges was in favour to Reliance Industries Chairman Mukesh Ambani.
Addressing media persons here, Kejriwal said he has asked Modi in the letter as to why was he silent on the gas pricing issue.
"I request Modi to break his silence on the gas pricing issue," he said.
Davengere (Karnataka), Feb 18 : One family controls the Congress and there is no democracy in the party, BJP's prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi said Tuesday.
Referring to the two-day visit of Congress vice president Rahul Gandhi to the state Feb 15-16, Modi said he was astounded by his (Gandhi's) claim that there was no "high command" in the Congress.
"Do you believe what Rahul says that there is no high command in the Congress? What is the Congress without the high command?
"One family rules that party. There is no democracy in the Congress."
Sujanpur, (Himachal Pradesh) Feb. 16 : Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi on Sunday said that all the tainted ministers in the country belong ed to Congress.
"Do you want to be relieved of corruption? If you want then we need to remove this corrupt government in order to eliminate corruption," said Modi, while addressing a rally in Sujanpur.
Belgaum (Karnataka), Feb 15 : Taking a dig at Bharatiya Janata Party prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi, Congress vice president Rahul Gandhi on Saturday said his party ushered the IT revolution in India, and the BJP should stop taking credit for it.
"Now, all leaders are talking about IT power, but we made India an IT hub. When Rajiv Gandhi brought computers to India, the BJP opposed it, saying people will lose jobs. Now, thousands of people are employed in the IT industry," he said in a rally here.
Rahul further accused the BJP for overlooking corruption within the party.
Gandhinagar, Feb 13 - US Ambassador Nancy Powell Thursday met Gujarat Chief Minister and BJP prime ministerial nominee Narendra Modi in the state capital here.
The meeting between the US envoy and Modi, widely regarded as a strong contender for the prime minister's post, marks a change in stance of the US which had denied the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader a visa in 2005 over the 2002 Gujarat riots.
Powell was presented a bouquet of roses by Modi, after which she and her aides held a meeting with him.
Gandhinagar, Feb 13 : US Ambassador to India, Nancy Powell met Gujarat Chief Minister and Bharatiya Janata Party's ( BJP ) prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi here on Thursday.
Earlier on February 11, Ministry of External Affairs ( MEA) spokesperson that it is normal for foreign diplomats or ambassadors of different countries to make request to the External Affairs Ministry to facilitate their meetings with constitutionally elected and functionaries of states.
Kolkata, Feb 5 : BJP's prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi Wednesday accused the Congress and the Gandhi family of denying the coveted post of prime minister to Pranab Mukherjee twice - in 1984 and 2004 - despite his qualifications.
Modi said that in 1984, after the assassination of then prime minister Indira Gandhi, Mukherjee should have been made prime minister as he was the senior most member of the cabinet.
Kolkata, Feb 5 : BJP's prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi Wednesday slammed the idea of a Third Front and said it should be "rejected" as the concept would make India "third grade".
"Third Front will make India third grade and we need to reject them forever. Those talking about the Third Front in Delhi should come here and see which way the wind is blowing," the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader said at a mammoth rally at the Brigade Parade grounds here.
Lucknow, Jan 25 : Samajwadi Party chief Mulayam Singh Yadav and BJP's prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi have struck a deal in their bid to stop the Congress from winning, Steel Minister Beni Prasad Verma said Saturday.
"Is it not a coincidence that both leaders are holding rallies at the same time, at the same venues, one after another?" he asked.
Verma also told reporters that Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) general secretary and Modi aide Amit Shah was writing the speeches of both leaders.
Gorakhpur (Uttar Pradesh), Jan. 23 : Bharatiya Janata Party's (BJP) prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi is going to address 'Vijay Shankhnaad Rally' rally in Gorakhpur, on Thursday.
Uttar Pradesh BJP unit president Laxmikant Bajpai said that the leaders in this rally would focus on various issues related to the region.
"All preparations for the rally are done. By God's grace the weather is also fine. It will be a fantastic rally. And the leaders would focus on the issues related to this region. The entire ground will be filled with people," he said.
Patna, Jan 20 : Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar Monday directly attacked BJP's prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi by saying that neither can the 2002 Gujarat riots be forgotten nor people behind it be forgiven. He also ruled out his JD-U's alliance with the Congress for the Lok Sabha polls.
"One thing is certain. Neither 2002 Gujarat riots can be forgotten nor people behind it be forgiven," Nitish Kumar told media persons after his weekly "janata darbar" here.