Pune, Mar 3 : Expressing confidence on winning the upcoming Lok Sabha elections, Bharatiya Janata Party ( BJP) leader Nitin Gadkari has said that party's prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi will definitely be the next prime minister of the country.
"We are confident that Bharatiya Janata Party-led NDA will win 275 seats in the next elections and Narendra Modi will surely be the next Prime Minister of India. If we run short of some seats, we will think about other options," Gadkari told media here yesterday.
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 11 : Commenting on Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader L. K Advani's statement about his party's prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi, Former Samajwadi Party leader Shahid Siddiqui on Tuesday said Advani was just trying to compensate for opposing Modi earlier by praising him now.
"It is too soon to say whether Modi's governance would be better than Advani's but it is clear that Advani is now just trying to compensate for his opposition to Modi," said Siddiqui.
Gondia, Feb 10 : President Pranab Mukherjee attended the annual day function of Gondia Education Society in Maharashtra 's Gondia city.
Speaking on the occasion, the President said India is fortunate to have a large young population to take forward her aspirational agenda of change. The 13-35 years' age group in our country accounts for more than 40 per cent of the population.
Jammu, Feb 3 : Prime Minister Dr. Manmohan Singh will inaugurate the 101st Indian Science Congress at Jammu University here today.
The five-day event will see deliberations and presentation of papers by the scientific fraternity from across the globe.
Delegates from 66 countries are expected to participate in it along with numerous scientific institutions from across the country.
New Delhi, Jan. 26 : Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) president Rajnath Singh on Sunday urged fellow Indians to uphold the dignity and prestige of the Constitution of India.
"We should understand that the Constitution is above everything, and we should take a pledge to uphold the dignity and prestige of the Constitution," he said after unfurling the tricolour at the BJP headquarters here today.
He also appealed to people to take a vow to fulfill every martyr's dream of making India poverty free, and becoming one of the major super power in the world.
New Delhi, Jan. 25 : Reacting to the Delhi Commission for Women (DCW) Chief Barkha Singh's meeting with Lieutenant Governor to seek action against Delhi Law Minster Somnath Bharti, Bharti on Saturday said that Singh was a member of Congress, and that the decision of the DCW was motivated and political.
"Women commission is political, and Barkha Singh is a member of Congress, that is why she is doing all this," said Bharti.
"This action is being taken with political intentions in mind and is motivated by the Congress," he said
New Delhi, Jan. 25 : Japan Prime Minister Shinzo Abe visits India this weekend, hoping to wrap up the first overseas sale of military equipment by Tokyo in nearly four decades and open up the world's biggest arms market for his nation's defence manufacturers.
In a sign of growing warmth between the two nations, Abe will be the chief guest at Republic Day parade on Sunday.
But before that, he will meet with Prime Minister Manmohan Singh to seal significant defence and trade deals during their bilateral annual summit.
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.
New Delhi, Jan. 22 : Janata Dal-United ( JD-U) leader Sabir Ali on Wednesday hit out at Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal for protesting against the suspension of erring police officials, especially when preparations are underway for the Republic Day, and said that Kejriwal is taking law in his own hands.
"Delhi is our capital. And he is the chief minister of that state. He has no understanding, and he is protesting against the transfer or suspension of police officials, especially when we have preparations of Republic Day going on. He is taking law in his own hands. This only means that he has no faith or trust in the Indian law," he said.
Patna, Jan 19 : The Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) will field a cobbler or rickshaw puller against Lok Janshakti Party (LJP) leader Ram Vilas Paswan in the Lok Sabha election, a party leader said Sunday.
"The AAP has decided to field a 'common man' against Paswan. The candidate may be a hard-working cobbler or rickshaw puller," AAP convenor Somnath Tripathy said.
He said the party will target Paswan as both Chief Minister Nitish Kumar and Rashtriya Janata Dal chief Lalu Prasad will not be in the fray - for different reasons.
New Delhi, Jan 19 : BJP's prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi Sunday attacked the Congress for not naming a prime ministerial candidate, and said the country's oldest party was falling apart.
Speaking on the final day of a three-day leadership meeting here, Modi said the Congress had been allowed to rule India for six long decades, and it was time the BJP gets a chance to govern for 60 months.
Addressing thousands of delegates at the Ramlila Maidan, he said the Congress did not dare to name a prime ministerial candidate because it was sure it would be defeated in the electoral battle.
Thiruvananthapuram, Jan 14 : Rahul Gandhi behaved like a "joker" during his visit in the state Monday and such a person is being projected as the prime ministerial candidate by the Congress, a CPI-M leader said here Tuesday.
Communist Party of India-Marxist state leader Pinarayi Vijayan said: "His candidature as the Congress's PM candidate is more or less finalised and yesterday (Monday) travelling on a police jeep on his state visit he behaved like a joker."
Bangalore, Jan 9 : Karnataka Janata Party (KJP) chief BS Yeddyurappa is all set to make a formal comeback into the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), which he had deserted to form his own outfit more than a year ago.
Yeddyurappa had earlier voiced his support towards Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi becoming the prime minister and said the merge could strengthen the BJP.
The BJP forced Yeddyurappa to resign as Karnataka's Chief Minister in July 2011 after ombudsman report indicted him in the illegal mining case.
Sidelined by the BJP top leadership, he subsequently quit the party and formed KJP.
New Delhi, Jan 9 : Bharatiya Janata party's prime ministerial candidate and Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi will address a special interactive session of the 12th edition of Pravasi Bharatiya Divas here today.
Modi had addressed the delegates of the Gujarat State session at the PBD last year also, but through video conferencing from Ahmedabad.
The 12th edition of Pravasi Bharatiya Divas began on Tuesday. The theme of this year's Pravasi Bharatiya Divas is "Engaging Diaspora: Connecting Across Generations". (ANI)
New Delhi, Dec 30 : Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal will not attend office Monday as he is not well and has been advised rest.
"Running 102 fever since yesterday. Severe loose motions. Sad that i won't be able to attend office today," Kejriwal tweeted Monday.
"It was so important to attend office today (Monday). We had planned the water announcement. God, bahut galat time par bimaar kiya (God, you made me fall ill at a wrong time)," he said.
His family doctor Vipin Mittal told reporters that he has diarrhoea and has been advised rest.
Ranchi, Dec 29 : BJP's prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi Sunday accused the central government of "escaping from its responsibility in dealing with corruption and price hike".
Addressing a rally at Prabhat Tara ground here, Modi said: "The government in Delhi is escaping from its responsibility on price hike, corruption and other issues. Like previous eras, the central government believes in akashvani. The central government comes out with akashvani on price hike, corruption, but it has no plans to fight them."
New Delhi, Dec. 21 : Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader Balbir Punj on Saturday said that the government was dragging its feet in the case of former justice A. K Ganguly who has been accused of sexually harassing a law intern, just because he is a former Supreme Court Judge.
"Somewhere the government has been dragging feet just because the accused in this case is a former Supreme Court judge," said Punj.
"If a noted journalist can go to jail for a similar offence, and a so-called 'holy' man is also not spared, I don't see any reason why the government should spare Ganguly," he said.
New Delhi, Dec. 21 : Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader Kirti Azad said on Saturday that the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) is abusing the Congress on purpose, so that the Congress withdraws its support and releases the pressure from AAP to form a government in Delhi.
"On the one hand, the AAP is using offensive language for Congress on purpose so that, the Congress withdraws its support, and releases the pressure from AAP to form a government in Delhi. On the other hand, the Congress has lost complete ground in Delhi, and therefore is ready to give support to AAP, even though they are being abused," said Azad.
Bhopal, Dec. 14, : Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader Shivraj Singh Chouhan on Saturday will take oath as Chief Minister of Madhya Pradesh for the third consecutive time.
The swearing in ceremony will be held at Jambooree Maidan around noon here.
The ceremony will be attended by several senior BJP leaders including party's prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi, and, party patriarch L. K. Advani.
Goa Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar will also attend the ceremony along with newly elected Rajasthan Chief Minister Vasundhara Raje and Chhattisgarh Chief Minister Raman Singh.