We want Modi as next PM: Uddhav Thackeray

   MUMBAI (Mah),   QUESTIONING the grand alliance for not declaring their prime ministerial candidate, Shiv Sena chief Uddhav Thackeray on Sunday said that his party wants Prime Minister Narendra Modi to be reinstated as the PM. Speaking at a public rally, he said: “We want Modi as PM again. Why this ‘mahagathbandhan’ has not yet disclosed their PM candidate?  Is Rahul Gandhi their PM candidate?” Launching a scathing attack on Pakistan, he ..

Parrikar - BJP’s crisis resolving man in Goa

     PANAJI,  MANOHAR Parrikar, who rose from a Pracharak of the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) to become the country’s Defence Minister and also Chief Minister of Goa, enjoyed a man-next-door image in the politically-volatile coastal State. Parrikar, 63, served the State four times as Chief Minister and had a three-year-long stint as Defence Minister in the Narendra Modi-led Cabinet. He was a leader who enjoyed acceptance from all sections of the BJP and ..

Modi launches BJP’s LS poll campaign ‘Main Bhi Chowkidar’ on Twitter

    NEW DELHI,  PRIME Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday launched the BJP’s ‘Main Bhi Chowkidar’ poll campaign. Kick-starting the campaign, Prime Minister Modi tweeted a video showing how all Indians are chowkidars. “Your Chowkidar is standing firm & serving the nation. But, I am not alone. Everyone who is fighting corruption, dirt, social evils is a Chowkidar. Everyone working hard for the progress of India is a Chowkidar. Today, every Indian ..

Bhim Army chief to fight against Modi in Varanasi

  NEW DELHI, (PTI), BHIM Army chief Chandrashekhar Azad on Friday addressed a rally with BSP founder Kanshi Ram’s sister and announced that he will contest the Lok Sabha elections against Prime Minister Narendra Modi from the Varanasi ..

AAP workers protest outside EC over ‘illegal raids’

  NEW DELHI, (PTI), AAM Aadmi Party (AAP) workers led by Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia, sat on a protest outside the Election Commission on Friday, alleging “politically motivated and illegal” raids were being conducte..

Nikhil to contest LS polls from Mandya: Deve Gowda

   BENGALURU, (PTI), FORMER Prime Minister and JDS supremo H D Deve Gowda on Thursday announced the candidature of Nikhil, son of Karnataka Chief Minister H D Kumaraswamy, from the party bastion of Mandya Lok Sabha constituency. ..

Ex-BJD MLA Damodar Rout joins BJP

  NEW DELHI, (PTI) DAMODAR Rout, an MLA in the Odisha Assembly and former Minister in the BJD Government, on Thursday joined the BJP in presence of senior party leaders. Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik had recently removed him from his Cab..

SC to hear plea of 21 Oppn parties on EVMs today

      NEW DELHI, Opposition parties seek audit of at least 50 per cent of EVMs with corresponding Voter Verifiable Paper Audit Trails (VVPATs) before the Lok Sabha results are declared  THE Supreme Court will on Friday will hear the plea of 21 Opposition parties seeking audit of at least 50 per cent of EVMs with corresponding Voter Verifiable Paper Audit Trails (VVPATs) before the Lok Sabha results are declared. The application has been filed by Andhra ..

Land purchased by Rahul funded by arms dealer Bhandari: BJP

       NEW DELHI,  Priyanka Gandhi Vadra was also involved in the land scam being investigated by probe agencies in Haryana and Rajasthan, alleges Smriti   TJE Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Wednesday linked Congress President Rahul Gandhi with arms dealer Sanjay Bhandari and accused him of working in the interest of his own family. Addressing media, Union Minister Smriti Irani also alleged that Priyanka Gandhi Vadra was also involved in the ..

BJP takes early lead over rivals in battle of alliances

      By Kumar Rakesh,NEW DELHI, While the BJP had uneasy relations at times with some of its allies, the party President Amit Shah walked an extra mile to ensure that they remain in NDA by offering a generous seat-sharing deal HAVING firmed up alliances in several key States for the Lok Sabha polls, the BJP has taken an early lead over its rivals, including the Congress, for an election where every single percentage point of votes brought in by small partners can ..