Narendra Modi most popular leader: Rajnath Singh
New Delhi: Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi is the BJP's most popular leader, party president Rajnath Singh said on Sunday, but refrained from naming Modi as its prime ministerial candidate.
"Narendra Modi is the most popular BJP leader as of now," said Rajnath.
He added that any decision on the prime ministerial candidate will be taken by the BJP parliamentary board. "I cannot say who will be the PM candidate but he (Modi) is undoubtedly the most popular leader.
"Despite being the president, I cannot say what decision the central parliamentary board will take," he said.
Nitish Kumar takes a dig at Narendra Modi
New Delhi: Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar on Sunday took a dig at his Gujarat counterpart Narendra Modi, who has been espousing his model of development as a possible answer to India's ills.
The Janata Dal-United also told a party meeting here that his party's alliance with the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) can continue only if "some fundamental issues" were made clear.
In an obvious...
BR Ambedkar’s hoardings removal infuriates Mayawati
Lucknow: Venting her ire over removal of hoardings set up on the occasion of 122th birth anniversary of BR Ambedkar, Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) chief Mayawati said that the Samajwadi Party was acting with political revenge and targeting her party with malice.
"Members of the opposition parties are being dealt with political vendetta and BSP is being made number one target," she said.
Makeover excercise: Ajit Pawar on day-long fast
Mumbai: In order to improve his dented image after his uncharitable remarks on drought in Maharashtra, Deputy Chief Minister Ajit Pawar on Sunday sat on a day long fast.
Pawar is sitting on a fast near the Samadhi of former Maharashtra chief minister Yeshvantrao Chavan at Karad.
Last week, Ajit Pawar shot his mouth off when he was asked to comment about protests in the drought-hit regions...
JD-U has weakened, says party president Sharad Yadav
New Delhi: On Sunday, Janata Dal-United (JD-U) president Sharad Yadav said that the party had been weakened since it merged with the Samata Party and there were many challenges facing it.
"There are challenges everywhere and every time. We have not been able to make the party reach where it was supposed to reach," Yadav said addressing the JD-U national party meet here.
He said: "When JD-U...
Mamata Banerjee returns home from hospital
Kolkata: West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee was on Saturday night released from a private nursing home here, but the doctors advised her to take two weeks' rest.
Banerjee was admitted to the nursing home on Wednesday after she complained of breathing problems, palpitation and body pain besides low blood pressure and low pulse rate.
Since Friday, Banerjee had been expressing her wish...
Modi was unsuccessful in dealing with Gujarat riots: JD-U
New Delhi: Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi was "unsuccessful" in dealing with the 2002 riots in the state, the Janata Dal-United (JD-U) said on Saturday.
"As a head of the state of Gujarat, Narendra Modi was unsuccessful in dealing with the riots which occurred in 2002," JD-U spokesperson KC Tyagi said when asked whether the party considers Modi a secular person.
On being asked whether...
Rahul Gandhi never said no to being PM: Digvijaya Singh
New Delhi: Congress general secretary Digvijaya Singh said that party vice president Rahul Gandhi never said that he was not interested in being the prime minister.
In an interview to Times Now, Singh said that the media had reported Rahul Gandhi's statement wrongly.
"All he had said that he would like to work for the party and was more concerned about the issues that affects the country....
UPA is vulnerable, be prepared for polls: Sharad Pawar
Thane: Claiming that general elections were round the corner, union Agriculture Minister Sharad Pawar said on Saturday the ruling United Progressive Alliance (UPA) government at the centre had become vulnerable after the DMK withdrew support.
"The UPA has become vulnerable after the DMK pullout. We have to be prepared for the elections. I have already suggested to UPA chairman Sonia Gandhi to...
Ajit Pawar should be forgiven: Sharad Pawar
Mumbai: Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) chief Sharad Pawar on Saturday said that Maharashtra Deputy Chief Minister Ajit Pawar's comments on drought-hit areas were "improper" and now that he has apologised, he should be forgiven.
"As the party president, I will say that Ajit Pawar's statement was improper and unfortunate. He should have been more careful given the position that he is in. Now...
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