Bhubaneswar: Ruling BJD MLAs and MP Friday criticised the Centre for not conferring the Bharat Ratna on Biju Patnaik and demanded that the nation's highest civilian award be given to the former Odisha Chief Minister.
Amid a controversy over religious conversions, Union minister Nitin Gadkari on Monday said that political forces "disturbed" over the victory of BJP are trying to convert the agenda of development into that of vote bank politics.
Congress was showing its "utter desperation" by heaping praise on Atal Behari Vajpayee to attack Narendra Modi as it has been one of the worst critics of the former Prime Minister, BJP today said and termed the ruling party`s public appreciation as "not bona-fide".
A day after stirring a controversy by questioning the oratory skills of her party`s prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi, outspoken BJP leader Uma Bharti on Tuesday reiterated that the Gujarat Chief Minister is a popular leader but not a very good orator.
Former prime minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee`s name evokes a lot of respect here and the contest for Lucknow, from where BJP president and former state chief minister Rajnath Singh is contesting this time, will be largely be fought on Vajpayee`s legacy.
A day after his party JD-U snapped its 17-year-old ties with the BJP, Bihar CM Nitish Kumar on Monday said that there is no question of going back on the decision taken by the central leadership of the party.
An anonymous call threatening to kill Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and former Prime Minister AB Vajpayee have prompted security agencies to conduct searches in the National Capital Region to identify
Leader of the Opposition in Lok
Sabha Sushma Swaraj on Friday expressed disappointment over former
Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee not getting the Bharat
Ratna this year, saying the BJP was expecting it.
Breaking his silence on the political controversy his report has triggered, Justice M.S. Liberhan on Saturday said there was nothing “illegal” or “improper” in naming the former Prime Minister, A.B. Vajpayee.