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22-Jun-2019 Shimla

Former Deputy Prime Minister arrives at Shimla

Former Deputy Prime Minister and veteran BJP leader Lal Krishan Advani alongwith his daughter and other family members today arrived at Shimla on seven day private visit to the State.On his arrival at annadale helipad, Advani was received by Irrigation and...

22-Jun-2019 Shimla

LK Advani reaches Shimla for week-long sojourn

Former Deputy Prime Minister and veteran BJP leader L.K. Advani, accompanied by his daughter and other family members, on Saturday arrived  here on a seven-day private visit to Himachal Pradesh.On his arrival at the Annadale helipad, he was received by...

24-May-2019 New Delhi

Narendra Modi meets L.K. Adavni

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday said that the Bharatiya Janata Party's (BJP) victory in the Lok Sabha elections was possible because of the work done by party veteran L.K. Advani."The BJP's successes today are possible because greats like him spent...

04-Apr-2019 New Delhi

BJP never saw political foes as anti-national : L.K. Advani

In a veiled criticism of Prime Minister Narendra Modi and BJP President Amit Shah, BJP veteran L.K. Advani on Thursday said his party never viewed those who disagreed with it politically as "anti-national" but only as "adversaries"."The essence of Indian...

01-Aug-2018 New Delhi

Mamata Banerjee meets Advani, opposition leaders in Parliament

West Bengal Chief Minster Mamata Banerjee on Wednesday held meetings with leaders of opposition parties as part of her political outreach ahead of the Lok Sabha elections aimed at ousting the Modi government and also met senior BJP leader L.K. Advani.Banerjee,...

13-Mar-2018 New Delhi

BJP issues whip, willing to press ahead with Budget-related processes

Issuing a whip to party MPs to be present in Parliament for the next two days, the BJP on Tuesday hit out at the opposition for "not allowing Parliament to function" and indicated that it will press ahead with the Union Budget-related processes even amid protests.The...

27-Jan-2018 Bhubaneswar

Biju Patnaik played major role making me PM : H.D. Deve Gowda

Former Prime Minister H.D. Deve Gowda on Saturday said Biju Patnaik played a major role in making him Prime Minister."Biju Patnaik played a major role in making me Chief Minister of Karnataka and Prime Minister of the country," revealed the former Prime Minister.Describing...

10-Apr-2017 New Delhi

Sindh not in India makes me sad : Lal Krishna Advani

Senior BJP leader Lal Krishna Advani on Monday said he was sad that Sindh, where he was born, was not a part of India."When India got independence, it (Sindh) was separated from us. The fact that Sindh is not a part of India makes me and my associates, who...

06-Apr-2017 Rishikesh (Uttarakhand)

L.K. Advani setting up meditation centre in wife's memory

Senior Bharatiya Janata Party leader L.K. Advani arrived in this Hindu holy city on Thursday to set up a natural meditation centre in memory of his late wife Kamla on the Ganga's banks.Advani, who was accompanied by some family members and a close friend, told...

07-Dec-2016 New Delhi

Don't run Lok Sabha amid bedlam, upset L.K. Advani says

Upset over the unending disruption of the Lok Sabha, veteran BJP leader L.K. Advani on Wednesday demanded to know why it was being allowed to run amid so much bedlam.As the house was adjourned shortly before 1 p.m., the normally quiet Advani stood up and asked...

09-Nov-2016 New Delhi

Support Modi's 'bold step' on demonetisation : L.K. Advani

patriarch L.K. Advani on Wednesday welcomed the "bold and decisive step" taken by Prime Minister Narendra Modi in his crusade against black money and urged citizens to support the initiative to make India "even greater"."I congratulate Prime Minister Narendra...

26-Jul-2016 New Delhi

RSS Chief launches book on religious traditions

RSS Chief Mohan Bhagwat on Tuesday launched book "Compassion in the 4 Dharmic Traditions" by author Bed Prakash Nanda.BJP veteran L. K. Advani was also present among others at the book launch programme here at Constitution Club.Launching the book, Bhagwat...

24-Jun-2016 Srinagar

Sindh cradle of world’s oldest civilization: Dr. Nirmal Singh

Describing Sindh river as the cradle of one of the oldest civilizations in the world, Deputy Chief Minister, Dr. Nirmal Singh said that measures to sustain cultural continuity of the nation are underway.The Deputy Chief Minister was speaking at the inauguration...

23-Jun-2016 Leh

Advani, Dy CM, inaugurate Sindhu Bhawan at Leh

Former Deputy Prime Minister and Member Parliament, LK Advani along with Deputy Chief Minister, Dr. Nirmal Singh today inaugurated Sindhu Bhawan at Chagmalsar, Leh.The state of the art Bhawan, would provide all the requisite boarding and lodging facilities...

12-Jun-2016 Allahabad

Need to preserve massive goodwill of 2104: Narendra Modi

Comparing the massive goodwill that BJP received in the 2014 Lok Sabha polls, especially in Uttar Pradesh, to a monsoon downpour, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday asked party leaders to preserve the goodwill in view of the next assembly elections in the...

20-Apr-2016 New Delhi

Narendra Modi calls on Advani at his house

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday called on BJP patriarch L.K. Advani at his residence and spent about half-an-hour with him.Modi "spent more than 25 minutes" at the house, said a source close to Advani."It was like a courtesy call as Modi had missed...

19-Mar-2016 New Delhi

Sedition being camouflaged as freedom of speech: Amit Shah

Sedition is being camouflaged as freedom of speech and BJP will not tolerate it, party president Amit Shah said on Saturday and urged party workers to create "awareness" across the country against "anti-national activities"."BJP workers should work on creating...

19-Mar-2016 New Delhi

Criticism of nation not acceptable : Amit Shah

The BJP on Saturday invoked the issue of 'nationalism', as its two-day National Executive began here, and categorically stated that the party was not going to tolerate criticism of the country in the name of freedom of expression."The Left parties and the...

26-Dec-2015 Gandhinagar

Vajpayee's initiatives should be taken forward: L.K. Advani

Expressing satisfaction over revival of the peace process between India and Pakistan, senior BJP leader L.K. Advani on Saturday said initiatives by former prime minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee should be taken forward by the Narendra Modi government."Efforts initiated...

27-Jul-2015 New Delhi

Arvind Kejriwal meets L.K. Advani

Delhi Chief Minster Arvind Kejriwal on Monday called on senior BJP leader L.K. Advani at his residence.Delhi government sources described it as a "courtesy meeting".The Aam Aadmi Party leader had in June sought a meeting with the Bharatiya Janata Party veteran...

04-Apr-2015 Bengaluru

End of an era: No L.K. Advani speech at BJP national executive

In what may be the end of an era in the BJP, the national executive culminated on Saturday without a speech from party patriarch L.K. Advani, even as party leaders repeatedly referred to him as a "margdarshak" or one who shows the path.This is the second...

03-Apr-2015 Bengaluru

Narendra Modi flags steps taken to check black money

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday said his government had taken quick steps to bring back black money stashed abroad and check its generation in the country."Though the previous (UPA) government did not act for three years, we formed the SIT (Special...

24-Dec-2014 New Delhi

Shared rare friendship with Vajpayee: L.K. Advani

Senior BJP leader L.K. Advani Wednesday said he and former prime minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee, who has been named for Bharat Ratna, shared a rare friendship, and that in their younger days, Vajpayee would often ride pillion on his scooter to have chaat at...

21-Dec-2014 New Delhi

L.K. Advani backs Bharat Ratna for Vajpayee

Senior BJP leader L.K. Advani has backed awarding the Bharat Ratna to former prime minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee, and said he regarded it as "significant" that the Narendra Modi government has decided to observe Dec 25, Vajpayee's birthday, as...

19-Oct-2014 New Delhi

L.K. Advani bats for Sena-BJP alliance

BJP leader L.K. Advani Sunday advocated a rapprochement between the Shiv Sena and his party in Maharashtra to form a government and said their alliance should never have broken."I hope the BJP and the Shiv Sena will come together," Advani told...

15-Aug-2014 New Delhi

Congress biggest contributor to BJP's win: L.K. Advani

BJP patriarch L.K. Advani Friday said the Congress contributed the most to his party's win in the Lok Sabha polls as the results would have been different had scams during the erstwhile UPA government not been unearthed."Our party workers worked very hard...

09-Aug-2014 New Delhi

BJP should give new shape to India's politics: L.K. Advani

Veteran BJP leader L.K. Advani Saturday said he hoped the party will in the coming days realise the aspirations of Shyama Prasad Mukherjee and Deen Dayal Upadhyaya who wanted to give a new shape to India's politics."Mukherjee had once said if we had two-three...

06-Aug-2014 New Delhi

Advani asks Rahul to control his MPs in Lok Sabha

After leading a charge in the Lok Sabha against the government, Congress vice president Rahul Gandhi met BJP veteran L.K. Advani and was advised to ask Congress MPs to restrain themselves in the house.Gandhi met Advani after he and Congress MPs disrupted the...

29-Jun-2014 New Delhi

It was a dream to see BJP in power again: L.K. Advani

Veteran BJP leader L.K. Advani said Sunday that seeing the party in power again was his dream and thanked Prime Minister Narendra Modi for making it come true."Ever since we lost the election in 2004, my dream was to see that the BJP comes to power again. Narendra...

23-May-2014 New Delhi

Jaswant Singh meets L.K. Advani

Expelled BJP leader Jaswant Singh Friday met party veteran L.K. Advani, fuelling speculation that he is willing to rejoin the party.Sources from the Bharatiya Janata Party, while confirming the meeting, said any decision on his rejoining the party would be taken...

18-May-2014 New Delhi

Modi meets Advani, steps up discussions over government formation

BJP's prime ministerial nominee Narendra Modi Sunday met senior party leader L.K. Advani as well as other leaders including from alliance partners as part of consultations aimed at formation of the new NDA government.Modi, who steered the Bharatiya Janata...

16-May-2014 New Delhi

Modi's role in BJP victory needs to be assessed: Advani

Stating that the BJP won the election on the issues of corruption, bad governance and dynastic rule, BJP veteran L.K. Advani Friday said the role of Narendra Modi and the RSS in the party's victory has "to be assessed"."Bad governance, corruption and dynastic...

21-Apr-2014 Vellore (Tamil Nadu)

NDA now a major player in Tamil Nadu: Advani

Senior BJP leader L.K.Advani Monday said his party-led NDA has altered the election battle scene in Tamil Nadu.Addressing an election rally in this Tamil Nadu town around 140 km from Chennai, he said the people are seeing the BJP-led alliance as a major combatant...

14-Apr-2014 Patna

Vajpayee's tenure better than of Nehru, Indira: Advani

Senior BJP leader L K Advani Monday held that Atal Bihari Vajpayee's six years as prime minister were better for India's development than the long rule of Congress' prime ministers Jawaharal Nehru and Indira Gandhi"Vajpayee's tenure as PM was best ever," Advani...

05-Apr-2014 Gandhinagar

Modi will become PM, can't be compared to Vajpayee: Advani

Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi will become the next prime minister of India but cannot be compared to former prime minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee, senior BJP leader L.K. Advani said Saturday."Modi will become the PM of the country... I would not compare...

05-Apr-2014 Gandhinagar

Advani files nomination from Gandhinagar

Former deputy prime minister and senior BJP leader L.K. Advani Saturday filed his nomination papers from Gandhinagar Lok Sabha constituency in Gujarat.Advani has represented the constituency since 1998.Advani was confident about the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP)...

31-Mar-2014 Ahmednagar (Maharashtra)

BJP will change India's face: Advani

If the BJP is voted to power, it will change the face of India, former deputy prime minister and senior BJP leader L.K. Advani said here Monday.Addressing his first rally ahead of the Lok Sabha election, Advani said that when the National Democratic Alliance...

20-Mar-2014 New Delhi

Advani to contest from Gandhinagar

BJP patriarch L.K. Advani Thursday said he has decided to contest from the Gandhinagar parliamentary constituency after he was "touched" by the gesture of party leaders to give him the choice between the Gujarat seat and Bhopal.Putting an end to the raging...

20-Mar-2014 New Delhi

Advani unhappy with Gandhinagar, BJP leaders come calling

 A host of BJP leaders, including prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi, Thursday rushed to meet patriarch L.K. Advani amid reports that he did not want to again contest from Gandhinagar, the seat for which the party has named him.Gandhinagar in Gujarat...

19-Mar-2014 New Delhi

Advani gets Gandhinagar, Modi to also fight from Vadodara

BJP veteran L.K. Advani will contest the Lok Sabha polls from Gandhinagar in Gujarat while prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi will fight from a second seat from Vadodara in the same state, the party announced Wednesday.Modi is also contesting from...

15-Mar-2014 New Delhi

Modi to contest from Varanasi, Rajnath from Lucknow

BJP's prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi will contest the Lok Sabha polls from Varanasi, while party president Rajnath Singh moves to Lucknow from Ghaziabad, the BJP announced Saturday.According to the Bharatiya Janata Party's fourth list, which has...

12-Mar-2014 New Delhi

RSS was not involved in Mahatma's killing: Advani

The RSS was not involved in the killing of Mahatma Gandhi, BJP patriarch L.K. Advani said in a blog, quoting Gandhi's grandson Rajmohan Gandhi Wednesday.Advani's blog 'Mahatma was perhaps not right' Wednesday also said Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel's contributions...

17-Feb-2014 New Delhi

Seemandhra ministers meet Advani over financial package

Union ministers from the Seemandhra region of Andhra Pradesh Monday met BJP leader L.K. Advani and sought his party's support for a financial package for the region after the state is bifurcated as planned.Sources said K.S. Rao, M.M. Pallam Raju and D. Purandeshwari...

16-Feb-2014 New Delhi

Pepper spray, cash-for-vote most disgraceful episodes: Advani

Stating that parliament has hit an all time low under Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and Congress president Sonia Gandhi, BJP veteran L.K. Advani Sunday said the pepper spray episode is as shameful as the cash-for-vote scam.In a blog published Sunday, Advani...

14-Feb-2014 New Delhi(IANS)

Parliament's functioning suffered during UPA rule: Advani

The functioning of parliament has suffered grievously during 10 years of the UPA government, senior BJP leader L.K. Advani said Friday and targeting Prime Minister Manmohan Singh for not acting against his ministers creating indiscipline.Advani, who released...

13-Feb-2014 New Delhi(IANS)

Disgraceful, says Advani

BJP leader L.K. Advani Thursday described as “disgraceful” the unprecedented disruptions in parliament during which one expelled Congress MP used pepper spray in the Lok Sabha.Advani said the incident was a disgrace not only for the government but also to...

26-Jan-2014 New Delhi(IANS)

Advani denies reports of going to Rajya Sabha

BJP veteran L.K. Advani Sunday denied reports that he was being nominated by his party for the Rajya Sabha.Talking to reporters at his residence Sunday, the Bharatiya Janata Party leader said that contesting the next Lok Sabha elections is on his mind."I...

19-Jan-2014 New Delhi(IANS)

Don't be over confident, Advani warns BJP

The BJP should not be "over confident" of winning the coming Lok Sabha election, party veteran L.K. Advani said here Sunday, adding this was one reason why it lost the 2004 battle.Addressing the national council of the Bharatiya Janata Party, Advani said...

18-Jan-2014 New Delhi(IANS)

BJP calls UPA's decade dark, promises new success story

Stating that the country had witnessed a "dark decade" under the United Progressive Alliance regime, the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) Saturday said India's "success story" would unfold with the BJP's return."The Indian success story is not over, it is waiting...

06-Jan-2014 New Delhi (IANS)

Pitching for overseas Indians' support, BJP seeks 2014 postal ballots

Pitching for support of overseas Indians, the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) Monday said it would move the Election Commission in the next three days to allow eligible non-resident Indians (NRIs) to vote through postal ballots in the 2014 elections.A resolution...

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