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BJP: Will respond once report given

Under pressure to take action against its Karnataka chief minister B.S. Yeddyurappa, the BJP is relying on the “procedural lapses” in the submission of the state Lokayukta’s report on the illegal mining issue.

Nishank angers RSS and BJP top brass

The RSS and BJP top brass are unhappy with Uttarakhand chief minister Ramesh Pokhriyal Nishank.

J’khand unit asked to explain loss

The BJP has sought an explanation from its Jharkhand unit after it lost the important Jamshedpur Lok Sabha bypoll.
BJP’s state unit chief and its candidate for the bypoll, Dineshanand Goswami, meanwhile, has submitted his

Joshi bid to take up 2G spectrum report scuttled

Congress members in the Public Accounts Committee (PAC) on Tuesday blocked BJP leader and panel chairman Murli Manohar Joshi’s attempt to table the previous PAC’s report on the 2G spectrum allocation issue.

PAC may scrap 2G document

With Lok Sabha Speaker Meira Kumar rejecting the previous Public Account Committee’s (PAC) report on 2G spectrum allocation issue, the newly-constituted panel, which is meeting on Tuesday, is likely to put the controversial document to death.

Modi ‘threatened’ BJP on Joshi return

Gujarat chief minister Narendra Modi, it is learnt, had threatened the BJP top brass with serious consequences if former party leader and RSS man Sanjay Joshi was reinducted.

Uma Bharti bid to win over BJP detractors

Barely two days after she was re-inducted in the BJP, Uma Bharti is busy mending fences. In a bid to erase her famous acrimonies with some of the top most leaders in the BJP, Ms Bharti is losing no time in meeting some of these leaders. On Thursday, the firebrand sanyasin met Leader of Opposition in Rajya Sabha Arun Jaitley, to take

Govindacharya: Advani has lost his credibility

Former BJP leader and Hindutva ideologue K.N. Govindacharya is of the view that BJP parliamentary party chairman L.K. Advani has “lost credibility” among people and therefore, he should not speak on issues like black money and corruption. Mr Govindacharya, who has joined hands with Baba Ramdev for his campaign against black money and

Jethmalani as Kanimozhi lawyer upsets BJP

There is perceptible unease within the BJP over the “independent” moves as a “professional” by lawyer Ram Jethmalani to represent DMK MP Kanimozhi in the 2G spectrum case as well as activist Binayak S

BJP set to expel 7 dissident MLAs

The BJP, it was learnt, is all set to expel its seven Jammu and Kashmir MLAs, who had cross-voted during the state legislative council polls. The BJP parliamentary board is meeting on May 20 and a decision in this regard is likely to be taken. Sources said these MLAs have openly questioned the party’s decision to suspend them and the party top brass has decided to curb the growing dissidence in its state unit by taking serious action against these MLAs.

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