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Punjab BJP may reshuffle its ministers

The BJP is likely to reshuffle its ministers in the Prakash Singh Badal-led government in Punjab. Two of its senior-most leaders in the state, who are also part of the SAD-BJP government, have been named in a bribery case. The party has also decided that its Uttarakhand chief minister Ramesh Pokhriyal Nishank will continue at the post

Koshiyari to be BJP in-charge?

With its eye on the Uttarakhand Assembly polls slated for next year and in a bid to keep growing dissidence at bay, former chief minister Bhagat Singh Koshiyari and now Rajya Sabha MP is likely to be

Joshi gives PAC draft report to LS Speaker

The public accounts committee’s draft report, which was rejected by the ruling coalition, was submitted by PAC chairman Murli Manohar Joshi to Lok Sabha Speaker Meira Kumar on Saturday.

M.M. Joshi: How far will this go?

Asked whether he tried to give a clean chit to Prime Minister Manmohan Singh on the 2G issue, Public Accounts Committee chairman Murli Manohar Joshi on Saturday said, “I have not given a clean chit to anybody. The PM remained a mute spectator (to the 2G scam), that is what the report has mentioned.” The report had criticised the

BJP says drama staged by Cong

Charging the Congress leadership with being “reluctant” to hold a “fair probe” into the 2G spectrum scam, Opposition members in the Public Accounts Committee (PAC) said the “entire ruckus” witnessed in the committee meeting on Thursday was “managed” by the Congress top brass.

Gadkari lobbies for Uma return

With BJP chief Nitin Gadkari’s efforts to bring back saffron sanyasin Uma Bharti in the party fold not yielding any results, Mr Gadkari, it was learnt, has offered to become the guarantor of Ms Bharti.

BJP, AGP strike tacit deal on seats

The BJP and its former ally AGP have reached an understanding over the forthcoming Assam assembly polls.

Go back to roots, BJP tells UP unit

In a bid to improve its fortune in politically sensitive Uttar Pradesh, the central leadership of the BJP has asked the state unit leaders to go back to roots and find its former cadre, including thos

BJP tells senior leaders to stick to party line

After realising that tweeting and blogging on key issues is creating confusion within the party rather than presenting a united face, the BJP leadership has asked its senior leaders to strictly adhere to the consensus view of the party on issues.

M.M. Joshi to head PAC for 2nd term

Senior BJP leader M.M. Joshi is likely to continue as chairman of Parliament’s Public Accounts Committee (PAC) for a second term. As per parliamentary convention, the post goes to the main Opposition party and, therefore, had gone to the BJP, which had nominated Dr Joshi in May last year.

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