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‘Do-it-yourself’ Modi needs top brass help


Concerned over the CBI probe, Gujarat chief minister Narendra Modi, who prefers handling his own affairs, is now in regular touch with the party’s top brass in New Delhi.

RSS: Think before you speak

In the wake of BJP chief Mr Nitin Gadkari using derogatory language against political opponents, the RSS has asked him to “think twice” before choosing words to attack rivals.

Be prepared for Hindu terror queries, BJP told

Apprehending that it might be cornered in Parliament over the Hindu terror issue, the BJP has asked all its senior MPs to gear up to counter any attack on it or the RSS by the Opposition parties. On Monday, the BJP top brass, including Leaders of the Opposition in both Houses and its parliamentary party chairman L.K. Advani, discussed this issue.

Sangh campaign hits roadblock

Sangh Parivar’s proposed aggressive “Hanuman Shakti Jagran” campaign, has hit the JD(U) roadblock in Bihar. JD(U) top brass including its chief Sharad Yadav and Bihar chief minister Nitish Kumar, it is learnt, has cautioned the RSS and the BJP, that this campaign should be kept out of Bihar till the Assembly polls are over. But a

‘Tainted’ RSS fails to attract youth

Already struggling to get people to attend its shakhas (branches), recent revelations alleging RSS functionaries involvement in Malegaon, Ajmer and Mecca Masjid blasts have dealt a severe blow in thei

Few takers for BJP Gujarat in-charge

Even as hectic lobbying is on within the Bharatiya Janata Party to become state in-charges, none of the BJP leaders vying for the posts is interested in becoming in-charge of Mr Narendra Modi’s Gujarat.

BJP pulls up Ananth for Modi invitation

A day after he invited Gujarat chief minister Narendra Modi to campaign in Bihar, BJP general secretary and party’s in-charge of the state, Mr Ananth Kumar, was pulled up by the party’s top leadership, including BJP chief Nitin Gadkari.

‘RSS wants Uma & Joshi back in BJP’

Despite claims by the BJP that it is not under RSS tutelage, the latter had told the saffron party that it should work out a formula to bring in former expelled leader and saffron sanyasin Uma Bharti as well as sangh pracharak and former BJP general secretary, Mr Sanjay Joshi. The RSS, it was learnt, had also criticised BJP for not taking up issues like misuse of the CBI, growing threat of Naxalism and Bhopal gas tragedy issue “aggressively”.

Modi-Nitish spat spurs blame game within BJP


A blame game has begun in the BJP after controversy over advertisement showing Bihar chief minister Nitish Kumar with his Gujarat counterpart Narendra Modi. A section within the party feels that the present controversy is also the result of deputy chief minister and BJP leader Sushil Kumar Modi’s willingness to play a subservient

Gadkari isolated over J’khand mess


The BJP chief Nitin Gadkari, who returns after a fortnight-long vacation-cum-business trip in Europe, is being held responsible for the Jharkhand mess. All those supporting Mr Gadkari, including senior leader Mr Ananth Kumar and Mr Rajnath Singh have washed their hands off.

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