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PM in Gujarat: Narendra Modi chairs Somnath Temple trust meet, approves project to cover 'shikhara' in gold
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PM in Gujarat: Narendra Modi chairs Somnath Temple trust meet, approves project to cover 'shikhara' in gold

The prime minister was appointed the chairman of the trust in January 2021 after the demise of the former Gujarat CM Keshubhai Patel

A Question of Answers: How Modi weaponises his words
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A Question of Answers: How Modi weaponises his words

Prime Minister Modi counters punches on nationalism, Rafale, Ram Mandir and demonetisation with the skills of a heavyweight boxer in a hard-talking interview with Network18 Group Editor-in-Chief Rahul Joshi

Will he, won't he? Suspense on LK Advani contesting polls continues; sources say 91-yr-old may decide to hang up his boots
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Will he, won't he? Suspense on LK Advani contesting polls continues; sources say 91-yr-old may decide to hang up his boots

Advani brought a paradigm shift in Indian politics through his Rath Yatra in 1992 in support of the Ram temple in Ayodhya and played a key role in the BJP's evolution

Controversy over 'Bharat Mata ki jai' meaningless, says L K Advani
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Controversy over 'Bharat Mata ki jai' meaningless, says L K Advani

Amid a charged debate over patriotism and chanting of “Bharat Mata ki Jai”, BJP patriarch L K Advani Wednesday said the controversy over the slogan is “meaningless”.

BJP 'hijacked by some people in Bihar who played deaf-mute': Shatrughan Sinha
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BJP 'hijacked by some people in Bihar who played deaf-mute': Shatrughan Sinha

Actor turned politician Shatrughan Sinha's book launch turned out to be a rage fest against the BJP leadership, with L K Advani, Yashwant Sinha and Kirti Azad dominating. The launch function of Sinha’s biography <em>Anything but Khamosh</em> gave party elders another forum to hit out against the 'mismanagement' of the Bihar elections.

'Advani told me to contest against Rajesh Khanna but did not campaign for me at all': Shatrughan Sinha
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'Advani told me to contest against Rajesh Khanna but did not campaign for me at all': Shatrughan Sinha

Actor-turned politician Shatrughan Sinha has said that contesting elections against Bollywood star Rajesh Khanna was his biggest regret and he had apologised to him too.

I want to expose those who are corrupt in the DDCA: Kirti Azad
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I want to expose those who are corrupt in the DDCA: Kirti Azad

Days after his suspension from the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) former cricketer Kirti Azad on Monday said he wants to expose the corrupt in the Delhi's cricket body.

After BJP axe, DDCA to explore disciplinary action against Bishen Bedi and Kirti Azad
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After BJP axe, DDCA to explore disciplinary action against Bishen Bedi and Kirti Azad

BJP MP Azad, who has been leading a campaign against Finance Minister Arun Jaitley on alleged corruption in the DDCA, was suspended by the party

DDCA row: BJP seniors, including Advani, discuss Kirti Azad's suspension
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DDCA row: BJP seniors, including Advani, discuss Kirti Azad's suspension

BJP veterans on Thursday went into a huddle over developments in the party in the wake of MP Kirti Azad's suspension after he attacked Arun Jaitley.

DDCA row: Kirti Azad threatens 'more revelations', Congress says his ouster shows BJP's style
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DDCA row: Kirti Azad threatens 'more revelations', Congress says his ouster shows BJP's style

Suspended by BJP, Darbhanga MP Kirti Azad today threatened to make “more revelations” in the coming days and said he didn’t expect the party “to stoop so low” by acting against him for “speaking against corruption”.

DDCA controversy: The enemy within the BJP gets bigger for Arun Jaitley
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DDCA controversy: The enemy within the BJP gets bigger for Arun Jaitley

The relentless attack on Jaitley from within over the ongoing DDCA affair proves that the list of his opponents or enemies may be bigger than anticipated.

DDCA row: Oppn wants Jaitley to resign like Advani in Hawala case, BJP junks possibility
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DDCA row: Oppn wants Jaitley to resign like Advani in Hawala case, BJP junks possibility

As Prime Minister Narendra Modi drew a parallel between LK Advani and Arun Jaitley, who is now facing charges in the DDCA affair, opposition leaders wondered if the Finance Minister will also resign like party veteran did in the Hawala case, a suggestion rejected by BJP.

Stung by Bihar rout, blamed by party elders, Amit Shah plots strategy to remain BJP heavyweight
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Stung by Bihar rout, blamed by party elders, Amit Shah plots strategy to remain BJP heavyweight

BJP president Amit Shah on Saturday kicked up a row after he said Jana Sangh leader Nanaji Deshmukh had set an example in politics by retiring at the age of 60. Still smarting from the crushing loss in the Bihar assembly elections - Shah was chief of BJP's Bihar backroom - the BJP president has recently come under attack from the party elders led by L K Advani.

Hurt and angry, BJP icon Advani chooses Bihar defeat to slam Modi and now runs risk of flaming out
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Hurt and angry, BJP icon Advani chooses Bihar defeat to slam Modi and now runs risk of flaming out

Ironically enough, the veteran leader credited with taking the BJP to a position of power is now left with few sympathisers within the Sangh Parivar.

Cultural nationalism of 80s that won BJP majority in parliament is back: Advani
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Cultural nationalism of 80s that won BJP majority in parliament is back: Advani

On the Yoga Day, BJP patriarch Lal Krishna Advani on Sunday said cultural nationalism invoked by BJP in the late eighties, which had catapulted the party from two to 86 seats in Parliament, has started gaining ground in the country and its impact is clearly visible.

Lalit Modi scandal: Opposition demands removal of Sushma Swaraj and Vasundhara Raje as Modi sarkar stays mum
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Lalit Modi scandal: Opposition demands removal of Sushma Swaraj and Vasundhara Raje as Modi sarkar stays mum

Opposition parties on Thursday launched a fresh offensive seeking the removal of External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj and Rajasthan Chief Minister Vasundhara Raje over the 'Lalitgate' as the BJP and the Modi government maintained a studied silence on the swirling controversy surrounding them.

LK Advani advocates BJP, Sena tie-up in Maharashtra to form govt
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LK Advani advocates BJP, Sena tie-up in Maharashtra to form govt

BJP leader LK Advani on 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.

Will LK Advani's son live up to his father's image?
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Will LK Advani's son live up to his father's image?

BJP patriarch LK Advani's son Jayant, having completed an intense month of campaigning in Gandhinagar for his father, is now reportedly keen to enter full-time politics.

Elections: Modi, Sonia and Advani face acid test as Guj, UP go to polls
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Elections: Modi, Sonia and Advani face acid test as Guj, UP go to polls

The whole of Gujarat and Punjab goes to polls today in the seventh phase of Lok Sabha elections along with some seats in Uttar Pradesh and Bihar.