Tag: Atal Bihari Vajpayee

Atal Bihari Vajpayee
Atal Bihari Vajpayee’s ashes to be immersed in Puri

Bhubaneswar: Former prime minister, late Atal Bihari Vajpayee’s ashes will be immersed in Puri on August 23. Odisha BJP unit president Basant Panda will be arriving with the urn (Asthi Kalash) containing the ashes in Bhubaneswar tomorrow. The ashes will be kept at Odisha BJP headquarters for public ‘darshan.’ Later, the ashes will be taken […]

  • Tuesday, 22 June 2021
Late PM Vajpayee’s ashes to be immersed in Puri today

Bhubaneswar: The ashes of former Prime Minister late Atal Bihari Vajpayee will be immersed in the Bay of Bengal near Puri today as part of the BJP’s ‘Asthi Kalash Yatra’ across the country in commemoration of the iconic leader. As per reports Asthi Kalash- the urn containing the ashes of the late PM will be […]

  • Friday, 18 June 2021
Op-Ed: The tragedy of being Advani

A picture, they say, tells a thousand words. Just look at the picture above for proof. It is sad to see Lal Krishna Advani, the man who played a key role in the BJP’s transformation from a pariah till the 1980s to the pre-eminent political party in the country today, standing like a supplicant with […]

  • Thursday, 10 June 2021
Op-Ed: In death, Vajpayee may have done for BJP what he couldn’t while alive

In his death, Atal Bihari Vajpayee may have provided the BJP just the shot in the arm it needed ahead of the 2019 elections. While he was alive and ailing, very few in the party bothered about him. In fact, it is entirely possible that had he not been ailing and confined to his home, […]

  • Thursday, 10 June 2021
Op-Ed: Vajpayee: A Colossus Among Pygmies

It has been a long-standing Indian tradition not to speak ill of the dead, no matter how unsavoury some of the deeds of the person in his lifetime were. So, let us discount all that has been said about Atal Bihari Vajpayee since he breathed his last at AIIMS, New Delhi at 5.05 pm on […]

  • Thursday, 10 June 2021
Only Vajpayee formula will work in Kashmir: Modi

New Delhi: Only former Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee’s formula of “Insaniyat, Kashmiriyat and Jamooriyat” will work in Jammu and Kashmir, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said on Friday. In an interview to Aaj Tak Hindi news channel, Modi said: “We have an understanding of Jammu and Kashmir and we did not require the experience of […]

  • Saturday, 01 May 2021
Congress searching for scapegoats to save Rahul from blame: Modi

Deoghar (Jharkhand): Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday targeted Congress President Rahul Gandhi and said the party was already searching for scapegoats to blame them for the party’s eventual Lok Sabha election defeat. In a veiled attack at Mani Shankar Aiyar and Sam Pitroda of the Congress, Modi told an election rally here that they […]

  • Saturday, 01 May 2021
Elections a victory for Modi, Rahul need not resign: Rajinikanth

Chennai: Actor-politician Rajinikanth on Tuesday termed the Lok Sabha election outcome a victory for one individual: Prime Minister Narendra Modi. Rajinikanth also said that Congress President Rahul Gandhi need not resign from his post owning responsibility for the party’s defeat. Speaking to reporters here, Rajinikanth said the victory in the 2019 general election was for […]

  • Friday, 30 April 2021
Modi pays tributes to Mahatma Gandhi, Vajpayee

New Delhi: Ahead of his swearing in, Prime Minister-elect Narendra Modi on Thursday visited the memorials of Mahatma Gandhi and Atal Bihari Vajpayee, where he paid his tributes to the late leaders. Modi first visited Raj Ghat, Mahatma Gandhi’s memorial, where he was accompanied by Union Minister Hardeep Singh Puri. The Prime Minister designate then […]

  • Friday, 30 April 2021
Vajpayee-era footprint shrinks in Modi 2.0

New Delhi: Among the 24 Cabinet ministers who were sworn in by President Ram Nath Kovind, only four were part of NDA-I, signalling further shrinking of the Atal-Advani impression on the Modi government. Rajnath Singh, Ravi Shankar Prasad, Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi and Prahlad Patel, who are part of Modi 2.0, are the last remnants of […]

  • Friday, 30 April 2021
Op-Ed: Nothing But Sheer Political Opportunism

By Ashutosh Mishra Bhubaneswar: The visuals of Biju Janata Dal and BJP candidates filing their nominations for the Rajya Sabha by-poll together in the state assembly have made many political observers conclude that bonhomie is back between the two parties which had parted ways after ruling the state in tandem for more than nine years. […]

  • Thursday, 29 April 2021
Who Imposed Emergency, Ignored Others' Contributions, Asks Modi

New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday took a veiled swipe at the Congress, saying there are some people who believe that only a few contributed to the progress of the country while flaying it for imposing Emergency in 1975. In his reply to the debate in the Lok Sabha on the Motion of […]

  • Thursday, 29 April 2021
Vajpayee wanted Pakistan Army camp hit after Parliament attack

New Delhi: A book authored by the then Navy chief says that Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee wanted to hit a Pakistani Army camp in the wake of the Parliament terror attack but was forced to drop the plan at the last moment as it got relocated. Admiral Sushil Kumar also says that while External […]

  • Thursday, 29 April 2021
NDRF, DRDO must develop equipment indigenously: Shah

New Delhi: Union Home Minister Amit Shah on Saturday hailed the work done by the National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) and its agencies and said that efforts should now be made to develop indigenous equipment to combat disasters in collaboration with the Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO). Addressing a two-day annual conference on capacity […]

  • Thursday, 29 April 2021
Vajpayee was firm on not crossing LoC during Kargil: Ex-air chief Tipnis

New Delhi: “Hum LoC cross nahi karenge (we will not cross the LoC),” was the firm diktat by the then Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee to Chief of Air Staff A.Y. Tipnis during the Kargil conflict in 1999. Recalling the events that led to India using air power to drive out Pakistani army intruders who […]

  • Thursday, 29 April 2021