New Delhi, June 10 - The veteran L. K. Advani Monday quit from all major posts in the BJP, accusing "most of our leaders" of being "concerned just with their personal agendas".
Advani shot off an angry letter to Bharatiya Janata Party president Rajnath Singh a day after the party named Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi as head of the Lok Sabha campaign committee. (IANS)
Gwalior, June 1 : In an apparent jibe at Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi and his growing national stature, Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader L. K. Advani Saturday lavished praise on Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan at a party meeting here.
Advani said that Chouhan had successfully transformed his "bimaru" (sick) state into a healthy one, which was a far tougher job than what Modi faced in Gujarat.
New Delhi, March 25 : Pressing for transparency in the appointment of judges, Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader L. K. Advani Monday said the collegium system needs to be revisited.
"These days the issue most discussed in the country is corruption. There was a time when all talk of corruption was related only to the executive - politicians and bureaucrats. No one talked of corruption in the judiciary, certainly not in the higher judiciary," Advani wrote in his blog titled 'The collegium system of judicial appointments needs to be revisited'.
"Things have changed in recent years," he said.
New Delhi, Feb 3 : The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Monday condemned Congress general secretary Shakeel Ahmad's comment on L. K. Advani, saying he had gone beyond all standards of political propriety.
Ahmad had said that Advani should have stayed on in Pakistan to serve Hindus, because they are in bad condition there.
Reacting to the controversial remark, BJP spokesperson Ravi Shankar Prasad asked Congress president Sonia Gandhi and Prime Minster Manmohan Singh to give a clarification on whether Ahmad's comment represented the official line of the party.
New Delhi, Jan 23 : Congratulating Rajnath Singh on his election as the next BJP president, senior party leader L. K. Advani said the former now held the responsibility of leading the BJP to victory in the 2014 general elections.
"The responsibility of victory in assembly and general elections in the next two years lies on Rajnath Singh. Rajnath Singh has to revive the BJP in Uttar Pradesh, where the party''s position is painful," Advani told media here.
New Delhi, Jan 7 : Senior Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader L. K. Advani has called for a greater focus on ensuring the health and education of women.
India's main opposition party, the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) has citied protests against opening of Walmart stores in New York City to criticize the Indian government for allowing the store and others to open branches in India.
BJP leader L K Advani slammed the Indian government for giving a red carpet welcome to the company even as it faced protest in its home country. He pointed out that his party had taken a stand against allowing foreign direct investment in multi brand retail in India when NDA was in power at the centre.
This is apparently going to be a stormy week for the Parliament as main opposition party BJP has warned that it would stall both Houses on the infamous coal scam issue.
Demanding Prime Minister Manmohan Singh's resignation, BJP said the prime minister was morally, politically and personally responsible for the Rs 1.86 lakh crore loss estimated by the Comptroller and Auditor General (CAG) in coal block allocation.
Congress feels that it is better to not give any importance to Baba Ramdev or Team Anna. However, the leadership in Congress is forgetting that common man in India is suffering and he wants the change in the system.
New Delhi, Oct 8 : Senior Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader LK Advani has said the objective of his upcoming nationwide ''Jan Chetna Yatra'' was to educate people about good governance and clean politics.
Advani, who will start the yatra on October 11 from Bihar''s Sitab Diara village, said: "We want to initiate discussion not only about administration but also about politics -- we have added to it -- not only for good governance but for clean and honest politics."
Gurgaon, Sep 24 : Condoling the death of veteran parliamentarian Vasant Sathe,
senior Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader L. K Advani on Saturday described him as a gentleman politician, who used to do what he felt right.
Talking to reporters here, Advani said: "I have not seen such a political leader. I had a close relation with him, despite he being in another party. He was never influenced by his party."
BJP spokesperson Prakash Javadekar said Sathe had his own style of dealing with politics
New Delhi, Sep 8 : Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) veteran Lal Krishna Advani today hailed as ''whistle- blowers'' the two former party MPs jailed in connection with the cash for vote scam, and dared the government to arrest him claiming that he was aware of a sting conducted by his party in 2008 to expose the United Progressive Alliance''s willingness to buy support to survive a trust vote.
New Delhi, Sep 2 : Senior Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader Lal Krishna Advani is likely to meet President Pratibha Devisingh Patil on Friday to register his party''s protest over the controversial appointment of retired high court judge RA Mehta as the new Lokayukta of Gujarat.
New Delhi, Aug 27 : Senior Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader L. K. Advani Saturday urged parliament to resolve the three key demands on the Lokpal bill raised by Team Anna by evening so that Anna Hazare can call off his 12-day long fast.
"We should discuss the bill throughout the day and till evening the view of the house should go to Anna Hazare, and it will be meaningful if the conclusion of debate leads to ending of Anna ji's fast," he told the Lok Sabha.
New Delhi, Aug 26 : Senior Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader L. K. Advani Friday said the Jan Lokpal Bill has several inherent flaws due to which parliament may find it difficult to pass it in the present format.
"I know what are the flaws in the provisions of the Jan Lokpal Bill due to which it will not get passed. And this, I tried to explain to them (Team Anna) yesterday," Advani told a group of students from the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) who called on him.
NDA working chairman L K Advani has raised concerns over the dismal response of Congress-led UPA Government on the issues of black money and corruption. He raised a national campaign on these two issues.
He accused the government for not revealing anything related to black money issues whereas government persistently claims that they have nothing to hide.
Supreme Court has also shown concern with this regard and the apex court had asked government to reveal the names of those Indians who have stashed their money in the foreign banks. However government is not willing to disclose the names.
Senior BJP leader L K Advani told party MPs Prime Minister Manmohan Singh’s assertion that the government had implemented enhancement of pension of Army personnel had been contested by ex-servicemen.
Addressing the BJP Parliamentary Party, Advani said he had got a letter from Indian Ex-Servicemen Movement (IESM) that “till today no jawan or JCO has received any orders for enhancement of pension”.
New Delhi, Dec 21 : The new Chief Information Commissioner (CIC) is expected to be announced this week and will be from within the Central Information Commission, said highly placed sources.
"The announcement will be this week once the current parliament session ends," a top government official told IANS.
The government is yet to name a successor to Wajahat Habibullah after he resigned in October to take up his new job as the head of the Information Commission of Jammu and Kashmir.
Ludhiana, Dec 21 : Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) senior leader L. K Advani has said that his party continued to enjoy immense support across the country, despite a change of guard.
Reacting on the developments in the BJP over the last couple of days, Advani said the BJP would emerge stronger.
"In the last two-three days stress was laid... there is immense support for the party in the country, for which everyone should work. This was clear from the developments of the last two-three days," Advani told reporters here on Sunday.