Sushma Swaraj says NDA will win majority

Sushma Swaraj says NDA will win majorityBhopal, Apr 20: Senior Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader Sushma Swaraj on Monday said that the National Democratic Alliance (NDA) would cross the magic figure of 272 in the general elections.

“Not only would the NDA get a majority on its own, the BJP would also emerge as the single largest party,” Swaraj said at a press conference here.

When asked to specify the number of seats that the BJP was likely to win, Swaraj said that her party would win anything between 180 to
200 seats on its own.

Congress slams BJP for its mudslinging campaign

Congress slams BJP for its mudslinging campaignShimla/Jangipura, Apr 19 : The Congress party has hit out at the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) for indulging in a low level of discourse during the election campaign.

"There can be disagreements between political parties and political leaders. During the election campaign, there is a debate and discussion but that should be within the parameters of civilised dialogue. Unfortunately, that dignity has been violated and the campaign has been dragged to a low level of discourse by the BJP," claimed Anand Sharma, Congress leader and Minister of State for External Affairs.

BSP, BJP lash out at Congress over fake promises

BSP, BJP lash out at Congress over fake promisesBasti/Mangaldoi (Assam), Apr 19 : The Congress party is facing attacks from both the Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) and the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP).

Addressing a rally in Basti of Uttar Pradesh, BSP president Mayawati blamed Congress leaders for wooing low-castes and poor with fake promises.

Without naming Congress party general secretary Rahul Gandhi, who had visited poor and downtrodden in the past, Mayawati said dining and sleeping with low-castes would not wipe out their poverty and unemployment.

Advani calls Osama Obama Bin Laden

L K AdvaniMumbai, Apr 17 : Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) prime ministerial candidate Lal Krishna Advani on Friday uttered the name ‘Obama bin Laden’ instead of ‘Osama bin Laden’.

Addressing a press conference here, Advani said the US has realized that even Al-Qaeda Chief Obama Bin Laden could have his secret funds in Swiss banks for terrorist activities.

“After 9/11 terror attacks, the United States has realized that not just the buccaneers in business but even Obama Bin Laden could also hide his funds in secret havens and use them to bomb the world,” Advani slips tongue calling Osama Obama Bin Laden.

SC orders the release of Varun Gandhi on parole; BJP welcomes decision

Varun GandhiThe Supreme Court has ordered the release of BJP candidate Varun Gandhi, the grandson of ex-India PM Indira Gandhi, on parole for two weeks. He was arrested under the National Security Act (NSA) for his communally-offensive comments against Muslims at the March 6 and March 8 rallies in Pilibhit, Uttar Pradesh.

Though the coverage of Varun Gandhi's inflammatory speeches were extensively broadcast on Indian television, he said that the recordings were "doctored." However, the Election Commission was convinced that coverage had "not been tampered with, doctored or morphed."

Gandhi family scion arrested for hate speech given parole

Varun GandhiNew Delhi - India's Supreme Court on Thursday ordered the release of the grandson of the late prime minister Indira Gandhi on parole for two weeks to enable him to file his candidacy for general elections.

Varun Gandhi was arrested in late March in the northern state of Uttar Pradesh for allegedly making inflammatory anti-Muslim statements while campaigning for India's Hindu nationalist Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP).

The 29-year-old was booked under the National Security Act and was lodged in jail in Etah.