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During their years in power, we thought of them as near equals; Vajpayee as prime minister, Advani his deputy(Prakash Singh/ HT Photo)

Atal-Advani: The jugalbandi in the BJP

UPDATED ON DEC 12, 2020 11:03 PM IST
For my generation, they were either heroes or villains but never non-entities. Vinay Sitapati’s book on their relationship, aptly called Jugalbandi, shows aspects of their relationship — and their individual personalities — that are revealing, disillusioning and, possibly, controversial
BJP patriarch LK Advani said on Saturday he stands “vindicated” and feels “deeply blessed” as he welcomed the Supreme Court’s “historic judgement” on the Ayodhya land title dispute.(Sonu Mehta/HT)
BJP patriarch LK Advani said on Saturday he stands “vindicated” and feels “deeply blessed” as he welcomed the Supreme Court’s “historic judgement” on the Ayodhya land title dispute.(Sonu Mehta/HT)

Moment of fulfilment: LK Advani on Supreme Court’s Ayodhya ruling

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Kumar Uttam
UPDATED ON NOV 10, 2019 01:06 AM IST
LK Advani, a former deputy Prime Minister who turned 92 on Friday, only met a few close aides and former Union minister Uma Bharti, who, too, was part of the temple movement, on the day of the verdict.
Her intellectual depth, oratorical calibre, personal affection made her a remarkable leader(Mohd Zakir/HT PHOTO)
Her intellectual depth, oratorical calibre, personal affection made her a remarkable leader(Mohd Zakir/HT PHOTO)

The importance of being Sushma Swaraj — a personal tribute | Opinion

By Chandan Mitra
UPDATED ON AUG 08, 2019 07:23 PM IST
A woman of rare common sense, sharp understanding, and a speaker par excellence, her void will be hard to fill
PM Narendra Modi consoles Bansuri Swaraj, the daughter of Sushma Swaraj, in New Delhi on Wednesday.(PTI image)
PM Narendra Modi consoles Bansuri Swaraj, the daughter of Sushma Swaraj, in New Delhi on Wednesday.(PTI image)

Sushma Swaraj: A fiery orator who knew the art of building bridges

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Kumar Uttam
UPDATED ON AUG 08, 2019 12:08 AM IST
The feisty Haryana-born leader played many roles in a career spanning over four decades, and she played them well.
In a short stint as Dehi chief minister, Sushma Swaraj was able to leave an imprint by going beyond the call of duty(Mohd Zakir/HT PHOTO)
In a short stint as Dehi chief minister, Sushma Swaraj was able to leave an imprint by going beyond the call of duty(Mohd Zakir/HT PHOTO)

A disciple of Krishna, Sushma Swaraj played many roles

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Kumar Uttam
UPDATED ON JUN 11, 2020 03:32 PM IST
A student of Sanskrit, Sushma Swaraj was fond of reading poetry. A book shelf, tucked in one corner of her Safdarjung lane office was meant for people from her constituency.
The Prime Minister was accompanied by the Bharatiya Janata Party’s president Amit Shah to LK Advani’s house.(Twitter/Narendra Modi)
The Prime Minister was accompanied by the Bharatiya Janata Party’s president Amit Shah to LK Advani’s house.(Twitter/Narendra Modi)

Lok Sabha election results 2019: ‘BJP’s successes because of greats like him’, says PM Modi after meeting LK Advani

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON MAY 24, 2019 12:05 PM IST
Prime Minister Narendra Modi met BJP patriarch Lal Krishna Advani celebrating the massive victory in the Lok Sabha election, while acknowledging the senior leader’s contributions in a tweet.
Rajasthan Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot here on Wednesday said the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) made Ramnath Kovind the President ahead of the 2017 Assembly elections in Gujarat to balance caste equations and garner votes from a particular community.
Rajasthan Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot here on Wednesday said the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) made Ramnath Kovind the President ahead of the 2017 Assembly elections in Gujarat to balance caste equations and garner votes from a particular community.

Gehlot says President Kovind’s remark ‘twisted’ by media as BJP hits back

Jaipur | By Indo Asian News Service
UPDATED ON APR 18, 2019 07:53 AM IST
When the BJP urged the Election Commission to take action on the issue, Gehlot took the usual route saying “my comments during the press conference have been misquoted by a few media houses.”
Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leaders such as Lal Krishna Advani, Murli Manohar Joshi, Uma Bharti, Kalyan Singh and Vinay Katiyar, who led the Ram Janmabhoomi movement, are absent from the electoral race this time.(HT FILE PHOTO)
Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leaders such as Lal Krishna Advani, Murli Manohar Joshi, Uma Bharti, Kalyan Singh and Vinay Katiyar, who led the Ram Janmabhoomi movement, are absent from the electoral race this time.(HT FILE PHOTO)

Lok Sabha elections 2019: Temple stir era leaders not in poll fray

Hindustan Times, Lucknow | By Brajendra K Parashar
UPDATED ON APR 02, 2019 08:14 AM IST
Once called an “iron man” by the party, former deputy PM Advani will not contest the election this time. A former party president, Advani led a Rath Yatra in September-October 1990 to demand the construction of a grand temple at the site of the Babri mosque that was razed on December 6, 1992.
It’s clear that Murli Manohar Joshi wanted to convey that he has not been given the party ticket and he will not accept this bitter truth as silently as Lal Krishna Advani(PTI)
It’s clear that Murli Manohar Joshi wanted to convey that he has not been given the party ticket and he will not accept this bitter truth as silently as Lal Krishna Advani(PTI)

Bubbles of dissatisfaction are bursting across political parties

By Shashi Shekhar
PUBLISHED ON APR 01, 2019 07:43 AM IST
This is why many leaders are seen changing their parties, constituencies or groups at the eleventh hour
BJP president Amit Shah is addressed a public rally in a show of NDA’s strength ahead of filing nomination for Lok Sabha polls from Gandhinagar seat.(Twitter/@BJP4India)
BJP president Amit Shah is addressed a public rally in a show of NDA’s strength ahead of filing nomination for Lok Sabha polls from Gandhinagar seat.(Twitter/@BJP4India)

Will take forward Advani’s legacy, says Amit Shah in Gandhinagar

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON MAR 30, 2019 11:51 AM IST
BJP president Amit Shah has replaced party veteran LK Advani at Gandhinagar Lok Sabha seat. Advani has won consecutive terms from this seat between 1998 and 2014.
If it is for the sitting Gandhinagar MP and former deputy prime minister, Lal Krishna Advani, the end of the road, for Shah, it seems the beginning of the lastmile-lap to his dream destination.(ANI)
If it is for the sitting Gandhinagar MP and former deputy prime minister, Lal Krishna Advani, the end of the road, for Shah, it seems the beginning of the lastmile-lap to his dream destination.(ANI)

Opinion | What Gandhinagar ticket holds for Amit Shah

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Vinod Sharma
UPDATED ON MAR 24, 2019 03:07 PM IST
The Sarkhej seat Shah represented in the Gujarat legislature was, until delimitation, the largest assembly segment of the Gandhinagar parliamentary seat, and has been a BJP fief since the 1989 victory of Shankarsinh Vaghela who later joined the Congress.
With Lal Krishna Advani, 91, not figuring in the Bharatiya Janata Party’s list as its candidate from Gandhinagar, Gujarat, the contours of an exclusive club of record-holding lawmakers is set to change.(Reuters File Photo)
With Lal Krishna Advani, 91, not figuring in the Bharatiya Janata Party’s list as its candidate from Gandhinagar, Gujarat, the contours of an exclusive club of record-holding lawmakers is set to change.(Reuters File Photo)

Lok Sabha elections 2019: Many record-holding MPs to be out of race

Hindiustan Times, New Delhi | By Saubhadra Chatterji
PUBLISHED ON MAR 24, 2019 08:13 AM IST
On Thursday, the BJP announced its first list of candidates and allotted the Gandhinagar seat to party chief Amit Shah. The nine other members of the (at least) five-term club are set to get tickets, unless there is a rethink at the last moment. The candidature of the three members of the BJD is expected to be announced shortly.
The Sena said the development underlined that the BJP’s Advani era has come to an end.(PTI)
The Sena said the development underlined that the BJP’s Advani era has come to an end.(PTI)

Lal Krishna Advani BJP’s tallest leader, forced to retire: Shiv Sena

New Delhi | By Press Trust of India
UPDATED ON MAR 23, 2019 05:49 PM IST
“Lal Krishna Advani is known as the ‘Bhishmacharya’ of Indian politics, but his name does not feature in the list of BJP’s candidates for Lok Sabha polls, which is not surprising,” the edit in “Saamana” said.
LK Advani, once compared to Loh Purush Vallabbhai Patel, is the sitting MP from Gandhinagar and has held the constituency since 1998 in five consecutive elections.(HT File Photo)
LK Advani, once compared to Loh Purush Vallabbhai Patel, is the sitting MP from Gandhinagar and has held the constituency since 1998 in five consecutive elections.(HT File Photo)

Lok Sabha elections 2019: In BJP list, Amit Shah to contest from LK Advani’s Gandhinagar seat

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON MAR 21, 2019 10:26 PM IST
BJP president Amit Shah will be contesting the Lok Sabha elections for the first time from Gandhinagar
The Shiv Sena said that the government’s move to snoop on computers and mobile phones was not a sign of a real democracy but its “restlessness” to stay in power.(PTI file photo)
The Shiv Sena said that the government’s move to snoop on computers and mobile phones was not a sign of a real democracy but its “restlessness” to stay in power.(PTI file photo)

‘Thieves are being purified’: Shiv Sena takes swipe at PM Modi for power like oxygen remarks

Mumbai | By Press Trust of India
UPDATED ON DEC 26, 2018 02:20 PM IST
Further slamming the BJP, the Marathi daily said those who could not bring ‘achhe din’ (good days) despite being in power now fear the Opposition. They get a feeling of disgust if they have to sit in the Opposition.
Balramji Dass Tandon(HT File)
Balramji Dass Tandon(HT File)

Balramji Dass Tandon: Here’s to a life lived in service of others

By Priya Tandon
UPDATED ON AUG 26, 2018 09:22 AM IST
His humility and ever-exuding love made him stand out.
The Pakistan Trip: LK Advani, the then BJP president and leader of the opposition, at the Katas Raj temple near Lahore in 2005. Pakistani foreign minister, Khurshid Kasuri, had extended an invitation to Advani to visit his country.(PTI)
The Pakistan Trip: LK Advani, the then BJP president and leader of the opposition, at the Katas Raj temple near Lahore in 2005. Pakistani foreign minister, Khurshid Kasuri, had extended an invitation to Advani to visit his country.(PTI)

How LK Advani’s secret meeting paved way for Agra summit: Excerpt from Karan Thapar’s book

Hindustan Times | By Karan Thapar
UPDATED ON JUL 15, 2018 04:15 PM IST
Karan Thapar’s new book reveals how LK Advani’s secret meetings in 2000-2001 with the then Pakistani high commissioner paved the way for the Agra Summit and for the BJP leader’s changed attitude to Pakistan. An exclusive extract
Ramnath Kovind (L), Prisedent of India, and Dada JP Vaswani at Sadhu Vaswani International School in Pune on Wednesday.(Rahul Raut/HT PHOTO)
Ramnath Kovind (L), Prisedent of India, and Dada JP Vaswani at Sadhu Vaswani International School in Pune on Wednesday.(Rahul Raut/HT PHOTO)

President in Pune: calls for culture of discussion rather than dispute

Hindustan Times, Pune | By Yogesh Joshi
UPDATED ON MAY 31, 2018 04:31 PM IST
Earlier in the day, the President unveiled the statue of Matoshree Ramabai Bhimrao Ambedkar at the Matoshree Ramabai Bhimrao Ambedkar Garden in Pune.
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