LK Advani

LK Advani is a senior leader of the Bhartiya Janata Party (BJP). He was the Home Minister of India from 1998 to 2004 and was the Deputy Prime Minister of India from 2002 to 2004. Born in Karachi in 1927, his family migrated to India during partition. Advani began his political career as a 'pracharak' for the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) in 1942. He later went on to be a part of the Bhartiya Jana Sangh and then became member

of the newly formed Bhartiya Janata Party (BJP). Under the leadership of Advani, the BJP went on to acquire a hardline Hindutva stance as a means of political propaganda. As party president, Advani lent support to the Ram Janmabhoomi campaign started by the Vishwa Hindu Parishad (VHP) in the early 1980s, and went on to make BJP the political face of the campaign. In September 1990, Advani led a rath yatra to attract supporters who would establish a Ram temple at the site of the Babri Masjid. In 1992, the Babri Masjid was demolished amid largescale religious violence and Advani was one of the main accused in the case. In April 2017, the Supreme Court of India put LK Advani along with Murli Manohar Joshi and union minister Uma Bharti on a joint trial in the 1992 case.

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After election win, PM Modi and Amit Shah meet 'Margdarshaks' Advani, Murli Manohar Joshi

PM Modi tweeted, "Called on respected Advani Ji. The BJP's successes today are possible because greats like him spent decades building the party and providing a fresh ideological narrative to the people."

'Boxer' Modi entered ring to fight unemployment but punched Advani instead: Rahul Gandhi

"Narendra Modi's coach Advani ji, other team members like Gadkari were there... Modi entered the ring and the first thing he did was to deliver a punch on Advani's face," Rahul Gandhi said.

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Jeet hamari hogi: LK Advani votes as commoner, not candidate

Without taking much time, the 91-year-old walked straight to the polling booth, cast his vote and left without giving any statement or talking to the media that was waiting for his arrival.

BJP asks EC to take action against Rajasthan CM for his remarks against President

Earlier today, at a press conference in Jaipur, Gehlot told reporters people had expectations that BJP veteran leader LK Advani would get the honour of becoming the president but was deprived of the same.

Advani our father figure, maintain decorum in speech: Sushma to Rahul Gandhi

Foreign Minister Sushma Swaraj, on Saturday morning, retorted to Gandhi's comments, saying that the BJP treats LK Advani is like a father figure to them. Swaraj took to Twitter to show her displeasure with the Congress president's statements in his speech.

Explained: LK Advani and his many 'unpopular' remarks

The saffron party's victory in Assam (2016) and Uttar Pradesh (2017) under the Modi-Shah leadership diluted L K Advani's attack of 2015.

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Advani ki baat

He may not matter in the 2019 electoral calculus but his party should listen to his advice on who is an enemy, and who is a rival.

Advani’s parting shot: BJP never called its rivals enemies or anti-national

Advani blog: This is the second instance that the most prominent face of the party’s old guard issued a public statement that can be seen as a message to the leadership of the Modi-Shah duo.

LK Advani: BJP never regarded those with a different political stand as 'enemies' or 'anti-national'

"Right from its inception, the BJP has never regarded those who disagree with us politically as our enemies, but only as our adversaries. Similarly, in our conception of Indian nationalism, we have never regarded those who disagree with us politically as anti-national," Advani said.

Spoke to Adavaniji, really sad over how he and Joshiji have been treated: Mamata Banerjee

In an apparent reference to Prime Minister Narendra Modi's 'Main Bhi Chowkidar' campaign, Mamata Banerjee said she has immense respect for real chowkidars and not for political chowkidars who are trying to derive "political mileage" out of it.

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'Sabka Saath, Sabka Vikas aur Sabka Vishwas': PM Narendra Modi's message to newly elected NDA MPs

At the Parliament's Central Hall, amidst loud cheers and chants of “Modi, Modi”, the Prime Minister thanked leaders and the newly elected MPs.

LK Advani bids adieu to wife Kamla; Swaraj, Manmohan, Amit Shah at funeral

Kamla Advani, the wife of BJP veteran L K Advani, died on April 6 at the All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) due to heart failure. Sushma Swaraj, Smriti Irani, Amit Shah, Manmohan Singh among others attended the funeral.

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Advani, Yashwant Sinha, Kirti Azad at Shatrughan Sinha's book launch

BJP veterans LK Advani, Yashwant Sinha along with former BJP leader Kirti Azad were at the book launch of party MP Shatrughan Sinha. Shatrughan Sinha's book titled "Anything But Khamosh" was unveiled by Advani and Yashwant Sinha at a function in New Delhi on Wednesday.

LK Advani's interview to Indian Express in 7 quotes

Ahead of the 40th anniversary of the imposition of Emergency, LK Advani spoke to Indian Express in an exclusive interview.

2014: The year of PM Narendra Modi

Prime Minister Narendra Modi was the top news and newsmaker in 2014. He led BJP to a historic election victory and formed a stable government at the Centre.

PM Narendra Modi to Sant Rampal: The best of Indian Express photos

22 photographs that showcase events from a water shed year in Indian history.

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Today in Pics: Narendra Modi meets President of Myanmar U Thein Sein

Prime Minister Narendra Modi arrives at Presidential Palace for a meeting with President of Myanmar, U Thein Sein in Myanmar on November 11.

Arun Jaitley, Karan Singh, Sharad Yadav get Best Parliamentarian Award

President Pranab Mukherjee on Tuesday conferred the Outstanding Parliamentary award to Congress veteran Karan Singh, JD(U) chief Sharad Yadav and Union Minister Arun Jaitley.

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Explained: What has been the BJP’s stand over the years on Ram temple

From the Vajpayee years to Narendra Modi’s BJP, a look at how the party handled the sensitive issue of building a Ram temple at the disputed site in Ayodhya.

RSS to ABVP to BJP, Ananth Kumar stayed relevant from Vajpayee’s party to Modi’s cabinet

Ananth Kumar passed away on Monday morning due to pancreatic cancer. Through the years, he has managed to be one of the men that found a place in Atal Bihari Vajpayee’s cabinet in NDA-I to NDA-II under the leadership of Prime Minister Narendra Modi.

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Vajpayee’s detractors said he had the backbone of a jellyfish, but I think that’s an unkind remark: Coomi Kapoor

How and why was Vajpayee able to win allies and the Opposition alike? What was like to work with Vajpayee, the prime minister? What was his dream for the Indian subcontinent? Coomi Kapoor discuss all of this and more.

Vajpayee was an inclusive leader. He let colleagues do their job and critics speak up: Arun Shourie

As India loses one of its most charismatic prime ministers, former Rajya Sabha MP Arun Shourie talks talks about all that Vajpayee stood for. “When Vajpayee ji made a promise, people believed him. There was a reason for that.”

News Top 5-Babri Masjid Demolition Case, IS Aspirant Kashmiri Youth Deported From Turkey And More

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