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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.


Babri Masjid demolition verdict tomorrow: Advani, MM Joshi, Uma Bharti key accused; all you need to know

September 30, 2020 12:27 am

While both Bharti and Kalyan Singh were admitted in separate hospitals after coronavirus infection, it was not immediately known if they would be present in the court at the time of pronouncement of order.

Babri trial ends, judgment expected by month-end

September 02, 2020 1:45 am

Special Judge S K Yadav will start writing the verdict from Wednesday and is expected to announce it by the end of this month — a deadline set by the Supreme Court.

Babri Masjid demolition: Deliver verdict by Sept 30 in case involving LK Advani and others, SC tells CBI court

August 22, 2020 10:05 pm

Babri Masjid demolition case: There a total of 32 accused in the case including former deputy prime minister L K Advani, former Uttar Pradesh chief minister Kalyan Singh, BJP leaders M M Joshi, Uma Bharti, Vinay Katiar and Sadhvi Ritambhara.

Inside Track: The speculation behind PM Modi's new look

August 16, 2020 1:16 pm

The obvious explanation would be that Modi wants to avoid barbers for fear of Covid. But when it’s Modi, people prefer a spin.

Not in Ayodhya, Advani says Rath Yatra was his pivotal duty

August 05, 2020 7:21 am

LK Advani said, “Sometimes significant dreams in one’s life take a long time to fruition, but when they are finally realised, the wait becomes very worthwhile. One such dream, close to my heart is now getting fulfilled."

Explained: The intertwined journeys of Narendra Modi and the temple in Ayodhya

August 06, 2020 10:02 am

On August 5, the Prime Minister will announce the triumphant culmination of the campaign that L K Advani’s Ram Rath Yatra unleashed nearly 30 years ago, when he lays the foundation stone of the Temple in Ayodhya.

Babri case: Advani deposes in court via video link, denies role in incident

July 25, 2020 2:00 am

Advani’s lawyer KK Mishra said the 92-year-old leader was falsely implicated due to a political conspiracy and termed the evidence against him false.

Babri mosque demolition case: Advani to depose on July 24; MM Joshi on July 23

July 20, 2020 5:16 pm

The court is recording the statements of the 32 accused under Section 313 of CrPC to enable them to plead their innocence, if they so want.

Babri Masjid demolition case: Deliver verdict by August 31, SC tells CBI court

May 08, 2020 10:21 pm

Among the 32 people facing trial in the case are veteran BJP leaders Lal Krishna Advani, Murli Manohar Joshi, Kalyan Singh and former Union minister Uma Bharti, and sitting MPs Brij Bhushan Singh and Sakshi Maharaj.

Now a voter in Delhi, LK Advani's name ‘deleted’ from Gujarat voters’ list

February 10, 2020 1:56 pm

“It is not sure when he applied for deletion of his name from the voter’s list. But our updated records show that he is no longer a voter in Ahmedabad,” Murali Krishna, Chief Electoral Officer, Gujarat, told The Indian Express on Sunday.


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

May 27, 2019 6:53 am

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

April 07, 2016 7:17 pm

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.

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

January 07, 2016 2:09 pm

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

June 18, 2015 12:42 pm

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

December 31, 2014 8:44 pm

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

December 22, 2014 8:39 pm

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

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

November 11, 2014 7:36 pm

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

August 13, 2014 12:26 pm

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.


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

June 22, 2020 6:07 pm

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

June 22, 2020 6:11 pm

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.

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

June 22, 2020 6:18 pm

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

June 22, 2020 6:19 pm

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.”