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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L K Advani declines Delhi Assembly silver jubilee celebration invite

Before the Delhi Assembly came into being in 1993, following the enactment of the Government of National Capital Territory Act, a Metropolitan Council governed the capital.

When LK Advani praised Buddhadeb Bhattacharya and Mamata Banerjee hit Left on Bangla illegals

The reason why Banerjee wanted to raise the matter was because she was not present in the House on July 26 when Opposition and BJP leader L K Advani moved an adjournment motion for a discussion on ‘Massive illegal immigration from Bangladesh’.


Pranab Mukherjee at RSS home is a significant event in history: LK Advani

Pranab Mukherjee’s acceptance of the RSS invitation had generated tremendous anxiety within the Congress, the party to which he belonged before becoming President. In fact, several senior party leaders had expressed surprise, disbelief and even criticised his decision to visit the RSS headquarters.

Lal Bahadur Shastri not hostile to RSS, often consulted Guru Golwalkar: LK Advani

Describing Shastri as a "dedicated Congressman" in an article in the 70th anniversary edition of the RSS-affiliated weekly Organiser, Advani said his personal qualities won him the goodwill of the nation.

On 90th birthday: L K Advani with family and books

From the Opposition side, former Prime Minister Manmohan Singh, Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal, Kamal Nath, Karan Singh, Sharad Yadav, Jay Panda, Rajiv Shukla and Amar Singh visited and greeted the senior leader.

LK Advani to celebrate birthday with visually challenged kids

Many top BJP leaders, including Prime Minister Narendra Modi and party president Amit Shah, are expected to visit Advani's residence to greet him.


As they voted for Kovind and Meira Kumar, Tweeple were busy captioning this Advani pic

Presidential polls: On Monday, as soon as the voting concluded, a photo of L K Advani started doing rounds on the micro-blogging site. The picture shows the senior BJP leader casting his vote through a secret ballot in the Presidential Poll, and Tweeple have started interpreting it in their own way.

Letter to the Editor: Advani’s history

It is true that Kovind was a little known figure till the other day but now we know that he is humble, has a clean slate and while in active politics he had been above controversy.

Time has come for grand bargain on Ram Janmabhoomi-Babri Masjid dispute

The continuous legal saga around the Babri Masjid demolition will serve no other purpose but resurrect old ghouls and buried phantoms

Babri Masjid demolition case: Conspiracy charges against L K Advani, Murli Manohar Joshi, Uma Bharti

Last month, the Supreme Court revived the criminal conspiracy charge (IPC 120 B) against the three BJP leaders and shifted their trial from Rae Bareli to Lucknow.

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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.

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.

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.


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.”