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Balbir Punj is a Senior Indian Politician of to the Bharatiya Janata Party. He is a spokesperson for the BJP party.

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Sabir Ali to file defamation suit against Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi
Sabir Ali challenges Naqvi to prove charges levelled against him

Sabir Ali asks BJP to put his membership on hold
Sabir Ali may challenge Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi to prove his claims

Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi opposes induction of Sabir Ali into BJP
Former JDU leader Sabir Ali joins BJP, faces stiff opposition from Naqvi

Bal Thackeray supports Sushma Swaraj as NDA's Prime Ministerial candidate
BJP responds that they have a lot of able candidates and would decide on their PM candidate during 2014 general elections

Rift between JD-U, BJP widens over PM candidate
The alleged rift between the Janata Dal -United (JD-U) and the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) widened on Monday, with JD-U chief Sharad Yadav slamming BJP leader Balbir Punj for backing Narendra Modi for the Prime Minister's post.

Rift within NDA widens over PM candidate
The apparent rift within the National Democratic Alliance (NDA) over the prime ministerial candidate widened on Monday, as Janata Dal-United (JD-U) chief Sharad Yadav questioned Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader Balbir Punj for backing Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi for the post.

BJP joins Bhagwat, pulls up Nitish for 'secular PM' remarks
With RSS chief Mohan Bhagwat backing Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi as NDA's Prime Ministerial candidate and apparently disagreeing with the remarks made Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar, the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) also echoed similar sentiments on Wednesday, saying the party does not need to take certificate on secularism from anyone

'Costly'-Rs. 35 lakhs-Planning Commission toilets angers BJP
The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Wednesday lashed out at the Congress-led UPA Government over reports that the Planning Commission has spent Rs. 35 lakhs on renovating two toilets in its office, saying there is an ocean of difference between what the Centre preaches and practices.

Mamata intolerant to even constructive criticism', alleges Punj
With West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee failing to deliver the charisma and change expected by the people of the state after she completed a year in power, Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader Balbir Punj on Sunday said the Trinamool Congress (TMC) chief seems to have become intolerant to even constructive criticism.

2G Scam: Subramanian Swamy hopes for A. Raja's conviction by year-end
Janata Party president and the main petitioner in the 2G scam Subramanian Swamy has said he is hoping that former telecom minister A. Raja is convicted by the end of the year.

Enrica-Lexie case: BJP calls on govt. to sack Additional Solicitor General Raval
The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Tuesday called on the Central Government to sack Additional Solicitor General Harin Raval for apparently defending the contention of the Italian Government that their country's ship - the Enrica Lexie - was in international waters and not in Indian waters when its security personnel killed two Keralite fishermen in February this year.

BJP finds Centre and State Governments divided
The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Monday alleged that the relationship between Centre and the various state governments has deteriorated.

BJP welcomes Gujarat riot case verdict
The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Monday welcomed the Gujarat's special court decision, which pronounced its verdict in the Ode massacre case of post-Godhra riots, in which 23 persons belonging to minority community were burnt to death.

Huge trust deficit exists between army, govt: BJP
Reacting to The Indian Express report for units moving towards national capital, the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Wednesday said the report exposed the huge trust deficit that exists between the army and the government.

Trinamool lawmaker's complaint over Indian Army graft triggers political uproar
Cutting across party lines, lawmakers of the country have called on the government and investigating agencies to thoroughly probe a Trinamool Congress lawmaker's complaint over graft taking place in the Indian Army.

BJP questions UPA-II Government's intention on Lokpal Bill
The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Sunday questioned the UPA-II Government's intention over the Lokpal Bill even as veteran social activist Anna Hazare was observing a day-long fast here.

BJP condemns abduction of Orissa MLA, calls on govt. to wage war against Maoists
Senior Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader Balbir Punj condemned the abduction of an Orissa MLA by Maoists, and called on the federal government to wage a full-fledged war against the rebels.

Gujarat porngate scandal: Congress pulls up BJP
Congress Party on Wednesday took a dig at the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) over the porngate scandal that has now rocked the Gujarat assembly, where two MLAs have come under the scanner for allegedly watching obscene pictures on a tablet during proceedings.

Congress makes a comeback in by polls
The Congress party made a comeback in Karnataka, Kerala and Gujarat on Wednesday as it won the recently conducted by polls by defeating their rivals.

Home Secretary's suggestion to bureaucrats to be independent criticized
The reported remark by the Union Home ecretary "Don't be CMs' stenographers" at the meeting of chief secretaries and Director General's of Police to discuss the National Counter Terrorism Centre has been criticized by the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP).

Ambika Soni urges political fraternity to unite in fight against terrorism
Union Information and Broadcasting Minister Ambika Soni on Saturday appealed to the leaders of various political parties to refrain from politicising the issue of the setting up of the anti-militancy unit, the National Counter Terrorism Centre (NCTC).

Congress should have consulted state governments before constituting NCTC: Sushma
Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader Sushma Swaraj on Friday said the ruling Congress party should have consulted state governments before constituting the National Counter Terrorism Centre (NCTC).

MCA ban on Shah Rukh Khan not final yet: Rajiv Shukla
Indian Premier League (IPL) Governing Council chairman Rajiv Shukla on Thursday said no final decision has been taken on banning Kolkata Knight Riders co-owner Shah Rukh Khan from Mumbai's Wankhede Stadium.

BJP to react on Lokpal Bill after seeing final print
Senior Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader S S Ahluwalia on Wednesday clarified that his party would comment on the Lokpal Bill only after seeing the official version of the anti-graft bill as drafted by the government.

BJP in favour of bringing CBI under Lokpal Bill ambit
The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Wednesday reiterated that the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) should be brought under the ambit of Lokpal Bill.

BJP demands probe into Noida land allotment to Bhushans
The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Wednesday demanded an enquiry into the controversial allotment of land to veteran social activist Ana Hazare's aide Shanti Bhushan and his son Jayant in Uttar Pradesh's Noida city.

BJP blames Congress for Parliament logjam
With both Houses of Parliament being adjourned till tomorrow, the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Wednesday mocked the ruling Congress Party's rigid attitude in perpetually blaming the opposition for disrupting proceedings.

Lalu terms BJP's proposed boycott a 'dictatorial trend in politics'
Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) supremo Lalu Prasad Yadav on Tuesday termed the Bharatiya Janata Party's proposed boycott of Union Home Minister P. Chidambaram for his alleged involvement in the 2G scam to be a dictatorial trend in politics.

BJP chalks out strategy ahead of Winter Session of Parliament
With all eyes being set on the Winter Session of Parliament beginning tomorrow, senior Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leaders met at party veteran Lal Krishna Advani's residence here on Monday to chalk out a strategy to take to task the Congress-led United Progressive Alliance (UPA) Government at the Centre, which is engulfed in various scams.

Sushma terms appointment of Lokayukta in Gujarat a breach of constitution
Terming the appointment of Lokayukta in Gujarat to be a breach of constitution, Leader of Opposition in Lok Sabha, Sushma Swaraj, on Monday said Chief Minister Narendra Modi was not even asked on the matter.

Political leaders welcome Supreme Court judgement on euthanasia plea
Cutting across party lines, political leaders today welcomed the judgement of the Supreme Court, which rejected the petition filed by author Pinki Virani for the mercy killing of comatose nurse Aruna Shanbaug.

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