Articles about Pramod Mahajan

Pramod Mahajan was an Indian politician who represented the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP). He was a second-generation leader of BJP and belonged to a group of young technocratic leaders. He served as an English teacher at Kholeshwar College before joining politics. In his early days, he started his political career by joining the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS). In 1974, he left his school job and became an RSS Pracharak. Mahajan also participated in the agitation against the government during the Emergency declared by the then Prime Minister Indira Gandhi. In 1986, he was appointed as the President of the Bharatiya Janata Yuva Morcha. He gained attention in 1990 when he helped to organize BJP President Lal Krishna Advani’s Ram Rath Yatra. Mahajan also played a crucial role in India’s cellular revolution as a telecommunications minister in Atal Bihari Vajpayee’s ministry. He was also accused of conspiring the murder of a former journalist. In 2006, his brother shot him dead over a family dispute following which Mahajan died. Mahajan has been survived by his wife and two children - Poonam and Rahul Mahajan.

Rahul Mahajan says his Russian wife has converted to Hinduism

07 Dec 2020

Entertainment
Rahul Mahajan says his Russian wife has converted to Hinduism

Former Bigg Boss contestant Rahul Mahajan has opened up about his third marriage.

10 people who drove the Ram Janmabhoomi movement

05 Aug 2020

India
10 people who drove the Ram Janmabhoomi movement

Decades after the Ram Janmabhoomi movement gave a new face to Hindu sentiments in India, the groundbreaking ceremony in Ayodhya happened today, putting an end to bloodshed and a long-drawn legal battle.

Before Modi takes oath, understanding how Union Cabinets are formed

30 May 2019

Politics
Before Modi takes oath, understanding how Union Cabinets are formed

Who will be a part of Narendra Modi's Cabinet, is a question which has kept political analysts busy since BJP got a thumping victory in 2019 general elections.

Atal Bihari Vajpayee, former PM and BJP-stalwart, passes away

16 Aug 2018

Politics
Atal Bihari Vajpayee, former PM and BJP-stalwart, passes away

Former PM Atal Bihari Vajpayee died today after being admitted at AIIMS for nearly nine weeks.

Meet Subodh Kumar Jaiswal, Mumbai Police's new boss

02 Jul 2018

Mumbai
Meet Subodh Kumar Jaiswal, Mumbai Police's new boss

Mumbai Police got a new chief this weekend as senior IPS officer Subodh Kumar Jaiswal took charge of the force on Saturday.

Smriti Irani's birthday: 6 interesting facts about the actress-turned-politician

23 Mar 2018

Politics
Smriti Irani's birthday: 6 interesting facts about the actress-turned-politician

Smriti Irani once claimed "an ideological umbilical cord with BJP." Her grandfather was a swayamsevak and mother, a booth-activist.

Mohan Bhagwat: "Most powerful outsider in Indian politics"

11 Sep 2017

Politics
Mohan Bhagwat: "Most powerful outsider in Indian politics"

Mohan Bhagwat, RSS supremo and sarsanghchalak (head), turns 67 today. Bhagwat was an unknown face until the then RSS Chief KC Sudarshan appointed him his successor in 2009.