Gadkari

  • Will continue to serve party as committed worker: Gadkari January 22, 2013

    New Delhi: In a sudden move that propelled 62yearold Rajnath Singh to the post of main Opposition Bharatiya Janata Party's president, Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) favourite Nitin Gadkari backed away from the elections citing allegations of dubious funding he has been facing, related to his company Purti Group. "I do not...
  • Rajnath to replace Gadkari as BJP president: Sources January 22, 2013

    New Delhi: In a dramatic twist to the battle for the next president of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), former party chief Rajnath Singh has emerged as the frontrunner for the post. According to sources, Nitin Gadkari has opted out of the race, telling RSS leader Bhaiyaji Joshi that he...
  • BJP sources say Gadkari will be chosen unopposed January 22, 2013

    New Delhi: Hours after reports suggested that the race for the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) president could turn into a bitter battle with speculations of veteran party leader Yashwant Sinha joining the fray, sources in the party ruled out any contest. According to sources, Hazaribagh MP Yashwant Sinha only took the...
  • BJP president poll: Gadkari may be challenged by Yashwant January 22, 2013

    New Delhi: The race for the next Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) president could turn into a bitter battle with senior party leader and Hazaribagh MP Yashwant Sinha likely to contest against Nitin Gadkari. Yashwant Sinha's aide has taken the nomination papers from BJP office on Tuesday for the election which...
  • BJP president poll: Will Yashwant Sinha contest? January 22, 2013

    New Delhi: In what comes as an embarrassment for Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) president Nitin Gadkari, an aide of veteran leader Yashwant Sinha on Wednesday took the nomination papers for the party presidential elections. This comes a day ahead of the elections to choose the BJP president for the next term....
  • UPA trying to malign me, will quit if found guilty: Gadkari January 22, 2013

    New Delhi: Troubled Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) President Nitin Gadkari on Tuesday reacted to the Income Tax Department surveys on Purti group investors and accused the Centre of ordering IT surveys to damage his presidential prospects. Calling it a controversy against him, Gadkari said he would never hesitate to quit...
  • Shinde's remark has weakened our country's ability to fight terror enormously: Ram Madhav January 22, 2013

    How does the RSS react to Union Home Minister Sushil kumar Shinde's 'Hindu terror' comment? RSS spokesperson Ram Madhav joined IBNLive readers for an interaction on the issue. Q. Are Sangh not bothered with the hostile approach of main stream media towards Sangh and parivar orgnasiations? Asked by: Nair P A....
  • Have been denied nomination form by BJP: Mahesh Jethmalani January 22, 2013

    New Delhi: The power struggle within the Bharatiya Janata Party for the party president's post has worsened. Mahesh Jethmalani, who had threatened to contest against Nitin Gadkari said he has been denied nomination form by the party leadership for contesting elections to party president's chair. Jethmalani had threatened to contest the...
  • Mumbai IT wing probes firms funding Gadkari's Purti group January 22, 2013

    Mumbai: There seems to be fresh trouble for Nitin Gadkari who is set to be reelected as the Bharatiya Janata Party President on Wednesday. The Mumbai IT wing is surveying seven companies found to have been routing money into Gadkari's Purti Group after allegations against the companies surfaced in the...
  • BJP faces embarrassment as Jethmalani takes on Gadkari January 21, 2013

    New Delhi: There is trouble within the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) over the leadership and it's presidential election. Even though the road seems clear for the second term of current party president Nitin Gadkari, BJP leader Mahesh Jethmalani has said there should be a contest for the post. Just as Gadkari...
  • There are better candidates than Gadkari: Mahesh Jethmalani on BJP president January 21, 2013

    BJP leader Mahesh Jethmalani has hinted that he may throw his hat in the contest for the post of party president, if there is no one to challenge Nitin Gadkari. ...
  • Gadkari frontrunner for BJP chief as party remains divided January 21, 2013

    New Delhi: Even as there have been big names that could have been considered for the post of the President in the party, Gadkari remains the frontrunner with a strong Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) backing. RSS has endorsed Gadkari despite him facing corruption charges and at a stage where the...
  • Mahesh Jethmalani threatens to contest for BJP chief post January 21, 2013

    New Delhi: In more trouble for Nitin Gadkari, Bharatiya Janata Party leader Mahesh Jethmalani on Monday threatened to contest for the post of the party chief if the former were given another chance to be the party president. "I am in favour of a contest against Mr Gadkari as BJP president....
  • Nitin Gadkari likely to become BJP President again January 20, 2013

    New Delhi: Despite reservations by party veteran LK Advani, Nitin Gadkari is likely to be reappointed as the president of main Opposition, Bharatiya Janata Party, with a strong Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) backing. Notification for the elections has been issued and Gadkari is likely to file his nomination on January...
  • BJP presidential poll: Advani's proposal for Sushma not accepted January 20, 2013

    New Delhi: The fight for the post of the BJP president seems to have gotten a new twist. Sources said on Saturday that party veteran LK Advani had suggested senior party member and Leader of the Opposition in the Lok Sabha, Sushma Swaraj's name for the post. However, the RSS continues...
  • BJP issues notification for presidential election January 20, 2013

    New Delhi: The BJP on Sunday issued the notification for its Presidential election. Sources said that Nitin Gadkari is likely to file his nomination papers on January 23, and will be elected unopposed if no other nomination is received. Sources had earlier claimed that LK Advani had proposed the names of...
  • BJP president battle: Notification for election likely today January 20, 2013

    New Delhi: The notification for the BJP presidential elections is likely to be announced on Sunday. While the RSS is backing Nitin Gadkari, sources say that veteran leader LK Advani has proposed Sushma Swaraj's name for the post. Sources said that Advani was uncomfortable with the renomination of Gadkari as he...
  • Advani proposes Sushma's name for post of BJP chief January 20, 2013

    New Delhi: The fight for the post of the BJP president seems to have gotten a new twist. Sources said on Saturday that party veteran LK Advani had suggested Sushma Swaraj's name for the post. However, the RSS continues to back the embattled current president, Nitin Gadkari. The RSS is keen...
  • Gadkari set to get another term as BJP President January 20, 2013

    New Delhi: Nitin Gadkari appears all set to get a second consecutive term as BJP President. The party will issue a notification tomorrow for its Presidential elections and Gadkari is expected to submit his nomination for the top organizational post. Gadkari is likely to be the...
  • Bal Thackeray was not a dictator, says Nitin Gadkari January 19, 2013

    Mumbai: Describing late Bal Thackeray as an "openhearted" person, Bharatiya Janata Party president Nitin Gadkari said in Mumbai that the Sena patriarch was not a "dictator" and always took decisions, which he felt were "reasonable". "Balasaheb was an openhearted person. He never indulged in castebased politics. Though some people portrayed...
  • Yogita Thakre death: Court order on closure report today January 17, 2013

    Nagpur: A Nagpur court on Thursday is likely to give its order on the closure report filed by the Maharashtra Criminal Investigation Department in the Yogita Thakre death case. In May 2009, the body of sevenyearold Yogita was found inside a car parked in the compound of the residence of...
  • PM should adopt a ruthless stand on LoC killings: Gadkari January 16, 2013

    Pune: BJP president Nitin Gadkari on Wednesday said the UPA government and Prime Minister Manmohan Singh should adopt a "ruthless stand" on Pakistan's recent ceasefire violations on the LoC and the killing and decapitation of Indian soldiers. Stating that Pakistan had violated human rights and international norms, Gadkari said, "People...
  • BJP denies IT summons to Nitin Gadkari January 13, 2013

    New Delhi/Nagpur: The Bharatiya Janata Party on Sunday denied reports of Income Tax summons to party president Nitin Gadkari and alleged that it was a plot to malign his image. The report was also denied by Gadkari who said he hasn't received any notice from the IT department. "There is...
  • Income Tax summons for BJP chief Nitin Gadkari January 12, 2013

    Nagpur: The Income Tax department on Saturday issued summons to BJP chief Nitin Gadkari in connection with alleged tax evasion. The summons were for Gadkari and some associated companies. Top sources in the department said Gadkari has been asked for his personal appearance so that he can be confronted with...
  • Jethmalani, Gadkari patch up, say sources January 11, 2013

    New Delhi: Senior lawyer Ram Jethmalani and Bharatiya Janata Party president Nitin Gadkari have reached a truce after over a month of former's suspension from the party, according to the sources. Senior party leader LK Advani mediated the truce after they met at his residence, sources added. Jethmalani invited the BJP...
  • Problem with JMM is that it's too unpredictable: Bhupendra Chaubey January 8, 2013

    Jharkhand CM Arjun Munda has quit and has recommended dissolution of the Assembly as JMM withdrew its support to the BJPJMM coalition government. JMM has claimed that the party is in talks with the Congress. CNNIBN's National Bureau Chief Bhupendra Chaubey joined IBNLive readers for an interaction on whether the...
  • Ready for talks with Jharkhand Mukti Morcha: Congress January 8, 2013

    In a blow to the BJP government in Jharkhand, the JMM withdrew support to the coalition in the state on Tuesday. Jharkhand CM Arjun Munda later met the governor and submitted his resignation. ...
  • 'Nitin Gadkari may get a second term as BJP President' January 4, 2013

    New Delhi: With speculations making the rounds over the new potential candidate for the post of Bharatiya Janata Party president, sources on Friday said that there are high chances that Nitin Gadkari gets a second term. According to BJP sources, Gadkari remains the first choice of the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh...
  • Gadkari getting second term means RSS still calls the shots in BJP: Bhupendra Chaubey January 3, 2013

    Is the BJP right in giving a second term to Nitin Gadkari as party president? CNNIBN's National Bureau Chief Bhupendra Chaubey joined IBNLive readers for an interaction on the issue. Q. Is the second term to incumbent a ploy to send LK Advani on compulsory retirement? Asked by: sundar1950in A. I think...
  • Digvijaya gets bail in defamation case filed by Gadkari December 21, 2012

    New Delhi: Congress General Secretary Digvijaya Singh was granted bail by a court in Delhi on Friday in connection with a defamation case filed by BJP President Nitin Gadkari against him. Digvijaya had accused Gadkari of having business links with BJP MP Ajay Sancheti, who allegedly pocketed large sums of...