GADKARI

  • Court rejects closure report in Yogita Thakre case February 21, 2013

    Nagpur: In a major setback for former Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) president Nitin Gadkari, a Nagpur court on Thursday rejected the closure report of the CID in the Yogita Thakre murder case. The body of Yogita Thakre was found in a car in the residential compound of Gadkari in Nagpur. The...
  • Judge refuses to hear Purti case involving Gadkari February 14, 2013

    Mumbai: The Bombay High Court judge who was handling the Purti case against former BJP president Nitin Gadkari has stepped down and refused to hear the matter anymore. The case will now be transferred to a new bench. The CBI is probing allegations of dubious funding of Gadkari's firm, Purti Group....
  • Gadkari questioned by IT officials for 4 hours January 31, 2013

    Nagpur: Officials of the Income tax Department questioned former BJP President Nitin Gadkari in Nagpur on Thursday. Gadkari was questioned over his investments in the Purti Group for about 4 hours. The former BJP chief is facing allegations of financial irregularities. Gadkari, who was earlier slated to appear tomorrow, was quizzed...
  • Gadkari denies threatening IT officers probing Purti January 27, 2013

    New Delhi: Clarifying his statements that prompted the Income Tax officers' body to seek an apology from him, former Bharatiya Janata Party president Nitin Gadkari on Saturday denied threatening IT officers who are probing allegations of dubious funding of his firm, Purti Group. "I never threatened the IT Department or...
  • Narendra Modi meets Rajnath Singh, congratulates him January 27, 2013

    New Delhi: Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday met newlyappointed Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) President Rajnath Singh at his residence in the capital. Though the meeting was described as a courtesy call, it may fuel talks over a possible greater role for the Gujarat Chief Minister at the Centre...
  • IT officers' body demands apology from Nitin Gadkari January 27, 2013

    New Delhi: Income Tax officers' body has demanded an apology from former Bharatiya Janata Party president Nitin Gadkari for his alleged threat to its officials claiming that the remarks aimed at hindering a fair and free into Purti Group investments. It also sought security for the officials handling the investigation....
  • Modi can win the BJP more seats in UP than Rajnath: Ashok Malik January 25, 2013

    What will be the implications of the BJP's leadership change on Narendra Modi's prime ministerial aspirations? Senior journalist Ashok Malik joined IBNLive readers for an interaction on the issue. Q. What are the forces which propelled Rajnath Singh to power and why? From Yashwant Sinha to Khanduri to Swaraj there...
  • Watch India @ 9 with Rajdeep Sardesai January 24, 2013

    Newly elected President of the BJP, Rajnath Singh, on Thursday threatened to disrupt Parliament's Budget Session if Home Minister Sushil Kumar Shinde is not sacked for alleging that the BJP and RSS have been running terror camps. ...
  • Sonia, PM must apologise and sack Shinde: Rajnath January 24, 2013

    New Delhi: Newly elected President of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), Rajnath Singh, on Thursday threatened to disrupt Parliament's Budget Session if Home Minister Sushil Kumar Shinde is not sacked for alleging that the BJP and RSS have been running terror camps. Demanding an apology form Shinde, Congress President Sonia...
  • Advani not behind Gadkari opting out: Rajnath January 24, 2013

    New Delhi: The newlyelected BJP President Rajnath Singh has rubbished the speculations that senior party leader LK Advani was behind Nitin Gadkari opting of the party chief's race. Declaring that he would maintain an aggressive stand towards the Congress, Rajnath Singh said that he had been hurt and surprised to...
  • Gadkari threatens IT officials probing Purti links January 24, 2013

    New Delhi: A day after Rajnath Singh took his place as the Bharatiya Janata Party President, Nitin Gadkari is out but not down. In an open threat, he has in fact warned Income Tax officials of consequences when the BJP comes to power. "I know the names of the officials...
  • Modi a key leader, party will decide his role in 2014 elections: Rajnath January 24, 2013

    Praising Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi, newly appointed BJP chief Rajnath Singh said that he is a popular leader. About Nitin Gadkari withdrawing his name from the party presidency, Rajnath said that all the allegations against former party chief were false. ...
  • India @ 9 with Rajdeep Sardesai January 23, 2013

    Justice JS Verma Committee has called for stricter implementation of existing laws, police reforms, gender sensitisation of the security agencies and judiciary along with several changes in the IPC to deal with crime against women particularly rape cases....
  • Is the BJP still a house divided? January 23, 2013

    Former Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Rajnath Singh was elected as the Bharatiya Janata Party President on Wednesday as Nitin Gadkari opted out of the race following corruption allegations against him. ...
  • The Last Word: Has drama over BJP presidency damaged the party? January 23, 2013

    The Bharatiya Janata Party chose its president on Tuesday after a bitter battle and exposed unresolved leadership issues within the party. ...
  • BJP crisis: Rajnath emerges winner amist leadership issues January 23, 2013

    New Delhi: After all the drama and the suspense, the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) unanimously elected Rajnath Singh as party's president, capping last minute dramatic turn of events which saw Nitin Gadkari being forced out of the race for the second term. Ironically, Singh's name was also endorsed by the...
  • If the BJP was really serious, it should have gone for an entirely new face: Bhupendra Chaubey January 23, 2013

    Will a change of guard be able to salvage BJP's situation? CNNIBN's National Bureau Chief Bhupendra Chaubey joined IBNLive readers for an interaction on the issue. Q. Rajnath Singh was earlier also at the helm but the BJP lost mandate then. Do you think that he has what it takes to...
  • 'Relieved Gadkari stepped down, Rajnath best man to lead' January 23, 2013

    Rajnath Singh returned to the post of main Opposition Bharatiya Janata Party's president after dramatic stepping down of Nitin Gadkari on Tuesday night. AntiGadkari leaders in the BJP camp say they are "relived" with the decision and are sure that Singh is the right man to lead the party. ...
  • Leaders congratulate Rajnath on becoming BJP chief January 23, 2013

    New Delhi: Bharatiya Janata Party leader Rajnath Singh was on Wednesday elected unopposed as the party president for the 20132015 term. He succeeded Nitin Gadkari, who decided against contesting for a second term following charges of corruption against him. Several leaders congratulated Rajnath Singh over his election. BJP MP Ram Jethmalani:...
  • BJP hopes Rajnath Singh will lead party to a path of success January 23, 2013

    Welcoming the appointment of Rajnath Singh as the new BJP president, former party chief Nitin Gadkari and senior leader LK Advani said they hope that the change in leadership will help the party emerge a winner in upcoming Assembly elections and 2014 Lok Sabha elections. ...
  • Ram Jethmalani hopes Rajnath Singh will cleanse BJP January 23, 2013

    New Delhi: Suspended BJP leader Ram Jethmalani, who had openly opposed Nitin Gadkari's reelection as the party chief, on January 23 lauded Rajnath Singh for his "wisdom" and hoped that the new President will "cleanse" the organisation. "In the present circumstances, he is a much better man. I hope (with) absolute...
  • New BJP chief Rajnath Singh calls UPA a failure January 23, 2013

    New Delhi: Former Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Rajnath Singh was elected as the Bharatiya Janata Party President on Wednesday as Nitin Gadkari opted out of the race following corruption allegations against him. Rajnath Singh began his term for 20132015 by touching senior BJP leader LK Advani's feet and sounding the...
  • Rajnath returns to familiar political terrain January 23, 2013

    New Delhi: Rajnath Singh, who was elected President of BJP on January 23, finds himself in the familiar role of leading the party at a time when the party is dogged by factional feud and the Lok Sabha polls not too far away. 61yearold Singh from Uttar Pradesh, who takes...
  • Rajnath Singh elected unopposed as BJP president January 23, 2013

    New Delhi: Bharatiya Janata Party leader Rajnath Singh was on Wednesday elected unopposed as the party president for the term 2013 to 2015. He succeeded Nitin Gadkari, who decided against contesting for a second term following charges of corruption against him. Singh has been BJP's president between 2006 and 2009...
  • If Nitin Gadkari is guilty, he must be punished: Arvind Kejriwal January 23, 2013

    As Rajnath Singh replaces Nitin Gadkari as the BJP president, Aam Aadmi Party National Convenor Arvind Kejriwal said that if Gadkari was actually guilty then mere resignation was not enough. Targetting the Congress, Kejriwal said while the Gadkari has resigned as the BJP chief, the Congress is so shameless that...
  • Advani's opposition led to Gadkari's opting out of race for BJP chief January 23, 2013

    New Delhi: Nitin Gadkari, who was being backed by the RSS, on Tuesday saw himself being opposed by one of the senior most leaders in the party, LK Advani. Gadkari, who till Monday, had the support of party leaders for a second stint as the BJP President, opted out of...
  • Party will gain if Rajnath becomes BJP president: Modi January 23, 2013

    New Delhi: Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday congratulated Bharatiya Janata Party leader Rajnath Singh who is likely to become party president, and said the party would "gain from this" move. "I called up Shri Rajnath Singh ji and congratulated him. He brings with him vast experience of...
  • Live: BJP chief Rajnath Singh lashes out at Congress January 23, 2013

    New Delhi: 12:53 pm: BJP President Rajnath Singh also attacked the UPA government over Home Minister Sushil Kumar Shinde's Hindu terror remarks. 12:42 pm: Rajnath Singh, who took over as the BJP President, said he was not happy with the circumstances in which he was taking over as the party...
  • Rajnath Singh emerges from shadows to reclaim top post in BJP January 23, 2013

    New Delhi: In a dramatic late night twist on Tuesday, Nitin Gadkari opted out of the BJP presidential race and former Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Rajnath Singh is now the consensus choice and will be elected later on Wednesday. Nitin Gadkari's backers in RSS had come under intense pressure from...
  • Gadkari makes way for Rajnath Singh to be BJP chief January 23, 2013

    New Delhi: In a dramatic turn in the Bharatiya Janata Party presidential polls, Nitin Gadkari has announced that he will not seek a second term after controversy erupted over his name. Rajnath Singh is now all set to occupy the party's top post as party leaders have reached a consensus...