GADKARI

  • Varun visits Rahul's constituency, calls it homecoming May 16, 2013

    Sultanpur: Amid speculations of him contesting the next Lok Sabha elections from Sultanpur, BJP MP Varun Gandhi today said his visit to the district is like a homecoming and a new politics should start in the region. "Today I have come home. I was blessed with a daughter on March 19...
  • Yogita Thakre death: SC refuses to direct CBI probe May 10, 2013

    New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Friday refused to direct CBI probe in the murder of sevenyearold Yogita Thakre, who was found dead in a car parked at former BJP president Nitin Gadkari's home in Nagpur. A bench headed by Justice RM Lodha dismissed the PIL seeking its direction to...
  • Ram Jethmalani likely to be expelled from BJP: party sources May 7, 2013

    New Delhi: The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) appears to have made up its mind to expel Rajya Sabha MP Ram Jethmalani from the party, according to party sources. "Jethmalani's open defiance seems to have forced BJP leadership to take action against him," BJP sources said. This comes after Jethmalani asked the BJP's...
  • Don't lecture us on corruption, Kamal Nath tells BJP May 7, 2013

    New Delhi: Parliamentary Affairs Minister Kamal Nath on Monday told the BJP not to "lecture" the Congress on corruption and said Railway Minister Pawan Kumar Bansal and Law Minister Ashwani Kumar would not resign. "There is no question of their resignation. Did Nitin Gadkari resign as president of the BJP?...
  • Don't lecture us on 'corruption', Congress tells BJP May 6, 2013

    New Delhi: Parliamentary Affairs Minister Kamal Nath on Monday told the BJP not to "lecture" the Congress on corruption and said Railway Minister Pawan Kumar Bansal and Law Minister Ashwani Kumar would not resign. "There is no question of their resignation. Did Nitin Gadkari resign as president of the BJP?...
  • IT dept detects alleged tax evasion in Nitin Gadkari's Purti group transactions May 5, 2013

    New Delhi: The Income Tax department has detected alleged tax evasion to the tune of Rs 7 crore in the business transactions of Purti group of companies related to former BJP President Nitin Gadkari. Probing the alleged dubious transactions of the Purti Power and Sugar Limited (PPSL) since 2012, the department...
  • Maharashtra irrigation scam: Medha names Ajit Pawar, Gadkari April 20, 2013

    Social activist Medha Patkar is alleging fresh evidence in the Maharashtra Irrigation Scam. She has alleged Income Tax raids at the Mahalakshmi Infraprojects Limited uncovered proof of kickbacks being paid to the tune of Rs 44 crore. ...
  • Maha irrigation scam: Ajit Pawar, Gadkari involved, says Medha Patkar April 19, 2013

    Mumbai: Social activist Medha Patkar has claimed to have fresh evidence in the Maharashtra Irrigation Scam. She has alleged that Income Tax raids at the Mahalakshmi Infraprojects Limited uncovered proof of kickbacks being paid to the tune of Rs 44 crore. The Income tax assessment report cites documents showing unexplained payments...
  • Gadkari denies assuring Nitish that Modi won't be PM candidate April 18, 2013

    New Delhi: Former Bharatiya Janata Party chief Nitin Gadkari has denied reports that he assured Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar that Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi will not be the Prime Ministerial candidate. Gadkari said he met Nitish along with senior BJP leader Arun Jaitley, but did not say that...
  • BJP will come back to power in Rajasthan: Gadkari April 16, 2013

    Udaipur: Former BJP President Nitin Gadkari on Tuesday expressed confidence that his party will come back to power in pollbound Rajasthan. Gadkari, who was here to address a public meeting of the first phase of the Suraj Sankalp Yatra, told reporters that "if people want to see Rajasthan as a...
  • 'Senior leader' wanted help to topple UPAII: Gadkari April 13, 2013

    Nagpur: Former Bharatiya Janata Party chief Nitin Gadkari on Friday claimed that a "senior leader" of the UPAII wanted his support to topple the Congressled alliance government in New Delhi. "The UPA leader who had approached was capable of bringing down the government. However, after that, the kind of assurances which...
  • An influential leader asked me for help to bring down UPA govt: Gadkari April 12, 2013

    Nagpur: Former Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) president Nitin Gadkari has revealed that he was approached by "an influential leader" who sought his help in bringing down the Congressled United Progressive Alliance (UPA) but he turned down the request. "An influential political leader had approached me seeking help in pulling down...
  • Gadkari compares PM with mute monkey of Mahatma Gandhi April 7, 2013

    Nagpur: Former BJP national president Nitin Gadkari has equated Prime Minister Manmohan Singh with one of the three monkey's of Mahatma Gandhi. On the occasion of party's foundation day, Gadkari on Saturday quoted an SMS received on his cell phone saying Gandhiji had asked Chitragupta from his heavenly abode as...
  • Rajnath, Advani to campaign for Karnatka Assembly elections March 30, 2013

    Bangalore: BJP president Rajnath Singh and LK Advani are among the key party leaders who will be campaigning for the May 5 Karnataka Assembly elections. "Our national leaders LK Advani, Rajnath Singh, Arun Jaitley and Sushma Swaraj will be descending in the city for poll campaign by attending Sankalpa Convention...
  • Mumbai: Nitin Gadkari meets Raj Thackeray March 13, 2013

    Mumbai: Former BJP President Nitin Gadkari on Tuesday night met MNS chief Raj Thackeray at the latter's residence in Dadar area in Mumbai. Although it is not clear whether any political developments were discussed, the meeting is significant as the state BJP and the MNS are engaged in a war...
  • BJP has Advani to guide it, says Rajnath Singh March 3, 2013

    New Delhi: BJP president Rajnath Singh on Saturday said the party was looking up to LK Advani to guide it through the challenges being faced by the country. Singh also backed former BJP president Nitin Gadkari and said that the charges against him were totally false and fabricated. "If there is somebody...
  • TWTW: Cyrus Broacha takes on bandh politics February 24, 2013

    On this episode of The Week That Wasn't, Cyrus Broacha takes a look at the two-day Bharat Bandh. ...
  • 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....