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  • Shiv Sena ready to back BJP CM, says will support the leader who takes Maharashtra forward October 27, 2014

    Mumbai: The Shiv Sena in its mouthpiece 'Saamna' has said that they will support Bharatiya Janata Party's decision on Chief Minister of Maharashtra. "Whoever is made Chief Minister, be it Nitin Gadkari or Devendra Fadnavis, Shiv Sena will support the leader who takes Maharshtra forward, " the editorial said. The editorial...
  • Eknath Khadse claims voters want Chief Minister from North Maharashtra October 26, 2014

    In an interview with CNN-IBN, senior leader Eknath Khadse claims voters want Chief Minister from North Maharashtra. Sudhir Mungantiwar again calls for Nitin Gadkari to be made Maharashtra CM. Meanwhile, Devendra Fadnavis remains front runner for post of CM. ...
  • BJP 'not very keen' on forming coalition government with Shiv Sena in Maharashtra October 25, 2014

    Mumbai: As back channel talks continued between Shiv Sena and BJP to explore the possibility of a coalition government in Maharashtra, there were strong indications on Saturday that the latter may form a government on its own with NCP's outside support in keeping with the "sentiment" in the party. "It...
  • Gadkari dispels rumours, says he met RSS chief to wish him happy Diwali October 25, 2014

    Union Minister Nitin Gadkari met RSS chief Mohan Bhagwat in Nagpur on Saturday morning amidst reports that the RSS has endorsed the party's state chief Devendra Fadanavis for Maharashtra CM's post. Fadnavis had met Bhagwat on Friday. Gadkari, however, underplayed the meeting, saying that this must be new to the...
  • Nitin Gadkari violates law, rides scooter without helmet: Digvijaya Singh October 25, 2014

    Nagpur: Senior Congress leader Digvijaya Singh on Saturday hit out at Union Minister Nitin Gadkari for riding a scooter without a helmet. Gadkari was driving to Sangh building in Mahal in eastern part of Nagpur to meet Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh chief Mohan Bhagwat. Singh tweeted, "Gadkari violates the Law...
  • Nitin Gadkari meets RSS chief, says no discussion on Maharashtra politics October 25, 2014

    Nagpur: Union Minister Nitin Gadkari on Saturday met Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh chief Mohan Bhagwat and discussed "important" issues but said there was no talk on politics in Maharashtra where the Bharatiya Janata Party is in the process of government formation. The meeting took place a day after Maharashtra BJP president Devendra...
  • Nitin Gadkari meets RSS chief Bhagwat in Nagpur, suspense continues over Maharashtra CM October 25, 2014

    Nagpur: As the suspense over the chief minister of Maharashtra continues, Union Minister Nitin Gadkari met Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh chief Mohan Bhagwat in Nagpur on Saturday. The meeting comes in the wake of reports that the RSS has endorsed party's Maharashtra President Devendra Fadanavis for chief minister's post. Trouble has...
  • TWTW: Cyrus Broacha interviews 'Gadkari' on Maharashtra CM post October 24, 2014

    Watch the hilarious interview of 'Nitin Gadkari' by TWTW host Cyrus Broacha on the thorny issue of the Maharashtra Chief Minister's seat. ...
  • Maharashtra: Uddhav Thackeray willing to co-operate with BJP, says RPI's Athawale October 24, 2014

    Mumbai: A consensus between former allies BJP and Shiv Sena over government formation in Maharashtra is likely as indicated by Republican Party of India chief Ramdas Athawale. Athawale on Friday said that Sena chief Uddhav Thackeray is willing to cooperate with BJP to form government in the state. He told...
  • Delhi: Fadnavis meets Nitin Gadkari on Diwali October 23, 2014

    New Delhi: Maharashtra BJP president Devendra Fadnavis, who is considered front-runner to lead the state as first chief minister of the saffron party, on Thursday met Union Minister Nitin Gadkari at the latter's residence in New Delhi. Sources described the visit as a courtesy call by Fadnavis to extend Diwali greetings...
  • Maharashtra: Gadkari again rules himself out of CM race, says not willing to go to state October 23, 2014

    New Delhi: Bharatiya Janata Party leader and Union Minister Nitin Gadkari has once again ruled himself out of the race for Maharashtra Chief Minister's post. After his meeting with Maharashtra BJP unit president Devendra Fadnavis, Gadkari said, "I am not in the CM race, I do not want to be...
  • BJP looks for support in Maharashtra, party remains divided over CM candidate October 22, 2014

    Mumbai: The Bharatiya Janata Party may have chosen its chief minister for Haryana but the party continues to play the guessing game in Maharashtra. In order to cobble up the numbers, the BJP has reached out to smaller parties and Independents for support which is seen as an attempt to...
  • Bullet News: Catch the day's top stories October 21, 2014

    Bullet News is CNN-IBN's non-stop prime time bulletin where we bring to you the day's top stories from around the world. Be it politics, sports, entertainment or business, catch it here, only in 30 minutes. ...
  • India @ 9 with Bhupendra Chaubey October 21, 2014

    Catch the day's top stories with Bhupendra Chaubey on India @ 9. ...
  • News 360: Help pours in for baby Twisha, mother collects nearly Rs 2 crore for treatment October 21, 2014

    This Dhanteras, as you step out to buy yourself something, spare a thought for a 3-and-a-half-year-old child, who urgently needs your help. Baby Twisha, born with an incomplete food pipe needs Rs 7.5 crore to undergo a complicated procedure in Boston to survive. Twisha has already undergone 20 surgeries but...
  • Electronic toll collection at highways to start from October 27 October 21, 2014

    New Delhi: The government will commence the electronic toll collection process across national highways from October 27. With the inauguration of Electronic Toll Collection (ETC) system by the Minister of Road Transport and Highways, Nitin Gadkari on October 27, a uniform and acceptable standard of service to the commuters would become...
  • Maharashtra: BJP split over CM candidate, 40 MLAs favour Nitin Gadkari over Devendra Fadnavis October 21, 2014

    Mumbai: After the Bharatiya Janata Party's big win in the Maharashtra Assembly polls, loyalists of former party chief Nitin Gadkari are pitching his name for the post of chief minister of the state. At least 40 newly elected BJP MLAs are at Gadkari's residence in Nagpur demanding they want to see...
  • Maharashtra: Former state BJP chief pitches for Nitin Gadkari as CM October 21, 2014

    Mumbai: Even as close-door party meetings continue over the choice of chief ministerial candidate in Maharashtra, former state BJP president Sudhir Mungantiwar has pitched for Nitin Gadkari for the post. "We are surprised that Gadkari has said he doesn't want to be in the state. We all demand, infact, the party...
  • People supported Modi's wave for development, says Nitin Gadkari October 19, 2014

    Senior Bharatiya Janata Party leaders are looking at the possibilities of forming the government in Maharashtra. BJP leader and Union Minister Nitin Gadkari said, "The party is discussing internally on the issue of alliance in Maharashtra." Talking about the emerging trends of Assembly election 2014 Gadkari said, "The new wave...
  • Close down alcohol shops on sides of highways, says Nitin Gadkari October 18, 2014

    New Delhi: In a bid to bring down road accidents by 50 per cent in the next two years, Road Transport and Highways Minister Nitin Gadkari on Saturday said alcohol shops on either side of highways should be closed. "Alcohol shops on sides of highways shall be closed," Gadkari tweeted....
  • MGNREGA much exploited, will go ahead with tweak: Government October 16, 2014

    New Delhi: Amidst opposition in several quarters to its plan to tweak the rural job scheme, NDA government on Thursday asserted that it would go ahead with MGNREGA reforms as it charged that the flagship programme of the previous UPA regime "was allowed to be exploited for purely partisan purposes."...
  • Maharashtra elections: Nitin Gadkari says he's not in race to be CM, says BJP will win Haryana too October 16, 2014

    New Delhi: The Union Minister of Transport and Rural Development, Nitin Gadkari has made it clear that he is not a contender for the post of Maharashtra Chief Minister and he does not want to go back to his home state. In an exclusive interview to CNN-IBN, Gadkari said that...
  • Will not tolerate if Shiv Sena disrespects us: BJP leader Nitin Gadkari October 15, 2014

    Polling is underway in Maharashtra, with the state recording a positive voter turnout of 45 per cent till 3pm. The BJP and the Shiv Sena have both expressed confidence that they will win the elections and form the government. ...
  • BJP government will bring progress to Maharashtra, says Nitin Gadkari October 15, 2014

    "The BJP government will bring a lot of progress to Maharashtra. BJP forming the government will automatically make Maharashtra a progressive state," said Minister of Road Transport and Highways Nitin Gadkari. ...
  • EC's displeasure at Gadkari's remarks October 11, 2014

    New Delhi: The Election Commission on Saturday expressed "displeasure" at Union Minister Nitin Gadkari's reported remarks asking voters to accept bribe during campaigning in Maharashtra Assembly polls. In its order, which also carried excerpts of Gadkari's response to the Commission's show cause notice, EC said "irrespective of whatever intentions you might...
  • Breaking of Shiv Sena-BJP alliance is very unfortunate, says Nitin Gadkari October 8, 2014

    In an interview to CNN-IBN, Transport minister Nitin Gadkari said that the breaking of the Shiv Sena-BJP alliance was very unfortunate. "It was a clear understanding that party getting most seats will name the CM," said Gadkari. ...
  • Assembly polls: EC notice to Gadkari for his 'Lakshmi Darshan' remark October 7, 2014

    New Delhi: The Election Commission on Tuesday issued a notice to Union Road Transport and Highways, Shipping and Rural Development Minister Nitin Gadkari to explain his comment wherein he allegedly says, "there will be a lot of 'Lakshmi darshan' in the coming days." Gadkari was addressing an election rally in...
  • Maharashtra polls: Youth tries to hurl shoe at Nitin Gadkari, detained October 7, 2014

    Pune: A youth was detained on Monday night after he tried to hurl a shoe at Union Transport Minister and senior BJP leader Nithin Gadkari at an election rally in Pune. BJP workers at the venue immediately handed over the person to police and Gadkari went ahead with his speech...
  • Maharashtra polls: Gadkari promises voters 'saris, shirts'; EC issues notice October 6, 2014

    New Delhi: The Election Commission (EC) on Monday issued a show cause notice to Union Minister Nitin Gadkari for "statements to the effect of inducing the voters to take bribe" during campaigning in Maharashtra assembly polls. Holding that the statements prima facie violated the provisions of the Model Code of Conduct,...
  • Journalists should accept 'packages', says Nitin Gadkari October 6, 2014

    Mumbai: Union Minister Nitin Gadkari has courted a controversy asking journalists to "keep the packages (money) they get during the election season". "In the next 10-12 days, you journalists will have 'Laxmi darshan'," Gadkari said at a poll rally in Sawantwadi in coastal Konkan on Saturday. "Be it reporters or...