Gadkari

  • Quartet in BJP Core Group to take key decisions May 14, 2014

    Ahead of possible government formation, a group of four top leaders, including Narendra Modi and party chief Rajnath Singh, has emerged as BJP's Core Group that is expected to take all key decisions. The meeting of the group, which also includes former party chief Nitin Gadkari and Arun Jaitley, took place...
  • Jaitley may get Finance, Sushma Defence if the NDA comes to power May 14, 2014

    New Delhi: The top Bharatiya Janata Party leadership, confident of the NDA coming to power, will go into a huddle on Wednesday to chart out the party's next steps after the counting of votes on May 16. BJP's Prime Ministerial candidate and Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi, party chief Rajnath...
  • BJP begins post poll planning, Modi to meet top leadership today May 14, 2014

    Ahmedabad: Confident of victory in the 2014 Lok Sabha elections with the exit polls giving the NDA a clear mandate, the Bharatiya Janata Party has now gone into a huddle to chalk out a post poll strategy. The BJP is also holding meetings to decide on who will be its...
  • A Billion Votes: Exit polls project NDA win, what next? May 13, 2014

    The post poll surveys have given the Bharatiya Janata Party-led National Democratic Alliance a clear mandate with mission 272 being well within its reach this Lok Sabha election. While the BJP has welcomed the polls and is confident of victory under the leadership of its Prime Ministerial candidate Narendra Modi,...
  • BJP keeping lines of communication open with regional players May 13, 2014

    Although the Bharatiya Janata Party is confident of crossing the mark of 272, it is keeping lines of communication open with regional players. The BJP wants more allies on board to allow passage of legislations in Parliament speedily. YSR Congress Chief Jagan Reddy has already mentioned he is not averse...
  • Have no ambition to be BJP president, Modi will decide our roles: Nitin Gadkari May 13, 2014

    New Delhi: Nitin Gadkari has denied reports that he is eyeing the post of Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) president, especially after he got a clean chit from the Income Tax department in a corruption case on Tuesday. "I have been the BJP president for three years. I have no ambition...
  • Gadkari eyes BJP President's post, RSS rejects his attempt May 13, 2014

    New Delhi: Former BJP president Nitin Gadkari is eyeing the top post in the party once again. He on Tuesday met party patriarch LK Advani after getting a clean chit in the Income Tax (I-T) probe against him. However, according to sources, the Sangh Parivar has rejected Gadkari's attempt to...
  • Big relief for Gadkari as RTI reveals no I-T probe pending against him May 12, 2014

    New Delhi: In a big relief to former Bharatiya Janata Party president Nitin Gadkari, an RTI application reveals there is no Income Tax probe pending against him. Gadkari had to lose his chair as the BJP chief after the Income Tax department alleged forgery in his company Purti Power and Sugar...
  • Tewari apologises to Gadkari for naming him in Adarsh scam April 30, 2014

    New Delhi: In a major embarrassment for the Congress, its leader Manish Tewari on Wednesday tendered an unconditional apology to BJP leader Nitin Gadkari for allegedly defaming him in the Adarsh scam case. "Manish Tewari has submitted a written apology to Gadkariji before the court. Gadkariji has accepted and requested the...
  • Sonia should lodge case if info in CD on Vadra is false, says Nitin Gadkari April 28, 2014

    BJP leader Nitin Gadkari on Monday challenged Sonia Gandhi to lodge a case against the party if she believes that the information given in the CD and booklet on alleged land deals of Robert Vadra is false. Replying to a question regarding the timing of the CD, Gadkari said, "the...
  • Mamata should agree to CBI probe on Saradha scam: Gadkari April 26, 2014

    Kolkata: Senior BJP leader Nitin Gadkari on Saturday said that West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee should agree to a CBI probe into the multi-crore Saradha scam for credibility. "Other states have agreed for a CBI probe into the Saradha scam. So, the West Bengal government should also agree in the...
  • Giriraj Singh sticks to his 'Modi baiters must go to Pakistan' remark April 21, 2014

    Patna: Bihar Bharaiya Janata Party leader Giriraj Singh remains defiant and stands by his comment 'Modi critics must go to Pakistan' despite an FIR filed against him. "I said that there are some people who are supporting Pakistan. They are traitors. They don't want Modi to come to power. I...
  • FIR filed against Giriraj Singh, Gadkari, other BJP leaders April 20, 2014

    Ranchi: An FIR was on Sunday filed against Bihar BJP leader Giriraj Singh, former BJP chief Nitin Gadkari and some other party leaders following a controversial remark by Singh that the Centre gave subsidy to those who exported beef and taxed those who reared cows. The FIR was lodged...
  • BJP faces the heat as leaders make controversial remarks April 20, 2014

    The Bharatiya Janata Party is in the dock over several controversial remarks by its leaders. While Bihar BJP leader Giriraj Singh said that all those who oppose the party's prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi will have to go to Pakistan after the Lok Sabha elections, former party president Nitin Gadkari...
  • Article 370 part of BJP agenda not NDA's: Gadkari April 19, 2014

    Amidst controversy over the BJP raking up Article 370 during the Lok Sabha polls, its former President Nitin Gadkari on Saturday clarified that it was an old issue for the party that was included in the BJP manifesto and not that of the NDA. "Article 370 has been in our agenda and...
  • Voters determine fate of over 30 key candidates in the first 4 phases April 12, 2014

    New Delhi: The voters of India have already determined the fate of more than 30 key candidates in the first four phases of the Lok Sabha elections. The voters have sealed the fate of stalwarts like former BJP president Nitin Gadkari in Nagpur, Union ministers Praful Patel in Bhanda-Gondia, Mukul...
  • Lok Sabha elections: Top leaders become early voters April 10, 2014

    New Delhi: On a day when people voted for 91 Lok Sabha constituencies, many top leaders were seen standing in the queue to exercise their franchise. Aam Aadmi Party leaders Ashutosh Gupta and Yogendra Yadav were among the first few voters. Congress President Sonia Gandhi cast her vote in the national...
  • Lok Sabha poll: 56 per cent polling in ten LS seats in Maharashtra till 5 pm April 10, 2014

    Nagpur: About 56 per cent voting was reported in the ten Lok Sabha constituencies of Vidarbha region of Maharashtra till 5 pm on Thursday, Election Commission sources said. The percentage is likely to go up as the polling was scheduled to end at 6 pm. The constituency-wise percentages till 5 pm...
  • Election Yatra: Battle for Nagpur April 7, 2014

    Just days to go before 2014 Lok Sabha elections, CNN-IBN's Smitha Nair visits Nagpur to find out the views of the voters on the candidates from their constituency where former BJP chief Nitin Gadkari will contest against Congress's Vilas Muttemwar and AAP's Anjali Damania. Nagpur is set to vote on...
  • Election Yatra: 3-cornered contest between BJP, AAP, Congress in Nagpur April 7, 2014

    Nagpur: RSS's political offshoot BJP is all set for the Lok Sabha battle in Nagpur. Former BJP chief Nitin Gadkari will contest against Congress's Vilas Muttemwar and AAP's Anjali Damania. Nitin Gadkari, however, faces a formidable challenge in the Lok Sabha polls. So far, only in 1996 elections had the BJP...
  • Defamation case: Manish Tewari asked to pay Rs 10,000 to Nitin Gadkari April 7, 2014

    New Delhi: Union Minister Manish Tewari has been summoned by a Mumbai Magistrate court in connection with a defamation suit filed by BJP leader Nitin Gadkari. The court has directed Tewari to pay a bond of Rs 10,000. The suit was filed by Gadkari in December 2010 after Tewari accused him of...
  • Defamation complaint: Court asks Kejriwal to appear on May 21 April 7, 2014

    Former Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Monday was directed by a court in New Delhi to "positively appear" before it on May 21 in connection with a criminal defamation complaint filed against him by BJP leader Nitin Gadkari. The court's observation came after Kejriwal, who was summoned for as an...
  • BJP lines up top party leaders for campaigning in J&K April 5, 2014

    The BJP is going all out to campaign in the three seats in Jammu and Ladakh where it is hopeful of winning and has lined up nearly 40 of its star campaigners to bolster its chances. Jammu and Kashmir will witness five-phase polls from April 10 to May 7. Five chief ministers,...
  • Rajnath, Modi assured MNS won't be part of Mahayuti: Uddhav April 1, 2014

    Mumbai: Stating that long standing ties with its saffron ally have been normalised, Shiv Sena president Uddhav Thackeray on Tuesday said BJP chief Rajnath Singh and Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi have assured him that MNS will not be included in the 'Mahayuti' (grand alliance). "MNS will not be included in...
  • Gadkari approached MNS for pre-poll alliance, reveals Raj Thackeray April 1, 2014

    Mumbai: Maharashtra Navnirman Sena chief Raj Thackeray on Monday added more fuel to the already simmering ties between the BJP and Shiv Sena. Thackeray while addressing a rally on Monday revealed that the BJP leaders Nitin Gadkari and Gopinath Munde had approached him for a pre-poll alliance. Thackeray further added...
  • TWTW: Gadkari shows empathy over egg being thrown at Kejriwal March 30, 2014

    In this episode of The Week That Wasn't, BJP leader Nitin Gadkari expressed empathy for AAP leader Arvind Kejriwal as eggs were thrown allegedly at his car outside the Kashi Vishwanath Temple in Varanasi. ...
  • MNS was close to reaching a deal with BJP, hints Nitin Gadkari March 28, 2014

    Days after the Bharatiya Janata Party-Shiv Sena alliance trouble, BJP leader Nitin Gadkari has now hinted that Maharashtra Navnirman Sena chief Raj Thackeray was very close to signing a deal with the BJP. Speaking to CNN-IBN, Gadkari stopped short of saying that with Shiv Sena's strong displeasure, the talks with...
  • LS polls: Praful Patel, Gadkari, Anjali Damania file nominations March 22, 2014

    NCP leader and Union minister Praful Patel, former BJP national president Nitin Gadkari, AAP leader Anjali Damanai and Maharashtra minister Shivajirao Moghe were among those who filed nominations for Lok Sabha polls in Vidarbha region on Saturday. Saturday was the last day for filing of papers for the constituencies where voting...
  • LK Advani wants Bhopal LS seat, BJP insists on Gandhinagar March 20, 2014

    BJP on Wednesday decided to field LK Advani from his Gandhinagar constituency in Gujarat, overruling his desire to shift to Bhopal in Madhya Pradesh reflecting the tensions between him and Narendra Modi. Modi, the BJP's Prime Ministerial candidate, himself will contest from a second seat -- Vadodara in Gujarat -- apart...
  • Gadkari a 'broker', says Kejriwal while campaigning for Damania March 14, 2014

    Nagpur: Aam Aadmi Party convenor Arvind Kejriwal who is under severe criticism for his attack on media lashed out at former BJP president Nitin Gadkari during his rally in Nagpur on Friday evening. Kejriwal who is touring Maharashtra ahead of Lok Sabha elections called Gadkari a 'broker'. Nitin Gadkari is BJP's...