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  • 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 March 31, 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...
  • Shiv Sena-BJP squabble will intensify: NCP March 13, 2014

    Taking potshots at the bickering between old allies Shiv Sena and BJP, NCP on Thursday said the squabble would intensify and spread among other constituents of the alliance. "Now, the fight has started between Sena and BJP (over senior BJP leader Nitin Gadkari's plans to woo Raj Thackeray -led MNS). Later,...
  • Nagpur: Poll entrant Gadkari poses stiff challenge to Congress's Muttemwar March 11, 2014

    Battle lines have been drawn for the prestigious Nagpur Lok Sabha constituency ahead of the Lok Sabha elections, where incumbent Congress MP Vilas Muttemwar is pitted against BJP stalwart and poll debutant Nitin Gadkari. A seven-time sitting MP, Muttemwar, who has been retained by the Congress, will be facing a tough...
  • BJP clarifies its position on MNS to Shiv Sena after warning March 11, 2014

    New Delhi: All is well between the BJP and the Shiv Sena, it seems. Just days after BJP leader Nitin Gadkari met Raj Thackeray, the chief of MNS - Shiv Sena's rival - both BJP and Sena scrambled to portray a united front. "I met Uddhavji at Matoshree. I conveyed to...
  • MNS to fight against Shiv Sena but maintains support for Modi March 9, 2014

    Mumbai: Ending days of speculation after Bharatiya Janata Party leader Nitin Gadkari appealed to him not to split the anti-Congress vote, Maharashtra Navnirman Sena chief Raj Thackeray on Sunday refused to oblige by announcing his first list of Lok Sabha candidates. Though he maintained that the party will back Narendra...
  • Raj Thackeray ignores Gadkari, releases first list of LS candidates March 9, 2014

    Mumbai: Maharashtra Navnirman Sena (MNS) chief Raj Thackeray on Sunday announced that the party will contest the upcoming 2014 Lok Sabha elections and released the first list of candidates. MNS supremo also said that his party will support Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi. MNS released the...
  • Maharashtra BJP backs Gadkari over meeting with Raj Thackeray March 4, 2014

    Mumbai: Maharashtra BJP strongly backed its former party chief Nitin Gadkari, who had met Maharashtra Navnirman Sena (MNS) president Raj Thackeray on Tuesday, to request him not to contest Lok Sabha polls, to ensure that votes do not get fragmented. "Gadkariji has clarified the motive behind meeting Raj Thackeray, since he...
  • Shiv Sena warns BJP, says meeting Raj Thackeray a threat to alliance March 4, 2014

    Mumbai: A day after Bharatiya Janata Party leader Nitin Gadkari met Maharashtra Navnirman Sena chief Raj Thackeray, the Shiv Sena has warned the BJP. The Shiv Sena has said that any talks with the MNS will affect the BJP-Sena alliance. "If our ally praises NCP, Congress it is detrimental to our...
  • BJP tries damage control after meet with MNS, Sena reportedly upset March 4, 2014

    Mumbai: The Bharatiya Janata Party is trying to balance its allies' concerns after its meeting with Maharashtra Navnirman Sena chief Raj Thackeray. Maharashtra BJP President Devendra Fadnavis held a meeting with Shiv Sena chief Uddhav Thackeray on Monday night. This came amidst reports that the Shiv Sena is unhappy about...
  • Gadkari asks MNS not to contest LS polls, Shiv Sena kept in dark March 3, 2014

    Mumbai: Ahead of the Lok Sabha election, the Bharatiya Janata Party is making every possible move to get more allies and garner as many votes. In a major development, former BJP president Nitin Gadkari and Maharashtra Navnirman Sena chief Raj Thackeray met on Monday with the former appealing to the...
  • Gadkari asks MNS not to contest LS polls in Maharashtra: Sources March 3, 2014

    Mumbai: Ahead of the Lok Sabha elections, the Bharatiya Janata Party is making every possible move to garner as many votes to form a government at the Centre. Former BJP president Nitin Gadkari has even made an appeal to Maharashtra Navnirman Sena chief Raj Thackeray not to contest Lok Sabha...
  • No secret meeting between Raj Thackeray and Gadkari: BJP March 3, 2014

    Mumbai: Ashish Shelar, the city BJP chief, rubbished the reports of a secret meeting between former party president Nitin Gadkari and Maharashtra Navnirman Sena President Raj Thackeray at a five-star hotel in Mumbai on Monday. "Let me put to rest the irresponsible speculation. No secret meetings happening between BJP and MNS,"...
  • NDA will get new allies to form next government: Nitin Gadkari March 3, 2014

    Pune: BJP leader Nitin Gadkari on Sunday said that the NDA would be able to get new allies to form the next government but ruled out the Sharad Pawar-led NCP as its possible partner. The NCP has been part of the Congress-led UPA and therefore the question of its joining NDA...
  • Delhi Court summons Kejriwal in Gadkari defamation case February 28, 2014

    New Delhi: In more trouble for former Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal, a Delhi court has summoned him in a criminal defamation case filed against him by Bharatiya Janata party (BJP) leader Nitin Gadkari. Kejriwal will have to appear in court on April 7 in connection with the case....
  • LS polls: BJP releases first list of candidates February 27, 2014

    New Delhi: The Bharatiya Janata Party has released its first list of candidates for the Lok Sabha elections. Candidates to 54 seats have been announced. Sixteen names have been cleared from Maharashtra, which include Nitin Gadkari from Nagpur and Gopinath Munde from Beed. Seventeen names have been cleared from West...