Gadkari

  • Gopinath Munde had spent Rs 8 crore on 2009 Lok Sabha campaign June 28, 2013

    Mumbai: Senior BJP leader Gopinath Munde has stoked a controversy by his candid admission about spending Rs 8 crore on his 2009 Lok Sabha campaign, with Maharashtra Home Minister RR Patil demanding that the Election Commission take cognizance and decide on whether to allow him to contest again. Munde also openly...
  • Nitish Kumar dreaming of becoming PM, says Gadkari June 23, 2013

    Ranchi: Former BJP president Nitin Gadkari on Saturday said that Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar seems to be dreaming of becoming the prime minister and indulging in vote bank politics. "It seems that Nitish Kumar is dreaming to become the prime minister of the country and he is indulging in vote...
  • Don't play politics over flood relief, says Gadkari June 23, 2013

    Dhanbad: Describing Uttarakhand floods as a national disaster, senior BJP leader Nitin Gadkari on Saturday said there should be no politics in relief work. "The incident in Uttarakhand is a national disaster and no party should do politics in the name of relief to stranded persons," Gadkari said adding, BJP...
  • Advani unwell, defers meeting with RSS chief till Thursday June 19, 2013

    New Delhi: Senior BJP leader LK Advani was indisposed on Wednesday and put off by a day his meeting with RSS chief Mohan Bhagwat. Sources close to Advani said that all his engagements for the day have been cancelled. He will now have a meeting with Bhagwat on Thursday, the...
  • Nitish says JD(U)BJP ties untenable; Gadkari meets Sharad Yadav June 13, 2013

    New Delhi: Bihar Chief Minister and Janata Dal (United) leader Nitish Kumar is keeping the guessing game going with sources claiming he has told the BJP that Narendra Modi's elevation has made their alliance untenable. Keen to defuse the crisis, the BJP on Thursday rushed Nitin Gadkari to JD(U) chief...
  • BJPLK Advani truce in the offing June 11, 2013

    New Delhi: In a bid to control the damage after Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) patriarch LK Advani resigned from all party posts on Monday, the leadership has prepared a compromise formula. Sources say Advani has shown signs that he is ready for a truce after he was ignored by the...
  • Decision on Modi unanimous, he has Advani's blessings: Gadkari June 9, 2013

    "In consultation with the party workers, Narendra Modi has been chosen as the chairman of campaign committee. He has Advani's blessings," said former BJP president Nitin Gadkari. ...
  • Gadkari may be named manifesto panel head for 2014 polls June 9, 2013

    Goa: Former president of the Bharatiya Janata Party Nitin Gadkari is likely to get a new role in the party. Sources said on Sunday that Gadkari is likely to be appointed as the manifesto panel head for the 2014 Lok Sabha elections. The announcement, however, is unlikely to be made...
  • BJP divide over Modi sharpens as Advani adds another hurdle June 5, 2013

    New Delhi: The Bharatiya Janata Party's leadership crisis has taken another twist. Now senior leader LK Advani has put a rider on making Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi the campaign committee chief for the 2014 Lok Sabha polls. He wants the BJP to form a parallel committee for the assembly...
  • Jaitley backs Modi, says support for him in BJP is huge June 5, 2013

    New Delhi: With only two days to go before the Bharatiya Janata Party national executive, the debate has resumed again on who should be the party's Prime Ministerial candidate. It looks like the BJP leaders remain divided over Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi with Arun Jaitley stating that Modi is...
  • Gadkari turns down proposal to head BJP election panel: sources June 4, 2013

    New Delhi: Former BJP President Nitin Gadkari has turned down proposal to head the election committee for five assembly polls, say sources. The proposal was mooted by senior BJP leader LK Advani. Sources say both Advani and Rajnath have been informed. Meanwhile, with only three days to go before the BJP...
  • BJP is on the verge of committing suicide: Ram Jethmalani May 29, 2013

    New Delhi: The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Tuesday expelled dissident leader Ram Jethmalani for six years. Jethmalani was expelled for various reasons including speaking out against former party president Nitin Gadkari. Jethmalani reacted to his expulsion by saying that it had no legal validity and breached the BJP's constitution....
  • BJP expels Ram Jethmalani for antiparty statements May 28, 2013

    New Delhi: The Bharatiya Janata Party on Tuesday expelled Rajya Sabha MP and noted lawyer Ram Jethmalani. The decision was taken by the Opposition party's president Rajnath Singh. Jethmalani has been vocally opposed of certain BJP decisions. He has been expelled from the primary membership of the party for six...
  • Advani backs Gadkari to head BJP state polls panel May 24, 2013

    New Delhi: Senior BJP leader Lal Krishna Advani is not ready to opt out of the race for the Prime Minister of India. Advani has recommended that former BJP president Nitin Gadkari be named as the head of party's election committee for five states elections later in the year. Advani reportedly...
  • ExBJP chief Nitin Gadkari to be rehabilitated within party? May 23, 2013

    New Delhi: Former Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) president Nitin Gadkari may be rehabilitated within the party, sources said on Thursday. The sources said that BJP veteran LK Advani had proposed to party chief Rajnath Singh that Gadkari be made incharge of the election management committee. The committee will oversee five state Assembly...
  • 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...