Gadkari

  • UPA trying to malign me, will quit if found guilty: Gadkari January 22, 2013

    New Delhi: Troubled Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) President Nitin Gadkari on Tuesday reacted to the Income Tax Department surveys on Purti group investors and accused the Centre of ordering I-T surveys to damage his presidential prospects. Calling it a controversy against him, Gadkari said he would never hesitate to quit...
  • Shinde's remark has weakened our country's ability to fight terror enormously: Ram Madhav January 22, 2013

    How does the RSS react to Union Home Minister Sushil kumar Shinde's 'Hindu terror' comment? RSS spokesperson Ram Madhav joined IBNLive readers for an interaction on the issue. Q. Are Sangh not bothered with the hostile approach of main stream media towards Sangh and parivar orgnasiations? Asked by: Nair P A....
  • Have been denied nomination form by BJP: Mahesh Jethmalani January 22, 2013

    New Delhi: The power struggle within the Bharatiya Janata Party for the party president's post has worsened. Mahesh Jethmalani, who had threatened to contest against Nitin Gadkari said he has been denied nomination form by the party leadership for contesting elections to party president's chair. Jethmalani had threatened to contest the...
  • Mumbai I-T wing probes firms funding Gadkari's Purti group January 22, 2013

    Mumbai: There seems to be fresh trouble for Nitin Gadkari who is set to be re-elected as the Bharatiya Janata Party President on Wednesday. The Mumbai I-T wing is surveying seven companies found to have been routing money into Gadkari's Purti Group after allegations against the companies surfaced in the...
  • BJP faces embarrassment as Jethmalani takes on Gadkari January 21, 2013

    New Delhi: There is trouble within the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) over the leadership and it's presidential election. Even though the road seems clear for the second term of current party president Nitin Gadkari, BJP leader Mahesh Jethmalani has said there should be a contest for the post. Just as Gadkari...
  • There are better candidates than Gadkari: Mahesh Jethmalani on BJP president January 21, 2013

    BJP leader Mahesh Jethmalani has hinted that he may throw his hat in the contest for the post of party president, if there is no one to challenge Nitin Gadkari. ...
  • Gadkari frontrunner for BJP chief as party remains divided January 21, 2013

    New Delhi: Even as there have been big names that could have been considered for the post of the President in the party, Gadkari remains the frontrunner with a strong Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) backing. RSS has endorsed Gadkari despite him facing corruption charges and at a stage where the...
  • Mahesh Jethmalani threatens to contest for BJP chief post January 21, 2013

    New Delhi: In more trouble for Nitin Gadkari, Bharatiya Janata Party leader Mahesh Jethmalani on Monday threatened to contest for the post of the party chief if the former were given another chance to be the party president. "I am in favour of a contest against Mr Gadkari as BJP president....
  • Nitin Gadkari likely to become BJP President again January 20, 2013

    New Delhi: Despite reservations by party veteran LK Advani, Nitin Gadkari is likely to be reappointed as the president of main Opposition, Bharatiya Janata Party, with a strong Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) backing. Notification for the elections has been issued and Gadkari is likely to file his nomination on January...
  • BJP presidential poll: Advani's proposal for Sushma not accepted January 20, 2013

    New Delhi: The fight for the post of the BJP president seems to have gotten a new twist. Sources said on Saturday that party veteran LK Advani had suggested senior party member and Leader of the Opposition in the Lok Sabha, Sushma Swaraj's name for the post. However, the RSS continues...
  • BJP issues notification for presidential election January 20, 2013

    New Delhi: The BJP on Sunday issued the notification for its Presidential election. Sources said that Nitin Gadkari is likely to file his nomination papers on January 23, and will be elected unopposed if no other nomination is received. Sources had earlier claimed that LK Advani had proposed the names of...
  • BJP president battle: Notification for election likely today January 20, 2013

    New Delhi: The notification for the BJP presidential elections is likely to be announced on Sunday. While the RSS is backing Nitin Gadkari, sources say that veteran leader LK Advani has proposed Sushma Swaraj's name for the post. Sources said that Advani was uncomfortable with the renomination of Gadkari as he...
  • Advani proposes Sushma's name for post of BJP chief January 20, 2013

    New Delhi: The fight for the post of the BJP president seems to have gotten a new twist. Sources said on Saturday that party veteran LK Advani had suggested Sushma Swaraj's name for the post. However, the RSS continues to back the embattled current president, Nitin Gadkari. The RSS is keen...
  • Gadkari set to get another term as BJP President January 20, 2013

    New Delhi: Nitin Gadkari appears all set to get a second consecutive term as BJP President. The party will issue a notification tomorrow for its Presidential elections and Gadkari is expected to submit his nomination for the top organizational post. Gadkari is likely to be the...
  • Bal Thackeray was not a dictator, says Nitin Gadkari January 19, 2013

    Mumbai: Describing late Bal Thackeray as an "open-hearted" person, Bharatiya Janata Party president Nitin Gadkari said in Mumbai that the Sena patriarch was not a "dictator" and always took decisions, which he felt were "reasonable". "Balasaheb was an open-hearted person. He never indulged in caste-based politics. Though some people portrayed...
  • Yogita Thakre death: Court order on closure report today January 17, 2013

    Nagpur: A Nagpur court on Thursday is likely to give its order on the closure report filed by the Maharashtra Criminal Investigation Department in the Yogita Thakre death case. In May 2009, the body of seven-year-old Yogita was found inside a car parked in the compound of the residence of...
  • PM should adopt a ruthless stand on LoC killings: Gadkari January 16, 2013

    Pune: BJP president Nitin Gadkari on Wednesday said the UPA government and Prime Minister Manmohan Singh should adopt a "ruthless stand" on Pakistan's recent ceasefire violations on the LoC and the killing and decapitation of Indian soldiers. Stating that Pakistan had violated human rights and international norms, Gadkari said, "People...
  • BJP denies I-T summons to Nitin Gadkari January 13, 2013

    New Delhi/Nagpur: The Bharatiya Janata Party on Sunday denied reports of Income Tax summons to party president Nitin Gadkari and alleged that it was a plot to malign his image. The report was also denied by Gadkari who said he hasn't received any notice from the I-T department. "There is...
  • Income Tax summons for BJP chief Nitin Gadkari January 12, 2013

    Nagpur: The Income Tax department on Saturday issued summons to BJP chief Nitin Gadkari in connection with alleged tax evasion. The summons were for Gadkari and some associated companies. Top sources in the department said Gadkari has been asked for his personal appearance so that he can be confronted with...
  • Jethmalani, Gadkari patch up, say sources January 11, 2013

    New Delhi: Senior lawyer Ram Jethmalani and Bharatiya Janata Party president Nitin Gadkari have reached a truce after over a month of former's suspension from the party, according to the sources. Senior party leader LK Advani mediated the truce after they met at his residence, sources added. Jethmalani invited the BJP...
  • Problem with JMM is that it's too unpredictable: Bhupendra Chaubey January 8, 2013

    Jharkhand CM Arjun Munda has quit and has recommended dissolution of the Assembly as JMM withdrew its support to the BJP-JMM coalition government. JMM has claimed that the party is in talks with the Congress. CNN-IBN's National Bureau Chief Bhupendra Chaubey joined IBNLive readers for an interaction on whether the...
  • Ready for talks with Jharkhand Mukti Morcha: Congress January 8, 2013

    In a blow to the BJP government in Jharkhand, the JMM withdrew support to the coalition in the state on Tuesday. Jharkhand CM Arjun Munda later met the governor and submitted his resignation. ...
  • 'Nitin Gadkari may get a second term as BJP President' January 4, 2013

    New Delhi: With speculations making the rounds over the new potential candidate for the post of Bharatiya Janata Party president, sources on Friday said that there are high chances that Nitin Gadkari gets a second term. According to BJP sources, Gadkari remains the first choice of the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh...
  • Gadkari getting second term means RSS still calls the shots in BJP: Bhupendra Chaubey January 3, 2013

    Is the BJP right in giving a second term to Nitin Gadkari as party president? CNN-IBN's National Bureau Chief Bhupendra Chaubey joined IBNLive readers for an interaction on the issue. Q. Is the second term to incumbent a ploy to send LK Advani on compulsory retirement? Asked by: sundar1950in A. I think...
  • Digvijaya gets bail in defamation case filed by Gadkari December 21, 2012

    New Delhi: Congress General Secretary Digvijaya Singh was granted bail by a court in Delhi on Friday in connection with a defamation case filed by BJP President Nitin Gadkari against him. Digvijaya had accused Gadkari of having business links with BJP MP Ajay Sancheti, who allegedly pocketed large sums of...
  • Kalyan Singh set for a BJP comeback next year December 17, 2012

    New Delhi: Former Uttar Pradesh chief minister Kalyan Singh is all set to return to the Bharatiya Janata Party. Singh met the BJP president Nitin Gadkari recently and sources say Singh may be reinducted in the party in January next year. His reinduction is seen as an effort by the party...
  • 'FDI in retail not the only solution to boost economy' December 15, 2012

    New Delhi: Contending that FDI in retail was not the only solution to boost the economy, Bharatiya Janata Party chief Nitin Gadkari on Saturday said a strong political will is required to create a climate which encourages capital investment in the country. "FDI in retail is not the only solution...
  • Nitin Gadkari to continue as BJP President till January 2013 December 15, 2012

    New Delhi: Ending months of speculation, the BJP on Saturday said that Nitin Gadkari will continue as the party president till January 2013. Gadkari, who took charge as the party chief on December 19, 2009, has been under constant pressure and scrutiny during his term as the BJP chief, especially...
  • No name for PM before LS election results: Gadkari December 7, 2012

    New Delhi: BJP President Nitin Gadkari on Friday quashed the hopes of Narendra Modi's supporters to declare him the party's prime ministerial candidate for the 2014 Lok Sabha elections. Gadkari said that the BJP would declare its candidate only after 2014 Lok Sabha elections. At an interactive session organised by a...
  • Modi a role model for development, says Advani December 3, 2012

    Mansa: A day after Bharatiya Janata Party leader Sushma Swaraj openly endorsed Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi as a potential prime ministerial candidate of the party for 2014, there's more support flowing in for him. Senior BJP leader LK Advani hailed the Gujarat Chief Minister as a "role model" of...