GADKARI

  • More people killed in UP riots than in Gujarat riots: Nitin Gadkari September 18, 2013

    Former BJP president Nitin Gadkari hit out at the Uttar Pradesh government saying a lot more people were killed in the riots as compared to Gujarat riots. He said, "A chief minister's responsibility is to run a stable government. A lot more people were killed in the UP riots as...
  • BJP declares Narendra Modi as its PM candidate for the 2014 polls September 13, 2013

    New Delhi: Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Friday declared Gujarat Chief Minister and party's campaign committee chief Narendra Modi as its prime ministerial candidate for the 2014 general elections. The decision to make Modi as the PM candidate was taken by the BJP's Parliamentary Board in New Delhi and was...
  • Four Delhi NCP leaders to join BJP on Tuesday September 9, 2013

    Four Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) leaders in Delhi including its former state president Ramvir Singh Bidhuri will be joining the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Tuesday. Bidhuri along with four of the seven NCP councilors - Dharamveer Awana, Timsy Kasana and Phholkali Narwaal - will formally join the BJP in the...
  • Gadkari asks Congress to shun "low standard" of politics September 3, 2013

    In an apparent reference to the Congress for its possible involvement in recent sting operations against its top leaders, BJP on Tuesday asked the party to desist from practising a "low standard" of politics. Pushp Sharma, an independent investigative journalist accused BJP MPs Prakash Javadekar and Bhupendra Singh Yadav of trying...
  • Nothing wrong between me and Narendra Modi: Sanjay Joshi August 18, 2013

    Former BJP leader Sanjay Joshi, who had quit the party position following souring of his ties with Narendra Modi, on Sunday said there was nothing wrong at the personal level between him and the Gujarat Chief Minister. Joshi was removed from the BJP national executive in June last year under pressure...
  • BJP rally against power tariff hike in New Delhi today August 11, 2013

    New Delhi: The Bhartiya Janata Party is set to stage a major rally on Sunday in New Delhi against the hike in electricity tariff. Top leaders including Rajnath Singh and Nitin Gadkari will lead the 'Bijli Rally' at the Ramleela Maidan on Sunday, targeting the Sheila Dikshit government. Besides, Delhi election...
  • Didn't spend Rs 8 crore on 2009 LS campaign, it was a figure of speech: Gopinath Munde August 2, 2013

    Mumbai: Taking a Uturn from his initial claims that he had spending Rs 8 crore on his 2009 Lok Sabha campaign, BJP leader Gopinath Munde said that it was all rhetoric and just a figure of speech. The senior BJP leader in his reply to a notice given by the Election...
  • BJP announces 2014 Lok Sabha poll management team July 19, 2013

    New Delhi: The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Friday declared its Narendra Modiled team that will manage the campaign for the 2014 Lok Sabha elections. Former party chief Nitin Gadkari has been given a prominent role in the team. BJP spokesperson Ananth Kumar said the party's central election campaign committee will...
  • BJP gears up for 2014 Lok Sabha polls, announcement on 11 committees today July 19, 2013

    New Delih: Gearing up for the 2014 Lok Sabha polls, the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) has on Thursday set up 11 committees which will focus on various aspects of electioneering, including organising rallies and reaching out to the youth. The decision was taken at the Parliamentary Board meeting in New Delhi...
  • Watch: Former BJP chief Nitin Gadkari rides a scooty July 18, 2013

    Former BJP president Nitin Gadkari was caught on camera riding a scooty. Take a look. ...
  • High Court notice to Purti group firm on IT plea in tax case July 13, 2013

    Nagpur: The Nagpur Bench of the Bombay High Court on Saturday issued a notice to a sugar firm linked to BJP leader Nitin Gadkarifounded Purti Group. The notice was served after an IncomeTax Department appealed in a case of submission of alleged incorrect financial details. A Division Bench comprising Justices...
  • If EC has given any notice, Gopinath Munde will answer it: Rajnath June 30, 2013

    Senior BJP leader Gopinath Munde had stoked a controversy by his candid admission about spending Rs 8 crore on his 2009 Lok Sabha campaign. ...
  • EC to issue notice against BJP leader Gopinath Munde: Sources June 29, 2013

    Mumbai: The Election Commission (EC) is likely to issue a notice against senior BJP leader Gopinath Munde after he stoked a controversy by his candid admission about spending Rs 8 crore on his 2009 Lok Sabha campaign. Chief Election Commissioner VS Sampath said that EC will act after proper verification. Sampath...
  • 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...