Mahesh Jethmalani

  • Maha governor censures Katju for seeking pardon for Sanjay March 23, 2013

    New Delhi: The Maharashtra Governor lacks power to pardon Sanjay Dutt, senior lawyer and BJP leader Mahesh Jethmalani said on Saturday criticising Press Council Chairman Justice Markandey Katju for his "unseemly haste" in seeking relief for the actor sentenced to 5 years jail for possessing arms during 1993 Mumbai blasts....
  • 'Relieved Gadkari stepped down, Rajnath best man to lead' January 23, 2013

    Rajnath Singh returned to the post of main Opposition Bharatiya Janata Party's president after dramatic stepping down of Nitin Gadkari on Tuesday night. Anti-Gadkari leaders in the BJP camp say they are "relived" with the decision and are sure that Singh is the right man to lead the party. ...
  • Gadkari makes way for Rajnath Singh to be BJP chief January 23, 2013

    New Delhi: In a dramatic turn in the Bharatiya Janata Party presidential polls, Nitin Gadkari has announced that he will not seek a second term after controversy erupted over his name. Rajnath Singh is now all set to occupy the party's top post as party leaders have reached a consensus...
  • BJP president poll: Gadkari may be challenged by Yashwant January 22, 2013

    New Delhi: The race for the next Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) president could turn into a bitter battle with senior party leader and Hazaribagh MP Yashwant Sinha likely to contest against Nitin Gadkari. Yashwant Sinha's aide has taken the nomination papers from BJP office on Tuesday for the election which...
  • 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...
  • 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. ...
  • 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....
  • Anti-Gadkari camp in BJP to step up the heat November 6, 2012

    New Delhi: The anti-Nitin Gadkari camp with the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) is likely to step up the heat on the party president on Tuesday. Sources say BJP leaders Ram Jethmalani, Yashwant Sinha and Jaswant Singh will meet on Tuesday. According to sources, the leaders are unhappy with the current...
  • India @ 9 with Rajdeep Sardesai November 5, 2012

    It's 12 years to the day since Irom Sharmila went on fast against AFSPA. It's a neck-and-neck race between Barack Obama and Mitt Romney. ...
  • More heat on Gadkari as Jethmalani quits BJP post November 6, 2012

    New Delhi: There was fresh trouble for Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) president Nitin Gadkari from within the party on Monday as Mahesh Jethmalani resigned from the party national executive saying he simply could not continue with the former at the helm on moral ground. Ironically, the BJP president found himself on...
  • Gadkari under fire again, Jethmalani quits, BJP calls it posturing November 5, 2012

    New Delhi: The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) has termed the resignation of its leader Mahesh Jethmalani from the National Executive as public posturing, reflecting a big crisis for the party over divisions on giving a second term to Nitin Gadkari as the president. This came after Jethmalani submitted his resignation...
  • Gadkari shouldn't get second term as BJP President: Jethmalani November 5, 2012

    Mahesh Jethmalani quit the BJP National Executive on Monday saying he cannot serve the party till Nitin Gadkari is the President. He also said he wasn't satisfied by Gadkari's clarification of his comment on Swami Vivekananda's IQ and Dawood Ibrahim's IQ. ...
  • Mahesh Jethmalani quits BJP National Executive November 5, 2012

    New Delhi: Ram Jethmalani's son Mahesh Jethmalani has quit the Bharatiya Janata Party National Executive Council. He has also written to BJP President Nitin Gadkari over corruption. In the letter, he has written that he deemed it morally, intellectually inappropriate to serve in BJP as long as Gadkari is President. "I...
  • A first timer will deliver results: Mahesh Jethmalani April 30, 2009

    New Delhi: BJP candidate from Mumbai North Central, Mahesh Jethmalani says that he has been getting a fabulous response from all sections of society and that he does not consider Congress' Priya Dutt to be much of a threat to him. ...
  • Nafisa swears by SP, Mahesh Jethmalani by 26/11 April 7, 2009

    Rajdeep Sardesai: Let us turn to our Talking Point tonight. Why are so many celebrities turning to politics? Appreciate both of you for joining us tonight. Nafisa Ali, your decision is a little more controversial. We thought you were close to the Congress but here you are taking a Samajwadi...
  • BJP may field Mahesh Jethmalani against Priya April 2, 2009

    New Delhi: Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) sources say the party will field senior lawyer Mahesh Jethmalani to contest against Congress candidate Priya Dutt from Mumbai North-Central constituency. The senior lawyer was chosen from among theater actor Paresh Rawal, BJP General Secretary Vinod Tawde, and the late Pramod Mahajan's daughter Poonam Mahajan. The...