New Delhi: In a major breather for Nitin Gadkari, his party, the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) has unanimously backed him as the party president, saying there's no question of him quitting over allegations of dubious land deals. The decision was taken at a late-night party meeting on Friday.
From the time Gadkari arrived in Delhi, speculation started doing the rounds about his fate. His first stop in the capital was BJP patriarch LK Advani's residence. A couple of hours later, having made a strong case for himself, he got the BJP rallying around him completely.
"We stand by our party president. All speculation of him resigning is all wrong," BJP spokesperson Prakash Javadekar. Just before this show of support from his party, there was a statement from the RSS too. Senior RSS leader Bhaiya Ji Joshi, on one hand, distanced RSS from the controversy, but on the other also said that Gadkari was being tried by the media.
Without naming Gadkari he said, "Some of the allegations have been levelled by sections of the media only and an authorised agency is yet to look into these allegations. It is unfortunate that the discourse on these allegations has turned political."...more
07:38 AM, Oct 27, 2012
New Delhi: Delhi resident Balwant Singh Tokas has filed a police complaint after getting Income Tax notices over Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) President Nitin Gadkari's firms. A complaint has been filed against against five investor firms that used Tokas's address. Tokas, a resident of Munirka in Delhi, got I-T notices as five investor firms showed his address. This comes amidst allegations against Gadkari's firms being run as shell companies with...
01:38 PM, Oct 26, 2012
New Delhi: The list of questions for BJP president Nitin Gadkari seems to be endless. A CNN-IBN investigation has revealed more cases of financial impropriety. Ideal energy, a promoter of a company that had business links with Gadkari is built on land owned by the BJP chief's Purti group. Nitin Gadkari's business links with IRB Infra Development Ltd, the company that received contracts worth several crores during his tenure as...
07:40 AM, Oct 25, 2012
New Delhi: CNN-IBN has accessed details of yet another shell company associated with BJP president Nitin Gadkari. Four companies were reportedly found registered to an address in Andheri, Mumbai, that does not exist. The companies, called Leverage Fintrade, Jasika Mercantile, Strelight Fincom and Regency Equifin were registered to a certain 'Salarsa Society' in Andheri. However, locals said there is no such address. The directors in these companies include Gadkari's accountant...
06:20 PM, Oct 24, 2012