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About Nitin Gadkari

Nitin Gadkari is a senior politician of the Bharatiya Janata Party. He is also the President of the BJP.

Nitin Gadkari Timeline


Notice to Digvijay Singh

In September 2012, Nitin Gadkari has sent a legal notice to Congress General Secretary Digvijay Singh for making defamatory statements against him. It is known that Digvijay Singh has alleged that Ajay Sancheti, a business partner of Gadkari, has earned a profit of Rs. 490 crore from coal block allocation in Chhattisgarh. Reacting to the news of notice, Digvijay Singh said that he would respond once he receives the notice.

Nitin Gadkari has filed a defamatory case against AICC general secretary Digvijay Singh. The BJP president has moved to the Delhi's Patiala House court on 1 Oct 2012 after Singh failed to reply to his legal notice. Gadkari's lawyer Pinky Anand told media "The court took cognizance of our complaint and fixed 16 October as the next date for recording statement of other witnesses in the case. Nitin Gadkari recorded his statement before the magistrate"

Legal notice to RTI activist Anjali Damani

On 27 September 2012, Nitin Gadkari has served a legal notice to RTI activist and whistleblower of the Irrigation scam Anjali Damani for her allegations that the BJP president tried to cover up the Irrigation scam. Gadkari's counsel Shamshery & Associates has served the legal notice demanding Anjali Damani to retract her statements which are false and baseless and tender a public apology, failing which, they are free to take appropriate legal proceedings. Gadkari's counsel has charged Damania that she has given false statements to the media insinuating that Gadkari has business relations with Pawar and hence tried to dissuade her from proceedings in the irrigation scam.


On February 12, 2011, Gadkari termed the ruling UPA Government a failure. He says that the government's economic policies should be aimed at reducing the disparity between rural and urban areas.

Corruption Charges

In 2012, Nitin Gadkari was accused of corruption. However, RSS came to his rescue saying that Gadkari is legally and morally clear. Despite the RSS backing, many of his BJP colleagues have publicly demanded his resignation. The party leadership has supported Gadkari to avert a leadership crisis in the party.

Nitin Gadkari in News

Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi Flags off KPIT's Smart Electric Bus for Indian Parliament
Business Wire IndiaHon. Prime Minister of India Shri Narendra Modi flagged off the Smart Electric Bus, an indigenous technology developed by the India headquartered global technology company, KPIT (BSE: 532400, NSE: KPIT), at the Indian Parliament on the 21st of December. This project was initiated by India’s Minister of Road Transport and Highways (MoRTH) Shri. Nitin Gadkari

Hyundai Launches 'Safe Move-Traffic Safety Campaign' in India

Ola Drivers, Customers Mobilise Rs. 35 Lakh for Nepal Relief
Business Wire IndiaIn an endeavor to support the thousands of families affected by the earthquake in Nepal, Ola’s drivers handed over a sum of Rs. 35 lakhs towards the relief work being undertaken in the region to the Hon. Minister of Transport, Shri. Nitin Gadkari, at New Delhi

Fueling Innovations for the Next Billion - 7th Global Sankalp Summit 2015
Business Wire IndiaSankalp Forum, an Intellecap initiative, plans to bring together over 1,000 delegates from across the world to Vigyan Bhawan in New Delhi to discuss the future of innovation, entrepreneurship and investing to create a more inclusive economy

Andhra Pradesh News on August 4, 2015
Andhra Pradesh News and Headlines on August, 4, 2015

India News on May 20, 2015
India News and Headlines on May 20, 2015

Dilemma continues for BJP in Maharashtra
RSS prefers Shiv Sena over NCP for support to BJP in Maharashtra

Kejriwal sent to two day judicial custody
Aam Aadmi party president Arvind Kejriwal was sent to two days judicial custody in connection with the defamation case filed by BJP leader Nitin Gadkari

Union Minister Gopinath Munde dies in road accident
Gopinath Munde was on way to Airport when the accident happened

AAP chief moves to High Court
Aam Aadmi Party chief and former Chief Minister of Delhi on Monday moved to Delhi High Court challenging a trial court order sending him to judicial custody

Stage set for Narendra Modi to be sworn in as the Prime Minister of India
Narendra Modi and his council of ministers to take oath

Narendra Modi elected as BJP parliamentary party leader
Modi's name was proposed by LK Advani in party meeting

Institutional Investor and the IIFL Host the 10th Annual India Investment Forum
Institutional Investor Forums and India Infoline Limited, IIFL, announced the 10th Annual India Investment Forum will take place September 24-25, 2014 at The Pierre, in New York City.

Modi invites TDP chief Naidu to participate in only one public meet out of four
All four public meetings planned in Telangana

Andhra Pradesh News on March 6, 2014
Andhra Pradesh News and Headlines on March 6, 2014

BJP seeks Prez intervention for convening a special Parliament session
Prime Minister Manmohan Singh appeals for calm and peace, women rights activists oppose death penalty

Nitin Gadkari's close aide Ajay Sancheti linked to coalgate scam
BJP denies any wrongdoing and said that they are ready for a probe

Arvind Kejriwal and five others detained
Detained activists later released

BJP says Modi just one of six prime ministerial candidates of NDA
Gadkari says Nitish will be consulted before announcing prime ministerial candidates

BJP says PM's Independence Day speech uninspiring
Gadkari says Government's dream of reaching 12 percent growth rate is impossible

Baba Ramdev to watch Parliament proceedings from Ambedkar stadium
Ramdev refuses to vacate Ambedkar stadium

Baba Ramdev to protest outside the Parliament
Gadkari, Sharad Yadav and Subramanian Swamy shares stage with Ramdev

Team Anna confirms they will form a political party
Arvind Kejriwal confirms that they will form their own political outfit to fight against corruption

Shiv Sena chief Bal Thackeray discharged from Lilavati Hospital
Bal Thackeray discharged from hospital without endoscopy

BJP core committee likely to make Jagadish Shettar as Karnataka CM
BJP core committee meets Saturday to replace Sadananda Gowda with Jagadish Shettar as Karnataka Chief Minister

Relief for BJP; Yeddyurappa's loyalists withdraw resignations
The ongoing political crisis in Karnataka seems to have come to an end this morning, as former Karnataka Chief Minister B.S. Yeddyurappa's loyalists have withdrawn their resignations.

BJP hopes to solve Karnataka political crisis, MLAs adamant
In an endeavor to bring an end to the ongoing political turmoil in Karnataka and to find a way forward, the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) has requested all the ministers to withdraw their resignations.

Yeddyurappa loyalists take on Gowda, accuse him of being under JDS influence
Karnataka BJP strongman B.S. Yeddyurappa's loyalists on Saturday hit out at Chief Minister D.V. Sadananda Gowda, and charged him of running the administration on the diktat of the Janata Dal Secular and not taking his Cabinet colleagues into confidence.

'Karnataka crisis will be resolved smoothly', assures BJP leadership to Gowda
Karnataka Chief Minister D. V. Sadananda Gowda on Saturday said that he has been assured by Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) President Nitin Gadkari and party national general secretary in-charge for Karnataka, Dharmendra Pradhan, that the ongoing political turmoil in the state will be resolved smoothly.

Karnataka Govt. in fresh crisis, eight ministers resign
Hours after former Karnataka Chief Minister B.S. Yeddyurappa's loyalists threatened the Bharatiya Janata Party's (BJP) leadership with resignation by ten ministers, eight ministers resigned from the government, plunging the DV Sadananada Gowda led government into fresh crisis.

Ten Karnataka ministers to resign if Gowda stays CM: Yeddyurappa loyalists
Stepping up their demand to replace Karnataka Chief Minister DV Sadananda Gowda with Minister of Rural Development and Panchayat Raj Jagdish Shettar, former chief minister B.S. Yeddyurappa's supporters on Friday threatened resignation by ten ministers, if their demand was not met.

Yeddyurappa demands ouster of Sadananda Gowda, backs Jagdish Shettar for CM's post
Former Karnataka Chief Minister B.S. Yeddyurappa on Thursday has once again raised the bogey against the current state chief DV Sadananda Gowda, demanding that Minister of Rural Development and Panchayat Raj Jagdish Shettar replace Gowda by early next month.

Sangma files nomination, to begin campaign trail from Saturday (Update)
Former Lok Sabha speaker P.A. Sangma, who filed his nomination papers for the presidential election here on Thursday, expressed his gratitude to the leaders of various political outfits for their support, and added that he would begin his campaign from Saturday.

Prez poll: Congress hopeful of Pranab getting support from all
With the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP)-led National Democratic Alliance (NDA) deferring the decision on their presidential candidate, the Congress Party on Sunday expressed hope that leaders of various political outfits would back UPA nominee for the coveted post of President of India.

NDA to meet again to decide on presidential candidate
The rift within the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP)-led National Democratic Alliance (NDA) over the presidential candidate emerged clearly on Sunday, after they failed to arrive at a consensus on their candidate for the July 19 presidential polls.

BJP pins hopes high ahead of UP elections
The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) sounded a note of confidence saying that they were hopeful of a good showing in the Uttar Pradesh assembly polls scheduled in February next year.

BJP leaders wish Atal Bihari Vajpayee on his 88th birthday
Senior Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leaders on Sunday wished former Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee on his 88th birthday.

BJP pulls up UPA Govt. over misgovernance
The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Thursday hit out at the ruling Congress Party, and said that it has lost its vision and leadership after being embroiled in numerous scams.

Nitin Gadkari mocks Sonia Gandhi on her 65th birthday
Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) chief Nitin Gadkari today mocked United Progressive Alliance (UPA) chairperson Sonia Gandhi on her 65th birthday stating that rather than infusing light in the lives of the common man, as claimed by Congress party supporters, her government had sucked it out.

BJP extends solidarity with lower caste community ahead of UP polls
Eyeing upon the forthcoming assembly polls in Uttar Pradesh, the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Tuesday extended its solidarity with the lower caste community, while criticising Mayawati-led Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) Government and the Congress-led United Progressive Alliance (UPA) Government at the Centre for fuelling underdevelopment, poverty and unemployment.

BJP accuses Congress of compromising Mahatma Gandhi's principles on FDI issue
Nainital, Dec 5 The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) has accused the ruling Congress Party of compromising with the principles of Mahatma Gandhi on the issue of foreign direct investment (FDI), as he was against foreign goods.

Gadkari alleges Mayawati misusing funds, ignoring scams in UP
Ayodhya, Nov. 18 (ANI): Hitting out at Mayawati over the misuse of funds and various scams in Uttar Pradesh, Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) President Nitin Gadkari has said that the chief minister is spending billions of rupees on statues while the economy of the state remains backward and the youth remained unemployed. Ayodhya, Nov

UPA has lost all credibility, says Gadkari
Hitting out at Prime Minister Dr. Manmohan Singh for always presenting a helpless front, Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) President Nitin Gadkari on Sunday said the Congress-led United Progressive Alliance (UPA) Government at the Centre has lost all credibility.

'Anna should make his stand clear on links with RSS and BJP': Digvijay Singh
Asserting that Team Anna has the backing of the Rashtriya Swayamsewak Sangh (RSS) and the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), Congress General Secretary Digvijay Singh on Friday said veteran social activist Anna Hazare should make his stand clear on his links with the saffron outfit.

Gadkari expresses grief over Haridwar tragedy
Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) President Nitin Gadkari has expressed grief over the loss of lives in Tuesday's stampede in Haridwar.

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