Nitin Gadkari

Why Narendra Modi must order independent probe against Nitin Gadkari's ministry

Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s remark of “Na khaunga, na khane dunga” is under question yet again with reports emerging of corruption in the Ministry of Road Transport and Highways. A Boston-based construction engineering firm – CDM Smith – allegedly paid a bribe of $1.18 million (Rs 7.59 crore) to officials of the National Highway Authority of India between 2011 and 2015 to obtain contracts, the US Justice Department has said.

Sonia Gandhi, Nitin Gadkari to visit Mufti Muhammad Sayeed's family in Srinagar

Congress president Sonia Gandhi and Union minister Nitin Gadkari will be visiting Srinagar on Sunday to offer condolences to the grieving family of late chief minister of Jammu and Kashmir Mufti Muhammad Sayeed. The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) said that Gadkari will call on Mehbooba Mufti at the late chief minister’s ‘Fairview’ residence on the Gupkar Road on Sunday. BJP state spokesperson Khalid Jahangir said, “Gadkariji will also meet state

National Herald case: Govt dares Rahul Gandhi to give proof in Parliament

The NDA government on Wednesday dared Congress vice-president Rahul Gandhi to give proof in Parliament on his allegations of political vendetta against the prime minister’s office (PMO) in the National Herald case. Prove it instead of wasting time of the House, the government said after Gandhi alleged that the case is “100% political vendetta coming out of the PMO”. Union minister Rajiv Pratap Rudy said the Congress leader “did not

Congress has been exposed on Land Bill, says Nitin Gadkari

Union Minister for Transport and Shipping Nitin Gadkari said here on Sunday that the Congress has been exposed for its “double standard” on the Land Aquisition Bill and for taking an “anti-farmer” stand. Earlier in the day, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said in his ‘Man ki Baat’ radio speech that the government will not re-promulgate the Ordinance on Land Acquisition, allowing it to expire tomorrow. Modi said that the Congress

PM Narendra Modi to launch 3 major insurance, pension schemes today

After Jan Dhan, Prime Minister Narendra Modi will launch three mega social security initiatives – one pension and two insurance schemes on Saturday. The schemes will be launched in Kolkata, capital of West Bengal where assembly elections are due next year. More than a dozen Union ministers will also fan out across the country on Saturday for the roll-out of Pradhan Mantri Jeevan Jyoti Bima Yojana (PMJJBY) and Pradhan Mantri

Narendra Modi, Amit Shah, Arun Jaitley have frightened BJP workers: Arun Shourie

Arun Shourie has fired a volley of shots across Narendra Modi’s bows days before the government’s first anniversary. Shourie, who was Atal Bihari Vajpayee’s blue-eyed boy as a disinvestment minister in his government, alleged that Modi’s economic policy was “directionless”, investments had not picked up and the “Make in India” concept would not take off unless labour reforms were ushered in, and debunked as “hyperbole” the claim of a projected

Congress launches 'Zameen Wapsi' website

To counter the Narendra Modi government’s amended Land Acquisition Bill, the Congress party on Saturday launched a bilingual website named ‘Zameen Wapsi’ (http://zameenwapsi.com) that will provide misinformation on Land Bill. The website was launched just a day before the party’s mega farmers’ rally here and on a day when Congress vice president Rahul Gandhi met farmers in his first engagement after being back from nearly two-month-long vacation. Addressing a press

SC suspends defamation proceedings against Arvind Kejriwal

The Supreme Court on Friday suspended criminal defamation proceedings against Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal, initiated by union Minister Nitin Gadkari and Surender Sharma for making alleged defamatory remarks. The apex court bench headed by Justice Dipak Misra while suspending the proceedings issued notice to the Centre on Kejriwal’s petition that there should be no criminal action in defamation proceedings. Having issued the notice to the Centre, the court tagged

Nitin Gadkari stokes controversy, links rape with religion

The Goa Congress has criticised central minister Nitin Gadkari‘s controversial comment wherein he raked up the religion of two Bangladeshis who were arrested for raping a nun in West Bengal last month. On Thursday, while defending the National Democratic Alliance (NDA) government, Prime Minister Narendra Modi and the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) from accusations of pandering to communalism made by the opposition, including the Congress party, Gadkari cited the gangrape

Arvind Kejriwal's AAP made fake calls to accuse BJP of horse-trading

A former Aam Aadmi Party MLA on Tuesday alleged that Arvind Kejriwal had given his consent to fake calls made to party MLAs in the name of senior BJP leaders Nitin Gadkari and Arun Jaitley offering them money to support the BJP. “The calls were made with Arvind Kejriwal’s consent from private numbers. We have evidence regarding the same,” Rajesh Garg said, claiming that he had also received a similar

Nitin Gadkari tells court he is not a businessman

Union Minister Nitin Gadkari on Saturday appeared before a Delhi court in connection with a criminal defamation case he had filed against Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal, who has been permanently exempted from personal appearance in the case. Gadkari, the Minister of Road Transport and Highways, was cross-examined for over two and-a half hours by Kejriwal’s counsel who asked him about his alleged association with Nagpur-based Purti Sakhar Karkhana Ltd.

Arvind Kejriwal had broken down after Lok Sabha debacle

After the Lok Sabha debacle when Aam Aadmi Party saw a series of desertions and senior leaders like Yogendra Yadav questioning the “supremo style” of functioning within the party, Arvind Kejriwal broke down in the National Executive meeting and had even offered to quit. This was revealed by AAP leader Ashutosh, convenor of AAP’s Delhi unit and a confidant of Kejriwal in his book ‘The Crown Prince, The Gladiator and