Press Esc to close
Tuesday 30 September 2014
News updated at 9:22 PM IST
Weather
Max: 31°C
Min : 21°C
In Bangalore
Sunny day

Jethmalani to take on Gadkari for BJP top post

Mumbai, Jan 21, 2013, DHNS :

A day after the notification for BJP presidential poll was announced, noted lawyer and BJP leader Mahesh Jethmalani on Monday swung into action to announce his decision to take on incumbent Nitin Gadkari.

“I just said there should be a contest if Mr Gadkari is contesting. If I have to engage in a token fight, I may decide,” Jethmalani told reporters in Mumbai.

BJP general secretary Thawarchand Gehlot, who is in-charge of the election process, confirmed that a person called him up claiming that Jethmalani wanted to have papers for filing nominations and list of electoral college for presidential elections. But, the party leader said Jethmalani did not get in touch with him.


Gehlot informed that he told the caller, whose identity he did not reveal, to meet him along with an authorisation letter from Jethmalani.

Interestingly, Jethmalani’s father Ram Jethmalani recently buried the hatched with Gadkari after both, father and son, had charged that the BJP president  should resign as he was facing corruption charges. Ram was suspended for anti-party activities while earlier his son had resigned from vice-presidentship.

Gadkari is facing Income Tax and Serious Fraud Office investigation owing to corruption charges with his Purti Group.

Go to Top

Photo Gallery
Players of Kerala Blaster football team pose for a group photo with Kathakali Dancers in Thrissur ..

Players of Kerala Blaster football team pose for a group photo with Kathakali Dancers in Thrissur ..

Barack Obama and Narendra Modi, at the dinner hosted in his honour, at the White House ...

Barack Obama and Narendra Modi, at the dinner hosted in his honour, at the White House ...

Actors Vikram and Karthi participating in a fast to protest Jayalalithaa's conviction ...

Actors Vikram and Karthi participating in a fast to protest Jayalalithaa's conviction ...

Lahore Lions skipper Muhammad Hafeez is bowled during the Champions League Twenty 20 ...

Lahore Lions skipper Muhammad Hafeez is bowled during the Champions League Twenty 20 ...

Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi provides relief packages to a flood victim in Jammu ...

Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi provides relief packages to a flood victim in Jammu ...

Modi waves to supporters  in front of the Indian Embassy in Washington ...

Modi waves to supporters in front of the Indian Embassy in Washington ...

People enjoy a sheep fight in Hubli, Karnataka ...

People enjoy a sheep fight in Hubli, Karnataka ...

Chief Minister of Assam Tarun Gogoi interacts with flood victims at a relief camp at Boko ...

Chief Minister of Assam Tarun Gogoi interacts with flood victims at a relief camp at Boko ...

Products made out of waste materials by the students of a college in Rohtak ...

Products made out of waste materials by the students of a college in Rohtak ...

India's Sunil Vitalacharya Sowmarpet and Akashdeep Singh celebrate their victory over South Korea ..

India's Sunil Vitalacharya Sowmarpet and Akashdeep Singh celebrate their victory over South Korea ..

Copyright 2014, The Printers (Mysore) Private Ltd., 75, M.G Road, Post Box 5331, Bangalore - 560001
Tel: +91 (80) 25880000 Fax No. +91 (80) 25880523