Press Esc to close
Thursday 05 May 2016
News updated at 2:37 AM IST
Weather
Max: 36.2°C
Min : 24.5°C
In Bengaluru
Sunny day

Senior leader approached me to topple UPA-II: Gadkari

Nagpur, Apr 12 , 2013 (PTI)
Nitin Gadkari File photo

Former BJP president Nitin Gadkari has claimed that a "senior leader" had approached him to topple the Congress-led UPA-II government at the Centre.

Though the "senior leader" got in touch with him during his stint as the BJP president, he maintained that he had outrightly rejected the "advice".

Gadkari did not reveal the identity of the "senior" leader."Main mard ka baccha hun jo karta hun saamne se karunga (I am a man of principle and whatever I do, I will do it publicly). No backstabbing," the BJP leader told a gathering at a ceremony here last evening.

"My conscience is clear and I have no separate agenda."Referring to the recent developments in his political career, the former BJP president said he has done nothing wrong. The Income Tax department had conducted a probe into the alleged dubious investments in Gadkari's Purti group of companies.


Go to Top

Photo Gallery
Anganwadi workers shouting slogans during a protest rally by members of Nikhila Odisha Anganwadi...

Anganwadi workers shouting slogans during a protest rally by members of Nikhila Odisha Anganwadi...

Laborers pack newborn chicks into crates in Jammu...

Laborers pack newborn chicks into crates in Jammu...

A Kingfisher holds a prey (fish) in its beak on the banks of Dal Lake in Srinagar...

A Kingfisher holds a prey (fish) in its beak on the banks of Dal Lake in Srinagar...

Tourists ride Shikaras as they enjoy the cool weather at Dal Lake in Srinagar...

Tourists ride Shikaras as they enjoy the cool weather at Dal Lake in Srinagar...

Painted Storks catching fish in a pond at their enclosure in Kolkata Zoo...

Painted Storks catching fish in a pond at their enclosure in Kolkata Zoo...

Indian Air Force contingent of Ex Red Flag 16-1 at Eielson Air Force Base Alaska, USA...

Indian Air Force contingent of Ex Red Flag 16-1 at Eielson Air Force Base Alaska, USA...

A Royal Bengal Tiger at its enclosure in Kolkata Zoo on Wednesday...

A Royal Bengal Tiger at its enclosure in Kolkata Zoo on Wednesday...

Plantain Crop damaged at hunsur due to haevy rain...

Plantain Crop damaged at hunsur due to haevy rain...

Sapthagiri college of Engineering  students are using  Pulsar 220 DTSl Engine designed a 12 Feet...

Sapthagiri college of Engineering students are using Pulsar 220 DTSl Engine designed a 12 Feet...

A security person walks as clouds hover over the Parliament house during the Parliament session...

A security person walks as clouds hover over the Parliament house during the Parliament session...