HOT TOPIC:
August 28, 2014
0
Email

Nitin Gadkari faces fresh pressure to quit

PTI [ Updated ]
Nitin Gadkari faces fresh pressure to quit
FONT SIZE

New Delhi, Nov 10 : BJP President Nitin Gadkari on Saturday faced a fresh attack with party national executive member Jagadish Shettigar, demanding that he should step down from the top post in the wake of charges of dubious funding of his Purti Group.



“Gadkari is also a swayamsewak (RSS worker) whose dharma (principle) is to protect the interest of the country first and then protect the interest of the organisation. So I am sure being a Swayamsewak, as per the conscience, he will take the best step in the overall interest of the country and the organisation,” Shettigar said.

He maintained that timely action on  Gadkari’s part is crucial. The leader maintained that public perception is important and Mr. Gadkari should step down till the process of investigations is completed.

Shettigar cited the example of BJP leader L.K.Advani who had stepped down when allegations were levelled against him in the Hawala case. He had also announced that he will not contest any elections.

He refused to speak on the clean chit given to  Gadkari by RSS ideologue  S Gurumurthy, saying he had not studied his report. However, he said there should be an internal mechanism to identify whether a person is involved in corruption.

“If what has been reported is correct, then I think it is not as per what you call the norms of SEBI or other institutions,” Shettigar said.

Before Shettigar, BJP Rajya Sabha MP Ram Jethmalani and his son Mahesh had said  Gadkari should immediately step down from his post as the charges against him were damaging the party. He claimed to have the support of other party leaders like Jaswant Singh, Yashwant Sinha and Shatrughan Sinha.



India Tv Mobile Wesbite
Mandate 2014
At A Glance
B'day Special: 10 facts to know about Maneka Gandhi
Union Minister for Women and Child development, Maneka Gandhi is  more
Top 10 most educated politicians of the world
It is said, the quality of a leader is reflected  more
Rajiv Gandhi- The Prince charming of Indian politics who had so much to live for
On the fateful day, May 21, 1991,  more
Read More >>
Insight
Rahul Gandhi in a new 'angry young man' avtar
New Delhi: Congress vice-president Rahul Gandhi has always been taunted  more
Delhi deadlock: Is fresh elections the only option left?
New Delhi: The Supreme Court of India has asked Delhi’s  more
Complete story - Natwar Singh and his hatred for Sonia Gandhi
New Delhi: Natwar Singh has created ripples in Indian politics  more
Read More >>
Know Your Leader
B'day spl: Know Mulayam Singh's compulsions behind supporting UPA govt
New Delhi, Sep 27: Mulayam Singh Yadav  more
Know criminal-turned-politician BSP MP Dhananjay Singh
New Delhi: The Bahujan Samaj Party MP from Jaunpur, Uttar  more
Who is Sadhu Yadav?
New Delhi: Sadhu Yadav – this is one name that  more
Read More >>
Politics Archive
TODAY'S BEST VIDEO
Pakistan troops firing massive since 1971 war say..

BSF Director General D.K. Pathak said on Tuesday that...

Love Jihad: National shooter Tara Sahdev's h..

The husband of national champion shooter Tara Sahdev...

INDIAtv Poll
ALSO READ
X
Don't solely rely on 'Modi wave': Nitin Gadkari to BJP workers
Pune: Cautioning BJP workers against self complacency, Union Minister Nitin...
Read More >>