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In more trouble for Nitin Gadkari, Bharatiya Janata Party leader Mahesh Jethmalani on Monday threatened to contest for the post of the party chief if the former were given another chance to be the party president.

Mahesh Jethmalani belongs to a coterie of people within the BJP who are opposed to the renomination of Gadkari as the party president as he faces a string of corruption charges. He had quit the BJP National Executive in protest against Gadkari.

Meanwhile, a leader of the RSS, Suresh Soni, is also said to be opposed to Nitin Gadkari's candidature and will be holding talks with party veteran LK Advani in the capital.

On Sunday, the BJP had issued the notification for the presidential election and sources said that Gadkari will file his nomination papers by January 23. Advani is reportedly opposed to his renomination and had proposed Sushma Swaraj's name for the post. Sushma, however, said sources, did not show any keenness for the post.

The RSS has rallied around Gadkari for the post and want him to be renominated. Gadkari also has the backing of leaders like Narendra Modi and Ravi Shankar Prasad, said sources.

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