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.
Police claim to have arrested a first class cricketer, Manish, and are on the look out for a former Railways player, Baburao Yadav.
The festering boundary row figured prominently in talks between visiting Premier Li Keqiang and Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh here on Sunday as the Chinese leader arrived in India on his maiden overseas tour since taking over in March.
The two Congress Cabinet ministers, accused in Jagan Reddy disproportionate assets case, submitted their resignations to Chief Minister N Kiran Kumar Reddy on Sunday night.
Teachers and students of Delhi University on Sunday marched towards the residence of UPA chairperson Sonia Gandhi, demanding the scrapping of the four-year undergraduate programme (FYUP).
The Supreme Court has held that the two-finger test on a rape survivor violates her right to privacy, and asked the government to provide better medical procedures to confirm sexual assault.
The Bombay High Court has refused to quash a criminal complaint against an artist who painted nude and derogatory pictures of his estranged wife in his bedroom
Eight villagers, including 3 children, and a securityman of elite Cobra battalion were killed in an encounter between security forces and the ultras in Naxal-affected Bijapur.