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Rajnath Singh is new BJP President

Jan 23 2013, 2:26am CST | by

New Delhi, Jan 23 (IANS) Rajnath Singh was Wednesday unanimously elected the new president of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), succeeding Nitin Gadkari who decided against a second term till he was cleared of alleged corruption charges.

New Delhi, Jan 23 — Rajnath Singh was Wednesday unanimously elected the new president of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), succeeding Nitin Gadkari who decided against a second term till he was...

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Rajnath Singh is new BJP President

Jan 23 2013, 2:26am CST | by

New Delhi, Jan 23 (IANS) Rajnath Singh was Wednesday unanimously elected the new president of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), succeeding Nitin Gadkari who decided against a second term till he was cleared of alleged corruption charges.

New Delhi, Jan 23 — Rajnath Singh was Wednesday unanimously elected the new president of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), succeeding Nitin Gadkari who decided against a second term till he was cleared of alleged corruption charges.

Rajnath Singh will serve his term from 2013 to 2015, and lead the party in the 2014 general elections.

A resolution supporting Rajnath Singh as the BJP chief was unanimously adopted by the parliamentary board of the party, after which he filed his nomination papers.

The returning officer announced that 17 other nominations were also filed in Rajnath Singh's favour.

Rajnath Singh has previously been the president of the party from 2005 to 2009. He first became the party president in December 2005, following the resignation of L.K. Advani.

He was re-elected in November 2006 unanimously and was succeeded by Nitin Gadkari in 2009.

He also served as the chief minister of Uttar Pradesh from October 2000 to March 2002.

Rajnath Singh's name was zeroed upon for the post of party president Tuesday evening, following Income Tax 'surveys' of around nine locations connected to alleged financial wrongdoing by a company linked to Gadkari.

According to informed sources, several senior leaders, including BJP veteran L.K. Advani, had reservations on Gadkari getting a second term in view of allegations surrounding the Purti group linked to him.

Gadkari, meanwhile, said he voluntarily backed out from going for a second term as he wanted his name cleared of the allegations.

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Improving satisfaction levels of CRPF troops vital: K Vijay Kumar

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Home Minister Rajnath Singh has asked for a reorganisation of the Central Reserve Police Force, the primary counter-insurgency force fighting the Naxals. Former CRPF director-general K Vijay Kumar ...
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Rs 15.26 crore dividend cheque from REPCO Bank

Sep 15 2014 5:36am CDT | Source: Business Standard

Repatriates Cooperative Finance and Development Bank Ltd (REPCO) today handed over a dividend cheque of Rs 15.26 crore to Hom ...
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7 weeks ago

Torrential rains kill more than 230 in Pakistan, India

Sep 6 2014 2:04pm CDT | Source: Business Insider

Srinagar (India) (AFP) - More than 230 people in Pakistan and northern India have been killed in torrential monsoon rains which triggered flooding, landslides and house collapses, officials in the two countries said Saturday. Troops and other emergency personnel were deployed in both countries to help with relief operations, with boats and helicopters being used to reach stranded people.Incessant rains in Pakistan have killed at least 106 people over the past three days and ...
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As UP CM, gave free-hand to police to tackle Maoists: Rajnath Singh

Sep 3 2014 6:55am CDT | Source: HeadlinesToday.in

The Home Minister's comment, which purportedly backs extra-judicial killings, ha ...
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