Nitin Gadkari resigned from his post as the BJP President on 22 January 2013. After his resignation, Rajnath Singh was appointed as the party chief.
A lot of senior BJP leaders had earlier sought removal of Gadkari as BJP chief after his name came up in the Purti scam in 2012. Nitin Gadkari’s name surfaced in the corruption charges in his company purti Group.
About Nitin Gadkari
•At 32 years of age, Nitin Gadkari contested the elections for Maharashtra Legislative Council from Nagpur and became an MLC. Further, he also won from the same in 1990, 1996, 2002 and 2008.
•He was the General Secretary of BJP in Maharashtra.
•In 2004 he became the President of BJP Maharashtra State.
•In 2009, he became the national president of BJP.