India: Neither I nor RSS any designs to make me PM candidate: Nitin Gadkari

  • Union minister Nitin Gadkari on 10 Mar 19 said neither does he have any aspirations nor the RSS any designs to project him as a prime ministerial candidate and asserted that making “calculation” has never been his forte in politics or work.
  • Amid speculations that he could be the BJP’s prime ministerial candidate in case of a fractured mandate in the upcoming general elections, the senior party leader said he was not in the race and stressed that “tireless work” was his mantra.
  • Seeking to rubbish speculations that he could be the “Prime Minister in the making”, the senior minister made it clear that “neither there is anything like this in my mind nor RSS has any such thing. Nation comes supreme for us.”
  • Talking further about the speculations, Gadkari, also a former BJP chief, said that he does not know what people are thinking but that he has “nothing to do with it, not even remotely”.
  • Gadkari also asserted that he and his party stood “solidly behind Modiji who is doing very good work”. On being a favourite with the Opposition members too, Gadkari remarked that whoever came to him, he believed in helping them with a positive attitude.

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