Nitin Gadakri rejects rumours of replacing PM Modi as PM candidate

New Delhi | Putting a break to the rumours of replacing Narendra Modi as the BJP candidate for the Prime Ministerial position in the upcoming 2019 election, Union Minister Nitin Gadkari has said that he is happy where is right now.

The Union Minister was responding to the letter by a farmers leader from Maharashtra to Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh( RSS) to replace Modi with Nitin Gadkari if the party aims to win the upcoming 2019 Lok Sabha elections.

Speaking to news agency ANI, Nitin Gadkari said, “No there is no chance. I am happy where I am right now.” Speaking about his uncompleted work in his department, the BJP leader said, “I have to complete Ganga work first, building of Express Highway Access Control in 13-14 countries and I also want to make roads for Chaar Dham and other works. I am happy doing these works and want to complete it.”

Earlier on December 18 the day Prime Minister Narendra Modi laid the foundation stone of 2 metro corridors in Maharashtra, Kishore Tiwari chairman of the Vasantrao Naik Sheti Swavalamban Mission in a letter to RSS chief Mohan Bhagwat and general secretary Bhaiyaji Joshi stated that BJP’s defeat in Rajasthan, Madhya Pradesh and Chhattisgarh was the direct outcome of “arrogant leaders” who implemented devastating decisions like demonetisation, Goods and Services Tax (GST), fuel prices hike and other anti-people measures.

“Leaders who pursue an extremist and dictatorial attitude in the party and government are dangerous for the society and the country… This has been witnessed before and if history is not to be repeated, hand over the reins to Gadkari for the 2019 polls,” he added.


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