New Delhi: Union Minister for Road Transport and Highways Nitin Gadkari has given his clarification that he has no interests in becoming the Prime Ministerial contender in the 2019 general elections. He talked in an interview to news agency ANI. Gadkari discharged all the probability of him replacing Prime Minister Narendra Modi as the PM candidate for the next crucial elections.
Worth mention here the buzz started after the media reports about the head of a government organization in Maharashtra Kishor Tiwari writing to the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS), demanding Gadkari be allowed to lead the saffron Bharatiya Janata Party if it wants to be in power with winning the 2019 Lok Sabha polls.
Gadkari was quoted by the leading news agency ANI as saying: “No there is no chance. I am happy where I am right now.”
Gadkari at present holds the Ministry of Shipping and Water Resources, River Development and Ganga Rejuvenation, in the Government of India. He enumerated the long list of projects that he has at his early and main concerns. He stated he has to complete Ganga work first, building of Express Highway Access Control in 13-14 countries, building of roads for Chaar Dhams (four pilgrimages) and other works. He stated he was happy doing these works and wanted to complete it as soon as possible.
Notably In the last few days, BJP president Amit Shah also stated that during the upcoming elections, the saffron party will be spearheaded by PM Narendra Modi only.