STOCK MARKET BSE NSE

Gadkari may Prefer Govt to Party

Published: 14th May 2014 07:53 AM  |   Last Updated: 14th May 2014 07:53 AM   |  A+A-

Former BJP president Nitin Gadkari is unlikely to reposition himself for the post of party chief in the wake of the Income Tax Department’s clarification that there is no investigation pending against him, party sources said.

Following Gadkari’s meetings with BJP Prime Minister-in-waiting Narendra Modi in Gandhinagar as well as party president Rajnath Singh and mentor L K Advani in New Delhi, speculation was rife on Tuesday about his future plans.

According to a senior Maharashtra BJP leader, Gadkari will prefer to join the Union Cabinet instead of leading the party.

“If we take into account his performance I can say that Gadkari is a better administrator than an organiser. He has learnt a lot from several mistakes he committed during his tenure( as BJP chief). He has shown interest in working with the Surface Transport Ministry,” he said. Further, the BJP leader pointed out that Singh has already disclosed that he will not join the Cabinet and will continue as  party president. 

Another factor that could work against Gadkari, if he were to angle for a second term as BJP president is the frosty ties between Gadkari and Shiv Sena chief Uddhav Thackeray.



Comments

Disclaimer : We respect your thoughts and views! But we need to be judicious while moderating your comments. All the comments will be moderated by the newindianexpress.com editorial. Abstain from posting comments that are obscene, defamatory or inflammatory, and do not indulge in personal attacks. Try to avoid outside hyperlinks inside the comment. Help us delete comments that do not follow these guidelines.

The views expressed in comments published on newindianexpress.com are those of the comment writers alone. They do not represent the views or opinions of newindianexpress.com or its staff, nor do they represent the views or opinions of The New Indian Express Group, or any entity of, or affiliated with, The New Indian Express Group. newindianexpress.com reserves the right to take any or all comments down at any time.

IPL_2020
flipboard facebook twitter whatsapp