Gadkari says he is not vying for PM`s post

BJP president Nitin Gadkari said he was not in the race for the Prime Ministerial post.

Updated: Oct 30, 2011, 19:19 PM IST

Kushinagar: BJP president Nitin Gadkari
on Sunday said he was not in the race for the Prime Ministerial
post.

"Recently I was asked whether I was in the race for
the Prime Ministership, I flatly denied," he told a two-day
meet of the UP BJP working committee here.

"All my life I have closely watched some leaders who
rose above personal aspirations and dedicated their lives for
the cause of the people," the BJP leader said.

On upcoming UP assembly polls, he said only winnable
candidates and dedicated workers would be given party tickets.

No recommendations would be entertained in this regard,
he said.

"I have all the information regarding assembly segments
and only winnable candidates and dedicated workers will get
the tickets," Gadkari said.

Dubbing some political parties as "Private Limited
Companies", he said the BJP was the only party where a system
of working in unison had been evolved.

"Its not the private limited company of Sonia Gandhi
or Mayawati where only one person gives orders and others
follow.

"The BJP is a democratic party, a party with a
difference and this makes us different from others," Gadkari
said.

Taking a dig at BSP supremo Mayawati, he asked parks
and gardens, on which Rs 10,000 crore were spent, were being
constructed for whom.

"Those who talk about Babasaheb Bhimrao Ambedkar are
erecting their own statues and garlanding the same.

"Probably Mayawati is confident nobody will install her
statue," he said.

PTI