Congress chief`s post reserved for a family: Gadkari

Taking a dig at Congress, BJP President Nitin Gadkari today claimed that even senior leaders like Manmohan Singh could never become president of the ruling party as the post is reserved for a particular family.

Last Updated: Jun 08, 2010, 18:41 PM IST

Hyderabad: Taking a dig at Congress, BJP
President Nitin Gadkari today claimed that even senior leaders
like Manmohan Singh could never become president of the ruling
party as the post is reserved for a particular family.

"I was an ordinary worker. I did not know the roads of
Delhi. I did not know the people in Delhi. Still, the party
has elected me, selected me as leader of the party. It only
happens in BJP. It will never happen in Congress. If Manmohan
Singh dreams of becoming the party president, it will never be
possible. Because the Congress party president`s post is
reserved for a family," he said here.

Gadkari was addressing the state executive meeting of
BJP`s Andhra Pradesh unit.

Changing tracks, he said the continuing farmer suicides,
growing unemployment, steep rise in prices of essential
commodities bear testimony to the failures of the Congress-led
UPA Government.

The Congress rule in Andhra Pradesh is marked by
infighting in the ruling party and also failures like non-
implementation of welfare policies and irrigation projects, he
added.

In an indirect reference to Praja Rajyam President
Chiranjeevi, he said the regional party leader has met
Congress chief Sonia Gandhi, which is an indication of the
things to come.

PTI