Gadkari rues infighting in BJP

Last Updated: Saturday, June 5, 2010 - 23:35

Uttan (Maharashtra): Making a veiled reference to
internal bickering in his party, BJP president Nitin Gadkari
on Saturday said he is pained when some senior party leaders clash.

"It pains me the most when I see egos of two big people
clashing. I try to mediate," Gadkari told a two day convention
of chief ministers of BJP-ruled states on "good governance".
Gadkari, who was appointed as the new chief of BJP in
December last year at the height of infighting in the party,
said "We all should work in team spirit, under leadership of
our chief ministers and deputy CMs."

Gadkari said Nationalism is BJP`s inspiration and it
defines its political character.

"Important people who are giving direction to the
party, have gathered here," Gadkari said, addressing the
around 100 members of the audience, which also included 65
ministers and ministers of states from BJP-ruled states and
also over two dozen party functionaries.

Terming BJP as a party with a difference, Gadkari said
"in all areas where we have worked, we have proved that we are
a party with a difference and it is a matter of pride for us."

The BJP rules Gujarat, Madhya Pradesh, Chhattisgarh,
Uttarakhand, Himachal Pradesh and Karnataka on its own. It is
part of the ruling alliance in Bihar, Punjab and Jharkhand.
Chief Ministers Narendra Modi(Gujarat), B S
Yeddyurappa(Karnataka) Shivraj Singh Chauhan(MP), P S
Dhumal(HP), Ramesh Pokhriyal(Uttrakhand) and Bihar Dy CM
Sushil Modi are among others who are taking part.

Chhattisgarh CM Raman Singh could not make it as his
father passed away yesterday.

PTI



First Published: Saturday, June 5, 2010 - 23:35

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