Credibility of politicians has declined: Gadkari

Mumbai: Admitting that the credibility of politicians has declined, BJP president Nitin Gadkari on Sunday said the scenario would change only if good people enter the profession.

"The credibility of politicians has declined. In every sector deterioration can be seen. Today, politics (as a profession) is not seen as a matter of pride. When you say you are a politician, people look at you in a different manner," he said.

"Those who are competent, who are experts do not want to join politics. The scenario would change only if good people enter politics," he said, adding, "Leaders (politicians) do not come from heaven but from the society."

Gadkari was speaking at a program organised to commemorate the 142nd birth anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi by the Priyadashni Academy at KC College in south Mumbai.