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Updated: March 13, 2010 02:54 IST

Gadkari praises Modi

Neena Vyas
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BJP president Nitin Gadkari. File Photo
The Hindu BJP president Nitin Gadkari. File Photo

Despite the summons issued to Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi by SIT, the BJP president saw in him a future prime minister

Despite the summons issued to Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi by the Special Investigation Team (SIT) on Thursday in the Ehsan Jaffery, former Congress MP's murder case during the Gulberg Society riots of 2002, Bharatiya Janata Party president Nitin Gadkari saw in him a future prime minister.

Mr. Gadkari was speaking at the 9th Indian Today Conclave, an annual feature. He gave an interview to Headlines Today as part of the event.

On Friday, Mr. Gadkari said there was nothing for which Mr. Modi should apologise, as he had done nothing wrong. “What is the necessity of an apology? There is no question of an apology. When a mistake is made an apology is given. The Chief Minister of Gujarat made no mistake.” He also said Mr. Modi was prime ministerial material and had the ability and the potential to lead the country.

At the recent Indore party conclave, Mr. Gadkari praised only Mr. Modi the first day. The next day, he made a course correction, including the host, Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chauhan, among BJP Chief Ministers who had worked well and initiated new schemes for the poor.

Since Thursday, party spokespersons have been saying that a “false case” has been made out against Mr. Modi and that he will give a proper reply to the SIT when he appears before it.

Is Sonia Gandhi and the Congress party are worried about Modi's administrative capacity and the popularity he is gaining among the commom man? Mr. Narendra Modi is an icon; he has proven himself as a great administrator and how a state can progress under good governance. The very reason he is re-elected is a reflection of his great work. He should not be taken for granted, and we his supporters will stand by him like a rock.

from:  Cecil Joseph
Posted on: Mar 16, 2010 at 05:54 IST

UPA should pay more attention to India's security concerns from neighbours rather than busy fighting with their political enemies. It seems to me that the UPA government is incompetent to move India forward in the right direction. BTW, I like PC. He seems to be a tough guy. He is in the wrong company and should join BJP.

from:  Virendra Rajora
Posted on: Mar 14, 2010 at 00:03 IST

A person is innocent till proven guilty. Issuing summons to someone does not prove guilt.

from:  B.K.S.Sastry
Posted on: Mar 13, 2010 at 07:11 IST

Mr. Gadkari has shown that he can not only carry a tune, but also be a firm leader. The UPA is clearly targeting Modi for political purposes.

from:  Dr. Vijaya Rajiva
Posted on: Mar 13, 2010 at 04:00 IST
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