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Nitin Gadkari for PM? Here is what the BJP veteran thinks

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What does Union Minister Nitin Gadkari think of the idea that he should be prime minister?

Speaking at the India Today Conclave 2019 in New Delhi on Friday, Gadkari said India was in Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s capable hands, and progressing under his leadership and ideology.

“We are all behind him [PM Modi]. I am another worker in the fulfilment of his vision. Where does the question of me being a PM arise?” Nitin Gadkari said.

“Modi ji is PM, he will be [the prime minister] next time too,” he said.

“I am not in the race to be PM. I don’t see this dream,” the minister said.

AMIT SHAH HAILS PM’S LEADERSHIP, SLAMS PAKISTAN

Speaking at the conclave before Nitin Gadkari, BJP chief Amit Shah said that under Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s government, India had given Pakistan a strong message, and that it was up to Islamabad to decide where ties would go.

There has been a rapid escalation of tensions between India and Pakistan following a suicide bombing that killed 40 CRPF soldiers in Jammu and Kashmir on February 14.

India carried out pre-emptive airstrikes on Jaish-e-Mohammed (which carried out the attack) in Pakistani territory within two weeks of the attack, and says it thwarted an attempt by Pakistani jets to target its military installations a day later.

Amit Shah slammed Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan for not condemning the suicide bombing on February 14, asking why he was scared to do so.

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