Union Minister Nitin Gadkari on Wednesday claimed that he gets calls from Congress party workers, who say that they are assured of his win in the upcoming Lok Sabha elections.
“Congress workers are calling me and saying that I am sure to win (Lok Sabha elections) and that they are with me. They say that physically they might be campaigning for Congress but mentally they are with me,” Gadkari said while addressing a rally here.
Gadkari, a sitting MP from Nagpur, will once against contest from the seat in the coming Lok Sabha election. The seven-phase elections will begin from April 11, and counting of votes will take place on May 23.
Just a few days ago on Monday, Gadkari slammed political leaders jumping parties ahead of Lok Sabha polls. He added that politics is all about ideologies and people, especially political leaders, should stay firm.
Speaking exclusively to India Today TV, Nitin Gadkari said, “I don’t think it is right when people jump from one party to another… Politics should be of ideology…People should stay firm on their ideologies.”
“I was also told that I’m unfit for my party. But I was always convinced about my ideology,” he added.
“This is my personal opinion. The approach of being an opportunist is wrong. Every party should think about it,” Nitin Gadkari said.
(With inputs from ANI)