With this, it is now clear that Modi will have no public programme at Nagpur, where party’s former president Nitin Gadkari is pitted against sitting Congress MP Vilas Muttemwar.
Earlier, it was speculated that a ‘chai pe charcha’ would be held at Nagpur since Modi’s public rally had been scheduled for Wardha. Political grapevine had it that Gadkari didn’t want Modi to have any rally in Nagpur and that he would like to win the election on his own.
- Varun Gandhi Under Attack Over Defence Deals: Here’s How
- This Diwali, Let Blind Students Brighten Up your Homes With Candles & Diyas
- CBI Files Supplementary Chargesheet In Sheena Bora Murder Case
- Soha Ali Khan And Vir Das Starrer 31st October Audience Reaction
- Sahara Chief Subrata Roy’s Parole Extended Till November 28
- Simple Tips To Secure Your Debit Card From Fraudsters
- New Zealand & India Team Being Welcomed In Chandigarh
- Mumbai Call Centre Scam: All You Need To Know
- Jammu Kashmir Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti Appeals To Police: Here’s What She Said
- Shocker From Ahmedabad: Find Out What Happened
- Bigg Boss 10 Day 3 Review: Celebs Fail To Do Well in First Task
- Airtel Offers 10GB Data At Rs 259 For New 4G Smartphone Users
- Aamir Khan Starrer Dangal’s Trailer Launched: First Impressions
- TMC Supporters Attack BJP Leader Babul Supriyo
- Sri Lankan Navy Apprehends 20 Indian Fishermen
Gadkari told The Indian Express that the speculation was totally unfounded. “Modiji’s schedule is very tight and the priority is to meet farmers’ families in Yavatmal, which is the worst farmer suicide-prone district of Vidarbha. He has said that he will give some time to Nagpur later sometime,” he said.
Asked if he is worried that the Muslim votes that he has carefully nurtured over the years might not get cast against his name at the end of the day if Modi campaigned in city, Gadkari said: “There is no such possibility.”
Modi is set to meet RSS leaders at the organisation’s headquarter here.
Never gave statement against Modi: Ramdev
Nagpur: Yoga guru Ramdev has refuted a newspaper report here quoting him having said at a press conference that Modi was in a hurry to become Prime Minister. In another press conference here on Monday, Ramdev said The Times of India had wrongly reported his statements on Sunday. “If I had said any such thing, would others not have reported? Would the news channels not have run it?” Ramdev asked, seeking a clarification from the newspaper. He also categorically said Modi had his support for PM’s post. “Only Modi can take the country out of the current political and economic crisis,” said Ramdev. Local newspapers had reported on Monday that Ramdev said BJP workers were filled with over-enthusiasm about the elections. On Monday, he also said Kejriwal should fight elections against Rahul Gandhi. “Modi is a patriot and Kejriwal fighting election against him shows how his mind works,” Ramdev said. About Rahul Gandhi’s statement on Modi’s culpability in Gujarat riots, Ramdev said: “He (Rahul) is frustrated that he has lagged miles behind Modi in the race and is hence making such statements.” Ramdev had a lunch with BJP nominee Nitin Gadkari at the latter’s residence on Monday and also campaigned for him for two days. ENS