New Delhi , (ANI):Union Road Transport and Highways Minister Nitin Gadkari has said that the BJP is a public and democratic party, adding it is not the property of any particular family members.
“All do good work. When I was the party president, I had made one thing that if anyone has to discuss anything then, he or she can put it forth at party forum. Party issue should not be talked outside. And our party is not the property of any particular family members. It’s a public and democratic party. It’s workers’ party,” he said when asked about how he saw Amit Shah as the BJP president.
The former BJP president also expressed confidence of his party’s splendid performance in the recent state assembly polls. “I have toured these states. I feel we can form government under leadership of Sarbananda Sonowal. In Tamil Nadu, Kerala and West Bengal, we were almost non-existent. But, now we will emerge as a strength in these states,” he told ETV News Network head Jagdeesh Chandra in a recent interview.
“Our percentage will increase. In assembly we will get a chance to come up as an important responsible party,” he added when asked whether the BJP will be able to form the government in the five states going to polls.
Responding to a poser whether he would stand by his assurance to build infrastructure, roads in Assam, whether the BJP comes to power or not in the state, Gadkari said Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar and Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) supremo Lalu Prasad Yadav had also asked the same for their state.
“They asked since your government couldn’t come to power in state, will you still go by the projects worth 75 thousand crores that you had announced. Then I said them that you keep it in writing. I will fulfill whatever I had said. We believe in ‘Sabka Saath, Sabka Vikas’. We work irrespective of the party in power,” he added.