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No differences with Gadkari, says Munde

india Updated: Oct 23, 2011 21:52 IST

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Dismissing reports of any face-off between him and the BJP national president Nitin Gadkari, senior party leader Gopinath Munde has asserted that there were no differences between them.

Munde and Gadkari had yesterday come together at a book release function at 'Rambhau Mhalgi Prabodhini' here, when Munde praised the latter for his work as a former PWD Minister of Maharashtra and also as the party president.

Munde said that Gadkari, during his tenure as PWD minister in Maharashtra, had achieved the feat of constructing the ambitious Mumbai-Pune Expressway project at a cost of Rs 1,200 crore, much below the Rs 3,600 crore cost quoted by a private company.

"If somebody has determination and will, everything is possible," Munde said, adding Gadkari has the determination to achieve the best.

Gadkari said that even though the democratic system in the country is good, the persons who are at the helm of affairs are not so. "The country will improve, only if the main pillars of democracy undergo a radical change," he said.

The already reportedly strained relations between Gadkari and Munde had further soured over the appointment of the party chief in Pune earlier this year.

Munde was reportedly unhappy over the appointment of Vikas Mathkari, who is said to be from the Gadkari camp, as party's Pune unit president. Munde's dissatisfaction had even led to intense speculations in the political circles that he would quit the party.