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There is no dynasty in BJP, says Gadkari

india Updated: Feb 18, 2010 14:35 IST

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In an obvious attack on Congress general secretary Rahul Gandhi, Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) president Nitin Gadkari said on Thursday that his party did not believe in dynastic politics.

In his first presidential address at the BJP leadership meet here, he thundered that neither his father nor grandparents were prime ministers.

"I was a simple worker of a party and today I am its president. This can happen only in the BJP. The BJP is not like other political parties where dynasty rules," Gadkari said.

"My father was not the prime minister of the country, neither were my maternal great grandfather nor grandmother. We are a party with a difference."

Gadkari's remarks were clearly aimed at Rahul Gandhi, whose father Rajiv Gandhi, grandmother Indira Gandhi and great grandfather Jawaharlal Nehru were all prime ministers.

Before his speech, the national council ratified the presidentship of Gadkari. Senior leaders hailed his ascendance and garlanded him. Gadkari was named the BJP president in December. He took charge this month.

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