‘Gadkari is more of businessman than politician’
Congress general secretary Digvijaya Singh on Thursday attacked BJP president Nitin Gadkari, saying he is “more of a businessman than a politician”.delhi Updated: May 31, 2012 22:57 IST
Congress general secretary Digvijaya Singh on Thursday attacked BJP president Nitin Gadkari, saying he is “more of a businessman than a politician”.
“Nitin Gadkari has never won an election in his life and he is calling the shots. He is more of a businessman than a politician. It is reflected in his dealings during Rajya Sabha election in Jharkhand and BS Yeddyurappa issue,” Singh said.
The remarks came on a day when BJP veteran LK Advani made a veiled attack on Gadkari for welcoming corrupt BSP ministers and the handling of Jharkhand and Karnataka issues, which he said, have undermined the party's campaign against corruption.
Asked why senior BJP leaders did not participate in Thursday’s Bharat Bandh, Singh took a dig at them, saying they were “accustomed to AC rooms and hence preferred to stay indoors”.
At the Congress briefing, party spokesman Rashid Alvi gave a left handed compliment to the BJP stalwart. “We are happy that Advani has accepted our advice ... he has realised corruption in BJP,” Alvi said.
First Published: May 31, 2012 22:56 IST