Maharashtra minister and senior Congress leader Ashok Chavan on May 30 praised Union Minister and Nagpur MP Nitin Gadkari saying, “He is the right man in the wrong party. He has a positive approach towards Maharashtra but his powers are being continuously curtailed”.
“I had congratulated Nitin Gadkari the day before yesterday. His party and our party have ideological differences. But Nitin Gadkari has a dialogue with all states including Maharashtra. I had written an article in many newspapers lauding him for his positive approach towards strengthening the basic facilities in Maharashtra and had thanked him on Twitter as well.”
The Maharashtra Minister mentioned that he often talks about Nitin Gadkari and that he is an efficient minister.
“There are many issues which are related to basic amenities and infrastructure of Maharashtra. Gadkari takes those subjects seriously. I publicly praise his way of working either by writing articles or via tweets. But praising him does not mean that I support him politically. After all, he is a minister in the NDA government. So all I will say is that he is the right man but in the wrong party,” Chavan added.
However, he attacked the present government saying, “The price of petrol had reached ₹ 100 per litre. Some 12.21 core people have lost their jobs. The per capita income of Bangladesh is now higher than that of India. The policies of the Centre have devastated the country”.