Gadkari denies contending for BJP President's post

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Nagpur, Nov. 14 (ANI): Maharashtra BJP Chief Nitin Gadkari has clarified that he is not contending for the party's top post, as being claimed by some media reports.

"I am not among the contenders neither I am aspiring for the post of party president. I am also coming to know about my candidature through the media reports," Gadkari told reporters in Nagpur.

"Senior leaders of the party including LK Advani, Rajnath Singh, Venkaiah Naidu, Arun Jaitley, Sushma Swaraj, Ananth Kumar will decide who to make the party president, whatever they decide, it will be acceptable to me," Gadkari added.

It has been widely reported that Rashtriya Swayamsewak Sangh (RSS) is backing Gadkari's name as the next BJP President.

However, Gadkari dispelled reports that RSS was advocating his name in BJP circles.

"Rashtriya Swayamsewak Sangh (RSS) has not presented my name, neither they do so. BJP will decide who is going to be the party President. If they ask me to be party President, I will let them know my decision," Gadkari said. (ANI)

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