"I personally apologise on behalf of the BJP to the people of Delhi, NCR (National Capital Region) and the neighbouring states for the inconvenience caused to them due to the traffic disruptions during the rally," Gadkari said in a statement.
The BJP held a massive rally protesting against the escalating prices on Wednesday, Apr 21. Party workers from across the country gathered in thousands in Delhi leading to traffic snarls.
Roads located in the heart of the city such as the Tilak Marg, Asaf Ali Road, Netaji Subhash Marg, Ranjit Singh Marg, Tolstoy Marg, Sikandra Road, Barakhamba Road, Parliament Street and Ashoka Road were jammed with slow moving vehicles.
Gadkari, who led the rally, enjoyed the support of thousands in his first ever undertaking after he took over as the BJP president. He expressed his gratitude to the workers and party members for their contribution in having an 'unprecedented turnout' at the rally.
The Delhi heat, however, proved unbearable for the president, who fainted briefly during the rally.