Gadkari had earlier taken chief minister of Gujarat, Narendra Modi and LK Advani's name to his list of favourites for the Prime Ministerial candidature.
In an interview to a newspaper, Gadkari revealed the names saying that these were his choice, if BJP won the next general elections. He however, said that decision on finalising any one name would be taken "at an appropriate time".
"We have many able candidates for the PM’s posts. These include Advaniji, Narendra Modi, Arun Jaitley and Sushma Swaraj," he said.
Earlier Gadkari's statement that he backed only Narendra Modi as the Prime Ministerial Candidate miffed top leaders Arun Jaitley and Sushma Swaraj.
He said that Modi had the potential to become the PM and it was upto him to decide on the issue.