"I will not resign. I'm not wrong, I have done no corruption ," the BJP president told Aaj Tak news channel. "There is no notice, no high court order or CBI inquiry against me. Talking about the corruptions charges against him and Purti Group, he insisted that he was an innocent "social entrepreneur". "I have done maximum concrete work and I have helped so many farmers," he said.
Moreover, when everyone is hoping that BJP would nominate Narendra Modi as their Prime Ministerial candidate for General Elections 2014, Gadkari refused to declare any names. Gadkari reiterated that the BJP would not project any leader as the PM candidate before the elections. "Election results will decide who will be the PM candidate," stated Gadkari.
The party president's statement comes just days after senior leader Sushma Swaraj, while campaigning in Gujarat, claimed that Modi is a fit candidate for the post of Prime Minister. While addressing a rally in Vadodara, Sushma had said, "There is no doubt that Modi is a competent candidate for the PM's post."
Even LK Advani endorsed Modi as PM candidate.