The MP from Nagpur told TOI that he was happy in Delhi and would like to continue with national politics.
The voting for Maharashtra assembly elections is going on today. If BJP comes to power in the state, who would be the chief minister? Many had speculated that Gadkari was BJP's CM candidate. But the leader dismissed them off as rumours.
Gadkari, for past many weeks, had been campaigning aggressively for BJP in the region.
"I have decided to stay in Delhi and am happy with the responsibilities the Prime Minister has entrusted me with", he told TOI.
Gadkari also said that his party would come to power in the state this time. "We will win 150-160 seats, of them at least 40-50 in Vidarbha," said Gadkari.
Pointing out inflation, farmer suicides, unemployment and poverty in the region, Gadkari said the people were desperate for a change from the Congress-NCP rule. The coalition had failed to bring development to the state and for the last three years, alleged Gadkari. "The Modi government has shown within 100 days how plans can be implemented with concerted action and efforts", he added.
On separate Vidarbha issue, gadkari said, "We are committed to creating the new state. But then the Congress should also come forward to support the resolution in Parliament like the BJP did in case of Telangana. We need a general consensus on the issue".