The model code of conduct imposed during the period of electioneering was an obstacle in carrying out relief measures in drought-hit areas.
Nagpur: The results of the exit polls are not the final but they are the closest indication of the final election results, asserted Union minister for transport, shipping and Ganga rejuvenation, Nitin Gadkari, Monday.
Mr Gadkari was speaking to reporters informally on the occasion of the launch of the poster of the biopic, PM Narendra Modi, starring Vivek Oberoi, at his residence, Monday morning. He said that whatever the NDA had done, the people had voted in their favour and they were sure to retain power.
Mr Modi had brought world recognition to the country and the NDA would retain power on May 23. The people in the country had reposed their faith in Mr Modi’s leadership, he added.
Mr Gadkari reiterated that he was not in the race for Prime Ministership and about the portfolio that would be assi-gned to him, he said it was the Prime Minister’s prerogative. To a question about retaining the same portfolio, he told a select group of reporters that there was much work left to be done on the river linking project and he was unhappy with the lack of water in many parts of the country.
Mr Gadkari also expressed his displeasure over the long stretch of polling and said it could have been wound up in three phases instead of seven. The model code of conduct imposed during the period of electioneering was an obstacle in carrying out relief measures in drought-hit areas.
Later on, RSS general secretary Bhaiyyaji Joshi accompanied by another colleague Bhagya ji and MP BJP stalwart Kailash Vijayvargia on Monday held a close door meeting with Mr Gadkari at his residence, here. What transpired could not be immediately known.