No question of returning to Maharashtra politics: BJP leader Nitin Gadkari

Gadkari’s comments come after several speculations pointed that his name might appear for the Chief Minister post. These speculations fuelled when Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis met Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) chief Mohan Bhagwat

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In his first remarks amid the ongoing conflict between Shiv Sena and Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) over power-sharing, Union Minister Nitin Gadkari on Thursday ruled out the possibility of his indulgence in Maharashtra politics. 

Gadkari’s comments come after several speculations pointed that his name might appear for the Chief Minister post. These speculations fuelled when Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis met Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) chief Mohan Bhagwat. 

The political speculations suggest that RSS is in favour of Gadkari becoming the Maharashtra CM. However, while talking to the media, the senior BJP leader ruled out these possibilities putting an end to the speculations. 

I am in Delhi and there’s no question of my returning to Maharashtra politics. The political turmoil in the state will be resolved soon,” said Nitin Gadkari in Nagpur.

Gadkari further asserted that the new government in Maharashtra will be formed soon under the Chief Ministership of Devendra Fadnavis and with the support of Shiv Sena. 

 The talks between Sena and BJP are going in the right direction,” said Gadkari adding that the RSS chief shouldn’t be linked to the political deadlock in Maharashtra. 

The term for Devendra Fadnavis government in Maharashtra ends on November 9. However, the deadlock over government formation still remains. Shiv Sena and BJP alliance have failed to form the government in Maharashtra.

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On Thursday, Shiv Sena chief Uddhav Thackeray conducted a meeting with all their newly-elected MLAs. In the meeting, the legislators passed a resolution authorising the party chief to take the final call regarding government formation. The MLAs decided to remain firm on their demand to share the CM post. 
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