BJP, allies will bag over 300 seats in LS polls, predicts Gadkari

Nagpur: Union transport minister Nitin Gadkari has predicted the BJP and its allies would bag over 300 seats in the parliamentary elections.

The minister said he was confident the BJP would win at least 270 seats while the Sena-BJP alliance in Maharashtra would get about 40 seats out of 48 in the state.

While filing his nomination papers in Nagpur on Monday, Gadkari exuded confidence that he would win the election with margin of five lakh votes. This time he is pitted against Nana Patole of the Congress.

‘Not in the race for the PM post’

Gadkari said he was not in the race for the PM’s post and the speculation about him being a prime ministerial candidate was a media creation. He said he didn’t know how and where such rumour was generated and he never desired for the post.

Gadkari said he was happy with his present position and had no ambition to become the Prime Minister. “Whatever role the party entrusts me I am always happy to serve it,” he added.