Reacting to Union Minister Nitin Gadkari's recent remarks that politicians who do not fulfill promises are "thrashed" by people, the Opposition on Monday said it was a direct attack on Prime Minister Narendra Modi and the politician from Nagpur was eyeing the top post.
On Sunday, Gadkari in Mumbai had said "political leaders, who do not fulfill the dreams they peddle, will get thrashed by people".
He further said that he was not among those who only show dreams. He does everything as promised.
On the latest comment by Gadkari, the Opposition saw a "direct message" to Modi.
Meanwhile, the BJP sought to play down Gadkari's comments saying they were twisted and political benefits were being sought out of it.
BJP spokesperson G.V.L. Narasimha Rao said Gadkari was hinting towards the Congress that only gave slogans of 'Garibi Hatao' but did not do anything for poverty alleviation and towards Rahul Gandhi who makes empty promises.
Tewari, however, dismissed the BJP's defence.
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