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I never keep enmity in politics: Gadkari

Press Trust of India  |  Nagpur 

Thursday said he never keeps enmity with political rivals, and extended his good wishes to former Nana Patole, pitted against him for the seat election next month.

Patole's name was among the five candidates from announced on Wednesday.

To a query on the fielding Patole from his home turf, Gadkari told reporters here, "It is good, any candidate has the right to contest election. I would not like to comment or criticise any candidate."

The said he will go to people with the work he has done in the last five years.

When a said that at one time Patole had Gadkari's blessings when he was in the BJP, the said if one leaves the party, it does not mean blessings will go away.

"I have never kept such 'dushmani' (enmity) in My best wishes to him," the member said.

Patole, who earlier won the Bhandara-Gondiya parliamentary seat in Maharashtra, quit the BJP last year over differences with party leadership on agrarian issues.

Elections to 48 LS seats in will be held in four phases on April 11, 18, 23 and 29.

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First Published: Thu, March 14 2019. 20:45 IST