Union minister Nitin Gadkari Thursday said he never keeps enmity with political rivals, and extended his good wishes to former BJP MP Nana Patole, pitted against him for the Nagpur Lok Sabha seat election next month.
To a query on the Congress 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 senior BJP leader said he will go to people with the work he has done in the last five years.
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 Maharashtra will be held in four phases on April 11, 18, 23 and 29.
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