I am new to national politics: Nitin Gadkari

I am new to national politics: Nitin Gadkari

Senior BJP leader L K Advani hugs Nitin Gadkari after he was announced as the new party President during a press conference at party office in New Delhi on Saturday. PTI

Gadkari met the party veteran along with his family members. Former BJP president M Venkaiah Naidu joined them during the breakfast meeting.

Later, talking to reporters, Gadkari said, "Atal Bihari Vajpayee and Advani have been the source of inspiration for me. I had met Vajpayee yesterday.

"I am new to Delhi and national politics. But after getting the blessings of the senior leaders, I am confident of performing the duties and responsibilities entrusted to me. After meeting Advani, my confidence has increased," the 52-year-old BJP chief said.

After taking over as BJP President on Saturday, Gadkari had called on Vajpayee and other senior leaders Sushma Swaraj, Rajnath Singh and Naidu.

He could not meet Advani on Saturday as the latter had gone to Vrindavan after the party's Parliamentary Board meeting.

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