MLA offers to quit for Gadkari; Phadanvis tight-lipped
MLA offers to quit for Gadkari; Phadanvis tight-lipped, The senior BJP leader had later told the electronic media that the MLAs who met him \"have a lot of respect for me and they are requesting me to be the Chief Minister.
Nagpur: Amid talk that BJP Maharashtra unit chief Devendra Fadnavis could be party's chief ministerial choice, Nagpur-East MLA Krishna Khopde on Wednesday offered to quit and vacate his seat to pave way for his mentor Nitin Gadkari, after voices grew louder on bringing back the Union Minister to the state to don the mantle. Khopde, a second term MLA, told PTI that he was willing to resign for Gadkari from his constituency.
When contacted over the turn of events, Phadanvis however, remained tight-lipped and made no comments.
Gadkari had last night said that he is ready to accept any responsibility given to him by the party's central leadership.
About 39 BJP MLAs all from Vidarbha region had met Gadkari at his residence here yesterday and demanded that he be made the state's Chief Minister.
The senior BJP leader had later told the electronic media that the MLAs who met him "have a lot of respect for me and they are requesting me to be the Chief Minister. "I have already clarified my stand not to return to state politics. It’s for the party's central leadership to decide and I will accept any responsibility given to me," Gadkari said.