Nitin Gadkari’s latest cryptic jibe: ‘One who can’t manage home, can’t manage country’

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Union Minister Nitin Gadkari has been in news recently for his comments that appeared to be targeting the BJP leadership in the wake of his party’s defeat in Madhya Pradesh, Rajasthan and Chhattisgarh.

Nitin Gadkari
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In his last controversial comments, Gadkari was quoted as saying, “People like those political leaders, who sell dreams, but when those dreams are not fulfilled, they also beat up those politicians. That’s why sell only those dreams that you are capable of fulfilling. I am not one of those politicians who sell dreams. What I say I fulfill it with elan.”

This was widely viewed as his veiled attack on Prime Minister Narendra Modi, who had promised for achche din while campaigning in 2014 Lok Sabha polls.

Now, in his latest comments, made on Saturday, Gadkari has said that those who could not manage their homes were incapable of managing the country. A news report by PTI said that Gadkari made the comments while addressing a gathering of former workers of the Akhil Bharatiya Vidyarthi Parishad, BJP’s student wing, in Nagpur on Saturday.

Gadkari was quoted as saying, “I meet many people who say we want to devote our lives for the BJP, for the country. I asked (one such person) what do you do, and who all are there in your family. He said I have closed my shop as it was not doing well….there is wife at home, children.”

The union minister, according to PTI, continued, “I said (to him) first take care of your home, because one who can not manage his home can not manage the country. Hence first manage your home and look after your children properly, then work for the party and country.”

It’s not clear if Gadkari’s latest comments too were targeted at Modi, who has repeated faced criticism from his political rivals for deserting his wife and not taking care of his elderly mother. 

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