Remember, Congress on its way out: Gadkari to IT officials

Jan 25, 2013, 07:08 IST | Agencies

Income tax officials should not forget that the Congress is on its way out, former Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) president Nitin Gadkari said yesterday as he arrived home to a massive welcome.

“The income tax department hatched a conspiracy on the direction of the Congress government. I have also got the names of the officials from some others who are sympathetic to me and our party.

Nitin Gadkari

They (IT officials) should remember the Congress’s boat is sinking, and when they go and our government comes, no Chidambaram or Sonia Gandhi will be there to save them,” Gadkari said in a thinly veiled threat.

“Before the income tax department, it was the Central Bureau of Investigation that used to dance to the Congress’s tunes. Now income tax officials in Delhi and Nagpur are conspiring against me,” he added.

Referring to Congress president Sonia Gandhi without naming her, Gadkari said that there was only one ruler in the Congress while others were merely servants.

He also attacked the media, saying the press had no right to disturb the life of ‘honest’ politicians.

Gadkari arrived in his home town of Nagpur yesterday to a massive welcome. He stepped down Tuesday night to make way for Rajnath Singh as the BJP president.  

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