Bal Thackeray was not a dictator: Nitin Gadkari

The BJP President Nitin Gadkari has recently described late Shiv Sena chief Bal Thackeray as an “open-hearted” person. Further, the BJP President said that Bal Thackeray was not a “dictator” and always took decisions, which he felt were “reasonable”.

Talking to media, Nitin Gadkari said, “Balasaheb was an open hearted person. He never indulged in caste-based politics. Though some people portrayed him as a dictator, it was not the case. He would take decisions in accordance with the situation.”

Meanwhile, the BJP president was speaking at an event in suburban Dadar. During the event, Nitin Gadkari and Shiv Sena executive president Uddhav Thackeray released MP Sanjay Raut’s book “Yugant”, a compilation of his articles written on the 86-year-old leader.

Nitin Gadkari said, “Thackeray took decisions which he felt were ‘right and reasonable.’”

He added, “He was the only leader who thought on technical issues. Whenever we approached him with an issue, he would listen to us and co-operate on those he felt were right.”

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