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Gadkari calls on Advani, seeks his blessings

December 20, 2009 17:59 IST

Beginning his innings as new Bharatiya Janata Party President, Nitin Gadkari called on senior party leader L K Advani on Sunday to seek his blessings and support during his tenure.

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 on Saturday."

"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 yesterday as the latter had gone to Vrindavan after the party's Parliamentary Board meeting.

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