Beginning his innings as new Bharatiya Janata Party [ Images ] President, Nitin Gadkari [ Images ] called on senior party leader L K Advani [ Images ] 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 [ Images ] and Advani have been the source of inspiration for me. I had met Vajpayee on Saturday."
"I am new to Delhi [ Images ] 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 [ Images ], Rajnath Singh and Naidu. He could not meet Advani yesterday as the latter had gone to Vrindavan after the party's Parliamentary Board meeting.