Nagpur: Union Minister and sitting MP Nitin Gadkari on Monday sought blessings of Lord Ganesh before filing his nomination for the Nagpur Lok Sabha seat, where polls will be held on April 11.
Gadkari, along with his wife Kanchan, performed puja and archana of Vighnaharta at his Ramnagar residence and sought blessings of Bappa for success in the poll fray. Kanchan also applied ‘Tilak’ on the forehead of Gadkari as a mark of good luck. Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis and Guardian Minister Chandrashekhar Bawankule were also present on the occasion.
Gadkari who had won in the 2014 elections by a margin of 2.84 lakh votes, said he will win with a bigger margin this time around. “This time, I will win with a bigger margin. People have a good opinion of the work done by the Narendra Modi-led government in the last five years. Our government did more than (was promised) in the poll manifesto,” Gadkari later told reporters.
The BJP veteran was accompanied by Fadnavis, Bawankule, family members and a large number of party workers, while filing his nomination.