Party sources said that the meeting between the two leaders went on very well. With the BJP’s performance in the recent elections far from satisfactory it can not afford to lose trusted ally like Janata Dal (United).
Gujarat chief minister Narendra Modi did not figure in the talks. The BJP has reportedly assured that it is not going to project anyone as the prime ministerial candidate.
Gadkari is upset over the infighting within the BJP, especially between Modi and Sanjay Joshi.
But Gadkari knows that Gujarat chief minister has a good equation with Tamil Nadu and Odisha chief ministers as well Bal and Raj Thackerays. Besides, Modi is popular among the trading communities and industrialists.