New Delhi, Dec 7: Amid demands from some party leaders that he should step down in the wake of allegations of dubious fundings of his companies, BJP president Nitin Gadkari today said he is an “honest man” and ruled out resigning from his post.
“I am an honest man, I will not resign,” the BJP president told a news channel.
Gadkari's present tenure as party chief ends this month. BJP leaders Ram Jethmalani and Yashwant Sinha have come out in the open to demand that Gadkari should resign immediately as the charges against him were denting the party's fight against corruption in the Congress-led UPA government.
Maintaining that he is not a businessman but a social entrepreneur, Gadkari said none of the allegations levelled against him have been proved.
“I am not scared of anyone... Media can't pass any judgement against me... Media trial is unacceptable and there is not a single case lodged against me,” the BJP chief said.
Replying to question on his tenure as a Minister in the Maharashtra government, Gadkari denied that he had given favours to any particular company.