Gadkari referenced Sharad Joshi, a well-known comedian, who said that politicians who were of no value in their states were brought to Delhi, while those who are of no use in Delhi were made governors, whereas those who couldn't become governors were appointed ambassadors.
Nitin Gadkari, the minister of road transport and highways, said it was uncommon to meet a happy politician because they were usually insecure about their power and position. Gadkari's remarks, which he made in a lighthearted tone at a seminar on the Parliamentary System and People's Expectations in Jaipur on Monday, did not appear to be directed at any one political party.
“MLAs were dissatisfied because they couldn't become ministers; ministers were dissatisfied because they couldn't acquire a good department, and those who did receive a good department were dissatisfied because they couldn't become chief minister. And the chief ministers were dissatisfied because they didn't know how long they'd be in office,'” Gadkari remarked at the end of the seminar, which was organised by the Commonwealth Parliamentary Association's Rajasthan section.
Gadkari's statement came only days after Gujarat Chief Minister Vijay Rupani was replaced and during the Rajasthan Congress's continuing feud over postponed cabinet enlargement.
Gadkari quoted Sharad Joshi, a well-known comedian, who said that politicians of no service in the states were brought to Delhi, and those of no use in Delhi were made governors, and those who can not become governors were made ambassadors. “When I was the BJP President, I couldn't find a single person who wasn't depressed. When a reporter asked how to keep happy, I told him that those who don't worry about tomorrow stay happy,” he remarked.
Gadkari compared politics to cricket, saying that it is a skill that should be practised like one-day cricket.
Gadkari claimed that after losing one election when the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) was not as strong as it is today, a Congress leader from Nagpur, who was a close friend, persuaded him to join the party. “I respectfully refused, since life has its ups and downs, but you must remain true to the ideology,” Gadkari added, emphasising the fundamental foundations of good politics.
He stated that social service was the primary goal of politics and that it was an effective weapon for bringing about socio-economic transformation by focusing on the welfare of the last individual in society.
He stated that democracy was intended to ensure the welfare of society to bring about qualitative changes in people's lives and that its strength was dependent on the representatives of the people. He stated that a politician's most valuable asset is honesty and trustworthiness and that his or her goal should be to help the underprivileged while maintaining faith in democracy.
CP Joshi, the speaker of the Rajasthan legislature, stated that democracy will be strong only if our philosophy is strong. “To strengthen democracy, we must work together. The government is responsible for making policies and working for the people, while the opposition is responsible for drawing the government's attention to people's concerns.”
Gulab Chand Kataria, the leader of the opposition in the Rajasthan legislature, stated that a democratic system could not be constructed in the last 70-75 years.
“In today's world, the person and the party have taken precedence, while the country has taken a back seat. He stated, "Our thinking should be to move the country ahead by undertaking social work in every part of the country."