New Delhi: Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader Nitin Gadkari on Friday clarified that his comment on ‘acche din’ was “misinterpreted” and headlines were “crafted” around it.

On January 27, Nitin Gadkari had said, “Sapne dikhane waale neta logon ko acche lagte hain, par dikhaye hue sapne agar pure nahi kiye to janta unki pitayi bhi karti hai. (People love politicians who show them dreams. But if the promised dreams are not delivered, the same people also beat them up).”

Isliye sapne wahi dikhao jo pure ho sakein….Mai sapne dikhane waale mein se nahi hu. Main jo bolta hu wo 100 per cent danke ki chot par pura hota hai (Leaders should show only those dreams that they can fulfil. I amm not among those who show dreams. What i say, i deliver 1000 per cent on it),” the BJP leader added.

Ahead of upcoming Lok Sabha elections, Gadkari’s comments were perceived as a dig at Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s ‘acche din’ promise.

Notably, he was speaking at the India Today Conclave in New Delhi on Friday.

Further, Nitin Gadkari asserted that he has no plans to contest for the post of Prime Minister, adding that India was doing well under PM Narendra Modi’s leadership.

“I am not in the race to be the Prime Minister. PM Modi is the PM and will be the PM even after the elections. I am an RSS man, service to the nation is my duty. We are all behind him [PM Modi]. I am another worker in the fulfilment of his vision. Where does the question of me being a PM arise?” Gadkari said.