BJP backs Gadkari on Purti investments

New Delhi, Nov 14 (IANS) The BJP Wednesday strongly backed its president Nitin Gadkari, saying there was "nothing wrong" with the investment pattern in the Purti group of companies he had floated.

The support to the beleaguered Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) chief comes a day after Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh ideologue and chartered accountant S. Gurumurthy reiterated his clean chit to Gadkari on the investments into the Purti group.

"There is nothing wrong in the investment pattern in the Purti group of companies. Gurumurthy, a well-known chartered accountant and financial analyst, yesterday (Tuesday) reiterated it through a Tweet," BJP spokesperson Ravi Shankar Prasad told reporters here.

"As far as Nitin Gadkari is concerned, he is indeed a social entrepreneur. Farmers in Vidharbha had been committing suicides earlier. Gadkari's factories have been benefiting the farmers in the Vidarbha region," Prasad said.