Gadkari happy as Raj-Nitish row ends

Mumbai: BJP president Nitin Gadkari today said he was happy that a confrontation has been avoided over the issue of Bihar`s centenary celebrations here on Sunday.

"It is good that the controversy has ended," Gadkari said at the release of a book on late BJP leader Vasantrao Bhagwat at Dadar on Friday night.

"No one should oppose foundation day celebration of any state in the country," he said.

Gadkari`s comments came after MNS chief Raj Thackeray said he has no objection to the Bihar-Day event, following an assurance from Bihar chief minister Nitish Kumar that the event has no political agenda.