GADKARI

  • Will not tolerate if Shiv Sena disrespects us: BJP leader Nitin Gadkari October 15, 2014

    Polling is underway in Maharashtra, with the state recording a positive voter turnout of 45 per cent till 3pm. The BJP and the Shiv Sena have both expressed confidence that they will win the elections and form the government. ...
  • BJP government will bring progress to Maharashtra, says Nitin Gadkari October 15, 2014

    "The BJP government will bring a lot of progress to Maharashtra. BJP forming the government will automatically make Maharashtra a progressive state," said Minister of Road Transport and Highways Nitin Gadkari. ...
  • EC's displeasure at Gadkari's remarks October 11, 2014

    New Delhi: The Election Commission on Saturday expressed "displeasure" at Union Minister Nitin Gadkari's reported remarks asking voters to accept bribe during campaigning in Maharashtra Assembly polls. In its order, which also carried excerpts of Gadkari's response to the Commission's show cause notice, EC said "irrespective of whatever intentions you might...
  • Breaking of Shiv Sena-BJP alliance is very unfortunate, says Nitin Gadkari October 8, 2014

    In an interview to CNN-IBN, Transport minister Nitin Gadkari said that the breaking of the Shiv Sena-BJP alliance was very unfortunate. "It was a clear understanding that party getting most seats will name the CM," said Gadkari. ...
  • Assembly polls: EC notice to Gadkari for his 'Lakshmi Darshan' remark October 7, 2014

    New Delhi: The Election Commission on Tuesday issued a notice to Union Road Transport and Highways, Shipping and Rural Development Minister Nitin Gadkari to explain his comment wherein he allegedly says, "there will be a lot of 'Lakshmi darshan' in the coming days." Gadkari was addressing an election rally in...
  • Maharashtra polls: Youth tries to hurl shoe at Nitin Gadkari, detained October 7, 2014

    Pune: A youth was detained on Monday night after he tried to hurl a shoe at Union Transport Minister and senior BJP leader Nithin Gadkari at an election rally in Pune. BJP workers at the venue immediately handed over the person to police and Gadkari went ahead with his speech...
  • Maharashtra polls: Gadkari promises voters 'saris, shirts'; EC issues notice October 6, 2014

    New Delhi: The Election Commission (EC) on Monday issued a show cause notice to Union Minister Nitin Gadkari for "statements to the effect of inducing the voters to take bribe" during campaigning in Maharashtra assembly polls. Holding that the statements prima facie violated the provisions of the Model Code of Conduct,...
  • Journalists should accept 'packages', says Nitin Gadkari October 6, 2014

    Mumbai: Union Minister Nitin Gadkari has courted a controversy asking journalists to "keep the packages (money) they get during the election season". "In the next 10-12 days, you journalists will have 'Laxmi darshan'," Gadkari said at a poll rally in Sawantwadi in coastal Konkan on Saturday. "Be it reporters or...
  • LK Advani saves BJP-Shiv Sena alliance at the Centre October 3, 2014

    Mumbai: Lal Krishna Advani, the BJP patriarch, has expressed remorse over the sudden collapse of 25-year-old alliance between the BJP and the Shiv Sena. He has also emphasized that the relationship with the former allies should be maintained, while speaking to reporters in Ahmedabad. He admitted that even though the...
  • BJP is not against any community, says Nitin Gadkari October 3, 2014

    Chandrapur: Union Minister for Transport and Rural Development Nitin Gadkari on Thursday said the BJP is for development with true national spirit and is not against any community as projected by rival political parties. Gadkari was in the city to campaign for BJP candidates Sudhir Mungatiwar and Nana Shamkule who are...
  • Nitin Gadkari doesn't rule out post-poll pact with Shiv Sena October 2, 2014

    Pune: In an indication of a possible post-poll understanding with Shiv Sena, Union Minister Nitin Gadkari has said that BJP could consider joining hands again with its estranged ally if the situation so demanded. Describing breaking of the 25-year-long saffron alliance in Maharashtra as most "unfortunate and painful," Gadkari, when...
  • Maharashtra: Despite split with Shiv Sena, Gadkari says post-poll alliance possible October 2, 2014

    Mumbai: Despite the bitter political political divorce between the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) and the Shiv Sena in Maharashtra, Union Minister Nitin Gadkari has said that the party is not ruling out a post poll alliance. "In the future we can meet and form an alliance," he said adding that...
  • Japan keen to help India improve road network in Northeast September 24, 2014

    New Delhi: Japan on Wednesday offered help to India in building road infrastructure in strategically important Northeast, a proposal unlikely to go down well with China. The offer was made by visiting Japanese Minister for Land, Infrastructure and Tourism Akihiro Ohta during his meeting with Road Transport and Highways Minister...
  • Farmers supply 1 crore litre ethanol to IOL, BPCL, says Nitin Gadkari September 24, 2014

    New Delhi: Efforts are on to promote ethanol to cut the huge Rs 6 lakh crore bill on import of crude and farmers have already supplied 1 crore litre of ethanol to Indian Oil and Bharat Petroleum, Union Minister Nitin Gadkari on Wednesday said. "Our farmers...
  • All 12 sea ports to be connected with railroads, says Nitin Gadkari September 23, 2014

    Mumbai: The government plans to work towards directly connecting all 12 major sea ports with railroads and start a roll-on-roll-off service to transport vehicles easily from factories, Union Road Transport and Shipping Minister Nitin Gadkari said on Tuesday. "We plan to connect all major 12 ports with direct rail connectivity for...
  • Nitin Gadkari in J&K on Monday to review work in floodhit areas September 21, 2014

    New Delhi: Rural Development Minister Nitin Gadkari will visit Jammu and Kashmir on Monday to review repair and rehabilitation operations concerning roads and drinking water in the flood ravaged areas in the state. Gadkari, who also heads road transport and highways ministry, will arrive at Srinagar airport on Monday morning and...
  • Maharashtra Assembly elections: Can strategist Nitin Gadkari click in real politics of the state? September 20, 2014

    Mumbai: For the first time, the Maharashtra state BJP is contesting the state assembly elections under the leadership of Nitin Gadkari, the Union Transport Minister and a close confidante of Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS). The party sources claim that there is a possibility of Gadkari taking charge as the next...
  • BJP bows before Shiv Sena, to contest 119 seats instead of 135 in Maharashtra elections September 18, 2014

    Mumbai: After the seatsharing controversy between the Shiv Sena and the Bharatiya Janata Party in Maharashtra, Union Transport Minister Nitin Gadkari met the Maharashtra BJP leaders in Mumbai on Wednesday night. The party leaders have bowed down to the Shiv Sena from the 135seat demand and sent a list of...
  • Delhi: erickshaws to carry 4 passengers at a time, say draft rules September 16, 2014

    New Delhi: A mandatory driving licence and a maximum speed limit of 25 km per hour are among the conditions that the central government will impose for allowing plying of erickshaws, which had been banned by the Delhi High Court for want of regulations. A maximum of only four passengers will...
  • R A Mashelkar to head panel to examine best sanitation, drinking water technologies September 15, 2014

    New Delhi: Rural Development Minister Nitin Gadkari has constituted a 19member panel headed by national research professor R A Mashelkar to examine the best technologies concerning sanitation and drinking water in the country. The panel will identify, evaluate and empanel the best technologies in drinking water and sanitation with a proven...
  • Road sector set for a turnaround in 2 years, says Nitin Gadkari September 15, 2014

    New Delhi: The Road Transport and Highways Ministry has taken a slew of steps, including making projects of Rs 50,000 crore ready for award, clearing Rs 1.5 lakh crore projects and setting a target to build 30 km of roads a day, for turning around the sector, Minister Nitin Gadkari...
  • Shipping Minister revives plans to upgrade Iran's Chabahar Port September 15, 2014

    New Delhi: The Shipping Ministry is reviving an old agreement with Iran for modernisation of Chabahar Port for faster import of natural gas, urea and fertiliser, and a Cabinet note in this regard will be floated soon. "The NDA government under the leadership of Atal Bihari Vajpayee had signed an agreement...
  • Politics won't hamper development works in West Bengal, says Nitin Gadkari September 15, 2014

    Kolkata: Union Minister for Transport Nitin Gadkari on Monday said that politics will not hinder development works in West Bengal and pledged full assistance to complete ongoing projects in the state. Gadkari, who promised to visit the city soon to meet the government leadership, said that he would work towards resolving...
  • Centre seeks consensus for changes in Land Acquisition Act September 15, 2014

    New Delhi: The central government on Monday sought "consensus" to bring changes in the Land Acquisition Act to make it more investorfriendly but said it was not happening due to the "contradictory views" within political parties which are wanting changes in the legislation. Rural Development Minister Nitin Gadkari also hit out...
  • No question of demolishing Ram Sethu, says Nitin Gadkari September 15, 2014

    New Delhi: Shipping Minister Nitin Gadkari on Monday asserted that Ram Sethu structure will not be demolished for the construction of Sethusamudram shipping canal project. "There is no question of demolition of the Ram Sethu," he said in a press conference to mark the NDAled...
  • Have sent RO plants to Jammu and Kashmir, says Nitin Gadkari September 15, 2014

    As the flood waters recede in Jammu and Kashmir, locals are now facing civic problems. Srinagar is battling fuel and water shortages, defunct ATM machines and scanty medical supplies. ...
  • Don't shy away from lawful responsibilities: Speaker to builders September 13, 2014

    New Delhi: Lok Sabha Speaker Sumitra Mahajan on Saturday asked builders to not shy away from their lawful responsibilities and said they were "lucky" to have a Prime Minister who believes that the underprivileged must get housing within their budget and not as a freebie. "You (builders) should have this sentiment...
  • Government to facilitate investment in inland waterways: Nitin Gadkari September 11, 2014

    New Delhi: With an eye on attracting investments in the inland waterways sector, government is looking at facilitating more funding in that space to make it economically viable for business. "We have to build terminals, waterports and seaports. We are ready to give you all facilities, concessions to make this...
  • Possible to compromise in Gadkari defamation case: Kejriwal tells court September 7, 2014

    New Delhi: Former chief minister of Delhi Arvind Kejriwal on Saturday told a Delhi court that he is planning to reach a compromise in a criminal defamation case filed against him by BJP leader Nitin Gadkari. Metropolitan Magistrate Gomati Manocha asked the counsel of both side to settle the matter observing...
  • Centre asks states to stress on improving water conservation September 2, 2014

    New Delhi: To mitigate droughtlike situation and water scarcity, the Centre on Tuesday directed states that 50 per cent of all works taken up at district level under MNREGA should be for improving water conservation. The decision was taken by Rural Development Minister Nitin Gadkari in response to widespread criticism...