Nitin Gadkari

  • Sena MPs force Muslim to break fast: BJP leaders refuse to comment 4 hours 7 minutes ago

    A group of 11 Shiv Sena MPs allegedly forced a Muslim catering supervisor at the Maharashtra Sadan to break his Ramzan fast and eat a chapati. The MPs were reportedly upset about not being served Maharashtrian food at the Maharashtra Sadan. The news created an uproar in Lok Sabha. But,...
  • Gadkari allows allocation of Rs 32 crore to UP to deal with drought-like situation 4 days ago

    Centre has allowed release of Rs 32 crore to Uttar Pradesh as a special case to mitigate "acute drought like situations" due to deficiency in rainfall, particularly in Bundelkhand region. Official sources said Rural Development Minister Nitin Gadkari allowed the allocation to the Samajwadi Party-ruled state as first instalment under the...
  • BJP looks at forming government in Delhi, denies horse trading of MLAs 6 days ago

    New Delhi: Efforts to form a government are underway in Delhi. The BJP has said that they will stake claim to form the government if they are called by Lieutenant Governor Najeeb Jung. However, they denied reports of horse trading and possibility of formation of government by weaning away a...
  • Rural Ministry suggests industry-friendly changes in Land Act July 15, 2014

    New Delhi: The Rural Development Ministry has suggested a number of amendments to the Land Acquisition Act which would water down pro-farmer provisions like mandatory consent of at least 70 per cent locals for acquiring land for PPP projects and 80 per cent for acquiring land for private projects. The Land...
  • Changes to Motor Vehicle Act delayed; Nitin Gadkari seeks more time July 14, 2014

    New Delhi: The amendment to the Motor Vehicle Act is likely to be delayed by a couple of months as the Ministry of Road Transport and Highways has said it needs three months to review the current Act and thereafter will introduce it afresh in Parliament. ...
  • Government to change laws to permit cars to run on different fuels: Nitin Gadkari July 14, 2014

    New Delhi: Government will make necessary changes in law and bring it on par with international standards to enable cars, especially those running on bio-fuels, to ply on Indian roads, Road Transport Minister Nitin Gadkari on Monday said. He said that the government will try to introduce the changes in the...
  • Allow us to clear projects of Rs 1,000 crore investment: Gadkari to PM July 10, 2014

    New Delhi: For faster implementation of highway projects, Road Transport Ministry has asked Prime Minister Narendra Modi to empower the ministry to be able to award projects of Rs 1,000 crore investment on its own. "We have asked the Prime Minister to allow to clear projects of over Rs 1,000 crore....
  • Omar Abdullah meets Nitin Gadkari, seeks central aid for road projects in J&K July 10, 2014

    New Delhi: Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Omar Abdullah on Wednesday sought the immediate intervention of the Centre to expedite work on the conversion of the four-lane National Highway which connects the Valley with the rest of the country. Omar raised the issue with Union Road Transport and Highways Minister Nitin...
  • SP leader expelled from party for 6 years after he garlands Nitin Gadkari July 7, 2014

    Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav has expelled Samajwadi Party leader Rajesh Masala for his anti-party activities. Masala, who was party's nominee from Amethi in 2007 Assembly polls, was expelled from the party for six years yesterday. Yadav, who is also the state party chief, ordered the expulsion. According to local MLA...
  • Activists oppose Raje's suggestion to change NREGA to scheme July 4, 2014

    Rajasthan Chief Minister Vasundhara Raje's suggestion to the Centre to change National Rural Employment Guarantee Act (NREGA) into a scheme on Friday came under heavy attack from social activists and NGOs. Accusing the state government of acting against the interests of millions of workers, the activists strongly opposed the Chief Minister's...
  • No commercial interest in e-rickshaw: Nitin Gadkari July 1, 2014

    New Delhi: Transport Minister Nitin Gadkari on Tuesday dismissed reports that his family has links with a firm manufacturing e rickshaws and asserted that he has no commercial interest in the sector manufacturing them. An official statement explaining his position came in the wake of media reports claiming that PGT, a...
  • Advani deserves to be President of India: Gadkari June 21, 2014

    New Delhi: Union Minister and senior BJP leader Nitin Gadkari has said party patriarch L K Advani deserves to be the President of India, a post commensurate with his stature. Appearing on Rajat Sharma's show 'Aap ki Adalat' on 'India TV', the Union Road Transport Minister said it would not have...
  • Managing Rural Development Ministry a difficult task, admits Nitin Gadkari June 19, 2014

    In an exclusive interview to CNBC TV18, Union Minister Nitin Gadkari on Thursday said that unlike Ministry of Transport, handling the Ministry of Rural Development is a difficult task for him. Gadkari also said, "The motor vehicle Act is an outdated act and I have already taken a decision. We...
  • Will amend Motor Vehicle Act within a month: Nitin Gadkari June 19, 2014

    New Delhi: Union Transport Minister Nitin Gadkari said that he will amend the Motor Vehicle Act within a month. He said, "The motor vehicle Act is an outdated act and I have already taken a decision. We will amend it within a month." He added, "I have a study report based...
  • e-rickshaws not to be barred from plying in Delhi: Nitin Gadkari June 17, 2014

    New Delhi: In a relief to e-rickshaw operators, Union Transport Minister Nitin Gadkari on Tuesday announced that the battery-operated rickshaws will not be barred from plying in the national capital and they will be considered as non-motorised vehicles. Addressing a rally of e-rickshaw owners and drivers at Ramlila Maidan, Gadkari...
  • MHA recommends CBI probe into Gopinath Munde's death June 10, 2014

    New Delhi: The Ministry of Home Affairs has recommended a Central Bureau of Investigation probe into the death of Union Minister Gopinath Munde in an accident in Delhi. This comes after Union Minister Nitin Gadkari and Maharashtra BJP leader Devendra Fadnavis met Home Minister Rajnath Singh on Tuesday demanding a...
  • Centre likely to order CBI probe into Gopinath Munde's death: sources June 10, 2014

    New Delhi: More than a week after the death of Union Minister Gopinath Munde in a road accident in Delhi, Union Minister Nitin Gadkari and Maharashtra BJP leader Devendra Fadnavis met Home Minister Rajnath Singh on Tuesday and have demanded a CBI probe into Munde's death. Sources have told CNN-IBN...
  • Nitin Gadkari says he won't return to state politics June 8, 2014

    Nagpur: Union Road Transport, Highways and Shipping Minister Nitin Gadkari on Sunday ruled out the possibility of his return to Maharashtra politics in the wake of sudden demise of Union Rural Development Minister Gopinath Munde. "Initially I was not interested in central politics in Delhi, and now I am not interested...
  • Four ministries to work together for cleaning up the Ganges June 6, 2014

    New Delhi: As part of Prime Minister Narendra Modi's mission to clean up the Ganges, four ministries would work hand in hand to cleanse the polluted holy river and make it a hub of spiritual tourism. Announcing this at a press conference on Friday after a meeting of the ministries, Minister...
  • Arvind Kejriwal charged in Nitin Gadkari defamation case, faces 2 years in jail June 6, 2014

    New Delhi: Aam Aadmi Party National Convenor and former Delhi chief minister Arvind Kejriwal is in trouble in the defamation case filed by Union Minister Nitin Gadkari. A Delhi court on Friday framed charges against Kejriwal in the case but also exempted him from personal appearance. The charges have been framed...
  • Gadkari defamation case: Court says bury the hatchet, Kejriwal refuses to withdraw statement June 6, 2014

    New Delhi: Aam Aadmi Party chief Arvind Kejriwal and Union Minister Nitin Gadkari both appeared in court on Friday in connection with the defamation case filed against the AAP chief. This was the first time the two were in court in the matter. The judge urged Gadkari and Kejriwal to bury...
  • Anjali Damania withdraws resignation after assurance of revamp in AAP June 5, 2014

    Mumbai: Maharashtra leaders of Aam Aadmi Party Anjali Damania and Preeti Menon resigned from the party but hours later took a U-turn on Thursday on being assured of the formation of a new state executive that would be transparent and broad-based to ensure adequate communication with party workers. In a letter...
  • Motor Vehicle Bill to be re-drafted in a month, says Nitin Gadkari June 7, 2014

    New Delhi: India's Motor Vehicle Bill will be re-drafted within a month in line with advanced international practices to enhance road safety, Road Transport, Highways and Shipping Minister Nitin Gadkari said on Thursday. His comments come within days of former Rural Development Minister Gopinath Munde's death in a road accident in...
  • PM to decide on CBI probe demand into Munde's death: Nitin Gadkari June 5, 2014

    Amid demands for a CBI probe into the death of former Rural Development Minister Gopinath Munde following a road accident, Union Minister Nitin Gadkari on Thursday said Prime Minister Narendra Modi will decide the course of action on the matter. "Yesterday, I spoke to the Prime Minister and Munde's family. It...
  • AAP leader's tweet sparks rumours of Anjali Damania quitting the party June 5, 2014

    New Delhi: The situation is getting worse for the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP). After two of its high profile leaders Shazia Ilmi and Captain G R Gopinath quit the AAP, one more high profile leader Anjali Damania is reportedly upset and planning to quit. Anjali Damania, who lost the Lok...
  • Gadkari gets additional charge of Gopinath Munde's ministries June 4, 2014

    New Delhi After the sudden death of the Rural Development Minister Gopinath Munde in a tragic road accident on Tuesday, the President of India, as advised by the Prime Minister, has directed that Shri Nitin Jairam Gadkari, Minister of Road Transport & Highways and Shipping shall be given additional charge...
  • RIP Gopinath Munde (1949-2014): Some photos from his life as a beloved mass leader and popular politician June 3, 2014

    Rural Development Minister Gopinath Munde died on Tuesday after a head-on road collision in New Delhi, depriving Prime Minister Narendra Modi of a senior ally just eight days after he took office. Munde was injured while driving to the capital's airport and died later in hospital.Munde, 64, was deputy chief...
  • Watch: The Week That Wasn't with Cyrus Broacha June 1, 2014

    In this episode of The Week That Wasn't, Cyrus Brocha takes on Prime Minister Narendra Modi's Cabinet, Smriti Irani's educational row, and much more. Also on the show, Cyrus speaks to 'former Pakistani minister' over Modi-Sharif meet in New Delhi. ...
  • TWTW: Cyrus Broacha's take on Nitin Gadkari's portfolios June 1, 2014

    Nitin Gadkari took over as the Minister of Road Transport and Highways and Shipping. This is Gadkari's first stint as a Cabinet minister. He has previously been President of the BJP. ...
  • Gadkari takes charge as Road Transport, Highways and Shipping Minister May 29, 2014

    New Delhi: More ministers in Prime Minister Narendra Modi's Cabinet are taking charge on Thursday. Nitin Gadkari took over as the Minister of Road Transport and Highways and Shipping. This is Gadkari's first stint as a Cabinet minister. He has previously been President of the BJP. "I had asked PM Modi...