Gadkari said Japan has offered India a soft loan of Rs 2 lakh crore for investing in infrastructure and the finer details will be discussed during his visit to Tokyo soon.
A CAG report presented in the budget session of Parliament had pointed out irregulairities in a loan granted to Purti Group, of which Gadkari was once a board member.
Congress leader Pramod Tiwari, who gave notice under Rule 267 to suspend business in RS over the CAG report, talks to Vijaita Singh.
Gadkari said he is willing to resign as a MP if any charges of corruption against him are proved.
Congress MPs were holding the CAG report trooped into the Well demanding Gadkari’s resignation.
Shubhangi Khapre on the row that has been stalling Parliament.
Gadkari has come under fire for his past association with a private company which CAG has alleged of non-compliance of conditions to obtain a govt loan.
BJP’s national president Amit Shah will be the chief guest for the concluding session of the state executive meet on Tuesday.
The I&B Ministry has asked all ministries to furnish success stories from states over the last one year in the flagship schemes implemented by them.
As sloganeering assumed feverish pitch, Congress MPs shouted: “chicken curry na mutton curry istifa do Gadkari (neither chicken nor mutton curry, it is only resignation from Gadkari.”
Inland waterways comprising rivers, lakes, canals, creeks, backwaters etc. extend to about 14,500 km in the country. However, potential of this mode of transport has not been fully exploited so far.
Nitin Gadkari said the central government will encourage the local contractors in the region to take up civil works for road projects.
The audit found that the borrower did not comply with the conditions for interest subsidy.
I never said farmers should not depend on either God or government, Gadkari said.
Earlier this month, the bench had sought the government’s stand on de-criminalising defamation.