Sharing the video on Twitter, Congress said Gadkari had proved that the BJP government was “built on jumlas and fake promises”. The video was also tweeted by Congress chief Rahul Gandhi.
While blaming OPEC countries for the current increase in oil prices, he said, “One day they will find there is no market for crude oil.”
Union Minister Nitin Gadkari said: “The BJP workers should not be defensive. You should go on the offensive. There is nothing wrong in the Rafale deal. The cost escalation mentioned is false.”
“Modi also has nothing to do with the deal. The Opposition is unnecessarily creating confusion about this deal. We are a transparent government. We should be on the offensive and not be defensive on it,” Gadkari said.
“For the sake of industry, sake of investment, sake of contractors, creating jobs, for the sake of economy, we need positive support from banks,” Nitin Gadkari said. “They are giving support but it is a slow process.”
Last week, the minister announced that the government had decided to exempt EVs and automobiles run on alternative fuel from permit requirements in a bid to boost such vehicles in the country.
Gadkari said London transport model could easily be adopted in India which lacks public transport buses as state transport corporations were unable to meet the huge demand
Urging automakers to focus in this direction, the minister said demand for EVs could also be created by mandating cab aggregators like Ola and Uber to induct a certain percentage of such vehicles in their fleet.
The Bill calls for a National Ganga Council and a National Ganga Rejuvenation Authority to enforce the law and protect the river which flows over 2500 km.
The reality is that a loan of Rs 47,268 is not sufficient to create a job. That amount may be enough to buy some tools or furniture or install an air conditioner or a refrigerator. It may be used as additional working capital. By no stretch of imagination will Rs 47,268 create an additional job.
Speaking at the first international conclave for global cruise tourism in India, he expressed unhappiness over the way cruise tourism has progressed in the country.
THE CENTRE has revived a dam project in Uttarakhand, 42 years after it was initially approved and 20 years since it was suspended.
The expressway, to be built at a cost of about Rs 1 lakh crore, will connect India’s two most backward districts, Mewat (Haryana) and Dahod (Gujarat).
Union Minister Nitin Gadkari also said that his government did not believe in “appeasing” any single community and does not discriminate between people based on their caste, creed, and religion or on any other lines.
Rajya Sabha MP and senior Congress leader Anand Sharma, who also participated in the debate, claimed there was “hatred, violence and intolerance in the country and the political atmosphere has been vitiated.”