Nirupam slams Gadkari for his remarks against Navy

Evarado Alatorre
Enero 14, 2018

"We condemn these remarks", said the Maharashtra Congress spokesperson.

"Shameful & Unacceptable! Ex BJP President & Union Minister, Nitin Gadkari insults "Indian Navy", questions their valour and dedication".

Union minister of shipping Nitin Gadkari on Thursday slammed the Indian Navy for what he said, creating obstacles for "development projects in Mumbai", including the plans for a floating jetty at Nariman Point and vowed not to give any land in South Mumbai to Naval projects henceforth. "Please don't come to me again", Gadkari said at a function where he laid the foundation stone for an worldwide cruise terminal along with Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis. Why does everyone (in the Navy) want to stay in South Mumbai? They had come to me, asking for a plot.

"Actually, what does the Navy have to do with Malabar Hill (in south Mumbai) They should be guarding the borders of the country Why does everyone (in the Navy) want to stay in South Mumbai?" I will not give even an inch of land.

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"This should be probed", he demanded. He claimed that the Navy took objection to helipad and redevelopment projects in South Mumbai due to security issues especially in the backdrop of the 26/11 terror attacks.

A few important and senior officials can stay in Mumbai, Gadkari said, adding that land on the eastern seafront being jointly developed by the state-run Mumbai Port Trust and the Maharashtra government, would be utilised only for the benefit of local citizens.

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