Union Minister and BJP’s prominent leader Nitin Gadkari has fired upon the government for not taking decisions in time. This comes at a time when the senior leader Nitin Gadkari along with Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan was ousted from its parliamentary board.
While speaking at an event Gadkari said, “You can make miracles and the potential is there, my suggestion is the future of Indian infrastructure is very bright. We need to accept good technology, good innovation, good research and successful practices in the world and in the country. We should have alternative materials by which we can reduce costs without compromising on quality and time is the most important thing in the construction, time is the biggest capital. The biggest problem is the government is not taking decisions on time.”
Nevertheless, the party to their belief issued a clarification that Gadkari was not aiming at BJP’s current regime but was rather talking about governments in general.
Anyhow, the chances of a rift among BJP’s top brass remain intact as just last week in a similar turn of events Gadkari credited BJP’s magnanimous rise to the work done by Atal Bihari Vajpayee, LK Advani and Deendayal Upadhyaya. While addressing an event, he mentioned a speech by Vajpayee in 1980 in which he said “Andhera chhatega, sooraj niklega, kamal khilega”. Though he also added Narendra Modi’s role in the recent success of the party.
Meanwhile, Gadkari’s fan base has increased tremendously in recent times owing to his phenomenal work as Minister of Road Transport and Highways of India. For the first time since its independence, India has witnessed many world-class projects being completed well before the proposed target. The amount of development in terms of roads and other means of travel infrastructure is quite evident.
On the other hand, just last month, Gadkari said that he sometimes felt like quitting politics as there is more to life. He also emphasized that politics these days was more about staying in power than being a vehicle for social change. And while Gadkari was dropped from BJP’s parliamentary think tank, the inclusion of Devendra Fadnavis who is often touted as Gadkari’s rival in the BJP’s Central Election Committee is surely a sign of some serious overhaul in the party.