Nitin Gadkari Makes Fun Of Indian Navy, Says No Land For Navy In Mumbai, Go At The Border

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Nitin Gadkari, the Minister of PM Modi’s cabinet is the current Minister for Road Transport & Highways, Shipping & Water Resources, River Development & Ganga Rejuvenation. Under his ministry, the department of shipping includes Navy falls has accused the Indian Navy of holding up developmental projects in Mumbai(India’s financial capital).
Mumbai Port Trust
On Thursday, the Union Minister said he would not give Indian Navy an inch of land in the posh south Mumbai area. Mr. Gadkari during a function in Mumbai and in the presence of senior naval officials including the Chief of Western Command stated, “We are the government. The Navy and the defence ministry are not the government.”
The Union Minister of Shipping and Water Resources made the statement after the Navy didn’t grant permission to launch a jetty seaplane services and a floatel due to security reasons. He outbursted after the decision of the Navy came. Following the Navy’s decision of not granting permission, the operator’s appeal has also been turned down by the Bombay High Court.
Vice Admiral Girish Luthra
The Union Minister Gadkari stated that “The Navy came to me seeking a plot of land… I will not give them even an inch of land, please don’t come again… Everyone wants to build quarters and flats on south Mumbai’s prime land. We do respect you (Navy), but you should go to the Pakistan border and do patrolling.”
Nitin Gadkari with CM Fadnavis

He further added that everybody including Navy desires to build quarters in a posh area of South Mumbai which is a prime land but only a few important senior official should live in the area of South Mumbai.

It was the inauguration day of an international Miami-style cruise terminal where Mr. Gadkari reached to lay the foundation stone. Other senior officers including Western Naval Command chief Vice Admiral Girish Luthra were present at the programme.

Nitin Gadkari lays the foundation stone for the international cruise terminal

The ferry project of Modi Government has given a collision in the plan to adapt the waterways of the country considering the tight land routes and they have a high cost of expanding. During the Gujarat elections, Prime Minister Narendra Modi had unveiled the plans of the government on this front. After that, he took off on the seaplane from the Sabarmati river.

The union minister has also said that Central government is planning to bring 10,000 seaplanes into the operation in India in the upcoming ten years.

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