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Nitin Gadkari

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Nitin Gadkari: Minister of Road Transport and Highways of India
Nitin Jairam Gadkari is an Indian politician from Maharashtra who is the current Minister for Road Transport & Highways in the Government of India. He is also the longest serving Minister for Road Transport & Highways currently running his tenure for over nine years. Gadkari earlier served as the President of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) from 2009 to 2013. He is also known for his work as the Public Works Department Minister of the State of Maharashtra, where, under his leadership, a series of roads, highways and flyovers across the state were constructed.

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DNA Exclusive: Check LSS score of Nitin Gadkari, BJP candidate from Maharashtra's Nagpur constituency

In 2014, Gadkari contested his first Lok Sabha election from the Nagpur seat against seven-time Congress MP Vilas Muttemwar and defeated him by securing 5.87 lakh votes
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Union minister Nitin Gadkari collapses due to heat during rally in Maharashtra

During his whirlwind tour of Vidarbha for the second-phase campaign, Union Minister and senior BJP leader Nitin Gadkari collapsed briefly on the dais while addressing a rally in Pusad, Yavatmal-Washim..
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Watch: Union minister Nitin Gadkari faints during campaign rally in Maharashtra's Yavatmal, video surfaces

He was campaigning at Pusad which comes under the Yavatmal-Washim Lok Sabha constituency.
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All eyes on Nagpur, a former Cong bastion, due to 'development man' Gadkari

The battle for Nagpur's Lok Sabha seat involves Union Minister Nitin Gadkari and his potential as an alternative to Modi. Factors like community influence, project costs, and opposition dynamics play..
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'Gadkari was favourite minister of Balasaheb Thackeray': CM Eknath Shinde

CM Eknath Shinde said Union minister Nitin Gadkari was the "favourite minister" of Shiv Sena founder Balasaheb Thackery, during his stint in the state govt in 90s. Joining Gadkari on Sunday evening..
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Maharashtra Lok Sabha elections 2024: Total seats, schedule, candidate list, voting, result, main parties

Maharashtra, with 48 significant Lok Sabha seats, emerges as a crucial battleground for parties in the upcoming general elections. The state's intricate alliances and strategies blur traditional party..
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Will there be ban on petrol and diesel vehicles? Here's what Nitin Gadkari said

The proposal to reduce GST on hybrid vehicles to five per cent and to 12 per cent for flex engines has been sent to the Finance ministry which is considering the requisition, Gadkari said
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Not in PM race, I am neta by conviction, not by calculation: Gadkari

Union minister Nitin Gadkari dismissed rumours of discord with deputy CM Devendra Fadnavis, asserting he played a pivotal role in Fadnavis’ political journey. Emphasizing his grassroots approach,..
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All-round development will help us achieve 400+ figure: Gadkari

In an interview with TOI, Union minister Nitin Gadkari highlighted the country's progress in the last decade, aiming to support PM Narendra Modi's vision of 'Ab Ki Baar 400 Paar'. Gadkari emphasized..
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Lok Sabha Election in Maharashtra 2024: Date, schedule, constituency details

The EC announced Maharashtra's five-phase voting for 48 Lok Sabha constituencies. The Mahayuti alliance progress involves BJP, Shiv Sena, and NCP. Key candidates include Nitin Gadkari and Piyush Goyal..
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'If you are being...': Shiv Sena UBT chief Uddhav Thackeray urges Union minister Nitin Gadkari to leave BJP

Uddhav Thackeray said people like (former Congress leader) Kripashankar Singh, whom the BJP once targeted (over alleged corruption), figured in the saffron party's first list of candidates along with..
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'10 years have been...': Congress leader Jairam Ramesh reacts to PM Modi's 'My country is my family' remark

In a united move against Lalu Yadav's 'no family' remark against Prime Minister Narendra Modi, top BJP leaders including Amit Shah, JP Nadda, Nitin Gadkari, Jyotiraditya Scindia and others added 'Modi..
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Delhi to Jaipur in 2 hrs, 30% less fare: Union Minister Nitin Gadkari reveals new plan

The distance between Delhi to Jaipur is around 270 km via road.
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'I did that...': Nitin Gadkari recalls rejecting Reliance's Rs 3600 crore bid, upsetting Dhirubhai Ambani

Gadkari cancelled Reliance's Rs 3,600 crore bid to build the Mumbai-Pune Expressway in 1995.
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Nitin Gadkari advocates biofuels for energy growth and climate mitigation

Speaking at the PHD Chamber of Commerce and Industry (PHDCCI) summit on the Role of Bio Energy for Atmanirbhar Bharat in Energy Security and Climate Change Mitigation, Gadkari outlined a strategic..
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Nitin Gadkari slams trend of dropping road safety features to lower project cost

Union road transport minister Nitin Gadkari criticizes officials for cutting safety features in road projects to reduce costs. Urges them to consider road user behavior in project preparation and..
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Govt plans to increase number of projects under Parvatmala Pariyojana to 400, says Nitin Gadkari


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On a mission against petrol, diesel: Gadkari


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Gadkari slams agencies for bidding out projects without having enough land

Union road transport minister Nitin Gadkari criticized engineers and officers for bidding out projects without sufficient land, causing delays and disputes. He also blamed consultants for preparing..
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'Wishing everyone a splendid 2024': PM Modi, President Murmu, other leaders extend New Year wishes to people

PM Modi extends New Year greetings on X and wishes for a splendid 2024. President Droupadi Murmu hopes for happiness, peace, and prosperity in 2024. Rahul Gandhi wishes for happiness, prosperity,..
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Samajwadi Party leader Swami Prasad Maurya justifies Hindu 'Dhoka' remark says 'SC has said the same thing'

Samajwadi Party leader Swami Prasad Maurya, who is infamous for his controversial statements, explained his "Hindu ek dhoka hai" remark, saying that Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Rashtriya Swayamsevak..
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Increasing exports, reducing imports new way ahead for patriotism, says Gadkari

Increasing exports and reducing imports is the new way ahead for patriotism and "swadeshi", and it will be a "new freedom" for India when not a drop of petrol or diesel is imported. Stopping the import..
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MP's mimicry insult to Vice President post: Jagdeep Dhankhar

On a day President Droupadi Murmu and Prime Minister Narendra Modi expressed dismay over mimicry of vice president Jagdeep Dhankhar by TMC MP Kalyan Banerjee, the BJP MPs and some ministers stood up in..
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New satellite-based tolling system on National highways to start by...: Nitin Gadkari

India's National highways will soon bring satellite-based tolling systems, announced the Minister for Road Transport and Highways Nitin Gadkari.
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Rajnath, other BJP netas hail Modi after SC verdict

Senior BJP leaders praise Supreme Court verdict endorsing 2019 legislation nullifying Article 370 and Article 35A of the Constitution. Defence Minister Rajnath Singh says the decision will make every..
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Nitin Gadkari warns officials, consultants against faulty DPRs on road design

Union road transport minister Nitin Gadkari criticized consultants and officials for accepting faulty detailed project reports (DPRs) that lead to road crashes and fatalities. He called for holding..
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Government takes big step for truck drivers, new AC cabin mandate to be enforced from...

Union Minister Nitin Gadkari recently said that he has been pushing for AC cabins for truck drivers for a long time even as "some people objected to it saying it will increase costs".
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Nitin Gadkari addresses Rajya Sabha on pervasive vehicle pollution: Unveils strategic roadmap towards green mobility

In today's Rajya Sabha session, Minister of Road Transport and Highways, Nitin Gadkari, delivered a comprehensive address shedding light on the escalating issue of vehicle pollution in India. The..
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People have supported PM Modi's policies and voted for BJP, says Nitin Gadkari


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Rescue a challenge, might take 2-3 days more: Gadkari at disaster site

Union Minister Nitin Gadkari and CM Pushkar Singh Dhami visited the site of the tunnel collapse in Uttarakhand. He reviewed the rescue operation and assured that everything necessary would be done...
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Uttarkashi tunnel collapse: Every possible method being tried for speedy evacuation, says Nitin Gadkari

The minister for road transport and highways, who was accompanied by Uttarakhand Chief Minister Pushkar Singh Dhami, said the rescue operation is challenging as the soil strata in the Himalayan region..
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'Expect we can reach victims in two-odd days': Nitin Gadkari after inspecting Uttarkashi tunnel crash site

Union Minister Nitin Gadkari visited the Uttarkashi tunnel collapse site and expressed hope that the trapped victims will be reached within the next two to two-and-a-half days. Private tunnel experts..
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PM Modi likely to visit poll-bound Mizoram on October 30 to campaign for BJP candidates

Prime Minister Narendra Modi is expected to visit Mizoram's Mamit town on October 30 to campaign for BJP candidates in the upcoming assembly polls. Other prominent BJP leaders, including J P Nadda,..
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Nitin Gadkari inaugurates country's tallest national flag at Attari-Wagah border in Punjab's Amritsar

India's tallest national flag, measuring 418 feet, was inaugurated at the Attari-Wagah border in Amritsar district by Union Minister Nitin Gadkari. The flag is a horizontal tricolour with saffron at..
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Nitin Gadkari, Piyush Goyal slam Sharad Pawar's Hamas stand

Two senior members of the Modi government criticized NCP chief Sharad Pawar for questioning the Prime Minister's condemnation of Hamas's attack on Israel. Nitin Gadkari denounced Pawar's statement,..
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'Reach Delhi airport in 20 mins': Nitin Gadkari gives big update on new Ring Road

The development of Urban Extension Road 2 is expected to significantly reduce travel time and congestion for commuters travelling to the airport and various parts of the city.
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Government working to make national highways pothole-free by next year: Nitin Gadkari

The government is working on a policy to ensure that there are no potholes on national highways by year-end and construction of roads on Built-Operate-Transfer (BOT) mode.
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Indian, US companies should form JV for futuristic technologies: Nitin Gadkari

Union Road Transport and Highways Minister, Nitin Gadkari, has called for joint ventures between Indian and US companies to develop futuristic technologies. He specifically mentioned the production of..
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Ladakh's strategic lifeline: 230-kilometer-long Kargil-Zanskar Road upgrade initiated, Nitin Gadkari says


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DNA Verified: 10% GST hike on diesel vehicles? Union Minister Gadkari clarifies

Numerous media reports suggest a potential 10% GST hike on diesel vehicles. What's the veracity of this claim?
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Government plans to replace sirens on VIP vehicles with soothing music of...

After pulling the plug on the VIP culture of red beacons on VIP vehicles, Union Minister of Road Transport and Highways Nitin Gadkari has now turned his attention to the noise pollution caused by..
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Nitin Gadkari, Maharashtra CM Shinde & deputy CMs to chalk out road safety strategy in state


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Challenge is to take contribution of agriculture in GDP to 22 per cent, says Gadkari


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Jailed LeT man behind threat calls to Gadkari office: Cops


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Nitin Gadkari takes dig at ministerial aspirants

Speaking at a programme organised by RSS-affiliated Vidyapeeth Shikshan Manch in Nagpur, Nitin Gadkari said in jest that many had got suits stitched to attend their swearing-in ceremony, but did not..
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Govt proposes mandatory AC cabin in trucks from January 2025

In a tweet, Gadkari said, “Approved the draft notification to mandate the installation of air-conditioning systems in the cabins of trucks belonging to categories N2 and N3. Truck drivers play a..
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Nitin Gadkari on how petrol price can be 'brought down to Rs 15 per litre'


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India-Thailand highway: Manipur to Myanmar by bus, Kolkata-Bangkok travel time cut; Gadkari gives big update

Union Minister Nitin Gadkari gave a major update when it came to the India-Thailand-Myanmar highway, guaranteeing a trip to Bangkok via road soon.
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Nitin Gadkari: 70% work of India-Myanmar-Thailand Trilateral Highway complete


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Union Minister Nitin Gadkari shares dais with Congress leader Digvijaya Singh, praises him for...

Notably, Nitin Gadkari had filed the defamation case against Digvijaya Singh in 2012 for allegedly dragging his name into alleged irregularities in the allocation of coal blocks. He had withdrawn the..
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