Gadkari to Navy: Go to Pakistan border, won’t give land in south Mumbai

On Thursday, Union Minister Nitin Gadkari accused the Indian Navy of ‘holding up developmental projects’ in Mumbai and said that he would not give an inch of land in the south of the city. He said that the same in presence of senior naval officials including the Chief of Western Command.





He added, “We are the government. The Navy and the defence ministry are not the government”.


Mr Gadkari said, “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.”


He said that over the next two years, the government plans to bring 10,000 seaplanes into operation.

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