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Off The Cuff with Nitin Gadkari

Nitin Gadkari, road transport and highways and MSME minister was the guest at ThePrint’s digital “Off the Cuff.” Gadkari who had previously also held the post of BJP party president said that the coronavirus pandemic has hit government revenues. He added that one of the ways to protect a vast majority of the people economically was by saving the MSME sector, which provides them jobs. Gadkari pointed out that the government is supporting the MSME sector in all possible ways and will soon come up with a financial package. The minister further said that the only way to increase liquidity in the market in the prevailing economic situation is by investing in infrastructure sector, be it water, power, transport, communication, port and railways. Gadkari also highlighted that there is no dearth of funds in the road sector and how work has already resumed in 60-70% projects in the road...
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Mumbai must be ‘decongested’, need new policies for cities short on capacity: Nitin Gadkari

At ThePrint’s Off The Cuff, Road Transport and Highways Minister Nitin Gadkari said cities like Mumbai and Delhi were running at full capacity and the systems in place won't work anymore.
Nitin Gadkari | Praveen Jain | ThePrint

Gadkari wants to resume road projects before lockdown ends to provide jobs

If workers can be given sanitisers, masks and social distancing ensured, some activity can be restarted, Nitin Gadkari says.
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Nirmala Sitharaman’s Budget 2020 must make MSME lending a core business activity of banks

The Union Budget 2020 should focus on creating a coherent and viable policy framework for lending to MSMEs, including making it a core business activity for banks.
Nitin Gadkari in Nagpur

BJP dealt big blow in Maharashtra stronghold Nagpur, gets routed in Zilla Parishad polls

Result is a massive setback for BJP as Nagpur is one of its strongholds — Devendra Fadnavis and Nitin Gadkari belong to the city, which is also RSS headquarters. 
Union Home Minister Amit Shah | ANI

Amit Shah is the Pranab Mukherjee of Modi govt — he heads most ministerial groups

Home Minister Amit Shah heads over 7 GoMs, the most by any minister in the Modi cabinet, cementing his position as most powerful man in the govt.
File photo | Devendra Fadnavis arrives to file his nomination papers for assembly elections, with Union Minister Nitin Gadkari and Maharashtra BJP President Chandrakant Patil, in Nagpur | PTI

Nitin Gadkari congratulates Fadnavis & Ajit Pawar on Maharashtra govt formation

In a tweet, Gadkari said under the leadership of Fadnavis and Pawar, the "chariot of Maharashtra's development" will move ahead rapidly.
File image of Union minister Nitin Gadkari | Photo: Praveen Jain | ThePrint

Shiv Sena-NCP-Congress an alliance of opportunism, won’t be stable, says Gadkari

Since parting ways from its three-decade-long ally the BJP, Shiv Sena has been struggling to form a government in Maharashtra in alliance with the Congress and NCP.
Union Minister for Road Transport and Highways Nitin Gadkari | Praveen Jain | ThePrint

Why Nitin Gadkari could be the answer to BJP-Sena stalemate in Maharashtra

A selection of the best news reports, analysis and opinions published by ThePrint this week.
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Nitin Gadkari as CM is floated as solution to Maharashtra political stalemate

RSS is said to be backing Nitin Gadkari to take over in Maharashtra, and the Union minister has amicable ties with the warring Shiv Sena.

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Indian origin Senator Kamala Harris

What’s in a name? A lot, if it’s Kamala Harris

Senator David Purdue's mal-pronunciation of Harris's name is emblematic of the struggle minorities have faced while fighting for their rights in US's history.

India at the doorstep of economic revival, says RBI governor Shaktikanta Das

Speaking at a book launch, Das said India followed the fiscal expansion path to deal with Covid-related challenges and govt will have to spell out a fiscal roadmap post-Covid.


Army chief Gen. M.M. Naravane | Photo: ANI

Next military reforms should be to set up integrated theatre commands, says Army chief

Army chief General MM Naravane also said the integration of the armed forces was an inevitability as it would lead to tri-services synergy and optimisation of resources.
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NDA is sacrificial horse as Modi-Shah complete their Ashwamedha & redefine Indian politics

You like Modi-Shah’s new plan, good for you. If you don’t, you will need more than viral tweets to challenge this Ashwamedha.