Nitin Gadkari: The biggest problem is that the government does not take decisions on time
During a recent event in Mumbai, the transport minister said: “Time is the most important thing in construction. Time is the biggest capital. The biggest problem is the government is not taking decisions in time.”
Party leaders, however, were quick to clarify that Gadkari’s statements were not for any particular government, but for governments in general.
A few hours after his decision comment, Gadkari, at an event in Nagpur, credited BJP’s rise to power to Atal Bihari Vajpayee, LK Advani and Deendayal Upadhyaya.
Referring to Vajpayee’s speech at the BJP’s 1980 conclave in Mumbai, Gadkari said: “Atalji had said that the darkness will disappear, the Sun will come out and the lotus (BJP’s poll symbol) will bloom one day … the leaders and workers did such a work that today we are in power under Modi’s leadership.”
Gadkari, an outspoken BJP stalwart who enjoys good relations with leaders across the political spectrum, was dropped from the party’s Parliamentary Board last week.
Last month, the minister had declared that he sometimes felt like quitting politics as there is more to life. He also lamented that politics, nowadays, was more about staying in power than being a vehicle for social change.
(With inputs from agencies)