New Delhi: Union Road Transport and Highways Minister Nitin Gadkari on Tuesday was lauded in the Lok Sabha by the Opposition members, saying that he is an “exemplary performer” besides being an “innovative and informative” person.
While replying on the Demands for Grants under the Ministry of Road, Transport and Highways leaders from across political parties showered praises on Gadkari as he assured all members to sort out their concerns related to their constituencies.
While seeking clarification on the Minister’s announcement over battery run cars and buses, Congress’ Adhir Ranjan Chowdhury called Gadkari an “innovative and informative person.” “Whatever issue we take to him, he leaves no stone unturned to address that,” Chowdhury said, asking the government how it was going to acquire lithium and cobalt for batteries as China has bought most of such mines.
Revolutionary Socialist Party’s N K Premchandran remarked Gadkari as the best performing Minister and wished him luck for the future. ” We have no hesitation in accepting his exemplary performance. I have already moved 21 Cut Motions. Considering the exemplary performance of the ministry and the reply given by the minister, I am seeking the leave of the House to withdraw all the Cut Motions,” Premchandran said.
Gadkari said the strong political will of Prime Minister Narendra Modi and the strong political will of the country is definitely going to help. “We will achieve our goal and we will be successful,” he said amid thumping of desks by the treasury benches.
Earlier, he received appreciation from UPA Chairperson Sonia Gandhi, Congress leaders Rahul Gandhi, Mallikarjun Kharge and other opposition leaders.