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Nitin Jayram Gadkari (देवनागरी: नितीन जयराम गडकरी)  pronunciation (help·info); (born 27 May 1957) is an Indian politician and the current Transport minister under the BJP central cabinet in the 16th Loksabha. Mr Gadkari was appointed to head BJP in December 2009 after the party suffered a defeat in the general elections earlier that year. He is also known for the works during his tenure as a Public Works Department Minister in the state of Maharashtra when he constructed a series of roads, highways and flyovers across the state including the Yashwantrao Chavan Mumbai–Pune Expressway.
Born: May 27, 1957 (age 62), Nagpur, Maharashtra, India
Office: Minister
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Political Party: Bharatiya Janata Party

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  • Union minister and BJP leader Nitin Gadkari, indicated he will not intervene to break the deadlock between his party and the Shiv Sena over sharing power in Maharashtra

    In a unanimous verdict, the Supreme Court's five-judge bench asked the government to allot a five-acre plot in a "prominent" location in the holy town of Ayodhya in Uttar Pradesh for constructing a new mosque. The disputed 2.77-acre plot will for now remain with a central government receiver, who will hand it over to a government-created trust.

    Surprisingly, most BJP leaders did not personally tweet on the judgment, but retweeted the statements of Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Home Minister Amit Shah on the verdict. Union minister Nitin Gadkari posted a video on his official Twitter handle where he can be seen addressing the media. He said the people should respect the decision of the Supreme Court.

    Talking to reporters, he said the BJP should not misuse the provision of "caretaker" government and remain in power in Maharashtra, where there is an impasse over the next dispensation. Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis should resign as the term of the existing assembly is ending (on November 9), the Sena spokesman said.

    After a 15-day acrimonious verbal spat with ally Shiv Sena, Devendra Fadnavis submitted his resignation to governor Bhagat Singh Koshyari. Fadnavis is to continue till an alternate arrangement is made. Addressing a news conference, Fadnavis said that it was hurtful and shocking that the Sena had not cooperated.

    In the eventuality of Fadnavis forming a government without resolving issues with Sena, the first test will come during election of the assembly Speaker. If Fadnavis shies away from forming a government, a Sena delegation would revisit the governor to “press for its demand that the second-largest party be invited to form the govt,” the source said.

    However, as per news wire agency PTI, Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis is not a part of the delegation despite being elected as BJP Legislative Party leader in Maharashtra. So, it is quite possible that the BJP will not stake claim to form the government in the meeting. Incidentally, yesterday a BJP leader said that there will be "good news any moment".

    Gadkari did not share a stage with Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s in Nashik last month to mark the end of Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis’s statewide campaign yatra. The 25 rallies that Gadkari held have been within the Vidarbha region.

    Sena leaders met the governor ahead of Congress-NCP delegation’s audience with him on Tuesday to urge him to expedite process of ministry formation as Maharashtra had several issues which needed the attention of an elected government. A day after the Pawar-Sonia meeting in Delhi, NCP also asked Sena to start the process of disengaging from BJP.

    The ministry is working on the recommendations of the Sinha Committee to help reform the MSME sector, which aims to contribute 50% of the GDP, from 29% now, MSME minister Nitin Gadkari said.

    In June, a committee headed by NITI Aayog chief Amitabh Kant laid out a roadmap for the smooth roll-out of electric vehicles in a phased manner, as well as the setting up of battery manufacturing factories to bring down the costs of EVs.

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