Nitin Gadkari Dares Nitish to TV Duel

Published: 27th August 2015 03:09 AM  |   Last Updated: 27th August 2015 05:15 AM   |  A+A-

NEW DELHI:  Union minister Nitin Gadkari on Wednesday challenged JD(U) leader Nitish Kumar, who alleged that “repackaged” old schemes comprised 87 percent of the Prime Minister’s `1,25,000 crore special Bihar package, to a TV debate on every project in the package.

“It’s unfortunate that a leader of Nitish’s stature is speaking like this. His statements are born out of frustration as a certain defeat is staring at him and people are comparing the NDA’s package with his government’s failure,” Gadkari said.

“I challenge him for a televised debate for every project under the package. We have prepared the details under every scheme,” the minister said. “What Nitish is doing is nothing but misleading the people. I ask him why his govt couldn’t execute projects worth `40,000 crore all these years,” he asked.

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