"Mahatma Gandhi was against foreign-made goods, and he had exhorted the countrymen to put foreign clothes on fire. But the UPA under the leadership of Sonia Gandhi is promoting foreign agencies in the form of FDI in retail," he told a meeting here.
Gadkari alleged the Union government had curtailed the Concessional Industrial Package (CIP) for Uttarakhand.
The move was intended to derail the hill state from the path of development, he said.
Gadkari said the BJP would fight upcoming assembly polls in five states on issues of Bhay, Bhukh and Aatankvad (Fear, Hunger and terrorism).
Addressing the rally, former BJP president Rajnath Singh praised Uttarakhand Chief Minister B C Khanduri for bringing an "effective" Lokpal bill in the state.