Politics won't hamper development works in Bengal: Gadkari

Kolkata, Sep 15: Union Minister for Transport Nitin Gadkari on Monday said politics will not hinder development works in West Bengal and pledged full assistance to complete ongoing projects in the state.

Gadkari, who promised to visit the city soon to meet the government leadership, said he would work towards resolving hurdles in stalled development projects.

"I want to work for development of West Bengal... There will be no politics in development works. As a minister I will offer my full co-operation to build roads," Gadkari, who also holds additional charge of Rural Development, Panchayati Raj and Drinking Water and Sanitation, said while interacting with media through video-conferencing.

Gadkari said 32 Trinamool Congress' MPs had met him earlier where he had communicated the Centre's wish to help the state government.

"I am glad that they (MPs) updated Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee. She had given me time (to meet her) but I could not come due to launch of an important project," the minister said.

During his visit to Kolkata, the union minister will take up issues like broadening NH-34, Sagar port and inland waterways.

The minister also said he will try to activate "State Supportive Agreement" which is aimed at getting state's help in executing road projects.


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