New Delhi, May 5: Social media is abuzz after Union Minister for Transport Nitin Gadkari was quoted by media reports that he waters his plants in his Delhi bungalow with urine for their healthy growth.
Addressing a gathering at Nagpur, Gadkari said, "I collected urine in a 50 litre can. I called the gardener and instructed him to water some plants with it. There was such a big difference - it grew one and a half times bigger than the other plants."
Stating that there was a scientific reason behind this, the Union Minister said "urine has abundant urea and nitrogen compounds, which nourish the plants." He also added that soon urine could emerge as a cheap alternative to fertiliser.
Minutes after Union Minister's confession Twitter was flooded with frenzy jokes and comments.
If Nitin Gadkari had a vegetable garden, then it would be like....."Kha ke piyo, pee ke khao."— Adarsh Tippler (@MrTippler) May 5, 2015
The Modi govt has renamed many schemes but no word yet on changing Small-Scale Irrigation Scheme to Nitin Gadkari Laghu Sinchaai Pariyojana— Bana de Lohagarh (@kamleshksingh) May 5, 2015
JUST IN:The Ashutosh when informed that the vegetables in his morning salad were from Nitin Gadkari's garden. pic.twitter.com/RJuWyh6OFl— Ashwin S Kumar (@ashwinskumar) May 5, 2015
After Nitin Gadkari says he waters plants with own urine, 'Pee Js' trend on Twitter http://t.co/mHEp9gbIdM— Chitra Subramaniam (@chitraSD) May 5, 2015
Gandhi Family's reaction when they came to know that the vegetables came from Nitin Gadkari's Garden. pic.twitter.com/JYM87JYwnN— Ankur Singh (@BihariTweeter) May 4, 2015
"Blue-eyed mooli" of Nitin Gadkari? https://t.co/WecLO69ZxI— Devendra (@Majordevendra) May 5, 2015