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Nitin Gadkari insulted Navy: Congress

Press Trust of India  |  New Delhi 

The today accused Union of insulting the by saying that "not an inch" of land would be given to the force for building houses in upscale south

Congress's said the "pseudo-nationalist" now wanted to give "certificates of loyalty" to the armed forces.

"Shameful & Unacceptable! Ex President & Union Minister, insults 'Indian Navy', questions their valour and dedication. Pseudo-Nationalist now wants to issue certificates of 'loyalty' to India's armed forces," he wrote on

said at a public event in Mumbai: "Actually, is needed at the borders from where terrorists sneak in. Why does everyone (in the Navy) want to stay in South They (Navy) had come to me, asking for a plot (of land). I will not give even an inch of land. Please don't come to me again."

The for road transport and highways, shipping and water resources made the remark while voicing his disappointment at the Navy's objection to a floating jetty plan at in south Mumbai, where a floating hotel and seaplane service are planned.

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First Published: Thu, January 11 2018. 21:35 IST