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Nirupam attacks Gadkari over latter's remarks on the Navy

Press Trust of India  |  Mumbai 

Sanjay Nirupam today condemned the remarks made by for Shipping regarding the alleging that wanted "to take precedence over national security,"

had yesterday said during a public function that "not an inch" of land would be given for housing in south and had questioned why all their personnel here wanted to stay in this posh area when they should be at the border.

He had made the remark while voicing his disappointment at the Navy's objection to a floating jetty plan at in south which was to have a floating hotel and a seaplane service.

In a statement issued today, Nirupam said, " Gadkaris attack on the who is guarding our borders is a clear case of hypocrisy by the On one hand, they say that this is a that works and respects the jawans while on the other, Gadkari has directly attacked and showed disrespect towards the Navy."

The statement added, "It is the Navy's job to secure our borders and our coastline. This is exactly what they are doing. For his own interest, Gadkari wants real estate interests to take precedence over national security. His statement exposes the hypocritical side of this

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First Published: Fri, January 12 2018. 22:00 IST