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Nirupam slams Gadkari for his remarks against Navy

Press Trust of India  |  Mumbai 

Hitting out at over his remarks against the Navy, said that seemed to hold more importance to the than national security.

"This shows the misplaced priorities of the Modi government," Nirupam said in a statement.

He said that Gadkari's attack on the Navy, who is guarding our borders is a clear case of "hypocrisy" by the

"On the one hand, they say that this is a that works and respects the jawans, while on the other hand has directly attacked and showed disrespect towards the Navy," the said.

"It is the Navy's job to secure our borders and our coastline. This is exactly what they are doing. For his own interests, to take precedence over the national security. His statement exposes the hypocritical side of this government," Nirupam alleged.

Gadkari, while speaking at a function in yesterday, had wondered why all officials need to stay in posh South

He had said that "not an inch" of land would be given to to build flats or quarters in South Mumbai. Gadkari's public displeasure came in the backdrop of the declining permission for building a floating jetty at in south Mumbai, where a floating hotel and seaplane service are planned.

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First Published: Fri, January 12 2018. 22:20 IST