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Nitin Gadkari biography

Nitin Gadkari 

Born27 May 1957 
Nagpur, Maharashtra, India
Nitin Gadkari
Nitin Jairam Gadkari
NationalityIndian
Political partyBharatiya Janata Party
educationM. Com., L.L.B., D.B.M.
Spouse(s)Kanchan Gadkari
ChildrenNikhil, Sarang and Ketki
PortfolioUnion Minister for Surface Transport & ShippingUnion Minister For Rural DevelopmentMinister of Drinking Water & Sanitation
Alma materNagpur University
OccupationLawyer, Industrialist
ReligionHinduism

Nitin Jairam Gadkari  (born 27 May 1957) is an Indian politician and the Transport minister under the BJP central cabinet in the 16th Loksabha. He was a student activist and took part in politics actively. He joined the ABVP or the Akhil Bhartiya Vidya Parishad in 1976. At the age of 24, he was elected as the Nagpur City President of Bhartiya Janata Yuva Morcha (BJYM). In 1985 he became secretary of BJP Nagpur City and he worked relentlessly to strengthen the party organization in urban and rural areas of the district. He became the M.L.C from Nagpur city at the age of 32. He held this position for four consecutive years in 1990, 1996, 2002 and 2008. At the age of 42, he became the leader of the Opposition party in Maharashtra Legislative Council. He is credited with construction of 55 flyovers in Mumbai and Mumbai-Pune motorway. He was called flyovers man. Ratan Tata was very impressed by him.


Positions Held :
  • He became the Secretary of Vidharbha region in 1979.
  • He later held all positions in the Nagpur University student council.
  • He was the secretary in 1985 of the BJP Nagpur city.
  • He became MLC for four consecutive years.
  • He was the General Secretary of BJP in Maharashtra when he was 35.
  • He became the President of BJP Maharashtra state in 2004.
  • He became the High Power Committee for Privatization in Maharashtra in 1995 to 99.
  • From 1995 to 1999 he was the Founder, Chairman in MSRDC Ltd.
  • From 1995 to 1999 he was the guarding Minister of Nagpur district.
  • He was the chairman of the mining policy implementation committee in Maharashtra from 1995 to 99.
  • He was the chairman of National Rural Road Development Committee, Government of India in 1995 to 99.
  • He became the Chairman of Metropolis Beautification Committee of Maharashtra.
  • On May 26, 2014, Nitin Gadkari became the Union Minister for Surface Transport & Shipping in the government of India.

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