Indore: When netas played ‘cheer leaders’ to each other

With the election drawing closer, the political parties have been intensifying their attack on each other to influence public for getting their votes. However, the scenario was totally different on Tuesday when leaders of BJP and Congress were praising each other. Addressing the ceremony on the foundation day of Indore Press Club, Sajjan Singh Verma termed BJP Leader Nitin Gadkari as ‘Prime Minister Material’. “Union Minister Nitin Gadkari has a wonderful vision. I have never seen anyone doing such fast work as he listen to the projects of the state and even gives his nod too in just seven minutes,” Verma said.

Talking about Indore’s project and development, the PWD minister also added that everyone should learn from him how to work.“Gadkari too had said that Metro Project is not feasible as it requires Rs 350 crores for one kilometre but Skybus Project requires on Rs 50 crores only,” he said. Meanwhile, Lok Sabha speaker Sumitra Mahajan praised former Chief Minister Arjun Singh and said, “He called me at the time when approving IIT in Indore. He told me to take the credit for the same as the Member of Parliament of Indore. He used to work by keeping everyone together.”

Mahajan emphasized on new lakes and markets for the city as it is developing and expanding swiftly. Sports minister Jitu Patwari talked about the scarcity of professors in colleges and about starting 5000 smart classes. He also emphasized on handing over Nehru Stadium to sports department. Congress leader and educationist Swapnil Kothari said education should be job-oriented and steps to be taken for the same. “Aspirations must be defined now as aspirations make the man slave and end his/her talents,” he added.

’When Patwari offered Shrikhand to Tai’
Sports Minister Jitu Patwari offered Shrikand to Sumitra Mahajan after the programme but she refused to have it by excusing she doesn’t take much sweet. She chuckled over Patwari’s gesture and said, “I am you mother and not so old that I couldn’t take it by myself. Children use to feed parents when they got old.”

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