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“One Who Does Good Work Never Gets Respect”: Nitin Gadkari

“One Who Does Good Work Never Gets Respect”: Nitin Gadkari
Minister of Road Transport and Highways of India Nitin Gadkari recently commented on the irony in politics, humorously noting, “I always say this jokingly that no matter which party’s government it is, one thing is sure, that the one who does good work never gets respect and those who do bad work are never punished,” as quoted by PTI. He expressed concern about the increasing trend of opportunistic politicians aligning with ruling parties, highlighting a decline in moral leaders guided by ideology.

Speaking at an event organized by Lokmat Media Group in Delhi to honour outstanding parliamentarians, Gadkari emphasized the importance of ideology in politics, stating that the diminishing commitment to core principles could undermine democracy. He asserted that differences of opinion were not a problem in debates and discussions, stating, “Our problem is lack of ideas,” the senior BJP leader said.


Gadkari referenced Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s assertion that India, the world’s largest democracy, sets an example for others. Additionally, he remarked, “Neither rightist nor leftist, we are known opportunists; some write like this. And all want to remain associated with the ruling party.”

The minister praised the oratory skills of Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) leader Lalu Yadav and acknowledged the influence of former Defense Minister George Fernandes’s demeanour and simplicity.

He also commended the late Bihar Chief Minister Karpoori Thakur for his humility and dedication to public service, citing his posthumous recognition with the Bharat Ratna.

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Gadkari urged politicians to draw inspiration from figures like Thakur, “After stepping down as the Chief Minister, he (Thakur) travelled in an auto-rickshaw, and his condition was very ordinary,” he said, adding that politicians should take inspiration from such people. He lamented the declining number of politicians driven by conviction and ideology, cautioning that this trend could weaken democracy.

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