Shri Nitin Gadkari ji is an able administrator who believes in attaining results, an indomitable personality for whom politics is an instrument of socio-economic transformation. He is the Union Cabinet Minister of Road Transport & Highways as well as Shipping. Mr. Gadkari, 57, got elected to the Lok Sabha from Nagpur in Vidarbha region of Maharashtra
He entered politics as a student leader of the Akhil Bharatiya Vidyarathi Parishad (ABVP) and later joined the Janata Yuva Morcha, youth wing of the BJP. Mr. Gadkari has been a member of the Maharashtra Legislative Council since 1989. He was also the leader of the opposition in the Maharashtra Legislative Council from 1999-2005. He headed the Maharashtra Pradesh BJP till 2009 as the State President when he was elevated to the post of the BJP National President to become the youngest ever party president.
Mr. Gadkari has a vision for a strong India and he earnestly believes that the 21st century politics is the politics of progress and development.
He has promoted Water Management, Solar Energy Projects and the use of modern technology & management tools in agriculture. He has a passion for bio-fuel and non-conventional sources of energy. His patronage to the social entrepreneurship has brought enormous development in the catchment areas of Nagpur region, notorious for farmers” suicide.
Nitin Gadkari is married to Kanchan Gadkari and they have three children Nikhil, Sarang and Ketki