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'Jan Gan Man Ki Baat' Episode 315: Gadkari’s Statement and G.D. Agarwal’s Fast

Vinod Dua discusses a video in which Nitin Gadkari jokes about the BJP making promises it knew it would never fulfill, and Professor G.D. Agarwal's 'fast unto death' in his bid to get the government to act to rejuvenate the Ganga.

Vinod Dua discusses a video in which Nitin Gadkari jokes about the BJP making promises it knew it would never fulfill. Gadkari has out-rightly rejected that he made a statement that, “BJP overpromised in 2014 elections”.

He also discusses Professor G.D. Agarwal’s fast, which he has been on for 109 days, in his attempt to get the government to act to rejuvenate the Ganga.

Prime Minister Modi had pledged in 2014, on the banks of the Ganga in Varanasi, that he would ensure that the Ganga would be cleaned up by 2019. However, several reports have shown that no significant action has been taken to clean the river. A parliamentary estimates committee which evaluated the government’s efforts to rejuvenate the Ganga concluded that the government’s actions have been far from enough.

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