Arun Shourie

  • CBI FIR against ex-disinvestment secy for selling Rs 150 cr hotel for Rs 7 cr Yesterday

    New Delhi: The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) has filed an FIR against former disinvestment secretary Pradip Baijal for allegedly selling off a hotel in Udaipur worth Rs 150 crore for Rs 7 crore. The case dates back to 2001-2002 when Baijal was the disinvestment secretary during Arun Shourie's tenure...
  • India must firewall all strategic establishments: Arun Shourie June 29, 2014

    Kolkata: Stressing that India is lagging behind in defending itself in cyber warfare, senior BJP leader and former union minister Arun Shourie on Sunday said India must firewall all its strategic establishments. "The sad part is that the government's initiative to firewall important establishments is still lingering where it was ten...
  • Expect agricultural reforms from the Modi government, says Arun Shourie June 17, 2014

    New Delhi: Senior Bharatiya Janata Party leader Arun Shourie has said that one can expect major agriculture reforms from the Narendra Modi government. In an exclusive interview to CNBC-TV18, Shourie talked about what he expects from Modi's government in the field of economy. He said that Modi government has to put...
  • No difficulty in implementing policies if PM can whip ministers: Shourie June 17, 2014

    Mumbai: If bureaucrats are to implement the policies of the government, they would do so very efficiently if there is a prime minister who can "whip ministers and secretaries into doing their work", former Union Minister Arun Shourie said. "If you really want bureaucrats to implement policies, they will very efficiently...
  • Modi Cabinet almost final, JP Nadda to replace Rajnath as BJP chief May 25, 2014

    New Delhi: Bharatiya Janata Party general secretary Jagat Prakash Nadda is all set to take over as the party chief with Rajnath Singh making his way into the Narendra Modi Cabinet. A lesser known face, Nadda was from the beginning a favourite for the party chief's post. Nadda was anointed...
  • India @ 9 with Bhupendra Chaubey May 23, 2014

    Catch the day's top stories with Bhupendra Chaubey on India @ 9. ...
  • Is this a historic opportunity for PM Modi to downsize government? May 23, 2014

    With only three days to go before his swearing-in ceremony, Prime Minister-designate Narendra Modi is back in the capital to resume discussions regarding the Cabinet formation. Sources now say that Arun Jaitley is likely to head the Finance Ministry, while party President Rajnath Singh may be given the reigns of...
  • Modi likely to cut the Cabinet to half of its present size: Arun Shourie May 24, 2014

    New Delhi: Journalist-politician Arun Shourie, who is likely to get an important role in the Narendra Modi government, has said that as of now no one knows who will get which portfolio except the Prime Minister-designate. He also downplayed speculations that he met BJP chief Rajnath Singh in Delhi to discuss...
  • Modi should keep Home, Arun Shourie for Finance, Jaitley Foreign Affairs and VK Singh Defence: IBNLive poll May 21, 2014

    New Delhi: While deliberations and speculations are both on for the ministers that Narendra Modi would choose for his cabinet, we conducted a poll to gauge the online public opinion on who should be given which ministry. It appears from the poll that not too many are keen on Modi...
  • Modi Cabinet: Jaitley, Shourie top contenders for Finance Ministry May 21, 2014

    New Delhi: Jockeying for key posts in Team Narendra Modi has intensified as the swearing-in ceremony will take place on Monday, May 26. Sources have now told CNN-IBN that Arun Jaitley and Arun Shourie are the top two contenders for the Finance Ministry. Arun Jaitley has the upper hand even...
  • Modi keen on MHA, Jaitley MEA, Joshi Defence, Shourie Finance: Sources May 19, 2014

    New Delhi: The Bharatiya Janata Party is holding hectic meetings with the RSS leaders and its allies to chalk out the posts in the Narendra Modi Cabinet. Several BJP leaders are in Delhi to meet Prime Minister-designate Narendra Modi and party chief Rajnath Singh, eyeing berths in the Cabinet. Senior leaders...
  • Muslims have nothing to fear from Modi, says Arun Shourie May 6, 2014

    Former National Democratic Alliance minister Arun Shourie has said Muslim fears about BJP's prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi are being deliberately stoked by some people. Speaking to CNN-IBN Deputy Editor Sagarika Ghose, Shourie said that secularism has become a word which is being used by parties for political gains. ...
  • Muslim fears about Modi being stoked deliberately: Arun Shourie May 6, 2014

    New Delhi: Former National Democratic Alliance minister Arun Shourie has said Muslim fears about BJP's prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi are being deliberately stoked by some people. Speaking to CNN-IBN Deputy Editor Sagarika Ghose, Shourie said that secularism has become a word which is being used by parties for political...
  • Ideas 2014: Arun Shourie talks about good governance, UPA's failures January 7, 2014

    In a special CNN-IBN series on Ideas 2014, Deputy Editor Sagarika Ghose speaks to former minister in the Vajpayee government Arun Shourie on the issue of good governance which is the buzz word ahead of 2014 Lok Sabha elections. Shourie says, "Good governance means improvement in delivery of services, expeditious...
  • Arun Shourie backs Modi, says no reason to apologise for 2002 riots January 7, 2014

    New Delhi: Prime Minister Manmohan Singh has come under sharp criticism by former NDA minister Arun Shourie for his comments on Bharatiya Janata Party's prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi. Shourie has accused Singh of destroying the Prime Minister's post. Singh in a press conference recently had said that Modi as...
  • News 360: One accused in Mumbai gangrape confesses to past attacks August 26, 2013

    Salim Ansari, one of the five accused in Mumbai gangrape has admitted that he harassed couples in the Shakti Mill compound. ...
  • Narendra Modi has the best poll agent in Manmohan Singh: Arun Shourie August 26, 2013

    Former Union Minister and Bharatiya Janata Party leader Arun Shourie said that Prime Minister Manmohan Singh has been a person who has squandered his own reputation. Speaking to CNN-IBN's Karan Thapar on Devil's Advocate, Shourie said Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi has the best poll agent in Prime Minister Manmohan...
  • Arun Shourie says Narendra Modi is BJP's PM candidate August 26, 2013

    New Delhi: Former Union Minister and Bharatiya Janata Party leader Arun Shourie has said that Gujarat Chief Minister and the party's campaign committee chief Narendra Modi is the party's Prime Ministerial candidate. Speaking to CNN-IBN's Karan Thapar on Devil's Advocate, Shourie called Modi's rivals 'stateless leaders from Delhi'. Here's an excerpt...
  • India @ 9 with Rajdeep Sardesai September 24, 2012

    The Cabinet approved Rs 2300 crore for One Rank One Pension for ex-servicemen. The BJP accuses the Congress of resorting to delaying tactics. ...
  • BJP should listen to Shourie's 'good advice': Sibal September 24, 2012

    New Delhi: Union Minister Kapil Sibal on Monday welcomed BJP leader Arun Shourie's remarks backing the hike in diesel prices and said his party should listen to his "good advice". "I hope Arun Shourie is being listened to by BJP. I think he is giving good advice to BJP and BJP...
  • BJP should listen to Shourie on reforms: Sibal September 24, 2012

    Union HRD and Telecommunications Minister Kapil on Monday said that the BJP should listen to its leader Arun Shourie, who has come out in support of the recent economic reforms undertaken by the UPA. "I hope Arun Shourie is being listened to by the BJP. He has given good advice to...
  • PM must not wait for legislation for reforms: Shourie September 24, 2012

    Bharatiya Janata Party leader Arun Shourie has supported Prime Minister Manmohan Singh's decision of the diesel price hike and stays neutral on FDI in aviation and retail. Speaking to IBN18 Editor-in-Chief Rajdeep Sardesai, Shourie also said that Prime Minister should go ahead with more reforms and take decision without waiting...
  • Fuel price hike was necessary: Arun Shourie September 24, 2012

    New Delhi: Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader Arun Shourie on Monday said that he supported Prime Minister Manmohan Singh's decision to raise the fuel prices citing 'increasing growth deficit'. Speaking to IBN18 Editor-in-Chief Rajdeep Sardesai, Shourie said, "I personally support the hike in the prices of petroleum products. It's only when...
  • Manmohan Singh has shown his strength: Arun Shourie September 23, 2012

    Bhopal: Even as the BJP has strongly opposed the Centre's decision to hike diesel prices and allow FDI in retail, senior party leader and former Union Minister Arun Shourie justified the move saying it was the need of the hour. "Increasing diesel prices was the need of the hour," Shourie,...
  • PM stops mine allocation, Cong-BJP war continues August 25, 2012

    New Delhi: It was another day of war of words between the UPA government and the main Opposition party, the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP). While the BJP hit out at the government over its zero-loss theory, the UPA question why the Opposition was not raising the issues inside Parliament. This even...
  • Don't stall House, let PM speak: Shourie to BJP August 25, 2012

    Chennai: Former telecom minister Arun Shourie on Saturday said Prime Minister Manmohan Singh should be allowed to make a statement on coal blocks allocation controversy in the wake of CAG's findings, saying the Opposition gained nothing by stalling Parliament over the issue. "...Prime Minister was the Minister-in-charge (handling Coal Ministry). He...
  • 2G case: CBI closes probe against Arun Shourie July 16, 2012

    New Delhi: After nearly 19 months of its preliminary enquiry into telecom spectrum allocation during 2001-07, the CBI has closed the probe pertaining to the period when Arun Shourie was the telecom minister. CBI sources said the documents related to tenure of Shourie and his examination during the probe have not...
  • Mahajan tenure probe: Airtel, Vodafone raided November 19, 2011

    New Delhi: The Central Bureau Of Investigation (CBI) on Saturday decided to investigate about discrepancies in 2G spectrum allocation during the Bharatiya Janata Party-led National Democratic Alliance government. Additional allocation of the 2G spectrum during the late BJP leader and the then telecom minister Pramod Mahajan's tenure will be investigated...
  • No evidence against Shourie in 2G scam: sources September 20, 2011

    New Delhi: The CBI on Tuesday submitted its report on former telecom ministers Arun Shourie and Dayanidhi Maran in the 2G spectrum scam. Sources have told CNN-IBN that no evidence has been found against Arun Shourie and a probe is still on against the deceased NDA telecom minister Pramod Mahajan. Sources...
  • Amar Singh should reveal more names: Maneka September 13, 2011

    Badaun: BJP leader Maneka Gandhi on Tuesday said jailed MP Amar Singh should reveal names of more persons involved in the cash-for-vote scam. "Now he (Amar Singh) is in jail...He can expose more people (involved in the scam)," she told reporters. Those who had benefited from the entire episode were still at...