Jairam Ramesh

  • LS polls: Congress promises free TVs, laptops in Seemandhra 18-04-2014 05:21 PM

    Hyderabad: The Congress has promised free television sets along with dish connection for poor and free laptops for students of government colleges, in its manifesto for Seemandhra released on Friday. The Congress, which is facing a testing time in Seemandhra in view of bifurcation of Andhra Pradesh, promised freebies for...
  • Modi incapable of speaking the truth even by mistake, says Jairam Ramesh 14-04-2014 07:50 PM

    After Narendra Modi's jibe at him, Union Minister Jairam Ramesh on Monday said the BJP Prime Ministerial candidate is "incapable" of speaking the truth even by mistake and accused him of spreading blatant lie. Ramesh shot off a letter to the Gujarat Chief Minister addressing him "My dear Shri Narendra...
  • Modi making bizarre accusation, spreading blatant lie: Jairam Ramesh 14-04-2014 03:09 PM

    A day after Narendra Modi took him on in his home district of Chikmagalur, Union Minister Jairam Ramesh on Monday wrote to the BJP leader accusing him of spreading "blatant lie" about his four-year-old statement made that "India deserves a Nobel Prize for filth". "I read in the newspapers this...
  • Jairam targets Modi, says he can't speak the truth even by mistake 14-04-2014 01:33 PM

    New Delhi: Union Minister Jairam Ramesh has once again put Bharatiya Janata Party Prime Ministerial candidate Narendra Modi in the line of fire over Modi's attack on him. Jairam Ramesh has said that even by mistake, he doesn't expect Modi to speak the truth. Modi had accused Ramesh of demeaning...
  • Congress releases poll manifesto for Telangana 12-04-2014 11:01 PM

    Congress on Saturday released its election manifesto for Telangana, promising socially-inclusive growth with focus on jobs and social justice and a three-pronged approach for building the new state. The manifesto, released in Hyderabad this afternoon by Union Minister Jairam Ramesh, looked largely like a replica of the manifestos of rival...
  • Jairam Ramesh to release Congress manifesto for Telangana 10-04-2014 07:40 PM

    Union Minister Jairam Ramesh is set to release the Congress party's election manifesto for Telangana at an event in Hyderabad on April 12. The manifesto would be released at Gandhi Bhavan, the state Congress headquarters, at 11 am, Telangana region's Congress president Ponnala Lakshmaiah told reporters today. A key member...
  • Jairam Ramesh to start poll campaign in Telangana 10-04-2014 11:23 AM

    Senior Congress leader and union Minister Jairam Ramesh will start campaigning for the party in Telangana on Thursday. On the first day of his three-day visit, he will address a meeting of party workers at Nirmal town in Adilabad district. He will address similar meetings in Khammam and Nalgonda districts...
  • Bukhari's appeal to vote for Cong his personal opinion: Jairam Ramesh 05-04-2014 11:00 PM

    Union Minister Jairam Ramesh on Saturday described Shahi Imam of Jama Masjid Syed Ahmed Bukhari's appeal to Muslims to support Congress as his "personal" opinion and said the electoral battle was between RSS and Congress. "I have been saying it is a battle between the RSS and the Congress. Polarisation...
  • BJP has become a one-man-centric party: Jairam Ramesh 05-04-2014 12:15 AM

    Union Rural Development Minister Jairam Ramesh on Friday accused the BJP of becoming a one-man-centric party and claimed that the Congress alone could do justice to all sections of society. Ramesh also noted while addressing a poll meeting that the BJP was yet to announce its manifesto, which is a...
  • Congress lost perception battle, leadership not communicative: Jairam Ramesh 03-04-2014 06:28 PM

    New Delhi: Congress is facing anti-incumbency after 10 years in power, Union Minister Jairam Ramesh admitted on Thursday, saying it poses a challenge as the party lost the battle of perception because the top leadership was "not communicative". He acknowledged that it is a "challenging" campaign in the elections ahead...
  • SC order on Land Act has drawn clear lines on implementation: Jairam Ramesh 01-04-2014 03:50 PM

    Rural Development Minister Jairam Ramesh on Tuesday said the Supreme Court judgement upholding the retrospective clause of the new Land Acquisition Act has drawn "clear and humane lines" for the implementation of a significant clause in the law. He said that the March 14 judgement by a two-judge Supreme Court...
  • Jairam Ramesh hits out at EC, says it is behaving like parallel regime 27-03-2014 08:26 PM

    New Delhi: "The Election Commission can't sit in judgment on sensitive issues like gas price hike, or government will come to a screeching halt. It can't go about functioning like a parallel government," said Congress leader Jairam Ramesh, participating in the latest Google Hangout organised by Network 18 and Google....
  • Watch: Network18 and Google in a live video conversation with Jairam Ramesh 27-03-2014 03:33 PM

    A live video conversation with Minister of Rural Development Jairam Ramesh as he speaks about the upcoming elections alongside his future plans in politics.. ...
  • 'Chindia' still vibrant idea: Jairam Ramesh 27-03-2014 01:51 PM

    Beijing: 'Chindia', an idea projecting the joint rise of China and India remains a vibrant concept, but it can only be a reality if both nations can overcome suspicions and establish reciprocal partnerships, says Rural Development Minister Jairam Ramesh, who coined the phrase. "Ten years ago, when I proposed the...
  • India @ 9 with Rajdeep Sardesai 26-03-2014 10:36 PM

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  • Congress manifesto not just a rights based document: Jairam Ramesh 26-03-2014 03:47 PM

    New Delhi: Defending the manifesto released by the Congress party for the 2014 Lok Sabha elections, Union Minister Jairam Ramesh said that though the document talks about rights, it is not just a rights oriented manifesto. "If you read the 15 point agenda, issues like social security to a large...
  • Panel for Seemandhra capital this week: Jairam Ramesh 04-03-2014 05:32 PM

    Guntur: The Central government will appoint an experts' committee this week to identify the capital for the residual state of Andhra Pradesh, Union Minister Jairam Ramesh said on Tuesday. The committee will submit its report in six months, he said. The panel will study various alternatives and pick up a...
  • India @ 9 with Rajdeep Sardesai 24-02-2014 10:35 PM

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  • Do not link creation of Telangana with elections: Jairam Ramesh 24-02-2014 10:29 PM

    In an exclusive interview to IBN18 Editor-in-Chief Rajdeep Sardesai, Union Minister Jairam Ramesh said that the Congress's decision to create the 29th state of Indian Union, Telangana, had nothing do with the forthcoming general elections. ...
  • News 360: Big blow to Lalu Prasad, alliance with LJP in doldrums 24-02-2014 08:31 PM

    Even as reports of a split in the Rashtriya Janata Dal in Bihar surfaced with 13 of its MLAs quitting the party, six of them denied having ditched Lalu Prasad. On the other hand, Ram Vilas Paswan's Lok Janshakti Party has decided to cement alliance with the Bharatiya Janata Party....
  • A Billion Votes: Consequences of Modi wave in Bihar politics? 24-02-2014 07:33 PM

    Even as reports of a split in the Rashtriya Janata Dal in Bihar surfaced with 13 of its MLAs quitting the party, six of them denied having ditched Lalu Prasad. On the other hand, Ram Vilas Paswan's Lok Janshakti Party has decided to cement alliance with the Bharatiya Janata Party....
  • Congress comes up with such ideas before polls: BJP on UP division 24-02-2014 03:03 PM

    New Delhi: The BJP, which is principally in favour of smaller states and supported the creation of Telangana, has hit out at the Congress for floating the idea of dividing Uttar Pradesh just before elections. Accusing the Congress if making statements that could spark off a fresh controversy over Uttar...
  • Rahul will bring in team of young leaders, I'm history: Jairam 24-02-2014 02:22 PM

    New Delhi: Union Minister Jairam Ramesh said Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi would bring in a new team if the UPA is returned to power. In an interview to IBN18 Network Editor-in-Chief Rajdeep Sardesai, Ramesh said, "Leaders in the age group of 30-40 will form the team. I am history."...
  • After Andhra, UP can be the next state to be divided: Jairam Ramesh 24-02-2014 01:20 PM

    New Delhi: Union Minister Jairam Ramesh has called for Uttar Pradesh's division into four states. He said that after the bifurcation of Andhra Pradesh, Uttar Pradesh could be the next state to be divided. In an interview to IBN18 Network Editor-in-Chief Rajdeep Sardesai, Ramesh said that the future government must...
  • Jairam Ramesh makes strong pitch for the division of the state 21-02-2014 08:22 PM

    Union Minister Jairam Ramesh on Friday made a strong pitch for the division of Uttar Pradesh, a demand often voiced by BSP. The remarks from the key Congress strategist came close on the heels of Parliament nod for separate Telangana and at a time when a section of the party...
  • MP tells Centre to foot Rs 260 crore bill to import Cheetas from Africa 21-02-2014 10:34 AM

    Cheetah, which became extinct from the country about seven decades back, may find a home in India if the Centre agrees to fund WII's Rs 260 crore project for reintroducing the feline in Nauradehi wildlife sanctuary in Madhya Pradesh's Sagar district. If the project gets the nod, the spotted animal...
  • Devil's Advocate: Telangana Bill should not be pushed in a cacophony, says Jairam Ramesh 16-02-2014 09:00 PM

    In the wake of the unruly scenes witnessed in the Parliament, the Telangana tangle continues to haunt the Congress. Union Minister and Congress MP from Andhra Pradesh Jairam Ramesh has said that the government should refrain from rushing through the Telangana Bill in Parliament. He was speaking to CNN-IBN's Karan...
  • Govt shouldn't rush through Telangana Bill in Parliament: Jairam 16-02-2014 08:05 AM

    New Delhi: After unruly scenes that were witnessed in Parliament this week, the Telangana tangle continues to haunt the Congress. union Minister and Congress MP from Andhra Pradesh Jairam Ramesh has said that the government should refrain from rushing through the Telangana Bill in Parliament. He was speaking to CNN-IBN's...
  • CBI probe into NREGA funds must start, Jairam Ramesh tells CM 12-02-2014 02:36 PM

    Union Minister Jairam Ramesh has shot off another letter to Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav seeking early implementation of the Allahabad High Court order on CBI inquiry into misappropriation of funds under the NREGA. While recalling his earlier correspondence to the Chief Minister, in a fresh letter issued on...
  • Social audits of rural job scheme 'largely ineffective': Jairam Ramesh 10-02-2014 06:52 PM

    New Delhi: The mandatory social audits prescribed under the MGNREGA Act have been "largely ineffective" in bringing to light any irregularities in the implementation of the Centre's ambitious rural job scheme, government on Monday said. Rural Development Minister Jairam Ramesh, however, said in Rajya Sabha that social audits had been...