Kamal Nath

  • LS polls: With around 5 million people voting, Madhya Pradesh records 52.80 percent turnout 10-04-2014 08:11 PM

    Around 5 million people of 9 Lok Sabha constituencies in Madhya Pradesh sealed the fate of 118 candidates under the first phase of polling for Lok Sabha elections on Thursday. The polling which began at a rather slow pace ended in the evening with 52.80 percent voter turnout. Voting took...
  • Modi, Chouhan misleading people by false ads: Kamal Nath 10-04-2014 04:33 PM

    Union Minister Kamal Nath on Thursday alleged that BJP's Prime Ministerial nominee Narendra Modi and Madhya Pradesh chief minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan tried to "mislead" people through "false" advertisements. Addressing an election meeting at Agar in Dewas-Shajapur constituency in support of Congress candidate Sajjan Singh Verma, Nath said, "Modi and...
  • Lok Sabha poll: 35 per cent votes cast till 2 pm in 9 seats of MP 10-04-2014 10:08 AM

    Bhopal: 35 per cent voting was registered cast till 2 pm in nine out of the 29 parliamentary constituencies in Madhya Pradesh began on Thursday with high-profile contenders like Union Minister Kamal Nath in the fray. The constituencies where polling is underway in the first phase are Chhindwara, Mandla (ST),...
  • 118 candidates to cast their vote in first phase of polling 10-04-2014 12:03 AM

    As many as 118 candidates are in the fray in nine Lok Sabha constituencies in Madhya Pradesh that will go to polls on Thursday. Over 11 million voters are expected to head to polling booths to cast their votes. The nine constituencies that go to polls April 10 are Chhindwara,...
  • Anil Dave confident of BJP win on Chhindwara, Guna LS seats 08-04-2014 03:44 PM

    BJP Rajya Sabha member Anil Dave on Tuesday said his party was heading towards a sure win in Chhindwara and Guna Lok Sabha constituencies, both of which are said to be Congress strongholds. "We fight all elections with the desire to win and the same thing holds true for these...
  • MPs Rating: Kamal Nath scores 3.6 on a scale of 10 08-04-2014 12:18 PM

    Parliamentary Affairs Minister Kamal Nath is Congress party's sitting MP for the eighth time from Chhindwara in Madhya Pradesh. He scored 3.8 on accessibility and 3.6 on trustworthiness. He got 3.4 both for provision of law and order and public transport, 3.8 for roads, 3.4 for good schools, and 4.4...
  • No Modi wave in Madhya Pradesh, says Kamal Nath 07-04-2014 12:18 PM

    New Delhi: He has won eight elections, lost one and is trying his luck from Chhindhwara in Madhya Pradesh for the tenth time. On the campaign trail, Parliamentary Affairs Minister Kamal Nath discounts a Narendra Modi wave. "Tough election? Which election isn't? Why are you not talking about Modi?" he...
  • Sushma, union ministers among heavyweights in LS poll ring 31-03-2014 06:26 PM

    A number of stalwarts including Leader of Opposition in Lok Sabha Sushma Swaraj and Union Ministers Kamal Nath and Jyotiraditya Scindia are in the fray from Madhya Pradesh for the upcoming Parliamentary polls. Sushma, who hails from Haryana, is contesting the polls from Vidisha constituency from where she had won...
  • Kamal Nath owns assets worth over Rs 187 crore, 4 social media accounts 26-03-2014 08:42 PM

    Union Minister Kamal Nath owns assets worth over Rs 187 crore and has declared four social media accounts in his affidavit filed before the Returning Officer in Chhindwara district of Madhya Pradesh. Nath, who has been a Member of Parliament since 1980, also holds movable assets worth over Rs 7.09...
  • 15th Lok Sabha session ends, leaders speak in even tones 21-02-2014 07:20 PM

    New Delhi: The 15th Lok Sabha which sat between 2009 and 2014 was marred by several disruptions and controversies, but as the last session of Parliament ended on Friday ahead of the 2014 general elections, leaders across the political divide spoke in even tones. Prime Minister Manmohan Singh in his...
  • Bills remain pending, Parliament to be adjourned sine die 21-02-2014 12:33 PM

    New Delhi: Despite the UPA trying hard to push the six anti corruption Bills in the last Parliament session before the upcoming Lok Sabha elections, the government has succumbed to the pressure of the unrelenting opposition parties. Announcing Parliament's sine die adjournment, Parliamentary Affairs Minister Kamal Nath said that the...
  • Two bureaucrats embarrass government; Chidambaram, Azad in question 13-02-2014 08:06 AM

    New Delhi: As the UPA-II is nearing its end, it seems that trouble is brewing for the Congress government. Two senior bureaucrats have now come out against the government. A top bureaucrat had complained against Finance Minister P Chidambaram even as eyebrows were raised on the transfer of the Health...
  • Fight elections from new constituencies, Aslam Sher Khan tells party leaders 07-02-2014 03:21 PM

    Congress leader Aslam Sher Khan on Friday said prominent party functionaries should give up the comfort of contesting from their traditional Lok Sabha seats and fight from new constituencies in an attempt to put up a spirited challenge against BJP in Madhya Pradesh. Instead of fighting from their safe seats,...
  • Repeated disruptions in Parliament on Telangana Bill on Day 2 06-02-2014 11:01 AM

    New Delhi: Updates: 2.00 pm: Rajya Sabha resumes. Ruckus over Telangana Bill continues. 12.14 pm: Lok Sabha adjourned for the day. A TDP and a Congress MP give notice for no-confidence motion against UPA government. 12.06 pm: Rajya Sabha adjourned till 2.00 pm after ruckus over Telangana. 12.00 noon: Parliament...
  • Opposition playing double game, Telangana Bill at any cost: Kamal Nath 04-02-2014 10:44 PM

    New Delhi: Parliamentary Affairs Minister Kamal Nath said that the opposition parties are playing a double game and they don't want to pass anti-corruption bills. Speaking to CNN-IBN ahead of the Parliament session, which begins on Wednesday, he said, "I have information that the BJP is saying that they don't...
  • Meira Kumar calls all-party meet ahead of Parliament session 04-02-2014 07:58 AM

    New Delhi: Lok Sabha speaker Meira Kumar has called for an all party meeting on Tuesday to ensure the smooth functioning of Parliament. The two week long session will began on February 5. On Monday, Parliamentary Affairs Minister Kamal Nath had chaired a similar meeting in which leaders from opposition...
  • Not pushing Rahul's poll agenda through anti-graft bills: Kamal Nath 03-02-2014 05:32 PM

    New Delhi: Ahead of the extended winter session of Parliament, Parliamentary Affairs Minister Kamal Nath on Monday said that many bills were pending in Parliament and the priority was to pass the six anti-corruption bills. The bills came at a time when the Congress is facing severe criticism over large...
  • Ahead of Parliament session, Centre calls an all party meet on Monday 03-02-2014 10:18 AM

    New Delhi: Ahead of the upcoming parliamentary session starting on February 5, Parliamentary Affairs Minister Kamal Nath has called for an all party meeting on Monday with an aim push through its anti-graft bills. This is the last session before the Lok Sabha elections that are to be held this...
  • Delhi development plan 'outdated', says Kamal Nath 21-01-2014 11:00 PM

    New Delhi: Union Urban Development Minister Kamal Nath on Tuesday slammed the development plan for the national capital, saying that "Delhi has the most outdated planning". "Delhi has the most outdated development plan, that is one reason why enforcement is difficult," Nath said. "In Delhi, we have 1,600 unauthorised colonies;...
  • Resumed Winter session of Parliament from February 5 to 21 16-01-2014 11:59 PM

    New Delhi: An extension of the winter session of Parliament will be held from February 5 to 21, Parliamentary Affairs Minister Kamal Nath said today. The decision was taken at the meeting of the Cabinet Committee on Parliamentary Affairs. The vote on a temporary budget will take place on February...
  • Devyani case: US must apologise, action unacceptable, says Kamal Nath 20-12-2013 11:43 AM

    New Delhi: Maintaining a tough stand against the United States of America over the arrest of Indian diplomat Devyani Khobragade, Parliamentary Affairs Minister Kamal Nath said that they must apologise as the action taken against her is totally unacceptable. "India will not accept anything less than an apology. America should...
  • Devyani arrest: US must apologise, accept its fault, says Kamal Nath 19-12-2013 12:17 PM

    New Delhi: Continuing to maintain a strong stand against diplomat Devyani Khobragade's arrest, India has said that the US must apologise and accept its fault. Parliamentary Affairs Minister Kamal Nath said, "An apology from America, acceptance of their fault is what we will be satisfied with." This came as US...
  • Lokpal Bill may be tabled in Parliament on Friday 12-12-2013 12:14 PM

    New Delhi: The government is likely to table the much-awaited Lokpal Bill in Parliament on Friday. While the Samajwadi Party will oppose the Bill, the NCP has said that it will support it. Earlier the anti-corruption Lokpal Bill was stalled in the Rajya Sabha in 2011. This comes as anti-corruption...
  • No plans to curtail Parliament session: Kamal Nath 12-12-2013 10:52 AM

    New Delhi: There are no plans to curtail Parliament's winter session, said Parliamentary Affairs Minister Kamal Nath even though the first five days have seen zero work. Nath said that Lokpal Bill remains the top priority even as both Lok Sabha and Rajya Sabha have been repeatedly disrupted due to...
  • GoM on Telangana likely to meet on Wednesday again: Sources 03-12-2013 06:00 PM

    New Delhi: The group of ministers meeting to clear the draft bill on Telangana has ended on Tuesday. Sources said GoM on Telanagana is likely to meet on Wednesday again. Meanwhile, Andhra Ministers Pallam Raju J Seelam and KS Rao are meeting Home Minister Sushil Kumar Shinde and Union Minister...
  • Meira Kumar calls for all-party meet on Tuesday ahead of winter session 02-12-2013 08:35 AM

    New Delhi: Parliamentary Affairs Minister Kamal Nath has called an all party meeting on Monday ahead of the winter session of Parliament which begins on December 5. Lok Sabha Speaker Meira Kumar has also called for an all party meet on Tuesday to ensure a smooth session of Parliament. The...
  • Record voter turnout of over 32 million during MP Assembly polls 26-11-2013 07:12 AM

    A record 32 million people - or the population of Peru - voted on Monday in Madhya Pradesh in a largely peaceful exercise, with both the ruling BJP and the Congress claiming they will win. Only minor incidents of violence marred the polling that began at 8 am to pick...
  • Ratangarh stampede: Shivraj Singh Chouhan should resign, says Ajay Maken 14-10-2013 02:08 PM

    The Congress on Monday demanded the resignation of Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan after holding his administration responsible for the temple stampede that killed 115 people. "The Madhya Pradesh government needs to take responsibility for this. The Chief Minister needs to resign," Congress general secretary Ajay Maken said....
  • Cong to probe corruption charges against BJP if voted to power in MP, says Kamal Nath 24-09-2013 10:11 PM

    Union Minister Kamal Nath, on Tuesday, said that if the Congress is voted to power in Madhya Pradesh, it will constitute a commission to probe corruption charges against leaders of the ruling BJP. "The BJP government led by Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan is deeply involved in rampant corruption and...
  • Media has been 'uncharitable' to the Prime Minister, says Kamal Nath 08-09-2013 09:05 PM

    New Delhi: Parliamentary Affairs Minister Kamal Nath in an interview on CNN-IBN said that the media has been 'uncharitable' to Prime Minister Manmohan Singh in the manner it has spoken about him. He added that the Prime Minister has not tried to escape from answering questions that have been raised....