M Venkaiah Naidu

  • Modi government has done commendable work in two months: Venkaiah Naidu Yesterday

    Hyderabad: Asserting that the Narendra Modi government has done commendable work since it assumed office two months ago, union Urban Development Minister M Venkaiah Naidu on Sunday said that it was trying to put the country's economy back on rails. He told reporters that the economy was derailed during the UPA's...
  • Government demands statement from Manmohan Singh on corrupt judge issue 5 days ago

    New Delhi: A day after informing Parliament that the PMO under Manmohan Singh had pushed for extension to a judge facing corruption charges, the government on Wednesday demanded that the former Prime Minister should make a "categorical" statement on the controversial matter. Parliamentary Affairs Minister M Venkaiah Naidu said that...
  • Government accuses Congress of 'disinformation' campaign on file issue July 15, 2014

    New Delhi: Accusing Congress of initiating a "disinformation" campaign on file destruction issue, the government today asserted that the files related to Mahatma Gandhi's assasination were "safe and secure". Parliamentary Affairs Minister M Venkaiah Naidu said that the people of the country are "intelligent enough to see (and) understand their (Congress)...
  • TMC crossing all lines by disrupting Parliament: Venkaiah Naidu July 9, 2014

    Parliamentary Affairs Minister M Venkaiah Naidu on Wednesday said that the Trinamool Congress MPs were abusing those who voted for them by disrupting Parliament. "There is a procedure to protest against issue but TMC is crossing all lines by disrupting Parliament," he said. ...
  • Chhattisgarh CM presses for Underground Sewerage Project July 5, 2014

    Chhattisgarh Chief Minister Raman Singh on Friday met Urban Development Minister M Venkaiah Naidu and urged him to approve the long-pending Underground Sewerage Project for Raipur city. During the meeting in New Delhi, the chief minister said the proposal for Phase-I of the project at an estimated cost of Rs.485 crore...
  • Congress pitches for Leader of Opposition post in Lok Sabha June 9, 2014

    New Delhi: Congress on Monday pitched for the post of Leader of the Opposition in the Lok Sabha notwithstanding a taunt by Parliamentary Affairs Minister M Venkaiah Naidu that people have not chosen any party for the position. Seeking a "quick and proper" decision on the issue, Congress spokesman Anand...
  • About 265 former MPs asked to vacate houses by June 18 June 8, 2014

    New Delhi: To accommodate newly elected Members of Parliament, the Lok Sabha Secretariat has sent notices to about 265 former MPs asking them to vacate their houses by June 18. Describing the exercise as "routine", Lok Sabha Secretary General P Sreedharan said, "The secretariat has informed all former MPs to vacate...
  • Quartet in BJP Core Group to take key decisions May 14, 2014

    Ahead of possible government formation, a group of four top leaders, including Narendra Modi and party chief Rajnath Singh, has emerged as BJP's Core Group that is expected to take all key decisions. The meeting of the group, which also includes former party chief Nitin Gadkari and Arun Jaitley, took place...
  • Congress will play 'secularism' card to halt Narendra Modi march: BJP May 5, 2014

    Hyderabad: BJP on Monday alleged that Congress will use "trick of secularism in danger" to prevent Narendra Modi from becoming the prime minister and appealed to voters in Seemandhra to support NDA to ensure that a hotch-potch coalition does not take over the reins in Delhi. "Congress will try its best...
  • Only Modi-led NDA can give boost to development: Venkaiah April 25, 2014

    Visakhapatnam: Senior BJP leader M Venkaiah Naidu on Friday said in Vishakhapatnam that only the NDA government led by Narendra Modi would be able to give a boost to the development of the country. Releasing state BJP's manifesto, he said it promises nine-hour power supply to the farmers, employment to the...
  • We will study Telangana Bill in detail: Venkaiah Naidu February 9, 2014

    Hyderabad: The BJP will make a detailed study of the Telangana bill before taking a decision on supporting it in Parliament, party leader M Venkaiah Naidu said on Sunday. Naidu told reporters in Nellore that some clarity would come about on the bill in a couple of days. While reiterating his party's...
  • LPG decision out of fear of Modi, says Venkaiah Naidu January 30, 2014

    Bangalore: BJP on Thursday said the Centre's decision to raise the quota of subsidised cooking gas from 9 to 12 cylinders per household in a year was out "fear" of its prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi. "I would like to ask Congress whether the decision to cap subsidised LPG cylinder...
  • Will decide on Telangana after considering views: BJP January 24, 2014

    With the Telangana Bill expected to come up in Parliament during the session next month, main opposition BJP on Friday said it will decide on its stance after considering various views, particularly in the context of "justice" for Seemandhra region. "We are studying the bill. Once the discussion in the (Andhra...
  • Sardar Patel belongs to the nation, not one party, says BJP November 24, 2013

    Asserting that Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel belongs to the whole country, BJP, on Sunday, said it is not trying to claim the legacy of the nation's first Deputy Prime Minister by installing his huge statue in Gujarat. "(Sardar) Patel belongs to the entire country. He does not belong to one party. Some...
  • Snooping row: Venkaiah scoffs at Congress demand for probe by SC judge November 22, 2013

    Senior BJP leader M Venkaiah Naidu on Friday ridiculed ruling Congress for seeking probe by a sitting Supreme Court judge into the Gujarat snooping row and said it has lost the moral authority to speak on women safety after it came under scanner for commuting death penalties in child rape...
  • BJP for division of Andhra Pradesh, not division of people October 4, 2013

    Patna: Charging the Congress with trying to create a divide among the people of Andhra Pradesh over the burning Telangana statehood issue, the BJP on Friday said that it favoured division of the state but not of its people. "We want division of Andhra Pradesh, but not the division of people,"...
  • BJP demands PM's explanation on Pakistan infiltration October 3, 2013

    Kolkata: Senior BJP leader M Venkaiah Naidu on Thursday demanded that Prime Minister Manmohan Singh should explain to the people of the country his recent talks with Pakistani counterpart Nawaz Sharif in New York even after Pakistani infiltration across the LoC. "The Prime Minister should explain to the people of the...
  • Ordinance aimed only at 'saving' Lalu Prasad, says Venkaiah Naidu September 28, 2013

    The BJP on Saturday said Congress sought to issue the ordinance on lawmakers in a hurry to "save" its ally Lalu Prasad, in case he is convicted in the fodder case on September 30. "If ordinance is not issued before the 30th and if there is a judgement negative against him,...
  • BJP to charge Rs 10 from its workers to attend Narendra Modi's rally September 22, 2013

    Bangalore: BJP plans to charge Rs 10 from party workers who want to attend the proposed public rally of the outfit's prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi in Banglore next month. "There is a thinking in the party to charge Rs 10 and this decision is almost final," a senior party functionary...
  • Congress rattled with Modi's anointment as PM candidate, says Naidu September 16, 2013

    The anointment of Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi as the BJP's Prime Ministerial candidate has drawn tremendous response across the country and the party would contest the elections with development as the main agenda, senior BJP leader M Venkaiah Naidu said on Monday. "After the BJP has announced Narendra Modi as...
  • BJP declares Narendra Modi as its PM candidate for the 2014 polls September 13, 2013

    New Delhi: Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Friday declared Gujarat Chief Minister and party's campaign committee chief Narendra Modi as its prime ministerial candidate for the 2014 general elections. The decision to make Modi as the PM candidate was taken by the BJP's Parliamentary Board in New Delhi and was...
  • Modi vs Advani: Karnataka BJP meeting cancelled September 12, 2013

    New Delhi: It seems former BJP ideologue Sudheendra Kulkarni is right on Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi's polarising character. Modi has now polarised the Karnataka BJP. The state BJP was forced to cancel its core committee meeting scheduled for Thursday. The meeting was convened to discuss Narendra Modi's Karnataka tour in...
  • Will fight 2014 LS polls on development issue, says BJP June 21, 2013

    New Delhi: The BJP would contest the 2014 Lok Sabha polls on the issue of development, said party leader M Venkaiah Naidu on Thursday, while accusing the Congress of raking up the bogey of secularism to hide its failures of governance. Talking to media persons in New Delhi, Naidu rejected Prime...
  • PM has become a great burden on the country: BJP May 12, 2013

    New Delhi: Demanding Manmohan Singh's resignation for allegedly shielding former Law Minister Ashwani Kumar and former Railways Minister PK Bansal, the BJP on Sunday said that the Prime Minister has become 'a great burden on the country'. BJP leader M Venkaiah Naidu said, "His (Prime Minister) approach is see nothing, hear...
  • Action against Pawan Bansal too little too late: Venkaiah Naidu May 10, 2013

    Pawan Kumar Bansal on Friday resigned as Railway Minister. ...
  • Govt 'spineless' on Sarabjit Singh and other issues: BJP April 27, 2013

    Bangalore: The BJP on Saturday described the attack on Indian prisoner Sarabjit Singh in a Pakistani jail as the "most unfortunate episode" and slammed the alleged "weak and meek" response of the government on this and other issues, including Chinese incursion. "It is a spineless government. Not just this episode....
  • Inappropriate for allies to comment on Modi: Venkaiah April 17, 2013

    Hyderabad: In an indirect reference to JD(U) raising objections on announcing Narendra Modi as the Prime Ministerial candidate of BJP, senior saffron party leader M Venkaiah Naidu said it is not appropriate for the ally to comment on the Gujarat Chief Minister now. "BJP has not discussed about Prime Ministerial...
  • Rajya Sabha adjourned over harassment of fishermen March 14, 2013

    New Delhi: The Rajya Sabha was adjourned till noon on Thursday as AIADMK members sought an immediate reply from the government on the alleged harassment of Indian fishermen by the Sri Lankan Navy. AIADMK and DMK members raised the issue soon after the house met for the day. DMK member Tiruchi...
  • Delhi gangrape: BJP says UPA is being arrogant January 3, 2013

    Hyderabad: In wake of the Delhi gangrape case, the BJP today accused UPA government at the Centre of being "arrogant" while in power by refusing its demand for a special Parliament session on the issue, thus sending a wrong message to nation that our system fails to react aptly to...
  • Stalemate to continue till govt debates FDI: BJP November 25, 2012

    Vadodara: Blaming the Prime Minister and Congress for the present stalemate in Parliament, senior BJP leader M Venkaiah Naidu has said unless BJP's demand for a debate and voting on FDI in retail are conceded, the protest will go on. "They had given a solemn assurance to Parliament on December...