M Venkaiah Naidu

  • Find practical solutions for better urban development: Venkaiah Naidu 4 hours 40 minutes ago

    Jaipur: Union Urban Development Minister M Venkaiah Naidu on Tuesday asked urban bodies to identify challenges and find practical solutions in order to deliver better services to the people. Naidu also laid emphasis on bringing transparency and accountability in the system to improve quality of service. Speaking at the inaugural...
  • Centre to spend Rs 2 lakh crore by 2019 for 'Clean India' 5 days ago

    New Delhi: The Centre will spend nearly Rs 2 lakh crore in five-year time as part of its ambitious plan to completely clean India by October 2019, coinciding with the 150th birth anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi. Union Urban Development Minister M Venkaiah Naidu said that this after unveiling the logo for...
  • Don't shy away from lawful responsibilities: Speaker to builders September 13, 2014

    New Delhi: Lok Sabha Speaker Sumitra Mahajan on Saturday asked builders to not shy away from their lawful responsibilities and said they were "lucky" to have a Prime Minister who believes that the underprivileged must get housing within their budget and not as a freebie. "You (builders) should have this sentiment...
  • Arunachal Pradesh seeks three smart cities in the state September 13, 2014

    Itanagar: Arunachal Pradesh has requested the Union Urban Development Minister M Venkaiah Naidu to set up three smart cities in the state. The request was made by the state Urban Development Minister Pema Khandu at the National Conference of All Ministers and Secretaries of Urban Development at Vigyan Bhavan in...
  • Singapore proposes 'government to government' cooperation for Andhra Pradesh capital September 10, 2014

    New Delhi: Singapore on Wednesday suggested a 'government to government' model of cooperation in building the new capital of Andhra Pradesh, which is proposed for inclusion in the 100 Smart Cities project. A delegation led by former Prime Minister of Singapore Goh Chok Tong met Urban Development Minister M Venkaiah Naidu...
  • Venkaiah Naidu pitches for improving technical education system September 6, 2014

    Vellore: Voicing concern over the condition of technical education in the country, Union Minister M Venkaiah Naidu on Saturday said that the time has come for upgrading the system both qualitatively and quantitatively as only 15 per cent of engineers were employable. Referring to a report by the National Association...
  • Include 12 Tamil Nadu cities in smart city programme: Jayalalithaa September 5, 2014

    Chennai: Tamil Nadu Chief Minister Jayalalithaa on Friday urged union Urban Development Minister M Venkaiah Naidu to include 12 cities in the state under the central government's smart city programme. She also requested Naidu who called on her at the state secretariat to include Srirangam (her assembly constituency) to the list...
  • Senior party leaders not sidelined, says Venkaiah Naidu August 27, 2014

    Kochi: Union Urban Development and Parliamentary affairs minister M Venkaiah Naidu on Wednesday dismissed reports of senior party leaders being sidelined and said it was a 'generational change'. "Nobody is sidelined. It is a generational change that is taking place. It happens in a family. It...
  • Modi government has done commendable work in two months: Venkaiah Naidu July 27, 2014

    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 July 23, 2014

    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 longpending Underground Sewerage Project for Raipur city. During the meeting in New Delhi, the chief minister said the proposal for PhaseI 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 hotchpotch coalition does not take over the reins in Delhi. "Congress will try its best...
  • Only Modiled 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 ninehour 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...