M VENKAIAH NAIDU

  • Let there be a national debate on land bill: Venkaiah Naidu March 23, 2015

    Hyderabad: Union Minister M Venkaiah Naidu on Monday asserted the Land Bill proposed by the NDA government is pro-farmer and will reduce poverty, even as he favoured a national debate on the legislation. "The proposed Land Bill is equally important to lift the farmers and rural areas to a new level...
  • Smart Cities project likely to be rolled out in April March 16, 2015

    New Delhi: The much awaited Smart Cities project is likely to be rolled out next month as the extensive consultation process with all stakeholders has concluded. "We are close to launching the much awaited Smart Cities initiative on ground. Prolonged and extensive consultations on this new concept and initiative have...
  • Government agrees on sending bills on coal, minning to select panels March 11, 2015

    New Delhi: Government on Wednesday agreed to the opposition's demands of referring the Coal and Mines bill and the Mines and Minerals bill to separate Select Committees that will submit their recommendations by March 18. According to sources, leaders of various parties held a meeting with Leader of House and Finance...
  • Land Bill row: Government may move amendment on 'private entity' March 8, 2015

    New Delhi: Facing fire from the opposition over amendments to the Land Bill, Government is learnt to have restricted the definition of a private body which acquires land for its projets. A day before The Right to Fair Compensation and Transparency in Land Acquisition, Rehabilitation and Resettlement (Amendment) Bill comes up...
  • Government faces embarrassment in Rajya Sabha; opposition amendment passed March 3, 2015

    New Delhi: Government on Tuesday faced an embarrassment in the Rajya Sabha when an amendment moved by the opposition to the President's Address over corruption and black money was passed. The amendment was moved by CPI(M) members Sitaram Yechury and P Rajeeve and it was passed through Division of Votes after...
  • Rajnath Singh reiterates Centre's stand, dissociates from Mufti Sayeed's remarks on J&K March 3, 2015

    New Delhi: The government on Tuesday said it did not endorse the controversial statement of Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Mufti Mohammad Sayeed on the state Assembly polls, after a vociferous Opposition disrupted Lok Sabha proceedings seeking a clarification from Prime Minister Narendra Modi. Responding to the Opposition demand, Home Minister...
  • Amendments to Andhra Pradesh Reorganisation Act likely in Budget session February 15, 2015

    Hyderabad: Union Minister M Venkaiah Naidu on Sunday indicated that the Centre may take up the issue of introducing amendments to the Andhra Pradesh Reorganisation Act 2014 during the forthcoming budget session of Parliament. "Regarding amendments in AP Reorganisation Act 2014, we are going to talk to both the state governments...
  • BJP made mistake not going for Delhi poll after Lok Sabha poll: Venkaiah Naidu February 14, 2015

    Kolkata: On a day when AAP chief Arvind Kejriwal took oath as the eighth chief minister of Delhi, senior BJP leader M Venkaiah Naidu on Saturday said that the saffron party had made a tactical mistake of not going in for the Assembly poll in Delhi immediately after the Lok...
  • A setback for BJP, but not a referendum on Centre: Venkaiah Naidu February 10, 2015

    New Delhi: With BJP suffering its first major electoral defeat after Lok Sabha polls, Union Minister M Venkaiah Naidu on Tuesday said the Delhi verdict was a setback to the party but maintained that it was not a referendum on the central government as people voted on local issues. Naidu...
  • AAP discredited, confident of BJP win in Delhi polls: Venkaiah February 1, 2015

    Hyderabad: Alleging that the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) is "discredited" for having joined hands with Congress, senior BJP leader and Union Parliamentary Affairs Minister M Venkaiah Naidu on Sunday expressed confidence that his party would win the Delhi Assembly elections comfortably. "The BJP is confident that it will win Delhi...
  • Centre to spend Rs 2 lakh crore on sanitation January 19, 2015

    New Delhi: Noting that 13 per cent populace defecate in the open, Union Minister M Venkaiah Naidu on Monday lamented that nearly US dollar 54 billion worth GDP is being lost every every year on account of inadequate sanitation in the country. He said over one crore toilets are required to...
  • Ordinance row: BJP hits back at Congress, asks were Nehru, Indira 'dictators'? January 14, 2015

    New Delhi: BJP on dug up details of ordinances issued by Congress regimes in the past to hit back at it for its attack on Narendra Modi government and wondered if the party will brand Jawaharlal Nehru and Indira Gandhi as "dictators". Union minister M Venkaiah Naidu, however, added that...
  • Delhi will have country's first smart city: Venkaiah Naidu January 3, 2015

    New Delhi: Delhi will be developed into a "global city" and the country's first 'smart city' will be set up to decongest the national capital and facilitate it with all modern amenities, Union Urban Development Minister M Venkaiah Naidu said on Saturday. "We want to make Delhi a truly global...
  • PM asks MPs to tell people about bills passed by Government in Parliament December 23, 2014

    New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday asked BJP MPs to highlight the government's "successful performance" in Parliament and explain to people the bills passed in Lok Sabha and Rajya Sabha despite disruption by opposition parties. While addressing members at the BJP Parliamentary Party meeting, the Prime Minister asked...
  • BJP rubbishes Congress booklet on Modi government's U-turns December 1, 2014

    New Delhi: The ruling Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) government at the centre has hit back at the Congress which has brought out a booklet on the U-turns of the Modi government. Addressing the media, senior BJP leader and Union minister M Venkaiah Naidu said that the Congress was out of...
  • Never talked about bringing black money in 100 days: Centre November 27, 2014

    New Delhi: Government on Thursday insisted in Lok Sabha that it had never claimed that all the black money stashed abroad would be brought back within 100 days even as opposition continued to target it over the issue. Contesting the opposition charge in this regard,...
  • Centre rejects Lalu's plea for further stay on eviction notice November 25, 2014

    New Delhi: Government has rejected former Railway Minister Lalu Prasad's request for further extension of his stay at the official bungalow at Tughlaq Road in Lutyen's zone. "Lalu has been already served eviction notice after his extended stay in the Type VIII Tughlaq Road bungalow expired on October 31," said...
  • Winter session to begin today, Insurance Bill, GST Act high on agenda November 24, 2014

    New Delhi: The winter session of Parliament is scheduled to begin on Monday. The government will be keen on getting parliamentary approval for the recent ordinances that were promulgated, especially the coal mines special provisions ordinance. The new law will set in motion the process of auctioning coal blocks in line...
  • Centre convenes all-party meet, seeks views on UPSC's CSAT November 23, 2014

    New Delhi: Government on Sunday held an all-party meeting and asked leaders to give their views in a fortnight on the contentious Civil Services Aptitude Test (CSAT), in a move to ward-off any renewed disruption in Parliament over the UPSC exam row. "We have decided to seek the views of...
  • Those making noise on black money are shielding a/c holders, says Venkaiah Naidu October 30, 2014

    Bhopal: After Congress dared BJP government to disclose names of those who have stashed black money, Union Minister Venkaiah Naidu on Thursday said that those making noise over the issue were actually shielding such account holders. He also assured that the Centre was committed to crackdown on those having parked...
  • BJP would come to power in Maharashtra, says Venkaiah Naidu October 6, 2014

    Hyderabad: Regretting that BJP-Shiv Sena alliance could not continue in Maharashtra, Union Minister M Venkaiah Naidu on Monday expressed confidence that his party would come to power on its own in the western state. "I have full confidence that BJP government would be formed in Maharashtra. Our alliance with Shiv...
  • What did Congress do in 60 years to bring back black money, asks Venkaiah Naidu October 6, 2014

    Hyderabad: Taking exception to Congress president Sonia Gandhi's reported attack on NDA government on the issue of black money, Union Minister M Venkaiah Naidu asked what her party did on the matter when it was in power. "I am putting a straight question to the Congress president. If it is...
  • Find practical solutions for better urban development: Venkaiah Naidu September 30, 2014

    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' September 25, 2014

    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...