M VENKAIAH NAIDU

  • 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...
  • 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...