RAGHUVANSH PRASAD SINGH

  • Lalu has not just the MY but also Rajputs in his fold May 5, 2014

    While it is well known that Lalu Prasad's Rashtriya Janata Dal draws its strength from its core vote bank of Yadavs and Muslims, the party also gets the support of a large section of the powerful Rajput community. Even as RJD's rivals accuse Lalu of playing caste politics and indulging...
  • No leadership crisis in RJD: Raghuvansh Prasad on Lalu's jail term October 3, 2013

    Rashtriya Janata Dal leader Raghuvansh Prasad Singh said party chief is being framed in the fodder scam. "This decision is a blow, but we won't be brought down by it. When our leader gets indicted in a scam like this every member comes together so the party doesn't suffer. There...
  • JDU forced Congress to go back on ordinance on convicted leaders: RJD October 1, 2013

    New Delhi: The political battle over the ordinance to protect convicted legislators has started against after former Bihar chief minister and Rashtriya Janata Dal chief Lalu Prasad was found guilty in a fodder scam case. An agitated RJD has accused the Congress for coming under pressure from the JDU on...
  • RJD MP calls Lalu's conviction in fodder scam a big blow September 30, 2013

    Ranchi: Rashtriya Janata Dal MP Raghuvansh Prasad Singh on Monday termed party's supremo Lalu Prasad conviction in the fodder scam as a big blow to the RJD and said the party will fight till the end. "The conviction of Lalu Prasad is a big blow to the party. But we...
  • Bring back Lord Buddha's begging bowl from Afghanistan: RJD MP August 26, 2013

    A strong demand for bringing back the begging bowl of Lord Buddha from an Afghan museum and installing it at its "original" place at Vaishali in Bihar was made by RJD leader Raghuvansh Prasad Singh in Lok Sabha on Monday. Raising the issue during Zero Hour, he said the Buddha, who...
  • MPs denied first class AC seats, create ruckus December 7, 2011

    Chandauli(UP)/Delhi: Upset over not getting seats in AC first class coach, over 20 MPs from Bihar, who travelled to capital on Patna Rajdhani, lodged a protest with the Railway Minister, who on Wednesday ordered "strong action" against concerned official. The MPs had to travel in AC second class from Patna to...
  • RJD MP makes President Patil wait May 29, 2010

    Beijing/Luoyang: President Pratibha Patil's flight from Beijing to Luoyang was delayed by 20 minutes on Saturday as Lok Sabha MP Raghuvansh Prasad Singh arrived late to board the special Chinese aircraft. Singh, who is from the Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) party of Lalu Yadav, however, blamed mismanagement for the delay, saying...
  • RJD nominee Raghuvansh has land, house but no policy April 8, 2009

    Patna: Union Minister for Rural Development Raghuvansh Prasad Singh, the Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) nominee from Vaishali, has Rs 11,638 in his bank account and does not possess any insurance policy, share or bonds. In his affidavit to the returning officer of Vaishali, Singh said that he was in possession of...
  • This RJD MP walks the tough talk, lives up to Gandhi January 20, 2009

    New Delhi: Like most working days at the Rural Development department of the Union Government in Delhi, the staff is trying hard to keep pace with its minister. Meanwhile, the minister himself, Raghuvansh Prasad Singh is busy answering the new queries about the work in progress. This RJD MP from...
  • Union Minister's brother guilty of violating labour law December 25, 2007

    New Delhi: A few weeks after the IBN network aired a report on how children were being used to till land owned by Union Rural Development Minister Raghuvansh Prasad Singh's family, the Bihar Labour Commissioner has now held the minister's brother guilty of violating labour laws. While the minister had...
  • National Wipes: What's making news today December 11, 2007

    The Bengal police have sought judicial permission to dig up two more graves in Nandigram. A threemember team from Election Commission will visit of Himachal Pradesh on Wednesday to review the arrangements for the second phase of elections, for the remaining 65 Assembly seats. A day after CNNIBN exposed how...
  • Child labour lands Bihar Minister in trouble December 11, 2007

    Patna (Bihar): A day after CNNIBN exposed how Union Rural Development Minister, Raghuvansh Prasad Singh has been using children instead of oxen to plough his family's land, the Bihar administration has finally woken up and taken note of the extensive media reports. The District Magistrate of Vaishali has asked for a...
  • Kids, not oxen plough rural minister's farm land December 10, 2007

    Patna: This is the hard reality of rural India, 10yearolds replacing oxen to plough fields. The situation is so desperate that there is no dearth of human ploughs. In Sahpur village of Vaishali district, Bihar, small children are ploughing croplands belonging to Union Rural Development Minister, Raghuvansh Prasad Singh. The man who...
  • 'What does Aiyar know about the poor' May 23, 2007

    New Delhi: Angered by certain remarks of his cabinet colleague Panchayati Raj Minister Mani Shankar Aiyar, Raghuvansh Prasad Singh has bluntly questioned what Aiyer knew about the poor. "What does he (Aiyar) know about the poor," shot back the Union Rural Development Minister when asked at a press conference to comment...