Rajeev Shukla

  • Green Park to host only Test matches: Rajeev Shukla 4 days ago

    Kanpur: Uttar Pradesh Cricket Association (UPCA) secretary Rajeev Shukla on Wednesday said that new stadium will be built in the state to host IPL and limited-over matches while Green Park will be used solely as a Test venue. "To host big tournaments like the IPL, a city should have at least...
  • BJP using language of arrogance, says Rajeev Shukla August 9, 2014

    Senior Congress leader Rajeev Shukla hit out at BJP's new President Amit Shah and said that this was the language of arrogance. "I think this is the language of arrogance. In a democracy it happens that parties come and go. For someone to say that he will eliminate the Congress...
  • Sachin Tendulkar has lowest attendance in Parliament, MPs question his nomination August 6, 2014

    Sachin Tendulkar received criticism from Rajeev Shukla, an exIPL chief and Congress spokesperson. Shukla, on Monday criticised the cricketer over his poor attendance at the Upper House of the Parliament. ...
  • MP Sachin Tendulkar fails to attend even a single Parliament session this year, criticised August 6, 2014

    New Delhi: Cricket legend and Rajya Sabha MP Sachin Tendulkar has come under unlikely criticism for not attending a single session of Paliament this year. Senior Congress leader Rajeev Shukla questioned the point behind Tendulkar's nomination to the Upper House saying if he was not going to attend it. Shukla...
  • Denying Congress LoP post unjust: Rajeev Shukla July 26, 2014

    Mumbai: Amid indications that Congress may not get the Leader of Opposition's post in Lok Sabha, senior party leader Rajeev Shukla on Saturday said it would amount to "injustice" and go against the "spirit" of the Supreme Court judgement. "Why should Congress stop talking about Leader of Opposition's post. This is...
  • BSF security personnel gun down Pakistani intruder in Kashmir July 23, 2014

    Srinagar: The Indian security forces on Tuesday gunned down a Pakistani intruder in Kashmir. The Border Security Force (BSF) shot the intruder in the Kathua district when he tried to cross the international border. The development came after the Pakistani forces violated ceasefire and killed an Indian jawan in Akhnoor on...
  • Injustice will be done if Congress not given main Opposition status: Rajeev Shukla June 11, 2014

    Congress leader Rajeev Shukla on Wednesday said, "Speaker should show magnanimity and give it (Leader of Opposition) to us otherwise great injustice will be done." ...
  • Crucial BCCI meet to find new pathway in IPL spot-fixing case April 19, 2014

    Mumbai: The Cricket Board's all-powerful Working Committee is to meet in Mumbai on Sunday afternoon at its headquarters to find a pathway to satisfy the latest directive of the Supreme Court in the case related to corruption in last year's IPL. The apex court, while turning down N Srinivasan's fresh plea...
  • Modi owes explanation to country, especially women: Shukla April 11, 2014

    Criticising Narendra Modi for not acknowledging his marital status for so long, senior Congress leader Rajeev Shukla, on Friday, said it is a matter related to the honour of a woman for which the BJP's prime ministerial candidate owes an explanation to the country, especially women. "This is a matter related...
  • IPL spot-fixing: BCCI grants extra time to Ajit Chandila to submit written reply March 5, 2014

    The BCCI disciplinary committee has given former Rajasthan Royals off-spinner Ajit Chandila time till March 12 to submit his written reply after the Board's Anti-Corruption Unit chief Ravi Sawani has found him guilty of spot-fixing during last year's IPL. Chandila appeared before the BCCI disciplinary committee, comprising president N Srinivasan, Rajeev...
  • Check infighting in your party first: Rajeev Shukla tells BJP February 22, 2014

    Congress leader and Union Minister Rajeev Shukla on Saturday hit back at BJP for its jibe at Rahul Gandhi saying that it should check the indifferences within its own party. ...
  • 576 million Aadhaar cards issued February 19, 2014

    New Delhi: A total of 576.16 million Aadhaar cards have been issued till January 31, with Maharashtra topping the list with 82.99 million beneficiaries, the government informed the Lok Sabha on Wednesday. Andhra Pradesh (79.06 million) and Tamil Nadu (44.33 million) were placed in the second and third spots, Minister of...
  • IPL auction will be held as scheduled: Rajeev Shukla February 10, 2014

    New Delhi: The BCCI said that the IPL auction will go ahead as scheduled despite the Mudgal Committee report finding the involvement of Chennai Super Kings Team Principal Gurunath Meiyappan in betting during the IPL matches. The Justice Mukul Mudgal Committee on Monday submitted its report on the IPL spotfixing allegations,...
  • No change in government policy in reservation on caste: Rajeev Shukla February 5, 2014

    Parliamentary Affairs Minister Rajeev Shukla said that there is no such proposal from the government over reservation on the basis of caste. "We will continue with existing reservation," he said. ...
  • Harsh Vardhan hits back at AAP, calls it desperate February 3, 2014

    While BJP leader Harsh Vardhan hit back at Aam Aadmi Party for claiming that the former was trying to bribe AAP MLAs to topple Delhi government, Union Minister and Congress leader Rajeev Shukla said that it was too early to order a probe into the allegations. ...
  • 'Congress governments have pioneered economic reforms in the country' January 26, 2014

    Minister of State for Parliamentary Affairs Rajeev Shukla asserted that economic reforms have only been implemented under Congress governments. He said that under Manmohan Singh's leadership, the government delivered a growth rate of over 9 per cent. Shukla also claimed that the fact was even admitted by leader of Opposition...
  • No one can challenge the Gandhi family in Amethi: Rajeev Shukla January 12, 2014

    Congress leader Rajeev Shukla reacted strongly to AAP leader Kumar Vishwas' comments on Congress vice president Rahul Gandhi and said that the Gandhi family has served the people of Amethi and that no one can challenge them there. ...
  • Mumbai: Rajeev Shukla courts controversy over plots, offers to return them December 11, 2013

    Mumbai: Union MoS Parliamentary Affairs and Planning Rajeev Shukla has been forced to return two plots in Mumbai's Andheri area which were allotted to his firm after a controversy broke out over their allotment to a society co-founded by him to start a school. The irregularities in allotting the land...
  • Rajeev Shukla offers to return land allotted in Mumbai December 11, 2013

    New Delhi: Union MoS Parliamentary Affairs and Planning Rajeev Shukla has written to Maharashtra Chief Minister Prithviraj Chavan offering to return two plots in Andheri allotted to his firm after a controversy broke out over their allotment to a society co-founded by him to start a school. Shukla claims he sent...
  • Congress criticises Modi for remark on Sonia's health November 17, 2013

    Congress, on Sunday, decried Narendra Modi's remarks on Sonia Gandhi's health at a recent rally, saying it had never ridiculed BJP leader Atal Bihar Vajpayee, who has been ailing for a long time. Union Minister Rajeev Shukla said Modi's language had changed since he was named the BJP's Prime Ministerial candidate,...
  • Sachin was against Ganguly removing shirt to celebrate win: Shukla November 13, 2013

    BCCI Vice President Rajeev Shukla was full of praise for Sachin Tendulkar and how he held the Indian team together, but his anecdotes were all seemingly at the expense of former India captain Sourav Ganguly. Shukla said had it not been for Tendulkar, most of the players would have taken...
  • Sachin in Parliament because of Sonia Gandhi, says Rajeev Shukla November 12, 2013

    Congress President Sonia Gandhi had recommended Sachin Tendulkar's name for nomination to Rajya Sabha, according to BCCI Vice-President Rajeev Shukla, who also hinted that the government may consider conferring the prestigious 'Bharat Ratna' on the iconic cricketer after his retirement. Tendulkar became India's first active sportsperson to become a member of...
  • India rejects IMF projections on economic growth October 9, 2013

    New Delhi: India on Wednesday rejected IMF's growth projections of 3.75 per cent for the current fiscal as "pessimistic", saying that the economy is turning around and the GDP expansion will exceed 5 per cent. "I reject the IMF numbers. The Indian economy is seeing turnaround both in terms of growth...
  • As per SC directive, Srinivasan won't assume charge: Rajeev Shukla September 29, 2013

    Chennai: The newly appointed BCCI vice-president Rajeev Shukla on Sunday said that N Srinivasan "wouldn't assume charge as per Supreme Court directive" and the Tamil Nadu strongman has made it clear to the members of the board. "He (Srinivasan) has made it very clear that elections have taken place. He (Srinivasan)...
  • Bill in winter session to give legal status to Aadhaar: Govt September 24, 2013

    The government will push for passage of a long-pending bill to provide statutory status to the Unique Identification Authority of India (UIDAI) in the winter session of Parliament. "We will bring the National Identification Authority of India Bill 2010 in Parliament during the forthcoming winter session for discussion and passage," Planning...
  • BCCI denies report of Patil telling Tendulkar to retire September 18, 2013

    New Delhi: The Indian Cricket Board (BCCI) on Wednesday denied reports that chief selector Sandeep Patil has told veteran batsman Sachin Tendulkar to consider his future after playing his 200th Test during the two-match series against the West Indies in November. "There is no truth in the report. We have spoken...
  • Modi only criticises government, no actions to back himself: Congress September 15, 2013

    Congress leader Rajiv Shukla hit out at Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi for his Haryana rally saying he only criticises the government. He said, "Modi's speech today made me laugh. He can only criticise the government and has no actions to back back himself. He is constantly criticising the government." ...
  • BJP not sure if Narendra Modi is their leader or not: Rajeev Shukla September 6, 2013

    Congress leader Rajeev Shukla hit out at the BJP saying they are themselves not sure if Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi is their leader or not. "There are difference of opinions within the BJP. They themselves are not sure if Narendra Modi is their leader or not," says Shukla. ...
  • Coal scam: Missing files block CBI probe, Opposition alleges cover up August 19, 2013

    New Delhi: The coal scam continues to haunt the government as crucial files required by the CBI have gone missing from the records. Sources tell CNN-IBN that the CBI's repeated letters to the Coal Ministry have failed to get a response. According to the sources, the missing Coal Ministry files have...
  • Won't take IPL chairman's post next year: Rajeev Shukla August 10, 2013

    The BCCI may not have accepted his resignation but Rajeev Shukla on Saturday said he would not (rpt) not take up the IPL Chairman's post next year. Talking to PTI during a function in Jaipur, Shukla, who resigned from the post in the wake of the spot-fixing scandal, said Board's...