RAJIV PRATAP RUDY

  • Budget session resumes, government to table controversial Land Bill today 5 days ago

    New Delhi: The controversial Land Bill issue is expected to generate much heat in Lok Sabha with the government deciding to table the new land ordinance on the very first day of the second half of Budget session on Monday. According to the schedule of business, Minister of State for Parliamentary...
  • Cabinet reshuffle likely soon, 3 Ministers of State may be elevated: sources April 4, 2015

    New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi is likely to go for a second round of Cabinet reshuffle early next week before he heads for Europe and Canada tour, sources said on Saturday. Three Ministers of State are likely to be elevated as Cabinet Ministers. Ministers of State Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi, Rajiv...
  • Cartoon of the day: Rahul Gandhi skips Budget session February 23, 2015

    Smarting under a series of electoral losses, Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi has decided to skip the ongoing Budget session. Rahul has taken leave from party work and won't be attending the session or even lead the party's agitation on the Land Acquisition Ordinance. ...
  • Rahul Gandhi skips Budget session, Congress says he's on leave, BJP mocks him for 'holidaying' February 23, 2015

    New Delhi: Smarting under a series of electoral losses, Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi has decided to skip the ongoing Budget session. Rahul has taken leave from party work and won't be attending the session or even lead the party's agitation on the Land Acquisition Ordinance. Even though Congress has given...
  • Nitish clearly felt threatened by Manjhi, says BJP leader Rajiv Pratap Rudy February 20, 2015

    "Manjhi should have been allowed to work. What made Nitish ask Manjhi to resign. Was he working better than him? Nitish very clearly felt threatened by Manjhi," said BJP leader Rajiv Pratap Rudy. ...
  • Delhi elections: BJP goes on the offensive against AAP chief Arvind Kejriwal, asks five questions January 29, 2015

    New Delhi: The BJP on Thursday asked five questions from Aam Aadmi Party's (AAP) chief ministerial candidate Arvind Kejriwal in the run up to the Delhi Assembly elections. The five questions asked by the BJP are: "Why did AAP compromise on principles for power? What happened to AAP's promise of acting...
  • Spend budgetary allocations evenly: PM Modi to ministries January 5, 2015

    New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday asked his Council of Ministers to ensure that the budgetary allocations for the respective ministries are spent evenly throughout the year and denounced the practice of utilising funds at the fag end of the financial year. A month before the beginning of the...
  • PM Modi asks MPs to be cautious as BJP plans 2,000 rallies in Delhi December 3, 2014

    New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi has asked party MPs to be cautious when making comments in public in the wake of controversial remarks by Minister of State for Food Processing Industries Sadhvi Niranjan Jyoti at a rally in Delhi which triggered an uproar in Parliament. The Bharatiya Janata Party has...
  • Maharashtra: BJP open to support from all parties except Congress November 11, 2014

    Mumbai: A day before the Bharatiya Janata Party heads for floor test in Maharashtra Assembly, party's state in-charge Rajiv Pratap Rudy on Tuesday said that it was open to support from all the parties except Congress for the state's development. "BJP welcomes support of all parties except Congress for development...
  • Bihar, UP, Bengal our focus states, says Rajiv Pratap Rudy November 11, 2014

    Lucknow: After BJP's historic win in assembly polls in Haryana and Maharashtra, Union Minister of State (Independent Charge) for Skill Development Rajiv Pratap Rudy on Monday said that focus now would be on Bihar, Uttar Pradesh, and West Bengal. "Bihar, Uttar Pradesh, and West Bengal are our focus states," Rudy...
  • Giriraj, Rudy, Ram Kripal Yadav from Bihar find berths in Union Council of Ministers November 9, 2014

    Bharatiya Janata Party MPs Rajiv Pratap Rudy and Ram Kripal Yadav are amongst the 21 ministers who were sworn-in on Sunday in the Union Council of Ministers. ...
  • Rajiv Pratap Rudy sworn in as Minister of State with Independent charge November 9, 2014

    New Delhi: A pilot-cum-politician, Rajiv Pratap Rudy returns to the Union Council of Ministers riding on BJP's success in the assembly polls in Maharastra after the articulate leader played a key role in the party's victory in the politically crucial state. The induction of Rudy, who had humbled RJD chief Lalu...
  • 21 new faces in Narendra Modi's ministry, unhappy Shiv Sena boycotts swearing-in ceremony November 9, 2014

    New Delhi: With 21 new faces inducted into Prime Minister Narendra Modi Council of Ministers on Sunday, the strength of his team now stands at 66. This is the first expansion since Modi took oath with 45 ministers on May 26. Among those inducted, four hold Cabinet berths, three are Ministers...
  • Cabinet expansion: New ministers to take oath at 1:30 pm November 9, 2014

    The expansion of Union Council of Ministers will happen today at 1:30 pm when the new ministers will take oath. ...
  • Cabinet expansion: PM hosts high tea for MPs ahead of oath ceremony November 9, 2014

    New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi is hosting a high tea at his residence for the MPs who will take oath as Union Council of Ministers on Sunday afternoon. Political bigwigs to the likes of Manohar Parrikar, Rajiv Pratap Rudy and Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi arrived at the PM's residence for the...
  • BJP MP Rajiv Pratap Rudy will take oath as Minister of State with independent charge: sources November 9, 2014

    New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi Council of Ministers will be expanded on Sunday as over 15 will take oath at around 1:30 pm at Rashtrapati Bhawan in the national capital. Sources say that Bharatiya Janata Party MP Rajiv Pratap Rudy will take oath as Minister of State with independent charge. Rudy...
  • Maharashtra will have a new CM by Tuesday evening: Rudy October 27, 2014

    Speaking on government formation in Maharashtra. state BJP in-charge Rajiv Pratap Rudy said, "After poll results it was clear BJP will form government in Maharashtra,by tomorrow evening will elect leader of BJP Legislature party." ...
  • Anti-BJP rhetoric shows Sena has lost the battle, says BJP October 7, 2014

    Mumbai: Shiv Sena's attack on BJP shows that the party founded by late Bal Thackeray has "lost the battle" ahead of the October 15 Maharashtra Assembly elections, senior BJP leader Rajiv Pratap Rudy said on Tuesday. "They (Sena) have lost track and are talking only about BJP," Rudy, BJP's Maharashtra affairs...
  • BJP will bring back one-party era with absolute majority: Rajiv Pratap Rudy September 30, 2014

    Nagpur: The BJP will get absolute majority by winning more than 180 seats in upcoming Assembly elections in Maharashtra and install a first single-party government after a span of 25 years, senior BJP leader Rajiv Pratap Rudy said on Tuesday. "For the first time after a long spell of 25 years,...
  • Political upheavel in Maharashtra, BJP ends alliance with Shiv Sena, NCP dumps Congress September 25, 2014

    Mumbai: In a massive upheavel in the Maharashtra politics, the Bharatiya Janata Party ended its 25-year-old alliance with the Shiv Sena while the Nationalist Congress Party called off its ties with the Congress. The NCP, which had been in an alliance with the Congress for 15-years, declared that Deputy Chief...
  • BJP scales down its demand for seats in Maharashtra September 22, 2014

    New Delhi: BJP President Amit Shah on Monday stepped in to try and salvage the alliance with Shiv Sena for Maharashtra assembly elections as the party scaled down on its demand for 135 seats, saying it is prepared for five less and even accept "the worst possible seats". Shah spoke to...
  • BJP may contest all seats in Maharashtra, says Rajiv Pratap Rudy September 22, 2014

    New Delhi: Not relenting on seat sharing in Maharashtra, BJP on Monday said that it would fight in all the 288 assembly seats if it is "compelled" to part ways with Shiv Sena, its ally of 25 years. The statement from Rajiv Pratap Rudy, BJP's General Secretary in charge of Maharashtra,...
  • Maharashtra polls: BJP keen on maintaining alliance with Sena, says Rudy September 22, 2014

    BJP President Amit Shah on Monday called up Shiv Sena chief Uddhav Thackeray and urged him not to break the 25yearold alliance. Senior BJP leader Rajiv Pratap Rudy said, "Party president Amit Shah wants this alliance to continue. We are not talking about contesting polls alone." ...
  • Maharashtra CM post to be decided after polls, says BJP September 14, 2014

    Pune: Tension within the Shiv SenaBJP alliance over seat sharing for upcoming Maharashtra assembly polls became perceptible with BJP today disapproving Sena chief Uddhav Thackeray's statement that in the event of a saffron victory, the top post would go to Shiv Sena and that he was not averse to assuming...
  • Saharanpur clash: Curfew eased, supplies run short before Eid July 28, 2014

    As the situation improved in the violencehit Saharanpur in Uttar Pradesh on Monday, curfew has been relaxed for four hours in the old town areas to allow people to buy their daily need items from markets which were directed to remain open. Reacting to the incident, BJP MP Rajiv Pratap...
  • US NSA spied BJP: Rajiv Pratap Rudy says need to verify reports first July 1, 2014

    Reacting to US National Security Agency's documents on spying upon six nonUS political parties and another 193 foreign governments, BJP MP Rajiv Pratap Rudy said that the government need to verify reports first and MEA will address the matter. ...
  • All angles will be considered during probe in derailment: Gowda June 25, 2014

    The sabotage angle and its denial in the derailment of the New DelhiDibrugarh Rajdhani Express in Bihar would both be considered during the probe, Railway minister Sadananda Gowda said on Wednesday. The Commissioner of Railway Safety, Eastern Circle was entrusted with the inquiry into the accident at the Goldenganj station in...
  • The area is Naxal affected, but no confirmation on the cause of train derailment: Rudy June 25, 2014

    The DelhiDibrugarh Rajdhani Express got derailed on Wednesday, leaving four people dead and eight injured. The accident took place at Golden Ganj near Chhapra in Bihar. Chhapra MP Rajiv Pratap Rudy said that while a sabotage by the Naxals is not being ruled out, one must for the investigation to...
  • 'Pride comes before fall', Congress tells BJP June 10, 2014

    New Delhi: The Congress on Tuesday reacted strongly to a jibe by the BJP that it had been reduced to the status of a "regional party", asking the ruling party to wear victory with humility and warning that "pride comes before the fall". "The biggest thing which political history teaches us...
  • We may be 44 in LS, but the Pandavas will never be intimidated by a 100 Kauravas: Mallikarjun Kharge to BJP June 10, 2014

    New Delhi: Congress leader Mallikarjun Kharge on Tuesday countered Bharatiya Janata Party leader Rajiv Pratap Rudy's jibes at the party with an example from the mythological book Mahabharata. Concluding his speech during the discussion on the President's speech in the Lok Sabha, Kharge said, "We may be 44 in Lok...