Sriprakash Jaiswal

  • Can't be held responsible for decisions taken by government, says former coal secretary 2 days ago

    New Delhi: As Supreme Court termed all the coal block allocation from 1993 onwards as illegal, all eyes are on at the ministers and officials who were at the helm during this period. While former Coal Minister Sriprakash Jaiswal refused to comment on the latest court ruling in the coal scam,...
  • Sriprakash Jaiswal leads protest march against power cuts May 29, 2014

    Former coal minister Sriprakash Jaiswal on Wednesday led a protest march against unscheduled power cuts in the city. Jaiswal, along with Congress activists, took a march from Shani temple square in the city to the residence of Divisional Commissioner Mohd Iftikharuddin, where they submitted a memorandum, demanding uninterrupted power supply in...
  • Will take to streets if inflation is not brought down: Sriprakash Jaiswal May 19, 2014

    Former Union Minister Sriprakash Jaiswal on Sunday said that if the NDA government did not bring down inflation, as promised in its manifesto, within three months, Congress would take to the streets. Speaking to reporters in Kanpur, Jaiswal said Congress had lost the election, but "has not lost courage. The NDA is...
  • Will take to the streets if NDA fails to bring down inflation: Congress May 19, 2014

    Kanpur: Former Union Minister Sriprakash Jaiswal on Sunday said that if the NDA government did not bring down inflation, as promised in its manifesto, within three months, Congress would take to the streets. Speaking to reporters in Kanpur, Jaiswal said Congress had lost the election, but "has not lost courage. The...
  • Congress is soul of the country, can't be wiped out: Sriprakash Jaiswal April 3, 2014

    Union minister Sriprakash Jaiswal on Thursday said those who have given the slogan of a "Congress-free India" were unaware of the fact that it was not just a political party, but the soul of the country. While inaugurating the central election office of party candidate from Lucknow Lok Sabha seat Rita...
  • Cabinet may take up coal regulator proposal on Thursday February 19, 2014

    New Delhi: The Cabinet is expected to consider on Thursday the proposal for setting up a regulator for the coal sector through an executive order. "The Cabinet may tomorrow consider the proposal to set up coal regulator through an executive order," said a source. Coal Minister Sriprakash Jaiswal had earlier informed...
  • Nothing new in Modi's 'Chai pe Charcha', says Sriprakash Jaiswal February 14, 2014

    Indore: Union Minister Sriprakash Jaiswal on Friday said there was nothing novel about BJP's Prime Ministerial candidate Narendra Modi's 'Chai pe Charcha' programme. "There is a tradition in the country to indulge in discussion over a cup of tea in every nook and corner, in fact it has become a...
  • LS polls: Cartoonist Aseem Trivedi set to challenge Jaiswal on AAP ticket February 3, 2014

    Kanpur: Riding high on its outstanding performance in Delhi elections, the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) is likely to field cartoonist-turned-activist Aseem Trivedi from Kanpur Lok Sabha constituency against Congress' Sriprakash Jaiswal and Samajwadi Party's candidate Raju Srivastava. "Yes, talks are on with the AAP leaders pertaining to Lok Sabha ticket from...
  • Panel on coal linkages to meet on February 19 February 2, 2014

    New Delhi: An inter-ministerial panel will meet on February 19 to review the status of existing coal supply arrangements to the power and other sectors. "The meeting of the Standing Linkage Committee (Long-Term) for power/sponge/cement to review the status of existing coal linkages/letters of assurance and other related matters will...
  • Sriprakash Jaiswal to send notice to Kejriwal on corruption allegations February 1, 2014

    A day after Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal named him in a list of corrupt politicians, Coal Minister Sriprakash Jaiswal on Saturday hit out at him saying he did not need any certificate from any leader or party on probity. Jaiswal said he would send a notice to Kejriwal over the...
  • Ready to contest polls against Sriprakash Jaiswal: Kalraj Mishra December 19, 2013

    BJP leader Kalraj Mishra on Wednesday said if given an opportunity by his party, he was ready to contest against Coal minister and Congress MP Sriprakash Jaiswal at the Kanpur Lok Sabha seat in the 2014 general elections. "On the directions of party high command, I am willing to contest from any seat but if...
  • CIL stake sale likely this year: Sriprakash Jaiswal October 28, 2013

    The five per cent stake sale in state miner Coal India (CIL) is likely to take place by the end of this year, Coal Minister Sriprakash Jaiswal said on Monday. 'It is likely that it (Coal India stake sale) may happen either in November or December,' Jaiswal told media persons in...
  • Former coal secretary PC Parakh is 'Sheikh Chilli', says Coal Minister October 23, 2013

    Reacting to former coal secretary PC Parakh's allegations on Prime Minister Manmohan Singh over the coal scam, Coal Minister Sriprakash Jaiswal, on Tuesday, said Parakh is a 'Sheikh Chilli,' or daydreamer. "Sheikh chilliyon ke dwara diye gaye kisi bayan par koi comment hum nahi karna chahte (I do not want to comment...
  • Coal scam: File notings in crucial deal missing September 4, 2013

    Coal Minister Sri Prakash Jaiswal has made a clear distinction between the number of coal files and documents that are missing in his reply to a query made in Parliament on September 2. He said that among the documents that have gone missing are file notings that trail the movement...
  • Coal scam: Wrong to classify any file as 'missing', says Jaiswal August 23, 2013

    New Delhi: The 'missing coalgate files' continues to be a burning issue in Parliament. Coal Minister Sriprakash Jaiswal in a statement in the Rajya Sabha on Friday, said that copies of 497 files have been handed over to the CBI but 7 files are still missing from the records. The Coal...
  • Protests in Rajya Sabha over missing coal files August 22, 2013

    The issue of missing crucial files connected to the illegal allocation of coals blocks has been disrupting Parliament proceedings of the Monsoon Session. ...
  • 7 days left for UPA to pass Food Security Bill in Parliament August 22, 2013

    New Delhi: Time is running out for the United Progessive Alliance government to get its Chairperson Sonia Gandhi's pet project - the Food Security Bill - to be passed in Parliament. Only seven working are left for the Monsoon Session to end and two previous attempts to debate the bill...
  • Coal scam: Efforts on to trace missing files; will be found, says Narayanasamy August 21, 2013

    Hitting out at BJP for stalling Parliament over missing coal block allocation files, Union Minister V Narayanasamy on Wednesday said government was making efforts to trace them and they will be found. "It is not the case of missing files. The files need to be traced. The (Coal) Ministry has to...
  • BJP targets government over missing coalgate files August 20, 2013

    The government was once again cornered by the BJP-led Opposition over the missing coalgate files in Parliament on Tuesday. The BJP demanded a statement from the PM alleging that the files had been deliberately made to disappear to destroy evidence. The Congress was quick to hit back, saying files from...
  • BJP ups the ante against PM over missing coal files, stalls Food Bill August 20, 2013

    New Delhi: On a day when the Congress was hoping to get the Food Security Bill passed in the Lok Sabha, the BJP stepped up its attack on Prime Minister Manmohan Singh over the missing files in the coal scam. The BJP stalled both Houses of Parliament demanding that the...
  • Opposition set to take on UPA in Parliament over missing coal files August 19, 2013

    New Delhi: The Bharatiya Janata Party is set to raise the issue of coalgate with the government admitting that some crucial files related to coal block allocations have gone missing. The Opposition has alleged that the government is trying to hide facts. "As far as coalgate is concerned, the government's intention...
  • Coalgate scam: Some files are missing, admits minister Sriprakash Jaiswal August 17, 2013

    In a new twist, Coal Minister Sriprakash Jaiswal on Saturday admitted that some files related to the coal block allocation scam are missing, remarks that drew attack from opposition parties. "It is true that some files from 1993 to 2004 are missing. Attempts are on, we are in touch with CMPDIL,...
  • Coal scam: Govt admits a few files are missing, Oppn alleges cover up August 17, 2013

    New Delhi: Coal Minister Sriprakash Jaiswal on Saturday admitted that some files related to the coal blocks allocation scam have gone missing. The minister said the files between 1993 and 2004 are missing. "768 files have been submitted to the Coal Ministry. It is true that some files are missing. We...
  • Sonia, Rahul are PM-makers: Sriprakash Jaiswal August 11, 2013

    Congress President Sonia Gandhi and Vice-President Rahul Gandhi are used to making prime ministers where other leaders spend their time trying to stake a claim to the coveted post, party MP and Union Coal Minister Sriprakash Jaiswal said on Sunday. "Sonia and Rahul make prime ministers... the politics of Rahul begins...
  • TN: Neyveli Lignite workers to strike against divestment today July 3, 2013

    Chennai: The trade unions of the Neyveli Lignite Corporation will go on an indefinite strike on Wednesday. The indefinite strike has been called to protest the Centre's decision to disinvest a five per cent stake in the company. The All India Anna Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (AIADMK) on Tuesday organised State-wide...
  • Coal scam: 'Strict action against those found guilty' June 11, 2013

    New Delhi: Amid CBI booking Congress MP Naveen Jindal and former Minister of State for Coal Dasari Narayan Rao in a fresh FIR in coal scam, Coal Minister Sriprakash Jaiswal on Tuesday said that strict action would be initiated against all those found guilty of wrongdoings. "We have forwarded to...
  • Govt may regulate coal industry to improve supply May 29, 2013

    New Delhi: A ministerial group approved a draft bill on Wednesday to set up a coal regulator, the Coal Minister said, in a step towards better supervision of a sector that is the nation's main source of energy but is riddled with corruption and supply bottlenecks. Coal Minister Sriprakash Jaiswal did...
  • Watch: A cautious Coal Minister says 'no comments' to every question on coal scam April 30, 2013

    Coal Minister Sriprakash Jaiswal was extremely cautious when CNN-IBN probed him on the coal scam. ...
  • Scindia to meet Sriprakash Jaiswal to discuss coal issues April 17, 2013

    New Delhi: Power Minister Jyotiraditya Scindia and Coal Minister Sriprakash Jaiswal will meet on Thursday to discuss a host of issues, including environment related matters concerning the two sectors and the quality of fuel being supplied. "We have identified four-five issues related to environment (clearance), which we will discuss with...
  • Prashant Bhushan moves SC seeking SIT probe into the coal scam April 15, 2013

    New Delhi: Aam Admi Party member and lawyer Prashant Bhushan has moved the Supreme Court seeking an investigation into the coal scam by the Special Investigation Team (SIT). In his plea to the Supreme Court, Bhushan has also asked the court to look into the allegations of governmental interference in...