UP GOVERNOR

  • Those who steal electricity should be beaten with shoes: UP Governor December 6, 2014

    Lucknow: UP Governor Ram Naik has sparked off a row after he made strong comments against those who indulge in power theft. After his comment that power thieves should be hanged drew flak, a defiant Naik now has said that they should be beaten in public with shoes. "I had earlier...
  • Political appointees should resign with change of government: UP Governor Ram Naik August 8, 2014

    UP Governor Ram Naik, who on Friday took additional charge of Rajasthan, said political appointees keeping in mind the tradition, should resign voluntarily withthe change of government. Replying to a question on whether Governors should resign in such cases, Naik said there has been a tradition in the country of "proactive...
  • Even gods can't prevent rape incidents: UP Governor July 21, 2014

    Lucknow: Adding to the volley of irresponsible remarks made on crime against women, Uttar Pradesh Governor Aziz Qureshi on Monday said that even gods could not prevent rape incidents. Qureshi, who took additional charge as the UP Governor recently, said, "Even god can't prevent rapes there should not be politics over...
  • Have accepted BJP's proposal for UP Governor's post: Ram Naik July 13, 2014

    Mumbai: Veteran BJP leader Ram Naik on Sunday said that the party leadership had approached him to accept the post of Governor of Uttar Pradesh, to which he agreed. "I was asked by my party to accept the position of the Governor of UP and I said yes. It is a...
  • UP Governor to meet public regularly, BJP questions move June 24, 2014

    The newlyappointed Governor of Uttar Pradesh, Aziz Qureshi, has decide to meet the general public regularly, a move which has been questioned by BJP. "Dr Qureshi will be available for general public at Raj Bhawan between 11 am to 1 pm daily (excluding holidays)," said an official release in Lucknow on...
  • Former UP Governor, foreign secretary Romesh Bhandari passes away September 8, 2013

    Former UP Governor and ex-foreign secretary Romesh Bhandari died in New Delhi on Saturday night after a prolonged illness. He was 85. Bhandari is survived by his wife and daughter. Family sources said he was suffering from pancreatic cancer and was admitted to Medanta Hospital in Gurgaon for the last three...
  • UP govt promises development, not stones and statues May 28, 2012

    Lucknow: Slamming the last fiveyear"jungle raj" as unparallelled in the history of the country when the people got nothing but stones, statues and memorials, UP governor BL Joshi on Monday said the new government has formulated an agenda of development for the state. "Owing to political degradation, several incidents took place...
  • 'Cong purchased Maya for Prez polls' June 7, 2007

    New Delhi: Did the UP Governor's refusal of permission to the CBI to prosecute Chief Minister Mayawati in the Taj Heritage corridor case have any links with the Presidential polls? At least two major political parties of the state expressed this suspicion on Wednesday, with the BJP stating in no unclear...