Veerappa Moily

  • Moily comes out in Rahul's defence, says he was and will be our leader Yesterday

    New Delhi: Even as the voices of dissent are out in the open against Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi, former Union minister and senior party leader Veerappa Moily defended him saying, "Rahul was and will remain our leader." There has been a crisis within the Congress with cadres pointing fingers at...
  • Congress denunciates Lok Sabha Speaker over LoP issue Yesterday

    New Delhi: The Indian National Congress is busy mounting pressure on the Lok Sabha Speaker over the Leader of Opposition (LoP) issue. Senior Congress leader Veerappa Moily on Tuesday said, "How can the government manage the next five years without a LoP? It is an embarrassment to the Speaker and...
  • Katju's charge of corruption in judiciary leads to a row and uproar 2 days ago

    New Delhi: Press Council of India Chairman and former Supreme Court judge Justice Markandey Katju's shocking allegations of corruption in the judiciary has led to a storm. Former CJI Justice RC Lahoti said, "Everything is a matter of record. Whatever I have done or not done is all on...
  • Discussion on euthanasia extremely essential, says Veerappa Moily 6 days ago

    The debate on passive euthanasia has been reignited after the Supreme Court issued a notice to all states on a plea for legalising euthanasia. The petition, filed by NGO Common Cause, says a person declared medically vegetative should be allowed to sign away his right to live by withdrawing artificial...
  • BJP government failed to deliver its poll promises: Veerappa Moily July 7, 2014

    Former Union minister Veerappa Moily on Monday said that the main issue is not about letting the house function, but rising inflation. In an interview to CNN-IBN, Moily said, "BJP government came to power on promise of tackling inflation, governance and removal of corruption but it has failed to deliver...
  • Congress takes its protests against price rise to the streets July 7, 2014

    New Delhi: The NDA government is facing the heat not just in the Parliament but even outside since the Congress has now taken its protests against price rise to the streets. Congress workers held protests in Jantar Mantar slamming the government over inflation and rising prices. The party also held...
  • Congress divided over Sonia, Rahul for the Leader of Opposition post June 2, 2014

    New Delhi: There is more dissent within the Congress over who should be the Leader of the Opposition, according to sources. Senior leaders like Satyavrat Chaturvedi feel that Congress President Sonia Gandhi should occupy the post, say sources. However, sources say that young leaders feel that party Vice-President Rahul Gandhi should...
  • Indian Youth Congress urges Rahul to be Leader of Opposition in LS May 29, 2014

    New Delhi: A strong demand for Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi to take the role of the Leader of Opposition in Lok Sabha was on Wednesday made at a meeting of Indian Youth Congress (IYC). "Youth Congress leaders want Rahulji should be Leader of Opposition. Demand raised before leadership at...
  • Modi must remember India is a Parliamentary democracy: Moily May 17, 2014

    This is what ex-Oil Minister Veerappa Moily said when we asked what advice he would like to give Narendra Modi, India's PM-in-waiting. ...
  • Congress needs to learn a lesson from this defeat: Veerappa Moily May 16, 2014

    Senior Congress leader M Veerappa Moily said that the party needs to learn a lesson from this defeat. In an interview to IBN18 Editor-in-Chief Rajdeep Sardesai Moily also said that they have always been proud of the leadershp in the Congress party. ...
  • HC stays action against Moily, Ambani in KG gas pricing case May 9, 2014

    New Delhi: The Delhi High Court on Friday stayed action against Union Minister Veerappa Moily and industrialist Mukesh Ambani on an FIR filed by former Delhi chief minister Arvind Kejriwal in the KG basin gas pricing case. The Anti-Corruption Bureau of the Delhi government had registered the FIR under sections dealing...
  • Gurudas Dasgupta, Veerappa Moily lock horns over gas pricing May 2, 2014

    New Delhi: The war of words continues between Petroleum Minister Veerappa Moily and CPI leader Gurudas Dasgupta on the decision to hike gas prices. Gurudas hit out at Moily, after he accused him of carrying out a malicious campaign, saying the Petroleum Minister has violated the norms. "Moily is trying...
  • Fight is against perception that big companies do deals with government: Montek April 20, 2014

    The biggest challenge on policy front is the fight against the perception that a small number of big corporations do cozy deals with the government, Planning Commission Deputy Chairman Montek Singh Ahulwalia has said. He also said the new government after elections will get a considerable time during which whatever initiatives it wants to take will not...
  • LS polls: Karnataka's six former CMs in election fray April 1, 2014

    Six former chief ministers of Karnataka, including one who was prime minister for 10 months, are in the fray for the Lok Sabha seats from the state - a record of sorts. Of them, two each are from the Congress (M Veerappa Moily and N Dharam Singh), the BJP (BS Yeddyurappa...
  • Modi an 'untouchable' among BJP allies, says Moily March 25, 2014

    Bangalore: Launching an attack on Bharatiya Janata Party Prime Ministerial candidate, Congress leader M Veerappa Moily on Tuesday said Narendra Modi will not become the Prime Minister because he has become an "untouchable" for BJP allies and an "autocrat" within BJP. "Modi will not become prime minister. The manner in...
  • Former Karnataka CM HD Kumaraswamy to take on Moily in Chikkaballapur March 25, 2014

    Bengaluru: Looking for new ground after suffering major losses in the by-elections in 2013, the Janata Dal Secular has decided to field former chief minister H D Kumaraswamy in the Chikkaballapur Lok Sabha constituency against Union Petroleum and Environment Minister M Veerappa Moily. The JDS sources say Kumaraswamy will be...
  • Kejriwal's charges on gas price hike are baseless: Veerappa Moily March 24, 2014

    With the Model Code of Conduct in force, the Election Commission on Monday sought details from the Centre regarding gas price hikes. The EC asked whether the Petroleum Ministry wanted permission to fix prices or would notify terms and conditions for it. The EC notice comes after the Aam Aadmi...
  • HD Kumaraswamy to take on Veerappa Moily in Chikballapur March 18, 2014

    Bangalore: The electoral battle is getting tougher for Union Petroleum and Environment Minister M Veerappa Moily in Chikballapur Lok Sabha seat. According to local media reports and the JDS sources former chief minister and the JDS stalwart HD Kumaraswamy has decided to take on Moily in the elections. Earlier, he...
  • Kejriwal campaigns against Moily in his home turf March 16, 2014

    Taking his battle against Union Petroleum Minister M Veerappa Moily to his constituency, Aam Aadmi Party leader Arvind Kejriwal on Sunday accused him of having joined hands with RIL chief Mukesh Ambani and asked people to reject him in the Lok Sabha polls. Addressing a rally after his roadshow in Chikkaballapur...
  • LS polls: Kejriwal to hold another roadshow in Karnataka on Sunday March 16, 2014

    Bangalore: Jostling for political space in Karnataka ahead of the 2014 Lok Sabha elections, Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) leader Arvind Kejriwal will hold a roadshow in Chikkballapur, about 59 kilometres from Bangalore, where Union Minister M Veerappa Moily is contesting. The AAP leader will conclude his two-day Karnataka visit on Sunday...
  • News 360: Congress renominates Pawan Bansal from Chandigarh for LS polls March 13, 2014

    The Congress on Thursday came out with its second list of candidates for the Lok Sabha elections. Of the 71 candidates named in the new list, the Congress has given tickets to 'tainted' leaders like former Railway Minister Pawan Kumar Bansal, Veerappa Moily and Subodh Kant Sahay. ...
  • LS polls: Congress clears Pawan Bansal, may not field Kalmadi, wife March 13, 2014

    New Delhi: The Congress is set to come up with the second list of Lok Sabha candidates on Thursday after the party's Central Election Committee met in the national capital earlier in the day. According to sources, the names of Union Minister Veerappa Moily and Former Railway Minister Pawan Bansal have...
  • Moily not ready to contest from Chikballapur? Seat may go to Chiranjeevi March 10, 2014

    Bangalore: When the Congress high command released its first list of candidates on Saturday evening, it had the names of all sitting MPs from Karnataka except Petroleum minister M Veerappa Moily. Moily is a sitting MP from Chikballapur, 50 kilometres north of Bangalore. The minute after the Congress list was announced,...
  • Moily cancels events after poll announcement March 5, 2014

    Oil Minister M Veerappa Moily was on Wednesday forced to cancel three events in his home state of Karnataka after the model code of conduct came into force with the announcement of the Lok Sabha poll schedule. Moily was to inaugurate the nation's first strategic oil storage at Mangalore, which was...
  • India @ 9 with Rajdeep Sardesai February 24, 2014

    Catch the day's top stories with Rajdeep Sardesai on India @ 9. ...
  • News 360: Big blow to Lalu Prasad, alliance with LJP in doldrums February 24, 2014

    Even as reports of a split in the Rashtriya Janata Dal in Bihar surfaced with 13 of its MLAs quitting the party, six of them denied having ditched Lalu Prasad. On the other hand, Ram Vilas Paswan's Lok Janshakti Party has decided to cement alliance with the Bharatiya Janata Party. ...
  • Veerappa Moily writes to PM, justifies RIL's high gas rates February 24, 2014

    New Delhi: Oil Minister Veerappa Moily has justified the high gas rates that Reliance Industries Limited is charging the government for CNG. Moily wrote to the Prime Minister saying that gas fields will not be available if the prices are lowered. Moily's response came hours after the Aam Aadmi Party wrote...
  • Moily's son eyes Mangalore LS seat, veteran Poojary opposes primary February 20, 2014

    Bangalore: The attempt by the Congress to bring in some internal democracy by holding the US-model primaries to choose suitable candidates has run into quite a bit of controversy. The primaries are likely in 14 Lok Sabha constituencies on a pilot basis - two of them in Karnataka. At stake...
  • Government to push Rs 46000 crore mission to increase forest cover February 20, 2014

    New Delhi: Ahead of the Lok Sabha polls, the UPA government has decided to push a Rs 46000 crore ambitious mission to increase forest cover in the country. Environment Minister M Veerappa Moily said the Union Cabinet will consider on Thursday the Green India Mission, one of the eight missions under...
  • Centre's nod on gas issue allowed future windfall to RIL, alleges ACB February 14, 2014

    New Delhi: The approval by Centre to Reliance Industries Ltd (RIL) allowing expenditure of 8.8 billion dollar to increase production of gas from KG basin paved the way for "future windfall" revenue of Rs 1.2 lakh crore($ 20 billion) to the Mukesh Ambani-led firm, the Anti-Corruption Branch (ACB) alleged in...