Ajit Singh

  • Ajit Singh loses to ex-Mumbai police chief Satyapal Singh in Baghpat 16-05-2014 10:12 AM

    Civil Aviation Minister Ajit Singh lost the Lok Sabha election on Friday from Baghpat in Uttar Pradesh to BJP's Satyapal Singh, a former Mumbai police commissioner. The 75-year-old Jat leader is the Rashtriya Lok Dal (RLD) president and has never lost an election since 1999 from Baghpat. BJP's prime ministerial...
  • Amar Singh complains to EC against SP for targeting rivals 24-04-2014 02:59 PM

    Fatehpur Sikri: Amar Singh, one of India's most colourful candidates who is contesting his first direct elections this time, has attacked his former party, the Samajwadi Party (SP). Speaking to CNN-IBN at a polling booth in the Fatehpur Sikri Lok Sabha seat, from where he is contesting on an RLD...
  • Riots will take place across India if Modi becomes PM: Ajit Singh 23-04-2014 10:57 AM

    Mathura: Taking a dig at BJP prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi, Rashtriya Lok Dal chief Ajit Singh while addressing a rally in Mathura on Tuesday claimed that communal riots will take place across the country if Modi came to power. During the rally which was also attended by Congress vice...
  • Ajit Singh calls Modi a goat, says he talks only about himself 20-04-2014 11:20 PM

    Rashtriya Lok Dal chief Ajit Singh attacked Bharatiya Janata Party's prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi by calling him a goat. While addressing a rally on Sunday in Aligarh, Uttar Pradesh, Singh said, "Modi does not talk about forming a BJP government, but talks only about forming his government. He only...
  • Ajit Singh calls Modi a goat, says he talks only about himself 20-04-2014 10:43 PM

    New Delhi: Rashtriya Lok Dal chief Ajit Singh attacked Bharatiya Janata Party's prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi by calling him a goat. While addressing a rally on Sunday in Aligarh, Uttar Pradesh, Singh said, "Modi does not talk about forming a BJP government, but talks only about forming his government....
  • LS polls: Hema Malini banks on women voters in Mathura constituency 18-04-2014 04:08 PM

    BJP candidate from Mathura Lok Sabha constituency Hema Malini is trying to woo women electors which are expected to play an important role in the elections here. Out of the total 16,83,994 electors in the constituency, 7,50,471 are women voters. "Women normally, prefer a woman candidate. We are trying to...
  • EC seeks report on controversial remarks by Mulayam, Azam, Ajit Singh 09-04-2014 03:42 PM

    The Election Commission on Wednesday sought a detailed report from poll authorities in Uttar Pradesh on the controversial remarks made by SP supremo Mulayam Singh Yadav, RLD chief Ajit Singh and state minister Azam Khan during high-voltage campaigning for Lok Sabha polls. "The Chief Electoral Officer has been asked to...
  • Ajit Singh slams BJP for intensive campaigning on TV 31-03-2014 08:01 AM

    Hitting out at the intensive campaigning by some parties on television, RLD chief and Union Minister Ajit Singh said if one can become a Prime Minister just by appearing on TV, there was no need for elections in a democracy. Attacking BJP, he said some parties were using television to...
  • MPs Rating: Ajit Singh scores 5.37 on a scale of 10 27-03-2014 09:44 AM

    New Delhi: RLD chief Ajit Singh is a six time MP from Baghpat in Uttar Pradesh. He is the son of former Prime Minister Chaudhary Charan Singh. Ajit Singh scores 5.6 on accessibility and 5 on trustworthiness on a scale of 10 in a survey conducted by CNN-IBN and ADR...
  • 3-day Indian Aviation show begins in Hyderabad 12-03-2014 01:39 PM

    Hyderabad: The five-day Indian Aviation show kick-started in Hyderabad on Wednesday amidst the who's who of the aviation industry. Inaugurated by the Civil Aviation Minister Ajit Singh, the show is expected to attract and engage investors in India's aerospace industry. The show will be open to public on the last...
  • 5-day Hyderabad air show to start on Wednesday 11-03-2014 05:42 PM

    Mumbai: The fourth edition of the Hyderabad international air show will kick off on Wednesday, which is likely to see signing of some big ticket deals by the domestic aviation players. The show, with the theme 'Enhancing Air Connectivity' is being jointly organised by the aviation ministry and industry body...
  • Amar Singh joins RLD but tries to appease Congress with apology 10-03-2014 01:57 PM

    New Delhi: Amar Singh's candour is fresh as ever. In an interview to CNN-IBN, the former Samajwadi Party leader staunchly defended his move to join the Rashtriya Lok Dal with a line that drew on a hit Bollywood song, "Tum karo toh rasleela, main karun toh character dheela. (If you...
  • Amar Chitra Katha part 3: Amar Singh, Jaya Prada join RLD 10-03-2014 12:24 PM

    New Delhi: In the season of defections and 'adjustments', one of India's most colourful politicians Amar Singh has joined the Rashtriya Lok Dal (RLD) of Ajit Singh. After he was sacked from the Mulayam Singh Yadav's Samajwadi Party (SP), Amar Singh was out of circulation for sometime. The 2008 'cash...
  • Jat leaders welcome reservation in central list of OBCs 03-03-2014 01:16 PM

    Jat leaders on Monday welcomed the decision of the Union Cabinet to include Jats in nine states in the central list of OBCs and said the move will help youths from the community in getting jobs. Ghatwala khap council head Harkishan Singh Malik and Balyan khap council head Naresh Tikait...
  • Union Cabinet clears reservation for Jat community under OBC quota 02-03-2014 08:54 PM

    New Delhi: The Union Cabinet on Sunday cleared reservation for the Jat community under the other backward castes quota. According to sources Rashtriya Lok Dal (RLD) chief Ajit Singh was keen to clear reservation for Jats. The Congress had, however, dismissed reports that the Centre was trying to woo Jats...
  • Airports Authority to develop 7 airports in Uttar Pradesh 24-02-2014 08:47 PM

    Seven airports in Uttar Pradesh, the home state of Civil Aviation Minister Ajit Singh, will be developed by the Airports Authority of India (AAI) under an agreement it signed with the state government on Monday. As part of the government's intent to provide air connectivity to regional or remote centres,...
  • Contradicting Ajit Singh, DGCA letter asks private airlines to treat MPs as VIPs 29-01-2014 07:53 PM

    New Delhi: In what could probably expose the Union Ministry of Civil Aviation, a letter accessed by CNN-IBN shows that the private airlines were asked by Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) to provide special privileges to Parliamentarians, contrary to Minister Ajit Singh's claims. The Civil Aviation Minister had earlier...
  • Aviation Ministry says no order to private airlines to treat MPs as VIPs 29-01-2014 05:16 PM

    New Delhi: Even as the debate over the VIP culture of Parliamentarians raises more heat, Union Civil Aviation Minister Ajit Singh on Wednesday clarified that neither the Ministry nor the Directorate General of Civil Aviations has issued any order directing private airlines to provide special privileges to MPs. "No guidelines...
  • Muzaffarnagar riots were political riots: Ajit Singh 28-01-2014 11:21 PM

    RLD chief and Civil Aviation minister Ajit Singh on Tuesday alleged that the Muzaffarnagar riots were a conspiracy of BJP and SP. "The Muzaffarnagar riots were political riots. It was a conspiracy of BJP and SP," he said. Singh claimed that some anti-government Panchayats were given a communal colour. "Some...
  • Mulayam Singh Yadav colluded with RSS to engineer Muzaffarnagar riots, alleges RLD 28-01-2014 07:39 AM

    Conceding that the Muzaffarnagar communal violence had harmed it, RLD on Tuesday alleged that the "political riots" in Uttar Pradesh last year could have been engineered by Samajwadi Party chief Mulayam Singh Yadav in collusion with Sangh Parivar. RLD chief and Union Minister Ajit Singh, who draws his political strength...
  • Government to ease restrictions on local carriers flying abroad 14-01-2014 01:58 PM

    New Delhi: The 5/20 aviation rule, which required any Indian airline to have 5 years of domestic flying experience and a fleet of minimum 20 aircraft before they can start international operations, will be completely scrapped, said Union Civil Aviation Minister Ajit Singh. This would pave the way for new...
  • RLD's 'chakka jam' demands immediate beginning of sugarcane crushing 02-12-2013 10:52 AM

    The Ajit Singh-led Rashtriya Lok Dal on Sunday organised "chakka jam" in several parts of Uttar Pradesh, including the state capital, demanding immediate beginning of sugarcane crushing by mills, remunerative price to farmers, and payment of cane dues with interest. In Lucknow, RLD workers led by general secretary Anil Dubey...
  • Will invest in Air India if government privatises it: Ratan Tata 25-10-2013 06:15 PM

    Mumbai: In what is being seen as a significant statement, noted industrialist Ratan Tata on Friday said that he would consider investing in Air India if the government privatises the airline. Tata's comments came weeks after Civil Aviation Minister Ajit Singh said it was his personal opinion that the government...
  • Rajnath Singh visits Muzaffarnagar, demands CBI probe into riots 14-10-2013 08:33 PM

    Lucknow: BJP president Rajnath Singh on Monday visited Malikpura village in Muzaffarnagar and met the bereaved family of Gaurav and Sachin - whose deaths August 27 had triggered a wave of communal violence that left 63 people dead. Family members of the deceased told the visiting Bharatiya Janata Party leader...
  • Jayant Chaudhary to contest Lok Sabha elections from Mathura 13-10-2013 12:04 AM

    RLD chief Ajit Singh's son Jayant Chaudhary, also sitting MP from Mathura constituency will contest next Lok Sabha elections from Mathura itself. The news that Jayant will contest elections from Fatehpur Sikri was just a rumour, Jayant himself has made this clear in several public gatherings, said RLD spokesperson ML...
  • Samajwadi Party opposed to division of states, says Mulayam Singh Yadav 07-10-2013 03:11 PM

    Days after the Union Cabinet approved the creation of a separate Telangana state, SP chief Mulayam Singh Yadav on Monday said his party is opposed to division of states as smaller units are prone to problems and are not successful. "We are opposed to creation of smaller states by dividing...
  • After oppositions' protest, Ajit Singh says no intention to privatise Air India 06-10-2013 10:02 PM

    Under attack from the Opposition, including the Left, for his remarks that Government was ready to privatise Air India, Civil Aviation Minister Ajit Singh,on Sunday, backtracked saying it has "no intention" to do so. "This government has no intention to privatise Air India. After this package of Rs 32,000 crore,...
  • Government connecting small cities by air, says Manmohan Singh 21-09-2013 03:04 PM

    The government is trying to connect several small cities by air that will pave the way for the country's development, Prime Minister Manmohan Singh said on Saturday while laying the foundation stone of the Kishangarh airport in Rajasthan. The new airport in Ajmer district, around 120 km from Jaipur, is...
  • Learnt about Tata-SIA venture in morning, says Ajit Singh 19-09-2013 07:07 PM

    New Delhi: Civil Aviation Minister Ajit Singh Thursday said he came to know about the joint venture between Tata Sons and Singapore Airlines to start a full service carrier in India only in the morning. "I was just informed this morning through a courtesy call" by the Tatas, Ajit Singh...
  • UP govt yet to arrest MLAs, MPs named in the FIR in Muzaffarnagar riots case 19-09-2013 08:24 AM

    New Delhi: In an embarrassment for the Uttar Pradesh government, a day after arrest warrants were issued against 24 politicians in the Muzaffarnagar riots case, not even a single MLA or MP has been taken into custody. BJP leaders also staged a protest outside the Uttar Pradesh Assembly on Wednesday...