Ajit Singh

  • Ajit Singh loses to ex-Mumbai police chief Satyapal Singh in Baghpat May 16, 2014

    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 candidate Narendra...
  • Amar Singh complains to EC against SP for targeting rivals April 24, 2014

    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 ticket,...
  • Riots will take place across India if Modi becomes PM: Ajit Singh April 23, 2014

    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 president...
  • Ajit Singh calls Modi a goat, says he talks only about himself April 20, 2014

    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 April 20, 2014

    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 April 18, 2014

    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 win...
  • EC seeks report on controversial remarks by Mulayam, Azam, Ajit Singh April 9, 2014

    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 provide...
  • Ajit Singh slams BJP for intensive campaigning on TV March 31, 2014

    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 sow...
  • Ajit Singh cemented alliance with his father's adversaries: Modi March 29, 2014

    BJP prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi launched a scathing attack on RLD chief Ajit Singh for cementing an alliance with the Congress. He said, "Bhartiya Lok Dal's Chaudhary Charan Singh took on Congress for its anti-farmer policies, but his son went and sat in Congress's lap." The Gujarat strongman went...
  • MPs Rating: Ajit Singh scores 5.37 on a scale of 10 March 27, 2014

    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 March 12, 2014

    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 two days,...
  • Ram Mandir is not an election issue: RSS to BJP March 11, 2014

    Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) on Tuesday told BJP that Ram Mandir is no longer a major election issue for them. It has asked the party to focus on other national affairs. This comes after the RSS held a four day strategy meeting. ...
  • 5-day Hyderabad air show to start on Wednesday March 11, 2014

    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 FICCI...
  • Amar Singh joins RLD but tries to appease Congress with apology March 10, 2014

    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 March 10, 2014

    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 for...
  • Jat leaders welcome reservation in central list of OBCs March 3, 2014

    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 said...
  • Union Cabinet clears reservation for Jat community under OBC quota March 3, 2014

    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 ahead...
  • Airports Authority to develop 7 airports in Uttar Pradesh February 24, 2014

    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, the...
  • India @ 9 with Rajdeep Sardesai January 29, 2014

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  • MPs should travel like common man, says JDU January 29, 2014

    Speaking over the DGCA order to private airlines to treat MPs as VIPs, JDU leader KC Tyagi said, "What is the need for further privileges when there is a demand for austerity in the country? MPs are already privileged they don't need any more things." ...
  • Politicians demand VIP treatment, government in damage control mode January 29, 2014

    At a time when the 'aam admi' is the flavour of the season and even the Supreme Court has come out strongly against the 'lal batti' culture, politicians continue to demand special privileges. The government was on Wednesday forced to go into damage control, after a Directorate General of Civil...
  • News 360: DGCA asks private airlines to treat MPs as VIPs January 29, 2014

    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. ...
  • Contradicting Ajit Singh, DGCA letter asks private airlines to treat MPs as VIPs January 29, 2014

    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 in...
  • Is DCGA promoting VIP culture at airports? January 29, 2014

    Aviation regulator Directorate General of Civil Aviation has asked all airlines and airports to treat MPs as VIPs and adhere to the guidelines on protocol norms. Meanwhile, Union Civil Aviation Minister Ajit Singh clarified that neither the Ministry nor the DGCA has issued any order directing private airlines to provide...
  • Aviation Ministry says no order to private airlines to treat MPs as VIPs January 29, 2014

    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 January 28, 2014

    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 Panchayats,...
  • Mulayam Singh Yadav colluded with RSS to engineer Muzaffarnagar riots, alleges RLD January 28, 2014

    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 from...
  • Government to ease restrictions on local carriers flying abroad February 11, 2014

    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 December 2, 2013

    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 marched...
  • Will invest in Air India if government privatises it: Ratan Tata October 25, 2013

    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...