Babu Singh Kushwaha

  • NRHM scam: HC rejects bail plea of ex-UP minister, another accused 10-02-2014 11:16 PM

    The Allahabad High Court on Monday rejected the bail plea of former Uttar Pradesh minister Babu Singh Kushwaha and another accused in the multi-crore NRHM scam. They are facing trial before a CBI court for alleged irregularities in the implementation of the scheme during the previous Mayawati government in the...
  • Naseemuddin, Kushwaha among 19 booked in Dalit memorial scam 02-01-2014 12:32 PM

    BSP chief Mayawati's close aide Naseemuddin Siddiqui and former minister Babu Singh Kushwaha were among 19 people booked on Wednesday for their alleged role in Rs 1,400 crore scam in construction of Dalit memorials and parks in Uttar Pradesh. Along with the two former BSP ministers, former joint director of...
  • UP government gives nod to lodge cases against ex-BSP Ministers 05-12-2013 03:09 PM

    UP government has given the nod for lodging cases against Mayawati's close aide Naseemuddin Siddiqui and another former Minister Babu Singh Kushwaha for alleged irregularities in construction of memorials during the previous BSP regime. The government has ordered the vigilance establishment to lodge cases against 21 persons, including Siddiqui and...
  • Dalit memorial scam: Akhilesh says UP govt will follow the law 21-05-2013 03:40 PM

    Lucknow: Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav has said that the state government will do everything possible under the law in the Dalit Memorial scam case in which close aides of BSP chief Mayawati have been indicted. While Uttar Pradesh Lokayukta NK Mehrotra had said that there is no evidence...
  • UP govt laud Lokayukta for exposing memorial scam 21-05-2013 01:55 AM

    Lucknow: The ruling Samajwadi Party on Monday said that all those indicted by Uttar Pradesh Lokayukta, for syphoning off public money in construction of memorials during the BSP regime, would be punished according to the law. In a statement issued here, SP spokesman Rajendra Chaudhary said that Lokayukta, vigilance and...
  • Dalit Memorial scam: UP Lokayukta asks Maya aides to pay Rs 1,400 cr 20-05-2013 04:00 PM

    Lucknow: In a huge setback for former Uttar Pradesh chief minister Mayawati, the state government has named the BSP chief's key confidant in its report on the Dalit Memorial Scam and asked for a Rs 1,400 crore compensation. The UP Lokayukta, NK Mehrotra, has named Mayawati's key aide former minister...
  • Babu Singh Kushwaha now under ED scanner 08-01-2012 05:17 PM

    New Delhi: The Enforcement Directorate, India's premier probe agency for money laundering, is studying the alleged multi-crore Uttar Pradesh rural health scam and may register cases against the accused, including Babu Singh Kushwaha whose membership of the BJP has been suspended. According to sources, the Enforcement Directorate has started going...
  • BJP may avoid campaigning for tainted nominees 07-01-2012 11:16 PM

    New Delhi: Senior BJP leaders like LK Advani, Sushma Swaraj, Murli Manohar Joshi and others who are opposed to the decision of giving tickets to tainted leaders may avoid campaigning for such candidates as they feel the step has weakened the opposition's fight against corruption. While Advani has spoken strongly...
  • Vinay Katiyar justifies induction of Kushwaha 07-01-2012 10:59 PM

    Lucknow: Justifying induction of tainted former BSP minister Babu Singh Kushwaha into BJP, party vice-president Vinay Katiyar on Saturday said he was brought in as an approver like a government witness. "Like government witness, Babu Singh Kushwaha has been brought in as a witness," Katiyar told reporters here. Katiyar said...
  • First look within your own party: BJP to Rahul 07-01-2012 10:09 PM

    New Delhi: BJP on Saturday reacted sharply to Rahul Gandhi's comments on tainted former Uttar Pradesh Minister Babu Singh Kushwaha, saying he should first look within his own party which has become a "mine of corruption". "Rahul Gandhi should not give such sermons. He should remember that the Congress hand...
  • I deny Rahul's statement: Kushwaha to CNN-IBN 07-01-2012 07:44 PM

    Congress General Secretary claimed that Kushwaha approached the Congress for a ticket, but the party did not give him one. ...
  • Suspend my membership: Kushwaha to BJP 07-01-2012 07:17 PM

    New Delhi: Former BSP minister Babu Singh Kushwaha on Saturday wrote to BJP president Nitin Gadkari demanding that his membership should be suspended from the the party. In an exclusive interview to CNN-IBN Kushwaha said, "Yes I accept that I have written a letter to Gadkari and told him till...
  • CBI arrests ex-UP govt official in NRHM scam 07-01-2012 06:32 PM

    Lucknow: CBI on Saturday arrested a former official of Uttar Pradesh Government-owned public sector unit for his alleged involvement in the Rs 10,000 crore National Rural Health Mission (NRHM) scam. Sources said the accused, GK Batra, former Managing Director of M/s Shreeton India, was arrested following ay-long intensive interrogation by...
  • No question of being scared of anyone: Congress 07-01-2012 04:48 PM

    New Delhi: The Congress said it will remain in ministry despite Trinamool Congress chief Mamata Banerjee saying door was open for it to quit the alliance. Congress Spokesperson Abhishek Manu Singhvi speaking on Congress-TMC alliance on Saturday said that there may be disagreements between both parties but these are part...
  • No rift within the BJP, says Uma Bharti 07-01-2012 03:43 PM

    BJP's star campaigner Uma Bharti has played down differences within the party over the inclusion of tainted former BSP MLA Babu Singh Kushwaha. ...
  • Cong refused to give Kushwaha a ticket: Rahul 07-01-2012 03:32 PM

    New Delhi: Congress General Secretary Rahul Gandhi on Saturday took on the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) over former BSP minister Babu Singh Kushwaha's induction. He claimed that Kushwaha approached the Congress for a ticket, but the party did not give him one. "After his expulsion from the BSP, Kushwaha came...
  • Sinha defends Kushwaha admission into BJP 06-01-2012 11:16 PM

    Hazaribagh: Defending induction of Babu Singh Kushwaha in the party, Senior BJP leader Yashwant Sinha on Friday equated him as a whistle blower. "Kushwahaji has come to the party as a whistle blower," Sinha told reporters, apparently expecting more revelations by Kushwaha against the Mayawati government in Uttar Pradesh. Sinha...
  • Crisis over Kushwaha deepens in BJP 06-01-2012 08:32 PM

    New Delhi: There is a storm within the BJP over the induction of tainted leader Babu Singh Kushwaha. First Uma Bharti said she'll stop campaigning, then Gorkahpur MP Yogi Adityanath threatened to quit. Uma Bharti said, "whatever I have to say I will say at the party forum not to...
  • Cash deal behind Kushwaha joining BJP: Kalyan 06-01-2012 07:30 PM

    Lucknow: Alleging a 'financial deal' behind inclusion of former BSP minister Babu Singh Kushwaha in BJP, former Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister and Jan Kranti Party patron Kalyan Singh on Friday demanded a CBI probe into the matter. "Joining of Kushwaha against whom there are serious allegations of corruption, which are...
  • BJP split wide open over Kushwaha 06-01-2012 07:24 PM

    New Delhi: The row over Babu Singh Kushwaha's induction into the party is refusing to die down with many senior BJP leaders jumping the bandwagon to criticise the decision in a bid to project the non-corrupt image of the party. While some leaders criticised the moves, other hailed it saying...
  • UP polls: BSP, BJP fooling people, says Cong 06-01-2012 05:37 PM

    New Delhi: The Congress on Friday again slammed the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) for inducting a tainted former Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) leader in its fold and said the two parties were fooling the people of Uttar Pradesh by helping each other. "This, it seems, is a joint strategy of...
  • Kushwaha a whistleblower: Yashwant Sinha 06-01-2012 02:36 PM

    New Delhi: Defending expelled BSP leader Babu Singh Kushwaha's induction in the party, senior BJP leader Yashwant Sinha on Friday said Kushwaha has come to the BJP as a whistleblower. "He (Kushwaha) was a part of Mayawati's corrupt government. Now he will bring to light all the wrong that was...
  • Kushwaha row: Upset Uma won't campaign for BJP 06-01-2012 12:36 PM

    New Delhi: Upset over induction of expelled BSP leader Babu Singh Kushwaha into the party, BJP's key campaigner in Uttar Pradesh Uma Bharti has warned that she will stop campaigning for the party, said party sources. The sources also said, Bharti has threatened that she will not lead the party...
  • BJP should create an internal Lokpal: Singhvi 06-01-2012 12:00 PM

    New Delhi: The Congress has hit out at the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) over the induction of sacked BSP minister Babu Singh Kushwaha and have also used the instance to get back on the party over the Lokpal Bill comments. Congress spokesperson Abhishek Manu Singhvi said that the BJP should...
  • Akhilesh Yadav slams BJP for inducting Kushwaha 06-01-2012 11:08 AM

    Yadav said he wonders how the BJP inducted Babu Singh Kushwaha in the party, after the BSP expelled him. ...
  • NRHM: Noose tightens around Kushwaha 06-01-2012 10:30 AM

    New Delhi: Two days after the CBI raided former UP family welfare minister Babu Singh Kushwaha's residence, the noose seems to be tightening around the expelled BSP minister. Three more people have been arrested in the National Rural Health Mission scam on Friday. The three include former UP State Industrial...
  • Newsmaker of the day: Vinay Katiyar 05-01-2012 11:08 PM

    BJP vice president Vinay Katiyar defended Bharatiya Janata Party's decision to induct Babu Singh Kushwaha in the party. ...
  • Kushwaha induction divides BJP 05-01-2012 08:47 PM

    JD(U) has already decided that it will not tie up with the BJP for the upcoming UP polls. ...
  • UP polls: Parties woo tainted leaders, face rift 05-01-2012 07:06 PM

    New Delhi: The policy of inducting tainted leaders just ahead of the polls with an eye on vote bank and muscle power is not an alien concept in the state of Uttar Pradesh. It seems that parties like SP and BJP are in a hurry to rope in leaders who...
  • NRHM Scam: Kushwaha unlikely to be arrested 05-01-2012 09:33 AM

    New Delhi: Scam-tainted former BSP leader Babu Singh Kushwaha is unlikely to be arrested by the CBI in connection with the National Rural Health Mission scam for now, claim sources. He's believed to be cooperating with investigators. Kushwaha was raided by the CBI on Wednesday. The central investigating agency will...