JAIRAM RAMESH

  • Why #ZameenWapsi could well lead to #CongressWapsi April 18, 2015

    After the 16th of May 2014, the BJP with its massive tally of 282 seats, have been betraying a sense of confidence, sometimes even trespassing the fine line that separates confidence from arrogance. Even the drubbing received in the Delhi elections, hadn't dented their spirit. But lately it seems,...
  • Congress launches website zameenwapsi.com to counter BJP's claims about Land Acquisition Bill April 18, 2015

    New Delhi: Amidst protests over the controversial Land Acquisition Bill, Congress on Saturday launched a website 'zameenwapsi.com' to counter Bharatiya Janata Party's claims regarding the proposedjxc legislation. The website will have all the information regarding Land Bill 2013 version piloted by the Congress and the 2015 one which the BJP-led NDA...
  • Nitin Gadkari hits out at Congress for opposing land bill April 13, 2015

    New Delhi: Union minister Nitin Gadkari on Monday hit out at the Opposition for "politicising" the land bill issue and questioned the Congress why it did not seek farmers' consent when it doled out coal mines to the "rich". "Opposition is politicising the bill. The country is facing tough times, we...
  • Congress' immediate aim is to halt BJP in Bihar: Jairam Ramesh April 12, 2015

    Hyderabad: Congress' immediate objective is to stop BJP in Bihar, where a loss to the saffron party in the ensuing Assembly elections would have a major impact on national politics, senior party leader Jairam Ramesh said and hinted at the possibility of an alliance with ruling JD-U. Speaking to PTI...
  • Would continue to fight against land bill: Jairam Ramesh April 3, 2015

    Hyderabad: Alleging that the NDA government is anti-farmer, Congress leader and former Union Minister Jairam Ramesh on Friday said his party would fight against the proposed land bill both within and outside the Parliament. "The reason why these amendments (to land acquisition act) are being pushed is because, the (Narendra)...
  • Modi misleading farmers on Land Bill: Jairam Ramesh March 28, 2015

    Jaipur: Accusing Prime Minister Narendra Modi of misleading farmers about 13 aspects of the new Land Acquisition Bill, Congress leader Jairam Ramesh on Saturday said that they were part of the 2013 law passed by his party and that Modi was taking credit for it. "The Prime Minister took credit...
  • Land Bill: Congress should apologise for false claims, says BJP March 23, 2015

    New Delhi: BJP on Monday asked the Congress leadership to apologise to the nation for making "false and baseless" allegations against Prime Minister Narendra Modi on the land Bill, which it said the NDA government had to bring to rectify the "mistakes" in the last legislation. Accusing Congress of playing...
  • Land Bill is close to Congress: Jairam Ramesh March 22, 2015

    In an interview with CNN-IBN, former Rural Development Minister and Congress leader Jairam Ramesh talks about Congress, Sonia Gandhi, Land Acquisition Bill and Budget Session. ...
  • Sonia Gandhi will remain Congress President, she has always taken up important issues: Jairam Ramesh March 21, 2015

    New Delhi: Senior Congress leader Jairam Ramesh on Saturday said Sonia Gandhi will remain Congress President as she always takes up important issues. In an exclusive interview to CNN-IBN, Jairam said, "Sonia Gandhi is our President." There is some resistance within the Congress to Rahul Gandhi taking over as President. Exuding...
  • Jairam Ramesh attacks Modi over land bill March 8, 2015

    Kochi: Ahead of Monday's debate on the Land Bill in Lok Sabha, Congress MP Jairam Ramesh on Sunday attacked Prime Minister Narendra Modi, saying on the advise of US-based economists, he was trying to send a signal to the corporate world that "big bang reforms" were being carried out by...
  • PM Narendra Modi's objective is to 'completely debunk' Jawaharlal Nehru, says Jairam Ramesh March 8, 2015

    Thrissur: Congress leader Jairam Ramesh on Saturday hit out at Narendra Modi, saying the Prime Minister's one point objective is to "completely debunk" Jawaharlal Nehru. He also asked the Left parties to join the Congress at a platform to "rediscover" Nehru and use Nehruvian thoughts and approach to check communal forces...
  • Congress leaders rally behind Rahul after attack from Jayanthi Natarajan January 30, 2015

    New Delhi: As former Union Minister Jayanthi Natarajan targeted Rahul Gandhi, Congress on Friday rallied behind him, dismissing as "completely baseless" the allegations of his interference in the work of Environment Ministry and accused her of having "ulterior motives". Jairam Ramesh, who was Natarajan's immediate predecessor...
  • Jairam Ramesh criticises Modi government over land act amendments January 5, 2015

    Greater Noida: Senior Congress leader and former Union Minister Jairam Ramesh on Monday criticised the Centre over the ordinance making amendments to the land acquisition act. Addressing a Mahapachayat at Gharbara village, Ramesh said the erstwhile UPA government had formulated pro-farmer land policy after consultations with all political parties including...
  • Jairam Ramesh slams Modi government over Ordinance on land acquisition, says Congress to oppose it in Parliament December 30, 2014

    New Delhi: Former Rural Development Minister and Congress Rajya Sabha MP Jairam Ramesh, who piloted the Right to Fair Compensation and Transparency in Land Acquisition, Rehabilitation and Resettlement Act, 2013, has slammed the Narendra Modi government for bringing in an Ordinance that dilutes key provisions of the Act. Ramesh says, "What...
  • #ToiletsForAll: Videos and pics sent by CJs September 8, 2014

    Videos and pics sent by citizen journalists. ...
  • India @ 9 with Bhupendra Chaubey August 19, 2014

    Catch the day's top stories with Bhupendra Chaubey on India @ 9. ...
  • Toilet construction not enough, need a cultural revolution: Jairam Ramesh August 19, 2014

    Former Rural Development Minister Jairam Ramesh has come out in support of Prime Minister Narendra Modi's 'Clean India' initiative and backed his boost for a toilet revolution in the country. ...
  • Jairam Ramesh supports PM Modi, says building toilets a cultural revolution August 18, 2014

    New Delhi: Former Environment Minister Jairam Ramesh on Monday praised women who stood up for themselves and left their inlaw's home due to lack of toilets. Ramesh said he supported Prime Minister Narendra Modi's call to build toilets for women, adding it should become a collective endeavour. "Building toilets is...
  • Clean Up India: Expert views on sanitation issues and its solutions August 14, 2014

    CNN-IBN has begun a special initiative to clean up India. It is a project in which you can be involved by sharing your experiences of how there is a complete lack of civic sense across the country. While the government aims to fulfil the plan to achieve maximum sanitation by...
  • Congress seeks to take credit for Polavaram bill July 14, 2014

    New Delhi: Congress on Monday sought to take credit for the controversial bill on Polavaram project to be set up in Andhra Pradesh and appreciated the current government for taking it forward as it is, saying it reflects the democratic politics. Congress member and former Union Minister Jairam Ramesh said the...
  • Congress should spare Ganga from communal politics: Uma Bharti July 7, 2014

    New Delhi: Union Minister Uma Bharti on Monday hit back at former Environment Minister Jairam Ramesh for his remarks that the NDA government is trying to make Ganga cleaning effort a "Hindutva project", saying Congress should spare the river from communal politics. "People involved with all rituals and Pujas have been...
  • Defeat in Lok Sabha polls a collective responsibility: Jairam Ramesh May 31, 2014

    Former Union Minister Jairam Ramesh on Saturday said Rahul Gandhi did his best during the electioneering for Lok Sabha polls and the party's drubbing was a collective responsibility. "It's (defeat) a collective responsibility. Rahul Gandhi tried his best," Ramesh told reporters. "Very good work was done in the rural sector during the...
  • Jairam Ramesh hails Gopinath Munde's decision to give priority to sanitation May 28, 2014

    New Delhi: Former Rural Development Minister Jairam Ramesh on Wednesday welcomed his successor and senior BJP leader Gopinath Munde's statement that he would give priority to providing proper sanitation to every household and developing backward districts. The Congress leader, who passionately pushed the issue of sanitation during his stint in the...
  • Signs of change, Team Rahul under attack for Congress decimation May 22, 2014

    New Delhi: In Congress, the first family, i.e. the Gandhis have always been above any criticism. Victory or defeat, the 'loyal' party leaders never questioned them or blamed them. But things are now changing. After the most humiliating and shocking defeat in the Lok Sabha election, at least some leaders...
  • Congress may be down but certainly not out, says Jairam Ramesh May 16, 2014

    Congress leader Jairam Ramesh said that the victory and defeat are part life and part of political cycle, Congress part had great victories in Past like in 2009. In an exclusive interview to CNNIBN, Ramesh said, "I admit that in 2014 the results are worse than our worst case scenario." ...
  • Don't fear UPA's flagship programmes will be stopped: Jairam Ramesh May 13, 2014

    New Delhi: A nonCongress government at the Centre is unlikely to stop UPA's flagship programmes, Union minister Jairam Ramesh on Tuesday claimed saying BJP chief ministers Shivraj Singh Chouhan and Raman Singh have been biggest supporters of schemes like MNREGA. "I don't fear that flagship programmes will actually be stopped," the...
  • Congress 'outfunded' by BJP, says Jairam Ramesh; seeks audit of parties May 13, 2014

    New Delhi: After the conclusion of what he termed was a "difficult campaign" for the party, Congress leader Jairam Ramesh on Tuesday said they were "outfunded" by BJP in the wake of the publicity blitzkrieg by Narendra Modi for the Lok Sabha polls. While Modi's campaign spending had reached an...
  • Congress had to fight 10 years of antiincumbency: Jairam Ramesh May 13, 2014

    Union Minister and Congress leader Jairam Ramesh said the party did not give up fight and it had to fight 10 years of antiincumbency. Ramesh said, "Our challenge was to project victories and plans for next five years. We did not give up fight in between. We ran campaign to...
  • BJP an acute case of premature celebration: Jairam Ramesh May 6, 2014

    New Delhi: Union Minister Jairam Ramesh on Tuesday mocked BJP calling it "an acute case of premature celebration" and asked whether Narendra Modi would take sanyasa if Congress gets "significant three digits" in the Lok Sabha polls. "In 2004 and in 2009 (Lok Sabha elections) they were celebrating. They lost. They...
  • Congress 'Sherpas' failed in communication; DMK ungrateful: Jairam Ramesh May 4, 2014

    Hyderabad: Union minister Jairam Ramesh on Sunday said that the top Congress leaders had failed in political communication and had not aggressively countered BJP's campaign to project UPA as a corrupt regime. He also slammed former ally DMK by calling it "ungrateful" and dubbed its then minister TR Baalu as...