Jairam Ramesh

  • #ToiletsForAll: Videos and pics sent by CJs September 8, 2014

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  • India @ 9 with Bhupendra Chaubey August 19, 2014

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  • 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

    In the run up to Independence Day, CNNIBN 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...
  • 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...
  • I don't see Modi coming to power at all: Jairam Ramesh April 29, 2014

    Taking a jibe at BJP prime ministerial pick Narendra Modi, Union Minister Jairam Ramesh said that the BJP leader can never become the Prime Minister. "I don't see Modi coming to power at all," the Union Minister said. Speaking exclusively to IBN18 Network EditorinChief Rajdeep Sardesai, Jairam also said that...
  • India @ 9 with Rajdeep Sardesai April 29, 2014

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  • News 360: Priyanka takes a jib at Narendra Modi over shahzada comment April 29, 2014

    The battle is heating up between the Congress and the BJP. Addressing a rally in Amethi, Congress's star campaigner Priyanka Gandhi took on BJP PM nominee Narendra Modi over his 'shehzada' comments on Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi. Priyanka said a PM candidate shouldn't make such childish remarks. ...
  • A Billion Votes: 89 constituencies go to polls in phase 7 on Wednesday April 29, 2014

    89 constituencies in the seven states and 2 Union Territories will vote on April 30 in the seventh phase of Lok Sabha elections. The 7th Phase of the Lok Sabha voting will determine the fate of top candidates such as Narendra Modi, Sonia Gandhi, LK Advani and Rajnath Singh. ...
  • PM, senior Congress leaders should have spoken out more: Jairam Ramesh April 29, 2014

    New Delhi: The Congress's Rural Development Minister, Jairam Ramesh, on Tuesday said in an exclusive interview to CNNIBN that the UPAII was hampered by "ineffective political communication". "Our response to allegations did not carry weight. There was insufficient political communication. The Prime Minister should have spoken out more. All senior leaders...
  • Priyanka is charismatic but Rahul is our leader: Jairam Ramesh April 29, 2014

    New Delhi: Union Minister Jairam Ramesh on Tuesday made it clear that the Congress poll campaign for 2014 was being led by Rahul Gandhi and not his sister Priyanka. "Priyanka Gandhi is charismatic and communicates well but Rahul is our leader," he said in an exclusive interview to CNNIBN. "The...
  • Win or lose, generational change in Congress after poll: Jairam April 28, 2014

    Hyderabad: Irrespective of whether it wins or loses, there would be a generational change in the Congress after the Lok Sabha elections, says Union Minister Jairam Ramesh who himself wishes to pursue his other passions in life. "We have to nurture youth. We have to get youngsters in and I think...
  • Narendra Modi never speaks the truth, says Jairam Ramesh April 21, 2014

    Union Minister Jairam Ramesh on Sunday accused BJP's prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi of never speaking truth. "I would not comment on any allegations levelled by Modi as he never speaks truth," the Union Rural Development Minister said at a press conference in Dhanbad. Rejecting to BJP's claim that there was a...
  • LS polls: Congress promises free TVs, laptops in Seemandhra April 18, 2014

    Hyderabad: The Congress has promised free television sets along with dish connection for poor and free laptops for students of government colleges, in its manifesto for Seemandhra released on Friday. The Congress, which is facing a testing time in Seemandhra in view of bifurcation of Andhra Pradesh, promised freebies for different...
  • Modi incapable of speaking the truth even by mistake, says Jairam Ramesh April 14, 2014

    After Narendra Modi's jibe at him, Union Minister Jairam Ramesh on Monday said the BJP Prime Ministerial candidate is "incapable" of speaking the truth even by mistake and accused him of spreading blatant lie. Ramesh shot off a letter to the Gujarat Chief Minister addressing him "My dear Shri Narendra Modi",...
  • Modi making bizarre accusation, spreading blatant lie: Jairam Ramesh April 14, 2014

    A day after Narendra Modi took him on in his home district of Chikmagalur, Union Minister Jairam Ramesh on Monday wrote to the BJP leader accusing him of spreading "blatant lie" about his four-year-old statement made that "India deserves a Nobel Prize for filth". "I read in the newspapers this morning...
  • Jairam targets Modi, says he can't speak the truth even by mistake April 14, 2014

    New Delhi: Union Minister Jairam Ramesh has once again put Bharatiya Janata Party Prime Ministerial candidate Narendra Modi in the line of fire over Modi's attack on him. Jairam Ramesh has said that even by mistake, he doesn't expect Modi to speak the truth. Modi had accused Ramesh of demeaning...
  • Congress releases poll manifesto for Telangana April 12, 2014

    Congress on Saturday released its election manifesto for Telangana, promising socially-inclusive growth with focus on jobs and social justice and a three-pronged approach for building the new state. The manifesto, released in Hyderabad this afternoon by Union Minister Jairam Ramesh, looked largely like a replica of the manifestos of rival parties. Congress...
  • Jairam Ramesh to release Congress manifesto for Telangana April 10, 2014

    Union Minister Jairam Ramesh is set to release the Congress party's election manifesto for Telangana at an event in Hyderabad on April 12. The manifesto would be released at Gandhi Bhavan, the state Congress headquarters, at 11 am, Telangana region's Congress president Ponnala Lakshmaiah told reporters today. A key member of the...