MUKHTAR ABBAS NAQVI

  • Defamation case: Naqvi acquitted after Sabir Ali withdraws plea November 15, 2014

    New Delhi: Union Minister Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi was on Saturday acquitted in a criminal defamation case against him by former JD(U) leader Sabir Ali after the court was told that the two have reached a settlement. Ali had on September 16 sought a "written apology" from Naqvi, who is minister state...
  • Substantial legislations in Parliament session: Venkaiah Naidu November 11, 2014

    New Delhi: Union Parliamentary Affairs Minister M. Venkaiah Naidu on Tuesday said substantial legislative proposals would be taken up in the coming parliament session and expressed hope that it would be constructive for both ruling and opposition parties. The winter session of parliament is scheduled to be held from November 24-December...
  • Will work for the party and the government, says Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi November 9, 2014

    In an interview with CNN-IBN, Bharatiya Janata Party leader Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi said that he would work hard for the party and the government. "I will accept whatever responsibility the PM gives me," said Naqvi. ...
  • Bandaru Dattatreya - Lone Telangana face in Modi Ministry November 9, 2014

    Hyderabad: A prominent leader of the saffron party in undivided Andhra Pradesh, Bandaru Dattatreya rose through the ranks from being a full-time RSS pracharak to become the lone representative of the new state of Telangana in the Union Cabinet. The four-time MP from Secunderabad, Dattatreya earlier served as the Union Minister...
  • Second Muslim minister, Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi makes a comeback November 9, 2014

    New Delhi: Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi, a prominent Muslim face of the BJP, stages a comeback to the Union Council of Ministers, 15 years after his stint as MoS Information and Broadcasting in the Atal Bihari Vajpayee government. Najma Heptullah is the other Muslim Minister in the Cabinet, in charge of...
  • Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi, JP Nadda to join the Narendra Modi Council of Ministers November 8, 2014

    New Delhi: Bharatiya Janata Party National Vice-President Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi and General Secretary JP Nadda are two of the few others who will be sworn in as ministers in the Narendra Modi government on Sunday afternoon, sources close to them told IBNLive.com. The expansion of Union Council of Ministers will...
  • President Pranab Mukherjee leaves for Bhutan state visit November 7, 2014

    New Delhi: President Pranab Mukherjee left on Friday on a two-day state visit to Bhutan, the first presidential visit to Thimphu in 26 years. Mukherjee is visiting Bhutan on the invitation of Bhutan King Jigme Khesar Namgyel Wangchuck. He is accompanied by Minister of State for Railways Manoj Sinha and four MPs,...
  • Birbhum clash: BJP delegation meets Bengal governor KN Tripathi to apprise him of situation October 31, 2014

    Kolkata: A Bharatiya Janata Party delegation, led by the party's state president Rahul Sinha met the West Bengal governor KN Tripathi to apprise him about the political situation in Birbhum. Earlier on Thursday, a three-member BJP fact finding team was stopped in Birbhum and arrested. The BJP team was in Birbhum...
  • Birbhum: TMC leaders used their clout to influence the locals, says Rahul Sinha October 30, 2014

    Due to increased attacks on BJP workers in Birbhum district, allegedly by TMC workers, a three-member fact-finding team of the BJP visited Birbhum to assess the situation. BJP leader Rahul Sinha said that the TMC leaders had used their clout to influence the locals. ...
  • Birbhum: BJP workers led by Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi arrested for breaking barricades, released on bail October 30, 2014

    Birbhum: The members of the Bharatiya Janata Party's fact-finding team on the attacks on party leaders in Birbhum were on Thursday arrested and then released on bail. The team led by Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi was taken into custody just 4 km ahead of Birbhum as it tried to break barricades. In...
  • AIR should delve deeper into rural problems: Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi October 18, 2014

    Rampur: With Prime Minister Narendra Modi pledging to revive the radio culture, senior BJP leader Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi on Saturday advised the AIR programmers to move out of the studios and sit at village choupals amidst the rural folks to record their problems. Naqvi was addressing a gathering on the...
  • Haryana polls: Modi has eliminated 'power brokers' in Delhi, says Naqvi October 12, 2014

    Hathin-Pudana-Nooh: BJP Vice-President Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi on Sunday launched a blistering attack on Congress and praised Prime Minister Narendra Modi, saying that he had eliminated "power brokers" from the "corridors of power" in Delhi. "The biggest challenge that has taken place since the Modi government came to power, has been...
  • Put Congress' 'malgovernance' into dustbin: Naqvi October 2, 2014

    Chandigarh: Exuding confidence that BJP will form the next government in Haryana on its own, senior BJP leader Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi on Thursday said that time has come to rid the state from "malgovernance" of Congress. "Today, it is Gandhi Jayanti and in entire country 'Clean India' campaign was launched, in...
  • AircelMaxis deal: BJP promises a fair probe September 20, 2014

    A day after the CBI said it is investigating former Finance Minister P Chidambaram role's in the AircelMaxis deal, the BJP has promised a fair probe. ...
  • Maharashtra: BJP hopeful of positive outcome even as Shiv Sena refuses to bend September 15, 2014

    Mumbai: As Shiv Sena has been adamant on not to give equal seats to its ally Bharatiya Janata Party to contest polls in the upcoming Maharashtra Assembly elections, the latter is still hopeful of a positive outcome. The Sena had also threatened to break the alliance if the BJP demanded...
  • BJP forms panel to help government roll out social schemes August 31, 2014

    New Delhi: In a bid to help publicise and implement social welfare schemes initiated under Prime Minister Narendra Modi government, BJP has formed a committee for active coordination between the party and the government. The move, BJP sources said, was a conscious strategy to ensure that benefits of welfare programmes...
  • Congress unable to digest out 'Good Governance': Naqvi August 20, 2014

    BJP spokesperson Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi in response to the allegations of Congress president Sonia Gandhi that BJP is riding on schemes of UPA government said, Congress is unable to digest our 'Good Governance'. ...
  • Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi reacts on likely Bharat Ratna awardees August 10, 2014

    In an interview to CNNIBN, Bharatiya Janta Party (BJP) member Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi talks about the Bharat Ratna issue. "Even though this is a fixed procedure there were many people who deserved this honour in the last government but were ignored," said Naqvi. ...
  • Congress is behind communal riots in UP: BJP August 9, 2014

    Senior BJP leader Prakash Javadekar on Saturday said that Congress is the biggest party that spreads communalism. "Congress along with Samajwadi Party working together and in Uttar Pradesh," he said. ...
  • BJP hits back at Rahul, says Congress should give up its arrogance August 9, 2014

    Sohna: Hitting back at Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi for saying that communal riots in Uttar Pradesh were executed deliberately, the Bharatiya Janata Party has said that he should think about the welfare of his own party. "Rahul Gandhi should introspect and decide the direction of his own party. Congress...
  • BJP holds Parliamentary party meet to discuss bills July 22, 2014

    New Delhi: The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Tuesday held a parliamentary party meet to discuss the different bills to be tabled in the ongoing session in Parliament. According to sources, Parliamentary Affairs Minister M Venkaiah Naidu told party MPs that they must heed to Lok Sabha Speaker Sumitra Mahajan's...
  • Hindi directive row escalates; Maya, Jaya oppose Modi government's move June 20, 2014

    Chennai: The ageold 'linguistic war' in the Indian society has reached a new level altogether with the Union Home Ministry issuing directives to use Hindi for interactions on the social media and different voices emerging from regional parties on the issue. While DMK chief Karunanidhi had on Thursday strongly opposed...
  • Naqvi on promoting Hindi language June 20, 2014

    In a tweet written in Hindi, Naqvi cited that the Hindi needed to be promoted as it was increasing being perceived that only the English speaking were the intelligent lot. ...
  • Need to dispel the perception that only English speakers are intelligent: BJP June 20, 2014

    New Delhi: Adding fuel to the ongoing 'linguistic war', Bharatiya Janata Party spokesperson Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi on Friday said that a person who speaks Hindi was considered illiterate while the English speaking populace was considered elite. In a tweet written in Hindi, Naqvi cited that the Hindi needed to be promoted...
  • BJP hits out at SP government over dismal law and order situation, says it has failed June 16, 2014

    The Centre on Monday expressed concern over the law and order situation in Uttar Pradesh with BJP slamming the Akhilesh Yadav government there for the present state of affairs even as Congress demanded strict action against troublemakers and miscreants. "This should not be taken as some politics being done by us...
  • West Bengal: BJP team targets Mamata Banerjee government in its report to Rajnath Singh June 13, 2014

    New Delhi: Terming as "precarious" the law and order situation in West Bengal, a BJP team on Friday handed over a report to Home Minister Rajnath Singh on the ground scenario in the state in the wake of the violent attacks on party workers and demanded urgent measures to rectify...
  • BJP, Congress blame UP government for politician Vijay Pandit's murder June 9, 2014

    The BJP and the Congress on Sunday blamed the Uttar Pradesh government for the murder of BJP leader Vijay Pandit, who was shot dead by unidentified assailants in Greater Noida near the national capital Saturday night. Bharatiya Janata party spokesperson Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi said there was "no law and order in...
  • Situation of West Bengal worse than it was under Left regime: BJP May 31, 2014

    Kolkata: The Bharatiya Janata Party on Saturday alleged that the law and order situation in West Bengal was worse than it was under the Left rule as its team reached the state to assess the situation following attack on party workers allegedly by ruling Trinamool Congress activists in North 24Parganas. "The...
  • BJP faces the heat as leaders make controversial remarks April 20, 2014

    The Bharatiya Janata Party is in the dock over several controversial remarks by its leaders. While Bihar BJP leader Giriraj Singh said that all those who oppose the party's prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi will have to go to Pakistan after the Lok Sabha elections, former party president Nitin Gadkari...