NDC MEETING

  • Jayalalithaa walks out of NDC meet, Modi hits out at Centre December 27, 2012

    On a day Jayalalithaa accused the Centre of stifling her voice, Modi too hit out at the government over leadership crisis. ...
  • Does the Centre discriminate against oppostion CMs? December 27, 2012

    The National Development Council meeting in New Delhi began on a stormy note on Thursday Jayalalithaa accusing the Centre of stifling the voices of oppositionruled states and then in a dramatic act walked out of the venue. ...
  • 40 people spoke at NDC meet due to time limit: PM December 27, 2012

    New Delhi: Virtually brushing aside Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa's angry walk out of the NDC meeting on Thursday, Prime Minister Manmohan Singh said the electronically imposed time limit had helped in accommodating 40 speakers. "I thank all Chief Ministers for complying with the electronically imposed time limit. Had they...
  • Nitish pitches for Bihar's special category status December 27, 2012

    New Delhi: Unfazed by the Planning Commission disapproving his demand to grant special category status to Bihar, Chief Minister Nitish Kumar on Thursday made a strong pitch for it, alleging the Centre's InterMinisterial Group (IMG) did not consider the issue with seriousness. Addressing a meeting of the National Development Council (NDC)...
  • Hike MGNREGS wage days to 200: Andhra CM Reddy December 27, 2012

    New Delhi: Andhra Pradesh today asked the Centre to increase the number of wage days under the Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Gurantee Scheme (MGNREGS) from the present 150 to 200 to benefit nonfarm labour and marginalised sections of the society. In his speech at the National Development Council meeting which...
  • Arjun Munda demands special status for Jharkhand December 27, 2012

    New Delhi: Observing that 19 out of 24 districts in Jharkhand are affected by Naxalism, Chief Minister Arjun Munda today made a strong pitch for granting a special status to the tribal state along with a central package to effectively deal with its various problems. Addressing the 57th National Development...
  • Centre responsible for West Bengal debts: Mamata December 27, 2012

    New Delhi: In a shrill attack on the Centre, Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on December 27 accused it of an "unholy nexus" with the erstwhile Left Front government of West Bengal, leaving the state in a "disastrous" financial situation with a debt burden of Rs 2 lakh crore, and warned...
  • Pessimism in India due to policy paralysis: Modi December 27, 2012

    New Delhi: Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday launched a fresh attack on the Centre, saying the country was in the grip of pessimism because of "policy paralysis, intellectual bankruptcy and lack of leadership". He said the Centre's policies "lack urgency or seriousness" in tackling economic crises and thus...
  • Jayalalithaa walks out of NDC meet in Delhi December 27, 2012

    New Delhi: The National Development Council meeting in New Delhi began on a stormy note on Thursday with AIADMK leader and Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa, who does not enjoy cordial relations with the Congressled United Progressive Alliance Government, accusing the Centre of stifling the voices of oppositionruled states...
  • PM urges CMs to pay special attention to safety of women December 27, 2012

    New Delhi: Amidst the outrage over crimes against women in the country, Prime Minister Manmohan Singh on Thursday said the safety and security of women was the government's highest concern. Speaking at the National Development Council meet in the national capital, the Prime Minister said, "Growing threats to safety and...
  • Jaya violated oath of truth: Karunanidhi November 2, 2011

    CHENNAI: DMK President M Karunanidhi on Tuesday questioned Tamil Nadu Chief Minister Jayalalithaa's decision to skip the NDC meeting in Delhi after citing it as the reason for her inability to attend proceedings at a Bangalore court, hearing the wealth case against her. "When the judge asked her if she would...
  • Communal Violence Bill is fascist: Jayalalithaa October 22, 2011

    New Delhi: Tamil Nadu Chief Minister Jayalalithaa on Saturday attacked the UPA government for "reducing states to glorified municipal corporations" by turning a deaf ear to their reasonable demands and described central proposals like the Communal Violence bill as "fascist". She also questioned the Approach Paper for 12th Plan in...