Parliamentary Affairs Minister

  • No witch-hunt against opponents, says Venkaiah Naidu May 30, 2014

    Bangalore: NDA government would not launch witch-hunt against its political opponents including Robert Vadra, but the law would take its own course, Union Parliamentary Affairs Minister Venkaiah Naidu said on Friday. "I don't want to make any political comment. We don't want to launch witch-hunt but at the same time the...
  • Media has been 'uncharitable' to the Prime Minister, says Kamal Nath September 8, 2013

    New Delhi: Parliamentary Affairs Minister Kamal Nath in an interview on CNN-IBN said that the media has been 'uncharitable' to Prime Minister Manmohan Singh in the manner it has spoken about him. He added that the Prime Minister has not tried to escape from answering questions that have been raised....
  • Defiant BJD, TMC force govt to defer RTI amendment bill September 5, 2013

    New Delhi: Under pressure from social activists and few political parties, the government was forced to defer the RTI amendment bill keeping political parties outside the ambit of the RTI but announced plans to bring it back in winter session of Parliament. "To say politics is a public office is...
  • Maharashtra Assembly to table anti-superstition bill July 14, 2013

    Mumbai: The long-pending anti-superstition bill would be tabled in the monsoon session of the Maharashtra Legislature, chief minister Prithviraj Chavan said on Sunday. "We will table the Bill on anti-superstition after discussion with the representatives of the 'varkaris' (devotees of lord Vitthal)," Chavan told reporters on Sunday. He said that the...
  • UPA meet on Naxal attack; no talks held on Food Bill: Nath June 3, 2013

    New Delhi: The Food Security Bill was not discussed at the UPA Coordination Committee meeting on Monday, clarified Parliamentary Affairs Minister Kamal Nath. The meeting was held to discuss the deadly Naxal attack in Chhattisgarh that claimed lives of top state Congress leaders, including Mahendra Karma and Nand Kumar Patel...
  • Don't lecture us on 'corruption', Congress tells BJP May 6, 2013

    New Delhi: Parliamentary Affairs Minister Kamal Nath on Monday told the BJP not to "lecture" the Congress on corruption and said Railway Minister Pawan Kumar Bansal and Law Minister Ashwani Kumar would not resign. "There is no question of their resignation. Did Nitin Gadkari resign as president of the BJP?...
  • Debate on Sri Lankan Tamils issue in Lok Sabha on Thursday March 6, 2013

    New Delhi: Amid sustained pressure by political parties from Tamil Nadu, Government on agreed to have a discussion on the Sri Lankan Tamils issue in Lok Sabha on Thursday. "The issue is planned to be discussed tomorrow. It will be discussed tomorrow," Parliamentary Affairs Minister Kamal Nath told the House. The...