RAJIV SHUKLA

  • Congress's Rajiv Shukla keeps hopes alive even as party concedes defeat, says will pick up 5 days ago

    In an interview with CNN-IBN, Congress leader Rajiv Shukla said that the Modi wave had declined since the last Lok Sabha elections. "There are signs of improvement in Congress since the Lok Sabha elections, Congress will definately pick up, " said Rajiv Shukla. ...
  • Maharashtra polls: Congress takes jibe at Modi, says PM did nothing but foreign tours October 9, 2014

    Mumbai: Senior Congress leader and former Union Minister Rajiv Shukla on Thursday accused Prime Minister Narendra Modi of ignoring national security and focusing just on foreign tours and election campaigns in times of ceasefire violations by Pakistan. Addressing a press conference, Shukla said Modi government's Pakistan policy was a failure. "The India-Pakistan...
  • Rajya Sabha Deputy Chairman grants leave to MP Sachin Tendulkar August 11, 2014

    New Delhi: Rajya Sabha Deputy Chairman PJ Kurien on Monday granted leave to MP Sachin Tendulkar even as Samajwadi Party MP Naresh Agarwal and Congress's Satyavrat Chaturvedi raised objections to it. Tendulkar applied for leave after he came under fire from other MPs for failing to attend even a single session...
  • Centre will decide on who should be given Bharat Ratna: Rajiv Shukla August 11, 2014

    Senior Congress leader Rajiv Shukla said that the government will decide on who should be given Bharat Ratna. "It is the government's decision, but we can be sure only after the list is out." The remarks came in the backdrop of reports suggesting that former prime minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee...
  • Whether or not Priyanka joins politics is matter to be decided by Gandhi family: Shukla August 10, 2014

    Congress leader Rajiv Shukla Sunday said that whether or not Priyanka Gandhi Vadra joins politics is a matter to be solely decided by the Gandhi family, and people should leave the issue to them. "Nobody has a right to comment on the issue as the matter relates solely to the Gandhi...
  • UPSC exam row to be resolved within a week, assures government July 25, 2014

    New Delhi: With massive protests by many Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) civil services aspirants against the alleged bias against Hindi and other regional languages rocking the national capital, Minister of State for Personnel Jitendra Singh on Friday said the matter will be resolved in a week when a high...
  • The government should not take any decision in haste: Congress July 15, 2014

    The Centre on Tuesday has indicated that it is willing to bring in the Uniform Civil Code. Congress leader, Rajiv Shukla said, "It is a sensitive and complicated issue. The government should not take any decision in haste. Should think twice before taking any decision." ...
  • UPCA to make onetime payment to all exRanji cricketers May 26, 2014

    Kanpur: The Uttar Pradesh Cricket Association (UPCA) president Rajiv Shukla on Monday announced that all the former firstclass cricketers from the state will be rewarded with an exgratia payment ranging from Rs 50,000 to Rs 1 lakh in the coming days. The decision was taken at the AGM of the state...
  • Very disappointing as we expected over 100 seats: Rajiv Shukla May 16, 2014

    Congress leader Rajiv Shukla said that he is very disappointing as they expected at least over 100. In an interview to CNNIBN, Shukla said, "I and party workers are responsible for this defeat." ...
  • Rajiv Shukla, Amisha Patel campaign in Allahabad April 21, 2014

    Congress leader Rajiv Shukla on Monday alleged that BJP Prime Ministerial candidate Narendra Modi's rise to power at the Centre could "spell doom for farmers across the country". "There is a lot of talk about the Gujarat model of development. This model has been all about snatching away farmers' land and...
  • BJP creating 'Modi wave' through media hype: Rajiv Shukla April 13, 2014

    Shimla: Congress leader and Union Minister Rajiv Shukla on Sunday said there is no "Modi wave" in the country and the BJP was trying to create a media hype about it. "There is no BJP in half of the Country and the media campaign to create the wave has failed to...
  • BJP's chargesheet against Congress has no value: Rajiv Shukla April 4, 2014

    The Congress hit back at the BJP and said the chargesheet filed by the Opposition against it had no value. "BJP's chargesheet has no value, we reject it," said Congress leader Rajiv Shukla. ...
  • Congress rejigs party posts ahead of LS elections April 3, 2014

    New Delhi: The Congress party has reallocated work ahead of voting for the Lok Sabha elections. Information and Broadcasting Minister Manish Tewari has been appointed as the Congress's new media in-charge. Former Rajasthan chief minister Ashok Gehlot has been made incharge of Gujarat, while Union Minister Kumari Selja has been...
  • Life ban for any player involved in fixing in IPL-7: Rajiv Shukla March 12, 2014

    Senior BCCI vice-president Rajeev Shukla on Wednesday sounded out a warning that the cricket board will have zero-tolerance towards match-fixing and anyone found guilty of indulging in malpractices during IPL-7 will be "banned for life". "The BCCI and IPL governing council are alert after spot-fixing allegations in previous edition of IPL....
  • IPL venue decision on March 5: Shukla March 2, 2014

    Nagpur: The suspense over the venues for this year's IPL is all set to end on March 5 when the BCCI will take a decision on the matter in a meeting here, Board vice-president Rajiv Shukla revealed on Sunday. "The BCCI president has been authorised to take a decision," Shukla told...
  • Don't support Khurshid's remarks against Modi: Rajiv Shukla February 26, 2014

    Union Minister Salman Khurshid on Tuesday described Narendra Modi as "impotent", a remark that invited a sharp condemnation from the BJP. ...
  • Truth slips out, Cong mastered art of 'misusing' CBI: Jaitley February 9, 2014

    New Delhi: BJP on Sunday said the truth about alleged political misuse of CBI had "slipped out" after the reported comment by its Director Ranjit Sinha in the Ishrat Jahan case, charging that Congress has "mastered the art of manipulating" the agency during the UPA's decadelong rule. Sinha is reported to...
  • Those who have a problem with Rahul Gandhi will have to go: Khurshid January 16, 2014

    New Delhi: Ahead of the Congress Working Committee meeting on Thursday, senior leaders in the party are voicing their support for party Vice President Rahul Gandhi. After Jyotiraditya Scindia, External Affairs Minister Salman Khurshid has also endorsed Rahul. In fact, he has said that if anyone has a problem with Rahul,...
  • Congress takes on AAP, says no one can challenge the Gandhis in Amethi January 13, 2014

    New Delhi: A day after Aam Aadmi Party leader Kumar Vishwas addressed his rally in Gandhibastion Amethi, the Congress hit out at him saying no one can challenge the Gandhi family in Amethi. "The Gandhi family has served the people of Amethi. They are loved in that constituency. No one...
  • Predictably Rajiv Shukla says Rahul Gandhi is not to be blamed for Congress loss December 8, 2013

    New Delhi: Union Minister Rajiv Shukla said that it was unfair to blame Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi for the poor show of the party in the election bound states and said that the party was responsible collectively in the defeat. Shukla also denied reports that Bharatiya Janata Party had gained...
  • Congress says does not trust exit polls as results indicate BJP's win December 5, 2013

    While the exit polls surveys indicate at a clear majority for BJP in the assembly elections, Congress has said that it does not believe in the exit polls and said that it will do well in all the 4 states. "People should not trust the exit polls. No one says...
  • Rahul Gandhi must apologise to Muslims for ISI remark: Jairam Ramesh November 16, 2013

    Union Rural Development Minister Jairam Ramesh on Saturday said Congress vice president Rahul Gandhi should apologise to the Muslim community for his remarks that Muslim youth were in touch with Pakistan's InterServices Intelligence. "His (Rahul Gandhi's) intention was not to malign any community. But it was blown out of proportion...
  • Rajiv Shukla confident of Kanpur hosting IndWI ODI October 23, 2013

    Kanpur: Following a BCCI inspection, Cricket Board Vice President Rajiv Shukla Wednesday expressed confidence that the Green Park stadium here will be ready in time to host the third Oneday International between India and the West Indies next month. An inspection team headed by BCCI official Ratnakar Shetty visited the stadium...
  • SA tour to be discussed at Working Committee meeting on Oct 26 October 18, 2013

    Mumbai: The BCCI has called a meeting of its Working Committee in Chennai on October 26, where the progress over the Indian team's South Africa tour is expected to come up for discussion and approval. "An emergency meeting of the BCCI Working Committee will take place on October 26 in Chennai,"...
  • Shukla praises Team India for incredible runchase against Australia October 16, 2013

    New Delhi: BCCI VicePresident Rajiv Shukla on Wednesday praised Indian batsmen for pulling off the second highest ever successful run chase in ODI history against Australia and said the win in the second ODI has made the sevenmatch series exciting. "2nd highest succsful run chase in ODIs was mde to look...
  • Advani trying to create a rift between President and govt: Congress October 4, 2013

    Minister of State for Parliamentary Affairs Rajiv Shukla on Friday blamed senior BJP leader LK Advani for trying to manipulate facts with his blog and trying to create a rift between the President and the government. Advani in a blog had written that Sonia Gandhi advised Rahul to oppose the...
  • Narendra Modi's 'toilets first, temples later' remark finds support in MP October 4, 2013

    While BJP's prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi's "toilets first, temples later" remark has evoked mixed reactions, a lot of people feel it is a genuine issue and needs to be strongly addressed. Former Madhya Pradesh Women's Commission chairperson Savita Inamdar, without associating herself with any political class, told PTI that, "There...
  • Cabinet meet on October 2 to decide on ordinance on convicted leaders September 30, 2013

    The Union Cabinet is meeting on October 2 to take a call on possible withdrawal of the controversial ordinance on convicted lawmakers, whose fate appears to have already been sealed after Rahul Gandhi's strong denunciation of the measure. Government sources said on Monday that a meeting of the Union Cabinet has...
  • Ranjib Biswal is new IPL chairman September 29, 2013

    Chennai: Former national selector Ranjib Biswal was on Sunday appointed the new chairman of the lucrative Indian Premier League (IPL) at the Annual General Meeting (AGM) of the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI). Biswal has been a longtime loyalist of president Narayanaswami Srinivasan, who was reelected at the...
  • Tendulkar's future focus of speculation ahead of 200th Test September 18, 2013

    New Delhi: Just two matches shy of playing his 200th Test, Sachin Tendulkar's future on Wednesday became a subject of intense speculation after a media report claimed that he has been told to consider his career plans after the milestone game, forcing the BCCI to issue a denial. The 40-year-old champion...