Ravi Shankar Prasad

  • Law Minister admits no attempts will be made to tame the judiciary August 14, 2014

    In a major success for the Narendra Modi government, the Rajya Sabha passed the National Judicial Appointments Commission Bill moments before Parliament was adjourned sine die on Thursday. Speaking to CNN-IBN, Union Law Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad on Thursday talked about the National Judicial Appointments Commission Bill and the collegium...
  • Kosi floods: Government prepared for all eventualities, says Ravi Shankar Prasad August 3, 2014

    As thousands of people start to get worried about the rising water level of the Kosi river in Bihar, triggering fear of a probable situation in 2008 when the state wide floods had rendered many homeless, Law Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad assuaged fears by saying that 117 relief shelters have...
  • Congress should revisit their own procedures on TRAI, says Uma Bharati July 11, 2014

    The amended Bill was introduced in Lok Sabha by Telecom Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad. The TRAI Bill has to be amended to allow the appointment of former TRAI chairman Nripendra Misra as principal secretary to Prime Minister Narendra Modi. Defending the government, Uma Bharati said, "Tell the Congress to revisit...
  • Rajnath Singh hails Budget, calls it most realistic July 10, 2014

    Home Minister Rajanth Singh hailed the Union Budget and called it most realistic. He said, "This Budget is poor friendly, women friendly, disabled friendly and farmer friendly. After looking at this Budget you can get a fair idea as to how the Narendra Modi-led NDA government wants to develop India....
  • Our Railway Budget is for development: Ravi Shankar Prasad July 8, 2014

    Union Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad on Tuesday said that their Railways Budget is for development. "This budget is good and will give a new direction," he said. ...
  • Railway suffering a loss of Rs 900 crore everyday: Ravi Shankar Prasad June 21, 2014

    In an exclusive interview to CNN-IBN, Union Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad said that the hike in railway fare was done by the UPA government in the interim budget earlier this year. About the Modi government he also said, "Prime Minister has the ablity to govern and we are trying to...
  • Our focus is on implementation, good governance: Ravi Shankar Prasad June 9, 2014

    Union Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad said that the government believes in 'Ek Bharat Shreshtha Bharat'. He said, "Our focus is more on implementation and good governance. We believe our idea is refreshing and based on the people's growth." ...
  • BJP leaders vow to do fulfil duties, work for development May 26, 2014

    With the new government taking up the responsibility, the BJP leaders have vowed to work for the development of the country. "Fortunate to work with Modiji. I will do justice to my portfolio. We will work together under Modi's leadership and ensure better development for our country," Nitin Gadkari said. ...
  • LS polls: Need security before development, says Ravi Shankar Prasad April 7, 2014

    The BJP released its manifesto for the 2014 Lok Sabha elections on Monday. The manifesto focuses on development, inclusive growth and zero tolerance towards terror. ...
  • Sonia Gandhi met Jama Masjid Shahi Imam to polarise voters: BJP April 4, 2014

    The BJP approached the Election Commission on Congress chief Sonia Gandhi's meeting with Jama Masjid Shahi Imam saying the step was a violation of the model code and demanded stern action. "This is an attempt by Sonia Gandhi and Rahul Gandhi to polarize voters. The Election Commission should take note,"...
  • Congress's manifesto a document of deceit: BJP March 26, 2014

    The Bharatiya Janata Party hit out at the Congress's manifesto for the Lok Sabha elections and called it a document of deceit. BJP leader Ravi Shankar Prasad said, "Congress had promised to provide electricity to every house. Today the country is in darkness because of them and they have...
  • Rahul's comments on Modi are based on lies: BJP March 16, 2014

    BJP leader Ravi Shankar Prasad hit out at Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi for attacking BJP's prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi. He said, "Rahul Gandhi's comments are all based on lies. The Supreme Court has given Modi a clean chit, but Rahul refuses to believe it. The people will respond...
  • Rahul Gandhi no match for Narendra Modi, says BJP January 19, 2014

    Attacking the Congress, BJP leader Ravi Shankar Prasad said that Rahul Gandhi is no match for Narendra Modi. He also added, "I want to ask Rahul Gandhi, does he feel that Shivraj Singh Chouhan, Raman Singh and Vasundhara Raje won elections for the third term due to marketing skills? Did...
  • 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...
  • Snooping row: Shinde can't interfere in state matters, says BJP December 2, 2013

    BJP leader Ravi Shankar Prasad said Home Minister Sushil Kumar Shinde has no right to interfere in the state matters. He said, "The women is not complaining. The father is saying its a private affair and the matter is being investigated by a retired judge. Shinde has no jurisdiction." Earlier,...
  • The Last Word: What is the best way to inquire into snooping allegations? November 27, 2013

    Gujarat government has constituted an inquiry commission into the alleged snooping scandal, in which the panel is asked to find out if there was any conspiracy in releasing the tapes after four years. The tapes show purported conversations between Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi's key aide Amit Shah giving orders...
  • Political parties are not allowed to collect funds from foreign sources: BJP November 11, 2013

    After the AAP recieved funding from the US, Hong Kong and the UK, the BJP on Monday stressed that the political parties are not allowed to collect funds from foreign sources. ...
  • Rahul's ISI remark very irresponsible, says BJP October 25, 2013

    The Bharatiya Janata Party hit out at Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi for blaming the BJP for the riots in Muzaffarnagar. He also claimed that intelligence inputs have revealed that some ISI agents were in touch with riot victims. BJP spokesperson Ravi Shankar Prasad said, "It is a very irresponsible...
  • BJP takes a dig at Rahul Gandhi, says no point talking about the past October 23, 2013

    Senior BJP leader Ravi Shankar Prasad on Wednesday took a dig at Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi and blamed him for dwelling in the past during his speech at Alwar and Churu in Rajasthan. ...
  • Watch: Political reactions on Cabinet's decision to withdraw the ordinance October 3, 2013

    Leading political leaders including Union Minister Farooq Abdullah said he is not upset, but neither happy with the Ordinance being withdrawn. NCP chief Sharad Pawar and BJP spokesperson Ravi Shankar Prasad also gave their takes on the Ordinance withdrawal. ...
  • India @ 9 with Rajdeep Sardesai September 23, 2013

    Catch the day's top stories with Rajdeep Sardesai on India @ 9. ...
  • Battle over economic numbers: UPA vs NDA September 23, 2013

    War of words continued between Finance Minister P Chidambaram and the Bharatiya Janata Party over country's growth rate during UPA and NDA regime. BJP leader Ravi Shankar Prasad on Monday said, "Chidambaram's statement was a fake encounter of facts." Earlier in the day, Chidambaram said, "Modi's claim that India grew...
  • Is India under US pressure on the nuke liability law? September 20, 2013

    A controversy has erupted over the Indo-US nuclear deal ahead of the Prime Minister Manmohan Singh's visit to Washington next week. Sources have told CNN-IBN that the Cabinet Committee on Security is all set to clear a deal between Nuclear Power Corporation of India (NPCIL) and American company Westinghouse, which...
  • More people killed in UP riots than in Gujarat riots: Nitin Gadkari September 18, 2013

    Former BJP president Nitin Gadkari hit out at the Uttar Pradesh government saying a lot more people were killed in the riots as compared to Gujarat riots. He said, "A chief minister's responsibility is to run a stable government. A lot more people were killed in the UP riots as...
  • Uproar in Parliament over coal files; Ravi Shankar, Sibal exchange heated words September 3, 2013

    Kapil Sibal and Ravi Shankar Prasad exchanged heated words over the Prime Minister Manmohan Singh's statement on missing coal files on Tuesday. Following which there was an uproar in Parliament and it was adjourned for 15 minutes. ...
  • Mayawati's problem is ban on caste-based rallies, says BJP July 15, 2013

    BJP leader Ravi Shankar Prasad said BSP chief Mayawati's problem is a ban on caste-based rallies. He said the Congress government in the past had imposed a ban on RSS and VHP but the tribunal set up to hear the case had revoked the ban. ...
  • Ishrat Jahan case: BJP hits out at Digvijaya for his comments on Modi July 5, 2013

    BJP leader Ravi Shankar Prasad said "pathological hatred of Modi is forcing Congress to do all this". ...
  • Centre should come up with a strategy to fight Naxalism: BJP May 26, 2013

    BJP leader Ravi Shankar Prasad, while commenting on the Chhattisgarh Naxal attack, said there is a need for a collective decision to fight Naxalism. "The central government has to come up with a strategy to face the challenge put by the Naxals," he said. ...
  • Pawan Bansal case a very shameful incident: Ravi Shankar Prasad May 10, 2013

    Railway Minister Pawan Kumar Bansal, who is facing allegations of being involved in the cash for posts scam in the Indian Railways, resigned on Friday. Reacting to the development, BJP leader Ravi Shankar Prasad said the resignation came too late and said Law Minister Ashwani Kumar should also resign. ...
  • Karnataka: BJP blames BS Yeddyurappa for poll defeat May 8, 2013

    BJP spokesperson Ravi Shankar Prasad said that the party's defeat in Karnataka was partly because of BS Yeddyurappa's KJP, that ate into their share of votes. ...