Rpn Singh

  • Landslide victory for BJP as it bags 73 out of 80 seats; SP, BSP, Congress routed May 16, 2014

    In a stunning comeback in Uttar Pradesh, the BJP has clinched victory in 73 seats by surpassing its highest tally of 58 seats in the state which brought the NDA government to power in 1998. The Congress has won two seat, the SP has won 5 while Apna Dal has recorded...
  • Opinion polls will be proven wrong: RPN Singh May 12, 2014

    RPN Singh, the Congress candidate from Kushinagar, has hit out at opinion polls saying, "The media had estimated very low numbers for us in 2004 and in 2009 but we proved everyone wrong. Even in 2014 your estimates will be proven wrong." ...
  • Naxals have close links with foreign Maoist groups: RPN Singh February 19, 2014

    New Delhi: Naxals have close links with foreign Maoist organisations in Philippines, Turkey and a few other countries and possibility of their front outfits getting foreign funds cannot be ruled out, Rajya Sabha was informed on Wednesday. "The CPI(Maoist) have close links with foreign Maoist organisations in Philippines, Turkey etc. The...
  • 'Naxals extort estimated Rs 140 crore annually from corporates, traders' February 12, 2014

    Naxals are possibly receiving foreign funds but the chunk of their money comes from extortion of corporate houses and 'levy' imposed by them on mining, the government said on Wednesday. Spread over in areas spanning from Jharkhand to Andhra Pradesh with command centres in jungles of four states of Chhatisgarh, Maharashtra,...
  • No one saw Narendra Modi selling tea, says Union minister RPN Singh January 24, 2014

    Barring his own testimony, no one has seen Narendra Modi selling tea on streets, Union Minister RPN Singh on Thursday said, and alleged that BJP was a party "dream sellers". Taking a dig at the BJP's prime ministerial candidate, the Union minister of state for Home said,"no one has seem him...
  • Modi can't be given SPG security as per the law: Shinde November 11, 2013

    New Delhi: Home Minister Sushil Kumar Shinde on Monday retreated Bharatiya Janata Party's demand of providing SPG security to Gujarat Chief Minister and party's prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi. "SPG is given as per law. We have already given NSG and ASL to Modi after assessing the security risk. Strength of...
  • BJP, Congress spar over PMlike security cover for Narendra Modi November 6, 2013

    New Delhi: The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) and the Congress are at loggerheads over the security of Gujarat Chief Minister and BJP's prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi. The BJP's Parliamentary Board on Tuesday passed a resolution demanding Modi be given prime minister level security while claiming that he was high...
  • RPN Singh's faux pas, blames BJP for Rajiv Gandhi's lax security November 6, 2013

    New Delhi: Minister of State for Home RPN Singh on Wednesday made a huge faux pas by blaming the Bharatiya Janata Party for not providing adequate security to former prime minister Rajiv Gandhi who was assassinated during an election campaign in 1991. He said, "The BJP was in power with...
  • Modi has been provided adequate security, says RPN Singh November 6, 2013

    New Delhi: Minster of State for Home RPN Singh on Wednesday said BJP prime ministerial candidate and Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi has been given adequate security. RPN Singh said the Home Ministry gives security according to the threat perception. He said, "Would like to remind NDA of the type of...
  • NSG, NIA to probe Patna blasts, informs RPN Singh October 27, 2013

    Minister of State for Home RPN Singh said on Sunday that teams of the National Security Guards (NSG) and the National Investigation Agency (NIA) were being rushed to Patna to investigate the bomb blasts in the Bihar capital. Terming the blasts "unfortunate," the minister told reporters: "The home ministry has decided...
  • We won't rest until culprits of Mumbai attack are punished, says RPN Singh October 26, 2013

    Union Minister of State for Home RPN Singh, on Friday, said that the country would not rest until all those involved in the 26/11 terror attacks in Mumbai are brought to be booked and punished. "We have been consistently demanding that Pakistan should handover culprits involved in the Mumbai terror attack...
  • Congress MPs will decide the prime ministerial candidate: RPN Singh October 14, 2013

    Minister of State for Home Affairs RPN Singh said the Congress does not follow the presidential form of democracy. HE asaid, "In India, the elections are not fought between individuals but are based on ideologies." ...
  • Terror attacks in J&K to derail peace process between India and Pakistan: RPN Singh September 26, 2013

    Even as Prime Minister Manmohan Singh is slated to meet his Pakistani counterpart Nawaz Sharif in New York, terrorism has reared its ugly head in Jammu and Kashmir with two fresh terror attacks in Jammu and an infiltration bid which was foiled by Army in Kupwara. ...
  • Show restraint, RPN Singh tells VK Singh, media September 24, 2013

    Minister of State for Home RPN Singh on Tuesday asked former army chief VK Singh as well as the media to "show restraint" when it comes to talking about sensitive issues dealing with national security. "Sensitive issues regarding the army, sensitive issues regarding this country should not be discussed on television....
  • BSF appoints Virat Kohli as brand ambassador September 23, 2013

    Cricketer Virat Kohli has been appointed the brand ambassador of the Border Security Force (BSF), officials said on Sunday. This is the first time that any central force in India has decided to appoint a brand ambassador. "His name (Virat), meaning huge, is synonymous with the force. Plus he is a rising...
  • Muzaffarnagar riots: Centre asks UP govt to take necessary steps, say sources September 9, 2013

    New Delhi: Minister of State for Home Affairs RPN Singh on Monday said the Uttar Pradesh government has submitted its report to the Ministry of Home Affairs and also reported that no untoward incident took place since Sunday afternoon. He said Home Miniter Sushil Kumar Shinde has already spoken to...
  • Muzaffarnagar riots: Centre offers more paramilitary forces September 9, 2013

    With tension running high in riot-hit Muzaffarnagar, the Centre on Monday offered to provide additional paramilitary forces to Uttar Pradesh to assist the local administration in dealing with the situation. Minister of State for Home RPN Singh said 5,000 paramilitary force personnel have already been sent to violence-hit areas of Uttar...
  • Sexual assault case: Law is the same for everyone, says RPN Singh September 1, 2013

    Minister of State RPN Singh has said that the guilty will be punished in the sexual assault case of 15-year-old girl. He said, "The law is the same for everyone and the police will investigate the matter in the correct way. Whoever is found guilty will be punished accordingly." ...
  • Yasin Bhatkal's interrogation will expose role of foreign hand: RPN Singh August 30, 2013

    Minister of State in the Ministry of Home Affairs RPN Singh called Indian Mujahideen co-founder Yasin Bhatkal as the biggest catch and called him "a huge source of information." On the role of terrorist organisations that are operating from Pakistan, the minister said Bhatkal could provide information on the role...
  • Lok Sabha passes bill for hike in pension for ex-governors August 24, 2013

    New Delhi: A bill seeking an increase in emoluments and pension for ex-governors has been cleared in Lok Sabha. The bill was introduced by Minister of State for Home RPN Singh. Introducing the Governors (Emoluments, Allowances and Privileges) Amendment Bill, 2012, Singh said former governors do not get any pension or...
  • Mumbai gangrape: Maharashtra government to submit report, says RPN Singh August 23, 2013

    Minister of State for Home RPN Singh said the government has asked the Maharashtra government to submit a detailed report and to take strongest steps in the matter. He said, "Culprits must be booked. Law and order is a state subject if there is any lapse on the part of...
  • RPN Singh takes on Modi, says one should work more and talk less August 15, 2013

    Just hours after Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi challenged Prime Minister Manmohan Singh for a debate on Thursday, Minister of State (MoS) RPN Singh said, "This is not school where you have debates. All depends on the work you do. One should work more and talk less." ...
  • Terror attacks have increased in J&K after Afzal hanging: RPN Singh August 6, 2013

    New Delhi: Government on Tuesday said incidents of terrorist attacks on armed forces have increased in Jammu and Kashmir in the aftermath of the hanging of Parliament attack case convict Afzal Guru. "The reason for increase in terror attacks is due to stepping up of the attack on security forces planned...
  • 5 Indian soldiers killed along LoC, govt slams Pakistan August 6, 2013

    Indian government slammed the Pakistan on the killing of soldiers by Pakistani intruders along the Line of Control (LoC) in Poonch, Jammu and Kashmir. ...
  • Forces fighting Naxals likely to get enhanced allowances July 27, 2013

    Paramilitary personnel fighting Maoists may soon get enhanced allowances on a par with those serving in Jammu and Kashmir and northeastern region. The Home Ministry has submitted a proposal to the Finance Ministry in this regard and if it is cleared, more than 80,000 paramilitary personnel fighting the Maoists menace...
  • Our position on IM is clear: RPN Singh July 23, 2013

    Union minister RPN Singh on Tuesday said that the official position of the government on the Indian Mujahideen is very clear as it is available on its website. "There is an official position on what the Home Ministry thinks on the Indian Mujahideen. Its there on our website," said MoS...
  • Home Ministry distances itself from Shakeel Ahmad's IM terror remarks July 23, 2013

    New Delhi: The political controversy continues over Congress General Secretary Shakeel Ahmad's tweet that an NIA chargesheet says the 2002 Gujarat riots led to the formation of Indian Mujahideen. A day after his clarification that he was merely stating facts from the NIA probe, Shakeel Ahmad met UPA chairperson Sonia...
  • Ishrat Jahan case: MoS Home dismisses reports of IBCBI clash July 17, 2013

    New Delhi: A day after Union Home Minister Sushil Kumar Shinde chose to stay quiet on Ishrat Jahan's alleged terror links, the Minister of State in Home Ministry, RPN Singh, has dismissed reports of infighting between the Intelligence Bureau and the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI). "I think it's playing out...
  • Bodh Gaya bombing seems like terror attack: RPN Singh July 7, 2013

    The string of bombings at Bihar's Mahabodhi temple in Bodh Gaya city seems "like a terror attack", Minister of State for Home Affairs RPN Singh said on Sunday. "It does seem like a terror attack but we cannot give any details till the investigation is done. No (terrorist) outfit has claimed...
  • Congress urges Oppn not to politicise Food Security Bill issue July 4, 2013

    New Delhi: Urging political parties not to politicise the Food Security Bill issue, Minister of State Home RPN Singh said the Opposition should also support the bill as it will help the poor people in India and grains which are rotting will be utilised. Meanwhile, backing the Food Security ordinance which...