V Narayanasamy

  • Narayanasamy alleges malpractices in free rice scheme September 6, 2014

    Puducherry: Former Union Minister of State and senior Congress leader V Narayanasamy on Saturday alleged "malpractices" in the implementation of free rice scheme by the AINRC Government and demanded a CBI probe. Inaugurating a demonstration by party workers condemning the government's "failure" to measure up to the people's expectations in...
  • Puducherry CM N Rangasamy greets Modi for NDA's 'historic win' in Lok Sabha polls May 17, 2014

    Puducherry: Puducherry Chief Minister and AINRC chief N Rangasamy on Saturday congratulated Narendra Modi for the BJP-led NDA's 'historic win' in the Lok Sabha polls. Talking to reporters here, Rangasamy expressed confidence that the new government under the leadership of Narendra Modi would extend full cooperation to the Union Territory. The...
  • LS polls: Narayanasamy dismisses exit poll projections May 13, 2014

    Kumbakonam: Dismissing exit poll projections Union Minister V Narayanasamy on Tuesday claimed that UPA will form the government at the Centre under the leadership of Rahul Gandhi. "The UPA will form the government third time, under Rahul Gandhi, I believe..", Narayanasamy told reporters after offering prayers at the Sri Chakrapanisamy...
  • Congress will form government with third front support: Narayanasamy May 12, 2014

    Chennai: With TV channels coming out with results of exit polls, senior Congress leader and Union Minister in PMO, V Narayanasamy on Monday said that projections in 2004 and 2009 had proved wrong with the party sailing to power. Speaking to reporters, he also expressed hope that Congress will get the...
  • Puducherry CM N Rangasamy proceeds on bike to booth to cast vote April 24, 2014

    Dispensing with his security, Chief Minister N Rangasamy on Thursday proceeded to the polling booth on his motorcycle to cast his vote. The AINRC founder drove his two wheeler to the booth, housed in a government school near his house in Thelarshpet. Congress leader and Minister of State in PMO V Narayanasamy,...
  • Protest in Congress camp against re-nomination of Narayanasamy March 15, 2014

    Puducherry: Protesting against re-nomination of Union Minister V Narayanasamy for Lok Sabha poll from Puducherry, leaders of different wings of Congress on Friday threatened to resign from the party. The leaders also held an emergency meeting. "About 50 functionaries of different wings of the party have decided to resign from all...
  • BJP not interested in halting corruption: Narayanasamy March 3, 2014

    Chennai: Union Minister V Narayanasamy on Monday charged the BJP with not being interested in halting corruption as it had not supported the passage of an amendment Bill to the Prevention of Corruption Act in Parliament. "As the principal opposition party, the BJP should have supported the anti-corruption [amendment] bill, but...
  • Nariman declines to be in selection process for Lokpal posts February 27, 2014

    Eminent jurist Fali Nariman has refused to be part of the process to select the names for various posts of Lokpal, saying he fears that the multi- layered procedure could overlook the most competent, independent and courageous persons. In a letter to V Narayanasamy, Minister of State in the Prime Minister's...
  • Kejriwal lacks administrative efficiency: Narayanasamy February 16, 2014

    Puducherry: Slamming Aam Aadmi Party leader Arvind Kejriwal, who quit as Delhi Chief Minister, Union Minister V Narayanasamy on Sunday said Kejriwal was lacking in "political and administrative efficiency" and had been "playing a drama to cover up his incapability." "How can a Chief Minister stage agitation on a main road...
  • Puducherry: AIADMK demands NIA probe into bomb found under minister's car January 30, 2014

    Puducherry: The opposition AIADMK on Thursday demanded a NIA probe into the incident involving the detection of a powerful pipe bomb under the car of Union Minister V Narayanasamy. AIADMK's Puducherry unit Secretary A Anbalagan said, "The investigation should be expedited and be done by a central agency. The NIA should...
  • Andaman boat tragedy: Tourism dept responsible, says Narayanasamy January 27, 2014

    A tourist boat capsized near the Andaman and Nicobar Islands on Sunday evening in which 21 people lost their lives. Of the 21 casualties, 16 bodies have been identified. Minister of State V Narayanasamy has said that tourism department is responsible for the tragedy and strict action will be taken...
  • Government seeks applications for chairperson, members of Lokpal January 18, 2014

    Centre on Saturday invited applications for appointment to the post of chairperson and members of the anti-graft watchdog, Lokpal. "Government has invited applications for filing up a post of chairperson and eight posts of members of Lokpal. Four posts are reserved for judicial members," a senior official in the Ministry of...
  • UPA-III led by Congress will form the government: V Narayanasamy January 17, 2014

    New Delhi: The Congress on Friday asserted that UPA-III led by it will form the government after Lok Sabha elections. Union Minister of State for PMO V Narayanasamy said, "I have been telling this consistently, UPA-III in 2014 will be a Congress-led government." He went on to justify his claims saying...
  • Deal for phase 3-4 of Kudankulam nuke project almost finalised January 16, 2014

    New Delhi: India has almost finalised the deal with Russia for the phase 3 and 4 of Kudankulam nuclear power project in Tamil Nadu, Minister of State for Atomic Energy V Narayanasamy said on Thursday. "Negotiations with Russian government have almost crystallised," he said at the AICC headquarters indicating that...
  • Deal for phase 3-4 of Kudankulam nuclear project 'almost finalised' January 15, 2014

    New Delhi: India has almost finalised the deal with Russia for the phase 3 and 4 of Kudankulam nuclear power project in Tamil Nadu, Minister of State for Atomic Energy V Narayanasamy said today. "Negotiations with Russian government have almost crystallised," he told reporters at the AICC headquarters indicating that the...
  • Narayanasamy defends Shinde, says RK Singh's allegations baseless January 15, 2014

    Two days after former Home Secretary RK Singh told CNN-IBN that Home Minister Sushil Kumar Shinde sheiled a businessman with links to Dawood Ibrahim, MoS V PMO Narayanasamy has now defended the Home Minister and said, "I could see that RK Singh was expecting some kind of position in the...
  • Government says it will pass Lokpal Bill in current session December 10, 2013

    New Delhi: The government has said that it will pass the Lokpal Bill during the current session of Parliament. MoS PMO V Narayanasamy said the government was ready for a debate on Lokpal Bill provided the House runs. "The government is ready to debate and discuss and then to pass the...
  • PM to inaugurate CBI's 3-day international conference November 11, 2013

    New Delhi: The Central Bureau of Investigation's three-day international conference on "evolving common strategies to combat corruption and crime" starting on Monday will be inaugurated by Prime Minister Manomohan Singh who will release a special commemorative stamp on this occasion. The Prime Minister will also present the President's Police Medals for...
  • SC stays Gauhati High Court order terming CBI unconstitutional November 9, 2013

    New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Saturday stayed Gauhati High Court order which termed the Central Bureau of Investigation unconstitutional. The Supreme Court issued notice to the petitioner on whose plea the high court passed the judgement and posted the matter for hearing on December 6. The apex court observed...
  • Delhi: Congress to finalise candidates' list for assembly polls November 8, 2013

    After series of meetings and confabulations, Congress is all set to finalise its candidates for all 70 constituencies on Saturday when filing of nominations for the December 4 assembly election will begin. The list of candidates will be finalised at a meeting of Central Election Committee to be chaired by party...
  • Will seek an immediate stay on Gauhati HC order, says CBI Director November 8, 2013

    New Delhi: Central Bureau of Investigation Director Ranjit Sinha on Wednesday said he will seek a stay on the Gauhati High Court order. He said, "The government has already made up its mind to approach the Supreme Court by Monday. We will seek an immediate stay on the order." He also...
  • Coalgate: Government will provide all documents to CBI, says Narayanasamy October 22, 2013

    Minister of State for Prime Minister's Office V Narayanasamy on Tuesday stressed that the government would provide all the coal blocks allocation documents to the CBI. He also added that the investment climate has taken a hit due to the cases registered against some business houses. ...
  • PM will take good decision on CHOGM: Narayanasamy September 24, 2013

    Coimbatore: Amid calls from most political parties in Tamil Nadu that India boycott the CHOGM meet in Sri Lanka in November, Union minister V Narayanasamy Tuesday said Prime Minister Manmohan Singh would take a "good decision" at the right time, respecting the sentiments of Tamils. "The Prime Minister will take a...
  • Parliamentary panel seeks people's view on RTI Amendment Bill September 22, 2013

    A Parliamentary Committee has sought people's suggestion on RTI Amendment Bill which is aimed at giving immunity to political parties from providing information. The Right to Information (Amendment) Bill 2013 was introduced on August 12 in the Lok Sabha by Minister of State for Personnel, Public Grievances and Pensions V Narayanasamy. It...
  • Nuclear commercial deal hasn't been signed: Govt sources September 19, 2013

    New Delhi: Ahead of Prime Minister Manmohan Singh's trip to the US, the government is clearing the decks to take the Indo-US nuclear negotiations further, which has been stalled over America's objections to the civil nuclear liabilities law. Government sources say that the nuclear commercial deal has not been signed, but...
  • Manmohan Singh will be apprised of issues relating to Sri Lanka, says Narayanasamy September 10, 2013

    Prime Minister Manmohan Singh will be apprised of the objections raised by political parties in Tamil Nadu to India's plan to supply warships to Sri Lanka and his participation in the Commonwealth Head of Governments Meeting in Colombo, Union Minister V Narayanasamy said on Tuesday. "Political parties from Tamil Nadu have...
  • Kudankulam Nuclear Plant: Trial runs completed, production to start soon September 6, 2013

    Production at the Kudankulam Nuclear Plant is expected to start within 15-20 days as the trials runs have been completed, Union Minister V Narayanasamy  said on Friday. "We will start production at the plant within 15-20 days as we have completed the trial run. The power production will slowly start. The...
  • Land, Food Bill pro-poor, says Cong; CPI wants the poor to benefit August 29, 2013

    Union Minister V Narayanasamy on Thursday said that the Food Security Bill and Land Bill are pro-poor. While CPI leader D Raja said that a new bill on land is needed but it must benefit the poor. ...
  • Coal scam: Efforts on to trace missing files; will be found, says Narayanasamy August 21, 2013

    Hitting out at BJP for stalling Parliament over missing coal block allocation files, Union Minister V Narayanasamy on Wednesday said government was making efforts to trace them and they will be found. "It is not the case of missing files. The files need to be traced. The (Coal) Ministry has to...
  • Modi has misused ceremonial occasion to criticise PM, UPA: Narayanasamy August 17, 2013

    Minister of State in PMO V Narayanasamy on Saturday lashed out at Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi for 'misusing' a ceremonial occasion like Independence Day to criticise Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and Congress led UPA government at the Centre. Speaking to reporters in Puducherry, he alleged that Modi had violated convention...