Venkaiah Naidu

  • Surge in BJP and Modi wave marks end of Congress era: Venkaiah 20-04-2014 04:53 PM

    Hyderabad: Claiming that the "wave" in favour of BJP and its prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi is getting stronger, senior party leader M Venkaiah Naidu on Sunday said the "Congress era" is coming to an end. "The only way for better future of the country is the BJP coming back...
  • Congress has run out of ideas to tackle Modi: BJP 12-04-2014 07:05 PM

    Congress had run out of the ideas to counter BJP's Prime Ministerial candidate Naredra Modi on issues of policy and development, and instead had started making personal attacks, senior BJP leader M Venkaiah Naidu said in Hyderabad on Saturday. "It (Modi's marriage) is a personal matter. Congress failed to compete...
  • Congress failed miserably in running a coalition government: Venkaiah 07-04-2014 08:45 AM

    Jamshedpur: Senior BJP leader Venkaiah Naidu said that the Congress has miserably failed to run a coalition government and its partners have left the alliance one after another. "Congress-led UPA had 14 to 15 allies but all of them including SP, BSP and Left parties left them one after another,"...
  • Cong failed miserably in running a coalition government, says Venkaiah Naidu 07-04-2014 07:54 AM

    Senior BJP leader Venkaiah Naidu on Sunday said Congress has miserably failed to run a coalition government and its partners have left the alliance one after another. "Congress-led UPA had 14 to 15 allies but all of them including SP, BSP and Left parties left them one after another," Naidu...
  • Sonia's move to seek Shahi Imam's support will boomerang: Venkaiah 06-04-2014 05:27 PM

    BJP leader Venkaiah Naidu on Sunday said that Congress chief Sonia Gandhi had called on the Shahi Imam of Delhi's Jama Masjid Syed Ahmed Bukhari as she was "frustrated" with the lectoral scenario and predicted her venture would "boomerang". "She is frustrated with the emerging poll scenario. So she called...
  • Won't need post-poll support, including that of TMC: BJP 06-04-2014 03:42 PM

    Senior BJP leader Venkaiah Naidu on Sunday claimed that the party would get over 250 seats in the Lok Sabha elections and would not need any post-poll support, including that of the Trinamool Congress. "There is no question of seeking post-poll support. I don't think there will be any need...
  • BJP's 24-hour deadline to TDP on sealing AP alliance deal ends today 31-03-2014 08:18 AM

    Hyderabad: The Bharatiya Janata Party 24-hour deadline to the Telugu Desam Party over sharing of seats in Andhra Pradesh ends on Monday. Senior BJP leader Venkaiah Naidu had on Sunday indicated that the BJP will go alone in the polls if the TDP fails to spell out its stand within...
  • Congress has become untouchable: Venkaiah Naidu 24-03-2014 08:09 PM

    Senior Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader Venkaiah Naidu said in Ranchi onMonday that the Congress has become untouchable in the country. "Congress has become untouchable. Only two parties -- Muslim League and National Conference -- are with them. Parties are joining hands with the BJP. The BJP and its alliance...
  • BJP is not sidelining senior leaders, says Venkaiah Naidu 23-03-2014 02:44 PM

    With veteran party leaders unhappy over denial of ticket for Lok Sabha polls, BJP leader M Venkaiah Naidu on Sunday stressed there were no differences in the party and no question of sidelining any senior leader. "There are no differences within the BJP. Party is united. There is no question...
  • Advani is free to contest from Gandhinagar or Bhopal: Rajnath Singh 20-03-2014 04:48 PM

    New Delhi: Amid reports of differences within the Bharatiya Janata Party over LK Advani's candidature from Gandhinagar even though he wanted Bhopal, party President Rajnath Singh has now downplayed the rift saying the 86-year-old leader is free to contest from any of the two seats. "Advani is free to chose...
  • No crisis in BJP, all doubts will be clear soon: Venkaiah Naidu 20-03-2014 04:04 PM

    New Delhi: Amidst reports of infighting in the Bharatiya Janata Party over Lok Sabha tickets, party leader Venkaiah Naidu has said that there is no crisis. Rubbishing reports of a rift, Naidu said that all doubts will be clear by Thursday evening. "There is no crisis, who told you Advani...
  • President rule in Andhra a sad commentary on Congress functioning: Venkaiah Naidu 04-03-2014 03:49 PM

    The imposition of President's rule in Andhra Pradesh is a sad commentary on the functioning of Congress, senior BJP leader M Venkaiah Naidu alleged in Hyderabad on Tuesday. "It is a sad commentary on the functioning of the Congress party. That's why I called it 'Tughlak (Mohammad Bin) rule'. They...
  • Third Front a 'parking slot', says Venkaiah Naidu 26-02-2014 03:39 PM

    Stating that the Third Front has no policy or commitment, senior BJP leader M Venkaiah Naidu on Wednesday termed the 'alternative' combination of parties as a "parking slot." "The Third Front is only a parking slot. It has no policy and commitment. All the leaders from Third Front have an...
  • BJP more credible than Congress in fulfilling promises, says Venkaiah Naidu 23-02-2014 05:00 PM

    Seeking to mobilise support for BJP in Telangana and Seemadhra, party leader M Venkaiah Naidu on Sunday said the two regions should support leadership of Narendra Modi as BJP is more credible than Congress in fulfilling promises made during division of Andhra Pradesh. "Let us focus on the future. Both...
  • We will study Telangana Bill in detail: Venkaiah Naidu 09-02-2014 02:45 PM

    Hyderabad: The BJP will make a detailed study of the Telangana bill before taking a decision on supporting it in Parliament, party leader M Venkaiah Naidu said on Sunday. Naidu told reporters in Nellore that some clarity would come about on the bill in a couple of days. While reiterating...
  • Clear cut Modi wave, BJP will win more than 300 seats: Venkaiah Naidu 08-02-2014 11:18 PM

    Bangalore: Asserting that there was a "clear cut Modi wave", senior BJP leader Venkaiah Naidu on Saturday said the BJP will win more than 300 seats in the upcoming Lok Sabha polls as it has gained the confidence of the minorities and oppressed castes. "There is a clear-cut Narendra Modi...
  • Venkaiah Naidu gets into war of words with Rajya Sabha Speaker 05-02-2014 12:48 PM

    Senior Bharatiya Janata Party leader Venkaiah Naidu on Wednesday said in Rajya Sabha that it was the government's duty to ensure that the House functioned smoothly. ...
  • LPG decision out of fear of Modi, says Venkaiah Naidu 30-01-2014 10:40 PM

    Bangalore: BJP on Thursday said the Centre's decision to raise the quota of subsidised cooking gas from 9 to 12 cylinders per household in a year was out "fear" of its prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi. "I would like to ask Congress whether the decision to cap subsidised LPG cylinder...
  • Venkaiah Naidu criticises Mani Shankar Aiyar over 'tea vendor' remark 29-01-2014 03:31 PM

    Launching BJP's poll campaign in Vijaywada by inaugurating a tea stall, senior party leader M Venkaiah Naidu, who tasted the beverage for the first time, on Wednesday criticised Congress MP Mani Shankar Aiyar over his 'tea vendor' remark against Narendra Modi. Naidu inaugurated the tea stall in Gandhinagar area in...
  • Will decide on Telangana after considering views: BJP 24-01-2014 08:29 PM

    With the Telangana Bill expected to come up in Parliament during the session next month, main opposition BJP on Friday said it will decide on its stance after considering various views, particularly in the context of "justice" for Seemandhra region. "We are studying the bill. Once the discussion in the...
  • BJP continues to support statehood for Telangana, says Venkaiah Naidu 21-01-2014 03:59 PM

    Stating that there was no change in his party's stance on the issue of division of Andhra Pradesh, senior BJP leader M Venkaiah Naidu on Tuesday said that they supported the formation of separate Telangana. "There is no change in party's stance. We are in support of forming separate Telangana....
  • Rahul's only credentials are his dynastic qualification, says Venkaiah Naidu 05-01-2014 07:14 PM

    Hitting out at Prime Minister Manmohan Singh for his comments during a recent press conference, BJP leader M Venkaiah Naidu on Sunday said Singh should have explained the credentials of Rahul Gandhi when he talked about the Congress vice-president's suitability for the top job. "He (Singh) spoke about the high...
  • Assembly results reflect anti-Cong mood, says Venkaiah Naidu 08-12-2013 07:09 PM

    Results of Assembly polls in four states reflect anti-Congress mood prevailing in the country and the stage is set for Congress party's ouster at the Centre, senior BJP leader M Venkaiah Naidu said on Sunday. "There is a pro-BJP mood across the country. BJP is the only challenger to the...
  • Sardar Patel belongs to the nation, not one party, says BJP 24-11-2013 05:51 PM

    Asserting that Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel belongs to the whole country, BJP, on Sunday, said it is not trying to claim the legacy of the nation's first Deputy Prime Minister by installing his huge statue in Gujarat. "(Sardar) Patel belongs to the entire country. He does not belong to one party....
  • Snooping row: Venkaiah scoffs at Congress demand for probe by SC judge 22-11-2013 10:41 PM

    Senior BJP leader M Venkaiah Naidu on Friday ridiculed ruling Congress for seeking probe by a sitting Supreme Court judge into the Gujarat snooping row and said it has lost the moral authority to speak on women safety after it came under scanner for commuting death penalties in child rape...
  • Come out of slumber, BJP tells PM and FM 16-11-2013 06:53 PM

    Bangalore: BJP on Saturday flayed reported moves by the government to effect steep cuts in funds for social sector schemes and budgetary support for six flagship programmes, saying the Prime Minister and Finance Minister should "come out of the slumber" and think out of the box. The Union Finance Ministry...
  • Terrorists getting indirect unknown support to stop Modi: BJP 09-11-2013 02:53 PM

    The BJP on Saturday expressed concern that its Prime Ministerial candidate Narendra Modi has become the target of terrorists as part of an "international conspiracy" and alleged that the terrorists were getting "indirect unknown support" from some of the political parties in this country. "There is an international conspiracy to...
  • 450 schemes, projects, buildings named after Nehru-Gandhi family: BJP 01-11-2013 06:21 PM

    Chennai: Veteran BJP leader Venkaiah Naidu hit out at the Congress for opposing Narendra Modi's plan to construct a grand statue of Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel saying that the Congress wanted to appropriate all credit for one family. Referring to the plans to name the Food Security bill after Indira Gandhi,...
  • Rahul's emotive pitch reflects Congress' frustration, says BJP 24-10-2013 02:53 PM

    Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi's comments that he may be killed like his father and grandmother and his attack on BJP are only a reflection of the ruling party's "despair and frustration", senior BJP leader M Venkaiah Naidu said. "Congress vice president's speech at Churu is a reflection of the...
  • Modi is decisive, dynamic, represents development: Venkaiah Naidu 04-10-2013 08:25 PM

    Patna: Senior BJP leader M Venkaiah Naidu on Friday described BJP's prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi as a '3D leader'. "Modi is a 3D leader as he is decisive, dynamic and represents development ... the BJP-led NDA will definitely sweep the next general elections riding on a strong undercurrent blowing...