Venkaiah Naidu

  • Modi government has done commendable work in two months: Venkaiah Naidu 19 hours 47 minutes ago

    Hyderabad: Asserting that the Narendra Modi government has done commendable work since it assumed office two months ago, union Urban Development Minister M Venkaiah Naidu on Sunday said that it was trying to put the country's economy back on rails. He told reporters that the economy was derailed during the UPA's...
  • Congress criticism on LoP issue unfair: Venkaiah Naidu 20 hours 16 minutes ago

    Hyderabad:Accusing Congress of indulging in unfair criticism on the Leader of Opposition (LoP) issue, Parliamentary Affairs Minister M Venkaiah Naidu on Sunday asserted that the matter is in the purview of the Lok Sabha Speaker. "The LoP issue is not in government's purview. I don't want to comment. But they criticise...
  • Force-feeding row: Government says it will respond by tomorrow 3 days ago

    New Delhi: The government on Thursday said it will respond on the issue of Shiv Sena MPs force-feeding a fasting Muslim after ascertaining full facts by Friday. The Congress, Samajwadi Party and Left members raised the issue when Rajya Sabha met for the day saying 24 hours have passed since the...
  • Government demands statement from Manmohan Singh on corrupt judge issue 4 days ago

    New Delhi: A day after informing Parliament that the PMO under Manmohan Singh had pushed for extension to a judge facing corruption charges, the government on Wednesday demanded that the former Prime Minister should make a "categorical" statement on the controversial matter. Parliamentary Affairs Minister M Venkaiah Naidu said that...
  • BJP holds Parliamentary party meet to discuss bills 6 days ago

    New Delhi: The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Tuesday held a parliamentary party meet to discuss the different bills to be tabled in the ongoing session in Parliament. According to sources, Parliamentary Affairs Minister M Venkaiah Naidu told party MPs that they must heed to Lok Sabha Speaker Sumitra Mahajan's...
  • Government accuses Congress of 'disinformation' campaign on file issue July 15, 2014

    New Delhi: Accusing Congress of initiating a "disinformation" campaign on file destruction issue, the government today asserted that the files related to Mahatma Gandhi's assasination were "safe and secure". Parliamentary Affairs Minister M Venkaiah Naidu said that the people of the country are "intelligent enough to see (and) understand their (Congress)...
  • Building collapses: Centre thinking of fixing responsibility July 13, 2014

    Bangalore: In the wake of building collapses in the country, Centre was thinking of fixing responsibility on local authority for illegal constructions, Urban Development and Housing Minister Venkaiah Naidu said on Sunday. "There has to be accountability to deal with such issues (illegal construction and building collapse). If people, local building...
  • Congress should not politicise LoP issue: Naidu July 13, 2014

    Bangalore: Hitting out at the Congress, Parliamentary Affairs Minister Venkaiah Naidu said that the party should not politicise the issue of Leader of Opposition status in Lok Sabha. "Till day before yesterday, they had not asked for the recognition from the Speaker and have been going around criticising the government. They...
  • Good days are here, which is why Rahul Gandhi was caught sleeping in Parliament: Naidu July 10, 2014

    New Delhi: It could not get any worse for Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi. After leading the Congress party to a deafening defeat in the Lok Sabha elections, and becoming the butt of political leaders' jokes, the Gandhi scion was on Wednesday caught sleeping in the Lok Sabha. Bharatiya Janata Party...
  • TMC crossing all lines by disrupting Parliament: Venkaiah Naidu July 9, 2014

    Parliamentary Affairs Minister M Venkaiah Naidu on Wednesday said that the Trinamool Congress MPs were abusing those who voted for them by disrupting Parliament. "There is a procedure to protest against issue but TMC is crossing all lines by disrupting Parliament," he said. ...
  • Madhya Pradesh CM Shivraj Singh Chouhan meets Venkaiah Naidu for Metro projects in state July 7, 2014

    Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chauhan on Monday met Urban Development Minister M Venkaiah Naidu in Bhopal and sought central assistance for various projects like Metro and housing in the state. Chauhan also demanded financial assistance for Ujjain Kumbh Mela and smart city project for Gwalior. Stating that the state...
  • Cannot hold month-old govt responsible for price rise: Venkaiah Naidu July 7, 2014

    New Delhi: Under attack over rising prices, Union Minister M Venkaiah Naidu said on Monday that a one-month-old government which is yet to take policy decisions cannot be held responsible for price rise. With the Budget Session starting on stormy note due to disruptions by Opposition on the issue of...
  • Congress 'must' go to court if Speaker denies LoP status: Kamal Nath July 6, 2014

    New Delhi/Hyderabad: With no clarity on Congress getting the Leader of Opposition (LoP) status in Lok Sabha, senior leader Kamal Nath on Sunday said the party "must" go to court if Speaker Sumitra Mahajan's decision, which could be "flavoured" by BJP and Narendra Modi, went against it. Insisting that there is...
  • Chhattisgarh CM presses for Underground Sewerage Project July 5, 2014

    Chhattisgarh Chief Minister Raman Singh on Friday met Urban Development Minister M Venkaiah Naidu and urged him to approve the long-pending Underground Sewerage Project for Raipur city. During the meeting in New Delhi, the chief minister said the proposal for Phase-I of the project at an estimated cost of Rs.485 crore...
  • Mandi House-Central Sectretariat Metro Section thrown open to public June 26, 2014

    New Delhi: The much-awaited Mandi House to Central Secretariat Metro section was thrown open to the public Thursday by Union Urban Development Minister Venkaiah Naidu. The Minister flagged off the first train, operated by a woman driver, on this route from Mandi House Station at 9:30 AM and then himself...
  • Venkaiah Naidu blames Congress for Hindi directive June 20, 2014

    Chennai: Senior BJP leader and Union minister M Venkaiah Naidu has blamed the previous Congress for the directive promoting Hindi across India. Speaking to the media he said "I don't know why this controversy is happening. We have not done anything. This circular was issued on March 10. We weren't...
  • Congress pitches for Leader of Opposition post in Lok Sabha June 9, 2014

    New Delhi: Congress on Monday pitched for the post of Leader of the Opposition in the Lok Sabha notwithstanding a taunt by Parliamentary Affairs Minister M Venkaiah Naidu that people have not chosen any party for the position. Seeking a "quick and proper" decision on the issue, Congress spokesman Anand...
  • Opposition will get opportunity to nominate Deputy Speaker: Venkaiah June 9, 2014

    Vijayawada: Union Parliamentary Affairs Minister M Venkaiah Naidu on Sunday said that the government will give opposition parties a "reasonable" opportunity to nominate one of their members for the post of deputy Speaker in the Lok Sabha. "Union government will give enough and reasonable opportunity to all opposition parties irrespective of...
  • About 265 former MPs asked to vacate houses by June 18 June 8, 2014

    New Delhi: To accommodate newly elected Members of Parliament, the Lok Sabha Secretariat has sent notices to about 265 former MPs asking them to vacate their houses by June 18. Describing the exercise as "routine", Lok Sabha Secretary General P Sreedharan said, "The secretariat has informed all former MPs to vacate...
  • NDA will revive all development projects to fulfil its promises: Naidu June 7, 2014

    Vijayawada: Union Urban Development Minister M Venkaiah Naidu on Saturday said the NDA is committed to revive all the development projects, which were left unfinished by the previous UPA government. "The government will revive all the development projects to the tune of Rs 5 lakh-crores which were left incomplete by the...
  • Government ready for discussion on any issue in Parliament: Venkaiah Naidu June 6, 2014

    Government on Friday said it is ready for discussion on any issue in Parliament even as it sought cooperation of all members for the smooth functioning of the House. Thanking all members and parties for the unanimous election of Sumitra Mahajan as the Speaker of the new Lok Sabha, Parliamentary Affairs...
  • Telangana formation: Fulfilled our promise but didn’t benefit politically, says Congress June 2, 2014

    Congress general secretary Digvijaya Singh on Monday said that the party has fulfilled its promise even as it did not benefit politically. "We would like to see both states help each other and grow. KCR invited State Congress leaders but not Central Congress leaders," Digvijya said. On the other side,...
  • Housing for all by 2022 government's motto, says Venkaiah Naidu May 30, 2014

    Bangalore: Highlighting the priorities of his ministry, Union Minister for Urban Development, Housing and Poverty Alleviation Venkaiah Naidu on Friday said that private sector as part of their social responsibility should go for housing for their staff. "Employment is going to be a major challenge before the country, no government can...
  • No witch-hunt against opponents, says Venkaiah Naidu May 30, 2014

    Bangalore: NDA government would not launch witch-hunt against its political opponents including Robert Vadra, but the law would take its own course, Union Parliamentary Affairs Minister Venkaiah Naidu said on Friday. "I don't want to make any political comment. We don't want to launch witch-hunt but at the same time the...
  • Venkaiah Naidu takes charge as the Urban Development Minister May 28, 2014

    New Delhi: Venkaiah Naidu took charge of the Urban Development Ministry on Wednesday. Soon after taking charge, Naidu said that he will focus on 100 new smart cities, cleanliness and sanitation. "100 new smart cities are to be developed, this is the dream of our PM. Twin city and infrastructure for...
  • Venkaiah Naidu- BJP's south Indian face gets second stint in Union Cabinet May 26, 2014

    New Delhi: An astute leader, inspiring orator and a committed party worker, M Venkaiah Naidu became the BJP president in 2002 and is among the party's prominent faces from southern India. This is his second stint as a Union Minister, after heading the Rural Development Ministry in the year 2000. Hailing from...
  • RSS will have no role in cabinet formation: Venkaiah Naidu May 18, 2014

    The Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) will have no role in the formation of the union cabinet, senior BJP leader M Venkaiah Naidu said on Sunday. "Meeting the RSS leaders is part of our life. But it will have no role in the cabinet formation," Naidu told media persons when he reached...
  • Quartet in BJP Core Group to take key decisions May 14, 2014

    Ahead of possible government formation, a group of four top leaders, including Narendra Modi and party chief Rajnath Singh, has emerged as BJP's Core Group that is expected to take all key decisions. The meeting of the group, which also includes former party chief Nitin Gadkari and Arun Jaitley, took place...
  • NDA government may review some decisions of UPA: Venkaiah Naidu May 14, 2014

    BJP-led NDA, projected to come to power by exit polls, may review some of the decisions taken by the present UPA government, senior BJP leader M Venkaiah Naidu said on Wednesday. "We will review some of the decisions that need to be reviewed. Some decisions which were taken after announcement of...
  • BJP alleges EC bias, seeks action against Rahul Gandhi May 8, 2014

    Rahul Gandhi had entered a polling booth even as voting was on in Amethi on Wednesday. ...