VENKAIAH NAIDU

  • Parliament: Both Houses adjourned following protest by Opposition over Venkaiah's remarks Yesterday

    New Delhi: Both the Houses of Parliament were adjourned for a while on Thursday morning before presentation of the Railway Budget -- Lok Sabha over Parliamentary Affairs Naidu's comments on the Opposition while the Rajya Sabha over RSS chief Mohan Bhagwat's remarks about Mother Teresa. As soon as the Lok Sabha...
  • Live: Venkaiah Naidu clarifies his remark on Congress, tries to pacify the opposition Yesterday

    Uproar in Lok Sabha ahead of presentation of railway budget as opposition demands apology from Venkaiah Naidu for his remarks on the Congress. "I have not used any unparliamentary language , just spoke on what was in the past and present. I respect all leaders and parties," he stated. ...
  • Running Parliament smoothly a collective responsibility: PM Modi 5 days ago

    New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday said it was the collective responsibility of all parties to run parliament smoothly to help the common man meet his aspiration. Modi, who addressed an all-party meeting ahead of the budget session, assured opposition parties that the issues raised by them will be...
  • All-party meeting sees moments of bonhomie before Budget session 5 days ago

    New Delhi: Despite differences between the government and the Opposition on a number of issues, the all-party meeting called on Sunday by Parliamentary Affairs Minister Venkaiah Naidu ahead of the Budget session beginning on Monday had its own share of lighter moments and bonhomie. When leaders from all parties gathered for...
  • PM Modi reaches out to opposition parties, says all issues will be discussed in Budget session 5 days ago

    New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday reached out to opposition parties at an all-party meeting convened ahead of the Budget session to arrive at a consensus on some ordinances. The Prime Minister assured that all issues will be discussed and asked parties to focus on Budget and smooth...
  • All-party meet ahead of Budget session to reach consensus on key legislations 5 days ago

    New Delhi: A day before the crucial Budget session, the Narendra government has decide to reach out to opposition parties and there will be two all-party meetings to explore consensus on passing key legislations, including bills to replace ordinances on land acquisition and mining. The first meeting is called by Parliamentary...
  • Government reaches out to opposition parties over pending Bills ahead of Budget session February 19, 2015

    New Delhi: Ahead of the Budget session, the Narendra Modi government is trying to reach out to opposition parties over pending Bills, said sources on Thursday. The government has called an all-party meeting on Sunday at 12:30 PM which will be attended by the Prime Minister. Sources said Parliamentary Affairs...
  • Amendments to Andhra Pradesh Reorganisation Act likely in Budget session February 15, 2015

    Hyderabad: Union Minister M Venkaiah Naidu on Sunday indicated that the Centre may take up the issue of introducing amendments to the Andhra Pradesh Reorganisation Act 2014 during the forthcoming budget session of Parliament. "Regarding amendments in AP Reorganisation Act 2014, we are going to talk to both the state governments...
  • BJP made mistake not going for Delhi poll after Lok Sabha poll: Venkaiah Naidu February 14, 2015

    Kolkata: On a day when AAP chief Arvind Kejriwal took oath as the eighth chief minister of Delhi, senior BJP leader M Venkaiah Naidu on Saturday said that the saffron party had made a tactical mistake of not going in for the Assembly poll in Delhi immediately after the Lok...
  • Delhi CM-designate Arvind Kejriwal meets Urban Development Minister Venkaiah Naidu February 11, 2015

    New Delhi: A day after leading his party to a landslide victory in Delhi Assembly elections, Chief Minister-designate Arvind Kejriwal on Wednesday met Union Urban Development Minister Venkaiah Naidu and discussed various issues with him including that of unauthorised colonies in the city and full statehood. He was accompanied by AAP...
  • Ahead of swearing-in ceremony, AAP chief Kejriwal meets senior leaders February 11, 2015

    New Delhi: A day after an astounding victory, Aam Aadmi Party chief Arvind Kejriwal meets senior leaders on Wednesday ahead of his swearing-in ceremony. He met Union Minister Venkaiah Naidu to get the Centre's assistance for Delhi's development and raised the issue of statehood for Delhi with him. In the afternoon,...
  • A setback for BJP, but not a referendum on Centre: Venkaiah Naidu February 10, 2015

    New Delhi: With BJP suffering its first major electoral defeat after Lok Sabha polls, Union Minister M Venkaiah Naidu on Tuesday said the Delhi verdict was a setback to the party but maintained that it was not a referendum on the central government as people voted on local issues. Naidu...
  • Every city should draft vision document for next 10 years, says Venkaiah Naidu February 7, 2015

    Mumbai: Grants for states and municipal corporations in the area of urban development will depend on their rating and performance, Union Minister M Venkaiah Naidu said on Saturday even as he asked every city to prepare a vision document for the coming 10 years based on what he termed was...
  • AAP discredited, confident of BJP win in Delhi polls: Venkaiah February 1, 2015

    Hyderabad: Alleging that the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) is "discredited" for having joined hands with Congress, senior BJP leader and Union Parliamentary Affairs Minister M Venkaiah Naidu on Sunday expressed confidence that his party would win the Delhi Assembly elections comfortably. "The BJP is confident that it will win Delhi...
  • Delhi polls: BJP to regularise 1600 unauthorised colonies, confident would emerge victorious January 30, 2015

    New Delhi: Urban Development Minister M Venkaiah Naidu on Friday reached out to the people of Delhi and urged them to vote for the Bharatiya Janata party (BJP) in the upcoming Delhi Assembly elections. "Delhi's development is linked with the central government," emphasised Naidu at the press conference. Talking about...
  • Special Purpose Vehicle to maintain sewerage treatment plants in 118 cities along Ganga January 28, 2015

    New Delhi: The Ministry of Urban Development has proposed to set up a Special Purpose Vehicle (SPV) for setting up and maintenance of Sewerage Treatment Plans (STPs) in all the 118 cities and towns located along the River Ganga in a time-bound manner to check pollution of the river. According to...
  • Venkaiah Naidu says BJP not involved in CBI questioning former PM Manmohan Singh in coal scam January 21, 2015

    New Delhi: It is a war of words between the Congress and the government after former prime minister Manmohan Singh was questioned by the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) in connection with the coal block allocation scam relating to Hindalco. BJP leader Venkaiah Naidu accused the Congress party of making...
  • Centre to spend Rs 2 lakh crore on sanitation January 19, 2015

    New Delhi: Noting that 13 per cent populace defecate in the open, Union Minister M Venkaiah Naidu on Monday lamented that nearly US dollar 54 billion worth GDP is being lost every every year on account of inadequate sanitation in the country. He said over one crore toilets are required to...
  • Ordinance row: BJP hits back at Congress, asks were Nehru, Indira 'dictators'? January 14, 2015

    New Delhi: BJP on dug up details of ordinances issued by Congress regimes in the past to hit back at it for its attack on Narendra Modi government and wondered if the party will brand Jawaharlal Nehru and Indira Gandhi as "dictators". Union minister M Venkaiah Naidu, however, added that...
  • Inter-linking of rivers to get priority: Venkaiah Naidu January 13, 2015

    New Delhi: The government will take up inter-linking of rivers on a priority basis, Urban Development Minister M Venkaiah Naidu said on Tuesday. Speaking during a function organised to mark the 'India Water Week' in the capital, Naidu said, "Whatever obstacles come, that have to be addressed and they have to...
  • Over 18,000 MoUs worth Rs 10 lakh crore signed on day one of Vibrant Gujarat Summit January 12, 2015

    Gandhinagar: As the second day of Vibrant Gujarat Summit is underway in Gandhinagar on Monday, over 18,000 Memorandum of Understandings (MoUs) worth Rs 10 lakh crore were signed on day one of the summit itself. Another 5000-odd MoUs are likely to be signed today. The three-day summit kicked off on Sunday...
  • Delhi will have country's first smart city: Venkaiah Naidu January 3, 2015

    New Delhi: Delhi will be developed into a "global city" and the country's first 'smart city' will be set up to decongest the national capital and facilitate it with all modern amenities, Union Urban Development Minister M Venkaiah Naidu said on Saturday. "We want to make Delhi a truly global...
  • PM asks MPs to tell people about bills passed by Government in Parliament December 23, 2014

    New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday asked BJP MPs to highlight the government's "successful performance" in Parliament and explain to people the bills passed in Lok Sabha and Rajya Sabha despite disruption by opposition parties. While addressing members at the BJP Parliamentary Party meeting, the Prime Minister asked...
  • Venkaiah Naidu appeals to opposition parties to let Parliament function December 22, 2014

    Parliamentary Affairs Minister M Venkaiah Naidu appealed to opposition parties to let the House function. The remarks came in the backdrop of opposition parties demanding Prime Minister Narendra Modi's statement on the issue of alleged forced conversion. Naidu said, "The statements of the Union Ministers are sufficient. Opposition parties must...
  • Opposition parties harming people's interests by blocking Bills: Naidu December 22, 2014

    New Delhi: Hitting out at opposition parties, Union Minister M Venkaiah Naidu on Monday said they were raising the conversion issue to derail the Narendra Modi government's agenda of development and good governance and accused them of "blocking" important Bills in Parliament. After the opposition parties stalled proceedings in Parliament, Naidu...
  • Neither Government, nor BJP involved in conversion: Venkaiah Naidu December 22, 2014

    New Delhi: Facing opposition attack over the conversion issue, Government on Monday said in Lok Sabha that neither it nor the BJP was involved in such acts and the state governments should take action if anyone violates the law. Parliamentary Affairs Minister M Venkaiah Naidu insisted that...
  • Bill to legalize e-rickshaws passed in Lok Sabha December 18, 2014

    New Delhi: The Lok Sabha on Thursday passed a bill to legalize e-rickshaws by bringing them under the ambit of the Motor Vehicles Act. The Motor Vehicles (Amendment) Bill, 2014 also provides for the central government to make rules on the specifications for e-carts and e-rickshaws and the manner and conditions...
  • Centre cites a 1987 circular in its defence on Good Governance day celebration on Christmas December 18, 2014

    New Delhi: After being targeted by the opposition over an official circular that reportedly stated that Navodaya Vidyalaya schools should stay open on Christmas in order to observe Good Governance day, the government has found an ammunition to hit back at the Congress. The BJP-led government at the Centre has released...
  • Bill in Lok Sabha to regularise unauthorised Delhi colonies December 15, 2014

    New Delhi: Aiming at regularisation of unauthorised colonies and rehabilitation of slum dwellers and Jhuggi-Jhopri (slum) clusters in Delhi, a bill was introduced in Lok Sabha on Monday. The National Capital Territory of Delhi Laws (Special Provisions) Amendment Bill 2014, was introduced by Urban Development Minister Venkaiah...
  • Centre calls for anti-conversion law in states, Opposition stages walkout December 11, 2014

    The Centre on Thursday said an anti-conversion law was needed in all the states and the issue needed a wider debate. Parliamentary Affairs Minister Venkaiah Nadu said this while replying to a debate in the Lok Sabha on the Agra conversion issue even as the major opposition parties staged a...