VENKAIAH NAIDU

  • No 'love' lost between Venkaiah Naidu and KC Tyagi in Rajya Sabha 4 days ago

    New Delhi: Parliamentary Affairs Minister M Venkaiah Naidu and Rajya MP KC Tyagi on Wednesday shared some lighter moments in Rajya Sabha amid a reference to parting of ways by Bharatiya Janata Party and Janata Dal United in 2013. The two parties have separated breaking their 17-year-old relationship then as Bihar...
  • Congress, BJP MPs in a war of words over adjournment notices 5 days ago

    New Delhi: Congress and ruling Bharatiya Janata Party members were engaged in a verbal duel in the Lok Sabha on Wednesday after the Government objected to the practice of daily notices for adjournment motion given by the opposition members. "Every day we cannot have an adjournment...
  • No question of a rethink on Land Acquisition Bill: Government 1 week ago

    Hyderabad: Stating that the NDA government would not do a rethink on the Land Acquisition Bill, which was passed in the Lok Sabha, Union Minister M Venkaiah Naidu on Sunday said it is pro-development and in the interest of farmers and poor. "There is no question of the NDA government...
  • Centre may probe farmer Gajendra Singh's suicide, says Venkaiah Naidu April 26, 2015

    Hyderabad: Union Parliamentary Affairs Minister M Venkaiah Naidu indicated on Sunday that the Centre may order a larger probe into farmer Gajendra Singh's suicide after a getting the report of a preliminary Delhi Police inquiry. "People have raised doubts about farmer Gajendra Singh's suicide. His family wants an inquiry. So...
  • Live: Nothing more important than a human life, says Modi in Lok Sabha on farmer's suicide April 23, 2015

    Farmer suicide issue rocks Parliament, Congress leader Mallikarjun Kharge alleges that politicians and police were bystanders to the incident. ...
  • BJP asks MPs to aggressively defend Land Ordinance, highlight Gujarat model April 21, 2015

    New Delhi: The Bharatiya Janata Party on Tuesday asked all its MPs to aggressively defend the Land Ordinance. In the BJP's Parliamentary Party meet, MPs were also told to highlight the Gujarat model while defending the Land Ordinance. The party discussed the strategy on the Land Ordinance, a day after Congress...
  • Land Acquisition Bill war hots up, Congress calls Modi government pro-rich, BJP hits back April 20, 2015

    New Delhi: The second part of Parliament's Budget session got off to a stormy start with the Congress taking on the Narendra Modi government on Land Acquisition Bill. While Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi on Monday accused the Narendra Modi government of being anti-farmers and pro-corporate, the Bharatiya Janata Party...
  • Congress creating uproar as Rahul Gandhi is back, says Venkaiah Naidu April 20, 2015

    Union Minister Venkaiah Naidu hit out at the Congress for disrupting Parliament. The Budget session resumed on Monday and the government tabled the Land Ordinance in Lok Sabha. Naidu said, "Congress is unnecessarily disrupting Parliament. Congress is creating ruckus just because Rahul Gandhi is back." ...
  • Watch: The XI Metropolls conference in Hyderabad April 19, 2015

    The XI Metropolls conference in Hyderabad witnessed participation of more than 136 members from different cities of the world. The theme of the 4 day conference was 'Cities for All'. ...
  • Narendra Modi lists his government's initiative, says BJP believes in 'rashtra-neeti', not 'rajneeti' April 19, 2015

    New Delhi: In a bid to counter the Congress Kisan rally, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday listed out the initiative taken by his government since it came to power 11 months ago. Addressing Bharatiya Janata Party MPs at a one-day workshop, Modi said, "We believe in 'rashtra-neeti' and not...
  • Land Bill: Venkaiah Naidu appeals opposition parties not to 'mislead' people April 18, 2015

    The central government on Saturday said that it is open to discussion on the Land Bill. Addressing media, Union Minister M Venkaiah Naidu said that opposition parties should give their suggestions and not mislead people. ...
  • Government would protect interests of agriculture: M Venkaiah Naidu April 16, 2015

    Hyderabad: Dismissing the opposition's charge that the NDA government had adopted anti-farmer policies, BJP leader and Union Minister M Venkaiah Naidu on Thursday said the BJP-led government would not do anything that hurts the interests of agriculture. Addressing a meeting with farmers' associations in Hyderabad, he said the Land Acquisition Bill...
  • Narendra Modi should clean the filth that comes from the mouth of his MPs: Shiv Sena April 7, 2015

    Mumbai: Attacking Prime Minister Narendra Modi over controversial statements made by his parliamentarians, ally Shiv Sena said that in his clean India campaign, he should focus on cleaning the filth created by his MPs. "PM Modi must cleanse his party of members like Gandhi under his flagship Swachch Bharat Abhiyaan," Shiv...
  • MPs having conflict of interest should declare it: M Venkaiah Naidu April 6, 2015

    New Delhi: Amid a raging debate over BJP MPs in tobacco trade on a panel looking into framing rules for the product, Parliamentary Affairs Minister M Venkaiah Naidu on Monday made it clear that anybody having conflict of interest is supposed to declare it as per rules. Accosted with a barrage...
  • After PM's intervention, Parliamentary panel to rethink on increasing pictorial warning on tobacco products April 6, 2015

    New Delhi: After Prime Minister Narendra Modi intervened on the issue of conflict of interest on increasing pictorial warning on tobacco products, the Parliamentary panel will be meeting on Monday afternoon to rethink on the issue. On Sunday, Parliamentary Affairs Minister Venkaiah Naidu had summoned Bharatiya Janata Party MP Shyama...
  • BJP MP SC Gupta rejects reports of being summoned, says hasn't received any order April 5, 2015

    New Delhi: Bharatiya Janata Party MP Shyama Charan Gupta on Sunday rejected reports of being summoned by Parliamentary Affairs Minister Venkaiah Naidu on the issue of conflict of interest in the Parliamentary panel on increasing pictorial warning on tobacco products. The Allahabad MP said, "I have not received any order to...
  • BJP MP Shyama Charan Gupta summoned after PM intervenes in conflict of interest in parliamentary panel on tobacco April 5, 2015

    New Delhi: Parliamentary Affairs Minister Venkaiah Naidu on Sunday summoned Allahabad MP Shyama Charan Gupta, a day after Prime Minister Narendra Modi intervened on the issue of conflict of interest in the Parliamentary panel on increasing pictorial warning on tobacco products. Gupta has been asked to explain his remark where he...
  • PM Modi seeks report from Naidu on MPs with conflict of interest: Sources April 4, 2015

    New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi has asked Parliamentary Affairs Minister Venkaiah Naidu to identify MPs on various panels with any conflict of interest and withdraw their nominations, sources said. A separate report will be submitted for Rajya Sabha and Lok Sabha in this case. Modi is likely to go for...
  • Let there be a national debate on land bill: Venkaiah Naidu March 23, 2015

    Hyderabad: Union Minister M Venkaiah Naidu on Monday asserted the Land Bill proposed by the NDA government is pro-farmer and will reduce poverty, even as he favoured a national debate on the legislation. "The proposed Land Bill is equally important to lift the farmers and rural areas to a new level...
  • Uproar in Lok Sabha over nun gangrape case, TMC blames BJP for communal clashes March 17, 2015

    New Delhi: Demanding answers from the West Bengal government, leaders from various parties raked up the issue of nun gangrape case in Parliament on Tuesday. Trinamool Congress (TMC) accused the government of creating a communal atmoshphere in the country. The government also dismissed the allegation of accusing the Opposition of politicising...
  • Smart Cities project likely to be rolled out in April March 16, 2015

    New Delhi: The much awaited Smart Cities project is likely to be rolled out next month as the extensive consultation process with all stakeholders has concluded. "We are close to launching the much awaited Smart Cities initiative on ground. Prolonged and extensive consultations on this new concept and initiative have...
  • Government agrees on sending bills on coal, minning to select panels March 11, 2015

    New Delhi: Government on Wednesday agreed to the opposition's demands of referring the Coal and Mines bill and the Mines and Minerals bill to separate Select Committees that will submit their recommendations by March 18. According to sources, leaders of various parties held a meeting with Leader of House and Finance...
  • Land Bill row: Government may move amendment on 'private entity' March 8, 2015

    New Delhi: Facing fire from the opposition over amendments to the Land Bill, Government is learnt to have restricted the definition of a private body which acquires land for its projets. A day before The Right to Fair Compensation and Transparency in Land Acquisition, Rehabilitation and Resettlement (Amendment) Bill comes up...
  • Government faces embarrassment in Rajya Sabha; opposition amendment passed March 3, 2015

    New Delhi: Government on Tuesday faced an embarrassment in the Rajya Sabha when an amendment moved by the opposition to the President's Address over corruption and black money was passed. The amendment was moved by CPI(M) members Sitaram Yechury and P Rajeeve and it was passed through Division of Votes after...
  • Rajnath Singh reiterates Centre's stand, dissociates from Mufti Sayeed's remarks on J&K March 3, 2015

    New Delhi: The government on Tuesday said it did not endorse the controversial statement of Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Mufti Mohammad Sayeed on the state Assembly polls, after a vociferous Opposition disrupted Lok Sabha proceedings seeking a clarification from Prime Minister Narendra Modi. Responding to the Opposition demand, Home Minister...
  • Parliament: Both Houses adjourned following protest by Opposition over Venkaiah's remarks February 26, 2015

    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 February 26, 2015

    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 February 22, 2015

    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 February 22, 2015

    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 February 22, 2015

    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...