Misa Bharti’s husband Shailesh Kumar was being questioned by Enforcement Directorate sleuths in connection with a money laundering case the other day when television news channels suddenly started flashing that he had been arrested.
“Kalam and Modi are great ‘karma yogis’ (selfless workers) dedicated to the development of the nation,” Naidu said in his welcome address at a function after the inauguration of the memorial of late ‘Missile Man’ Kalam.
Nitish Kumar, who had broken ranks with the Opposition to support Ram Nath Kovind in the presidential election, had announced it would vote for Gopalkrishna Gandhi, the Opposition’s nominee for the vice-presidential post.
“Naidu has sought to justify this unilateral waiver by saying that 16 more trusts were given exemption. What the Telangana government and Naidu did not tell is, why was similar exemption not granted by the government to hundreds of other NGOs,” Randeep Surjewala asked.
Rajya Sabha MP and Congress leader Jairam Ramesh stressed that ‘probity in public life’, ‘accountability to the people’ and ‘transparency’ are essential requisites for India’s democracy, while calling for Vice-Presidential nominee Venkaiah Naidu to come clean on the allegations of corruption.
“Our neighbour is restless… (it) doesn’t allow other nations to rest but they should understand that we are united. People from Kashmir to Kanyakumari are united. We are united to fight back,” Naidu said.
Venkaiah Naidu, while speaking at ‘Kargil Parakram Parade’ in New Delhi, said: “Our neighbour should understand that aiding and abetting terror will not help them, they should recall what happened in 1971,”
Sources indicated that the additional charges given to Irani and Tomar are temporary arrangements ahead of a Cabinet reshuffle, when these ministries will get full-time ministers
Vice Presidential candidates file nominations in Parliament, both express gratitude towards their respective parties for trusting them with the responsibility. NDA’s pick Venkaiah Naidu already gathers support from regional parties AIADMK, TSR, INLD ahead of August 5 election
Venkaiah Naidu was picked as the NDA nominee for the vice presidential election in August. He was at the Parliament House today to file his nomination papers.
Ministers were fanning out across the country even as 600 training classes have been held for officers in this regard, Naidu said. Further, the GST Council, which had representatives from both the Centre and state governments, would discuss various issues, he said.
Describing the Modi government’s Goods and Services Tax GST) law as “very, very imperfect”, the Congress leader had said Thursday that it could not be labelled “one nation, one tax” since it had seven or more tax rates.
Apparently referring to the opposition’s presidential nominee Meira Kumar’s comments that she was fighting an “ideological battle”, Naidu said the only ideology the president could have was the commitment to the Indian Constitution.
“GST is going to bring great relief to people. I appeal to those working in the real estate to pass on to buyers the message of benefits of this tax,” Naidu said.
Stressing that the PM had conveyed the govt’s stand on the lynchings, that law should not be taken into one’s own hands, Venkaiah Naidu said that there are some who are trying to give such events a political colour. “Some people are trying to overplay, some are trying to politicise it and some are trying to communalise it.”