M. Venkaiah Naidu

The writer is Union minister for urban development, housing and urban poverty alleviation, and parliamentary affairs.

Building Gandhi’s India
Tue, Oct 03, 2017

Let us strive to usher in his Ram Rajya — egalitarian, clean, non-sectarian.

An India where knowledge is free
Fri, Sep 08, 2017

Let’s celebrate progress made by literacy programmes, learn from their success and failures, and chalk out ways to reach new learners

Let us not forget
Mon, Jun 26, 2017

Article 352 of the Constitution, which vested powers with the president to declare Emergency because of threat to the country’s security due to external aggression or war or armed rebellion (internal disturbances) was misused in 1975.

How to build the new city
Fri, May 19, 2017

Rapid urbanisation brings with it enormous challenges. The Modi government has framed the agenda to meet them

Romancing the Maoists
Mon, May 01, 2017

The silence of the human rights activists after an attack in which security forces are killed is telling

The voter’s new religion
Thu, Mar 16, 2017

The people want development. And corruption-free governance. That’s the message from Uttar Pradesh

Myth-shattering mandate
Wed, Mar 01, 2017

BJP’s victory in recent polls demolishes theories that its fortunes would decline after demonetisation

Padma stories
Fri, Feb 03, 2017

From ‘anar dada’ of Banaskantha to Vadodara’s ‘highway messiah’ and the oldest woman exponent of Kalaripayattu, this year’s award-winners can inspire us all.

A job well begun
Wed, Jan 04, 2017

At the halfway-mark, the Modi government has brought transparency, bolstered the economy and focused on the welfare of the vulnerable

The good fight
Mon, Dec 26, 2016

With a commitment to empowering the citizen and fighting graft, Narendra Modi carries forward Atal Bihari Vajpayee’s vision for governance

The New Cultural Revolution
Tue, Nov 29, 2016

Demonetisation is aimed at a behavioural change necessary for building a new India.

Anti-corruption game-changer
Thu, Nov 10, 2016

The fight against black money is a mahayagna. Let us all join to celebrate this festival of integrity.

A practice against modernity
Tue, Oct 18, 2016

Islamic scholars and women’s organisations have held that the practice has no religious or Quranic sanction and yet the AIMPLB is opposing any attempt at reform as an interference in religious matters.

Special, by another name
Tue, Sep 13, 2016

Andhra Pradesh will get all the Central assistance — and more — that it would have been entitled to had it been given special category status. Opposition parties are creating a false controversy.

Swarajya to su-rajya
Sat, Aug 20, 2016

As we reflect upon our glorious past, we also need to chalk out a roadmap for the future and strive to realise the dream of Mahatma Gandhi — that of ushering in Ram Rajya, where there is no discrimination.

Dalit atrocities are a carryover from a past that Congress must account for, instead of defaming BJP
Tue, Aug 02, 2016

Discrimination and atrocities against Dalits are a national shame.

Method in opposition madness
Wed, Jun 29, 2016

The anti-Modi, anti-BJP and anti-government frenzy is increasing proportionately to the expansion of the BJP across the country.

Under PM Modi, decision making has replaced policy paralysis witnessed during UPA regime, writes Venkaiah
Thu, May 26, 2016

Even as the economy revives, quick decision-making and out-of-the-box thinking, apart from a slew of reformist policies and programmes, have defined the Modi government.

True Panchayati Raj
Tue, Apr 26, 2016

NDA has kept its promise to make local self-government more meaningful. Time for states to do their bit

The Congress-Left bulldozer
Mon, Mar 07, 2016

In JNU, as in Hyderabad Central University, gullible students are being targeted by forces inimical to the country. Let’s not forget that eternal vigilance is the price of liberty.

The limits of negativism
Wed, Dec 09, 2015

The special sitting of Parliament to commemorate Ambedkar only saw parties try to score brownie points. Opposition must realise that the people are tiring of confrontational politics.

Venkaiah Naidu writes: PM Modi admired globally, political opponents affecting image of India
Mon, Nov 02, 2015

On every front, India is moving ahead under Narendra Modi's leadership. The disinformation campaign against him by political opponents also targets the image of the country, the interests of the people.

‘I was a critic but admired many of his welfare schemes’
Fri, Sep 04, 2009

Dr Y S Rajasekhara Reddy’s untimely death is a setback to Andhra Pradesh and the Indian National Congress. A hard working chief minister,YSR was known for taking bold decisions. A doer in true sense,he believed in keeping his contact with the masses alive. When I heard about the chopper crash,I was shocked. I met his […]