Speaking on the scrapping of the special powers given to Jammu and Kashmir under Article 370, Naidu, said he has received feedback from people that the entire country was “rejoicing” following the Centre's move. "
Vice President Venkaiah Naidu said that one should be concerned about happenings anywhere in the country, be it Kashmir or Kanyakumari and dismissed the thinking of "some people" that they would complete the task left unfinished by Afzal Guru as shameful and foolish.
Referring to the letter written to him by 17 Opposition leaders, he said it has sent a message that Parliament is not making laws in a proper way and has cast a cloud over functioning of the apex legislature.
“Public consultation is a long-established practice where parliamentary committees scrutinise bills, deliberate, engage and work towards improving the content and quality of the legislation,” the letter stated.
When the Upper House met for the day, Naidu said the sitting of the house has been extended till August 7. During the extended tenure of the session, Question Hour has been dispensed away with, he said.
NDA Vice-Presidential candidate M Venkaiah Naidu will take on Gopal Krishna Gandhi, the grandson of Mahatma Gandhi and the Opposition’s candidate, in the election on August 5 in which the BJP and its allies have a clear edge.
Chiranjeevi's daughter Sreeja, who got married to Kalyan recently, had a grand wedding reception in Hyderabad on March 31 which was attended by the Chief Minister of Andhra Pradesh Chandrababu Naidu, 'Bombay' actor Aravind Swamy, actresses Radhika Sarathkumar, Rakulpreet and many more from the film fraternity.
Ashok Singhal on Tuesday (November 17) passed way after he was on ICU suffering from respiratory problem. His body was brought to the RSS office in Jandewalan in Central Delhi yesterday night for public to pay their last respect. Narendra Modi, Arun Jaitley, Sushma Swaraj, Venkaiah Naidu, Amit Shah and others paid homage to the VHP leader.
Sonia Gandhi, Arvind Kejriwal, L K Advani among other leaders remembered former Prime Minister Lal Bahadur Shastri on his 111th birth anniversary who gave the slogan 'Jai Jawan, Jai Kisan', at his memorial at Vijay Ghat.
The nation today remembered Mahatma Gandhi on his 146th birth anniversary with President Pranab Mukherjee, Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Congress Chief Sonia Gandhi and other leaders paying floral tributes to him at his memorial in New Delhi.
The Prime Minister’s remarks in Rajya Sabha come four days after Ansari, speaking at the annual convocation of the National Law School of India University in Bengaluru, expressed concern over “enhanced apprehensions of insecurity amongst segments of our citizen body, particularly Dalits, Muslims and Christians”. To know more about the story watch out the video.
New Delhi, Feb 25 (ANI): Union Parliamentary Affairs Minister M. Venkaiah Naidu on Thursday targeted the Congress, saying that the grand old party, which has been tolerated by the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) for so many decades, should also tolerate the saffron party for at least ten years. Naidu said that the Congress was unnecessarily targeting Prime Minister Narendra Modi and said unlike past governments where the prime minister (Manmohan Singh) presides and madam (Sonia Gandhi) decides, the BJP-led Government was working collectively in which Prime Minister Modi presides and the team decides.
New Delhi, Feb 23 (ANI): Talking to mediapersons before the Budget session, Union Parliamentary Affairs Minister Venkaiah Naidu on Tuesday put onus on Congress, saying that issues like 'anti-national' activities in JNU and Jat quota have existed during the tenure of Congress and the BJP-led NDA government inherited these problems from Congress. Naidu added that there is no question of closing JNU, but 'anti-national' activities will not be tolerated. He added that the government is ready to discuss all the problems.
New Delhi, Feb 22 (ANI): Minister of State (MoS) for Parliamentary Affairs Venkaiah Naidu on Monday asserted that the government is waiting for a calm atmosphere in order to come to a conclusion on the ongoing Jat community protests. He further stated that committee formation on the issue reflects government’s desire to come to a conclusion on the demands raised by the Jats. The Jat community is demanding reservations in government jobs and institutions.
New Delhi, Feb 15 (ANI): Union Urban Development Minister Venkaiah Naidu announced top ten cities in the order of merit as per the Swachh Sarvekshan commissioned across 75 cities. This is to promote a healthy spirit of competition among the cities. He announced Mysore, Karnataka, as the cleanest city in the country and the other nine cities were Chandigarh, Tiruchirapalli, New Delhi Municipal Council, Visakhapatnam, Surat, Rajkot, Gangtok, Pimpri Chindwad, and Greater Mumbai. Cities with over 10 lakh population were surveyed to check how clean or filthy they were. The Swachh Sarvekshan website has been launched.
Vijayawada, Jan 11 (ANI): Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh said only 'Smart Cities' won't help and thus the government has embarked on to make villages 'smart' as well. He was speaking at NGO Swarna Bharath Trust's inaugural function in Vijayawada. The function was also attended by Union Parliamentary Affairs Minister M. Venkaiah Naidu.
New Delhi, Dec 22 (ANI): The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) Parliamentary meeting is underway in the Parliament. The meeting is being attended by Prime Minister Narendra Modi. Finance Minister Arun Jaitley, Senior BJP leader LK Advani, Parliamentary Affairs minister Venkaiah Naidu are also attending the meeting among others.