Ahead of Anna Hazare's planned protest against the land acquisition ordinance, Rural Development Minister Birender Singh Thursday said government's step is in no way against the interest of farmers and any such talk is just "propaganda".
Union Rural Development Minister Birender Singh Monday called for an attitudinal change towards hygiene in India as well as an institutional revamp to ensure the Clean India Mission's success, as technological change alone was insufficient.
Former Haryana Chief Minister Bhupinder Singh Hooda on Saturday shared dais with his long-time adversary Union Minister Birender Singh and appreciated NDA government's 'Beti Bachao Beti Padhao' campaign.
Rural Development Minister Birender Singh, who was conspicuous by his absence when three senior ministers had briefed President Pranab Mukherjee on land ordinance said on Friday he could not be "traced" that day even as an effort was made to contact him.
The Centre is "examining" certain provisions of the Land Acquisition Act after some state governments and other stakeholders flagged their concerns over the issues, Rural Development Minister Birender Singh said on Monday.
Targeting the government over its reported move to bring changes in MNREGA, Opposition in Rajya Sabha on Thursday said that it seems to be trying to wind up the ambitious rural job guarantee scheme launched by the UPA.
Hours after taking charge as Union minister, former Congress leader Chaudhary Birender Singh on Tuesday trained his guns on his bete noir Bhupinder Singh Hooda demanding a probe into the cash-for-change of land use (CLU) scam that surfaced during his rule in Haryana.
In his first Cabinet expansion since taking oath in May this year, Prime Minister Narendra Modi inducted 21 news faces on Sunday, wherein former Goa Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar, senior BJP leader JP Nadda, former Shiv Sena leader Suresh Prabhu and former Congressman Birender Singh took oath as ministers.
The proverbial slip between cup and lip had haunted Haryana Jat leader Birender Singh who first lost to Bhupinder Singh Hooda in the battle for Haryana Chief Minister's chair in 2004 and was then denied a Cabinet berth in Manmohan Singh government in 2010 at the last minute.
A day after BJP leader Birender Singh launched an all out offensive against Bhupinder Singh Hooda, the Chief Minister hit back at the former Congress leader saying his remarks are a result of "frustration".