The UPA government launched the direct cash benefit transfer scheme with political motives and without preparation, Petroleum Minister Dharmendra Pradhan said in the Rajya Sabha Wednesday, causing an uproar in the house.
Petroleum Minister Dharmendra Pradhan on Wednesday faced ire of opposition members in Rajya Sabha as they accused him of not giving specific replies even as Chairman Hamid Ansari agreed that ministers need to give direct replies to pointed queries.
A delegation of TDP MPs on Thursday met Oil Minister Dharmendra Pradhan with the allegation that guidelines of the Ministry of Petroleum and Natural Gas have been violated for appointing new LPG distributors in Andhra Pradesh and demanded and end to irregularities.
Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister N Chandrababu Naidu on Friday cut short his visit to Delhi and rushed to Rajamundry after over 15 people were killed in a massive fire at a gas pipeline in the State this morning.
Odisha government should have gracefully accepted the advice of Puri Shankaracharya banning climbing of the chariots by devotees during Lord Jagannath`s rath yatra instead of confronting on the matter, Union Minister Dharmendra Pradhan said on Saturday.
It seems good days have already arrived for the BJP office workers as Prime Minister Narendra Modi will be visiting the party`s headquarters to distribute them three-month salary as incentive for the hard work they had put in during the General Elections.
BJP declared that there was no change in the leadership of Karnataka Chief Minister B S Yeddyurappa, whose ouster party rebels have been demanding in the wake of allegations against him and said all issues had
been "sorted out."