Union Urban Development Minister M Venkaiah Naidu on Sunday said the Centre is in favour of granting Special Category Status (SCS) to Andhra Pradesh and is in the process of finding out ways to fulfil the demand even as the Opposition parties in the state has upped the ante on the issue.
BJP on Saturday termed as "irrefutable evidence" a new report, which citing intelligence evidence said Dawood Ibrahim was in Pakistan, and asked it to hand him over to India while Congress played down the report, saying successive governments have shared such evidence with Pakistan and the report does not change facts on the ground.
Union Minister M Venkaiah Naidu on Thursday hit out at Congress for dubbing Prime Minister Narendra Modi as "tourist Prime Minister", saying whether they want him to remain at one place like a "frog in a well".
Union minister M Venkaiah Naidu on Thursday expressed confidence that the government will take a "correct final view" after due consideration on what really happened to Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose after World War II.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi is "God's gift to the nation" and External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj a national "asset", Parliamentary Affairs Minister M Venkaiah Naidu said on Wednesday, dismissing Congress' demand for her resignation.
Calling External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj an "asset", Parliamentary Affairs Minister M Venkaiah Naidu on Wednesday said the government was "willing to walk the extra mile" to accomodate the opposition but could not accept its "unreasonable demands".
Attacking Congress over Sonia Gandhi's remarks calling the suspension of 25 party MPs from Lok Sabha "murder of democracy", Parliamentary Affairs Minister M Venkaiah Naidu on Tuesday said it was "unethical" on the part of the main Opposition party to make an issue out of it.
The BJP and Congress on Sunday launched fresh attacks against each other with union minister Arun Jaitely accusing the Congress of having "obstructionist tendencies" and the main opposition blaming the prime minister`s "obduracy" for the logjam in parliament.
Countering Congress' attack as the Monsoon Session of Parliament commenced on Tuesday, BJP said it was ready for discussion on all issues including on "damaad (son-in-law) and Quatrocchi", besides the "scams" in Congress-ruled states.
Union Parliamentary Affairs Minister M Venkaiah Naidu on Tuesday hit back at Congress vice president Rahul Gandhi over his '5.6 inch' chest jibe directed at Prime Minister Narendra Modi and said that the grand old party should instead worry about how its tally came down from 400 seats to 44 in the 2014 Lok Sabha elections.
Tamil Nadu government on Tuesday hit out at BJP's state unit for its remarks that Central ministers were not invited for the Metro Rail launch, saying that Minister for Urban Development M Venkaiah Naidu was invited at the behest of Chief Minister Jayalalithaa but he could not make it due to an overseas visit.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi will on Thursday launch the Smart Cities Mission, Atal Mission for Rejuvenation and Urban Transformation (AMRUT) and Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojana (PMAY) which are all intended to enhance the quality of urban living and drive economic growth.
Amid a debate over the whopping subsidy given to Parliament canteens serving MPs, the government on Wednesday said parliamentary committees involved with the issue should pay attention to the matter even as it insisted that it alone was not responsible for a decision.