Ramdas Athawale

SP-BSP alliance could cost BJP up to 30 Lok Sabha seats in Uttar Pradesh: Union Minister Athawale

SP-BSP alliance could cost BJP up to 30 Lok Sabha seats in Uttar Pradesh: Union Minister Athawale

Bitter rivals SP and BSP had joined hands against BJP and snatched wins in Gorakhpur and Phulpur Lok Sabha constituencies earlier in March.

Mar 30, 2018, 17:59 PM IST

Dalit youth should join Army: Ramdas Athawale

Athawale, the Union minister of state for social justice and empowerment, was addressing a press conference here.

Oct 01, 2017, 23:07 PM IST
Ramdas Athawale calls for media protection laws, ensures support to journalists

Ramdas Athawale calls for media protection laws, ensures support to journalists

Extending complete support to the media, Athawale suggested that a commission be set up exclusively to look into the hardships faced by journalists.

Sep 10, 2017, 19:19 PM IST

Ramdas Athawale bats for SC, ST reservation in Indian Army

Union Minister of State for social justice, Ramdas Athawale on Saturday appealed to Prime Minister Narendra Modi seeking reservation for the Scheduled Castes (SC) and Scheduled Tribes (ST) in the Indian Army.

Aug 20, 2017, 12:50 PM IST

Rahul, Advani talk in LS as BJP, Cong spar over issues

It was not clear what was discussed between Rahul and Advani, though their chit-chat happened in the backdrop of the Bihar developments.

Jul 27, 2017, 15:37 PM IST
Union Minister Ramdas Athawale wants reservation for SCs, STs in Indian cricket team

Union Minister Ramdas Athawale wants reservation for SCs, STs in Indian cricket team

Athawale added that the Indian government must contemplate over this move for the betterment of the Indian cricket team.

Jul 03, 2017, 10:58 AM IST
Ramdas Athawale backs cattle sale ban, calls for protection of cows

Ramdas Athawale backs cattle sale ban, calls for protection of cows

Minister of State for Social Justice Ramdas Athawale on Wednesday backed the Centre's decision to put restriction on the sale of cattle and said that cow is holy and it should be protected.

May 31, 2017, 23:19 PM IST

Support ban on cow slaughter, not of other cattle: Ramdas Athawale

Amidst the commotion on enforcing a nationwide ban on cow slaughter, Union Minister Ramdas Athawale while extending his support to the cause, has categorically clarified that the ban should not include other species of cattle.

Apr 14, 2017, 10:29 AM IST

Curfew continues in 7 villages in Nashik; 117 arrested

Curfew continued to remain in force in seven villages of Igatpuri and Trimbakeshwar tehsils in the wake of group clashes and incidents of stone pelting following alleged rape attempt of a minor girl by a teenager here, even as police have so far arrested 117 people in connection with rioting, stone-pelting, and arson.

Oct 14, 2016, 23:43 PM IST

Ramdas Athawale for additional 25% quota for poor among upper castes

Union Minister of State for Social Justice Ramdas Athawale today said the Constitution should be amended to provide 25 per cent quota to the poor among the upper castes such as Patels and Marathas.

Sep 23, 2016, 20:42 PM IST

Promote inter-caste marriages to end casteism: Ramdas Athawale

"Gau raksha jaruri hai (cow protection is necessary) but who will save humans," newly inducted Union Minister and dalit leader Ramdas Athawale said on Thursday, asserting that incidents like the attack on dalits in Gujarat should not be be allowed to recur.

Jul 21, 2016, 15:24 PM IST

PM introduces new ministers in Lok Sabha

 Prime Minister Narendra Modi introduced his new ministers to the Lok Sabha on the first day of the Monsoon Session today.

Jul 18, 2016, 12:27 PM IST
Ramdas Athawale wants Devyani Khobragade as his private secretary?

Ramdas Athawale wants Devyani Khobragade as his private secretary?

Devyani's father Uttam Khobragade, a former IAS officer, is the national executive president of Athawale's party RPI-A.

Jul 15, 2016, 11:18 AM IST

Athawale demands berth in Maharashta cabinet

 RPI(A) leader Ramdas Athawale today called on Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis and urged him to give berths to his party members in the state cabinet.

Jul 08, 2016, 20:05 PM IST

Narendra Modi informed Prakash Javadekar about his elevation in Cabinet

Prakash Javadekar was in Berlin for a Climate Change Conference when he was told by Prime Minister Narendra Modi to reach Delhi "immediately".

Jul 05, 2016, 14:55 PM IST
'Apna naam boliye' - when President corrected Ramdas Athawale's faux pas at Modi cabinet expansion

'Apna naam boliye' - when President corrected Ramdas Athawale's faux pas at Modi cabinet expansion

Senior Republican Party of India (RPI) leader Ramdas Athawale on Tuesday forgot to mention his name while taking oath as Minister of State, but the Dalit leader was quickly corrected by President Pranab Mukherjee.

Jul 05, 2016, 14:15 PM IST
Expansion of Union Cabinet: Meet the 19 new ministers

Expansion of Union Cabinet: Meet the 19 new ministers

MJ Akbar, Anupriya Patel, Ramdas Athawale, Arjun Ram Meghwal are the among the prominent new faces in the Modi cabinet. 

Jul 05, 2016, 13:01 PM IST
Union Cabinet expansion: Here's list of ministers who were dropped from PM Narendra Modi's council of ministers

Union Cabinet expansion: Here's list of ministers who were dropped from PM Narendra Modi's council of ministers

We bring to you the names of ministers who were dropped from the PM Modi's ministerial council.

Jul 05, 2016, 12:58 PM IST
RPI's Ramdas Athawale inducted in Modi's Cabinet, says 'will fulfill BR Ambedkar's dream of upliftment of Dalits, poor'

RPI's Ramdas Athawale inducted in Modi's Cabinet, says 'will fulfill BR Ambedkar's dream of upliftment of Dalits, poor'

The much-awaited reshuffle and expansion of the Union Council of Ministers took place at 11 am today

Jul 05, 2016, 11:57 AM IST
RPI chief Athawale gives 'Dalit' angle to Chhota Rajan's arrest, says 'he did nothing against nation'

RPI chief Athawale gives 'Dalit' angle to Chhota Rajan's arrest, says 'he did nothing against nation'

Republican Party of India (A) chief Ramdas Athawale feels that infamous gangster Chhota Rajan was arrested due to his Dalit background.

Oct 30, 2015, 18:37 PM IST