Union Minister M Venkaiah Naidu on Saturday called for a thorough probe into the reports of snooping on Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose's family members for two decades during the Congress regime starting from Jawaharlal Nehru's days, and termed the matter as "shocking".
Vehemently defending the Land Acquisition Bill, government on Monday said that opposing this legislation amounts to obstructing growth which is needed for providing jobs and creating rural infrastructure.
Amid a raging debate over BJP MPs in tobacco trade on a panel looking into framing rules for the product, Parliamentary Affairs Minister M Venkaiah Naidu Monday made it clear that anybody having conflict of interest is supposed to declare it as per rules.
Facing stiff opposition on the Land Acquisition Bill, government on Wednesday said efforts are underway to convince political parties on the measure and expressed hope that a consensus would be evolved as it is willing to accommodate their suggestions.
BJP leader and Union Minister M Venkaiah Naidu on Saturday dismissed Congress's outburst over a Delhi Police official making inquiries about Rahul Gandhi and said that the main opposition party was trying to make an issue out of a non-issue.
Urging people to take inspiration from Mahatma Gandhi on cleanliness, Urban Development Minister M Venkaiah Naidu on Thursday said the Father of the Nation`s vision of `clean India` goes beyond a set of physical targets for construction of toilets.
Not just an individual but the Congress party should take the responsibility for the coal block allocation case, Parliamentary Affairs Minister M Venkaiah Naidu said on Thursday after being asked about former prime minister Manmohan Singh who has been accused in the case.
Noisy scenes were witnessed in Lok Sabha on Wednesday as the government expressed concern over members frequently giving notices for adjournment motion, eliciting sharp response from Opposition members.
Union Urban Development Minister M. Venkaiah Naidu has set up three task forces to develop Ajmer in Rajasthan, Allahabad in Uttar Pradesh and Visakhapatnam in Andhra Pradesh as smart cities in collaboration with the US.
The government is prepared to incorporate "constructive and meaningful" suggestions in the land bill which will be taken up in the Lok Sabha next week, Parliamentary Affairs Minister M Venkaiah Naidu said here on Wednesday.
Parliamentary Affairs Minister M Venkaiah Naidu on Sunday disagreed with Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister N. Chandrababu Naidu`s view that Union Budget 2015-16 failed to fulfill the promises made to the state at the time of its bifurcation.
Terming the Railway Budget as "realistic and pragmatic", Union Minister M Venkaiah Naidu on Thursday rejected opposition criticism that it lacked substance and said NDA government has taken on its shoulders all the responsibility of implementing unfulfilled promises of earlier regimes.
Congress president Sonia Gandhi has assured the government of cooperation in ensuring smooth functioning of the budget session of parliament beginning Monday, Parliamentary Affairs Minister M Venkaiah Naidu said on Sunday.