Centre still in favour of special status to Andhra Pradesh: Venkaiah Naidu

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.

Smart cities will give quality, decent life to citizens: Venkaiah Naidu

Union Parliamentary Affairs Minister M Venkaiah Naidu on Thursday said that smart cities will enable a clean environment and provide smart solutions to problems.

Irrefutable evidence on Dawood, Pakistan should hand him over: BJP

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.

Should PM Modi remain at one place? Venkaiah to Cong on PM trips

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".

Govt will take correct final view on Netaji case: Venkaiah ​Naidu

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.

BJP MP gives privilege notice over Youth Congress protest

BJP parliamentarian Kirit Somaiya on Thursday gave a privilege notice over a protest by Indian Youth Congress (IYC) activists at the residence of Speaker Sumitra Mahajan here.

PM Narendra Modi 'God's gift', Sushma Swaraj a national 'asset': Naidu

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.

Govt willing to walk extra mile: Naidu

 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".

Congress being unethical by making an issue over suspension: Venkaiah Naidu

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.

Parliament logjam: BJP, Congress spar bitterly ahead of all-party meet on Monday
Parliament logjam: BJP, Congress spar bitterly ahead of all-party meet on Monday

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.

Parliament deadlock: BJP says blame Sonia if Monsoon Session washed out, calls Congress 'confused'
Parliament deadlock: BJP says blame Sonia if Monsoon Session washed out, calls Congress 'confused'

The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Sunday criticised the Congress for its 'confused' stand in the Parliament.

Vyapam scam: Sonia, Rahul to hold 'silent protest' in Parliament today

Congress President Sonia Gandhi along with party vice-president Rahul Gandhi and other leaders will hold a silent protest today at the Gandhi Statue in the Parliament over the Vyapam scam.

BJP launches counter-attack, alleges scams in Congress-ruled states

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.

Congress should worry about coming down to 44 seats from 400, not chest inches: Naidu

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.

BJP rejects demand for resignations of Swaraj, Raje

 The government on Monday rejected Congress demands for the resignation of a BJP minister and other leaders embroiled in charges of corruption and wrongdoing.

PM Narendra Modi extends birthday wishes to Venkaiah Naidu

Prime Minister NarendraModi extended birthday wishes to Union Minister for Urban Development M Venkaiah Naidu on Wednesday.

Tamil Nadu minister lashes out at BJP state unit

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.

PM Modi to launch urban transformation missions on Thursday

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.

Parliament committee should pay attention to canteen subsidies: Naidu

 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.

Modi is great: Venkaiah Naidu on PM's Yoga Day initiative

"Modi is great," senior Union Minister M Venkaiah Naidu said on Monday, a day after Prime Minister Narendra Modi led the nation in observing the World's first international Yoga day.