Maintaining that India wanted good neighbourly relationship, Union Urban Development and Parliamentary Affairs Minister M Venkaiah Naidu said Pakistan should stop funding terrorists and cannot expect peace talks when there is continuous firing across the border.
BJP would have fetched a thumping 314 seats on its own, 32 seats more than the number it won in the last General elections, if the polls were held at present, Union minister M Venkaiah Naidu said here on Tuesday.
Urban Development Minister M Venkaiah Naidu on Monday said that keeping in view the growing popularity of and demand for Metro Rail services, government is considering reducing the population norm for financing metro rail projects.
With the opposition demanding that the Insurance (amendment) bill be referred to a Select Committee, Government on Sunday night deferred its plan to move the NDA`s first major economic reforms legislation for the consideration of Rajya Sabha on Monday.
After Minister of Urban Development and Housing & Urban Poverty Alleviation M Venkaiah Naidu made a surprise check of Nirman Bhawan to find many officers and junior staff missing from their seats during office hours, a set of instructions and checks were issued on Monday for monitoring attendance of employees and ensuring efficiency.
Asserting that the Narendra Modi government has done commendable work since it assumed office two months ago, union Urban Development Minister M Venkaiah Naidu Sunday said it was trying to put the country`s economy back on rails.
Accusing Congress of indulging in unfair criticism on the Leader of Opposition (LoP) issue, Parliamentary Affairs Minister M Venkaiah Naidu on Sunday asserted that the matter is in the purview of the Lok Sabha Speaker.
The Union government is impressing upon state governments and municipal bodies to incorporate rain water harvesting projects in their urban and country plans, Urban Development Minister M Venkaiah Naidu said on Thursday.