Rural Development Minister Birender Singh, who was conspicuous by his absence when three senior ministers had briefed President Pranab Mukherjee on land ordinance said on Friday he could not be "traced" that day even as an effort was made to contact him.
The Centre is "examining" certain provisions of the Land Acquisition Act after some state governments and other stakeholders flagged their concerns over the issues, Rural Development Minister Birender Singh said on Monday.
Government is moving to water down certain provisions of the Land Acquisition Act to make it investor-friendly and has initiated consultations with political parties to evolve a consensus on the changes to be made in the farmer-friendly Law.
Amid demands for a CBI probe into the death of former Rural Development Minister Gopinath Munde following a road accident, Union Minister Nitin Gadkari on Thursday said Prime Minister Narendra Modi will decide the course of action on the matter.
Tens of thousands of mourning supporters and distraught family members Wednesday bid a tearful farewell to Gopinath Munde, Maharashtra BJP`s tallest mass leader and architect of its impressive victory in Lok Sabha elections, who was killed in a car crash in Delhi on Tuesday.
Maharashtra strongman and Union minister in Narendra Modi`s Cabinet, Gopinath Munde died on Tuesday after sustaining multiple internal injuries in a road accident in the national capital early this morning.
Every life lost to a road accident is most avoidable! But when public representatives who have been chosen to govern the nation are killed in road accidents, it shows that the road safety standards in the country are up for urgent review.
Union Rural Development Minister Gopinath Munde died in a road accident in Delhi on Tuesday morning when he was on his way to the Indira Gandhi International Airport. Munde was rushed to the AIIMS Trauma Centre after the accident where he was declared dead.
The Delhi Police on Tuesday arrested the driver of the Indica car that collided with the car of Rural Development Minister Gopinath Munde, who later succumbed to the injuries at the AIIMS hospital here.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday expressed his profound grief over the tragic demise of his party colleague and Union Rural Development Minister Gopinath Munde following a car accident here this morning.
Talking tough, new Rural Development Minister Gopinath Munde on Thursday said a punishable provision will be added to MNREGA for delay in payment to rural job seekers and asked state governments to take action against officers who are responsible for it.
Jharkhand Chief Minister Hemant Soren on Wednesday dismissed Rural Development Minister Chandra Sekhar Dubey, apparently for recently levelling corruption charges against him, but he did not specify the reason.