Former union minister and Congress leader Veerappa Moily has triggered a fresh controversy through his recent remark that the word 'Hindu' was introduced by Muslims in the medieval age and that it has no mention in the ancient scriptures like Vedas and Upanishads.
The Confederation of Newspaper and News Agency Employees` Organisations on Thursday took exception to reported remarks of outgoing Union Minister Veerappa Moily that government`s approval of Majithia wage board recommendations was an instance of mismanagement by it.
Referring to infighting in BJP over denial of ticket to its senior leader Jaswant Singh, Congress leader Veerappa Moily on Monday launched a veiled attack on Narendra Modi, saying the saffron outfit wants to have a one-man party.
Environmental watchdog Greenpeace today slammed Veerappa Moily`s decision to allow field trials of certain genetically modified (GM) food crops which were put on hold by his predecessor Jayanthi Natarajan.
The Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) on Friday lashed out at the UPA government for permitting field trials of GM crops, saying such a decision was taken even when a Parliamentary Standing Committee on Agriculture had opposed such trials.
Petroleum Minister M Veerappa Moily, who is in the eye of the storm over gas pricing issue, today hit out at Arvind Kejriwal, saying it is "better in the best interest of the democracy to talk less" of the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) leader.
Environment Minister M Veerappa Moily today said he followed all rules and did not compromise on any norm in granting forest and environment clearance to a host of projects since taking over one and a half months back.
Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal led Delhi government`s Anti-Corruption Bureau (ACB) on Wednesday filed an FIR against Petroleum Minister Veerappa Moily, Reliance Industries chairman Mukesh Ambani and several others for allegedly creating artificial scarcity of natural gas and for fixing prices.
The Samajwadi Party on Tuesday attacked the Arvind Kejriwal-led Delhi government for registering FIRs against union ministers and industrialists, saying this was a "drama" staged by people like him to hide their inefficiency and attain "political martyrdom".
UB group chairman Vijay Mallya on Tuesday said that Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal was pursuing "unconventional methods" to attain his objectives while asserting that there should be no "witch-hunt" against industrialists.
CPI leader Gurudas Dasgupta on Tuesday welcomed Arvind Kejriwal government`s move to file criminal cases against Reliance Industries and Union minister Veerappa Moily, among others, on gas pricing issue.
Asserting that farmers` rights would be protected, Kerala Chief Minister Oommen Chandy Thursday said he would leave for Delhi tomorrow to discuss the Kasturirangan report on Western Ghats conservation with Environment Minister Veerappa Moily.
Union Petroleum and Natural Gas Minister, Dr. Veerappa Moily said that prime ministerial candidate of Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), Narendra Modi, had deliberately shielded the 2002 `genocide` in Gujarat.