Jairam Ramesh

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Jairam Ramesh said : “I am writing to you because the government has, in the past 4-5 years, taken recourse to the ‘Money Bill’ route to circumvent not just scrutiny by the standing committee concerned, but also to by-pass Rajya Sabha ,” External link

timesofindia Friday, February 19, 2021 8:37:00 AM EAT

Jairam Ramesh said : "There is a lot of interest among the members in discussing the Budget. My suggestion is that increase the time to debate the Budget from 10 hours to 12 hours," External link

business-standard Wednesday, February 10, 2021 10:38:00 AM EAT

Jairam Ramesh said ( about Narendra Modi ) : “PM Modi said that FDI is also ‘Foreign Destructive Ideology’. This from someone whose governance has been based solely on FDI — Fear, Deception, Intimidation” External link

HindustanTimes Tuesday, February 9, 2021 4:55:00 AM EAT

Jairam Ramesh asked : “Prime Minister says 3 farm laws are on pause for 18 months. This is as usual being too clever by half. Why not give a Parliament Committee the same time to examine them and report back to Parliament?” External link

thehindu Sunday, January 31, 2021 8:36:00 PM EAT

Jairam Ramesh asked : “Prime Minister says 3 farm laws are on pause for 18 months. This is as usual being too clever by half. Why not give a Parliament Committee the same time to examine them and report back to Parliament?” External link

Hindu Sunday, January 31, 2021 7:57:00 PM EAT

Jairam Ramesh added : “The leaked chats reveal three reprehensible things requiring serious inquiry: leaking of military secrets to a TV channel for its commercial purposes, a ‘nationalist’ gloating over the death of 40 jawans as an ‘attack we have won like crazy’, and fraudulent manipulation of TRPs. But if the government won’t conduct such an inquiry (and we all expect it won’t, given the evidence of its complicity in the betrayals revealed), who will? Is this one more thing we will have to take a PIL to the Supreme Court for?” External link

timesofindia Monday, January 18, 2021 1:03:00 AM EAT

Jairam Ramesh said : “We badly need a new Parliament building. This one simply isn’t functional & is outdated” External link

news-yahoo-in Wednesday, January 6, 2021 2:54:00 PM EAT

Jairam Ramesh wrote : "Bharat Biotech is a first-rate enterprise, but it is puzzling that internationally accepted protocols relating to phase 3 trials are being modified for Covaxin," External link

dhakatribune Monday, January 4, 2021 5:40:00 PM EAT

Jairam Ramesh wrote : "Bharat Biotech is a first-rate enterprise, but it is puzzling that internationally accepted protocols relating to phase 3 trials are being modified for Covaxin," External link

trust Sunday, January 3, 2021 8:04:00 PM EAT

Jairam Ramesh wrote : "Bharat Biotech is a first-rate enterprise, but it is puzzling that internationally accepted protocols relating to phase 3 trials are being modified for Covaxin," External link

4-traders Sunday, January 3, 2021 7:56:00 PM EAT

Jairam Ramesh said ( about Harsh Vardhan ) : “Bharat Biotech is a first-rate enterprise, but it is puzzling that internationally-accepted protocols relating to phase 3 trials are being modified for Covaxin. Health Minister Harsh Vardhan should clarify,” External link

Hindu Sunday, January 3, 2021 7:33:00 PM EAT

Jairam Ramesh wrote : "Bharat Biotech is a first-rate enterprise, but it is puzzling that internationally accepted protocols relating to phase 3 trials are being modified for Covaxin," External link

iol Sunday, January 3, 2021 11:26:00 AM EAT

Jairam Ramesh wrote : "Bharat Biotech is a first-rate enterprise, but it is puzzling that internationally accepted protocols relating to phase 3 trials are being modified for Covaxin," External link

4-traders Sunday, January 3, 2021 11:03:00 AM EAT

Jairam Ramesh said : “However, the general elections were close and the questions raised in the article seemed appropriate for being highlighted in making certain insinuations against you (Vivek) and your family. Thus, I would like to offer my apologies to you and your family for any hurt the statements may have caused. I would also urge the INC to remove the press conference, available on their website,” External link

timesofindia Sunday, December 20, 2020 4:29:00 AM EAT

Jairam Ramesh said : "Thus, I would like to offer my apologies to you and your family for any hurt the statements have caused. I would also urge the INC to remove the press releases available on their website," External link

news-yahoo-in Saturday, December 19, 2020 1:43:00 PM EAT

Jairam Ramesh said : "The General Elections were close and the questions raised in the article seemed appropriate for being highlighted in public. In retrospect, I may have gone overboard in making certain insinuations against you and your family," "I understand these statements have hurt you deeply. I want to clarify that these statements or accusations, were made drawing conclusions from an article that was published the previous day in the Caravan magazine," External link

news-yahoo-in Saturday, December 19, 2020 1:43:00 PM EAT

Jairam Ramesh said : “I understand these statements have hurt you deeply. I want to clarify that these statements or accusations, were made drawing conclusions from an Article that was published the previous day in the Caravan magazine. As the case progressed, I realized that perhaps some independent verification may have been in order. However, the General Elections were close, and the questions raised in the article seemed appropriate for being highlighted in public. In retrospect, I may have gone overboard in making certain insinuations against you and your family,” External link

HindustanTimes Saturday, December 19, 2020 11:20:00 AM EAT

Jairam Ramesh said ( about Pralhad Joshi ) : “Mr Pralhad Joshi is as usual departing from the truth,” External link

HindustanTimes Wednesday, December 16, 2020 2:27:00 AM EAT

Jairam Ramesh told : “Farmers are in ferment, States are being squeezed, the economy is in dire straits and all these burning public issues need to be discussed and debated in Parliament. The government is running from Parliament both physically and virtually. Parliaments in many countries have been more active than ours,” External link

thehindu Tuesday, December 15, 2020 4:51:00 PM EAT

Jairam Ramesh told : “Farmers are in ferment, States are being squeezed, the economy is in dire straits and all these burning public issues need to be discussed and debated in Parliament. The government is running from Parliament both physically and virtually. Parliaments in many countries have been more active than ours,” External link

Hindu Tuesday, December 15, 2020 4:28:00 PM EAT

Jairam Ramesh says : “In Bihar, the BJP said it will provide the vaccine free of charge. What is good for a Bihar election must be good for the rest of the country, even if there is no election,” External link

business-standard Monday, November 30, 2020 11:20:00 PM EAT

Jairam Ramesh said ( about Himanta Biswa Sarma ) : “I had in 2011 told him not to trust Himanta so much. He just laughed,” External link

Hindu Monday, November 23, 2020 9:47:00 PM EAT

Jairam Ramesh said : "But to say that the result has negated the issues raised by the Mahagathbandhan or that those did not have a resonance in Bihar, I don't agree to that. The issues raised by us are there and they would remain," External link

economictimes Thursday, November 12, 2020 9:23:00 PM EAT

Jairam Ramesh said : "But to say that the result has negated the issues raised by the Mahagathbandhan or that those did not have a resonance in Bihar, I don't agree to that. The issues raised by us are there and they would remain," External link

business-standard Thursday, November 12, 2020 8:30:00 PM EAT

Jairam Ramesh said : "But to say that the result has negated the issues raised by the Mahagathbandhan or that those did not have a resonance in Bihar, I don't agree to that. The issues raised by us are there and they would remain," External link

news18 Thursday, November 12, 2020 7:55:00 PM EAT

Jairam Ramesh said : “Rahul Gandhi and Priyanka Gandhi being detained when they wished to meet with the family of the victim of a most gruesome crime and express their solidarity against the injustice is part of the larger pattern of creeping authoritarianism in India from Parliament to the streets,” External link

news-yahoo Thursday, October 1, 2020 4:40:00 PM EAT

Jairam Ramesh said ( about Arun Jaitley ) : “as FM, Arun Jaitley got states to resort to Article 254(2) of the Constitution to override provisions of the 2013 land acquisition law, alaw he had fully supported as leader of opposition in the RS. States should now follow the same advice to undo the damage caused by the #FarmsBills that have become Acts” External link

economictimes Monday, September 28, 2020 10:01:00 PM EAT

Jairam Ramesh said : “States should now follow the same advice to undo the damage caused by the Farm Bills that have become Acts,” External link

expressindia Monday, September 28, 2020 8:21:00 PM EAT

Jairam Ramesh said ( about Montek Singh Ahluwalia ) : “Isher Ahluwalia who just passed away, was one of India’s distinguished economists, a MIT PhD, and author of an influential book ‘Industrial Growth in India’. She built up ICRIER, a fine economic think tank. She had her own distinctive identity apart from being Montek‘s wife” External link

HindustanTimes Saturday, September 26, 2020 10:19:00 PM EAT

Jairam Ramesh said ( about Amendment Bill ) : “The Essential Commodities (Amendment) Bill, 2020 has been passed in an empty Rajya Sabha. The legislation will only help hoarders and black-marketeers more than benefiting the producers,” External link

Hindu Wednesday, September 23, 2020 9:36:00 AM EAT

Jairam Ramesh said : “The manner of reckoning or calculating the ‘stock limits’ attracts the first proviso and the Explanation. Reading the two together, it appears that the stock can be cleverly distributed among different ‘value chain participants’ and, in practical terms, there will be no case of violation of stock limits at all,” External link

Hindu Wednesday, September 23, 2020 9:36:00 AM EAT

Jairam Ramesh said : “In such a diverse country as ours, where the situation may differ from district to district within a State, such a centralized law would make it very difficult for the States to check black marketing of goods,” External link

Hindu Wednesday, September 23, 2020 9:36:00 AM EAT

Jairam Ramesh added ( about Environment Protection ) : "It is anti-federalism because it is taking away the power of the states and centralising everything. Finally, it is anti-jurisprudence because the notification exceeds the mother Act (law) of the Environment Protection Act," External link

timesofindia Monday, September 14, 2020 9:21:00 PM EAT

Jairam Ramesh said : “While it is true that we don’t have the numbers in Lok Sabha , we will do everything to ensure that these bills are referred to the standing committee for deeper scrutiny,” External link

timesofindia Monday, September 14, 2020 3:00:00 AM EAT

Jairam Ramesh added : "There is a common ground that we should oppose these ordinances," External link

newindianexpress Sunday, September 13, 2020 7:39:00 PM EAT

Jairam Ramesh said ( about Atal Behari Vajpayee ) : "The prime minister was sitting in the Lok Sabha then, listening to the criticism of his own policies from senior parliamentarians, including Atal Bihari Vajpayee," "It is ridiculous to say that there should not be any discussion on China. We need a discussion on China. We are responsible political parties, we know what to say and what not to say," External link

newindianexpress Sunday, September 13, 2020 7:39:00 PM EAT

Jairam Ramesh said : “While it is true that we don’t have the numbers in Lok Sabha, we will do everything to ensure that these Bills are referred to the Standing Committee for deeper scrutiny,” External link

timesofindia Sunday, September 13, 2020 6:17:00 PM EAT

Jairam Ramesh said : “We need a discussion on China. The greatest damage to our cause was done by the PM’s statement. Status quo ante has not been restored because of that. Parliament is a place for debate and discussion, not for running away,” External link

timesofindia Sunday, September 13, 2020 6:17:00 PM EAT

Jairam Ramesh added : "There is a common ground that we should oppose these ordinances," External link

newindianexpress Sunday, September 13, 2020 6:07:00 PM EAT

Jairam Ramesh said ( about Atal Behari Vajpayee ) : "The prime minister was sitting in the Lok Sabha then, listening to the criticism of his own policies from senior parliamentarians, including Atal Bihari Vajpayee," "It is ridiculous to say that there should not be any discussion on China. We need a discussion on China. We are responsible political parties, we know what to say and what not to say," External link

newindianexpress Sunday, September 13, 2020 6:07:00 PM EAT

Jairam Ramesh added : "We are totally opposing the three ordinances -- two on agri-marketing and one on essential commodities," External link

mid-day Sunday, September 13, 2020 5:04:00 PM EAT

Jairam Ramesh said : "We will not allow this attack on our food security pillars," External link

mid-day Sunday, September 13, 2020 5:04:00 PM EAT

Jairam Ramesh said : "We are definitely going to raise the issue as it is a case of misuse of official machinery" External link

dnaindia Sunday, September 13, 2020 4:07:00 PM EAT

Jairam Ramesh said : “There is a common ground that we should oppose these ordinances,” External link

Hindu Sunday, September 13, 2020 1:04:00 PM EAT

Jairam Ramesh said : "As Minister of Rural Development myself, I worked hard to come up to his high standards he had set. I would consult him often and he would treat me with great affection. I salute his accomplishments," External link

timesofindia Sunday, September 13, 2020 12:47:00 PM EAT

Jairam Ramesh asked : “How can Chinese companies donate to the PM-CARES fund when they are encroaching territories in Ladakh and altering status quo at the LAC?” External link

HindustanTimes Sunday, September 13, 2020 10:30:00 AM EAT

Jairam Ramesh said : “In the eight years I was a Minister, I looked forward to Question Hour in every session of Parliament whenever BJP allowed it to function. I welcomed the grilling and used the opportunity to share maximum information on policy and programmes, and get feedback from the members,” External link

india Monday, September 7, 2020 11:18:00 PM EAT

Jairam Ramesh said : "In the eight years I was a Minister, I looked forward to Question Hour in every session of Parliament whenever BJP allowed it to function. I welcomed the grilling and used the opportunity to share maximum information on policy and programmes, and get feedback from the members," External link

news18 Monday, September 7, 2020 10:47:00 PM EAT

Jairam Ramesh said : “His mastery of Indian political history was unmatched. He was a skilful administrator who had been a finance, defence and external affairs minister — a record bettered only by the redoubtable Y.B. Chavan who had been home minister as well,” External link

thehindu Monday, August 31, 2020 8:49:00 PM EAT

Jairam Ramesh said : “His mastery of Indian political history was unmatched. He was a skilful administrator who had been a finance, defence and external affairs minister — a record bettered only by the redoubtable Y.B. Chavan who had been home minister as well,” External link

Hindu Monday, August 31, 2020 8:19:00 PM EAT

Jairam Ramesh said : “Parliament passed a law that Centre will compensate states for GST shortfalls for 5 years. Centre is now passing the buck to states telling them they should borrow to make up shortfalls. This is abdicating Centre’s legal obligations. Pathetic! States should oppose tooth and nail,” External link

thehindu Friday, August 28, 2020 8:56:00 PM EAT

Jairam Ramesh said : “His job is to protect the environment, his job is to protect the forests, his job is to enforce the laws of the land that we have. But he does not see it that way. He sees his job as being an accelerator for project clearances….not as a guardian/protector of India’s natural resources,” External link

expressindia Wednesday, August 19, 2020 1:56:00 PM EAT

Jairam Ramesh said : "His job is to protect the environment, his job is to protect the forests, his job is to enforce the laws of the land that we have. But he does not see it that way. He sees his job as being an accelerator for projectclearances….not as a guardian/protector of India's natural resources," External link

news18 Wednesday, August 19, 2020 1:29:00 PM EAT

Jairam Ramesh said : “This draft environment notification is very anti-democratic. It’s fascist in nature. It says the people affected by projects cannot complain to the government about environmental violations. Only government departments, government agencies can bring violation of environmental laws to the notice of the central government,” External link

financialexpress Friday, August 14, 2020 9:09:00 AM EAT

Jairam Ramesh said : “Large number of projects have been exempted from the environment impact assessment… The draft EIA notification is both anti-health and anti-democracy,” External link

financialexpress Friday, August 14, 2020 9:09:00 AM EAT

Jairam Ramesh said : “I am compelled to say that you are misrepresenting the implications of the Draft EIA Notification, 2020, on our country’s environmental regulatory framework and its impact on the environment,” External link

financialexpress Tuesday, August 11, 2020 10:06:00 PM EAT

Jairam Ramesh said : "I am compelled to say that you are misrepresenting the implications of the Draft EIA Notification, 2020, on our country's environmental regulatory framework and its impact on the environment," External link

timesofindia Tuesday, August 11, 2020 9:42:00 PM EAT

Jairam Ramesh said : “Globally, you want to assume the role of being an environmental leader but domestically, what you are doing is diluting all the laws that we have,” “In our desire for faster economic recovery from this current crisis, land laws and environmental laws will become the biggest casualties,” External link

HindustanTimes Monday, August 10, 2020 2:20:00 PM EAT

Jairam Ramesh said ( about Prakash Javadekar ) : "Dear Prakash Javadekar, our Parliamentary Standing Committee has been inundated with requests from various stakeholders to give them an opportunity to present their views on DraftEIA2020. The notification may be kept in abeyance until the committee completes its deliberations," External link

business-standard Monday, August 10, 2020 6:50:00 AM EAT

Jairam Ramesh said : “I think the legal reason against EIA is very strong and I would encourage people to take to legal recourse,” External link

Hindu Sunday, August 9, 2020 1:40:00 AM EAT

Jairam Ramesh wrote : “a mindset that sees environmental regulation as unnecessary regulatory burden and not as an essential obligation to be met for the health and welfare of our people and for ensuring development that is sustainable” External link

expressindia Thursday, August 6, 2020 10:54:00 PM EAT

Jairam Ramesh said : "How is it that even Pakistani Parliament can convene, but India, the world's largest democracy and a tech-savvy nation can't even meet virtually?" External link

business-standard Tuesday, August 4, 2020 10:09:00 PM EAT

Jairam Ramesh said : “Change with continuity became the Rao mantra, the middle path, which he elaborated upon in his speech at Davos in 1992,” External link

business-standard Friday, July 24, 2020 5:39:00 PM EAT

Jairam Ramesh said : “I showed him an interview published in Frontline (news magazine) of economist KN Raj,” External link

business-standard Friday, July 24, 2020 5:39:00 PM EAT

Jairam Ramesh said : “Our Standing Committee did not have a quorum today, but it certainly had decorum. I thank all fellow committee members across party lines who attended the meeting under tough circumstances and the officials who enriched the process. Our democracy is strengthened by such interactions,” External link

expressindia Saturday, July 11, 2020 5:45:00 AM EAT

Jairam Ramesh wrote : “Our Parliamentary Standing Committee is having a most informative and useful meeting with @DBTIndia @IndiaDST @CSIR_IND & @PrinSciAdvGoI on the issue of Science & Technology & COVID-19. Too bad we are not allowed to have virtual meetings so that more MPs could have participated,” External link

HindustanTimes Saturday, July 11, 2020 1:27:00 AM EAT

Jairam Ramesh written : “Our Parliamentary Standing Committee is having a most informative and useful meeting with @DBTIndia @IndiaDST @CSIR_IND & @PrinSciAdvGoI on the issue of Science & Technology & COVID-19. Too bad we are not allowed to have virtual meetings so that more MPs could have participated!” External link

Hindu Friday, July 10, 2020 8:40:00 PM EAT

Jairam Ramesh wrote : "Our Parliamentary Standing Committee is having a most informative and useful meeting with @DBTIndia @IndiaDST @CSIR_IND & @PrinSciAdvGoI on the issue of Science & Technology & Covid-19. Too bad we are not allowed to have virtual meetings so that more MPs could have participated," External link

timesofindia Friday, July 10, 2020 7:25:00 PM EAT

Jairam Ramesh written : “Our Parliamentary Standing Committee is having a most informative and useful meeting with @DBTIndia @IndiaDST @CSIR_IND & @PrinSciAdvGoI on the issue of Science & Technology & COVID-19. Too bad we are not allowed to have virtual meetings so that more MPs could have participated!” External link

Hindu Friday, July 10, 2020 5:39:00 PM EAT

Jairam Ramesh wrote : "Our Parliamentary Standing Committee is having a most informative and useful meeting with @DBTIndia @IndiaDST @CSIR_IND & @PrinSciAdvGoI on the issue of Science & Technology & COVID-19. Too bad we are not allowed to have virtual meetings so that more MPs could have participated," External link

timesofindia Friday, July 10, 2020 5:08:00 PM EAT

Jairam Ramesh said : “On those occasions we did not have advance information always on who will attend and who will not. This time around MPs have informed before the meeting. Some have even requested for virtual meeting,” External link

HindustanTimes Thursday, July 9, 2020 12:36:00 AM EAT

Jairam Ramesh said : “Point isn’t about quorum alone. It’s about facilitating those MPs who want to attend and are unable to because of containment zones & quarantine restrictions in their home states. Very different from not attending due to other commitments in normal times,” External link

thehindu Wednesday, July 8, 2020 8:12:00 PM EAT

Jairam Ramesh said : "Respected M Venkaiah Naidu garu, Standing Committee on Science & Technology is scheduled to meet on July 10th. MPs across parties have asked for virtual sitting of Committee to discuss S&T issues related to COVID-19. I hope you will allow. Where there is will, there is skill (sic)," External link

newindianexpress Wednesday, July 8, 2020 8:07:00 AM EAT

Jairam Ramesh said : "Respected M Venkaiah Naidu garu, Standing Committee on Science & Technology is scheduled to meet on July 10th. MPs across parties have asked for virtual sitting of Committee to discuss S&T issues related to Covid-19. I hope you will allow. Where there is will, there is skill (sic)," External link

business-standard Tuesday, July 7, 2020 10:50:00 PM EAT

Jairam Ramesh wrote : “Many members of the committee have expressed their inability to attend this meeting because of travel restrictions, quarantine and other constrains. I am doubtful if we can muster up a quorum,” External link

HindustanTimes Tuesday, July 7, 2020 9:52:00 PM EAT

Jairam Ramesh wrote : “I am doubtful if we can muster up a quorum,” External link

thehindu Tuesday, July 7, 2020 5:58:00 PM EAT

Jairam Ramesh wrote : “I am doubtful if we can muster up a quorum,” External link

Hindu Tuesday, July 7, 2020 5:35:00 PM EAT

Jairam Ramesh said : "Respected M Venkaiah Naidu garu, Standing Committee on Science & Technology is scheduled to meet on July 10th. MPs across parties have asked for virtual sitting of Committee to discuss S&T issues related to COVID-19. I hope you will allow. Where there is will, there is skill (sic)," External link

newindianexpress Tuesday, July 7, 2020 5:02:00 PM EAT

Jairam Ramesh said : “I hope you will allow. Where there is will, there is skill!” External link

business-standard Tuesday, July 7, 2020 1:36:00 PM EAT

Jairam Ramesh said : “Govt. does not want parliament to meet. That’s all there is to it. What happened to Modi hai to mumkin hai (is possible) in this case,” External link

Hindu Friday, July 3, 2020 8:59:00 PM EAT

Jairam Ramesh said : “I am unable to understand the logic behind this move. I have tried to understand it given my long years of association with J&K but have failed,” External link

thehindu Friday, June 26, 2020 4:13:00 PM EAT

Jairam Ramesh said : “I am unable to understand the logic behind this move. I have tried to understand it given my long years of association with J&K but have failed,” External link

Hindu Friday, June 26, 2020 3:30:00 PM EAT

Jairam Ramesh said : “I request to take steps to ensure that the coal blocks in ecologically fragile and sensitive areas put up for auction are cancelled immediately,” External link

timesofindia Saturday, June 20, 2020 2:53:00 AM EAT

Jairam Ramesh said : “I know that this 70:30 mix has been considerably diluted over the years,” External link

timesofindia Friday, June 19, 2020 7:30:00 PM EAT

Jairam Ramesh asked : “What sort of commitment is this that coal blocks in very dense forest areas are being opened up for mining,” External link

timesofindia Friday, June 19, 2020 4:19:00 PM EAT

Jairam Ramesh added : “If the Modi government continues to be in denial about how badly it has managed the economy, India will truly be ‘parm-atma-nirbhar’ (dependent on God),” External link

thehindu Saturday, May 30, 2020 3:05:00 AM EAT

Jairam Ramesh said ( about Mr Modi ) : "If the Modi government continues to be in denial about how badly it has managed the economy, India will truly be 'parm-atma-nirbhar' (dependent on God)," External link

news18 Friday, May 29, 2020 8:12:00 PM EAT

Jairam Ramesh said : “PM does not really care... In summary, the ‘PM CARES’ Fund aka ‘Modi Fund’ is ineffective, concentrates scarce resources, & is opaque. In a time of national crisis & distress where time & money are of essence, it is criminal to waste both,” External link

thehindu Thursday, May 28, 2020 5:50:00 PM EAT

Jairam Ramesh said : “PM does not really care... In summary, the ‘PM CARES’ Fund aka ‘Modi Fund’ is ineffective, concentrates scarce resources, & is opaque. In a time of national crisis & distress where time & money are of essence, it is criminal to waste both,” External link

Hindu Thursday, May 28, 2020 5:26:00 PM EAT

Jairam Ramesh said : "This is atrocious but certainly not surprising. As chairman of the Standing Committee of Parliament, I register my strongest possible protest and request an immediate review and moratorium," External link

timesofindia Sunday, May 24, 2020 10:16:00 PM EAT

Jairam Ramesh said : "The public health crisis that the world is going through is symptomatic of a deeper ecological crisis. This should be an opportunity to pause and reflect. Instead, your ministry is going full throttle ahead. I request you to immediately issue a moratorium on these and other clearances given during the lockdown period at least," External link

timesofindia Sunday, May 24, 2020 10:16:00 PM EAT

Jairam Ramesh said : “I cannot imagine any worthwhile due diligence that would have been done by the committees concerned,” External link

timesofindia Sunday, May 24, 2020 8:36:00 PM EAT

Jairam Ramesh said : "This is atrocious but certainly not surprising. As chairman of the Standing Committee of Parliament, I register my strongest possible protest and request an immediate review and moratorium," External link

news18 Sunday, May 24, 2020 7:42:00 PM EAT

Jairam Ramesh said : "The public health crisis that the world is going through is symptomatic of a deeper ecological crisis. This should be an opportunity to pause and reflect. Instead, your ministry is going full throttle ahead. I request you to immediately issue a moratorium on these and other clearances given during the lockdown period at least," External link

news18 Sunday, May 24, 2020 7:42:00 PM EAT

Jairam Ramesh said : “Why has the government of India discontinued daily briefings on the health situation? All countries inform their citizens through the press in a time of crisis. At such times, credible and professionally competent faces should be telling us what is happening,” “The Health Minister, a medical doctor himself, has so far stayed away from daily briefings. My suggestion to govt: Let Dr. Randeep Guleria, Director of AIIMS, brief the country every evening. Let experts speak relying on facts and science. Our citizens deserve the truth” External link

thehindu Thursday, May 21, 2020 10:56:00 AM EAT

Jairam Ramesh asked : “The Health Ministry official when he was briefing last kept saying that MAYBE the peak will never come. What are we to make of this assertion? Is there a larger design to this statement made not once but thrice? Recovery rates are rising, says the government. Fine. But does this have any scientific meaning? Recovery rate is a function of the time of entry into hospital. What about cases where the COVID patient does not have access or is denied entry into hospitals,” “The Standing Committee on Health, of which I was a member for 5 years, is chaired by the very sober and responsible Prof. Ram Gopal Yadav. The Committee should be allowed to meet and interact with the Health Ministry and ICMR,” External link

thehindu Thursday, May 21, 2020 10:56:00 AM EAT

Jairam Ramesh said : “Why has the government of India discontinued daily briefings on the health situation? All countries inform their citizens through the press in a time of crisis. At such times, credible and professionally competent faces should be telling us what is happening,” “The Health Minister, a medical doctor himself, has so far stayed away from daily briefings. My suggestion to govt: Let Dr. Randeep Guleria, Director of AIIMS, brief the country every evening. Let experts speak relying on facts and science. Our citizens deserve the truth” External link

Hindu Thursday, May 21, 2020 9:32:00 AM EAT

Jairam Ramesh asked : “The Health Ministry official when he was briefing last kept saying that MAYBE the peak will never come. What are we to make of this assertion? Is there a larger design to this statement made not once but thrice? Recovery rates are rising, says the government. Fine. But does this have any scientific meaning? Recovery rate is a function of the time of entry into hospital. What about cases where the COVID patient does not have access or is denied entry into hospitals,” “The Standing Committee on Health, of which I was a member for 5 years, is chaired by the very sober and responsible Prof. Ram Gopal Yadav. The Committee should be allowed to meet and interact with the Health Ministry and ICMR,” External link

Hindu Thursday, May 21, 2020 9:32:00 AM EAT

Jairam Ramesh said : “many of the announcements made by the Finance Minister in the last five days require Parliamentary approval and scrutiny” External link

expressindia Monday, May 18, 2020 1:53:00 AM EAT

Jairam Ramesh said ( about Chief Minister ) : “The public sector built India. It made India strong and self-reliant. Now in the name of ‘Atmanirbhar Bharat’, Modi-style, the public sector is being taken to the shamshaan ghat. Many of the announcements made by the Finance Minister in the last 5 days require Parliamentary approval and scrutiny. It is imperative that Parliament is convened at the earliest,” External link

business-standard Sunday, May 17, 2020 11:48:00 PM EAT

Jairam Ramesh added : "Madam Finance Minister, one simple question. What is the additional cash you are putting into the system over the next six months? The announcements...are mostly contained in..budget presented on February 1. Another case of repackaging and remarketing" External link

outlookindia Sunday, May 17, 2020 5:26:00 PM EAT

Jairam Ramesh said : “The public sector built India. It made India strong and self-reliant. Now in the name of 'Atmanirbhar Bharat', Modi-style, the public sector is being taken to the shamshaan ghat” External link

news18 Sunday, May 17, 2020 3:12:00 PM EAT

Jairam Ramesh added : "Madam Finance Minister, one simple question. What is the additional cash you are putting into the system over the next six months? The announcements...are mostly contained in..budget presented on February 1. Another case of repackaging and remarketing" External link

business-standard Sunday, May 17, 2020 2:34:00 PM EAT

Jairam Ramesh said : “When migrants can't reach home safely, Finance Minister is talking of opening up planetary exploration and outer space travel to private sector. BIZZARE!” “Tomorrow is the final press conference of FM. Hope at least in that she will tell us how much funds will be given to States in the next 6 months to deal with the economic & social crisis arising from #COVID19. States are being denied their legitimate dues & this is hurting India,” External link

thehindu Saturday, May 16, 2020 8:03:00 PM EAT

Jairam Ramesh said : “It is ridiculous that the Centre is making all plans and asking states to follow it. It should be the other way round. The battle against Covid needs to be de-centralised. States should be free to make their own plans and decide which areas are vulnerable. This green, red and orange zone concept is not working,” External link

HindustanTimes Monday, May 11, 2020 5:59:00 AM EAT

Jairam Ramesh said : “It is ridiculous that the Centre is making all plans and asking states to follow it. It should be the other way round. The battle against Covid needs to be de-centralised. States should be free to make their own plans and decide which areas are vulnerable. This green, red and orange zone concept is not working,” External link

HindustanTimes Sunday, May 10, 2020 9:21:00 PM EAT

Jairam Ramesh wrote : “Over the last several weeks of the nation-wide lockdown and subsequent extensions of the same, numerous reports are coming in from across the country regarding inadequate food stocks and wide variances in distribution of the same amongst beneficiaries,” External link

Hindu Tuesday, May 5, 2020 8:38:00 PM EAT

Jairam Ramesh wrote : “This was not an adversarial petition but instead an attempt to help the government identify an area where more data can assist in better policy formulation. I hope you consider this representation in the same spirit,” External link

Hindu Tuesday, May 5, 2020 8:38:00 PM EAT

Jairam Ramesh said : "Over the last several weeks of the nation-wide lockdown and subsequent extensions of the same, numerous reports are coming in from across the country regarding inadequate food stocks and wide variances in distribution of the same amongst beneficiaries," External link

business-standard Tuesday, May 5, 2020 8:16:00 PM EAT

Jairam Ramesh said : “the many ‘Modi Mahals’ can and must wait!” External link

thehindu Friday, May 1, 2020 6:17:00 PM EAT

Jairam Ramesh said : “If we have to have reach the threshold of 1% of population, we should do something like 10 million tests,” External link

thehindu Sunday, April 26, 2020 8:17:00 AM EAT

Jairam Ramesh said : “If we have to have reach the threshold of 1% of population, we should do something like 10 million tests,” External link

Hindu Sunday, April 26, 2020 7:26:00 AM EAT

Jairam Ramesh added : “I think a compassionate government, a sensitive government or a responsive government must and can find the resources for ₹7,500 direct transfer to the three accounts that I have just mentioned. It’s not a question of whether we can find the funds, we must find the funds,” External link

thehindu Monday, April 20, 2020 9:35:00 PM EAT

Jairam Ramesh said : “The idea of this group is to make specific recommendations to the government in a spirit of constructive cooperation as has been emphasised by the former Congress president [Rahul Gandhi] repeatedly and we will also be discussing how to make the transition out of the lockdown after 3rd May, 2020... what are the steps that have to be taken to smoothen the transition for different sections of the society, particularly the migrants, students and farmers,” External link

thehindu Monday, April 20, 2020 9:35:00 PM EAT

Jairam Ramesh said ( about Congress Working Committee ) : “Yes, we have criticised that the government should have taken steps while they had the time, but they were sleeping. Until March 23, they [the Centre] didn’t take it as seriously as they should have or the fact they waited until the Congress government in Madhya Pradesh was toppled. These are the facts, but today we discussed giving positive suggestions,” External link

thehindu Monday, April 20, 2020 9:35:00 PM EAT

Jairam Ramesh said : “We have worked out a very concrete MSME revival package which we will submit to the central government in a day or two,” External link

HindustanTimes Monday, April 20, 2020 9:14:00 PM EAT

Jairam Ramesh added : “It is the matter of priorities. It is absolutely essential for the survival of tens and thousands of people who need immediate assistance to tide over the crisis,” External link

HindustanTimes Monday, April 20, 2020 9:14:00 PM EAT

Jairam Ramesh said : “We need to work with the government in these difficult times with a positive mindset. We are extending our hand for constructive cooperation and hope the government will come down from its pedestal and accept our positive suggestions. We are giving these suggestions on behalf of the people of India,” External link

HindustanTimes Monday, April 20, 2020 9:14:00 PM EAT

Jairam Ramesh added : “I think a compassionate government, a sensitive government or a responsive government must and can find the resources for ₹7,500 direct transfer to the three accounts that I have just mentioned. It’s not a question of whether we can find the funds, we must find the funds,” External link

Hindu Monday, April 20, 2020 9:04:00 PM EAT

Jairam Ramesh said : “The idea of this group is to make specific recommendations to the government in a spirit of constructive cooperation as has been emphasised by the former Congress president [Rahul Gandhi] repeatedly and we will also be discussing how to make the transition out of the lockdown after 3rd May, 2020... what are the steps that have to be taken to smoothen the transition for different sections of the society, particularly the migrants, students and farmers,” External link

Hindu Monday, April 20, 2020 9:04:00 PM EAT

Jairam Ramesh said ( about Congress Working Committee ) : “Yes, we have criticised that the government should have taken steps while they had the time, but they were sleeping. Until March 23, they [the Centre] didn’t take it as seriously as they should have or the fact they waited until the Congress government in Madhya Pradesh was toppled. These are the facts, but today we discussed giving positive suggestions,” External link

Hindu Monday, April 20, 2020 9:04:00 PM EAT

Jairam Ramesh told : "I think the BJP is playing politics at a very very disturbing moment in our society's history," External link

business-standard Monday, April 20, 2020 7:18:00 PM EAT

Jairam Ramesh told : "I think the BJP is playing politics at a very very disturbing moment in our society's history," External link

timesofindia Monday, April 20, 2020 5:24:00 PM EAT

Jairam Ramesh said : “We have worked out a very concrete MSME revival package which we will submit to the central government in a day or two,” External link

HindustanTimes Monday, April 20, 2020 5:12:00 PM EAT

Jairam Ramesh added : “It is the matter of priorities. It is absolutely essential for the survival of tens and thousands of people who need immediate assistance to tide over the crisis,” External link

HindustanTimes Monday, April 20, 2020 5:12:00 PM EAT

Jairam Ramesh said : “We need to work with the government in these difficult times with a positive mindset. We are extending our hand for constructive cooperation and hope the government will come down from its pedestal and accept our positive suggestions. We are giving these suggestions on behalf of the people of India,” External link

HindustanTimes Monday, April 20, 2020 5:12:00 PM EAT

Jairam Ramesh told : "I think the BJP is playing politics at a very very disturbing moment in our society's history," External link

business-standard Monday, April 20, 2020 4:11:00 PM EAT

Jairam Ramesh said : “I welcome the decision on MPLADS. I have been arguing for long that the approximately Rs.7000 crore given to MPs & MLAs annually for development works should be used as a corpus for State funding of elections,” External link

HindustanTimes Monday, April 6, 2020 10:00:00 PM EAT



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Jairam Ramesh said : “I am writing to you because the government has, in the past 4-5 years, taken recourse to the ‘Money Bill’ route to circumvent not just scrutiny by the standing committee concerned, but also to by-pass Rajya Sabha ,” External link

timesofindia Friday, February 19, 2021 8:37:00 AM EAT

Jairam Ramesh said : "There is a lot of interest among the members in discussing the Budget. My suggestion is that increase the time to debate the Budget from 10 hours to 12 hours," External link

business-standard Wednesday, February 10, 2021 10:38:00 AM EAT

Jairam Ramesh said ( about Narendra Modi ) : “PM Modi said that FDI is also ‘Foreign Destructive Ideology’. This from someone whose governance has been based solely on FDI — Fear, Deception, Intimidation” External link

HindustanTimes Tuesday, February 9, 2021 4:55:00 AM EAT

Jairam Ramesh asked : “Prime Minister says 3 farm laws are on pause for 18 months. This is as usual being too clever by half. Why not give a Parliament Committee the same time to examine them and report back to Parliament?” External link

thehindu Sunday, January 31, 2021 8:36:00 PM EAT

Jairam Ramesh asked : “Prime Minister says 3 farm laws are on pause for 18 months. This is as usual being too clever by half. Why not give a Parliament Committee the same time to examine them and report back to Parliament?” External link

Hindu Sunday, January 31, 2021 7:57:00 PM EAT

Jairam Ramesh added : “The leaked chats reveal three reprehensible things requiring serious inquiry: leaking of military secrets to a TV channel for its commercial purposes, a ‘nationalist’ gloating over the death of 40 jawans as an ‘attack we have won like crazy’, and fraudulent manipulation of TRPs. But if the government won’t conduct such an inquiry (and we all expect it won’t, given the evidence of its complicity in the betrayals revealed), who will? Is this one more thing we will have to take a PIL to the Supreme Court for?” External link

timesofindia Monday, January 18, 2021 1:03:00 AM EAT

Jairam Ramesh said : “We badly need a new Parliament building. This one simply isn’t functional & is outdated” External link

news-yahoo-in Wednesday, January 6, 2021 2:54:00 PM EAT

Jairam Ramesh wrote : "Bharat Biotech is a first-rate enterprise, but it is puzzling that internationally accepted protocols relating to phase 3 trials are being modified for Covaxin," External link

dhakatribune Monday, January 4, 2021 5:40:00 PM EAT

Jairam Ramesh wrote : "Bharat Biotech is a first-rate enterprise, but it is puzzling that internationally accepted protocols relating to phase 3 trials are being modified for Covaxin," External link

trust Sunday, January 3, 2021 8:04:00 PM EAT

Jairam Ramesh wrote : "Bharat Biotech is a first-rate enterprise, but it is puzzling that internationally accepted protocols relating to phase 3 trials are being modified for Covaxin," External link

4-traders Sunday, January 3, 2021 7:56:00 PM EAT

Jairam Ramesh said ( about Harsh Vardhan ) : “Bharat Biotech is a first-rate enterprise, but it is puzzling that internationally-accepted protocols relating to phase 3 trials are being modified for Covaxin. Health Minister Harsh Vardhan should clarify,” External link

Hindu Sunday, January 3, 2021 7:33:00 PM EAT

Jairam Ramesh wrote : "Bharat Biotech is a first-rate enterprise, but it is puzzling that internationally accepted protocols relating to phase 3 trials are being modified for Covaxin," External link

iol Sunday, January 3, 2021 11:26:00 AM EAT

Jairam Ramesh wrote : "Bharat Biotech is a first-rate enterprise, but it is puzzling that internationally accepted protocols relating to phase 3 trials are being modified for Covaxin," External link

4-traders Sunday, January 3, 2021 11:03:00 AM EAT

Jairam Ramesh said : “However, the general elections were close and the questions raised in the article seemed appropriate for being highlighted in making certain insinuations against you (Vivek) and your family. Thus, I would like to offer my apologies to you and your family for any hurt the statements may have caused. I would also urge the INC to remove the press conference, available on their website,” External link

timesofindia Sunday, December 20, 2020 4:29:00 AM EAT

Jairam Ramesh said : "Thus, I would like to offer my apologies to you and your family for any hurt the statements have caused. I would also urge the INC to remove the press releases available on their website," External link

news-yahoo-in Saturday, December 19, 2020 1:43:00 PM EAT

Jairam Ramesh said : "The General Elections were close and the questions raised in the article seemed appropriate for being highlighted in public. In retrospect, I may have gone overboard in making certain insinuations against you and your family," "I understand these statements have hurt you deeply. I want to clarify that these statements or accusations, were made drawing conclusions from an article that was published the previous day in the Caravan magazine," External link

news-yahoo-in Saturday, December 19, 2020 1:43:00 PM EAT

Jairam Ramesh said : “I understand these statements have hurt you deeply. I want to clarify that these statements or accusations, were made drawing conclusions from an Article that was published the previous day in the Caravan magazine. As the case progressed, I realized that perhaps some independent verification may have been in order. However, the General Elections were close, and the questions raised in the article seemed appropriate for being highlighted in public. In retrospect, I may have gone overboard in making certain insinuations against you and your family,” External link

HindustanTimes Saturday, December 19, 2020 11:20:00 AM EAT

Jairam Ramesh said ( about Pralhad Joshi ) : “Mr Pralhad Joshi is as usual departing from the truth,” External link

HindustanTimes Wednesday, December 16, 2020 2:27:00 AM EAT

Jairam Ramesh told : “Farmers are in ferment, States are being squeezed, the economy is in dire straits and all these burning public issues need to be discussed and debated in Parliament. The government is running from Parliament both physically and virtually. Parliaments in many countries have been more active than ours,” External link

thehindu Tuesday, December 15, 2020 4:51:00 PM EAT

Jairam Ramesh told : “Farmers are in ferment, States are being squeezed, the economy is in dire straits and all these burning public issues need to be discussed and debated in Parliament. The government is running from Parliament both physically and virtually. Parliaments in many countries have been more active than ours,” External link

Hindu Tuesday, December 15, 2020 4:28:00 PM EAT

Jairam Ramesh says : “In Bihar, the BJP said it will provide the vaccine free of charge. What is good for a Bihar election must be good for the rest of the country, even if there is no election,” External link

business-standard Monday, November 30, 2020 11:20:00 PM EAT

Jairam Ramesh said ( about Himanta Biswa Sarma ) : “I had in 2011 told him not to trust Himanta so much. He just laughed,” External link

Hindu Monday, November 23, 2020 9:47:00 PM EAT

Jairam Ramesh said : "But to say that the result has negated the issues raised by the Mahagathbandhan or that those did not have a resonance in Bihar, I don't agree to that. The issues raised by us are there and they would remain," External link

economictimes Thursday, November 12, 2020 9:23:00 PM EAT

Jairam Ramesh said : "But to say that the result has negated the issues raised by the Mahagathbandhan or that those did not have a resonance in Bihar, I don't agree to that. The issues raised by us are there and they would remain," External link

business-standard Thursday, November 12, 2020 8:30:00 PM EAT

Jairam Ramesh said : "But to say that the result has negated the issues raised by the Mahagathbandhan or that those did not have a resonance in Bihar, I don't agree to that. The issues raised by us are there and they would remain," External link

news18 Thursday, November 12, 2020 7:55:00 PM EAT

Jairam Ramesh said : “Rahul Gandhi and Priyanka Gandhi being detained when they wished to meet with the family of the victim of a most gruesome crime and express their solidarity against the injustice is part of the larger pattern of creeping authoritarianism in India from Parliament to the streets,” External link

news-yahoo Thursday, October 1, 2020 4:40:00 PM EAT

Jairam Ramesh said ( about Arun Jaitley ) : “as FM, Arun Jaitley got states to resort to Article 254(2) of the Constitution to override provisions of the 2013 land acquisition law, alaw he had fully supported as leader of opposition in the RS. States should now follow the same advice to undo the damage caused by the #FarmsBills that have become Acts” External link

economictimes Monday, September 28, 2020 10:01:00 PM EAT

Jairam Ramesh said : “States should now follow the same advice to undo the damage caused by the Farm Bills that have become Acts,” External link

expressindia Monday, September 28, 2020 8:21:00 PM EAT

Jairam Ramesh said ( about Montek Singh Ahluwalia ) : “Isher Ahluwalia who just passed away, was one of India’s distinguished economists, a MIT PhD, and author of an influential book ‘Industrial Growth in India’. She built up ICRIER, a fine economic think tank. She had her own distinctive identity apart from being Montek‘s wife” External link

HindustanTimes Saturday, September 26, 2020 10:19:00 PM EAT

Jairam Ramesh said ( about Amendment Bill ) : “The Essential Commodities (Amendment) Bill, 2020 has been passed in an empty Rajya Sabha. The legislation will only help hoarders and black-marketeers more than benefiting the producers,” External link

Hindu Wednesday, September 23, 2020 9:36:00 AM EAT

Jairam Ramesh said : “The manner of reckoning or calculating the ‘stock limits’ attracts the first proviso and the Explanation. Reading the two together, it appears that the stock can be cleverly distributed among different ‘value chain participants’ and, in practical terms, there will be no case of violation of stock limits at all,” External link

Hindu Wednesday, September 23, 2020 9:36:00 AM EAT

Jairam Ramesh said : “In such a diverse country as ours, where the situation may differ from district to district within a State, such a centralized law would make it very difficult for the States to check black marketing of goods,” External link

Hindu Wednesday, September 23, 2020 9:36:00 AM EAT

Jairam Ramesh added ( about Environment Protection ) : "It is anti-federalism because it is taking away the power of the states and centralising everything. Finally, it is anti-jurisprudence because the notification exceeds the mother Act (law) of the Environment Protection Act," External link

timesofindia Monday, September 14, 2020 9:21:00 PM EAT

Jairam Ramesh said : “While it is true that we don’t have the numbers in Lok Sabha , we will do everything to ensure that these bills are referred to the standing committee for deeper scrutiny,” External link

timesofindia Monday, September 14, 2020 3:00:00 AM EAT

Jairam Ramesh added : "There is a common ground that we should oppose these ordinances," External link

newindianexpress Sunday, September 13, 2020 7:39:00 PM EAT

Jairam Ramesh said ( about Atal Behari Vajpayee ) : "The prime minister was sitting in the Lok Sabha then, listening to the criticism of his own policies from senior parliamentarians, including Atal Bihari Vajpayee," "It is ridiculous to say that there should not be any discussion on China. We need a discussion on China. We are responsible political parties, we know what to say and what not to say," External link

newindianexpress Sunday, September 13, 2020 7:39:00 PM EAT

Jairam Ramesh said : “While it is true that we don’t have the numbers in Lok Sabha, we will do everything to ensure that these Bills are referred to the Standing Committee for deeper scrutiny,” External link

timesofindia Sunday, September 13, 2020 6:17:00 PM EAT

Jairam Ramesh said : “We need a discussion on China. The greatest damage to our cause was done by the PM’s statement. Status quo ante has not been restored because of that. Parliament is a place for debate and discussion, not for running away,” External link

timesofindia Sunday, September 13, 2020 6:17:00 PM EAT

Jairam Ramesh added : "There is a common ground that we should oppose these ordinances," External link

newindianexpress Sunday, September 13, 2020 6:07:00 PM EAT

Jairam Ramesh said ( about Atal Behari Vajpayee ) : "The prime minister was sitting in the Lok Sabha then, listening to the criticism of his own policies from senior parliamentarians, including Atal Bihari Vajpayee," "It is ridiculous to say that there should not be any discussion on China. We need a discussion on China. We are responsible political parties, we know what to say and what not to say," External link

newindianexpress Sunday, September 13, 2020 6:07:00 PM EAT

Jairam Ramesh added : "We are totally opposing the three ordinances -- two on agri-marketing and one on essential commodities," External link

mid-day Sunday, September 13, 2020 5:04:00 PM EAT

Jairam Ramesh said : "We will not allow this attack on our food security pillars," External link

mid-day Sunday, September 13, 2020 5:04:00 PM EAT

Jairam Ramesh said : "We are definitely going to raise the issue as it is a case of misuse of official machinery" External link

dnaindia Sunday, September 13, 2020 4:07:00 PM EAT

Jairam Ramesh said : “There is a common ground that we should oppose these ordinances,” External link

Hindu Sunday, September 13, 2020 1:04:00 PM EAT

Jairam Ramesh said : "As Minister of Rural Development myself, I worked hard to come up to his high standards he had set. I would consult him often and he would treat me with great affection. I salute his accomplishments," External link

timesofindia Sunday, September 13, 2020 12:47:00 PM EAT

Jairam Ramesh asked : “How can Chinese companies donate to the PM-CARES fund when they are encroaching territories in Ladakh and altering status quo at the LAC?” External link

HindustanTimes Sunday, September 13, 2020 10:30:00 AM EAT

Jairam Ramesh said : “In the eight years I was a Minister, I looked forward to Question Hour in every session of Parliament whenever BJP allowed it to function. I welcomed the grilling and used the opportunity to share maximum information on policy and programmes, and get feedback from the members,” External link

india Monday, September 7, 2020 11:18:00 PM EAT

Jairam Ramesh said : "In the eight years I was a Minister, I looked forward to Question Hour in every session of Parliament whenever BJP allowed it to function. I welcomed the grilling and used the opportunity to share maximum information on policy and programmes, and get feedback from the members," External link

news18 Monday, September 7, 2020 10:47:00 PM EAT

Jairam Ramesh said : “His mastery of Indian political history was unmatched. He was a skilful administrator who had been a finance, defence and external affairs minister — a record bettered only by the redoubtable Y.B. Chavan who had been home minister as well,” External link

thehindu Monday, August 31, 2020 8:49:00 PM EAT

Jairam Ramesh said : “His mastery of Indian political history was unmatched. He was a skilful administrator who had been a finance, defence and external affairs minister — a record bettered only by the redoubtable Y.B. Chavan who had been home minister as well,” External link

Hindu Monday, August 31, 2020 8:19:00 PM EAT

Jairam Ramesh said : “Parliament passed a law that Centre will compensate states for GST shortfalls for 5 years. Centre is now passing the buck to states telling them they should borrow to make up shortfalls. This is abdicating Centre’s legal obligations. Pathetic! States should oppose tooth and nail,” External link

thehindu Friday, August 28, 2020 8:56:00 PM EAT

Jairam Ramesh said : “His job is to protect the environment, his job is to protect the forests, his job is to enforce the laws of the land that we have. But he does not see it that way. He sees his job as being an accelerator for project clearances….not as a guardian/protector of India’s natural resources,” External link

expressindia Wednesday, August 19, 2020 1:56:00 PM EAT

Jairam Ramesh said : "His job is to protect the environment, his job is to protect the forests, his job is to enforce the laws of the land that we have. But he does not see it that way. He sees his job as being an accelerator for projectclearances….not as a guardian/protector of India's natural resources," External link

news18 Wednesday, August 19, 2020 1:29:00 PM EAT

Jairam Ramesh said : “This draft environment notification is very anti-democratic. It’s fascist in nature. It says the people affected by projects cannot complain to the government about environmental violations. Only government departments, government agencies can bring violation of environmental laws to the notice of the central government,” External link

financialexpress Friday, August 14, 2020 9:09:00 AM EAT

Jairam Ramesh said : “Large number of projects have been exempted from the environment impact assessment… The draft EIA notification is both anti-health and anti-democracy,” External link

financialexpress Friday, August 14, 2020 9:09:00 AM EAT

Jairam Ramesh said : “I am compelled to say that you are misrepresenting the implications of the Draft EIA Notification, 2020, on our country’s environmental regulatory framework and its impact on the environment,” External link

financialexpress Tuesday, August 11, 2020 10:06:00 PM EAT

Jairam Ramesh said : "I am compelled to say that you are misrepresenting the implications of the Draft EIA Notification, 2020, on our country's environmental regulatory framework and its impact on the environment," External link

timesofindia Tuesday, August 11, 2020 9:42:00 PM EAT

Jairam Ramesh said : “Globally, you want to assume the role of being an environmental leader but domestically, what you are doing is diluting all the laws that we have,” “In our desire for faster economic recovery from this current crisis, land laws and environmental laws will become the biggest casualties,” External link

HindustanTimes Monday, August 10, 2020 2:20:00 PM EAT

Jairam Ramesh said ( about Prakash Javadekar ) : "Dear Prakash Javadekar, our Parliamentary Standing Committee has been inundated with requests from various stakeholders to give them an opportunity to present their views on DraftEIA2020. The notification may be kept in abeyance until the committee completes its deliberations," External link

business-standard Monday, August 10, 2020 6:50:00 AM EAT

Jairam Ramesh said : “I think the legal reason against EIA is very strong and I would encourage people to take to legal recourse,” External link

Hindu Sunday, August 9, 2020 1:40:00 AM EAT

Jairam Ramesh wrote : “a mindset that sees environmental regulation as unnecessary regulatory burden and not as an essential obligation to be met for the health and welfare of our people and for ensuring development that is sustainable” External link

expressindia Thursday, August 6, 2020 10:54:00 PM EAT

Jairam Ramesh said : "How is it that even Pakistani Parliament can convene, but India, the world's largest democracy and a tech-savvy nation can't even meet virtually?" External link

business-standard Tuesday, August 4, 2020 10:09:00 PM EAT

Jairam Ramesh said : “Change with continuity became the Rao mantra, the middle path, which he elaborated upon in his speech at Davos in 1992,” External link

business-standard Friday, July 24, 2020 5:39:00 PM EAT

Jairam Ramesh said : “I showed him an interview published in Frontline (news magazine) of economist KN Raj,” External link

business-standard Friday, July 24, 2020 5:39:00 PM EAT

Jairam Ramesh said : “Our Standing Committee did not have a quorum today, but it certainly had decorum. I thank all fellow committee members across party lines who attended the meeting under tough circumstances and the officials who enriched the process. Our democracy is strengthened by such interactions,” External link

expressindia Saturday, July 11, 2020 5:45:00 AM EAT

Jairam Ramesh wrote : “Our Parliamentary Standing Committee is having a most informative and useful meeting with @DBTIndia @IndiaDST @CSIR_IND & @PrinSciAdvGoI on the issue of Science & Technology & COVID-19. Too bad we are not allowed to have virtual meetings so that more MPs could have participated,” External link

HindustanTimes Saturday, July 11, 2020 1:27:00 AM EAT

Jairam Ramesh written : “Our Parliamentary Standing Committee is having a most informative and useful meeting with @DBTIndia @IndiaDST @CSIR_IND & @PrinSciAdvGoI on the issue of Science & Technology & COVID-19. Too bad we are not allowed to have virtual meetings so that more MPs could have participated!” External link

Hindu Friday, July 10, 2020 8:40:00 PM EAT

Jairam Ramesh wrote : "Our Parliamentary Standing Committee is having a most informative and useful meeting with @DBTIndia @IndiaDST @CSIR_IND & @PrinSciAdvGoI on the issue of Science & Technology & Covid-19. Too bad we are not allowed to have virtual meetings so that more MPs could have participated," External link

timesofindia Friday, July 10, 2020 7:25:00 PM EAT

Jairam Ramesh written : “Our Parliamentary Standing Committee is having a most informative and useful meeting with @DBTIndia @IndiaDST @CSIR_IND & @PrinSciAdvGoI on the issue of Science & Technology & COVID-19. Too bad we are not allowed to have virtual meetings so that more MPs could have participated!” External link

Hindu Friday, July 10, 2020 5:39:00 PM EAT

Jairam Ramesh wrote : "Our Parliamentary Standing Committee is having a most informative and useful meeting with @DBTIndia @IndiaDST @CSIR_IND & @PrinSciAdvGoI on the issue of Science & Technology & COVID-19. Too bad we are not allowed to have virtual meetings so that more MPs could have participated," External link

timesofindia Friday, July 10, 2020 5:08:00 PM EAT

Jairam Ramesh said : “On those occasions we did not have advance information always on who will attend and who will not. This time around MPs have informed before the meeting. Some have even requested for virtual meeting,” External link

HindustanTimes Thursday, July 9, 2020 12:36:00 AM EAT

Jairam Ramesh said : “Point isn’t about quorum alone. It’s about facilitating those MPs who want to attend and are unable to because of containment zones & quarantine restrictions in their home states. Very different from not attending due to other commitments in normal times,” External link

thehindu Wednesday, July 8, 2020 8:12:00 PM EAT

Jairam Ramesh said : "Respected M Venkaiah Naidu garu, Standing Committee on Science & Technology is scheduled to meet on July 10th. MPs across parties have asked for virtual sitting of Committee to discuss S&T issues related to COVID-19. I hope you will allow. Where there is will, there is skill (sic)," External link

newindianexpress Wednesday, July 8, 2020 8:07:00 AM EAT

Jairam Ramesh said : "Respected M Venkaiah Naidu garu, Standing Committee on Science & Technology is scheduled to meet on July 10th. MPs across parties have asked for virtual sitting of Committee to discuss S&T issues related to Covid-19. I hope you will allow. Where there is will, there is skill (sic)," External link

business-standard Tuesday, July 7, 2020 10:50:00 PM EAT

Jairam Ramesh wrote : “Many members of the committee have expressed their inability to attend this meeting because of travel restrictions, quarantine and other constrains. I am doubtful if we can muster up a quorum,” External link

HindustanTimes Tuesday, July 7, 2020 9:52:00 PM EAT

Jairam Ramesh wrote : “I am doubtful if we can muster up a quorum,” External link

thehindu Tuesday, July 7, 2020 5:58:00 PM EAT

Jairam Ramesh wrote : “I am doubtful if we can muster up a quorum,” External link

Hindu Tuesday, July 7, 2020 5:35:00 PM EAT

Jairam Ramesh said : "Respected M Venkaiah Naidu garu, Standing Committee on Science & Technology is scheduled to meet on July 10th. MPs across parties have asked for virtual sitting of Committee to discuss S&T issues related to COVID-19. I hope you will allow. Where there is will, there is skill (sic)," External link

newindianexpress Tuesday, July 7, 2020 5:02:00 PM EAT

Jairam Ramesh said : “I hope you will allow. Where there is will, there is skill!” External link

business-standard Tuesday, July 7, 2020 1:36:00 PM EAT

Jairam Ramesh said : “Govt. does not want parliament to meet. That’s all there is to it. What happened to Modi hai to mumkin hai (is possible) in this case,” External link

Hindu Friday, July 3, 2020 8:59:00 PM EAT

Jairam Ramesh said : “I am unable to understand the logic behind this move. I have tried to understand it given my long years of association with J&K but have failed,” External link

thehindu Friday, June 26, 2020 4:13:00 PM EAT

Jairam Ramesh said : “I am unable to understand the logic behind this move. I have tried to understand it given my long years of association with J&K but have failed,” External link

Hindu Friday, June 26, 2020 3:30:00 PM EAT

Jairam Ramesh said : “I request to take steps to ensure that the coal blocks in ecologically fragile and sensitive areas put up for auction are cancelled immediately,” External link

timesofindia Saturday, June 20, 2020 2:53:00 AM EAT

Jairam Ramesh said : “I know that this 70:30 mix has been considerably diluted over the years,” External link

timesofindia Friday, June 19, 2020 7:30:00 PM EAT

Jairam Ramesh asked : “What sort of commitment is this that coal blocks in very dense forest areas are being opened up for mining,” External link

timesofindia Friday, June 19, 2020 4:19:00 PM EAT

Jairam Ramesh added : “If the Modi government continues to be in denial about how badly it has managed the economy, India will truly be ‘parm-atma-nirbhar’ (dependent on God),” External link

thehindu Saturday, May 30, 2020 3:05:00 AM EAT

Jairam Ramesh said ( about Mr Modi ) : "If the Modi government continues to be in denial about how badly it has managed the economy, India will truly be 'parm-atma-nirbhar' (dependent on God)," External link

news18 Friday, May 29, 2020 8:12:00 PM EAT

Jairam Ramesh said : “PM does not really care... In summary, the ‘PM CARES’ Fund aka ‘Modi Fund’ is ineffective, concentrates scarce resources, & is opaque. In a time of national crisis & distress where time & money are of essence, it is criminal to waste both,” External link

thehindu Thursday, May 28, 2020 5:50:00 PM EAT

Jairam Ramesh said : “PM does not really care... In summary, the ‘PM CARES’ Fund aka ‘Modi Fund’ is ineffective, concentrates scarce resources, & is opaque. In a time of national crisis & distress where time & money are of essence, it is criminal to waste both,” External link

Hindu Thursday, May 28, 2020 5:26:00 PM EAT

Jairam Ramesh said : "This is atrocious but certainly not surprising. As chairman of the Standing Committee of Parliament, I register my strongest possible protest and request an immediate review and moratorium," External link

timesofindia Sunday, May 24, 2020 10:16:00 PM EAT

Jairam Ramesh said : "The public health crisis that the world is going through is symptomatic of a deeper ecological crisis. This should be an opportunity to pause and reflect. Instead, your ministry is going full throttle ahead. I request you to immediately issue a moratorium on these and other clearances given during the lockdown period at least," External link

timesofindia Sunday, May 24, 2020 10:16:00 PM EAT

Jairam Ramesh said : “I cannot imagine any worthwhile due diligence that would have been done by the committees concerned,” External link

timesofindia Sunday, May 24, 2020 8:36:00 PM EAT

Jairam Ramesh said : "This is atrocious but certainly not surprising. As chairman of the Standing Committee of Parliament, I register my strongest possible protest and request an immediate review and moratorium," External link

news18 Sunday, May 24, 2020 7:42:00 PM EAT

Jairam Ramesh said : "The public health crisis that the world is going through is symptomatic of a deeper ecological crisis. This should be an opportunity to pause and reflect. Instead, your ministry is going full throttle ahead. I request you to immediately issue a moratorium on these and other clearances given during the lockdown period at least," External link

news18 Sunday, May 24, 2020 7:42:00 PM EAT

Jairam Ramesh said : “Why has the government of India discontinued daily briefings on the health situation? All countries inform their citizens through the press in a time of crisis. At such times, credible and professionally competent faces should be telling us what is happening,” “The Health Minister, a medical doctor himself, has so far stayed away from daily briefings. My suggestion to govt: Let Dr. Randeep Guleria, Director of AIIMS, brief the country every evening. Let experts speak relying on facts and science. Our citizens deserve the truth” External link

thehindu Thursday, May 21, 2020 10:56:00 AM EAT

Jairam Ramesh asked : “The Health Ministry official when he was briefing last kept saying that MAYBE the peak will never come. What are we to make of this assertion? Is there a larger design to this statement made not once but thrice? Recovery rates are rising, says the government. Fine. But does this have any scientific meaning? Recovery rate is a function of the time of entry into hospital. What about cases where the COVID patient does not have access or is denied entry into hospitals,” “The Standing Committee on Health, of which I was a member for 5 years, is chaired by the very sober and responsible Prof. Ram Gopal Yadav. The Committee should be allowed to meet and interact with the Health Ministry and ICMR,” External link

thehindu Thursday, May 21, 2020 10:56:00 AM EAT

Jairam Ramesh said : “Why has the government of India discontinued daily briefings on the health situation? All countries inform their citizens through the press in a time of crisis. At such times, credible and professionally competent faces should be telling us what is happening,” “The Health Minister, a medical doctor himself, has so far stayed away from daily briefings. My suggestion to govt: Let Dr. Randeep Guleria, Director of AIIMS, brief the country every evening. Let experts speak relying on facts and science. Our citizens deserve the truth” External link

Hindu Thursday, May 21, 2020 9:32:00 AM EAT

Jairam Ramesh asked : “The Health Ministry official when he was briefing last kept saying that MAYBE the peak will never come. What are we to make of this assertion? Is there a larger design to this statement made not once but thrice? Recovery rates are rising, says the government. Fine. But does this have any scientific meaning? Recovery rate is a function of the time of entry into hospital. What about cases where the COVID patient does not have access or is denied entry into hospitals,” “The Standing Committee on Health, of which I was a member for 5 years, is chaired by the very sober and responsible Prof. Ram Gopal Yadav. The Committee should be allowed to meet and interact with the Health Ministry and ICMR,” External link

Hindu Thursday, May 21, 2020 9:32:00 AM EAT

Jairam Ramesh said : “many of the announcements made by the Finance Minister in the last five days require Parliamentary approval and scrutiny” External link

expressindia Monday, May 18, 2020 1:53:00 AM EAT

Jairam Ramesh said ( about Chief Minister ) : “The public sector built India. It made India strong and self-reliant. Now in the name of ‘Atmanirbhar Bharat’, Modi-style, the public sector is being taken to the shamshaan ghat. Many of the announcements made by the Finance Minister in the last 5 days require Parliamentary approval and scrutiny. It is imperative that Parliament is convened at the earliest,” External link

business-standard Sunday, May 17, 2020 11:48:00 PM EAT

Jairam Ramesh added : "Madam Finance Minister, one simple question. What is the additional cash you are putting into the system over the next six months? The announcements...are mostly contained in..budget presented on February 1. Another case of repackaging and remarketing" External link

outlookindia Sunday, May 17, 2020 5:26:00 PM EAT

Jairam Ramesh said : “The public sector built India. It made India strong and self-reliant. Now in the name of 'Atmanirbhar Bharat', Modi-style, the public sector is being taken to the shamshaan ghat” External link

news18 Sunday, May 17, 2020 3:12:00 PM EAT

Jairam Ramesh added : "Madam Finance Minister, one simple question. What is the additional cash you are putting into the system over the next six months? The announcements...are mostly contained in..budget presented on February 1. Another case of repackaging and remarketing" External link

business-standard Sunday, May 17, 2020 2:34:00 PM EAT

Jairam Ramesh said : “When migrants can't reach home safely, Finance Minister is talking of opening up planetary exploration and outer space travel to private sector. BIZZARE!” “Tomorrow is the final press conference of FM. Hope at least in that she will tell us how much funds will be given to States in the next 6 months to deal with the economic & social crisis arising from #COVID19. States are being denied their legitimate dues & this is hurting India,” External link

thehindu Saturday, May 16, 2020 8:03:00 PM EAT

Jairam Ramesh said : “It is ridiculous that the Centre is making all plans and asking states to follow it. It should be the other way round. The battle against Covid needs to be de-centralised. States should be free to make their own plans and decide which areas are vulnerable. This green, red and orange zone concept is not working,” External link

HindustanTimes Monday, May 11, 2020 5:59:00 AM EAT

Jairam Ramesh said : “It is ridiculous that the Centre is making all plans and asking states to follow it. It should be the other way round. The battle against Covid needs to be de-centralised. States should be free to make their own plans and decide which areas are vulnerable. This green, red and orange zone concept is not working,” External link

HindustanTimes Sunday, May 10, 2020 9:21:00 PM EAT

Jairam Ramesh wrote : “Over the last several weeks of the nation-wide lockdown and subsequent extensions of the same, numerous reports are coming in from across the country regarding inadequate food stocks and wide variances in distribution of the same amongst beneficiaries,” External link

Hindu Tuesday, May 5, 2020 8:38:00 PM EAT

Jairam Ramesh wrote : “This was not an adversarial petition but instead an attempt to help the government identify an area where more data can assist in better policy formulation. I hope you consider this representation in the same spirit,” External link

Hindu Tuesday, May 5, 2020 8:38:00 PM EAT

Jairam Ramesh said : "Over the last several weeks of the nation-wide lockdown and subsequent extensions of the same, numerous reports are coming in from across the country regarding inadequate food stocks and wide variances in distribution of the same amongst beneficiaries," External link

business-standard Tuesday, May 5, 2020 8:16:00 PM EAT

Jairam Ramesh said : “the many ‘Modi Mahals’ can and must wait!” External link

thehindu Friday, May 1, 2020 6:17:00 PM EAT

Jairam Ramesh said : “If we have to have reach the threshold of 1% of population, we should do something like 10 million tests,” External link

thehindu Sunday, April 26, 2020 8:17:00 AM EAT

Jairam Ramesh said : “If we have to have reach the threshold of 1% of population, we should do something like 10 million tests,” External link

Hindu Sunday, April 26, 2020 7:26:00 AM EAT

Jairam Ramesh added : “I think a compassionate government, a sensitive government or a responsive government must and can find the resources for ₹7,500 direct transfer to the three accounts that I have just mentioned. It’s not a question of whether we can find the funds, we must find the funds,” External link

thehindu Monday, April 20, 2020 9:35:00 PM EAT

Jairam Ramesh said : “The idea of this group is to make specific recommendations to the government in a spirit of constructive cooperation as has been emphasised by the former Congress president [Rahul Gandhi] repeatedly and we will also be discussing how to make the transition out of the lockdown after 3rd May, 2020... what are the steps that have to be taken to smoothen the transition for different sections of the society, particularly the migrants, students and farmers,” External link

thehindu Monday, April 20, 2020 9:35:00 PM EAT

Jairam Ramesh said ( about Congress Working Committee ) : “Yes, we have criticised that the government should have taken steps while they had the time, but they were sleeping. Until March 23, they [the Centre] didn’t take it as seriously as they should have or the fact they waited until the Congress government in Madhya Pradesh was toppled. These are the facts, but today we discussed giving positive suggestions,” External link

thehindu Monday, April 20, 2020 9:35:00 PM EAT

Jairam Ramesh said : “We have worked out a very concrete MSME revival package which we will submit to the central government in a day or two,” External link

HindustanTimes Monday, April 20, 2020 9:14:00 PM EAT

Jairam Ramesh added : “It is the matter of priorities. It is absolutely essential for the survival of tens and thousands of people who need immediate assistance to tide over the crisis,” External link

HindustanTimes Monday, April 20, 2020 9:14:00 PM EAT

Jairam Ramesh said : “We need to work with the government in these difficult times with a positive mindset. We are extending our hand for constructive cooperation and hope the government will come down from its pedestal and accept our positive suggestions. We are giving these suggestions on behalf of the people of India,” External link

HindustanTimes Monday, April 20, 2020 9:14:00 PM EAT

Jairam Ramesh added : “I think a compassionate government, a sensitive government or a responsive government must and can find the resources for ₹7,500 direct transfer to the three accounts that I have just mentioned. It’s not a question of whether we can find the funds, we must find the funds,” External link

Hindu Monday, April 20, 2020 9:04:00 PM EAT

Jairam Ramesh said : “The idea of this group is to make specific recommendations to the government in a spirit of constructive cooperation as has been emphasised by the former Congress president [Rahul Gandhi] repeatedly and we will also be discussing how to make the transition out of the lockdown after 3rd May, 2020... what are the steps that have to be taken to smoothen the transition for different sections of the society, particularly the migrants, students and farmers,” External link

Hindu Monday, April 20, 2020 9:04:00 PM EAT

Jairam Ramesh said ( about Congress Working Committee ) : “Yes, we have criticised that the government should have taken steps while they had the time, but they were sleeping. Until March 23, they [the Centre] didn’t take it as seriously as they should have or the fact they waited until the Congress government in Madhya Pradesh was toppled. These are the facts, but today we discussed giving positive suggestions,” External link

Hindu Monday, April 20, 2020 9:04:00 PM EAT

Jairam Ramesh told : "I think the BJP is playing politics at a very very disturbing moment in our society's history," External link

business-standard Monday, April 20, 2020 7:18:00 PM EAT

Jairam Ramesh told : "I think the BJP is playing politics at a very very disturbing moment in our society's history," External link

timesofindia Monday, April 20, 2020 5:24:00 PM EAT

Jairam Ramesh said : “We have worked out a very concrete MSME revival package which we will submit to the central government in a day or two,” External link

HindustanTimes Monday, April 20, 2020 5:12:00 PM EAT

Jairam Ramesh added : “It is the matter of priorities. It is absolutely essential for the survival of tens and thousands of people who need immediate assistance to tide over the crisis,” External link

HindustanTimes Monday, April 20, 2020 5:12:00 PM EAT

Jairam Ramesh said : “We need to work with the government in these difficult times with a positive mindset. We are extending our hand for constructive cooperation and hope the government will come down from its pedestal and accept our positive suggestions. We are giving these suggestions on behalf of the people of India,” External link

HindustanTimes Monday, April 20, 2020 5:12:00 PM EAT

Jairam Ramesh told : "I think the BJP is playing politics at a very very disturbing moment in our society's history," External link

business-standard Monday, April 20, 2020 4:11:00 PM EAT

Jairam Ramesh said : “I welcome the decision on MPLADS. I have been arguing for long that the approximately Rs.7000 crore given to MPs & MLAs annually for development works should be used as a corpus for State funding of elections,” External link

HindustanTimes Monday, April 6, 2020 10:00:00 PM EAT



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former union minister2.55%EN11/20/201720/11/2017
politician0.47%EN11/02/201702/11/2017
veteran0.09%EN10/28/201728/10/2017
environment minister2.92%EN10/21/201721/10/2017
former environment minister1.79%EN10/21/201721/10/2017
leader11.13%EN09/21/201721/09/2017
senior congress leader1.79%EN09/21/201721/09/2017
predecessor0.38%EN09/10/201710/09/2017
union environment minister0.19%EN09/02/201702/09/2017
mp0.85%EN08/26/201726/08/2017
member0.47%EN08/22/201722/08/2017
colleague0.09%EN08/09/201709/08/2017
MP0.66%EN08/04/201704/08/2017
union minister21.42%EN07/26/201726/07/2017
spokesperson0.85%EN07/24/201724/07/2017
senior party leader0.28%EN03/26/201726/03/2017
senior party spokesperson0.19%EN12/27/201627/12/2016
congressman0.09%EN09/11/201611/09/2016
minister for environment0.09%EN09/09/201609/09/2016
indian minister for environment0.09%EN09/09/201609/09/2016
spokesman1.13%EN08/16/201616/08/2016
union rural development minister3.68%EN03/12/201512/03/2015
former rural development minister0.57%EN03/06/201506/03/2015
rural development minister4.53%EN02/26/201526/02/2015
senior congress party politician0.28%EN02/18/201518/02/2015
minister for rural development0.28%EN02/03/201403/02/2014
syndication service union minister0.28%EN12/24/201324/12/2013
cabinet minister0.66%EN12/20/201320/12/2013
minister8.96%SL12/02/201302/12/2013
Names Lang Count
Jairam RameshEN50.40%
Jairam RameshDE16.44%
Jairam RameshHU16.44%
Jairam RameshEU16.44%
Jairam RameshSA0.11%
Джайрам РамешRU0.11%
Jairam RameshFR0.06%
ജയറാം രമേശ്ML0.00%
ஜெய்ராம் ரமேஷ்TA0.00%


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