Dhankhar also appointed DMK MP M Thambidurai as chairperson of RS panel on government assurances. BJP MP Kamakhya Prasad Tasa will chair the parliamentary panel on papers laid on the table.
Rajya Sabha Chairman Jagdeep Dhankhar reconstituted several committees and appointed their chairpersons, according to notifications issued by the Secretariat of the Upper House.
He was speaking at the BJP district core committee meeting in Kottayam on Sunday.
Referring to the nationwide raid and arrest of Popular Front leaders, BJP Kerala Prabhari, Prakash Javadekar, said that the Modi government will not tolerate terrorism and violence.
All of them are outgoing members of the Rajya Sabha and were expected to be renominated. Congress leader RPN Singh, who had recently joined the BJP, has also lost out.
Five ex-Union ministers occupying bungalows express willingness to vacate government accommodation: Officials
Some other former ministers, Prakash Javadekar and Harsh Vardhan, have already communicated to the HUA ministry that they will be vacating their respective official bungalows.
BJP leader Prakash Javadekar also said that a narrative is being spread that there was the VP Singh government at that time and Jagmohan was the governor.
Javadekar also said that oxygen supply has also been routed from the industrial production units and the Centre would help the state to get this oxygen supply.
He also alleged that there were political interests of parties like Shiromani Akali Dal, Congress and Aam Aadmi Party behind the protests in Punjab.
Javadekar said that while the government has not announced any package specific for the Indian film and television industry, relief packages already announced.
Chhattisgarh opposes draft EIA notification as it 'ignores sensitivity required for conservation of environment'
Bhupesh Baghel in his communication to Prakash Javadekar, stated that the draft completely ignored the sensitivity required for the conservation of the environment.
The Union minister said that ranking and rating of education institutions increase competitiveness among them for better performance.
Only Indian institutes which rank in the top 100 on the National Institutional Ranking Framework (NIRF) list or in the top 100 on the NIRF subject ranking can apply for these projects.
The Congress has been attacking the Narendra Modi government over the Rafale issue, alleging corruption in the deal.
At the valedictory session of BJP National Executive meet, Modi criticised the opposition parties for their 'negative' politics and said those who failed in government are also failure in opposition.
HRD Minister Prakash Javadekar said a draft act is in accordance with the commitment of the government to reform the regulatory mechanism to provide "more autonomy" to higher education institutes.
Javadekar said that Rahul Gandhi's statement "that Congress has defeated BJP in Karnataka is laughable because it is the Congress which has lost".
Javadekar, BJP's Karnataka Assembly polls in-charge, also noted that Bopaiah was given the same responsibility by the then governor in 2008.
The union minister also accused the Congress and JD(S) of having come together by "unholy means."
Will take action against Delhi University college for defying Centre's direction against renaming it: Prakash Javadekar
The development comes after it emerged that the management of Dyal Singh college had renamed its evening wing as “Vande Matram” college quietly despite government’s displeasure over the proposal.