Giriraj Singh: News

Giriraj Singh is a Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) politician, Lok Sabha Member of Parliament, and the Minister for Rural Development and Panchayati Raj in the Government of India as of 2021. Singh did his graduation from Magadh University, Bihar. He was elected as a Member of the Bihar Legislative Council in 2002 and became the Cooperative Minister in Nitish Kumar-led Bihar government when the JDU-BJP alliance came to power in 2005. The alliance retained power in the 2010 state assembly elections, and this time, Singh became Minister for Animal Husbandry and Fisheries Resources Development. In 2013, the JDU-BJP alliance crumbled, and Singh had to leave the government. In 2014, Singh successfully contested the Lok Sabha elections from the Nawada constituency, entering Parliament for the first time. He was Minister of State (MoS) for MSMEs in the first Narendra Modi government from 2014 to 2019. In the 2019 General Elections, Singh recorded an impressive victory over CPI’s Kanhaiya Kumar from the Begusarai constituency in what was a highly charged contest. Singh served as the Minister for Animal Husbandry, Dairying, and Fisheries from 2019 to 2021 and was appointed the Minister for Rural Development and Panchayati Raj since July 2021.

20 Jun 2024

Janata Dal (United)

Case against MP for 'won't work for Yadavs, Muslims' remark 

A complaint has been lodged against Janata Dal (United) MP Devesh Chandra Thakur for alleged discriminatory remarks against certain members of the community.

07 Dec 2023

Mamata Banerjee

Mahua Moitra slams Giriraj Singh's 'thumka' remark on Mamata Banerjee

Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) MP Giriraj Singh stirred a fresh controversy on Wednesday after he criticized West Bengal CM Mamata Banerjee for her participation in the Kolkata International Film Festival.

Result of insulting Sanatan: BJP as Congress questions EVM reliability

After the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) won assembly polls in Chhattisgarh, Madhya Pradesh, and Rajasthan, Congress stalwart Digvijaya Singh questioned the trustworthiness of electronic voting machines (EVMs).

28 Nov 2023

Nitish Kumar

'Islamic Republic of Bihar': BJP on Nitish's new holiday calendar

Bihar's Education Department on Monday triggered a controversy with its 2024 school holiday calendar that reduced Hindu festive holidays but increased the same for Muslim festivals.

30 Aug 2023

Nitish Kumar

Bihar: Education Department cuts school festive holidays, BJP reacts

The Bihar School Examination Board (BSEB) has reportedly revised the holiday calendar for government schools, reducing festive holidays from 23 to 11 days between September to December.

30 Aug 2021

Narendra Modi

Tripura is emerging as a model state: Giriraj Singh

Union Minister for Rural Development and Panchayati Raj, Giriraj Singh on Sunday said Tripura is emerging as a model state in the country.

14 Jan 2021

Delhi Government

No bird flu detected in poultry birds in Delhi

The Delhi Animal Husbandry Unit on Thursday confirmed that avian influenza, or bird flu, hasn't been detected in the poultry birds in the national capital.

24 Jun 2020

Prakash Javadekar

Union government decides to bring cooperative banks under RBI's supervision

In a move meant to boost depositors' confidence, the Union government has decided to bring all cooperative banks under the supervision of Reserve Bank of India (RBI), Union Minister Prakash Javadekar announced in a virtual press conference on Wednesday, after a Cabinet meeting.

06 Feb 2020

Delhi Elections

Suicide bombers being trained at Shaheen Bagh: BJP's Giriraj Singh

Adding to the long list of hateful comments that Bharatiya Janata Party leaders have made about Shaheen Bagh, Union Minister Giriraj Singh on Thursday said the protest site has become a breeding ground for suicide bombers.

28 Jan 2020

Tamil Nadu

After Omar Abdullah's bearded pic surfaces, BJP sends him razor

In August, the BJP-led Centre put former Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Omar Abdullah under detention, fearing he might impact the "peace" in the area after the abrogation of Article 370.

02 Jan 2020

Mamata Banerjee

BJP's Giriraj Singh is concerned that Indians eat beef abroad

Union Minister Giriraj Singh, who fancies being called a loyal worker of Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), made it to headlines due to his statements, yet again.

02 Nov 2019

Hindustan Times

Delhi: Cops, lawyers fight outside court, police's car set afire

On Saturday afternoon, a scuffle broke out between lawyers and police personnel at the Tis Hazari Court complex in Delhi.

06 Oct 2019


Bihar floods: Nitish Kumar's JD(U) slams "ally" Giriraj Singh

The devastation in Bihar, courtesy heavy rainfall, impacted the political corridors with Union Minister Giriraj Singh constantly slamming ally JD(U), led by Chief Minister Nitish Kumar.

24 Sep 2019


Giriraj Singh's political innings might end in 2024

Bharatiya Janata Party's firebrand leader Giriraj Singh has hinted that he might pull the shutters on his political career by 2024.

04 Jun 2019


Amit Shah rebukes minister Giriraj Singh for 'Iftar party' dig

BJP President and Home Minister Amit Shah on Tuesday reprimanded Union Minister Giriraj Singh for taking a dig at Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar and his own party member Sushil Modi over an Iftar party.

28 May 2019


Ramdev wants third child shouldn't get voting-rights, Giriraj supports him

On Sunday, renowned yoga guru Baba Ramdev spoke about population control and sparked a debate. He said the government should introduce a law wherein the third child isn't allowed to vote. This, he opined, will curb India's rising population.

23 May 2019

Madhya Pradesh

#Verdict2019: A look at what's happening on VIP seats

Even as Election Commission started counting the votes for Lok Sabha elections, all eyes turned towards the VIP seats.

14 May 2019


Polling-agent, arrested for influencing voters, asked woman to 'pick' lotus

On Sunday, a polling agent was arrested in Faridabad for trying to influence at least three female voters inside the booth. Had it not been for a video, which went viral, the man might have remained scot-free.

26 Apr 2019

Kanhaiya Kumar

Shabana Azmi seeks votes for Kanhaiya Kumar, slams BJP

On Thursday, veteran actress Shabana Azmi campaigned for CPI candidate Kanhaiya Kumar in Begusarai, where she accused BJP of inciting communal tensions.

Bihar: Muzaffarpur case accused spotted at Giriraj Singh's rally

Union Minister Giriraj Singh and NDA's candidate from Begusarai shared the stage with Manju Verma, a former Bihar minister and accused in Muzaffarpur shelter home scandal, on Saturday.

26 Mar 2019


Bihar: Seat-change hurt Giriraj Singh's "self-respect", Kanhaiya takes a jibe

Union minister Giriraj Singh, who is one of the tallest BJP leaders in Bihar, said his self-respect was hurt after his Lok Sabha seat was changed from Nawada to Begusarai.

24 Mar 2019


Bihar: Left fields Kanhaiya from Begusarai against BJP's Giriraj Singh

In the upcoming Lok Sabha elections, former JNUSU President Kanhaiya Kumar will contest polls from Bihar's Begusarai on a CPI ticket.

22 Feb 2019


#PulwamaAttack: Nitish Kumar doesn't want Article 370 to be scrapped

Bihar Chief Minister on Thursday said he will never support the scrapping of Article 370 which gives Jammu and Kashmir its special status.

29 Oct 2018

Kapil Sibal

#AyodhyaRamMandir: 'Hindus losing patience, anything can happen,' says BJP Minister

Demanding a law for the construction of Ram Mandir in Ayodhya, Union Minister Giriraj Singh warned that Hindus are now losing patience.

16 Sep 2018


India will face another partition in 2047: BJP's Giriraj Singh

Bharatiya Janata Party member and Union minister, Giriraj Singh once again does what he's good at- releasing controversial statements.