Anurag Thakur

Indian politician

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Anurag Thakur: Indian politician
Anurag Singh Thakur is a member of the Lower House of Parliament in India from Hamirpur in Himachal Pradesh, and also serves as a Minister of State for Finance and Corporate Affairs. He is the son of Prem Kumar Dhumal, the former Chief Minister of Himachal Pradesh. He was first elected to the Lok Sabha in May 2008 in a by poll as a candidate of the Bharatiya Janata Party. He is a four time MP, being a member of 14th, 15th, 16th, and 17th Lok Sabha. He was awarded the Sansad Ratna Award in 2019, an award established in 2010 by private organisations for recognizing contributions by parliamentarians.


Lotus will bloom in Dal Lake: Shahnawaz Hussain ahead of DDC polls [Video]

Lotus will bloom in Dal Lake: Shahnawaz Hussain ahead of DDC polls

Ahead of District Development Council (DDC) elections, BJP leader Shahnawaz Hussain in Srinagar campaigning for the party. He also interacted with the locals at Dal Lake. Speaking to ANI on DDC..

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Rahul Gandhi slams Modi govt for 'recession', Anurag Thakur tells him to focus on Congress [Video]

Rahul Gandhi slams Modi govt for 'recession', Anurag Thakur tells him to focus on Congress

Union Minister of State for Finance and Corporate Affairs, Anurag Thakur on November 12 reacted on Rahul Gandhi's recent tweet which he made on country's economic situation. Thakur said that Gandhi..

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Anurag Thakur slams Udit Raj over his 'Kumbh fair' tweet [Video]

Anurag Thakur slams Udit Raj over his 'Kumbh fair' tweet

National Spokesperson of AICC Udit Raj sparked controversy with his tweet, which he deleted later. In his tweet he said that "No religious teachings and rituals to be funded by the Govt. The state..

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Congress's farm protest is for 2022 Punjab polls: Anurag Thakur [Video]

Congress's farm protest is for 2022 Punjab polls: Anurag Thakur

Minister of State (MoS) for Finance and Corporate Affairs, Anurag Thakur, on October 11 slammed Congress party by saying they are doing politics in the name of farmers, for 2022 Punjab election and BJP..

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Watch: PM Modi asks medical team to help woman officer who fell unwell at his rally [Video]

Watch: PM Modi asks medical team to help woman officer who fell unwell at his rally

Prime Minister Narendra Modi asked his medical team to assist a woman security personnel who fell unwell while on duty at a public rally at Solang Nala in Manali. PM said, "Please take her from there..

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Rajnath Singh performs 'Bhoomi Poojan' for construction of Calibration Lab at SASE [Video]

Rajnath Singh performs 'Bhoomi Poojan' for construction of Calibration Lab at SASE

The Union Defence Minister Rajnath Singh performed 'Bhoomi Poojan' for the construction of a new Calibration Laboratory at Snow and Avalanche Study Establishment (SASE) in Manali. Chief Minister of..

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Rajnath Singh tours Atal Tunnel in Rohtang ahead of inauguration by PM Modi [Video]

Rajnath Singh tours Atal Tunnel in Rohtang ahead of inauguration by PM Modi

Union Defence Minister Rajnath Singh on October 02 visited the 'Atal Tunnel, Rohtang' to review preparations for the inaugural function. He was accompanied by Chief Minister Jairam Thakur and Minister..

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BJP believes in action and not mere announcements: Anurag Thakur

Anurag Thakur, who reached here to kick-start the official campaign of the BJP for the upcoming polls to the Ladakh Autonomous Hill Development Council (LAHDC) Leh, also announced that the Centre has..
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Brinda Karat moves HC against trial court order refusing FIR against Anurag Thakur, Pravesh Verma for hate speech

CPM leader Brinda Karat has approached the Delhi high court challenging a trial court order which had dismissed her plea seeking an FIR against Union Minister Anurag Thakur and his BJP colleague and MP..
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'Himachal ka chhokra': PM's affectionate reference to Anurag Thakur

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday referred to Union minister Anurag Thakur as "Himachal ka Chhokra", an apparent show of his support to the young Himachal Pradesh leader after Congress leader..
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Anurag Thakur's remarks in worst possible taste, government trying to distract attention of people: Shashi Tharoor

Congress leader Shashi Tharoor on Friday alleged that there is an attempt by the BJP-led government to distract the attention of people from real issues being faced by the people.
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Lok Sabha adjourned twice over Anurag Thakur's Nehru-Gandhi remark

Several opposition parties, including the Congress and Trinamool Congress, demanded an apology from Thakur. The minister was speaking on the opposition objections to PM CARES Fund.
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Court rejects plea seeking FIR against Union minister Anurag Thakur, BJP MP Parvesh Verma for hate speech

A Delhi court on Wednesday dismissed a plea seeking FIR against Union Minister Anurag Thakur and BJP Delhi MP Parvesh Verma for allegedly making hate speeches in relation to anti-CAA protest.
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Centre to arrange for special trains to facilitate return of labourers to workplaces

Minister of State for Finance and Corporate Affairs Anurag Singh Thakur, after listening to the problem of labour shortage from the industries, assured that special trains would be arranged so that..
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Coronavirus outbreak did not have 'adverse impact' on Indian economy, says Union Minister Anurag Thakur

As per the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, the total number of confirmed cases in India is 152
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Sale of MF painting comes up as Rahul attacks govt on loans

Congress and the government clashed on Monday over Rahul Gandhi’s question seeking a list of wilful bank defaulters, with minister of state for finance Anurag Thakur saying it was on the CIC website...
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Rahul Gandhi should read govt's reply on willful defaulters: Anurag Thakur

Minister of state for finance Anurag Thakur on Monday said that Rahul Gandhi should read his question again and also read the answer given by the government on the issue of wilful bank defaulters.
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Rahul Gandhi considers himself 'privileged', wants to be treated differently: Anurag Thakur

Taking a swipe at Rahul Gandhi, Union minister Anurag Thakur said the Congress leader considers himself a "privileged" MP and wants to be treated differently than other Lok Sabha members.
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Opposition protests as Anurag Thakur lays notification in Lok Sabha on hike in excise duty on petrol and diesel

Minister of State for Finance Anurag Thakur on Monday laid in Lok Sabha a copy of government notifications increasing additional excise duty on petrol and diesel and road cess as the opposition..
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Delhi HC's adjournment of hate speech case unjustified: SC

The SC asked the Delhi HCto fast-track hearing on PILs seeking registration of FIRs against BJP functionaries Kapil Mishra, Anurag Thakur and Parvesh Verma for making allegedly inflammatory speeches...
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Rajya Sabha proceedings disrupted over Delhi violence

Rajya Sabha proceedings on Tuesday were adjourned till 2pm after opposition and treasury benches indulged in a war of words over alleged hate speech by Union minister Anurag Thakur in the run up to..
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Strict action should be taken against those involved in Delhi riots: Anurag Thakur

Union minister Anurag Thakur, who has been under opposition fire over his alleged hate speech during Delhi assembly polls, on Sunday said strict action should be taken against those involved in the..
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Must maintain civility in language too: RSS

In an apparent reference to controversial comments by BJP functionaries like Kapil Mishra, Anurag Thakur and Pravesh Verma in the wake of the anti-CAA campaign, senior Sangh functionary Dattatreya..
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‘Selective amnesia’: EC rebuts ex-CEC Quraishi on its handling of hate speech

SY Quraishi, who led EC from 2010 to 2012, had in an opinion piece published in a daily on February 8, 2020, wondered why EC had stopped short of filing FIRs against Union minister Anurag Thakur and..
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No place for violence in a democracy: BJP's Anurag Thakur

Thakur had earlier linked opposition parties with anti-CAA protests in Shaheen Bagh and then asked the crowd to raise a controversial slogan.
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Over 30 crore PANs linked with Aadhaar so far: Anurag Singh Thakur

The total permanent account numbers (PANs) which are linked with Aadhaar number as on January 27, 2020, is 30,75,02,824, minister of state for finance Anurag Singh Thakur informed Lok Sabha. When asked..
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Our effort has been to bring best for people and country, says MoS Anurag Thakur ahead of Budget

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IYC files police complaint against Anurag Thakur for his inflammatory speech

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EC bans MoS Anurag Thakur from campaigning for 72 hours, BJP MP Parvesh Verma barred for 96 hours

Earlier, the EC had ordered the BJP to immediately remove the two leaders from the list of star campaigners of the party for the upcoming Delhi assembly elections.
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Demand for campaign by Anurag Thakur increased: BJP leaders

The demand by BJP candidates for Union minister Anurag Thakur to campaign in their constituencies has increased, leaders in the party said on Wednesday, even though the Election Commission has ordered..
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Delhi polls: EC orders removal of Anurag Thakur, Parvesh Verma from BJP's star campaigners list

He has been given 12 noon on January 30 to reply to the notice.
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Choose a place, I will come: Owaisi challenges Anurag Thakur over his 'shoot the traitors' remark

IMIM chief Asaduddin Owaisi on Tuesday challenged the BJP leader Anurag Thakur to choose a place where he would shoot him.
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'Goli maaro sa***' ko': Union minister Anurag Thakur leads chants of controversial slogan at Delhi rally

As the minister shouted "desh ke gaddaron ko", the crowd responded with chants of "goli maro sa*** ko."
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EC should take action against Anurag Thakur for instigating people: Congress

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Sharad Pawar meets Anurag Thakur to discuss revival of scam-hit PMC Bank

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Sitharaman's reply in Rajya Sabha, MPs doze off

There was a sequence to the events, as one MP started dozing while the Finance Minister was speaking. A little bit more into the reply and a second MP was also spotted dozing. Thereafter, Minister of..
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Raghuram Rajan should join politics, Anurag Thakur hits out at RBI governor

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Union Home Minister Amit Shah's son Jay Shah set to become BCCI secretary

While Anurag Thakur's brother Arun Dhumal will hold the position of treasurer of the BCCI
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Wonder if they think about India's interests': Anurag Thakur slams Mamata over Chandrayaan-2 remark

"The people who want to think negatively are free to think that way. I wonder whether the people, who find the achievement of Chandrayaan too small, even think about the interests of India," he told..
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Indian government ready with strategy, wait for announcements now: Anurag Thakur

“To boost economy a clear message has been have given to the bureaucrats by government that business community which is the wealth creator and tax contributor should be facilitated. There should be..
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No official estimate of black money in country, says MoS Finance Anurag Thakur

Anurag Thakur replied in Rajya Sabha after Congress leader Rathwa Naranbhai Jemlabhai asked the government to enlighten them on the estimated amount of black money in the country.
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No move to grant special category status to Odisha: Anurag Singh Thakur

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Watch: BJP MPs Anurag Thakur and Hema Malini take part in 'Swachh Bharat Abhiyaan'

BJP MPs began cleaning Parliament premises as a mark of 150th birth anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi
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'British went, there traditions must go,' says Anurag Thakur as Sitharaman ditches briefcase for budget papers

"Angrez chale gaye, angrezon ki paramaparayein bhi chali jani chahiye' (British went out of the country long ago, there traditions also must go). We are moving in the direction to become a superpower...
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Art 370 will be scrapped, cause Amit Shah said so: Anurag Thakur

Speaking to reporters here, Thakur said Friday, "If our party President (and now Union Home Minister Amit Shah) said that article 370 would be scrapped from Jammu and Kashmir, it would become a..
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