Senior Congress leaders (from 2L-R) Vivek Tankha, Randeep Surjewala, Ghulam Nabi Azad, Jairam Ramesh, Ahmed Patel, Anand Sharma and others leave after a meeting with CVC, K V Chowdary at Central Vigilance Commission, in New Delhi.
Former vice-president Hamid Ansari, Former Prime Minister H D Deve Gowda, CPI (M) General Secretary Sitaram Yechury, Congress leader Jairam Ramesh and Loktantrik Janata Dal leader Sharad Yadav during the release of the book titled "Ten Ideologies: The Great Asymmetry Between Agrarianism and Industrialism", authored by S Jaipal Reddy, in New Delhi.
Congress President Sonia Gandhi with former PM Manmohan Singh, former minister Karan Singh, Priyanka Gandhi Vadra and other ministers and breucrats who worked with Indira Gandhi poses for photographs after release of the book "Indira Gandhi: A life in Nature" written by Jairam Ramesh (at Sonia's right) at Indira Gandhi Memorial Museum, in New Delhi.
Congress President Sonia Gandhi and Priyanka Gandhi Vadra at the release of the book "Indira Gandhi: A Life in Nature" written by former Union Minister Jairam Ramesh (R) at Indira Gandhi Memorial Museum, in New Delhi.
Vice President & Rajya Sabha Chairman Hamid Ansari, Deputy Chairman of Rajya Sabha P J Kurien, Union Minister Arun Jaitley with newly inducted Rajya Sabha members M J Akbar (R) Jairam Ramesh (2nd R) Oscar Fernandes (3rd R) and Satish Mishra after taking oath as Rajya Sabha members during a ceremony at Parliament House in New Delhi.
BJP leader L K Advani with Congress party leaders Ghulam Nabi Azad and Jairam Ramesh paying floral tributes to Pandit Madan Mohan Malaviya on his birth anniversary, at Central Hall of Parliament in New Delhi.
Union Minister Jairam Ramesh at the Road Show from Hi-Tech City to Chandanagar to Support Sherlingampally Congress Candidate-Bhikshapati Yadav & P.Karthik Reddy-Congress Loks Sabha Candidate from Chevella in Hyderabad.
Prime Minister, Dr. Manmohan Singh at the dedication ceremony of the Indira Paryavaran Bhawan to the Nation, in New Delhi. The Union Minister for Petroleum & Natural Gas and Environment and Forests, Dr. M. Veerappa Moily and the Union Minister for Rural Development, Jairam Ramesh is also seen.
TV Grab: Minutes before the GoM's meeting on the bifurcation of Andhra Pradesh, several TDP MLAs and MLCs obstructed GoM member Jairam Ramesh demanding to keep the state united. MLA Chintamaneni Prabhakar touched Jairam Ramesh's feet to prevent him from entering the meeting hall. However, police managed to control all the leaders.
Congress Vice-President Rahul Gandhi (L), Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Omar Abdullah and Union Minister For Rural Development Jairam Ramesh at the inauguration of "South Asia's biggest Apple Pack House' in Pulwama.
Parliamentary Affairs Minister Kamal Nath (L), Home Minister Sushilkumar Shinde, Rural Development Minister Jairam Ramesh and BJP leaders Sushma Swaraj and Arun Jaitley at an all-party meeting on land acquisition bill at Parliament in New Delhi.
Union Rural Development Minister Jairam Ramesh hands over an appointment letter to a girl as Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Omar Abdullah looks on, at the valedictory session of a Himayat programme in Jammu.
Chief Minister Kiran Kumar Reddy at the Visakha Agency area in Visakhapatnam district on the Andhra-Orissa border, with nion minister for rural development Jairam Ramesh and union tribal affairs minister Kishore Chandra Deo.
Speaker of Lok Sabha, Meira Kumar looks on as Sulabh founder Bindeshwar Pathak presents a memento to Union Rural Development Minister Jairam Ramesh during a conference on 'Sociology of Sanitation' in New Delhi.
Union Rural Development Minister Jairam Ramesh talks with Minister of State for Environment and Forests Jayanthi Natarajan as Deputy Chairman of Planning Commission Montek Singh Ahluwalia looks on, during the launch of 'Greening Rural Development in India' report in New Delhi.
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So sparse are Rahul Gandhi’s interactions with the media that the mere mention of a possible event sends the media into a tizzy. Last week, it was no different with many senior reporters rushing to the party office in Delhi to catch a soundbite from him. Rumours about a ‘personal briefing’ spread right after a meeting he had with representative heads from 51 districts, where the cash transfer scheme is going to be implemented in its first phase. It was followed by an SMS from the party’s media department announcing a press conference, mysteriously though without stating who would be doing the briefing. At the end of it all, all the rush turned out to be a waste when Jairam Ramesh and Janardhan Dwivedi were pushed forth to speak up for Rahul’s meeting.
Rural Development Minister Jairam Ramesh and Unique Identity Authority of India (UIDAI) Chairman Nandan Nilekani at an international workshop "Enhancing efficienty in G to Payments-direct Benefits transfer" in New Delhi.
Combo image: Speculation was rife about possible changes in the government and the AICC with some ministers reportedly writing to Congress President Sonia Gandhi of their intention to work for the organisation. Media was abuzz with reports that at least four ministers -- Jairam Ramesh, Salman Khurshid, Ghulam Nabi Azad and Vayalar Ravi -- have offered to quit the government and work for the party. Azad is already AICC General Secretary.
The activists of the Vishwa Hindu Parishad (VHP) and the Bajrang Dal protest outside the residence of Rural Development Minister Jairam Ramesh in New Delhi. They were against Minister's comment that there are more temples in the country than toilets.
Union Minister of Rural Development Jairam Ramesh inspects bio-toilets for passenger coaches being developed by Defence Research & Development Organisation and Indian Railways at New Delhi Railway Station.
Union Minister for Rural Development Jairam Ramesh and Karnataka Minister for Rural Development Jagadish Shettar at the tri-decennial celebrations of Shri Kshethra Dharmasthala Rural Development Project at Dharmasthala near Mangalore.
Union Rural Development Minister Jairam Ramesh arrives as Left MPs stage a protest dharna against the "harassment" meted out to their activists allegedly by the Trinamool Congress government in West Bengal, at Parliament in New Delhi.