Anurag Thakur (born 24 October 1974) is an Indian politician from the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP). He was appointed the Minister of Sports, Youth Affairs and Minister of Information and Broadcasting in July 2021. He was the president of the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) from May 2015 to February 2017. He served as a Minister of State for Finance and Corporate Affairs from May 2019 to July 2021.
- As is true for the world at large, India's near-term macroeconomic outlook also vulnerable to disruption of trade with China and 2nd-round effects arising from an expected slowdown in global growth. However, the latest available data on trade and indicators of domestic output don't suggest any adverse impact on the economy.
- Speculating on the impact of Covid-19 on the Indian economy, as quoted in "Coronvirus won't have adverse impact on Indian economy: Anurag Thakur". Business Standard. 18 March 2020.
- From the High Court to the Supreme Court, all courts have validated the PM-Cares fund. Even children have contributed to it from their piggy banks. Nehru had set up a fund that has not been registered to date. You (Congress) only made a trust for the benefit of the Gandhi family. You made Sonia Gandhi its chairman. It should be probed. Nehruji ordered the creation of Prime Minister’s National Relief Fund in 1948 like a royal order, but its registration has not been done even till today. How did it get FCRA clearance?
- On the PM CARES Fund, as quoted in "Anurag Thakur’s remark on Nehru-Gandhis sets off Lok Sabha furore". Deccan Chronicle. 19 September 2020.
- Fiat currencies don’t see such fluctuation. We will ensure that the interest of crypto investors is protected in the Bill. But we want to make it clear that we are in favour of technology.
- On a proposed bill regulating cryptocurrencies, as quoted in "Will ensure interests of crypto investors are protected: Anurag Thakur". Live Mint. 12 April 2021.
- And in future also, action will be taken to block any such account hatching conspiracy against India, spreading lies and dividing the society.
- After banning 20 Youtube channels with anti-India content, as quoted in "Any website, YouTube channel spreading lies, conspiring against India will be blocked: I-B minister Anurag Thakur". The Indian Express. 20 January 2022.
- It is important to know who is a fact-checker and who is committing other offences. If someone uses fact checking as a fig leaf to spread communal disharmony, and if someone complains against him for it, the law takes it course and the I&B ministry does not interfere directly. The law of the concerned state takes its course.
- After the arrest of Indian journalist and fact-checker Mohammed Zubair, as quoted in "Fact-checking can’t be cover to fuel disharmony: Anurag Thakur". The Times of India. 23 July 2022.