Ajit Pawar

  • Maharashtra polls: Congress warns NCP of contesting alone if it remains stubborn 18 hours 30 minutes ago

    Mumbai: The tussle over seat sharing continues to rock Maharashtra Assembly elections as the Congress has on Saturday warned the National Congress Party that it may go alone in the state polls. The decision came during the Congress Chief Election Committee meet which was discussing candidates for elections. Congress leader...
  • Maharashtra polls: Decision to contest for 144 seats a justified demand, says NCP 2 days ago

    Mumbai: Ahead of the Maharashtra Assembly elections, seat sharing has emerged as a contentious for the Congress-NCP alliance as well. The National Congress Party said that its decision to contest for 144 seats was a justified demand and even threatened to break the alliance. Justifying his demand for equal seat...
  • Maharashtra: Ajit hints at NCP staking claim for CM post 2 days ago

    Mumbai: Indicating that NCP might stake a claim for the post of chief minister if it emerged as the single-largest party in Assembly elections, party leader Ajit Pawar on Thursday said that it will not repeat the "mistakes" it had committed after 2004 elections. The NCP in polls that year had...
  • NCP's demand for 144 seats in Maharashtra polls justified, says Ajit Pawar 2 days ago

    Mumbai: Justifying his demand for equal seat sharing, Maharashtra Deputy Chief Minister Ajit Pawar on Thursday said that past mistakes will not be repeated if NCP emerges as the single-largest party, as it did in 2004 assembly polls. To a question on whether he would be the chief ministerial candidate,...
  • Maharashtra: 9 independent legislators join NCP; party firm on 144 seats 5 days ago

    Mumbai: In a pre-election boost to the NCP, nine independent legislators, including a minister, on Monday joined the party which said it was firm on contesting 144 out of the total 288 Assembly seats in Maharashtra going to the polls next month. Deputy Chief Minister Ajit Pawar said that the ball...
  • Maharashtra government writes to Centre to acquire Dr BR Ambedkar's London accommodation 6 days ago

    Mumbai: The Maharashtra government has written to the Centre expressing its wish to acquire a residential property in London where Dr Bhim Rao Ambedkar lived while studying at the London School of Economics in 1921-22. The 2,050 square feet property on King Henry's Road, London is up for auction with an...
  • Maharashtra: Not in the race for CM's post, says NCP leader Supriya Sule 1 week ago

    Mumbai: NCP leader and MP Supriya Sule on Saturday said that she was not in the race for the post of Maharashtra Chief Minister. "I am not contesting the assembly elections and am not in the race for the Chief Minister's post," Sule said in an interaction at an event...
  • Mumbai: Colaba-Bandra-Seepz metro work set to get rolling in just 14 months August 25, 2014

    Mumbai: Work on the much-awaited Rs 23,136- crore Colaba-Bandra-Seepz underground metro corridor is set to take off, little over a year after getting nod from the Centre. Maharashtra Chief Minister Prithviraj Chavan will lay the foundation stone for the project tomorrow, paving the way for commencement of work as the...
  • Conspiracy to defame NCP: Malik on plea against Ajit Pawar Yesterday

    Mumbai: Reacting to state anti-corruption bureau's request to the government for sanction to initiate 'open inquiry' against the Deputy Chief Minister Ajit Pawar and former minister Sunil Tatkare, the NCP on Friday said it was an attempt to defame the party and its leaders. ACB on Friday sought permission for open...
  • Pune landslide: Maharashtra CM Prithviraj Chavan visits the site July 30, 2014

    Pune: Maharashtra Chief Minister Prithviraj Chavan visited the site of landslide at Malin village in Ambegaon tehsil of Pune district on Wednesday evening and reviewed the rescue operation undertaken by NDRF and other agencies. Chavan, accompanied by Deputy Chief Minister Ajit Pawar, inquired about the treatment being given to the...
  • Party chiefs of NCP, Congress to decide on seat sharing: Ajit Pawar July 27, 2014

    Nagpur: Reiterating NCP's demand for 144 seats in the upcoming Maharashtra Assembly polls, Deputy Chief Minister Ajit Pawar on Monday said the final decision on party's seat sharing with Congress will be taken by the chiefs of both the parties soon. "During the recent seat sharing meeting, the NCP has asserted...
  • BJP demands independent CBI, ED probe into irrigation scam June 18, 2014

    Pune: The BJP has demanded an independent investigation by the CBI and the Enforcement Directorate (ED) into alleged irregular financial transactions worth Rs 20,000 crore which fell outside the scope of the Chitale Committee, which probed the irrigation scam in Maharashtra. Accusing Maharashtra Chief Minister Prithviraj Chavan of shielding then...
  • Maharashtra government announces 50 pc waiver in power dues for farmers June 13, 2014

    Mumbai: Giving respite to farmers who are unable to pay off heavy electricity dues, government on Friday announced to give 50 per cent waiver to those who will pay half the amount of total dues. "Farmers who have paid, or will pay, half the amount of their total power dues...
  • Maharashtra to shut down 44 toll plazas June 9, 2014

    Mumbai: In an important decision ahead of the Assembly polls, the Maharashtra government on Monday announced closure of 44 toll plazas, a move that comes in the backdrop of protests over levy of road tax in the State. The announcement was made by Deputy Chief Minister Ajit Pawar, while replying to...
  • Maharashtra: Prithviraj Chavan, Ajit Pawar under pressure to resign May 19, 2014

    Mumbai: The Maharashtra wing of the Congress is grappling with its massive defeat in the state. The Congress-NCP alliance contested 27 seats in the state and won only six seats. The Congress on its own won only two seats. Among those who lost were former Home Minister Sushil Kumar Shinde, who lost...
  • Pawar meets Congress, NCP leaders from Maharashtra May 11, 2014

    Mumbai: Union Agriculture Minister and NCP chief Sharad Pawar on Sunday met leaders of the ruling NCP and Congress alliance in Maharashtra to discuss the political situation ahead of the Lok Sabha election results, and the preparations for the Assembly elections. Maharashtra Assembly polls are due later in 2014....
  • FIR against Pawar for allegedly threatening people to vote for Sule April 20, 2014

    Mumbai: An FIR has been registered against NCP leader and Maharashtra Deputy CM Ajit Pawar for allegedly threatening farmers to vote for his cousin Supriya Sule. The FIR was filed after the AAP candidate from Baramati, Suresh Khopde, submitted an audio recording where Pawar allegedly told villagers at a rally...
  • Ajit Pawar did not hold any public meeting: Police April 20, 2014

    Pune: Maharashtra Deputy Chief Minister Ajit Pawar was on Saturday given a clean chit by the police in connection with holding a public meeting ahead of polling for the second phase on April 17 in which he allegedly threatened residents of a village in the Baramati constituency to vote for...
  • EC seeks report on Ajit Pawar's alleged threat to voters April 19, 2014

    New Delhi: Maharashtra Deputy Chief Minister Ajit Pawar could be in trouble as the the Election Commission is awaiting a report from the state Chief Electoral Officer over his reported remarks threatening voters with snapping of water supply if they did not vote for his cousin Supriya Sule. "Yes, we are...
  • Sharad Pawar has grabbed farmers lands: Uddhav April 18, 2014

    Nashik: Training his guns at NCP chief Sharad Pawar, Shiv Sena president Uddhav Thackeray on Friday accused the Union Agriculture Minister of grabbing farmers' lands. "Pawar is highly corrupt. He has been grabbing agricultural lands of farmers in Baramati, his home town," Thackeray alleged. The Sena chief was speaking in...
  • Congress, its allies threatening people to get votes: BJP April 18, 2014

    New Delhi: Taking a jibe at Maharashtra Deputy Chief Minister Ajit Pawar for allegedly threatening villagers and telling them to vote for his cousin and NCP leader Supriya Sule, BJP leader Smriti Irani said the Congress and its allies are making such statements to get votes. "Congress and its allies...
  • Ajit Pawar allegedly threatened people to vote for Sule, AAP complains April 18, 2014

    Mumbai: The Aam Aadmi Party candidate from Baramati Suresh Khopde has filed a complaint with the police on the basis of a video that allegedly shows Maharashtra Deputy Chief Minister Ajit Pawar threatening villagers and telling them to vote for his cousin Supriya Sule. Ajit Pawar is allegedly heard in...
  • Modi wave just a media creation: Ajit Pawar April 17, 2014

    Maharashtra Deputy CM Ajit Pawar and Congress leader Ashok Chavan have cast their votes in the fifth phase of polling for the Lok Sabha elections. ...
  • Mahayuti constituents are destructive ghosts: Ajit Pawar March 25, 2014

    Parbhani: NCP leader and deputy Chief Minister Ajit Pawar on Tuesday termed all the five constituent parties that form "Mahayuti" (NDA) in Maharashtra as "destructive ghosts". "These five partners have formed alliance to contest polls not for any constructive but for the destructive purpose. They have nothing to do with the...
  • Sharad Pawar behind Saturday attack on party office: AAP February 23, 2014

    Aam Aadmi Party leader Anjali Damania on Sunday alleged that NCP chief and union minister Sharad Pawar and spokesperson Nawab Malik were responsible for the attack on the AAP state party office in Mumbai on Saturday. Damania told media persons in Nagpur that barely three days ago, the AAP had exposed...
  • AAP protests in Mumbai after NCP workers vandalise office February 23, 2014

    Mumbai: After the Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) held protests against the Aam Aadmi Party's office (AAP) in Mumbai on Saturday, the AAP members held counter protests against the NCP. A case has been registered against 23 activists of NCP for vandalising AAP's office. "We have arrested 23 activists of Nationalist...
  • Mumbai: NCP activists burn Kejriwal's effigy outside AAP's office February 22, 2014

    Mumbai: The youth wing activists of the Nationalist Congress Party have burnt an effigy of former Delhi chief minister Arvind Kejriwal outside the Aam Aadmi Party's office in Mumbai. The protest by NCP members comes after AAP named Maharashtra Deputy Chief Minister Ajit Pawar in an alleged power scam....
  • BMC issues notices to attach politicos' flats for unpaid dues February 8, 2014

    Mumbai: Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation issued notices on Friday warning that properties of Worli-based Sukhada and Shubhada housing societies, in which local political bigwigs possess flats, would be attached if dues of over Rs 10 crore are not cleared. Some of the prominent politicians residing in these two buildings are Maharashtra Deputy...
  • India's first monorail inaugurated in Mumbai February 1, 2014

    The much-anticipated Mumbai Monorail - the first in India - was inaugurated in Mumbai on Saturday, with Chief Minister Prithviraj Chavan, Deputy Chief Minister Ajit Pawar and several media persons climbing aboard the inaugural ride. The 8.93-km-long Monorail, running between Chembur-Wadala in the east-south direction, comprising the first phase, will be...
  • AAP announces first list of probable candidates for Lok Sabha polls January 31, 2014

    New Delhi: The Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) on Thursday released its first list of probable candidates for the Lok Sabha elections. Banker Meera Sanyal and activist Mayank Gandhi figured in the list for Maharashtra, while no senior leader's name featured from Delhi and Haryana. Sanyal, a former chief executive officer of Royal...