Ajit Pawar

  • EC seeks report on Ajit Pawar's alleged threat to voters 19-04-2014 08:12 AM

    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...
  • Congress, its allies threatening people to get votes: BJP 18-04-2014 06:49 PM

    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 18-04-2014 09:40 AM

    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 17-04-2014 11:59 AM

    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 25-03-2014 11:25 PM

    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...
  • Sharad Pawar behind Saturday attack on party office: AAP 23-02-2014 08:02 PM

    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...
  • AAP protests in Mumbai after NCP workers vandalise office 23-02-2014 09:15 AM

    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 22-02-2014 03:24 PM

    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. The...
  • BMC issues notices to attach politicos' flats for unpaid dues 08-02-2014 07:36 AM

    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...
  • India's first monorail inaugurated in Mumbai 01-02-2014 08:38 PM

    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...
  • AAP announces first list of probable candidates for Lok Sabha polls 31-01-2014 09:21 AM

    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...
  • Maharashtra toll booth violence: 25 MNS workers detained 28-01-2014 02:33 PM

    Mumbai: The Mumbai Police on Tuesday detained 25 Maharashtra Navnirman Sena (MNS) workers have for vandalising Bandra Worli sea link. This comes a day after MLA Pravin Darekar and 71 MNS workers were arrested on Monday for vandalising a toll booth in Dahisar. The MNS workers were charged with sections...
  • Is MNS spreading anarchy by asking people not to pay toll tax? 27-01-2014 07:27 PM

    Maharashtra Navnirman Sena MLA Pravin Darekar and 71 workers were arrested on Monday for vandalising a toll booth in Dahisar. The MNS workers were charged with sections of arson, riot, and damage to public property. MNS supremo Raj Thackeray said, "I am instructing all MNS workers, colleagues and people not...
  • Maharashtra: MNS MLA, 71 workers arrested for vandalising toll booth 27-01-2014 05:56 PM

    Mumbai: Maharashtra Navnirman Sena MLA Pravin Darekar and 71 workers were arrested on Monday for vandalising a toll booth in Dahisar. The MNS workers were charged with sections of arson, riot, damage to public property. Earlier, Deputy Chief Minister Ajit Pawar warned of strong action against MNS workers for vandalising...
  • Maharashtra government threatens action against MNS for vandalising toll booths 27-01-2014 05:30 PM

    Maharashtra government has threatened strong action against Maharashtra Navnirman Sena for vandalising many toll collection centres across the state. Deputy CM Ajit Pawar said that no violence would be tolerated. Many MNS workers including MLA Pravin Darekar have been arrested for creating ruckus at toll booths and defacing them. As...
  • Action will be taken against MNS for vandalising toll booths: Ajit Pawar 27-01-2014 04:39 PM

    Pune: Maharashtra Deputy Chief Minister Ajit Pawar has come out in strong opposition of the Maharashtra Navnirman Sena (MNS) for vandalism at toll booths across the state. Pawar has also assured to take action against MNS for retorting to violence at toll collection centres. "The vandalism will not be tolerated....
  • Maharashtra Cabinet clears irrigation cost escalation worth Rs 622 cr 09-01-2014 12:20 PM

    Mumbai: The Maharashtra Cabinet has cleared a cost escalation worth Rs 622 crore in the existing 147 irrigation projects across the state. The decision was taken at an acrimonious Cabinet meeting, where the alliance partner, the NCP, led by Ajit Pawar attacked Chief Minister Prithviraj Chavan for paralysis in decision...
  • Ajit Pawar may contest LS polls, NCP to finalise candidates by January 15 06-01-2014 07:03 PM

    The NCP on Monday said its senior leaders and ministers including Maharashtra Deputy Chief Minister Ajit Pawar have expressed their willingness to contest the 2014 Lok Sabha polls to party chief and Union Agriculture minister Sharad Pawar. The party was firm on contesting 22 out of the total 48 seats...
  • NCP denies any role, says Maharashtra CM rejected Adarsh panel report 26-12-2013 02:32 PM

    Mumbai: A rift in the Maharashtra government has surfaced over the state cabinet's decision to reject the probe report by a judicial panel on the Adarsh scam with Congress ally NCP distancing itself from the decision. Deputy Chief Minister Ajit Pawar has said that the decision to reject the Adarsh...
  • Maharashtra irrigation scam whistle-blower Vijay Pandhare joins AAP 01-12-2013 05:44 PM

    The Aam Aadmi Party got a boost in Maharashtra with Vijay Pandhare, former bureaucrat and whistle-blower in the multi-billion rupees irrigation scam, joining the Arvind Kejriwal-led outfit on Sunday. Pandhare, an acknowledged expert in irrigation, retired from government service on Saturday. Asked of his plunge into politics, the soft-spoken and...
  • Ajit Pawar stokes row with his remarks on rapists 29-10-2013 11:01 AM

    Jalna/Mumbai: Maharashtra deputy Chief Minister Ajit Pawar on Monday kicked up a controversy with his remarks insinuating that private parts of rapists be severed. Speaking at a function at Bhokardan in Jalna district, Pawar said rapists deserved no mercy and should be hanged. Reacting to the senior NCP leader's remarks,...
  • Maharashtra: Girls above 18 years in BPL families to get Rs 1 lakh for education 29-08-2013 01:04 PM

    The Maharashtra government will soon table an insurance scheme under which the girl child, born in below poverty line families, will get Rs 1 lakh for education on turning 18. Mooted by Women and Child Development Ministry, the scheme --Sukanya-- would be tabled in the cabinet meet, scheduled on Friday....
  • Congress, NCP must decide on seat sharing for LS polls: MPCC 19-08-2013 07:57 PM

    The Maharashtra Pradesh Congress Committee (MPCC) said on Monday that there are no hurdles in the way towards working out a seat sharing formula with the Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) for the forthcoming Lok Sabha polls, scheduled next year. "If we sat and held meetings for the 2004 and 2009...
  • Show Marathi news channels in Mumbai's 5-star hotels, demands NCP 13-08-2013 04:04 PM

    The Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) has demanded that five-star hotels in Mumbai should compulsorily show Marathi news channels. State NCP working president Jitendra Awhad has written to Chief Minister Prithviraj Chavan and Deputy Chief Minister Ajit Pawar about the "secondary treatment" by these hotels to Marathi. "Be it Mumbai, Pune,...
  • Maharashtra made free from loadshedding in 2012, says Ajit Pawar 10-08-2013 01:52 AM

    Maharashtra has been made free of load-shedding from 2012 to speed up the pace of development works, Deputy Chief Minister Ajit Pawar said in Nashik on Friday. "Presently, there is no load-shedding in areas under particular group feeders (in A,B,C ~~amp; D categories). However, loadshedding in some other (E,F,G) groups,...
  • Adarsh scam: Congress-NCP tussle out in the open 03-08-2013 08:56 AM

    Mumbai: The Congress-NCP tussle in Maharashtra is out in the open once again over the Adarsh report, which was not be tabled in this session of the Assembly. But Maharashtra Deputy Chief Minister and NCP leader Ajit Pawar has blamed Chief Minister Prithviraj Chavan for the delay. It was described...
  • Adarsh scam: Maharashtra Deputy CM blames CM for delay in tabling probe report 02-08-2013 06:52 PM

    Mumbai: The Congress-NCP tussle in Maharashtra is out in the open yet again as Deputy Chief Minister Ajit Pawar has blamed Chief Minister Prithviraj Chavan for the delay in tabling the Adarsh probe report in the scam. Ajit Pawar said that he was told by the CM that the Adarsh...
  • Maharashtra Deputy CM blames CM for delay in tabling Adarsh report 02-08-2013 03:44 PM

    Mumbai: The Congress-NCP tussle in Maharashtra is out in the open yet again as Deputy Chief Minister Ajit Pawar has blamed Chief Minister Prithviraj Chavan for the delay in tabling the Adarsh probe report in the scam. Ajit Pawar said that he was told by the CM that the Adarsh...
  • Ajit Pawar refutes allegations of NCP retaining 'tainted ministers' 11-06-2013 01:43 PM

    Mumbai: Maharashtra Deputy Chief Minister Ajit Pawar on Tuesday brushed aside criticism that "tainted" ministers have been retained in the reshuffle. In politics, Opposition levels all kinds of allegations, but until proved legally, they have no meaning, Pawar told reporters here. "In the UPA government, allegations have been made against...
  • Maharashtra: NCP likely to reshuffle its ministers today 11-06-2013 08:32 AM

    Mumbai: The reshuffle of NCP ministers in the Maharashtra government is expected to take place on Tuesday. The reshuffle comes after NCP President Sharad Pawar asked 20 ministers to hand in their resignations. Pawar is trying to change the face of the party ahead of the 2014 elections. Party sources...