JITENDRA AWHAD

  • Maharashtra: NCP minister moves HC to quash order of probe against him September 24, 2014

    Mumbai: Maharashtra Minister for Medical Education Jitendra Awhad on Wednesday filed a petition in the Bombay High Court seeking to quash a Magistrate's order asking police to probe allegations of "false" affidavit filed by him during the 2009 assembly elections from Kalwa-Mumbra constituency. The petition came up for hearing before Justice...
  • 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....
  • NCP slams Uddhav Thackeray over Sharad Pawar jibe January 20, 2014

    NCP's Maharashtra working president Jitendra Awhad on Monday hit back at Shiv Sena president Uddhav Thackeray for his exhortation to party workers to ensure defeat of any NCP nominee, including party chief Sharad Pawar, from Shirur Lok Sabha seat in the upcoming elections. "Uddhav Thackeray has no guts to contest elections...
  • Dropped from Cabinet, Bhaskar Jadhav is the new Maharashtra NCP President June 15, 2013

    Mumbai: Bhaskar Jadhav was on Saturday named as the new Maharashtra Nationalist Congress Party President. NCP legislator from Thane Jitendra Awhad has been made working president of NCP in Maharashtra. In the recent party's reshuffle, State Urban Development Minister Jadhav was dropped from the Cabinet. The minister was publicaly ticked...
  • Thane: NCP MLA prevented Forest Dept from demolishing illegal buildings April 11, 2013

    In June 2011, officials of the forest department had complained to the Chief Secretary of Mahraashtra against local NCP MLA Jitendra Awhad. They stated that their officials were forcibly stopped and threatened by Awhad's supporters when they were demolishing illegal encroachments in the same area where the building collapsed. The...
  • Thane: NCP MLA stopped Forest Dept from demolishing illegal buildings April 10, 2013

    Thane: A week after a building collapsed in Thane's Mumbra area killing 74 people, Network 18 has accessed documents which show that local Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) MLA Jitendra Awhad had prevented the Forest Department from demolishing illegal constructions in the area despite a court order. The documents reveal that...
  • We want clouds of suspicion to subside: NCP MLA September 28, 2012

    Nationalist Congress Party MLA Jitendra Awhad insisted that the party is united on the irrigation scam issue. He reiterated that the white paper should not have been delayed and said he is hopeful that the truth will soon come out. ...
  • White paper on irrigation should be brought out soon: NCP MLA September 26, 2012

    NCP MLA Jitendra Awhad insisted that the Maharashtra government should not delay in bringing out the white paper on irrigation because the delay is causing a shadow of doubt. NCP leader Ajit Pawar resigned from the post of deputy chief minister of Maharashtra ahead of a white paper on irrigation...
  • Sharad Pawar denies crisis as Maharashtra Dy CM resigns September 26, 2012

    Mumbai: A political crisis is unfolding in Maharashtra after Ajit Pawar resigned as the Deputy Chief Minister over allegations of corruption. While other NCP Ministers have followed suit, party chief Sharad Pawar says there's no threat to the state government. Maharashtra Chief Minister Prithviraj Chavan has refused to accept the...
  • Desist from attacking Pawar, NCP tells Anna December 9, 2011

    Thane: NCP leader Jitendra Awhad on Thursday said social activist Anna Hazare should desist from attacking party President and Union Minister Sharad Pawar. Addressing a press conference in Thane, he accused Hazare of repeatedly "defaming" Pawar, and asked the anticorruption crusader to stop doing so. Awhad, who is an MLA, said Hazare...
  • NCP fined Rs 20,000 for ransacking VHP office October 27, 2008

    New Delhi: The Nationalist Congress Party (NCP), part of Maharashtra's ruling coalition, has been fined for vandalism under the new state law. The party has been directed to pay a fine of Rs 20,000 for ransacking the Vishwa Hindu Parishad's office in Nashik on Saturday. As per the state's new antivandalism law,...