NATIONALIST CONGRESS PARTY

  • Assembly elections results: As the day progressed October 19, 2014

    New Delhi: 6:25 pm: If BJP is fine joining hands with NCP, they should go ahead with it, says Uddhav Thackeray. 6:20 pm: I have not yet proposed any alliance offers to anyone. But we are ready consider if anyone approaches us: Shiv Sena chief Uddhav Thackeray. 6:00 pm: Prime Minister...
  • Relatives to slug it out in Maharashtra poll ring October 1, 2014

    Mumbai: Maharashtra will witness many politicians battling it out against their relatives who are contesting as candidates of rival parties to enter the Assembly. Ashish Deshmukh, nephew of NCP leader and Food and Civil Supplies minister Anil Deshmukh, is pitted against his uncle in Katol, which Anil has been representing...
  • Congress, NCP politically obliged to contest Maharashtra polls together: Tariq Anwar September 23, 2014

    In an interview to CNN-IBN, Nationalist Congress Party General Secretary Tariq Anwar said that both Congress and NCP would suffer if the alliance is broken. "Politically we are obliged to contest together," said Anwar. ...
  • Maharashtra polls: No decision on seat sharing yet, NCP, Congress to hold separate meetings September 22, 2014

    Mumbai: The Nationalist Congress Party's core committee will meet on Monday as its seat sharing deadlock with the Congress for the Maharashtra Assembly elections continues. The Congress has refused to toe NCP's ultimatum saying it can give only 124 seats to the NCP instead of the 144 demanded by the...
  • Congress might go alone in the Maharashtra Assembly elections, says Majeed Memon September 21, 2014

    In an interview to CNNIBN, Nationalist Congress Party leader Majeed Memon said that in the upcoming Maharashtra Assembly elections, Congress may go alone in Maharashtra. "We will back the decision of the leadership, whatever that is," said NCP. ...
  • Want alliance with NCP intact, but there should be mutual respect: Maharashtra CM Prithviraj Chavan September 18, 2014

    Mumbai: Seat sharing talks are on between the Congress and the Nationalist Congress Party for the Maharashtra Assembly elections. Maharashtra Chief Minister Prithviraj Chavan in an exclusive interview to CNNIBN said that he wants the alliance with NCP intact but there should be mutual respect. Chavan also claims that seat sharing...
  • NCP pledges support to JD(U), RJD and Congress alliance in Assembly bypolls August 9, 2014

    Nationalist Congress Party on Saturday pledged unconditional support to the Janata DalUnitedRashtriya Janata DalCongress alliance for the August 21 bypoll to 10 assembly seats in Bihar to keep the Bharatiya Janaat Party away from power. NCP General Secretary Tariq Anwar said the party is not contesting on any of the 10...
  • LS polls: Seven Bihar seats record 60 per cent voter turn out in third phase April 24, 2014

    60 per cent voter turnout was recorded till in seven Lok Sabha seats of Bihar where voting was held in the third phase on Thursday. While Supual registered 54 per cent voting, it was 60 per cent in Araria, 64 per cent in Kisanganj, 64 per cent in Katihar, 59 per...
  • Mumbai: Sharad Pawar skips Rahul Gandhi's rally, Congress embarrassed April 21, 2014

    Sharad Pawar was earlier scheduled to share the dais with Congress President Sonia Gandhi and Vice President Rahul Gandhi at a joint NCP-Congress rally, that was meant to be a show of strength. But Sonia Gandhi pulled out of the rally stating ill-health. The NCP chief then decided to skip...
  • 'Sharad Pawar had agreed to ally with the Shiv Sena in Assembly polls' April 19, 2014

    Mumbai: Senior Shiv Sena leader Manohar Joshi today claimed that NCP chief Sharad Pawar had agreed to an alliance with his party in the last Assembly elections in Maharashtra. "In the 2009 State Assembly polls, Pawar had expressed his willingness to have an alliance with Shiv Sena," Joshi, former Lok...
  • NCP releases poll manifesto, opposes Uniform Civil Code April 7, 2014

    Mumbai: The Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) on Monday released its manifesto for the 2014 Lok Sabha elections. Monday being an election day, the party put up its manifesto on its website. Amongst other features, the NCP said it does not support the imposition of a uniform civil code and will endeavour...
  • Either BJP or Congress will emerge as single largest party: Pawar April 3, 2014

    NCP chief Sharad Pawar is not ruling out the chances of the BJP emerging as the single largest party in 2014. ...
  • Congress, NCP announce alliance in Goa March 23, 2014

    Congress and Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) announced their alliance in Goa on Sunday for the Lok Sabha polls, with the latter pledging support to both candidates fielded by the former. Local leaders of both parties addressed a joint press conference today announcing their pre-poll alliance to keep BJP at bay. Goa NCP...
  • 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...
  • Sharad Pawar wanted to join the NDA, says BJP leader Gopinath Munde February 10, 2014

    Mumbai: Senior BJP leader Gopinath Munde has sparked a controversy saying that Union Agriculture Minister Sharad Pawar wanted the NCP to ally with the BJP, but Munde opposed the move. Munde made these comments while addressing an event in Beed district in Maharashtra. Munde said that Pawar was upset with...
  • Election campaign comes to an end in Mizoram November 23, 2013

    Campaigning for the election to the 40member Mizoram Assembly on November 25 came to an end on Saturday with political parties making a lastminute bid to drum up support of the electorate. A total of 6.91 lakh voters, 3.5 lakh of them women, would exercise their franchise on Monday to decide...
  • Police failed to nab real culprits in Dabholkar murder case: Sanatan Sanstha August 30, 2013

    Hindu right-wing outfit Sanatan Sanstha, whose name has cropped up in connection with the assassination of renowned rationalist Narendra Dabholkar, said in Mumbai on Friday that police investigation into the case is not heading in the "right" direction. Hitting out at Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) leaders for allegedly hiding the accused, Sanatan...
  • Adarsh scam: CongressNCP tussle out in the open August 3, 2013

    Mumbai: The CongressNCP 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 by...
  • 'Hindu nationalist' Modi a leopard who won't change his spots: NCP July 18, 2013

    Mumbai: As the Bharatiya Janata Party continues the strong Hindutva pitch with 'Hindu nationalist' posters in Mumbai, the Nationalist Congress Party has compared the party's poll campaign panel chief Narendra Modi to a leopard who doesn't change his spots. "The leopard never changes its spots. In the beginning, it appeared...
  • CPI received over Rs 3 crore funding, shows RTI July 15, 2013

    New Delhi: The Communist Party of India (CPI) has received over Rs 3 crore funding through various sources in the past five years, an answer to an RTI query revealed on Monday. The disclosure comes after last month's Central Information Commission (CIC) order that political parties are public authorities and...
  • Cabinet to push Food Security ordinance despite opposition from Pawar June 12, 2013

    New Delhi: A deeply divided government is now ready to push for an ordinance on Food Security in Cabinet on Wednesday. This despite strong opposition coming in from key ally and NCP chief Sharad Pawar and Food Minister KV Thomas. But an ordinance is being seen as the only way out...
  • Not opposed to Food Bill, want discussion in Parliament: Pawar June 7, 2013

    Mumbai: Making it clear that he was not opposed to the National Food Security Bill, Union Agriculture Minister Sharad Pawar on Friday said he would prefer it to be approved by Parliament after a debate. "I am in favour of approving the food bill through discussion in Parliament, which is...
  • NCP talks in two voices on BCCI chief's resignation May 25, 2013

    New Delhi: Hours after its spokesperson demanded resignation of Indian cricket board chief N Srinivasan over his soninlaw's name figuring in the investigations into the IPL spot fixing scandal, the Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) Friday sought to distance itself from the demand. Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) spokesperson DP Tripathi on Friday...
  • NCP warns UPA over Finance Bill; will Oppn let Parl function? April 27, 2013

    New Delhi: Pressure seems to be growing on the UPA government from within its own constituents. With the first week of the reconvened session of Parliament almost being a washout, the National Congress Party (NCP) has thrown a sharp hint. It says that any failure to pass the Finance Bill...
  • Ajit's remark improper, but he should be forgiven: NCP chief April 13, 2013

    Mumbai: Nationalist Congress Party chief Sharad Pawar has called for the controversy surrounding his nephew and Maharashtra Deputy Chief Minister Ajit Pawar to die down. Ajit Pawar had ruffled feathers by his 'urine' remark on the Maharashtra drought situation. "As party president, I will say that Ajit Pawar's statement was...
  • Maharashtra: Shiv Sena demands Ajit Pawar's resignation April 9, 2013

    Nashik: The city unit of Shiv Sena on Monday demanded resignation of Maharashtra Deputy Chief Minister Ajit Pawar over his insensitive remarks over drought, which has ravaged over a dozen districts in the state. Sena activists staged a demonstration against the NCP leader and beat his posters with shoes to...
  • Maharashtra drought: Ajit Pawar's 'urine' remark may prove costly for NCP April 8, 2013

    Maharahstra Deputy CM Ajit Pawar was forced to apologise for his callous comment asking whether he should urinate to provide water in dams at a rally in the droughthit state. ...
  • BJP demands Ajit Pawar's resignation over 'urine' remark April 8, 2013

    New Delhi: The Bharatiya Janata Party has demanded Maharashtra Deputy Chief Minister Ajit Pawar's resignation for his 'urine' remark on the drought in the state. The BJP's women wing will hold a protest in Mumbai on Monday. At a rally on Sunday, Ajit Pawar said, "Somebody is there on a fast...
  • Uproar over Ajit Pawar's 'urine' remark forces him to apologise April 8, 2013

    Mumbai: There has been an uproar over Maharashtra Deputy Chief Minister Ajit Pawar's statements at a rally where he tried to joke about someone on a fast in the droughthit state asking 'how to release water from dams, by urinating?' He has been forced to apologise. This was Pawar's question to...
  • Maharashtra: No water shortage at IPL venues, says NCP April 1, 2013

    Mumbai: While Maharashtra Bharatiya Janata Party leader Vinod Tawde has objected to the use of water for stadiums during the Indian premier League, the Nationalist Congress Party has backed the matches. NCP backed the IPL saying that Mumbai and Pune, where the matches will be held, face no water shortage. "We...