Nationalist Congress Party

  • 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 Dal-United-Rashtriya Janata Dal-Congress 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 40-member Mizoram Assembly on November 25 came to an end on Saturday with political parties making a last-minute 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: Congress-NCP tussle out in the open August 3, 2013

    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 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 son-in-law'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 9, 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 drought-hit 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 9, 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 drought-hit 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...
  • Book Ajit Pawar, Sunil Tatkare under PoCA: BJP December 3, 2012

    Mumbai: Opposition BJP on Monday demanded that former Maharashtra deputy chief minister Ajit Pawar and Water Resources Minister Sunil Tatkare be booked under the Prevention of Corruption Act and an SIT probe be launched against them for their alleged role in the irrigation scam. "There is enough proof to show that...
  • NCP MLA arrested in 2008 water project scam case November 12, 2012

    Rajkot: Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) legislator from Gondal town, Chandu Vaghasia, has been arrested for his alleged involvement in 2008 water sector reforms project scam in Rajkot, police said on Monday. According to police, Vaghasia has been on the wanted list for the last four years after the Rs 50...
  • Old resignation letter used, says miffed Agatha October 29, 2012

    Shillong: Former union minister of state for rural development Agatha K. Sangma of the Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) Monday expressed her discontent with the manner in which she was "dropped" from the council of ministers, ahead of the Sunday reshuffle. On Saturday evening, a communique from the Rashtrapati Bhavan stated that...
  • NCP ready to face scrutiny of irrigation projects: Ajit October 12, 2012

    Parbhani: Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) leader Ajit Pawar, who recently quit as the Deputy Chief Minister of Maharashtra, said his party was prepared to face scrutiny of allegations with regard to the irrigation sector. "The party is prepared to face any results that will come out after scrutiny in connection with...
  • Irrigation scam: Penganga project costs hiked 6 times October 9, 2012

    Mumbai: Weeks before he resigned as Maharashtra Deputy Chief Minister, Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) leader Ajit Pawar made public his efforts to get national status accorded to the Lower Penganga irrigation project in Yavatmal. What Pawar did not dwell on, was how the project in limbo since 1997 was revived...
  • Probe ordered against VIDC officials in irrigation scam: Maharashtra CM October 7, 2012

    Mumbai: Maharashtra Chief Minister Prithviraj Chavan has ordered an enquiry against 45 senior officials of the Vidarbha Irrigation Development Council (VIDC) in connection with the multi-crore irrigation scam. Chavan, who was in Thane on Sunday, confirmed that he had approved the probe while denying that there was a delay of two...