Praful Patel

  • Praful Patel hints at fissures in Congress-NCP alliance 2 days ago

    After the Congress-National Conference alliance split, it looks like the Congress-Nationalist Congress Party combine could be headed the same way. NCP leader Praful Patel has hinted at some fissures in the alliance ahead of Maharashtra Assembly elections. He said, "Everybody has ability as well as the freedom to fight alone....
  • Weak stand of UPA on PM nominee, a reason for defeat: Praful Patel June 15, 2014

    Gondia: Rajya Sabha member and former MP of Bhandara-Gondia Praful Patel said that Congress's weak stand on UPA's prime ministerial nominee was one of the reasons for the its debacle in the recently-concluded general elections. Patel, who visited the region for the first time after election results were declared on May...
  • NCP leader Praful Patel elected to Rajya Sabha June 12, 2014

    Mumbai: Former Union Minister and senior Nationalist Congress Party leader Praful Patel has been elected to the Rajya Sabha. June 12 was the last date of withdrawal of papers for the polls, slated for June 19. Patel's was the only nomination, therefore he was declared elected, Vidhan Bhawan sources said. Patel...
  • NCP declares Praful Patel as its RS nominee June 2, 2014

    Mumbai: NCP on Monday named former union minister Praful Patel as its candidate for the Rajya Sabha election in Maharashtra slated for June 19. The decision to field Patel was taken at a meeting of the NCP Parliamentary Board here, party sources said. Patel will file his nomination on June 5. NCP...
  • Five sitting MLAs make it to 16th LS from Maharashtra May 17, 2014

    Mumbai: Five sitting MLAs from Maharashtra, including former Chief Minister Ashok Chavan, have made it to the 16th Lok Sabha from the state, which sends 48 members, the highest after Uttar Pradesh. Chavan, who is the sitting MLA from Bhokar Assembly segment, was the only solace for the Congress, which faced...
  • We are with the UPA, won't join NDA: NCP's Praful Patel May 14, 2014

    Congress ally, the NCP, has rubbished reports that it too is going to side with the NDA. "We are with the UPA, we have fought elections with the UPA. What I said yesterday is that whichever government is formed at the Centre should be stable for the good of the...
  • BJP may emerge as the single largest party, admits NCP's Praful Patel May 14, 2014

    New Delhi: Dismissing reports of an alliance with the National Democratic Alliance (NDA), Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) leader Praful Patel said the party has always been a part of the United Progressive Alliance (UPA) and will continue to maintain their alliance with the same. "It is laughable that such speculations...
  • A Billion Votes: Exit polls project NDA win, what next? May 13, 2014

    The post poll surveys have given the Bharatiya Janata Party-led National Democratic Alliance a clear mandate with mission 272 being well within its reach this Lok Sabha election. While the BJP has welcomed the polls and is confident of victory under the leadership of its Prime Ministerial candidate Narendra Modi,...
  • BJP keeping lines of communication open with regional players May 13, 2014

    Although the Bharatiya Janata Party is confident of crossing the mark of 272, it is keeping lines of communication open with regional players. The BJP wants more allies on board to allow passage of legislations in Parliament speedily. YSR Congress Chief Jagan Reddy has already mentioned he is not averse...
  • NCP wants stable, decisive government, says Praful Patel May 13, 2014

    New Delhi: Expecting the BJP to emerge as the single largest party, key UPA ally NCP on Tuesday said the country should have a "stable" government which will "decisively govern" for the next five years. Senior party leader and Union Minister Praful Patel said the people's mandate has to be respected...
  • No question of Praful Patel joining the BJP: NCP May 13, 2014

    The NCP has brushed aside rumours of senior leader Praful Patel joining the BJP. Speaking to CNN-IBN's Shawan Sen, NCP leader Nawab Malik blamed the BJP of spreading baseless rumours about Patel. "These kind of rumours are being created by the BJP and now this mischievous rumour is created by...
  • Gopinath Munde rubbishes talk of Praful Patel joining BJP May 11, 2014

    Shirdi: Senior BJP leader Gopinath Munde on Sunday dismissed speculation that Union Minister and NCP stalwart Praful Patel was on his way to the saffron party. Talking to reporters here, Munde said there was "no place" for Patel in BJP. He alleged that NCP chief (Sharad Pawar) was behind these...
  • Praful Patel denies reports of him joining the BJP May 10, 2014

    New Delhi: Union Minister and Nationalist Congress Party leader Praful Patel on Saturday denied reports of him joining the Bharatiya Janata Party. There were reports in the media that Patel may join the saffron party. Earlier, Patel had opposed the government's move to name a judge in BJP' prime ministerial candidate...
  • Japan joins India in race to host FIFA Club World Cup May 9, 2014

    In the race to host the FIFA Club World Cup in 2015 and 2016, India will face tough competition from Japan as the Asian heavyweight has also expressed interest in organising the prestigious tournaments. All India Football Federation president Praful Patel on Thursday met FIFA President Sepp Blatter, secretary general Jerome...
  • Modi snooping case: NCP, NC oppose Centre's move to appoint judge ahead of LS poll results May 4, 2014

    New Delhi: In a major embarrassment to the Congress, key allies the Nationalist Congress Party and the National Conference have opposed the government's move to name a judge in BJP' prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi snooping case ahead of May 16. NCP leader Praful Patel said, "The NCP is not for...
  • Meet Madhav Agasti, the man who makes politicians look stylish April 23, 2014

    Mumbai: The 2014 Lok Sabha election is not only well about crafted speeches but also a well crafted look for our political leaders. Mumbai based Madhav Agasti is the man whom politicians flock to, when they need a cutting edge look. He helps politicians to look apart. "I am working...
  • Lok Sabha poll: 56 per cent polling in ten LS seats in Maharashtra till 5 pm April 10, 2014

    Nagpur: About 56 per cent voting was reported in the ten Lok Sabha constituencies of Vidarbha region of Maharashtra till 5 pm on Thursday, Election Commission sources said. The percentage is likely to go up as the polling was scheduled to end at 6 pm. The constituency-wise percentages till 5 pm...
  • Praful Patel scores low on on MPs performance card April 1, 2014

    Union Minister Praful Patel's overall rating as an MP is below the average. The survey has been done by CNN-IBN and ADR. Patel, MP from Bhandara-Gondiya in Maharashtra scored 5.4 on accessibility and trustworthiness. Nationalist Congress Party leader and Minister for Heavy Industries & Public Enterprises, Patel is a four time...
  • LS polls: Praful Patel, Gadkari, Anjali Damania file nominations March 22, 2014

    NCP leader and Union minister Praful Patel, former BJP national president Nitin Gadkari, AAP leader Anjali Damanai and Maharashtra minister Shivajirao Moghe were among those who filed nominations for Lok Sabha polls in Vidarbha region on Saturday. Saturday was the last day for filing of papers for the constituencies where voting...
  • Muttemwar, Wasnik, Navneet among 77 who file nominations March 22, 2014

    Former Minister of State and seven-term MP Vilas Muttemwar, former minister Mukul Wasnik, Maharashtra Minister Sanjay Deotale, actor-turned-politician Navneet Rana were among the 77 candidates who filed their nominations for the April 10 Lok Sabha polls in Vidarbha region on the penultimate day. Veteran pro-Vidarbha leader Jambuwantrao Dhote also filed the...
  • Bhargava's 'Descent of Air India' pulped, reappears as E-book March 12, 2014

    New Delhi: Former Air India director Jitendra Bhargava's controversial book 'Descent of Air India' will be available on Kindle from today. After its publisher Bloomsbury decided to withdraw all copies from the market, Jitendra Bhargava had vowed to make it accessible to readers in the form of a self published...
  • Praful Patel, Bhujbal among NCP's 18 LS nominees from Maharashtra February 27, 2014

    New Delhi: Union minister Praful Patel and Maharashtra minister Chhagan Bhujbal, who is NCP's OBC face, are among 18 candidates announced by the party on Thursday for Lok Sabha polls in Maharashtra. Anand Paranjape, who is the sitting member of Shiv Sena from Kalyan-Dombivali, is now the NCP nominee from...
  • BJP questions Pawar's u-turn on Modi, calls it political opportunism February 23, 2014

    New Delhi: A day after Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) Chief Sharad Pawar raked up the 2002 Gujarat riots and questioned Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi's development claims, Bharatiya Janata party (BJP) has hit back accusing Pawar of psuedo-secularism. "He is secular or has pretended to be secular for four...
  • Maharashtra: Congress, NCP to contest 26, 22 Lok Sabha seats respectively February 11, 2014

    Mumbai: With just two months left for the Lok Sabha elections, Congress met its ally Nationalist Congress Party on Monday and decided on the number of seats to contest from Maharashtra. The Congress will contest on 26 seats while the NCP will field its candidates for 22 seats in Maharashtra. The seat...
  • Lok Sabha polls: Congress-NCP seat sharing talks on Monday February 9, 2014

    New Delhi: Seat sharing talks between the Congress and the NCP for the Lok Sabha elections will be held in the national capital on Monday. The talks are expected to be held between Sharad Pawar and Praful Patel one one hand, and Ahmed Patel and AK Antony on the other. Sources...
  • Talks on with Congress, seat sharing to be decided in 10 days: Pawar February 2, 2014

    Mumbai: Days after National Congress Party leader Praful Patel slammed its ally Congress for not giving the party clear indications on the seat sharing for the 2014 Lok Sabha polls, party chief Sharad Pawar clarified that talks are on with the Congress. "Seat sharing with INC to be resolved in...
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  • A Billion Votes: Should serving police officers join politics? January 31, 2014

    Satyapal Singh, who resigned as the Mumbai Police Commissioner on Friday, has admitted that he has offers from political parties. He, however, told CNN-IBN that he is yet undecided on joining any party. Speculation is rife that he is likely to contest the Lok Sabha elections on a BJP ticket. ...
  • Parties do tussle over seats before polls: Congress January 31, 2014

    After National Congress Party leader Praful Patel hit out at the Congress for not giving them any clarity on seat sharing, the latter maintained that everything was fine between the two allies. "The alliance between Congress and NCP has worked for the Centre and the state government in the past,...
  • NCP, BJP hit back at AAP over its 'corrupt' leaders list January 31, 2014

    New Delhi: It seems the Aam Aadmi Party and its government in Delhi has made it a habit to court controversies. Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Friday read out names of what he claimed was a list of India's "most corrupt" leaders and should be defeated in the coming...