Sharad Pawar

  • Sonia rejects Pawar's remark that Congress responsible for breakup 18 hours 12 minutes ago

    Jammu: Congress president Sonia Gandhi on Tuesday rejected NCP chief Sharad Pawar's remark that her party was responsible for ending their 15-year-old alliance over seat-sharing in Maharashtra. "The reason for it (severing of ties) was not us, not me, not Rahul, not Congress," Gandhi told reporters here when asked about Pawar's...
  • PM ripping time due to media management: Pawar on Modi US speeches 20 hours 36 minutes ago

    The NCP leader and former union minister talking exclusively to Network 18 said that conditions in US was favorable to PM Modi. ...
  • Maharashtra elections: Sharad Pawar doesn't rule out post-poll alliance with Congress, says won't go with BJP 22 hours 12 minutes ago

    Mumbai: Nationalist Congress Party President Sharad Pawar refuted all rumours of forming an alliance with the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) in poll-bound Maharashtra. Speaking exclusively to Network18, Pawar said, "NCP will prefer a secular formation. There is no question of going with the BJP." The NCP parted ways with Congress in...
  • Maharashtra polls: Prithviraj Chavan lacked coalition mindset, says Sharad Pawar 23 hours 54 minutes ago

    Pune: Firing a salvo at his estranged ally Prithviraj Chavan, NCP President Sharad Pawar has criticised the former Congress chief minister for not having a "coalition mindset" and accused him of indulging in "diversionary tactics". Stepping up his attack on the Congress, Pawar said, "The previous Congress chief ministers who led...
  • NCP, Congress parted ways due to significant differences: Sharad Pawar 4 days ago

    New Delhi: Significant differences on "critical issues" forced NCP to take "bold" step of ending the 15-year-old alliance with Congress in Maharashtra, party chief Sharad Pawar on Friday said. The Maratha strongman also said that his party would seek support of "other secular parties" for the assmebly polls in October. In a...
  • Sharad Pawar to seek creation of new Malegaon district in Maharashtra 6 days ago

    Malegaon: Former Union Minister Sharad Pawar has stressed on the need to carve a new minority district of Malegaon out of Nashik for proper development of the powerloom town. "The bifurcation of Nashik district has been delayed for past many years, but now we will try our best to create a...
  • Aditya Verma trying to convince Sharad Pawar for BCCI elections September 19, 2014

    Mumbai: The petitioner in the IPL6 spotfixing case, Aditya Verma, on Friday said he is trying to convince Mumbai Cricket Association (MCA) President Sharad Pawar to contest for the Cricket Board's presidential elections. "I feel this is the right time for Mr. Pawar to take us out of this mess and...
  • Amit Shah slams Sharad Pawar on corruption, promises Shivaji era in Maharashtra September 18, 2014

    Pune: Even as the deadlock over sharing of seats between Shiv Sena and his party for the Maharashtra Assembly elections continued, BJP president Amit Shah on Wednesday chose to train his guns on NCP chief Sharad Pawar, accusing him of "institutionalising corruption and destroying the system". In a scathing attack on...
  • Maharashtra: Ajit hints at NCP staking claim for CM post September 18, 2014

    Mumbai: Indicating that NCP might stake a claim for the post of chief minister if it emerged as the singlelargest party in Assembly elections, party leader Ajit Pawar on Thursday said that it will not repeat the "mistakes" it had committed after 2004 elections. The NCP in polls that year had...
  • NCP's demand for 144 seats in Maharashtra polls justified, says Ajit Pawar September 18, 2014

    Mumbai: Justifying his demand for equal seat sharing, Maharashtra Deputy Chief Minister Ajit Pawar on Thursday said that past mistakes will not be repeated if NCP emerges as the singlelargest party, as it did in 2004 assembly polls. To a question on whether he would be the chief ministerial candidate,...
  • Maharashtra: Ramdas Athawale claims Sharad Pawar invited him to join hands with NCP September 18, 2014

    Mumbai: As major political coalitions in Maharashtra continue to squabble over seat sharing for the October 15 Assembly elections, attempts at poaching the rivals are afoot with RPI(A) leader Ramdas Athawale on Thursday claiming he was invited by NCP chief Sharad Pawar to join hands with his party. RPI(A) is a...
  • Maharashtra: Dilemmas of CongressNCP, Shiv SenaBJP alliance, must stick together for power September 17, 2014

    For the first time in the history of assembly election, both the CongressNCP combine and the BJPShiv Sena alliance are exerting maximum pressure to get more seats to contest. Even though both the combines know that the alliance has to continue, still the parties are engaging in unnecessary public fight...
  • Maharashtra: Seatsharing formula will be finalised soon, says Sharad Pawar September 15, 2014

    Kolhapur: NCP president Sharad Pawar on Monday said that his party and Congress would soon finalise the seatsharing arrangement, and would contest the coming Assembly polls in Maharashtra jointly. The decision will be taken once Congress president Sonia Gandhi returned from abroad, Pawar said, adding that...
  • Maharashtra: 9 independent legislators join NCP; party firm on 144 seats September 15, 2014

    Mumbai: In a preelection boost to the NCP, nine independent legislators, including a minister, on Monday joined the party which said it was firm on contesting 144 out of the total 288 Assembly seats in Maharashtra going to the polls next month. Deputy Chief Minister Ajit Pawar said that the ball...
  • Sharad Pawar launches NCP's poll campaign for Maharashtra September 6, 2014

    Mumbai: NCP president Sharad Pawar on Saturday launched his party's campaign for the Maharashtra Assembly polls, expressing hope that the people would "elect us for the fourth consecutive term." "There was talk of "a wave" in the country during the Lok Sabha polls. However, the results of Lok Sabha polls and...
  • Mumbai: ColabaBandraSeepz metro work set to get rolling in just 14 months August 25, 2014

    Mumbai: Work on the muchawaited Rs 23,136 crore ColabaBandraSeepz underground metro corridor is set to take off, little over a year after getting nod from the Centre. Maharashtra Chief Minister Prithviraj Chavan will lay the foundation stone for the project tomorrow, paving the way for commencement of work as the...
  • Congress, NCP will fight Maharashtra Assembly polls together: Pawar August 6, 2014

    New Delhi: The Congress and NCP will fight the Assembly polls in Maharashtra together, NCP leader Sharad Pawar announced on Wednesday after a meeting with Congress President Sonia Gandhi to discuss the issue of seatsharing. With Assembly elections in Maharashtra just a few months away, the meeting assumes significance as...
  • Seatsharing decision rests with me and Sonia Gandhi: Sharad Pawar July 27, 2014

    Mumbai: Nationalist Congress Party President Sharad Pawar on Saturday told party leaders of Maharashtra unit that the decision on seat sharing for the Assembly polls would be taken by him and Congress President Sonia Gandhi. Pawar met the state party leaders late Saturday evening to discuss the ongoing talks with the...
  • Corruption charges against politicians often baseless: NCP July 4, 2014

    Nashik: Nationalist Congress Party MP Supriya Sule on Friday said that a party cannot take action against its partymen facing corruption charges, till they are proved so, as allegations are often "baseless". Sule responding to queries on corruption charges leveled against NCP leaders, including party chief and her father Sharad Pawar,...
  • NCP to hold rallies to pepup partymen for Maharashtra Assembly polls July 3, 2014

    Mumbai: The NCP, which received a drubbing in the recent Lok Sabha elections, on Thursday said that it is organising rallies across Maharashtra in order to "reenergise" party cadres ahead of the upcoming state Assembly polls. "We are organising rallies and meetings with our party workers across Maharashtra to encourage...
  • Sharad Pawar meets PM to discuss poor monsoon situation June 30, 2014

    New Delhi: NCP chief Sharad Pawar on Monday met Prime Minister Narendra Modi in the wake of poor monsoon so far in the country and sought urgent measures to tackle the situation. According to sources, the former union agriculture minister informed the Prime Minister about the poor rainfall situation in SouthWestern...
  • Sunil Tatkare is Maharashtra NCP chief June 25, 2014

    Mumbai: Senior leader and Maharashtra minister Sunil D Tatkare was on Wednesday unanimously elected the new president of the Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) in the state. Outgoing chief Bhaskar Jadhav proposed Tatkare's name and executive president Jitendra Awhad seconded it. This was unanimously approved at the party's executive committee meeting. Hailing from...
  • NCP won't field nominee against Munde family for LS bypoll: Sharad Pawar June 21, 2014

    Mumbai: NCP will not field any candidate for Beed Lok Sabha bypoll if BJP were to field a member of Gopinath Munde's family, Sharad Pawar said on Saturday. He was speaking at an all party condolence meeting for Munde, former Union minister, who passed away after a road accident on...
  • Maharashtra CM Chavan likely to be replaced, NCP keen on Shinde June 19, 2014

    Mumbai: With Assembly elections in Maharashtra scheduled later in the year, Chief Minister Prithviraj Chavan is likely to face the brunt of the Congress's poll debacle in the Lok Sabha elections. According to sources, Chavan might have to step down from his post of Chief Minister. The Nationalist Congress Party...
  • NCP in favour of alliance with likeminded parties: Nawab Malik June 19, 2014

    Mumbai: NCP on Thursday said that it favoured alliance with all likeminded, secular parties to contest the Maharashtra Assembly elections scheduled later this year. "NCP is open to explore the option of aligning with likeminded, secular parties. Our leaders will start talks with such parties soon," party spokesman Nawab Malik...
  • Maharashtra to shut down 44 toll plazas June 9, 2014

    Mumbai: In an important decision ahead of the Assembly polls, the Maharashtra government on Monday announced closure of 44 toll plazas, a move that comes in the backdrop of protests over levy of road tax in the State. The announcement was made by Deputy Chief Minister Ajit Pawar, while replying to...
  • Communal fever spreading after BJP took over at Centre: Sharad Pawar June 8, 2014

    Mumbai: In an apparent reference to the murder of a software professional in Pune, allegedly by activists linked to a right wing Hindu outfit, NCP President Sharad Pawar on Sunday said that "certain ideologies" were emboldened to spread communal fever after BJPled NDA took over the reins of power at...
  • Watch: Top BJP, Opposition leaders pay homage to Gopinath Munde June 3, 2014

    Leaders across party lines paid homage to Rural development Minister Gopinath Munde, who died in a road accident in Delhi. NCP chief Sharad Pawar and Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi joined top BJP leaders at the BJP headquarters in paying homage to Munde. ...
  • Sharad Pawar seeks more Assembly seats for NCP in Maharashtra May 23, 2014

    Mumbai: NCP chief Sharad Pawar on Friday said that his party should get more seats to contest in the Assembly elections in Maharashtra as the position of ally Congress has weakened in the state, as evident from the Lok Sabha results. "Last time, when we got less seats than Congress in...
  • After rout in LS polls, Cong, NCP discuss Maharashtra Assembly poll plan May 21, 2014

    Mumbai: After suffering a rout in the Lok Sabha elections in Maharashtra, Congress and NCP leaders met in Mumbai on Tuesday night to deliberate on their plan of action to face the crucial Assembly polls later this year. NCP President Sharad Pawar, Chief Minister Prithviraj Chavan, his deputy Ajit Pawar and...