Sharad Pawar

  • Modi wave fuels BJP, Congress-NCP put up good fight in Maharashtra 16-04-2014 01:47 PM

    Mumbai: Nineteen Lok Sabha constituencies in Maharashtra are voting on April 17. 6 seats in Marathwada, 10 Western in Maharashtra, 1 in Konkan and 2 in Northern Maharashtra will be voting on Thursday. The entire Vidarbha region has already voted on April 10. Maharashtra has 48 Lok Sabha seats. The...
  • Pawar's dig at Modi, someone is 'dreaming' of becoming Hitler 13-04-2014 11:20 PM

    New Delhi: NCP supremo Sharad Pawar on Sunday stepped up his attack on Narendra Modi, saying the BJP Prime Ministerial candidate is "dreaming" of becoming Hitler and asked people to foil his "attempt" in the Lok Sabha polls. "Someone is dreaming to become Hitler in this country. We shouldn't allow...
  • Pawar sacks NCP leader on refusal to campaign for Nilesh Rane 13-04-2014 06:55 PM

    Sindhudurg: Cracking the whip, NCP chief Sharad Pawar on Sunday removed the district unit president Bala Bhise for defying the party diktat to campaign for Congress candidate from Sindhudurg-Ratnagiri constituency Nilesh Rane and put sitting MLA Deepak Kesarkar on notice. Pawar announced his decision to replace Bhise with Victor Danteus...
  • NCP releases poll manifesto, opposes Uniform Civil Code 07-04-2014 04:20 PM

    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...
  • Sharad Pawar takes a dig at Modi, calls him a groom in a hurry 05-04-2014 11:20 PM

    Union Agriculture Minister Sharad Pawar on Saturday took a dig at Narendra Modi saying the BJP's PM nominee is a "groom in hurry" who has declared himself victorious even before the people's mandate is out. "Modi is a groom in a hurry. He is is behaving as if he has...
  • Raj working to build party, Uddhav got it on a platter: Pawar 02-04-2014 09:27 PM

    Alibaug: NCP president Sharad Pawar on Wednesday made light of Uddhav Thackeray's remarks that his bid to join NDA was foiled and lavished praise on the Shiv Sena president's estranged cousin, MNS chief Raj Thackeray. "I feel pity (over Uddhav's statement)," Pawar said, speaking to reporters, after addressing a rally...
  • How can people trust Modi, asks Pawar 02-04-2014 03:35 PM

    Launching a blistering attack on BJP Prime ministerial candidate, NCP chief and Union Minister Sharad Pawar on Wednesday sought to know how could people trust Narendra Modi, who did not even meet the family of a Congress MP who was allegedly burnt near the Gujarat capital. "When Modi was Chief...
  • EC expresses displeasure over Sharad Pawar's ink remark 01-04-2014 10:34 PM

    New Delhi: The Election Commission on Tuesday expressed its "displeasure" over Union Minister Sharad Pawar's ink remark and asked him to be careful in future and ensure that he did not violate the Model Code of Conduct. In its order on Pawar's call to his supporters asking them to vote...
  • Uddhav's claim of stopping my entry into NDA 'joke of the year': Pawar 01-04-2014 06:19 PM

    Mumbai: Agriculture Minister and NCP chief Sharad Pawar on Tuesday trashed Shiv Sena leader Uddhav Thackeray's claim that he blocked his entry into the NDA, dubbing it the "joke of the year" made out of "frustration". "I will say this is the joke of the year," Pawar retorted sharply, reacting...
  • BSP candidate Haji Yakub calls Narendra Modi 'country's most cruel barbarian' 31-03-2014 02:45 PM

    Making a no-holds-barred attack on BJP's Prime Ministerial candidate, NCP chief Sharad Pawar said Narendra Modi needs to be "treated in a mental hospital" for talking "rubbish", while a BSP candidate termed the Gujarat Chief Minister as a "barbarian". With election fever at its peak, the Maratha strongman made the...
  • EGoM okays Rs 352 cr relief for 4 states to replant horti crops 31-03-2014 02:18 PM

    New Delhi: The Centre will provide Rs 352 crore assistance to farmers for replanting horticultural crops that were hit by untimely rains and hailstorms early this month in Maharashtra, Madhya Pradesh, Karnataka and Rajasthan, a government source said on Monday. That apart, the Centre has decided to release Rs 92...
  • LS polls: No room for Sharad Pawar in NDA fold, says Uddhav Thackeray 31-03-2014 02:02 PM

    Mumbai: Shiv Sena president Uddhav Thackeray on Monday said there is no room for NCP chief Sharad Pawar in the NDA fold and he is confident that even after elections the alliance would not require his support. "Myself, Gopinath Munde, Ramdas Athavale and Raju Shetty opposed Pawar's entry in the...
  • Pawar says Modi should be treated at a mental hospital, BJP hits back 31-03-2014 10:18 AM

    Mumbai: A day after Bharatiya Janata Party PM candidate Narendra Modi criticised Agriculture Minister Sharad Pawar over the state of the hailstorm hit farmers in Maharashtra, Pawar has hit back. Pawar said that Modi needs to be treated in a mental hospital for talking rubbish. "Modi must have deranged as...
  • Narendra Modi needs to be treated at a mental hospital: Sharad Pawar 31-03-2014 07:59 AM

    Jalna: In a scathing attack, NCP chief Sharad Pawar on Sunday said Narendra Modi needs to be "treated in a mental hospital for talking rubbish". "Modi must have deranged as he talks rubbish things and he needs to be treated in a mental hospital," the Union Agriculture Minister said at...
  • LS polls: Modi slams Sharad Pawar for farmers' suicides in Amravati 30-03-2014 04:20 PM

    Targeting Maratha strongman Sharad Pawar in the farmers' suicide belt of Amravati, Narendra Modi on Sunday said the Agriculture Minister has time to talk on cricket but has been "unable to save" farmers. He said Pawar has done little to save the farmers in the belt, which has seen a...
  • Modi blames Sharad Pawar for farmers' suicides in Maharashtra 30-03-2014 02:06 PM

    Amravati: Targeting Agriculture Minister Sharad Pawar in the farmers' suicide belt of Amravati in Maharashtra, Narendra Modi on said the Maharashtra strongman has the time to talk on cricket but has been "unable to save" farmers. He said Pawar has done little to save the farmers in the belt, which...
  • Sharad Pawar frustrated as his PM dream not coming true: Munde 29-03-2014 09:15 PM

    Mumbai: Senior BJP leader Gopinath Munde on Saturday said that NCP chief and Agriculture Minister Sharad Pawar has been harbouring ambition to become prime minister since long and is now venting his "frustration" by attacking Narendra Modi. "Since last several years, I have been hearing that he (Pawar) is going...
  • Sharad Pawar defends Ashok Chavan, says Adarsh not a scam 28-03-2014 01:20 PM

    New Delhi: NCP chief Sharad Pawar might land himself into more trouble with his remark on the Adarsh Housing Society scam. Speaking to CNN-IBN, the 73-year-old sought to give a clean chit to Ashok Chavan, Congress leader and former Maharashtra chief minister, saying that "allotting a flat to a close...
  • Sharad Pawar mocks Modi, questions his 'knowledge' of history 25-03-2014 08:14 PM

    NCP chief Sharad Pawar on Tuesday took a dig at Narendra Modi over his public gaffes and said BJP's PM nominee lacked accurate knowledge of history of the country. Addressing a joint rally organised in support of Congress and NCP candidates, namely Union Home Minister Sushilkumar Shinde and Vijaysinh Mohite-Patil,...
  • Let judiciary decide if Modi is guilty or not, says NCP's Supriya Sule 25-03-2014 09:45 AM

    Mumbai: One of the young leaders in the fray, Nationalist Congress Party MP Supriya Sule, who is seeking re-election for the 16th Lok Sabha, insists that Narendra Modi should no more be cornered for the 2002 Gujarat riots when the judiciary has given him a clean chit. In an exclusive...
  • EC tells Sharad Pawar to explain his 'ink' remark by Thursday 24-03-2014 08:59 PM

    New Delhi: The Election Commission said that NCP chief and Agriculture Minister Sharad Pawar has violated the Model Code of Conduct by his 'ink' remark. The Commission said that Pawar has to explain his remark by 5pm on Thursday failing which a decision will be taken without further reference to...
  • Sharad Pawar `sailing in two boats', alleges Abu Azmi 24-03-2014 08:41 PM

    Targeting the Union Agriculture Minister and NCP chief Sharad Pawar, Samajwadi Party leader Abu Azmi on Monday accused him of "sailing in two boats simultaneously". He also said that minority communities should keep it in mind that voting for NCP was tantamount to voting for the BJP-NDA. Addressing a press...
  • Maharashtra EC asks for copy of Sharad Pawar's 'bogus voting' remark on a CD 24-03-2014 09:25 AM

    Mumbai: NCP chief Sharad Pawar is in trouble over his remark bogus voting remark. The Maharashtra Election Commission has now asked for a copy of his remark on a CD. This came after Bharatiya Janata Party's Kirit Somaiya wrote to the Election Commission asking it to probe Sharad Pawar's comments...
  • Pawar downplays 'bogus voting' remark, says he was misinterpreted 23-03-2014 09:22 PM

    Mumbai: Union Minister and NCP chief Sharad Pawar on Sunday stoked a controversy when he asked his party workers to take advantage of the multi-phase polling in the state by "voting twice" but later sought to temper his remarks saying they were made in a "lighter vein". Pawar, during the...
  • AAP to move EC against Pawar over his voting remark 23-03-2014 07:40 PM

    Condemning Union Agriculture Minister and NCP chief Sharad Pawar's statement asking his party workers to "vote twice" in upcoming polls, the AAP said it would write to the Election Commission recommending strict action against the politician. "Aam Admi Party will write to the Election Commission and ask them to take...
  • Congress, NCP announce alliance in Goa 23-03-2014 05:41 PM

    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....
  • Sharad Pawar asks party workers to vote twice in Lok Sabha polls 23-03-2014 03:48 PM

    Navi Mumbai: Union Minister and NCP chief Sharad Pawar stroked a controversy by asking his party workers to take advantage of the multi-phase polling in the state by voting twice, first at their hometowns and then at places of work. "Last time (in 2009), the polling in Satara and Mumbai...
  • Overconfidence could harm BJP in LS polls: Pawar 20-03-2014 02:17 PM

    New Delhi: Narendra Modi-led BJP could suffer in the Lok Sabha polls due to "overconfidence" as its campaign is going on the lines of its 2004 "India shining" slogan, NCP chief and Union Agriculture Minister Sharad Pawar said on Thursday. Pawar, a prominent leader in the Congress-led UPA, told PTI...
  • Goa: NCP leaders to meet Pawar over tie-up with Congress 19-03-2014 06:13 PM

    Congress and NCP leaders are keeping their fingers crossed over the future of alliance in Goa even though both the parties have already announced their nominees for two seats the state sends to Lok Sabha. Congress and NCP have been contesting elections in the coastal state in alliance. However, both...
  • As Pawar denies crop damage, 2 Maharashtra farmers commit suicide 19-03-2014 05:02 PM

    Mumbai: Two farmers reportedly committed suicide in the Beed and Parbhani districts of Maharashtra on Wednesday. The suicides came on a day when Agriculture Minister Sharad Pawar, in an exclusive interview to CNN-IBN, downplayed the issue of crop damage - the prime reason behind the suicides. "Entire India is not...