AJIT PAWAR

  • Maharashtra polls: Raj Thackeray tops online popularity as Chavan, Fadnavis trail October 14, 2014

    Mumbai: As the state gets ready for a four-cornered electoral test on Wednesday, Maharashtra Navnirman Sena (MNS) chief Raj Thackeray has emerged as the most popular politician online, according to a study. "Raj Thackeray has emerged as the most popular leader online leaving behind Shiv Sena leader Uddhav Thackrey," Google...
  • Maharashtra polls: Police seize cash stashed in Ajit Pawar's vehicle October 8, 2014

    Parbhani: Maharashtra Police have seized Rs.4.85 lakh from a car allegedly belonging to senior Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) leader and former state deputy chief minister Ajit Pawar, an official said here Wednesday. The police also seized some visiting cards and clothes of Pawar from the intercepted vehicle along with the cash...
  • Chavan's decisions will be probed if NCP comes to power: Ajit Pawar October 1, 2014

    Mumbai: Taking on Congress after their bitter split, NCP leader Ajit Pawar on Wednesday said some decisions taken by former Maharashtra Chief Minister Prithviraj Chavan will be probed if his party came to power after the polls and ruled out any post-election truck with his estranged ally. The former Deputy Chief...
  • Maharashtra: NCP broke alliance with Congress as it was cosying up to BJP, says Prithviraj Chavan September 28, 2014

    Mumbai: Even as the Union Cabinet recommended President's Rule in poll-bound Maharashtra after Chief Minister Prithviraj Chavan resigned following the end of the 15-year-old Congress-NCP alliance in the state, Chavan blamed the NCP for the breakup. In an exclusive interview to CNN-IBN, Chavan claimed that the NCP broke the...
  • Maharashtra needs 'dynamic governance', says NCP's Ajit Pawar September 26, 2014

    Pune: In an oblique reference to the alleged slow pace of Maharashtra Chief Minister Prithviraj Chavan's administration, NCP leader Ajit Pawar who kicked off his poll campaign on Friday, said the state needs "dynamic governance". Alluding to Prithviraj Chavan's much publicised retort to the Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) that he would...
  • Maharashtra Elections: Offered more seats to NCP but they remained adamant, claims Congress September 25, 2014

    Mumbai: After the Nationalist Congress Party on Thursday announced to call off its ties with the Congress, the ruling party in the state said that although they offered ten more seats to the NCP, they latter was adamant to fight on 144 seats and were also demanding an equal share...
  • Maharashtra elections: Congress, NCP seat-sharing talks inconclusive September 23, 2014

    Mumbai: The Congress and National Congress Party held talks to try and iron out their differences over seat sharing for Maharashtra Assembly elections. The Congress said that the first round of meeting on Tuesday morning was inconclusive. Senior Congress leader Narayan Rane told reporters that the two sides have decided to meet...
  • Don't hit below the belt, rake up old issue: Ajit Pawar September 21, 2014

    Mumbai: Ahead of the Maharashtra Assembly elections, Deputy Chief Minister and NCP leader Ajit Pawar on Sunday took to the Facebook to make an appeal that his political rivals and media should not hit "below the belt" and rake up old issues. Pawar, who came in for intensive flak for his...
  • Maharashtra polls: Congress warns NCP of contesting alone if it remains stubborn September 20, 2014

    Mumbai: The tussle over seat sharing continues to rock Maharashtra Assembly elections as the Congress has on Saturday warned the National Congress Party that it may go alone in the state polls. The decision came during the Congress Chief Election Committee meet which was discussing candidates for elections. Congress leader...
  • Maharashtra polls: Decision to contest for 144 seats a justified demand, says NCP September 19, 2014

    Mumbai: Ahead of the Maharashtra Assembly elections, seat sharing has emerged as a contentious for the CongressNCP alliance as well. The National Congress Party said that its decision to contest for 144 seats was a justified demand and even threatened to break the alliance. Justifying his demand for equal seat...
  • 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: 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...
  • Maharashtra government writes to Centre to acquire Dr BR Ambedkar's London accommodation September 15, 2014

    Mumbai: The Maharashtra government has written to the Centre expressing its wish to acquire a residential property in London where Dr Bhim Rao Ambedkar lived while studying at the London School of Economics in 192122. The 2,050 square feet property on King Henry's Road, London is up for auction with an...
  • Maharashtra: Not in the race for CM's post, says NCP leader Supriya Sule September 13, 2014

    Mumbai: NCP leader and MP Supriya Sule on Saturday said that she was not in the race for the post of Maharashtra Chief Minister. "I am not contesting the assembly elections and am not in the race for the Chief Minister's post," Sule said in an interaction at an event...
  • 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...
  • Conspiracy to defame NCP: Malik on plea against Ajit Pawar August 23, 2014

    Mumbai: Reacting to state anticorruption bureau's request to the government for sanction to initiate 'open inquiry' against the Deputy Chief Minister Ajit Pawar and former minister Sunil Tatkare, the NCP on Friday said it was an attempt to defame the party and its leaders. ACB on Friday sought permission for open...
  • Pune landslide: Maharashtra CM Prithviraj Chavan visits the site July 30, 2014

    Pune: Maharashtra Chief Minister Prithviraj Chavan visited the site of landslide at Malin village in Ambegaon tehsil of Pune district on Wednesday evening and reviewed the rescue operation undertaken by NDRF and other agencies. Chavan, accompanied by Deputy Chief Minister Ajit Pawar, inquired about the treatment being given to the...
  • Party chiefs of NCP, Congress to decide on seat sharing: Ajit Pawar July 27, 2014

    Nagpur: Reiterating NCP's demand for 144 seats in the upcoming Maharashtra Assembly polls, Deputy Chief Minister Ajit Pawar on Monday said the final decision on party's seat sharing with Congress will be taken by the chiefs of both the parties soon. "During the recent seat sharing meeting, the NCP has asserted...
  • BJP demands independent CBI, ED probe into irrigation scam June 18, 2014

    Pune: The BJP has demanded an independent investigation by the CBI and the Enforcement Directorate (ED) into alleged irregular financial transactions worth Rs 20,000 crore which fell outside the scope of the Chitale Committee, which probed the irrigation scam in Maharashtra. Accusing Maharashtra Chief Minister Prithviraj Chavan of shielding then...
  • Maharashtra government announces 50 pc waiver in power dues for farmers June 13, 2014

    Mumbai: Giving respite to farmers who are unable to pay off heavy electricity dues, government on Friday announced to give 50 per cent waiver to those who will pay half the amount of total dues. "Farmers who have paid, or will pay, half the amount of their total power dues...
  • 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...
  • Maharashtra: Prithviraj Chavan, Ajit Pawar under pressure to resign May 19, 2014

    Mumbai: The Maharashtra wing of the Congress is grappling with its massive defeat in the state. The CongressNCP alliance contested 27 seats in the state and won only six seats. The Congress on its own won only two seats. Among those who lost were former Home Minister Sushil Kumar Shinde, who lost...
  • Pawar meets Congress, NCP leaders from Maharashtra May 11, 2014

    Mumbai: Union Agriculture Minister and NCP chief Sharad Pawar on Sunday met leaders of the ruling NCP and Congress alliance in Maharashtra to discuss the political situation ahead of the Lok Sabha election results, and the preparations for the Assembly elections. Maharashtra Assembly polls are due later in 2014....
  • FIR against Pawar for allegedly threatening people to vote for Sule April 20, 2014

    Mumbai: An FIR has been registered against NCP leader and Maharashtra Deputy CM Ajit Pawar for allegedly threatening farmers to vote for his cousin Supriya Sule. The FIR was filed after the AAP candidate from Baramati, Suresh Khopde, submitted an audio recording where Pawar allegedly told villagers at a rally...
  • Ajit Pawar did not hold any public meeting: Police April 20, 2014

    Pune: Maharashtra Deputy Chief Minister Ajit Pawar was on Saturday given a clean chit by the police in connection with holding a public meeting ahead of polling for the second phase on April 17 in which he allegedly threatened residents of a village in the Baramati constituency to vote for...
  • EC seeks report on Ajit Pawar's alleged threat to voters April 19, 2014

    New Delhi: Maharashtra Deputy Chief Minister Ajit Pawar could be in trouble as the the Election Commission is awaiting a report from the state Chief Electoral Officer over his reported remarks threatening voters with snapping of water supply if they did not vote for his cousin Supriya Sule. "Yes, we are...
  • Sharad Pawar has grabbed farmers lands: Uddhav April 18, 2014

    Nashik: Training his guns at NCP chief Sharad Pawar, Shiv Sena president Uddhav Thackeray on Friday accused the Union Agriculture Minister of grabbing farmers' lands. "Pawar is highly corrupt. He has been grabbing agricultural lands of farmers in Baramati, his home town," Thackeray alleged. The Sena chief was speaking in...
  • Congress, its allies threatening people to get votes: BJP April 18, 2014

    New Delhi: Taking a jibe at Maharashtra Deputy Chief Minister Ajit Pawar for allegedly threatening villagers and telling them to vote for his cousin and NCP leader Supriya Sule, BJP leader Smriti Irani said the Congress and its allies are making such statements to get votes. "Congress and its allies...
  • Ajit Pawar allegedly threatened people to vote for Sule, AAP complains April 18, 2014

    Mumbai: The Aam Aadmi Party candidate from Baramati Suresh Khopde has filed a complaint with the police on the basis of a video that allegedly shows Maharashtra Deputy Chief Minister Ajit Pawar threatening villagers and telling them to vote for his cousin Supriya Sule. Ajit Pawar is allegedly heard in...