Nationalist Congress Party

  • 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...
  • Either BJP or Congress will emerge as single largest party: Pawar 03-04-2014 12:31 PM

    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 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 behind Saturday attack on party office: AAP 23-02-2014 08:02 PM

    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...
  • Sharad Pawar wanted to join the NDA, says BJP leader Gopinath Munde 10-02-2014 09:12 AM

    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 23-11-2013 07:37 PM

    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...
  • Police failed to nab real culprits in Dabholkar murder case: Sanatan Sanstha 30-08-2013 05:51 PM

    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 Fridaythat 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,...
  • Adarsh scam: Congress-NCP tussle out in the open 03-08-2013 08:56 AM

    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...
  • 'Hindu nationalist' Modi a leopard who won't change his spots: NCP 18-07-2013 02:31 PM

    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 15-07-2013 04:56 PM

    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 12-06-2013 01:01 PM

    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...
  • Not opposed to Food Bill, want discussion in Parliament: Pawar 07-06-2013 03:43 PM

    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 25-05-2013 01:15 AM

    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...
  • NCP warns UPA over Finance Bill; will Oppn let Parl function? 27-04-2013 09:13 AM

    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 13-04-2013 02:17 PM

    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 09-04-2013 03:15 AM

    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 08-04-2013 10:29 PM

    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 08-04-2013 10:24 AM

    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...
  • Uproar over Ajit Pawar's 'urine' remark forces him to apologise 08-04-2013 08:59 AM

    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...
  • NCP MLA arrested in 2008 water project scam case 12-11-2012 08:13 PM

    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 29-10-2012 11:47 PM

    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...
  • Goa polls: Cong-NCP alliance likely this week 09-01-2012 11:47 AM

    Panaji: The Congress-NCP alliance for the March 3 Assembly polls in Goa would be announced this week, a senior Congress leader said on Monday. Goa Pradesh Congress Committee president Subhash Shirodkar told PTI that the announcement would be made in Delhi, where senior leaders of both the parties are working...
  • BMC polls: No ultimatum to Cong, clarifies NCP 09-01-2012 08:37 AM

    New Delhi: Amidst reports that the NCP had served an ultimatum to the Congress over an alliance row for the upcoming Bombay Municipal Corporation polls, NCP leader Jitendra Awhad has clarified that it was merely a suggestion and not an ultimatum. "Negotiations are on... He (Sharad Pawar)only said that negotiations...
  • Pawars land in new mess, deny links with Goenka 21-04-2011 07:19 AM

    Mumbai: Deputy Chief Minister Ajit Pawar faced a barrage of uncomfortable questions in the Maharashtra Assembly after an IBN-Lokmat investigation showed how Pawar ensured large tracts of land in Karjat went to AG Mercantile - a company in which he himself had 8,800 shares. The company which won the contract...
  • I don't know about Ajit's land deal: Pawar 20-04-2011 03:10 PM

    Sharad Pawar's nephew Ajit allegedly allotted government land to a firm in which he held stake. ...
  • Sharad Pawar's nephew implicated in land scam 20-04-2011 06:52 AM

    New Delhi: An IBN-Lokmat report has blown the lid off a land scam that implicates the Sharad Pawar family in Maharashtra. In 2007 when Ajit Pawar, nephew of the Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) chief, was irrigation minister of Maharashtra AG Mercantile, a company partly owned by Ajit was given a...
  • Maharashtra: Jalgaon MLA arrested for rape 27-02-2011 07:04 AM

    Mumbai: Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) MLA from Jalgaon Dilip Wagh's PA Mahesh Mali, co-accused of raping a woman in Nashik, was arrested in on Sunday. Earlier on Saturday, Dilip Wagh was arrested in Bandra. Wagh and his personal secretary Mahesh Mali have been charged for the rape which allegedly took...
  • 2G scam: Pranab, Sushma spar over JPC 24-02-2011 11:43 AM

    New Delhi: The Congress-led United Progressive Alliance Government on Thursday moved a motion in the Lok Sabha for an investigation by a Joint Parliamentary Committee (JPC) into the 2G spectrum scam. Leader of Lok Sabha and Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee moved the motion in the Lok Sabha for setting up...