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  • Party chiefs of NCP, Congress to decide on seat sharing: Ajit Pawar 2 days ago

    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...
  • Praful Patel hints at fissures in Congress-NCP alliance 3 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....
  • Seat-sharing decision rests with me and Sonia Gandhi: Sharad Pawar 3 days ago

    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...
  • Maharashtra Congress talks tough on poll pact with NCP 5 days ago

    Pune: In an apparent hard posturing over seat adjustment with NCP for the forthcoming Assembly polls in Maharashtra, the Congress on Thursday said that the 15-year-old alliance will continue only if a decision on the issue is taken without compromising its "self-respect". Chief Minister and Congress leader Prithviraj Chavan asserted the...
  • Maharashtra government issues resolution on extending slum regularisation 1 week ago

    Mumbai: Maharashtra government on Tuesday issued a Government Resolution (GR) extending the slum regularisation date from January 1, 1995 to January 1, 2000. Minister of State for Housing, Sachin Ahir while making the announcement said that government had also formulated a policy to decide criterion for slum-dwellers who will benefit...
  • Rane was hinting at quitting for the last few days: NCP July 21, 2014

    In yet another blow to the Congress, Maharashtra Industries Minister Narayan Rane has resigned. This is the second time that Rane has resigned, giving the reason as his displeasure towards the non-functioning of the Congress party. Ally NCP leader Nawab Malik refused to comment, calling it an internal matter of...
  • Maharashtra situation: Sonia holds talks with CM, senior leaders July 20, 2014

    New Delhi: Congress President Sonia Gandhi on Sunday held consultations with senior leaders from Maharashtra including Chief Minister Prithviraj Chavan in the wake of party leader Narayan Rane announcing his decision to quit Chavan Cabinet pitching for a change of leadership there. Former Home Minister and senior leader from Maharashtra Sushil...
  • NCP to contest Maharashtra polls in alliance with the Congress July 20, 2014

    Nashik: Maharashtra state unit Nationalist Congress Party (NCP)chief Sunil Tatkare said on Sunday that the NCP would contest upcoming the state Assembly elections with the Congress party. "We have asked the Congress to hold a co-ordination committee meeting to discuss all issues, including seat adjustment for assembly polls," Tatkare said....
  • Narayan Rane to quit Chavan Cabinet on Monday July 17, 2014

    Mumbai: In what could prove to be a major setback to the Congress-NCP alliance in Maharashtra, Industries Minister Narayan Rane will quit Prithviraj Chavan Cabinet on Monday. "I shall resign as cabinet minister on Monday. However, I shall continue to remain in the Congress as an ordinary worker," Rane told media...
  • Some 'Mahayuti' leaders to join Congress soon, claims Thakre July 14, 2014

    Mumbai: Maharashtra Pradesh Congress Committee president Manikrao Thakre today claimed that some leaders of the 'Mahayuti' were in touch with the Congress and would join the the party soon. Talking to reporters, Thakre said he would not disclose their names at this juncture. He was replying to a question on reports...
  • NCP MLA Deepak Kesarkar quits, to join Shiv Sena July 13, 2014

    Mumbai: NCP MLA from Sawantwadi, Deepak Kesarkar, whose diatribe against state minister and Congress strongman Narayan Rane had caused a huge embarrassment to top party leadership in the run-up to Lok Sabha polls, on Sunday announced his decision to cross over to Shiv Sena ahead of upcoming Assembly elections. Kesarkar said...
  • Case registered against NCP leader for molesting 14-year-old girl July 13, 2014

    Raigad: In a shocking incident, a molestation case has been registered against a local NCP leader in Maharashtra's Raigad district. Police registered a case against NCP's Santosh Mandavkar after a 14-year-old girl claimed that he had offered to help her when she was stranded on a highway after allegedly being...
  • Thane: Gang rape victim molested by local NCP leader July 12, 2014

    Thane: A 14-year-old girl who was gang raped allegedly by two youth earlier this month in the neighbouring Raigad district, was also molested by a local NCP leader on the very same day of the incident, police said on Saturday. The minor, who was gang raped on July 6 by two...
  • SP wants alliance with Congress, NCP for Maharashtra assembly polls July 9, 2014

    Mumbai: Samajwadi Party on Wednesday called for an alliance with Maharashtra's ruling Congress-NCP combine in the upcoming assembly elections to prevent "communal forces" from coming to power in the state. "What we need right now is an alliance of secular parties in Maharashtra to keep communal forces at bay. I propose...
  • 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 pep-up 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 "re-energise" 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 South-Western...
  • Quota for Marathas, Muslims will benefit ruling combine: Sharad Pawar June 27, 2014

    Mumbai: A candid Sharad Pawar has admitted that the ruling Congress-NCP alliance in Maharashtra was all set to benefit from the recently announced quotas for Marathas and Muslims. "What is wrong if the decision benefits us in elections ? We are not a gang of sadhus and saints," Pawar told reporters...
  • Maharashtra quota decision: Is this last ditch effort by Congress to cut electoral losses? June 26, 2014

    In a political masterstroke ahead of the Assembly elections, the Prithviraj Chavan Cabinet on Wednesday gifted the state's Maratha population 16 per cent quota in government jobs and educational institutions. ...
  • Centre, Congress-NCP alliance lock horns over reservation for Marathas June 26, 2014

    Mumbai: The Maharashtra government's decision to clear reservation for Marathas and Muslims has led to a fresh round of fire between the Centre and Congress-NCP alliance in the state. The Prithviraj Chavan Cabinet on Wednesday gifted the state's Maratha population 16 per cent quota in government jobs and educational institutions....
  • 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...
  • Tourism ministry should seek Church's view on exposition: NCP June 24, 2014

    Panaji: Goa's tourism ministry should take the Church into confidence before designing its multi-crore publicity campaign for the decennial exposition of St Francis Xavier's relics scheduled later this year, the NCP said on tuesday. "It is only the authorities of the Church who would be able to discern how best...
  • 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 like-minded parties: Nawab Malik June 19, 2014

    Mumbai: NCP on Thursday said that it favoured alliance with all like-minded, secular parties to contest the Maharashtra Assembly elections scheduled later this year. "NCP is open to explore the option of aligning with like-minded, secular parties. Our leaders will start talks with such parties soon," party spokesman Nawab Malik...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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 BJP-led NDA took over the reins of power at...
  • Maharashtra: Ahead of polls, Prithviraj Chavan lists out development work in Congress-NCP tenure June 5, 2014

    Asserting that the Congress-NCP coalition had worked tirelessly for all inclusive development of the state in the last 15 years, Maharashtra Chief Minister Prithviraj Chavan on Thursday expressed confidence that people would once again repose faith in them for the next five years. Speaking in the Legislative Assembly on the motion...