SHARAD PAWAR

  • Maharashtra: Congress hits back at NCP, says will never support Shiv Sena 10 hours 5 minutes ago

    New Delhi: Senior Congress leader Ajay Maken hit back at National Congress Party chief Sharad Pawar by saying that the party will never support Shiv Sena. The remarks came a day after Pawar said that the Congress has approached the party to jointly support Shiv Sena to form the government...
  • BJP keeps Shiv Sena, NCP guessing, decision on government formation in Maharashtra after Diwali 13 hours 7 minutes ago

    Mumbai: The Bharatiya Janata Party has left both the Nationalist Congress Party and Shiv Sena guessing as the decision over the government formation will be taken after Diwali. Home Minister Rajnath Singh, who is a BJP observer for Maharashtra, will visit the state only after Diwali to review the situation. Singh...
  • NCP chief Sharad Pawar praises Uddhav Thackeray, says he is steering Sena well October 12, 2014

    Mumbai: Amid speculation about realignment of parties in Maharashtra after October 15 poll, NCP chief Sharad Pawar on Sunday praised Shiv Sena president Uddhav Thackeray for "working hard" to strengthen his party after the demise of his father and party founder Bal Thackeray in 2012. "After Balasaheb's death, you (media) wasted...
  • Sharad Pawar out of race for CM's post, won't take any post of power October 12, 2014

    Mumbai: Ruling himself out of the chief ministerial race, NCP chief Sharad Pawar on Sunday said he will not take any post of power and will now be seen only in organisational and advisory capacity while in public life. "I will turn 75 in a couple of years. I have been...
  • Maharashtra polls: NCP's corruption will surge if again voted to power, says PM Modi October 12, 2014

    Pandharpur: Making a scathing attack on NCP, Prime Minister Narendra Modi today said that if the Sharad Pawar-led party is voted to power again, it will further increase its "corrupt activities." "NCP is naturally corrupt. Since the time the party was born nothing has changed, their leaders have remained the...
  • Maharashtra polls: Modi undermining dignity of PM's post, says Sharad Pawar October 12, 2014

    Mumbai: Days after Prime Minister Narendra Modi accused Sharad Pawar and his kin of "enslaving" people in his stronghold Baramati, the NCP chief today hit back at Modi, saying he was compromising the prestige of PM's post by lowering the standard of public debate with personal attacks. "Prime Ministership is...
  • Sharad Pawar hits back at PM, says I did visit borders as Defence Minister October 10, 2014

    In reply to PM Narendra Modi's comment that NCP chief Sharad Pawar as Defence Minister in UPA government never visited border areas the later hit back on Friday. ...
  • Battle for Maharashtra: Who has the edge? October 9, 2014

    Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday took the election fight to Maratha strongman Sharad Pawar's thus-far unbreached fortress, Baramati. Modi became the first PM in more than three decades to campaign. Indira Gandhi had last canvassed in Baramti in 1980 with little success. ...
  • Maharashtra polls: Modi takes BJP campaign to Pawar fortress Baramati October 9, 2014

    Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday took the election fight to Maratha strongman Sharad Pawar's thus-far unbreached fortress, Baramati. Modi became the first PM in more than three decades to campaign here. Indira Gandhi had last canvassed in Baramti in 1980 with little success. ...
  • Sharad Pawar criticises PM Modi for lowering the dignity of the Prime Minister's office October 9, 2014

    As Prime Minister Modi steps up the attack against the NCP in Maharashtra, NCP leader Sharad Pawar has criticised Modi for lowering the dignity of the Prime Minister's office for the sake of politics. ...
  • Maharashtra polls: Sharad Pawar wanted to join NDA before 2014 LS polls, says Raj Thackeray October 8, 2014

    Thane: MNS chief Raj Thackeray on Wednesday alleged that NCP president and former union minister Sharad Pawar was planning to join the BJP-led NDA alliance before this year's Lok Sabha elections. "Pawar was going to join NDA, but some people in BJP did not let...
  • No vested interest within NCP to call off alliance with Congress, says Sharad Pawar October 8, 2014

    In an interview to CNN-IBN, Sharad Pawar said that there was no vested interest within NCP to call off the alliance with Congress. "Last 15 years we have worked with Congress and would have liked to continue doing so. Situation created by state Congress leadership forced us to part ways,"...
  • Maharashtra elections: What did Congress do for people during its rule, asks BJP October 8, 2014

    Mumbai: Hitting out at Congress president Sonia Gandhi for criticising the Narendra Modi government, BJP on Wednesday said that had her party worked for the development of the country during its rule, its strength in the Lok Sabha would not have come down to mere 44 seats. "Sonia Gandhi had...
  • Maharashtra elections: Modi government betrayed farmers, hence BJP lost UP bypolls, says Sharad Pawar October 7, 2014

    Yavatmal: NCP chief Sharad Pawar on Tuesday accused the Narendra Modi-led government in the Centre of betraying the farmers by banning the export of sugar and revoking the subsidy for sugarcane-growers. Addressing a campaign rally for Maharashtra Assembly polls, Pawar said, "BJP, during the campaign for Lok Sabha elections, promised...
  • NCP's watch is stuck on a time when they can loot the most, says Modi at Maharashtra election rally October 5, 2014

    Gondia: Prime Minister Narendra Modi labelled the previous NCP-Congress government as looters while addressing a rally in Gondia ahead of the Maharashtra assembly elections. Modi said that NCP chief Sharad Pawar played safe by not contesting the Lok Sabha elections which led to his party's debacle. The PM claimed that Pawar...
  • Battle for Maharashtra: Sharad Pawar talks about NCP's game plan October 5, 2014

    Ahead of Maharashtra Assembly elections, NCP chief Sharad Pawar talks about the party's strategy and game plan. In an exclusive interview to CNN-IBN, Pawar also voices out the reasons behind the breakup of the 15-year-old NCP-Congress alliance. ...
  • Won't say a word against Shiv Sena as a mark of respect for Bal Thackeray, says Modi October 5, 2014

    Mumbai: Reacting to recurring reports over his silence on the breaking of the 25-year-old alliance with the Shiv Sena, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday said that he will not say even a single word against the Shiv Sena as he has immense respect for its founder Balasaheb Thackeray. "There are...
  • Maharashtra elections: No question of going along with BJP, says NCP chief Sharad Pawar October 4, 2014

    Mumbai: In Maharashtra, where all parties are still coming to terms with broken alliances, Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) chief Sharad Pawar has dismissed any possibility to form an alliance with BJP. "There is no question of going with BJP," Pawar clarified over reports that the NCP may tie up with...
  • Maharashtra polls: Harbour no grouse against Sonia Gandhi, says Sharad Pawar October 3, 2014

    Pune: Nationalist Congress Party chief Sharad Pawar on Friday said that he had no grouse against Congress President Sonia Gandhi as she was not responsible for breaking the 15-year-old Congress-NCP alliance in Maharashtra. "When I called on Sonia Gandhi to discuss fighting Maharashtra jointly she was positive about the proposal. It...
  • Maharashtra polls: NCP releases manifesto; promises sops for students, minorities October 2, 2014

    Mumbai: In a bid to outdo the Congress Assembly poll manifesto, the Nationalist Congress Party's (NCP) manifesto for the Maharashtra assembly polls released on Thursday, has promised to increase the income limit for Rajiv Gandhi Jeevandayi Scheme beneficiaries to Rs 3 lakh. Incidentally, the Maharashtra state Congress assembly poll manifesto released...
  • NCP will always stand with secularism, says Sharad Pawar on alliance with BJP October 2, 2014

    Mumbai: Amid accusations that his party could go with the BJP after the Maharashtra Assembly elections, NCP chief Sharad Pawar on Thursday asserted his support for secular parties. "NCP has always stood by the secular parties and will do the same in future," Pawar told mediapersons. Taking a jibe at the...
  • Raj Thackeray blames Sharad Pawar for Shiv Sena-BJP split October 2, 2014

    Nagpur: MNS chief Raj Thackeray has blamed NCP chief Sharad Pawar for the split in the 25-year-old Shiv Sena-BJP alliance just days ahead of the Maharashtra Assembly polls. "NCP Chief Sharad Pawar scripted the Sena-BJP alliance break up. Pawar had told BJP leaders that he will also snap ties with...
  • Is Sharad Pawar responsible for the collapse of alliance politics in Maharashtra? October 2, 2014

    Mumbai: Kicking off the Congress campaign from Tuljapur (Tulaja Bhavani temple) former Chief Minister Prithviraj Chavan alleged that NCP leader Sharad Pawar was hand-in-glove with the BJP leaders. Following Chavan's resignation as the Chief Minister, the Maharashtra government collapsed and in no time, Presidential rule was imposed on the state....
  • We are not fighting against Congress, breakup unforunate: NCP's Supriya Sule October 1, 2014

    Mumbai: Supriya Sule, the daughter of NCP chief Sharad Pawar and MP said that her party wanted to save the Congress-NCP alliance in the state. Speaking to CNN-IBN she said, "we were very keen on the alliance. We wanted the Congress to decide quickly. Sharad Pawar spoke to Sonia Gandhi....
  • Sonia rejects Pawar's remark that Congress responsible for breakup September 30, 2014

    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 September 30, 2014

    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 September 30, 2014

    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 September 30, 2014

    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 September 26, 2014

    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 September 24, 2014

    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...