Sharad Pawar

  • Maharashtra: Dilemmas of Congress-NCP, Shiv Sena-BJP alliance, must stick together for power Yesterday

    For the first time in the history of assembly election, both the Congress-NCP combine and the BJP-Shiv Sena alliance are exerting maximum pressure to get more seats to contest. Even though both the combines know that the alliance has to continue, still the parties are engaging in unnecessary public fight...
  • Maharashtra: Seat-sharing formula will be finalised soon, says Sharad Pawar 2 days ago

    Kolhapur: NCP president Sharad Pawar on Monday said that his party and Congress would soon finalise the seat-sharing arrangement, and would contest the coming Assembly polls in Maharashtra jointly. The decision will be taken once Congress president Sonia Gandhi returned from abroad, Pawar said, adding that...
  • Maharashtra: 9 independent legislators join NCP; party firm on 144 seats 2 days ago

    Mumbai: In a pre-election 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...
  • Sharad Pawar launches NCP's poll campaign for Maharashtra September 6, 2014

    Mumbai: NCP president Sharad Pawar on Saturday launched his party's campaign for the Maharashtra Assembly polls, expressing hope that the people would "elect us for the fourth consecutive term." "There was talk of "a wave" in the country during the Lok Sabha polls. However, the results of Lok Sabha polls and...
  • Mumbai: Colaba-Bandra-Seepz metro work set to get rolling in just 14 months August 25, 2014

    Mumbai: Work on the much-awaited Rs 23,136- crore Colaba-Bandra-Seepz 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...
  • Congress, NCP will fight Maharashtra Assembly polls together: Pawar August 6, 2014

    New Delhi: The Congress and NCP will fight the Assembly polls in Maharashtra together, NCP leader Sharad Pawar announced on Wednesday after a meeting with Congress President Sonia Gandhi to discuss the issue of seat-sharing. With Assembly elections in Maharashtra just a few months away, the meeting assumes significance as...
  • Seat-sharing decision rests with me and Sonia Gandhi: Sharad Pawar July 27, 2014

    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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Watch: Top BJP, Opposition leaders pay homage to Gopinath Munde June 3, 2014

    Leaders across party lines paid homage to Rural development Minister Gopinath Munde, who died in a road accident in Delhi. NCP chief Sharad Pawar and Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi joined top BJP leaders at the BJP headquarters in paying homage to Munde. ...
  • Sharad Pawar seeks more Assembly seats for NCP in Maharashtra May 23, 2014

    Mumbai: NCP chief Sharad Pawar on Friday said that his party should get more seats to contest in the Assembly elections in Maharashtra as the position of ally Congress has weakened in the state, as evident from the Lok Sabha results. "Last time, when we got less seats than Congress in...
  • After rout in LS polls, Cong, NCP discuss Maharashtra Assembly poll plan May 21, 2014

    Mumbai: After suffering a rout in the Lok Sabha elections in Maharashtra, Congress and NCP leaders met in Mumbai on Tuesday night to deliberate on their plan of action to face the crucial Assembly polls later this year. NCP President Sharad Pawar, Chief Minister Prithviraj Chavan, his deputy Ajit Pawar and...
  • Sharad Pawar praises Narendra Modi for his hard work May 20, 2014

    New Delhi: After Narendra Modi's stunning win in the Lok Sabha elections, UPA ally and NCP chief Sharad Pawar has now praised the Prime Minister-designate for his hard work. He said, "Narendra Modi works hard, that is a fact. During our tenure I had a good equation with him, for...
  • No place for NCP in NDA, says Maharashtra BJP May 15, 2014

    Mumbai: NCP had no place in the NDA as it would harm the BJP's electoral prospects, Maharashtra BJP president Devendra Phadanvis said in Mumbai on Thursday. "The state BJP leadership has conveyed it to the central leadership its opposition for any role for NCP in the NDA...
  • LS polls: NDA will not need NCP's support, says Gopinath Munde May 14, 2014

    Mumbai: Exuding confidence of securing a majority to form the next government at the centre, BJP leader Gopinath Munde on Wednesday discounted the possibility of seeking support of Sharad Pawar's NCP. "There is no question of the NCP joining the NDA. We shall not require them," Munde said, responding to...
  • Gopinath Munde rubbishes talk of Praful Patel joining BJP May 11, 2014

    Shirdi: Senior BJP leader Gopinath Munde on Sunday dismissed speculation that Union Minister and NCP stalwart Praful Patel was on his way to the saffron party. Talking to reporters here, Munde said there was "no place" for Patel in BJP. He alleged that NCP chief (Sharad Pawar) was behind these...
  • Sharad Pawar will flock to the party which comes to power: Uma Bharti May 9, 2014

    BJP leader Uma Bharti attacked NCP chief Sharad Pawar saying, "Sharad Pawar will flock to any party that comes to power. We have several allies who he is close to." ...
  • Sharad Pawar slams BCCI for suspending Rajasthan Cricket Association May 6, 2014

    London: Former Board and ICC president Sharad Pawar has slammed the BCCI's decision to suspend the Rajasthan Cricket Association after banned IPL Commissioner Lalit Modi was declared as the chief of RCA in Jaipur on Tuesday. "I was shocked to hear about the decision. I think it is a very harsh...
  • Amethi: What the Gandhis can learn from Pawar and Gowda May 6, 2014

    Amethi: If the battle for Amethi is so tough this time, the Gandhis should blame themselves, not the BJP or AAP for their plight. It is a very well known fact that Amethi is one of the most backward Lok Sabha constituencies in India. The seat was earlier represented by...
  • Meet Madhav Agasti, the man who makes politicians look stylish April 23, 2014

    Mumbai: The 2014 Lok Sabha election is not only well about crafted speeches but also a well crafted look for our political leaders. Mumbai based Madhav Agasti is the man whom politicians flock to, when they need a cutting edge look. He helps politicians to look apart. "I am working...
  • UPA will hold together even in defeat, says Sharad Pawar April 22, 2014

    Voicing confidence about UPA III returning to power after Lok Sabha elections, NCP chief Sharad Pawar has said it will hold together even in defeat and Congress will revive after the setback. "Firstly, I don't think UPA III will not be there after the polls, not on Congress' strength alone but...
  • IPL Scandal: Probe-panel member Justice Patel related to interim BCCI president Yadav April 21, 2014

    In another major development in the IPL scandal and a day before an important Supreme Court hearing, member of the probe panel proposed by the BCCI, former Calcutta High Court Chief Justice JN Patel confirmed to CNN-IBN on Monday that he is the brother-in-law of interim BCCI president Shivlal Yadav. "I...
  • Pawar did not attend Rahul's rally due to a technical snag in his chopper: NCP April 22, 2014

    New Delhi: A day after NCP chief Sharad Pawar skipped Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi's rally in Mumbai, party leader DP Tripathi rebutted claims that Pawar pulled out of the joint rally because Congress supremo Sonia Gandhi cancelled her one-day Maharashtra tour, citing health reasons. "This is all speculative news, Pawar...