Tariq Anwar

  • 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...
  • Want a stable government, but won't support NDA: NCP May 14, 2014

    The UPA ally, the Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) has rubbished reports that it is going to side with the NDA. ...
  • Rs 2.86 lakh, Congress flags seized from a car on Purnea-Katihar road April 17, 2014

    The police on Thursay detained three persons and seized Rs 2.86 lakh from a car traveling on the Purnea-Katihar road in the Rautara police station area. The police officers suspected that the money was to be used during elections, as flags, posters and other material belonging to the Nationalist Congress Party...
  • Tariq Anwar takes dig at BJP for fielding 'imported' candidates April 3, 2014

    Union Minister Tariq Anwar on Thursday alleged that the BJP was fielding candidates imported from other parties. "The BJP has imported leaders from other parties and fielded them as candidates at several parliamentary seats in Bihar," Tariq, a senior NCP leader, told reporters after filing nomination from the Katihar Lok Sabha...
  • Tariq flays Modi's 'Pakistani agent' remark on Kerjiwal March 28, 2014

    The NCP today flayed BJP prime ministerial hopeful Narendra Modi for making the "Pakistani agent" remark on AAP leader Arvind Kejriwal and said it reflects his desperation to grab power by all means. "Modi has made slanderous remarks against Kerjiwal after being rattled by the AAP leader, who generated massive support...
  • Tariq Anwar flays Speaker's decision to recognise 13 rebel RJD MLAs March 2, 2014

    Union Minister of State for Agriculture and Food Processing Tariq Anwar on Sunday flayed Bihar Assembly Speaker Uday Narayan Chaudhary for recognising 13 rebel RJD MLAs as a separate group and said the latter should have consulted constitutional experts and taken views of the individual MLAs before arriving at a...
  • Paswan joining hands with BJP does not seem possible: Tariq Anwar February 28, 2014

    Ram Vilas Paswan joining hands with BJP does not seem possible as he had left NDA in 2002 decrying Narendra Modi over the post-Godhra riots issue, NCP leader Tariq Anwar said on Friday. Amid intense speculation of Ram Vilas Paswan walking out of the alliance to join hands with BJP, Anwar...
  • NCP, JD(U) plays down Anna-Mamata bonhomie February 14, 2014

    Tariq Anwar of the Nationalist Congress Party played down the series of meetings between Anna Hazare and West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee saying, "It is hard to say that how long Anna will stay on this stand." ...
  • AAP says it's a revolution after President's anarchy' remark January 27, 2014

    New Delhi: It was interpreted as a dig on the Aam Aadmi Party when President Pranab Mukherjee in his Republic Day eve speech cautioned the country, saying populist anarchy cannot be a substitute for governance. The President's remarks even support from across the political spectrum with BJP claiming that the...
  • Political parties rally behind President over his 'anarchy' remark January 26, 2014

    New Delhi: Many political parties including the Bharatiya Janata Party and Congress have found resonance with President Pranab Mukherjee's remark on populist anarchy. Echoing the President's views, the BJP said that populist anarchy cannot be a substitute for governance and also said that there was a need for a stable...
  • After Kejriwal, Digvijaya Singh praises Tauquir Raza Khan November 10, 2013

    Congress General Secretary Digvijaya Singh shared the stage with controversial Muslim cleric Tauquir Raza Khan and praised him for working for "Hindu-Muslim unity", days after his party attacked AAP leader Arvind Kejriwal following his meeting with the religious leader. Speaking at the inauguration of Kalki Mahotsava here last night, Digvijaya praised Raza,...
  • Governance deficit pushing onion prices upwards, says Tariq Anwar November 8, 2013

    Onion prices have soared mainly due to 'governance deficit' and issues related to licensing of wholesalers, Minister of State for Agriculture Tariq Anwar said. "The recent rise in prices of onion are clear case of governance deficit. If farmers get paid Rs 10 per kg, while the consumers pay anywhere between...
  • Young Akhilesh did not live upto people's expectations, says Tariq Anwar October 6, 2013

    Describing Akhilesh Yadav's performance as a "failure", Union Minister and NCP general secretary Tariq Anwar said the young Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister had not lived up to the expectations of the people. Speaking to reporters in Lucknow, Anwar said people had a lot of exceptions from the young Chief Minister as...
  • Rahul Gandhi's remark has eroded Congress and govt's image: Tariq Anwar September 29, 2013

    NCP leader and Union Minister of State for Agriculture Tariq Anwar, on Sunday, said that Rahul Gandhi's disapproval of the UPA government's Ordinance to protect convicted lawmakers has dented the image of the government and Congress. "The image of both the UPA government and the Congress has been eroded by Rahul's...
  • NCP leader Tariq Anwar calls UPA's decision on Telangana a right one August 4, 2013

    Defending UPA's decision on a separate Telangana, NCP general secretary Tariq Anwar today said all obstacles in the path of forming the 29th state will be resolved after taking into confidence those people opposing the bifurcation of Andhra Pradesh. "The decision to carve out Telangana is a right one as it...
  • NCP hails Nitish Kumar for severing ties with BJP June 24, 2013

    Patna: Lauding Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar for his party JD(U) parting ways with NDA, the NCP on Sunday said that the former has not betrayed or insulted the mandate of the people in any way. "The Chief Minister has rightly led his party in splitting with the NDA.... the...
  • Agricultural exports rise by 11 per cent in FY13 May 7, 2013

    New Delhi: The country's agricultural and allied product exports have increased by 11 per cent to USD 33.54 billion in the 2012-13 fiscal, Parliament was informed on Tuesday. "India's export of agricultural and allied products have increased from USD 29.8 billion in 2011-12 to USD 33.54 billion in 2012-13," Minister of...
  • NCP MP Tariq Anwar makes a debut in govt in MoS October 28, 2012

    New Delhi: Lady luck has smiled on senior Nationalist Congress Party leader Tariq Anwar who made his maiden entry into government as a Union Minister of State after nearly four decades in active politics. Sixty-one-year-old Anwar was a Congress leader till 1999, when he along with Sharad Pawar and PA...
  • Pawar recommends Anwar's name for ministerial post October 20, 2012

    Pune: Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) president Sharad Pawar on Saturday said he has recommended the name of his party spokesman Tariq Anwar for a ministerial post in the proposed Cabinet reshuffle at the Centre. "In response to the Prime Minister's suggestion to submit name for the proposed reshuffle, I have...
  • Govt should not bow to Ramdev: NCP leader June 4, 2011

    NCP General Secretary Tariq Anwar says Baba Ramdev does not deserve the kind of attention he is getting. ...
  • Oscar mania: Who will bring Oscar home? February 26, 2011

    There's more reason to cheer with two Indians being nominated for an Oscar this year. ...
  • India-born film editor Tariq Anwar in Oscar race February 25, 2011

    New Delhi: India-born British film editor Tariq Anwar is in the Oscar race with a nomination for his work in the hugely popular historical drama "The King's Speech". This is his second nomination for the prestigious award. In 1999, he was nomianted for "American Beauty". Raised in Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh, Tariq has...
  • War within UPA on price rise; Cong on backfoot January 12, 2011

    New Delhi: Divisions have started to emerge within the Congress-led United Progressive Alliance Government over rising prices of essential commodities and food items. Union Agriculture Minister Sharad Pawar's Nationalist Congress Party on Wednesday hit back at Congress MP Rahul Gandhi's statement blaming coalition pressures for inflation. A day after Rahul Gandhi blamed...
  • Sachar report is all facts: NCP Gen-Secy June 20, 2007

    New Delhi: NCP General Secretary Tariq Anwar, on Thursday commended the findings of the Sachar Panel saying that the recommendations reflected the genuine concerns of the minorities. "It is nothing like politics of minority appeasement. In fact the recommendation of the Justice Sachhar committee has proved wrong all those allegations," he...