Tag: Sharad Pawar

Agriculture universities important for strengthening economy: Sharad Pawar

NEW DELHI: NCP president and former Union agriculture minister Sharad Pawar on Thursday said agricultural universities are essential for strengthening the country’s economy. He was speaking at a function to virtually inaugurate the D Y Patil Agriculture and Technical University located at Talsande in Maharashtra’s Kolhapur district. “If the agricultural growth and progress is evident, […]

ED raids Anil Deshmukh; Sharad Pawar, Maharashtra Vikas Aghadi slam BJP, Modi government

NAGPUR/ MUMBAI: For the second time in two months, former Maharashtra Home Minister Anil Deshmukh has come under the scanner, this time of the Enforcement Directorate (ED), which raided three locations, including his residences in Nagpur and Mumbai, and two others belonging to his two associates in connection with an alleged corruption case filed against […]

Sharad Pawar to tour North Maharashtra on November 20-21

NEW DELHI: NCP chief Sharad Pawar will visit North Maharashtra on November 20 and 21 during which he will interact with party workers there, sources said on Monday. The former Union minister is likely to visit Jalgaon, Dhule and Nandurbar districts of the region during the tour, the sources said. This will be Pawar’s first […]

BJP leader Eknath Khadse joins NCP

NEW DELHI: BJP leader Eknath Khadse on Friday joined the Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) in the presence of the party’s chief Sharad Pawar. Sulking since his unceremonious exit from the Devendra Fadnavis-led ministry in 2016 over land grab allegations, Khadse (68) on Wednesday quit the BJP. The same day, state NCP chief Jayant Patil announced […]

‘Unprecedented’ agriculture losses due to floods in Maharashtra: Sharad Pawar

NEW DELHI: NCP chief Sharad Pawar on Sunday said the agriculture losses due to the recent floods in parts of western Maharashtra and Marathwada were “unprecedented” and assured expeditious financial help to the affected farmers. Addressing a meeting of farmers in Tuljapur-Paranda area of Osmanabad district in Marathwada, the former Union agriculture minister assured them […]

Sharad Pawar gets Income Tax notice over poll affidavits

MUMBAI: NCP chief Sharad Pawar on Tuesday said the Income Tax department has served him a notice in connection with his poll affidavits submitted to the Election Commission (EC). Talking to reporters here, Pawar said the Income Tax department has sought his “clarification and explanation” on some poll affidavits furnished by him. “I got the […]

IFSC body in Gujarat will globally discredit Mumbai: Sharad Pawar to Narendra Modi

NEW DELHI: The Centre’s decision to station the International Financial Services Centre (IFSC) Authority at Gandhinagar in Gujarat will not only cause financial damage to the country, but also bring “international discredit” by undermining the importance of Mumbai, Nationalist Congress Party President Sharad Pawar warned here on Sunday. In a letter to Prime Minister Narendra […]

Consensus on Uddhav Thackeray to lead Maharashtra government: Sharad Pawar

NEW DELHI: There is consensus in the Shiv Sena-NCP-Congress alliance that Sena chief Uddhav Thackeray should lead the new government in Maharashtra, NCP president Sharad Pawar said here on Friday. Pawar’s announcement capped a day of hectic meetings between the Congress, NCP and their pre-poll allies and a combined meeting of the three parties later […]

Article 370 BJP’s answer to all issues, questions: Sharad Pawar

PUNE: NCP chief Sharad Pawar on Tuesday said the BJP had only Article 370 and its revocation in Jammu and Kashmir as an answer for all questions raised during the Maharashtra poll campaign. The state polls are scheduled for October 21 and results will be declared on October 24. Addressing a rally in Pune’s Hadapsar […]

Won’t bow down before Delhi “throne”: Sharad Pawar on Enforcement Directorate action

NEW DELHI: NCP chief Sharad Pawar on Tuesday said he will visit the Enforcement Directorate (ED) office on September 27 in connection with a money laundering case filed against him by the agency. Addressing media here, Pawar also questioned the timing of the ED move, which comes days before the October 21 Maharashtra Assembly elections. […]

ED books Sharad Pawar, Ajit Pawar, others in multi-crore bank scam

NEW DELHI: The Enforcement Directorate (ED) has filed a money laundering case against NCP chief Sharad Pawar, his nephew Ajit Pawar and others in connection with the Maharashtra State Cooperative Bank (MSCB) scam case, officials said on Tuesday. They said an Enforcement Case Information Report (ECIR), equivalent to a police FIR, has been registered by […]

NCP releases first list of candidates for Maharashtra Assembly polls

NEW DELHI: Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) chief Sharad Pawar on September 18 released its first list of five candidates, including senior leader Dhananjay Munde, for the upcoming Maharashtra Legislative Assembly election. Pawar made the announcement at a meeting of NCP workers in Beed district, the party said on Twitter. NCP has fielded Dhananjay Munde, who […]

Defectors will become history, says Sharad Pawar

NEW DELHI: NCP president Sharad Pawar on Tuesday said those who left the party would lost their political relevance in the coming Assembly elections in Maharashtra. Several NCP leaders including former ministers have crossed over to the ruling BJP or Shiv Sena ahead of the state elections. Addressing a rally at Solapur in western Maharashtra, […]

Congress, NCP to contest 125 seats each in Maharashtra Assembly polls: Sharad Pawar

NEW DELHI: The Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) and the Congress will contest 125 seats each in next month’s Maharashtra Legislative Assembly election, NCP chief Sharad Pawar said on Monday. Pawar announced that the seat-sharing pact between the grand old party and his 20-year-old organisation has been finalised. As per the arrangement, 38 seats will be […]

Sharad Pawar meets Sonia Gandhi over seat-sharing talks for Maharashtra polls

NEW DELHI: NCP leader Sharad Pawar met Congress president Sonia Gandhi at her residence on Tuesday and is learnt to have discussed the seat-sharing arrangement between the two parties for the upcoming Maharashtra Assembly elections. The Congress and the Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) have already decided to contest the polls together under coalition. Sources said […]

Tariq Anwar quits NCP after Sharad Pawar backs Narendra Modi government on Rafale deal

NEW DELHI:Senior NCP leader Tariq Anwar has quit the party following differences with party president Sharad Pawar’s stand on the Rafale issue, a senior party leader said on Friday. September 28.The leader said Anwar had also resigned as the party’s Lok Sabha MP. Anwar was a Lok Sabha member from Katihar in Bihar. The Muslim […]

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