Sharad Pawar

The founder and president of the Nationalist Congress Party (NCP), Pawar began his career as a member of the Indian National Congress and has held several key positions in the government. Pawar became the member of Maharashtra’s Legislative Assembly for the first time in 1967. He served as the minister of multiple ministries in his tenure as an MLA, which lasted till 1978. In 1978, he was elected as the Chief Minister of Maharashtra, an office he held for three times in his political career (1978-80, 1983-91, 1993-95). He has been elected as a member of the Lok Sabha six times and has held office for several important ministries including defense (1991-93) under the PV Narsimha Rao government. He parted from Congress in 1999 and formed the NCP after being expelled for opposing the party’s projection of a non-Indian, Sonia Gandhi, as their Prime Ministerial candidate. He has also served as the President of the International Council of Cricket from 2010-12.
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Gujarat Rajya Sabha polls: Sharad Pawar says NCP will support Congress’ Ahmed Patel

Gujarat has three seats for Rajya Sabha. While the BJP has fielded Amit Shah, Smriti Irani and Balwantsinh Rajput, Congress has pitched Ahmed Patel. While both Amit Shah and Smriti Irani are expected to win the polls, it is the third seat that the real contest is for.

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Presidential Polls: After Nitish Kumar, Sharad Pawar kept Opposition on their toes

Sharad Pawar is learnt to have told Opposition leaders that he was in talks with the Centre on the issue of farmers’ stir in Maharashtra, and urged them to postpone the meeting by a day. Sensing danger, Congress leaders rushed to Pawar’s residence, sources said.

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Shivaji was never against any religion, says Sharad Pawar

In Maharashtra, the Shiv Sena idolised Shivaji as a symbol of cultural pride.

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BJP vitiating country’s political atmosphere: Sharad Pawar

The NCP chief was addressing a party gathering in Delhi on the occasion of the 19th Foundation Day of the NCP.

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Sharad Pawar slams BJP govt at Centre, says people are dissatisfied

The NCP has announced that it has dedicated its 19th Foundation Day to farmers owing to the widespread agitation of peasants over various demands including a guaranteed minimum support price for their produce.

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Sharad Pawar: Not in race for President, it’s a ‘closed chapter’

With this refusal, Opposition parties, which were said to have been trying to persuade the Maratha strongman to enter the race, will be forced to look at other “acceptable names”.

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Pratibha Patil bats for Sharad Pawar as next President

Former Pratibah Patil added that Sharad Pawar was influenced by great reformists in Maharashtra, so he was able to follow the same.

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‘Restless’ Sharad Pawar urges all to stand by farmers

“I am very restless. The farmers are in trouble and are on the streets in protest. It is high time that everyone should come forward to help farmers in this crucial time,” said Sharad Pawar.

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Neither state nor Centre is taking farmers’ strike call seriously: Sharad Pawar

Talks with Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis and minister of state Sadashiv Khot have failed to resolve the situation.

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Sharad Pawar calls meet of all groups against Samruddhi Corridor

Representatives of Sangharsh Samitis from the 10 districts that the project will criss-cross held discussions with Sharad Pawar on Tuesday.

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Sharad Pawar should join NDA to contest Presidential election: Ramdas Athawale

“We will support him (Sharad Pawar) if he fights as an NDA nominated candidate, but he should not contest as a UPA candidate,” said Ramdas Athawale when asked about presidential elections.

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Nitin Gadkari has good relations with leaders across parties: Sharad Pawar

Sharad Pawar was speaking at the public felicitation programme to mark Nitin Gadkari’s 61st birthday

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Opposition awaits govt move on President candidate, may persuade Sharad Pawar later

The leaders said they are willing to “consider” if the ruling coalition proposes an “acceptable” name.

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Modi wave on the wane, says Sharad Pawar

On 17th anniversary, NCP gets ready for BMC showdown.

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Sharad Pawar speaks on ‘patient comfort levels’ at book launch

He was the chief guest of the book launch event of Dr Hardikar along with S B Mujumdar, Founder and President Symbiosis Society and Dr Ajay Chandanwale, Dean BJ Medical College.