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Thursday, June 30, 2022



NCP, Congress express satisfaction with Uddhav leadership, rebel leader blames them for turmoil in Sena

June 30, 2022 9:20 am

“The MVA gave good governance under good leadership of Uddhav Thackeray,” said Nationalist Congress Party’s state chief Jayant Patil.

Why NCP is the bugbear for Sena rebels

June 29, 2022 2:45 pm

With NCP an old rival traditionally, Sena workers chafed under the coalition, Pawar's influence; Fadnavis fanned funds row.

Amid crisis, depts headed by NCP and Cong issue GRs for sanction of funds worth crores

June 25, 2022 12:38 am

The BJP has sought the Governor’s intervention to curb the “rush of GRs (government resolutions)” seen over the past few days, which it termed as “suspicious”.

Torn between Shinde and party, Shiv Sainiks in Pune in ‘wait and watch’ mode

June 23, 2022 6:51 pm

Several Sena leaders had grown their clout by opposing the NCP in local bodies. However, the formation of the Maha Vikas Aghadi (MVA) government had put a number of these leaders in a dilemma.

Maharashtra: NCP legislator claims Eknath Shinde's revolt pre-planned, made moves during Rajya Sabha and MLC polls

June 23, 2022 12:15 am

The NCP legislator said that 12 from Shiv Sena cross-voted and instead of giving their vote to candidates of alliance partners as decided by the party leadership, they voted for the BJP candidate in the MLC polls.

Maharashtra political crisis: Eknath Shinde's revolt internal matter of Shiv Sena, says Sharad Pawar

June 21, 2022 6:51 pm

There is no need for change in leadership and we have faith in Uddhav ji's (Thackeray) leadership, said Sharad Pawar.

Out to prove a point to Fadnavis, Eknath Khadse readies for MLC polls

June 20, 2022 8:00 am

In 2016, Devendra Fadnavis sidelined Khadse in the BJP. On Monday, the veteran leader will look to get out of the political wilderness by getting elected to the legislative council on an NCP ticket.

Stung by RS defeat, MVA partners turn backs on each other ahead of council polls

June 19, 2022 11:43 am

When asked if the Sena would transfer its surplus votes to the Congress, Sena MP Sanjay Raut had said, "We will require our votes to secure our candidates. Each party will work for itself."

Aaditya Thackeray, Ajit Pawar ‘insulted’ when they accompanied PM Modi: Sena, NCP

June 15, 2022 11:01 am

The Sena claimed that Aaditya was insulted when he went to receive the PM at INS Shikra, the helibase of Western Naval Command in Mumbai.

Sharad Pawar as a Presidential candidate? Amid Oppn chorus, the unenthused stalwart

June 15, 2022 8:29 am

The NCP chief's pragmatic politics, coupled with his pro-reforms agenda, has put him in a different league in national politics leading to even Prime Minister Narendra Modi calling him his “political guru”.


Maharashtra: All smiles in NCP, Sena camp as MLAs take oath; Uddhav to be CM

November 27, 2019 4:38 pm

A special session of the 14thMaharashtra Legislative Assembly commenced to administer oath to the newly-elected members. The NCP-Congress-Shiv Sena front has unanimously elected Sena chief Uddhav Thackeray as the CM candidate. He will take the oath tomorrow.

Maharashtra government formation: NCP says consensus reached, Uddhav Thackeray to be CM

November 22, 2019 10:22 pm

Shiv Sena, NCP and Congress are expected to stake claim to form the new government in Maharashtra.

Stage set for 6th phase of polling

April 23, 2014 9:19 pm

Stakes will be high for Congress and BJP and a number of other parties like AIADMK, DMK, NCP and Shiv Sena when 117 constituencies will go to polls on Thursday in yet another substantial round of polling in the Lok Sabha elections.


Opposition accuses BJP of communalising UP ahead polls

March 01, 2016 8:45 am

New Delhi, Mar 01 (ANI): Congress Party leader Sandeep Dikshit on Tuesday accused the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) of communalising the state of Uttar Pradesh ahead of next year’s assembly polls., H e was reacting to union minister Ram Shankar Katheria’s hate speech in Agra.He maintained that the BJP is all set to lose the elections also and would be slowly routed out. Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) leader Tariq Anwar also said the BJP was struggling to attract votes to its cause in Uttar Pradesh. He also added that since Narendra Modi had become Prime Minister, violence and hooliganism had increased.

Opposition parties back privilege motion against Union HRD Minister Irani

March 01, 2016 7:18 am

New Delhi/Patna, March 01 (ANI): Opposition leaders on Tuesday backed the step to move a privilege motion against Union Human Resource and Development (HRD) Minister Smriti Irani in the Lok Sabha (LS). Congress leaders K C Venugopal and Ranjeet Ranjan today gave the privilege motion against Irani, citing her arrogance and blatant lies as the reason for doing so.The privilege motion against Irani is being moved with regard to the discussion related to the suicide of PhD scholar Rohith Vemula in August last year.

Murthal gangrapes: Naqvi for stringent action against accused

February 28, 2016 2:27 pm

Mumbai, Delhi, Feb 28 (ANI): Minister of State for Parliamentary Affairs Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi on Sunday said the gangrapes, which took place during the Jat agitation in Murthal is highly condemnable, adding that stringent action must be taken against the accused. Congress leader Shobha Oza accused the Haryana Government and police of attempting to cover up the incident. She said this attitude reflects the incapability of the government. Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) leader Majeed Memon echoing similar sentiments said that such cases are a disgrace to the country. He added it is the obligation of the police to maintain law and order and if such has happened then they must be held accountable

Politicians condemn Jadavpur University protest

February 17, 2016 8:07 am

New Delhi/Mumbai, Feb 17 (ANI): Condemning the protests in Jadavpur University, Kolkata, Congress leader Manish Tewari on Wednesday said strict actions should be taken against people involved in anti-national activities but sedition charges should not be put against them as it fulfils their aspirations of gaining popularity. Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) leader Majid Memon also condemned the protests in educational institutions. Meanwhile, Union Parliamentary Affairs Minister Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi emphasised on the need for the Jadavpur University students to come forward and identify the anti-social elements prevalent in the campus.

NCP criticises BJP for JNU row

February 16, 2016 6:55 am

New Delhi, Feb 16 (ANI): Lashing out at the NDA Government and Delhi Police, Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) general secretary Tariq Anwar said the present BJP-led NDA Government is bothering the university students without any prior investigation. Meanwhile, Union Parliamentary Affairs Minister Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi said all parties should stand up together against the anti-national elements responsible for the recent Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU) issue.

President's rule imposed 'under pressure' in Arunachal: NCP

January 27, 2016 9:07 am

New Delhi, Jan 27 (ANI): National Communist Party (NCP) leader Majeed Memon on Wednesday said President Pranab Mukherjee approved the imposition of central rule in Arunachal Pradesh “under pressure” from the BJP-led NDA and alleged that extreme situations to throw out a democratically elected government did not exist in the state. He said the President had expressed his views on Tuesday morning asking the Centre as to what was the hurry. But in a matter of few hours, he put his seal of approval, which only suggests that probably there was some “pressure” that is not in the interest of the constitutional values.

Politicians react over govt. formation in J&K

January 17, 2016 9:10 am

New Delhi, Jan 17 (ANI): Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) leader Tariq Anwar on Sunday said the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) seems confused over forming a government with the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) in Jammu and Kashmir. He added that the PDP wants assurance from the BJP over a minimum governance programme to form the government. Asserting that only former prime minister Indira Gandhi understood the problems of Jammu and Kashmir, National Panthers Party (JKNPP) leader Bhim Singh said no central party is aware of the ground realities in the state.

NCP hails Delhi Govt.'s odd-even formula

January 07, 2016 4:04 pm

Mumbai, Jan 07 (ANI): Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) leader Majeed Memon on Thursday praised the Delhi Government's odd-even formula, saying the scheme has shown successful results thus far, and can help control Mumbai pollution also if implemented. The scheme will not only help control the high level of pollution, but will also reduce the problem of traffic jams. He also stated that it is the people's participation that would make it a success in Mumbai and other major cities as well.

BJP imposing 'RSS ideology'on FTII: Congress

January 07, 2016 10:28 am

New Delhi/Mumbai, Jan 07 (ANI): Congress leader Shobha Oza on Thursday came in support of the Film and Television Institute of India (FTII) students and alleged that the BJP is trying to run some institutions by imposing the RSS ideology. She stressed that earlier also students protested for a long time but no action was taken by the government. Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) leader Majeed Memon also criticised the appointment of Gajendra Chauhan and said that students are upset with him but government did not pay any heed to their concerns.