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Shiv Sena hits back at NCP chief

An editorial in party mouthpiece Saamana said the funny thing is that Pawar has suddenly started speaking the language of Shiv Sainiks.

NCP to resume Shiv Swarajya Yatra today

The yatra will commence from Paithan in Aurangabad district and will traverse through parts of Marathwada

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Present rulers putting pressure on people with cases against them: Sharad Pawar

In the last three months, the NCP has lost six of its 41 MLAs and there are indications of a few more desertions in the coming few days.

NCP loses another leader, former legislator rejoins Shiv Sena

Sena chief Uddhav Thackeray re-inducted Mahale into the party on Friday. The NCP is facing an existential crisis ahead of the Assembly polls with many senior leaders deserting the party.

Nawab Malik appointed as NCP Mumbai president

NCP chief Sharad Pawar has personally handpicked Malik for the role, who will formally take charge on Tuesday.

Hardlook: Open for entries

Several prominent Congress and NCP leaders crossed over to BJP and Shiv Sena recently. The Indian Express analyses how this is reshaping the political map of the state ahead of Assembly elections

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Jolt to NCP, its Mumbai unit chief joins Shiv Sena

Sachin Ahir, who was a minister in the previous Congress-NCP government in the state, joined the Sena in Mumbai in the presence of its party president Uddhav Thackeray and Yuva Sena chief Aaditya Thackeray.

Sunil Tatkare: No intention of leaving NCP

On Tuesday, Tatkare was spotted at the official bungalow of Maharashtra Revenue Minister Chandrakant Patil, leading to speculation that Tatkare, too, was planning to jump the ship. The NCP over the last few days has seen desertions by senior leaders.

After Sena and BJP, NCP plans yatra to reach out to voters

Earlier this month, Yuva Sena chief Aaditya Thackeray had started a statewide ‘Jan Aashirwad Yatra’. Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis will also embark on his own ‘Mahajanaadesh Yatra’ this week, in which he is expected to cover 30 of the 36 districts in Maharashtra.

Four Opposition MLAs resign from Maharashtra Assembly, to join BJP tomorrow

NCP MLAs Vaibhav Pichad, Sandip Naik, Shivendra Raje and Congress MLA Kalidas Kolambkar are set to be formally inducted into the BJP tomorrow. Last week, NCP’s Mumbai unit chief Sachin Ahir had quit from the party and joined the Shiv Sena and the party’s women wing president, Chitra Wagh, had also left.

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Stage set for 6th phase of polling

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.

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Opposition accuses BJP of communalising UP ahead polls

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

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.

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Murthal gangrapes: Naqvi for stringent action against accused

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

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

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

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.

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Politicians react over govt. formation in J&K

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

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

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.

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