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Sunday, February 28, 2021



Maharashtra: Sena, NCP to fight local bodies’ polls together

February 22, 2021 4:34 am

Sanjay Raut, Shiv Sena MP and party's chief spokesperson, said that the Sena and NCP will fight the polls together and a formula has been decided for it.

In Pune, Pimpri-Chinchwad, NCP says not aware of alliance; Cong hopeful

February 21, 2021 11:41 pm

In the 2017 civic elections, the BJP had for the first-time wrested power both in both the PMC and PCMC by unseating the NCP, which has 41 corporators. The Sena has 10 corporators in the civic body.

NCP cancels janta darbar as Covid-19 cases rise in Maharashtra

February 20, 2021 2:18 am

The janta darbar is a programme started by the NCP after the party came to power in Maharashtra.

Kerala NCP on verge of split as party MLA Mani C Kappan set to join UDF

February 13, 2021 9:21 am

Ever since the CPI(M) decided to give the Kerala Congress (M) the Pala seat, which Mani C Kappan had won for the LDF in a 2019 bypoll, a group led by him has been pulling apart from the ruling alliance

NCP targets PM over Pawar reference, asks is he fooling people?

February 08, 2021 8:55 pm

NCP's national spokesperson and Maharashtra minority affairs minister Nawab Malik also said the Sharad Pawar-led party was not against reforms, but demanded a repeal of the three contentious agri marketing laws.

Pawar tweets: 'New farm laws will affect MSP, weaken mandi system'

January 30, 2021 11:48 pm

"The new laws will adversely impact the MSP procurement infrastructure, thereby weakening the mandi system. The MSP mechanism has to be ensured and strengthened further," Pawar tweeted.

NCP to launch Samyad Yatra from Jan 28

January 24, 2021 2:00 am

State NCP president and Maharashtra Water Resources Minister Jayant Patil said the yatra will mainly involve deliberations and meetings with party workers.

Drugs case: Nobody above law, says NCP leader Nawab Malik after son-in-law's arrest by NCB

January 14, 2021 1:09 pm

"Nobody is above the law and it should be applied without any discrimination. Law will take its due course and justice will prevail. I respect and have immense faith in our judiciary," Malik tweeted.

PM should sack Union minister Danve over his remarks on farmers' agitation: NCP

December 10, 2020 11:26 pm

Criticising Union Minister Raosaheb Danve over his comments on the farmers' protests, the NCP said, "It is absolutely shameful that Danve has called the farmer agitation an agitation backed by China and Pakistan"

Sena leader submits proposal to assembly speaker to bring breach of privilege motion against NCP's Tatkare

October 25, 2020 12:24 am

Kadam, a legislator from the Dapoli constituency in Ratnagiri, had not been invited to the bhumi pujan held by Tatkare in his constituency recently.


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.