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Why is NCP chief Sharad Pawar meeting Brahmin community leaders in Pune today?

May 21, 2022 6:04 pm

NCP leaders including Pawar, Amol Mitkari and Chhagan Bhujbal have drawn the Brahmin community’s ire over recent remarks they made in connection with Chhatrapati Shivaji and on priests. At the meeting, Pawar will attempt to clear the air, party leaders said.

Dhananjay Munde, Pankaja Munde: Never saw eye to eye, now out in public view

May 19, 2022 7:25 am

Fight for Gopinath Munde's legacy puts the cousins at crossheads with each other

Pune: Woman NCP member alleges BJP workers outraged her modesty, attacked her colleagues

May 18, 2022 5:21 am

The incident took place during the event held on Monday evening at the Balgandharva Auditorium and was presided over by Union Minister Smriti Irani.

Tense scenes outside venue of Smriti Irani event as NCP, BJP workers get into a spat

May 17, 2022 2:36 pm

Smriti Irani was attending the function at the Bal Gandharva Ranga Mandir in Shivajinagar on Monday evening to release a book on Union Home Minister Amit Shah and the BJP.

Informed high command how NCP putting us in spot: Maharashtra Congress chief Nana Patole

May 17, 2022 1:16 pm

Last week, Patole had alleged that the NCP was backstabbing the Congress and said his party “will not tolerate being ill-treated by our partners.”

The angry young brigade of Sharad 'Mr Congeniality' Pawar

May 16, 2022 3:30 pm

A section within the NCP suspects a BJP hand in the attacks on Pawar, as he is seen to be the main factor in the BJP not forming the government in Maharashtra after the 2019 Assembly elections.

BJP leader says he deleted lines from Pawar post ‘voluntarily’; no action yet against his attackers

May 16, 2022 8:15 am

Vinayak Ambekar alleges that the workers of the ruling NCP seemed to have planned the attack on him to make a video for circulation on social media.

Maharashtra actor, student arrested over posts on Sharad Pawar: Police

May 15, 2022 7:40 am

The actor, Ketaki Chitale, 29, had posted a Marathi poem on her Facebook profile, attributed to another person, that mentions only a surname (Pawar) and an age (80). But it also refers to the physical ailments the 81-year-old NCP leader suffers from.

Cong-NCP rift widens, as Patole blows hot, Ajit, Jayant play cool

May 14, 2022 8:09 am

Patole’s broadside against the NCP further strained their relations which have been fraught in the backdrop of the Congress's eroding support base vis-a-vis the NCP, with the latter carrying on with its bid to poach the grand old party's leaders.

Nana Patole reiterates NCP backstabbed Congress, Ajit Pawar says ‘statement ridiculous’

May 13, 2022 8:26 am

Nana Patole's outburst comes in the backdrop of tactical voting by the NCP's Gondia unit, where it joined hands with the BJP to elect the president of the Gondia Zilla Parishad on Tuesday.


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.