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Slogan controversy in Rajya Sabha: NCP to register protest against Naidu, send him 20 lakh letters

July 23, 2020 9:03 pm

Rajya Sabha Chairman M Venkaiah Naidu had taken exception to BJP MP Udayanraje Bhosale chanting a slogan honouring the Maratha king Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj while taking oath in the Upper House on Wednesday.

CM to district collectors; ‘Impose lockdown if sure it will contain spread of virus’

July 19, 2020 2:59 am

After the state government had extended the lockdown till July 31, the NCP and the Congress had expressed unhappiness that the district administrations had been given the power to impose lockdown again if required.

For Gram Panchayat administrator posts, NCP Pune seeks Rs 11,000 as donation from aspirants

July 16, 2020 2:44 pm

Letter issued by NCP Pune District chief seeks Rs 11,000 from all applicants to 750 Gram Panchayat administrator posts.

Amid increasing political jousting: Sena joins hands with BJP for Kalyan Panchayat Samiti polls

July 07, 2020 3:17 am

On Monday, Sena preferred to join hands with its former ally BJP, which had extended support to the party to take control over the Kalyan Panchayat Samiti.

NCP demands action against firms supplying fake soyabean seeds

June 26, 2020 2:44 am

The NCP also presented a memorandum on the issue to Dadasaheb Bhuse, which stated, “Farmers in Vidarbha and Marathwada have sown soyabean. But unfortunately, the seeds did not germinate. As a result, farmers will have to go for second sowing.”

NCP replaces its party chief in Gujarat, days before key RS polls

June 03, 2020 5:30 am

Differences are said to have arisen between Vaghela and the party leadership over the lone NCP legislator’s support in the Rajya Sabha polls on June 19.

Maharashtra cabinet to recommend Uddhav as MLC through Governor quota

April 10, 2020 9:28 am

As per Article 164 (4) of the Indian Constitution, any minister who is not a member of the House needs to get elected to the Legislative Assembly or Council within six months of appointment.

NCP regains control of Baramati sugar mill

February 25, 2020 8:32 am

Results show that just five of the previous panels got elected while the NCP backed panel managed to win 11 of the other seats.

Govt slows down as cautious CM Uddhav Thackeray still in 'learning' mode

February 17, 2020 9:47 am

“Now he is on track. He has a certain style of functioning and is conducting the work as per his style,” said a Sena minister, who did not want to be named.

Centre vs Maharashtra as Elgar Parishad probe is handed over to NIA

January 25, 2020 7:21 am

Home Ministry direction came a day after Sena-led govt reviewed chargesheet against activists named in case.


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.