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NCP hits out at Shah, Fadnavis on Baramati Lok Sabha victory claim

Pawar was first chosen as MLA in 1967 from Baramati and was also Lok Sabha MP from there for several terms. Pawar's daughter Supriya Sule is currently the Lok Sabha MP from Baramati.

Maharashtra: Kept hanging by Congress, NCP, small kingmakers drift away

Alliance will be hit as farmer issue ties Raju Shetti hands; Prakash Ambedkar, with AIMIM by side, gets no overtures, to contest all 48 seats in state.

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Pune seat suspense: City Congress says it has started Lok Sabha campaign, NCP stays silent

After Pawar’s statement, Raju Shetti says his party wants six seats

Maharashtra: Congress, NCP seal deal for 45 of 48 Lok Sabha seats

According to senior Congress leaders, the Nandurbar seat also has an emotional and historical significance for India’s grand old party — the UPA even launched several marquee development initiatives from this tribal-dominated constituency.

As Sena discounts alliance possibility with BJP, NCP and Congress keep safe distance from party

The Sena didn’t seem to mind entering an alliance with the Congress and NCP at the local level, said political analyst Abhay Deshpande.

Former high-profile cop, NCP leader join Congress

Ravindra Angre was earlier the general secretary of the BJP in Thane district. While Angre named the ongoing Rafale deal controversy as a reason for him to quit the ruling party, sources said that he was upset at being sidelined and marginalised in his own district.

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Sharad Pawar, Ashok Chavan seek to form common front with Left

Sharad Pawar said that while the drought situation is worsening in the state, the big political discussions are about building a temple in Ayodhya.

Bombay High Court issues notices to NCP, BJP, RPI and MNS over illegal hoardings

The representatives of these parties had last year filed undertakings before the HC assuring that their workers would not put up hoardings and banners on roads and public places without requisite permission from the authorities concerned.

We are hopeful that Ambedkar will join us: NCP leader Ajit Pawar

"Both NCP and Congress have made up their minds to go together. Final details about seat-sharing would be discussed at a meeting of the two parties on November 2," said Ajit Pawar.

Sharad Pawar attacks Modi govt: Those in power don’t believe in the Constitution, judiciary and equality

"There is an attack on the Constitution. The CBI was established as an agency to look into serious matters concerning the country but its chief was removed at 2 am and another person, who was already facing many inquiries, was appointed," Pawar said.

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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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