Sharad Pawar

The founder and president of the Nationalist Congress Party (NCP), Pawar began his career as a member of the Indian National Congress and has held several key positions in the government. Pawar became the member of Maharashtra’s Legislative Assembly for the first time in 1967. He served as the minister of multiple ministries in his tenure as an MLA, which lasted till 1978. In 1978, he was elected as the Chief Minister of Maharashtra, an office he held for three

times in his political career (1978-80, 1983-91, 1993-95). He has been elected as a member of the Lok Sabha six times and has held office for several important ministries including defense (1991-93) under the PV Narsimha Rao government. He parted from Congress in 1999 and formed the NCP after being expelled for opposing the party’s projection of a non-Indian, Sonia Gandhi, as their Prime Ministerial candidate. He has also served as the President of the International Council of Cricket from 2010-12.

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NCP workers assaulted volunteers, claims AAP

The party has also complained about two other volunteers being “brutally attacked” at Dargah Road polling booth. Senior AAP leaders claimed NCP workers were worried about AAP candidate Dr Abu Faizi.

Maharashtra Assembly Election 2019 Exit Poll Results HIGHLIGHTS: Clear majority for BJP-Shiv Sena

Maharashtra Election Exit Poll Results 2019 HIGHLIGHTS: A voter turnout of 54.53 per cent was recorded till 5 pm in Maharashtra, after polling for 288 Assembly seats began at 7 am on Monday, officials said.


Maharashtra, Haryana exit poll results 2019 Highlights: BJP holds clear edge

Haryana, Maharashtra Election Exit Poll Results 2019 Highlights: The actual results for Maharashtra's 288 seats and Haryana's 90 seats will be announced on October 24.

Oppn: They are running a vindictive campaign, avoiding issues that matter

While addressing a campaign rally in Pune on Thursday evening, Modi had referred to the promise of sending those who had looted the country to jail. He indicated that such action will continue in the next five years. 

Maharashtra elections: Vajpayee cultured gentleman, Modi effective person, says Sharad Pawar 

Pawar also targeted Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis, saying he did not take any initiative to resolve problems faced by farmers and industries in the state.

Maha polls: People disappointed with BJP-Sena, the worst govt in state so far, says Sharad Pawar

Pawar was in Mumbai to address rallies to endorse NCP candidates Nawab Malik and Dhananjay Pisal, who are contesting the Assembly election from Anushakti Nagar and Kanjur Marg seats, respectively.


Mahrashtra polls: ‘Creating my own space, not a challenger to Ajit Pawar,' says Rohit

"The region faces water scarcity. We should focus on bringing factories that are more labour intensive and less water intensive. Nothing has been done in the region for the unorganised sector," says Pawar.

Karjat-Jamkhed: In BJP stronghold, a face-off between Pawar family debutant, ‘local’ MLA

The Karjat-Jamkhed Assembly seat in Ahmednagar, which the BJP has won consistently since 1995, is witnessing one of the fiercest battles this time, with Sharad Pawar’s high-profile grandnephew Rohit challenging state Water Conservation Minister Ram Shinde on the latter’s home turf.

Farmer suicides in Maharashtra are sins of Sharad Pawar, says Devendra Fadnavis

“Pawarsaheb, what right do you have to talk about farmer suicides? As the Union minister for agriculture, what steps did you take to mitigate the hardships of farmers in backward regions of Vidarbha and Marathwada?” Devendra Fadnavis asked.

Maharashtra polls: Sharad Pawar targets Fadnavis-led BJP, calls for throwing out 'vindictive govt'

The NCP supremo was campaigning to garner support for his party nominee, Vijay Ghodmare, and ex-MLA of BJP, who recently joined the NCP will be contesting against BJP's sitting MLA Sameer Meghe.

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Mamata Banerjee in New Delhi to forge strategy for an anti-BJP front

West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee arrived in New Delhi On Tuesday on a four-day visit to talk with several opposition leaders about an anti-BJP front for the 2019 Lok Sabha elections.

NCP chief Sharad Pawar felicitated on his 75th birthday in New Delhi

NCP chief Sharad Pawar was felicitated during an award and felicitation ceremony on his 75th birthday in New Delhi. Narendra Modi, Pranab Mukherjee, Sonia Gandhi, Rahul Gandhi, Arun Jaitley, Nitish Kumar, Lalu Prasad Yadav and others were present at the event.


Maharashtra Polls: Uddhav Thackeray, Sharad Pawar stir a storm

MNS chief Uddhav Thackeray campaigns for Shivsena candidates of Thane at Thane Central Maidan, Mumbai on Saturday (October 11).