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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.


Former chairman of Sakhar Sangh to join NCP

August 03, 2020 8:32 pm

The main issue which seems to have mended the fences between both the leaders was the upcoming elections to the Shree Chhatrapati Cooperative Sugar Factory Lmited Bhavaningar, Indapur.

Eid-ul-Adha; Seeking easing of rules, MLAs meet Sharad Pawar

July 28, 2020 1:32 am

Apart from Sharad Pawar, the meeting was attended by Anil Deshmukh, Revenue Minister Balasaheb Thorat, state DGP Subodh Jaiswal, Mumbai Police Commissioner Parambir Singh and BMC Commisisoner I S Chahal.

Need to focus on resumption of business activity, says Pawar

July 26, 2020 2:24 am

"There is a need to focus on how to restart business activity. The economic issues faced by the state are just as important as the health crisis," said Pawar, while indicating that the Uddhav Thackeray-led coalition will look to ease further curbs on industrial activity in the state July 31 onwards.

Muslim MLAs likely to meet Pawar over restrictions on Eid-ul Adha celebrations

July 22, 2020 2:24 pm

The delegation, to be led by Rais Shaikh, Samajwadi Party MLA from Bhiwandi, is set to request Pawar to intervene to ensure the state government reviews its recent guidelines that have prohibited the sale of animals, for the purpose of sacrifice.

'Some people think building temple will eradicate Covid': Sharad Pawar on Ram temple Trust fixing date

July 19, 2020 9:09 pm

NCP chief Sharad Pawar's comment comes a day after Ram Janmabhoomi Teerth Kshetra Trust invited PM Narendra Modi to lay the foundation stone of a Ram temple in Ayodhya.

BJP dares Pawar to go solo in next state polls

July 14, 2020 2:15 am

Speaking to mediapersons, Maharashtra BJP president Chandrakant Patil said: "If Congress and NCP had contested separately in the 2019 Assembly polls, NCP would have won just 20 seats and Congress 10."

2014 support offer a ploy to keep Sena away from BJP, says Sharad Pawar

July 14, 2020 1:41 am

He further said that it was his “political ploy” to offer outside support to the BJP to form the government in 2014 to keep the Shiv Sena away from its then ally and widen the distance between the saffron allies.

Don't take voters for granted; even Indira, Vajpayee had lost: Sharad Pawar

July 11, 2020 11:45 am

"No politician should take people for granted. Nobody should take a stand that he would return to power. People thought that this stand smacks of arrogance and hence feeling grew among them that they should be taught a lesson," Sharad Pawar said.

Mumbai cop transfers: CM Thackeray, Sharad Pawar meet to iron out differences

July 07, 2020 8:48 am

Speculation of a tussle between the two parties over the issue had intensified on Sunday after transfer orders of 10 deputy commissioners of police, effected by the Mumbai police commissionerate on July 2, were suddenly revoked.

Maharashtra: Finance dept objects, says new concept needed to remove regional imbalance

July 01, 2020 3:47 am

Sources said a proposal has been moved to reconstitute the three development boards as their tenure ended on April 30.


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

March 27, 2018 9:48 pm

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

December 10, 2015 9:55 pm

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

October 12, 2014 10:30 am

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