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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Maharashtra: Sharad Pawar meets CM, seeks more relief for flood-affected areas

A delegation of senior NCP leaders from Western Maharashtra, led by party chief Sharad Pawar, demanded relief from the government for flood-affected people.

Shiv Sena hits back at NCP chief

An editorial in party mouthpiece Saamana said the funny thing is that Pawar has suddenly started speaking the language of Shiv Sainiks.


Present rulers putting pressure on people with cases against them: Sharad Pawar

In the last three months, the NCP has lost six of its 41 MLAs and there are indications of a few more desertions in the coming few days.

Jolt to NCP, its Mumbai unit chief joins Shiv Sena

Sachin Ahir, who was a minister in the previous Congress-NCP government in the state, joined the Sena in Mumbai in the presence of its party president Uddhav Thackeray and Yuva Sena chief Aaditya Thackeray.

BJP misusing government agencies to rope in opposition leaders: Sharad Pawar

Pawar’s statement comes in the backdrop of several senior NCP leaders, including Mumbai unit chief Sachin Ahir and women’s wing chief Chitra Wagh, quitting the party in the last few days to join either BJP or Shiv Sena.

Mumbai Confidential: In The Spotlight

A crushing defeat in the Lok Sabha elections coupled with mass defections has left the Nationalist Congress Party tottering, and the onus has yet again fallen on the septuagenarian to resurrect his party’s fortunes.


BJP using state agencies to coerce opposition leaders to join them: Sharad Pawar

Sharad Pawar said that apart from central agencies, the BJP dispensation was also using Maharashtra State Co-operative Bank (MSC) to “illegally” help political leaders from rival parties who are in financial mess and then force them to join the party.

'Sharad Pawar should introspect': Devendra Fadnavis hits back at NCP chief's poaching jibe

Earlier in the day, Pawar accused Fadnavis and other Maharashtra BJP leaders of "committing themselves" to poaching leaders from other parties before the elections in the state.

Explained: Why Sharad Pawar's NCP is falling apart in Maharashtra ahead of polls

At a time when the party is facing an existential crisis in the state, many of its established faces are deserting it for their own political survival, resulting in a massive change in political permutations months ahead of the crucial assembly polls in the state.

Election Commission asks TMC, NCP and CPI why they should not lose national party status

The Nationalist Congress Party (NCP), led by Sharad Pawar, Mamata Banerjee’s Trinamool Congress (TMC) and the Communist Party of India (CPI) were asked to respond by August 5.

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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).