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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.


At Brahmin community meeting, Pawar ‘promises action’ against NCP leaders over ‘hurtful remarks’

May 22, 2022 9:06 am

The Brahmin community, which constitutes about 2-3 per cent of the state's population, has been raising objections to some comments made by Pawar and his party leaders in recent times.

Why is NCP chief Sharad Pawar meeting Brahmin community leaders in Pune today?

May 21, 2022 6:04 pm

NCP leaders including Pawar, Amol Mitkari and Chhagan Bhujbal have drawn the Brahmin community’s ire over recent remarks they made in connection with Chhatrapati Shivaji and on priests. At the meeting, Pawar will attempt to clear the air, party leaders said.

Pawar: Ambedkar had to take ‘bitter decision’ of leaving Hinduism

May 21, 2022 10:00 am

The veteran politician was speaking at a function where a book on Ambedkar, written by advocate Jaidev Gaikwad, was released.

After actor Ketaki Chitale, another held in Panvel for posting against NCP chief Sharad Pawar

May 20, 2022 1:36 am

The accused has been identified as Kiran Inamdar against whom an FIR was registered along with Marathi actor Ketaki Chitale, who was also arrested by the Thane police for posting similar content.

Ketaki Chitale might have been instigated by some, say Marathi TV personnel on 'derogatory' post about Sharad Pawar

May 18, 2022 5:21 am

Ketaki Chitale - Sharad Pawar controversy: As the actor repeatedly makes controversial comments, artists in the Marathi film and TV industries say that Ketaki Chitale might be drawing support from certain quarters.

The angry young brigade of Sharad 'Mr Congeniality' Pawar

May 16, 2022 3:30 pm

A section within the NCP suspects a BJP hand in the attacks on Pawar, as he is seen to be the main factor in the BJP not forming the government in Maharashtra after the 2019 Assembly elections.

Ketaki Chitale booked again for using Sant Tukaram’s 'signature' in derogatory post on Sharad Pawar

May 17, 2022 4:55 pm

Ketaki Chitale is currently under arrest and is in the custody of the Thane police for the alleged defamatory post against NCP chief Pawar.

BJP leader says he deleted lines from Pawar post ‘voluntarily’; no action yet against his attackers

May 16, 2022 8:15 am

Vinayak Ambekar alleges that the workers of the ruling NCP seemed to have planned the attack on him to make a video for circulation on social media.

Ketaki Chitale, known for controversial social media posts, had drawn ire of Maratha activists too

May 17, 2022 4:57 pm

The 29-year-old actor, a resident of Pune, has had a penchant for making controversial statements and has had brushes with the law for such statements on social media.

Who is Ketaki Chitale? The Marathi actor arrested for posting derogatory remarks against Sharad Pawar

May 14, 2022 8:54 pm

Ketaki Chitale was arrested by the Thane Crime Branch for a Facebook post that was allegedly derogatory against NCP chief Sharad Pawar.


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).