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Thursday, February 25, 2021

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.


Spike in Covid case : Pawar, senior ministers call off public events; Nitin Raut cancels son’s wedding reception

February 23, 2021 4:08 am

On Sunday, the state government announced religious, social and political gatherings will be prohibited in Maharashtra from Monday in view of the rising Covid-19 cases.

Day after attending wedding of NCP MLA with Pawar, Bhujbal tests positive for Covid-19

February 22, 2021 7:26 pm

Over the last fortnight, a number of senior NCP leaders, including Home Minister Anil Deshmukh, NCP state president and Water Resources minister Jayant Patil, Food and Drugs Administration Minister Dr Rajendra Shingne and Health Minister Rajesh Tope have tested positive for Covid-19.

Anna Hazare files protest plea against closure report

February 20, 2021 1:27 am

Anna Hazare further stated that he had filed a petition before the Bombay High Court in 2018 challenging the sale of cooperative sugar factories in the state and sought an investigation by an independent agency such as the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI).

Gogoi's remarks on judiciary shocking, worrisome: Pawar

February 14, 2021 9:49 pm

Gogoi had reportedly said that the judiciary is in a "ramshackle" state and expressed concern over the pendency of cases.

NCP targets PM over Pawar reference, asks is he fooling people?

February 08, 2021 8:55 pm

NCP's national spokesperson and Maharashtra minority affairs minister Nawab Malik also said the Sharad Pawar-led party was not against reforms, but demanded a repeal of the three contentious agri marketing laws.

Bhimsen Joshi tried to unify Marathi, Kannada cultures through his music: Sharad Pawar

February 07, 2021 5:36 am

A special 'Monogram' designed on Joshi by world renowned calligrapher, Achyut Palav, was unveiled on the occasion.

Sachin Tendulkar should be careful about speaking on farmers: Sharad Pawar

February 06, 2021 11:05 pm

"I would suggest to Sachin (Tendulkar) that he should be careful while speaking on the issues related to other fields," Sharad Pawar said.

Sugar mills look forward to robust sales in February after two months of sluggish business

February 04, 2021 12:13 am

Low demand has caused distress sales below MSP.

Tomar counters Pawar on agri laws

February 01, 2021 2:54 am

In a series of tweets, Agriculture Minister Narendra Singh Tomar said that NCP chief Sharad Pawar had himself tried hard to bring the same agriculture reforms earlier. He then attached a point-by-point reply to Pawar’s charges.

Sharad Pawar: New farm laws will affect MSP, weaken mandi system

January 31, 2021 1:03 am

Pawar said while reforms were necessary, they could not be at the cost of demolishing a system.


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).