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Thursday, December 12, 2019

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.


PM Modi wishes Sharad Pawar ‘long & healthy life’ on his birthday

December 12, 2019 1:41 pm

In November, a meeting between Modi and Pawar raised eyebrows in Maharashtra when the 79-year-old met Modi in his chamber in Parliament House when talks between the NCP, Congress and Shiv Sena on forming an alliance had gained momentum.

Express daily briefing: Virat is very powerful, says Yohan Blake; Sharad Pawar interview; and more

December 08, 2019 9:43 am

From thousands of Jammu and Kashmir students facing a tough time to apply for the National Eligibility cum Entrance Test (NEET) to Hyderabad rape victim's younger sister struggling to find closure; here are the top news today.

Sharad Pawar interview: ‘Public does expect alternative to Modi. Has anyone provided that? It’s Oppn’s fault...'

December 08, 2019 2:56 pm

The Indian Express interviews the NCP chief on the art of making friends, his role, the Maharashtra alliance and what it means for the country.

Ajit Pawar got clean chit — day after Fadnavis resigned, day before new govt was sworn in

December 06, 2019 11:24 am

Ajit Pawar’s exoneration was a result of enquiry processes that took place during the term of Fadnavis-led BJP-Sena government. In his election campaign though, Fadnavis had raised the issue of irrigation scam and Pawar’s involvement in it.

Sharad Pawar’s disclosure on meeting politically incorrect: BJP leader

December 04, 2019 12:11 pm

On November 20, Pawar met Modi in his chamber in Parliament House when talks between the NCP, Congress and Shiv Sena on forming an alliance had gained momentum.

Was aware that Ajit and Fadnavis were in talks: Sharad Pawar

December 04, 2019 1:14 am

The NCP chief said Ajit took the step of supporting the BJP as he was unhappy at the way power-sharing talks with the Congress were shaping up.

PM Modi told me let us work together but I refused: Sharad Pawar on Nov 20 meet

December 03, 2019 11:39 am

Sharad Pawar's meeting with the Prime Minister took place three days before nephew Ajit Pawar joined hands with the BJP to prop up the short-lived government of Devendra Fadnavis in Maharashtra.

Delhi Confidential: Warm Welcome

December 03, 2019 3:09 am

Sharad Pawar returned to Parliament on Monday with fellow MPs both inside the House and in the Central Hall congratulating him for the “victory”.

PM Modi had offered Cabinet post to Supriya Sule but I refused: Sharad Pawar

December 02, 2019 10:31 pm

The NCP supremo said he made it clear to Modi that it won't be possible for him to work together with the PM. "Modi told me that my political experience would be helpful for him to run the government. We both share similar opinions on some national issues, hence he made the offer," Pawar said.

His govt lays out agenda, Uddhav says ‘still with Hindutva, can’t be separated from me’

December 02, 2019 4:05 am

Devendra Fadnavis said the BJP had been denied power as “political arithmetic prevailed over merit”. To Thackeray’s dig at him over his ‘I will come back’ poll campaign tagline, Fadnavis said he had not given a time frame as to when he would be back and that no one should rule it out.


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).