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  • Will make Maharashtra number one state on economic front again: Ajit Pawar Mar 06, 2020 08:08 AM IST

    Will make Maharashtra number one state on economic front again: Ajit Pawar

    It indicates that Maharashtra is lagging behind in sectors such as industries and services while employment generation too was poor during the five years of Devendra Fadnavis-led regime, Pawar said.

  • Maharashtra spends Rs 1.51 lakh cr out of Rs 4 lakh cr income on salary, pension: Ajit Pawar Mar 03, 2020 05:06 PM IST

    Maharashtra spends Rs 1.51 lakh cr out of Rs 4 lakh cr income on salary, pension: Ajit Pawar

    There was no reason for the state to revert to the old pension scheme, said the Deputy CM Ajit Pawar.

  • Citizens of Maharashtra need not worry about CAA-NRC-NPR: Ajit Pawar Mar 02, 2020 08:10 AM IST

    Citizens of Maharashtra need not worry about CAA-NRC-NPR: Ajit Pawar

    Addressing the convention of the Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) here, he also ruled out any need to bring a resolution against the Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA) and the National Population Register (NPR) in the state Legislative Assembly.

  • Maharashtra govt will give bank guarantee for tur procurement: Ajit Pawar Feb 25, 2020 08:03 PM IST

    Maharashtra govt will give bank guarantee for tur procurement: Ajit Pawar

    Speaking to reporters after the meeting, he said the government will give a guarantee of Rs 200 crore for the state marketing federation so that it could raise funds for tur procurement.

  • Maharashtra govt to give Rs 23cr for Shivneri Fort development: Ajit Pawar Feb 19, 2020 01:05 PM IST

    Maharashtra govt to give Rs 23cr for Shivneri Fort development: Ajit Pawar

    On the occasion of Shivaji's birth anniversary on Wednesday, Pawar visited the fort, located in Junnar tehsil, and paid tributes to the Maratha warrior king.

  • Govt positive about loan waiver above Rs 2 lakh: Ajit Pawar Jan 31, 2020 06:55 PM IST

    Govt positive about loan waiver above Rs 2 lakh: Ajit Pawar

    The loan waiver scheme announced by the Shiv Sena- NCP-Congress government after coming to power last year has a cap of Rs 2 lakh.

  • Let Hyperloop be implemented abroad first, says Ajit Pawar Jan 17, 2020 07:38 PM IST

    Let Hyperloop be implemented abroad first, says Ajit Pawar

    The earlier BJP-led government had announced that a Hyperloop would be built between Pune and Mumbai which will reduce the travel time between the two cities drastically.

  • Irrigation scam: Bombay HC to hear plea for judicial probe on February 13 Jan 15, 2020 01:05 PM IST

    Irrigation scam: Bombay HC to hear plea for judicial probe on February 13

    A bench of Justices S B Shukre and Madhav Jamdar was hearing a bunch of petitions seeking probe in the multi-crore scam to be transferred from the state Anti-Corruption Bureau to the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) or the Enforcement Directorate (ED).

  • Irrigation scam: Ajit Pawar files affidavit in court, says no need for CBI or ED probe Jan 15, 2020 08:21 AM IST

    Irrigation scam: Ajit Pawar files affidavit in court, says no need for CBI or ED probe

    The NCP leader also said in the affidavit filed that there is no requirement for the present investigation to be handed over to the CBI or the ED.

  • Don't hike stamp duty to increase revenue: Ajit Pawar to officials Jan 09, 2020 10:23 PM IST

    Don't hike stamp duty to increase revenue: Ajit Pawar to officials

    Pawar gave these instructions during a review meeting of the Department of Registration and Stamps, an official statement said.

  • Ambedkar memorial to be completed by 2022: Ajit Pawar Jan 02, 2020 05:15 PM IST

    Ambedkar memorial to be completed by 2022: Ajit Pawar

    'We will try to complete the work by April 14, 2022...the government will ensure there is no shortage of funds for the project,' Pawar told reporters here.

  • Ajit Pawar reviews progress on Ambedkar memorial in Mumbai Jan 02, 2020 01:50 PM IST

    Ajit Pawar reviews progress on Ambedkar memorial in Mumbai

    The NCP leader also paid respects to the late Dalit icon and architect of the Constitution at the Chaityabhoomi here before visiting the Indu Mills premises in Dadar area.

  • Ajit Pawar pays tributes at Koregaon Bhima war memorial Jan 01, 2020 10:50 AM IST

    Ajit Pawar pays tributes at Koregaon Bhima war memorial

    Lakhs of people congregate every year at the 'Jay Stambh' (victory pillar) near Koregaon Bhima village to offer tributes on the anniversary of the battle, which was fought on January 1, 1818 between the British East India Company and the Peshwa faction of the Maratha Confederacy.

  • Maharashtra cabinet expansion: Ajit Pawar returns as Deputy CM, Aaditya Thackeray takes oath as minister Dec 30, 2019 02:06 PM IST

    Maharashtra cabinet expansion: Ajit Pawar returns as Deputy CM, Aaditya Thackeray takes oath as minister

    Besides Ajit Pawar and Aaditya Thackeray, Ashok Chavan, Dhananjay Munde and Amit Vilasrao Deshmukh were also sworn-in

  • Will follow NCP orders: Ajit Pawar on inclusion in Maharashtra govt Dec 27, 2019 05:00 PM IST

    Will follow NCP orders: Ajit Pawar on inclusion in Maharashtra govt

    Queried on his chances of taking oath on December 30, Pawar said, 'I have clarified my stand on this issue. I will follow the directives of the party leadership.'

  • Ajit Pawar not involved in irrigation scam, ACB reiterates Dec 20, 2019 06:10 PM IST

    Ajit Pawar not involved in irrigation scam, ACB reiterates

    Earlier, the ACB's Nagpur and Amravati branches had filed affidavits stating the same, but the petitioners in the case, who have filed a PIL seeking probe in the alleged scam, had demanded that some high-ranking officer file an affidavit.

  • Maharashtra govt to discuss crop loan waiver with allies: Ajit Pawar Dec 19, 2019 11:17 AM IST

    Maharashtra govt to discuss crop loan waiver with allies: Ajit Pawar

    Unseasonal showers in October and November damaged crops over 93 lakh hectares, and the state needs to provide some financial assistance to farmers, former chief minister Devendra Fadnavis said on Sunday, before the commencement of the winter session of the state legislature.

  • Discussed weather: Ajit Pawar on public chat with Devendra Fadnavis Dec 09, 2019 05:25 PM IST

    Discussed weather: Ajit Pawar on public chat with Devendra Fadnavis

    In a stunning turn of events, Fadnavis had on November 23 returned as chief minister propped up by Ajit Pawar, who was made his deputy. Both were sworn in a hush-hush early morning ceremony but the government lasted only 80 hours.

  • Our stand vindicated, NCP says on ACB's clean chit to Ajit Dec 07, 2019 06:43 PM IST

    Our stand vindicated, NCP says on ACB's clean chit to Ajit

    The ACB, in an affidavit before the Bombay High Court, has ruled out Pawar's involvement in alleged irregularities in irrigation projects in Vidarbha.

  • Ajit Pawar gets ACB clean chit in Vidarbha irrigation scam Dec 06, 2019 11:02 AM IST

    Ajit Pawar gets ACB clean chit in Vidarbha irrigation scam

    The ACB, in its affidavit submitted in the Nagpur Bench of the Bombay High Court, has ruled out Pawar's involvement in cases of alleged irregularities in irrigation projects in the Vidarbha region.

  • Was aware that Ajit and Devendra Fadnavis were in talks: Sharad Pawar Dec 03, 2019 10:00 PM IST

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

    Fadnavis and Ajit Pawar took oath on November 23 morning as chief minister and deputy chief minister, respectively, even though the Shiv Sena, NCP and Congress had almost finalised their alliance and named Uddhav Thackeray as the chief ministerial candidate.

  • Maha Vikas Aghadi | With numbers on its side, longevity is the challenge Dec 02, 2019 12:36 PM IST

    Maha Vikas Aghadi | With numbers on its side, longevity is the challenge

    The sore-spot for the Congress-NCP-Shiv Sena alliance is not in the new-found Sena-Congress ties, but the equations in the NCP and the Pawar family.

  • NCP to get Deputy CM post, Speaker to be from Congress: Ajit Pawar Nov 29, 2019 08:50 PM IST

    NCP to get Deputy CM post, Speaker to be from Congress: Ajit Pawar

    Pawar's statement followed reports that the Congress is now demanding deputy chief minister's post, and is ready to give up the Speaker's post to the NCP.

  • Maharashtra government formation: Won't take oath as minister today, says Ajit Pawar Nov 28, 2019 02:36 PM IST

    Maharashtra government formation: Won't take oath as minister today, says Ajit Pawar

    "I will not take oath today. Only Chhagan Bhujbal and Jayant Patil will take oath as ministers from the NCP," Ajit Pawar told reporters after a meeting of NCP leaders at party chief Sharad Pawar's residence here.

  • Politics | All parties win as the BJP loses Maharashtra Nov 28, 2019 01:28 PM IST

    Politics | All parties win as the BJP loses Maharashtra

    The BJP is now seen as an opportunist party, which has compromised on its anti-corruption plank. The Shiv Sena has emerged as the David to the BJP's Goliath. Sharad Pawar and his NCP are back in power, and for the Congress, this has been an unexpected bonus.

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