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  • Maharashtra government formation: After resigning as Deputy CM, Ajit Pawar attends NCP MLAs' meet Nov 27, 2019 01:33 PM IST

    Maharashtra government formation: After resigning as Deputy CM, Ajit Pawar attends NCP MLAs' meet

    The meeting is being held at the Y B Chavan Centre, ahead of the swearing-in ceremony of Shiv Sena president Uddhav Thackeray as the next chief minister of the state.

  • Maharashtra government formation: Was sure of Ajit's return, family stands united, says Rohit Pawar Nov 27, 2019 11:38 AM IST

    Maharashtra government formation: Was sure of Ajit's return, family stands united, says Rohit Pawar

    Ajit Pawar called on his uncle and NCP patriarch Sharad Pawar late Tuesday night, after first having joined hands with the BJP to form government in Maharashtra and then quitting it.

  • Maharashtra government formation: I am in NCP, will remain in party, says Ajit Pawar Nov 27, 2019 09:45 AM IST

    Maharashtra government formation: I am in NCP, will remain in party, says Ajit Pawar

    "I have nothing to say (right now), I will speak at the right time. I had said earlier also, I am in the NCP and I will remain in the NCP. There is no reason to create confusion," Ajit Pawar told reporters here.

  • Maharashtra government formation: Supriya Sule greets cousin Ajit Pawar with a hug before Assembly session Nov 27, 2019 09:30 AM IST

    Maharashtra government formation: Supriya Sule greets cousin Ajit Pawar with a hug before Assembly session

    As Ajit Pawar entered the Vidhan Bhavan premises on Wednesday morning, his cousin and Lok Sabha member Supriya Sule greeted him with a warm hug.

  • Maharashtra Assembly session begins; Devendra Fadnavis, Ajit Pawar take oath Nov 27, 2019 08:48 AM IST

    Maharashtra Assembly session begins; Devendra Fadnavis, Ajit Pawar take oath

    NCP MP Supriya Sule greeted party MLAs Ajit Pawar and Rohit Pawar at Vidhan Bhawan entrance before the commencement of the session.

  • Ajit Pawar yielded to persuasion by his clan and NCP leaders? Nov 26, 2019 06:35 PM IST

    Ajit Pawar yielded to persuasion by his clan and NCP leaders?

    Party patriarch Sharad Pawar spoke to his prodigal nephew over phone in the morning asking him to revisit his decision to align with the BJP and stay in power.

  • Maharashtra government formation: CM Fadnavis, Dy CM Ajit Pawar resign; What next? Nov 26, 2019 04:50 PM IST

    Maharashtra government formation: CM Fadnavis, Dy CM Ajit Pawar resign; What next?

    With Devendra Fadnavis resigning, it remains to be seen if the floor test tomorrow is warranted at all

  • Politics | Bollywood can take lessons from Maharashtra’s political drama Nov 26, 2019 02:48 PM IST

    Politics | Bollywood can take lessons from Maharashtra’s political drama

    It would be prudent to assume that the November 27 floor test in the Maharashtra assembly is just one among the many parts of the ongoing political theatre in the state. Whatever be the result, the show is far from over.

  • Maharashtra government formation: Confusion over Ajit Pawar's status as NCP House leader Nov 26, 2019 11:28 AM IST

    Maharashtra government formation: Confusion over Ajit Pawar's status as NCP House leader

    PTI has reported that the Speaker has so far not accepted the NCP's decision of replacing Ajit Pawar with Jayant Patil

  • Politics | Courtesy BJP, Maharashtra establishes a new low in the market of politics Nov 26, 2019 09:30 AM IST

    Politics | Courtesy BJP, Maharashtra establishes a new low in the market of politics

    The BJP is in power in 13 of India’s states and leads coalition governments in at least six other states, but this record is chequered by the methods it used to grab or retain power.

  • Pawars, Thackerays, Mundes - uncle-nephew tussles not new in Maharashtra Nov 25, 2019 07:35 PM IST

    Pawars, Thackerays, Mundes - uncle-nephew tussles not new in Maharashtra

    The mentor-protege equation of uncles with their nephews has slipped into unpleasant territory in the struggle for power in not just the NCP but also the Shiv Sena and the BJP.

  • Maharashtra govt formation: 2 days after swearing-in, Dy CM Ajit Pawar gets clean chit in Rs 70,000cr irrigation scam Nov 25, 2019 03:51 PM IST

    Maharashtra govt formation: 2 days after swearing-in, Dy CM Ajit Pawar gets clean chit in Rs 70,000cr irrigation scam

    The scam, pegged at Rs 70,000 crore, relates to alleged corruption and irregularities in approval and execution of various irrigation projects in Maharashtra during the Congress-NCP rule.

  • Politics | Will a BJP on the offensive further unite opposition parties? Nov 25, 2019 03:07 PM IST

    Politics | Will a BJP on the offensive further unite opposition parties?

    If the Cong-NCP-Shiv Sena can ensure the defeat of Devendra Fadnavis in the floor test, it could well be the first of the severe jolts the BJP is likely to receive in the next few days and weeks. Apart from Maharashtra, crucial by-elections are slated in Karnataka on December 5, followed by polls in Jharkhand.

  • Have support of all 54 NCP MLAs to form government in Maharashtra: Centre Nov 25, 2019 11:37 AM IST

    Have support of all 54 NCP MLAs to form government in Maharashtra: Centre

    The Shiv Sena-Congress-NCP has filed a plea against Governor Bhagat Singh Koshiyari's decision to swear in BJP leader Fadnavis as chief minister and NCP's Ajit Pawar as deputy chief minister.

  • Those who ditched 25-year-old friend will also dump Ajit Pawar: Shiv Sena Nov 25, 2019 09:46 AM IST

    Those who ditched 25-year-old friend will also dump Ajit Pawar: Shiv Sena

    An editorial in Sena mouthpiece 'Saamana' also targeted Maharashtra's Deputy Chief Minister Ajit Pawar, saying his rebellion has failed and it will be proved in the next few days.

  • Ashok Chavan takes aim at BJP on Ajit Pawar's tweets Nov 25, 2019 08:26 AM IST

    Ashok Chavan takes aim at BJP on Ajit Pawar's tweets

    Chavan's remarks came hours after Ajit Pawar, who had joined hands with the BJP on Saturday, on Sunday tweeted that he was still with the NCP and that Sharad Pawar continued to be his leader.

  • Ajit Pawar meets Devendra Fadnavis; CMO says they discussed farmers' issues Nov 25, 2019 08:25 AM IST

    Ajit Pawar meets Devendra Fadnavis; CMO says they discussed farmers' issues

    Earlier in the day, the supreme court issued notices to the Centre, Maharashtra government, Fadnavis and Ajit Pawar on a plea filed by the Congress-Shiv Sena-NCP combine seeking quashing of the governor's November 23 order inviting the BJP leader to form government.

  • Maharashtra government formation highlights: Ajit's statement misleading, no question of allying with BJP, says Sharad Pawar Nov 24, 2019 08:19 AM IST

    Maharashtra government formation highlights: Ajit's statement misleading, no question of allying with BJP, says Sharad Pawar

    Updates of the political crisis in Maharashtra. Supreme Court has sought Governor's records and letters of support by tomorrow morning

  • NCP, Congress will sit in Opposition, says Ajit Pawar Nov 01, 2019 12:53 PM IST

    NCP, Congress will sit in Opposition, says Ajit Pawar

    Pawar said the people of the state have asked his party to sit in the opposition, as reflected in the election results, and it will do the same.

  • Ajit Pawar elected Maharashtra NCP legislature party leader Oct 30, 2019 06:50 PM IST

    Ajit Pawar elected Maharashtra NCP legislature party leader

    The newly-elected legislators of the Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) elected him unanimously, state party unit chief Jayant Patil said.

  • Ajit Pawar wins by highest margin; Shiv Sena's Dilip Lande by lowest gap Oct 24, 2019 10:25 PM IST

    Ajit Pawar wins by highest margin; Shiv Sena's Dilip Lande by lowest gap

    According to the Election Commission (EC) data, Ajit Pawar defeated the BJP's Gopichand Padalkar by a margin of 1,65,265 votes.

  • Will fight fire with fire: Ajit Pawar on BJP's Baramati move Sep 30, 2019 08:15 PM IST

    Will fight fire with fire: Ajit Pawar on BJP's Baramati move

    Baramati, represented by Pawar since over a decade and for several terms before that by NCP chief Sharad Pawar, has a sizable Dhangar community presence.

  • Maharashtra Assembly Polls | I quit because of conscience, will do whatever uncle asks me to do: Ajit Pawar Sep 29, 2019 10:13 AM IST

    Maharashtra Assembly Polls | I quit because of conscience, will do whatever uncle asks me to do: Ajit Pawar

    Ajit, whose resignation as an MLA came on September 27 ahead of October 21 Maharashtra Assembly polls created a flutter. However, he indicated that he was not quitting politics

  • NCP leader Ajit Pawar quits as MLA ahead of Assembly elections Sep 27, 2019 08:05 PM IST

    NCP leader Ajit Pawar quits as MLA ahead of Assembly elections

    The Speaker said Ajit Pawar did not disclose the reason while tendering the resignation.

  • Maharashtra Assembly polls: NCP keen on alliance with Prakash Ambedkar's VBA, says Ajit Pawar Sep 23, 2019 09:50 AM IST

    Maharashtra Assembly polls: NCP keen on alliance with Prakash Ambedkar's VBA, says Ajit Pawar

    The Congress-NCP alliance as well as the VBA had suffered losses in the 2019 Lok Sabha polls as there was no alliance between the two sides

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