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  • Construction of new parliament building not necessary now: Supriya Sule Feb 22, 2021 10:16 AM IST

    Construction of new parliament building not necessary now: Supriya Sule

    Addressing a party rally in Ambernath town of Thane district in Maharashtra on Sunday for the forthcoming civic polls here, Sule said the Union government is going to spend Rs 800 crore to Rs 1,000 crore on the Central Vista project.

  • Agriculture Minister not giving correct facts on farm bills, Sharad Pawar counters Narendra Singh Tomar Feb 01, 2021 08:10 AM IST

    Agriculture Minister not giving correct facts on farm bills, Sharad Pawar counters Narendra Singh Tomar

    In a series of late night tweets in Hindi, Pawar said, "@nstomar ji is not bringing out correct facts before people. He has been assuring that the new laws will not affect the mandis but farmers unions are of opinion that the provisions under law favour rival companies."

  • Congress coterie thwarted Sharad Pawar’s PM bid twice: Praful Patel Dec 14, 2020 03:01 PM IST

    Congress coterie thwarted Sharad Pawar’s PM bid twice: Praful Patel

    Pawar founded the NCR in 1999 citing foreign origin of Sonia Gandhi and formed the NCP. Later, he joined the Congress-led UPA government in 2004 and served as Union agriculture minister till the 2014 Lok Sabha elections.

  • Sharad Pawar’s U-turn on farm laws: What was the NCP chief’s previous stance on the agri reforms? Dec 07, 2020 09:09 PM IST

    Sharad Pawar’s U-turn on farm laws: What was the NCP chief’s previous stance on the agri reforms?

    NCP chief and former agriculture, consumer affairs, food and public distribution minister Sharad Pawar had not always been a sharp critic of the agriculture reforms introduced by the three new farm laws that the farmers are protesting against. In fact, he used to strongly advocate in favour of introducing private competition in the farming sector.

  • Government should have consulted Sharad Pawar, Prakash Singh Badal on farm bills: Senior NCP leader Praful Patel Nov 28, 2020 03:20 PM IST

    Government should have consulted Sharad Pawar, Prakash Singh Badal on farm bills: Senior NCP leader Praful Patel

    Farmers from Punjab and Haryana have been marching towards Delhi demanding repeal of the three farm laws, leading to showdown with the police.

  • Sharad Pawar's NCP to contest Bihar Assembly polls Oct 08, 2020 03:13 PM IST

    Sharad Pawar's NCP to contest Bihar Assembly polls

    The party in a statement said it will share details of its poll outing in the eastern state soon.

  • NCP forms LGBT cell in Mumbai, claims to be the first party to do so in India Oct 05, 2020 05:52 PM IST

    NCP forms LGBT cell in Mumbai, claims to be the first party to do so in India

    The party appointed Priya Patil as its state unit head and said the new cell would have 13 other office-bearers.

  • Maharashtra CM Uddhav Thackeray, NCP chief Sharad Pawar hold meeting over COVID-19, other issues Jul 03, 2020 08:30 PM IST

    Maharashtra CM Uddhav Thackeray, NCP chief Sharad Pawar hold meeting over COVID-19, other issues

    On June 29, the Maharashtra government had extended the coronavirus-triggered lockdown till July 31 without providing any further relaxations amid mounting cases of COVID-19 in the state.

  • China grabbed 45,000 sq kms of Indian land post-1962 war: NCP chief Sharad Pawar Jun 27, 2020 06:35 PM IST

    China grabbed 45,000 sq kms of Indian land post-1962 war: NCP chief Sharad Pawar

    Pawar's comments came in response to a query about Congress leader Rahul Gandhi's charge that Prime Minister Narendra Modi had surrendered Indian territory to the Chinese aggression.

  • Gujarat: Shankersinh Vaghela quits NCP Jun 22, 2020 07:00 PM IST

    Gujarat: Shankersinh Vaghela quits NCP

    Vaghela has tendered his resignation as a national general secretary as well as a primary member of the Sharad Pawar-led party.

  • Coronavirus in Maharashtra: Dhananjay Munde tests positive for COVID-19 hours after attending Cabinet meet at Mantralaya Jun 12, 2020 03:36 PM IST

    Coronavirus in Maharashtra: Dhananjay Munde tests positive for COVID-19 hours after attending Cabinet meet at Mantralaya

    Munde's private secretary, media advisor and three other employees in his office have also tested positive for COVID-19

  • Maharashtra govt ‘stable and strong’, will complete five years: NCP May 28, 2020 09:15 AM IST

    Maharashtra govt ‘stable and strong’, will complete five years: NCP

    Shiv Sena president Uddhav Thackeray had taken oath as the state chief minister on November 28 last year along with six ministers, two each from his party, the NCP and the Congress, and the Cabinet was expanded later.

  • NCP says Maharashtra govt stable, slams BJP over President rule rumour May 26, 2020 01:52 PM IST

    NCP says Maharashtra govt stable, slams BJP over President rule rumour

    Malik expressed confidence that numbers (of MLAs) are in favour of the Maharashtra Vikas Aghadi (MVA), comprising theShiv Sena, NCP and Congress, and said the three parties are united.

  • 'Our government is strong': Raut says after CM Uddhav Thackeray meets Sharad Pawar May 26, 2020 10:00 AM IST

    'Our government is strong': Raut says after CM Uddhav Thackeray meets Sharad Pawar

    The two leaders met for about one-and-a-half hours late Monday evening, Raut said while dismissing speculations about the Thackeray-led government's stability.

  • NCP chief Sharad Pawar writes to PM Modi, seeks aid for crisis-hit sugar industry May 15, 2020 02:30 PM IST

    NCP chief Sharad Pawar writes to PM Modi, seeks aid for crisis-hit sugar industry

    Pawar noted that Modi -- even before the lockdown came into force in March-end -- had taken some "important" policy initiatives like MSP, export of sugar, buffer stock and interest subvention on capex for ethanol production duly supported by financial measures, seeing the key industry was faced with a crisis.

  • Former NCP MP Ranjitsinh Mohite Patil in the list of BJP candidates for Maharashtra Council polls May 08, 2020 03:25 PM IST

    Former NCP MP Ranjitsinh Mohite Patil in the list of BJP candidates for Maharashtra Council polls

    Gopichand Padalkar, who joined the party on the eve of last year's Lok Sabha polls, also figures in the list.

  • Industries in Maharashtra may resume soon in areas not hit by COVID-19: NCP chief Sharad Pawar Apr 30, 2020 02:45 PM IST

    Industries in Maharashtra may resume soon in areas not hit by COVID-19: NCP chief Sharad Pawar

    In his address via Facebook Live, Pawar said different decisions on movement restrictions may be taken in connection with coronavirus hotspots like Mumbai and Pune.

  • Improper social distancing causes coronavirus spread: NCP chief Sharad Pawar Apr 21, 2020 02:55 PM IST

    Improper social distancing causes coronavirus spread: NCP chief Sharad Pawar

    Pawar also said though the coronavirus situation in Maharashtra is better when compared with Western countries, but it is "worrying" vis--vis the rest of India.

  • PM Modi failed to address economic concerns: Shiv Sena-NCP Apr 14, 2020 02:00 PM IST

    PM Modi failed to address economic concerns: Shiv Sena-NCP

    Shiv Sena spokesperson Manisha Kayande also took a dig at the prime minister, saying he thankfully did not give any activity to people this time like clanging utensils or lighting lamps.

  • Cong, DMK, NCP MPs walk out from Lok Sabha, claims they were not allowed to ask supplementary questions Mar 17, 2020 12:12 PM IST

    Cong, DMK, NCP MPs walk out from Lok Sabha, claims they were not allowed to ask supplementary questions

    Some Opposition members stood up in protest when Minister of State for Home Affairs Nityanand Rai was replying to a question related to official language.

  • No 'Jyotiraditya Scindia-like' figure in MVA allies: Ajit Pawar Mar 13, 2020 03:28 PM IST

    No 'Jyotiraditya Scindia-like' figure in MVA allies: Ajit Pawar

    In his reply to budget demands, Pawar, who holds the finance portfolio, also commented on BJP leader Sudhir Mungantiwar's startling revelation in the house on March 12 it was his party that ditched the one-time ally Shiv Sena last year and that it was a mistake.

  • No Madhya Pradesh-like situation in Maharashtra: Sharad Pawar Mar 11, 2020 05:10 PM IST

    No Madhya Pradesh-like situation in Maharashtra: Sharad Pawar

    Talking to reporters at the Vidhan Bhawan in south Mumbai, Pawar also said Congress leader Jyotiraditya Scindia, who quit the party to join the BJP, had sought "quick rehabilitation" after losing the Lok Sabha poll.

  • Polls for 7 Maharashtra RS seats to test MVA's political management Mar 06, 2020 10:15 PM IST

    Polls for 7 Maharashtra RS seats to test MVA's political management

    Ruling alliance members Shiv Sena, Congress and NCP can comfortably win a seat each, as a single candidate needs 37 votes.

  • Sharad Pawar to file nomination for Rajya Sabha polls on March 11: NCP Mar 05, 2020 08:30 PM IST

    Sharad Pawar to file nomination for Rajya Sabha polls on March 11: NCP

    The term of seven Rajya Sabha members from Maharashtra, including Pawar, is ending this year, which has necessitated the election.

  • Country will turn peaceful if Modi ''bhakts'' quit social media: NCP Mar 03, 2020 11:02 AM IST

    Country will turn peaceful if Modi ''bhakts'' quit social media: NCP

    NCP chief spokesperson and Maharashtra minister Nawab Malik also said that Modi's decision will be "in the interest of the country".

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