Mamata Banerjee to meet Maharashtra CM Uddhav Thackeray, Sharad Pawar in Mumbai

West Bengal chief minister Mamata Banerjee will visit Mumbai on Tuesday to meet her Maharashtra counterpart Uddhav Thackeray and National Congress Party supremo Sharad Pawar amid attempts by the Trinamool Congress chief to form ‘a strong anti-BJP force’ before the 2024 Lok Sabha polls. Confirming her Mumbai visit, party spokesperson Kunal Ghosh said Banerjee was … Read more

Centre decided to repeal farm laws with eye on polls: Sharad Pawar; says farmers’ struggle can’t be forgotten

NCP chief Sharad Pawar on Friday said the BJP-led central government decided to withdraw three farm laws fearing backlash in upcoming elections in Uttar Pradesh and Punjab, and hailed the protesting farmers, saying their year-long struggle against the legislations would not be forgotten. He also slammed the Centre for introducing the three farm bills and … Read more

Sharad Pawar had links with Dawood Ibrahim, says BJP leader Kirit Somaiya

BJP leader Kirit Somaiya has alleged that NCP chief Sharad Pawar had links with underworld don Dawood Ibrahim. “Nawab Malik has kept on repeating that Sameer Wankhede’s (NCB Zonal Director) father is not Dnyandev but Dawood.. Dawood is not his father. Ask Sharad Pawar who sat on a plane with Dawood in 1993-94? Has Pawar … Read more

Central agencies CBI, ED, NCB misused to target opposition: Sharad Pawar

NCP chief Sharad Pawar on Wednesday claimed that central agencies, including the Central Bureau of Investigation, the Enforcement Directorate and the Narcotics Control Bureau, were being misused to target the opposition parties in Maharashtra. Care is being taken to ensure political opponents are “defamed” using the central agencies, Pawar, whose party shares power with the … Read more

NCB’s high profile arrests to show Centre it is doing something: Sharad Pawar

The anti-narcotics cell of the state government has made comparatively bigger seizures, said NCP Chief Sharad Pawar, adding that this makes one thing clear: the state agencies are doing an honest and straight forward job, while the NCB is doing high profile arrests just to show the Centre that it is doing some thing. “I … Read more

Jallianwala Bagh-like situation in Uttar Pradesh: Sharad Pawar on Lakhimpur Kheri violence

NCP supremo Sharad Pawar on Tuesday drew parallel between the Lakhimpur Kheri incident and the Jallianwala Bagh massacre, and said people will show the BJP its place and the party will have to pay a heavy price for the violence in the Uttar Pradesh district. Describing the violence as an “attack on farmers”, Pawar, a … Read more

Nitin Gadkari has shown how power can be used: Sharad Pawar

NCP chief Sharad Pawar on Saturday lauded Union road transport minister Nitin Gadkari for using power effectively to carry out development. The two leaders from rival parties shared the dais at a function at Ahmednagar in Maharashtra. “I am attending this function because I was told that Gadkari was going to inaugurate many projects in … Read more

Opposition takes out protest march against govt, Rahul Gandhi says voice of people crushed

Leaders of several opposition parties on Thursday took out a protest march here against the government on several issues, including Pegasus and alleged manhandling of their MPs in Rajya Sabha, with Congress leader Rahul Gandhi saying the voice of people was “crushed” in the House. Top leaders of several opposition parties met in the chamber … Read more

Patel’s plot is to grab locals’ land and help builders: Lakshadweep MP

Lakshadweep MP Mohammed Faizal has accused Praful Khoda Patel, the administrator of the Union Territory, of plotting to snatch the lands of the local people in the name of the proposed draft Lakshadweep Development Authority to help builders and to turn the pristine island into a mega real-estate building venture in the name of tourism … Read more

Modi will be re-elected PM, Opposition not united, says Ramdas Athawale after Prashant Kishor-Sharad Pawar meet

Days after poll strategist Prashant Kishor met Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) chief Sharad Pawar, Union Minister of State for Social Justice and Empowerment Ramdas Athawale on Sunday said Prime Minister Narendra Modi will definitely be re-elected as the PM, no matter what. “Prashant Kishor was with the BJP in 2014, but the party won 303 … Read more