Ajit Pawar: News
Ajit Anantrao Pawar is a senior politician of the Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) from Maharashtra and the nephew of party chief Sharad Pawar. As of 2021, he is the Deputy Chief Minister and Minister of Finance in Maharashtra's Uddhav Thackeray-led Maha Vikas Aghadi (MVA) government. Pawar marked his entry into politics by winning a cooperative sugar body's poll in the 1980s. Since his first time in 1991, Pawar has been an MLA in the Maharashtra State Assembly from the Baramati constituency and has often held multiple portfolios, including the post of Deputy CM. He has served Maharashtra in his capacity as the Minister of State for Agriculture and Power and Minister of Water Resources, among others. In the past years, many controversies have cropped up around the NCP leader, ranging from serious corruption allegations to backlash on his controversial remarks. In 2021, Pawar was also under the Enforcement Directorate's (ED) scanner for alleged corruption and money laundering offenses in the Maharashtra State Cooperative Bank (MSCB) scam.
25 Aug 2023Sharad Pawar
Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) President and veteran leader Sharad Pawar has sparked a fresh controversy after reaffirming that his nephew, Ajit Pawar, remains the party leader despite a recent rebellion.
20 Aug 2023Sharad Pawar
Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) President Sharad Pawar has reportedly devised a new plan to tackle the power struggle with his nephew Ajit Pawar, who joined hands with the National Democratic Alliance (NDA) government in Maharashtra.
14 Aug 2023Sharad Pawar
Maharashtra Deputy Chief Minister Ajit Pawar's meeting with his uncle and Nationalist Congress Party chief Sharad Pawar on Sunday has sparked a fresh political row in the state.
12 Aug 2023Eknath Shinde
Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) leader and Maharashtra Deputy Chief Minister Ajit Pawar has reportedly played down all rumors of a "cold war" between him and Chief Minister Eknath Shinde.
01 Aug 2023Sharad Pawar
In an interesting turn of events, Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) President Sharad Pawar shared the stage with Prime Minister Narendra Modi at an event in Maharashtra's Pune on Tuesday.
22 Jul 2023Eknath Shinde
Maharashtra Chief Minister Eknath Shinde is reportedly on a Delhi visit to hold talks with Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Union Home Minister Amit Shah on Saturday.
20 Jul 2023Maharashtra
At least five people have died so far, while several others remain trapped after a landslide hit the Raigad district of Maharashtra on Thursday.
19 Jul 2023Uddhav Thackeray
Maharashtra's former Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray met former ally and Deputy CM Ajit Pawar on Wednesday.
17 Jul 2023Sharad Pawar
Maharashtra Deputy Chief Minister Ajit Pawar and other Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) leaders from his faction arrived at YB Chavan Center, Mumbai, to meet party president Sharad Pawar for the second consecutive day.
16 Jul 2023Sharad Pawar
In a new twist to the Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) crisis, rebel party leaders led by Maharashtra Deputy Chief Minister Ajit Pawar met party supremo Sharad Pawar at Mumbai's YB Chavan Centre on Sunday and sought his blessings.
14 Jul 2023Maharashtra
The Nationalist Congress Party's (NCP) rebel leader, Ajit Pawar, was granted Maharashtra's Finance Ministry on Friday.
13 Jul 2023Nationalist Congress Party (NCP)
Ajit Pawar, Maharashtra's new deputy chief minister, will get the finance ministry in the portfolio distribution, News18 reported, quoting sources.
09 Jul 2023Eknath Shinde
To include more Shiv Sena MLAs, Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leaders, and rebel Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) MLAs, the Mahayuti-National Democratic Alliance (NDA) coalition government in Maharashtra would expand the state cabinet this week, reported The Indian Express.
08 Jul 2023Maharashtra
Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) patriarch Sharad Pawar has reportedly embarked on a statewide tour of Maharashtra on Saturday to consolidate support and rebuild the party.
07 Jul 2023Eknath Shinde
Amid the raging political battle in Maharashtra, Deputy Chief Minister and Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) stalwart Devendra Fadnavis met Chief Minister Eknath Shinde late Thursday night at his official residence.
06 Jul 2023Eknath Shinde
Maharashtra Chief Minister Eknath Shinde on Thursday said his government has the "huge support" of Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Union Home Minister Amit Shah.
06 Jul 2023Nationalist Congress Party (NCP)
Amid the tug of war between the factions of Ajit Pawar and his uncle Sharad Pawar for the reins of the Nationalist Congress Party (NCP), all MLAs of the former camp have reportedly been moved to a hotel in Mumbai.
05 Jul 2023Sharad Pawar
In a new twist to the politics in Maharashtra, National Congress Party (NCP) leader Ajit Pawar on Wednesday petitioned the Election Commission of India (ECI), staking claim to the NCP led by Sharad Pawar and its symbol, the alarm clock.
05 Jul 2023Nationalist Congress Party (NCP)
The rival factions of the Nationalist Congress Party (NCP), led by Sharad Pawar and his nephew Ajit Pawar have called separate party meetings in Mumbai on Wednesday.
04 Jul 2023Sharad Pawar
Mumbai is all set to witness a show of strength from two factions of the Nationalist Congress Party (NCP). The uncle-nephew duo of Sharad Pawar and Ajit Pawar convened meetings of all party legislators on Wednesday to garner support for the respective factions.
04 Jul 2023Praful Patel
National Congress Party (NCP) MP Praful Patel reportedly said on Monday that most party MLAs wanted the party to align with the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) last year for the formation of the Maharastra government during Eknath Shinde's rebellion, The Times of India reported.
03 Jul 2023Sharad Pawar
Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) chief Sharad Pawar on Monday sacked three leaders for attending the oath ceremony of his nephew Ajit Pawar as the Maharashtra deputy chief minister on Sunday.
03 Jul 2023Jitendra Awhad
The Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) appointed Jitendra Awhad as the Maharashtra Assembly's Leader of Opposition (LoP) on Sunday.
03 Jul 2023Nationalist Congress Party (NCP)
After Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) leader Ajit Pawar and eight other party MLAs took oath as ministers in the National Democratic Alliance (NDA) government in Maharashtra, the party filed a disqualification petition against them with Assembly Speaker Rahul Narwekar.
02 Jul 2023Eknath Shinde
Maharashtra witnessed yet another political shocker on Sunday after Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) leader Ajit Pawar and eight other MLAs joined the Eknath Shinde government in the state.
02 Jul 2023Eknath Shinde
Shortly after taking oath as the deputy chief minister of Maharashtra on Sunday, Ajit Pawar addressed a press conference to explain why he joined CM Eknath Shinde's coalition government.
02 Jul 2023Sharad Pawar
Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) leader Ajit Pawar, reportedly along with eight other party MLAs, was sworn in as Maharashtra's deputy chief minister on Sunday.
12 Jun 2023Maharashtra Police
Clashes allegedly broke out on Sunday during a religious procession in Maharashtra's Pune district between warkaris—devotees of Lord Vitthal—and the Maharashtra Police over entry to the Alandi temple.
16 May 2023Shiv Sena
Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) leader Ajit Pawar has remarked the disqualification of 16 MLAs from the Maharashtra Legislative Assembly would not actually topple CM Eknath Shinde's government.
09 May 2023Sharad Pawar
Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) chief Sharad Pawar on Tuesday hit back at the Shiv Sena's (Uddhav Balasaheb Thackeray) mouthpiece, Saamana, over a critical editorial, saying the party works as a family and he hardly cares what others write about him.
03 May 2023Sharad Pawar
A day after Sharad Pawar resigned as the Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) President, his party cadres continued to persuade him to reconsider.
02 May 2023Sharad Pawar
Hours after announcing his resignation as the Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) president, Sharad Pawar said that he "needs two-three days to rethink his decision."
02 May 2023Sharad Pawar
Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) President Sharad Pawar on Tuesday said he has decided to step down from his position, reported ANI.
18 Apr 2023Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP)
The Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) leader Ajit Pawar on Tuesday rejected reports of him planning to join the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) along with 40 MLAs as just rumors.
12 Apr 2023Enforcement Directorate (ED)
The Enforcement Directorate (ED) has filed a chargesheet against the Maharashtra State Cooperative (MSC) Bank in a multi-crore money laundering case, naming a company linked to former Maharashtra deputy chief minister and Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) leader Ajit Pawar.
08 Apr 2023Sharad Pawar
Maharashtra seems to be on the verge of yet another political crisis after Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) leader Ajit Pawar and seven party MLAs reportedly went missing.
02 Nov 2021Maharashtra
The Income Tax Department has provisionally attached properties worth over Rs. 1,000 crore linked to Maharashtra Deputy Chief Minister Ajit Pawar and his family members.
24 Sep 2021Pune
Union Minister Nitin Gadkari on Friday said that he would issue an order in the next three to four months making it mandatory for the carmakers to introduce flex-fuel engines in vehicles.
17 Sep 2021Navi Mumbai
The construction of the Navi Mumbai International Airport Ltd (NMIAL), which is now under the management of the Adani group, should be completed by 2024, Maharashtra Deputy Chief Minister Ajit Pawar has said.
03 Sep 2021Maharashtra
Expressing concerns over people letting their guard down against COVID-19 in rural areas, Maharashtra Deputy Chief Minister Ajit Pawar on Friday urged citizens not to put the state government in a position where it has to shut everything in the event of a third wave of the pandemic.
26 Jul 2021Maharashtra
Maharashtra Deputy Chief Minister Ajit Pawar toured various rain-hit villages in the Sangli district on Monday and used a rescue boat to reach out to flood victims in some areas.
22 Jul 2021Pune
Maharashtra Deputy Chief Minister Ajit Pawar said on Wednesday that he was of the view that those who have received both the jabs of coronavirus vaccines should be allowed to "go out."
28 Jan 2021Karnataka
A day after Karnataka Deputy Chief Minister Laxman Savadi demanded that Mumbai be made part of his state, his Maharashtra counterpart Ajit Pawar on Thursday said, "Everyone knows that the metropolis belongs to Maharashtra and it would always remain its part."
03 Jan 2020Maharashtra
Sharad Pawar's Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) could emerge as the biggest winner in Maharashtra, as it is all poised to get key Cabinet berths like Home, Finance, Irrigation, and Housing, reports NDTV.
30 Dec 2019Maharashtra
On Monday, Nationalist Congress Party's Ajit Pawar took oath as Maharashtra's Deputy Chief Minister, for the second time in less than two months.
26 Nov 2019Maharashtra
On Tuesday, Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis resigned as the Chief Minister of Maharashtra.
25 Nov 2019Maharashtra
Amid the ongoing Maharashtra political drama, it was reported that nine cases in the irrigation scam, in which Deputy Chief Minister Ajit Pawar was an accused, have been closed.
25 Nov 2019Supreme Court Of India
On Monday, the Supreme Court reserved its order while hearing arguments on Maharashtra Governor Bhagat Singh Koshyari's decision to install a government in the state on Saturday.
25 Nov 2019Supreme Court Of India
After the surprise oath-taking of BJP's Devendra Fadnavis as Chief Minister and NCP's Ajit Pawar as Deputy CM on Saturday, the two held closed-door meetings at the former's official residence on Sunday.
24 Nov 2019Narendra Modi
On Sunday, Deputy Chief Minister of Maharashtra and Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) leader Ajit Pawar wrote a series of tweets, thanking Prime Minister Narendra Modi and other top BJP leaders, one day after taking oath.
24 Nov 2019Maharashtra
The unending twists and turns in Maharashtra took a toll on a college professor.
24 Nov 2019Supreme Court Of India
The Supreme Court will today hear a petition filed by the Shiv Sena, Congress party, and the Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) over the hush-hush government formation in Maharashtra.
On Saturday, the Congress held a press conference to address the recent developments in the state of Maharashtra.
In the latest development in the Maharashtra coup, Nationalist Congress Party's Ajit Pawar was removed as the party's legislative party leader.
On November 23, BJP leader Devendra Fadnavis took oath as the Chief Minister of Maharashtra amid deadlock over government formation of the state.
28 Nov 2018Maharashtra
Senior Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) leader Chhagan Bhujbal today came out in support of party colleague Ajit Pawar, who is facing allegations of involvement in a multi-crore irrigation scam, and hit out at the BJP-led Maharashtra government over it.
07 Mar 2018Maharashtra
Maharashtra government has reduced the height of warrior Shivaji's statue, to be constructed off Mumbai coast, alleged opposition Congress party and Nationalist Congress Party (NCP).
05 Mar 2018Pune
A probe has been demanded by the Shiv Sena, Congress, and NCP, on Monday into the alleged frisking of girl students at a school run by a Pune-based institute, while they had come there to appear for class 12 examinations.
13 Sep 2016Maharashtra
NCP's Praful Patel lashed out at senior Congress leader and former Maharashtra CM, Prithviraj Chavan, for NCP's debacle in the assembly elections of 2014.