Articles about Ajit Pawar
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.
02 Nov 2021India
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 2021India
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 2021India
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 2021India
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 2021India
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 2021Politics
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 2021India
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."
21 Jan 2021India
The Maharashtra government has ordered a probe into the fire that broke out at the Serum Institute of India in Pune on Thursday, killing at least five people.
23 Nov 2020India
Though the coronavirus situation is under control in Maharashtra, people can't afford laxity as the second wave would be as strong as a tsunami, Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray said on Sunday.
05 Jan 2020Politics
After causing much fuss, the Uddhav Thackeray-led government in Maharashtra announced the portfolio allocation for Cabinet Ministers and Ministers of State on Sunday.
03 Jan 2020Politics
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.
31 Dec 2019Politics
Yesterday, Maharashtra Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray expanded his Cabinet, more than a month after he took oath.
30 Dec 2019Politics
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.
25 Dec 2019India
Cricketing legend Sachin Tendulkar's security cover has been downgraded, an official said on Wednesday.
03 Dec 2019Politics
With the Maharashtra political drama settled, Nationalist Congress Party chief Sharad Pawar said that Prime Minister Narendra Modi had proposed "working together."
29 Nov 2019Politics
Two days after tendering his resignation as the Chief Minister of Maharashtra, Devendra Fadnavis has started the process of vacating the official residence.
28 Nov 2019Politics
The new Maharashtra government will have one Deputy Chief Minister, from the Nationalist Congress Party (NCP), while the Speaker's post will go to the Congress party, NCP leader Praful Patel announced, following a six-hour-long meeting of the Shiv Sena-NCP-Congress alliance, on Wednesday.
On Tuesday, Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis resigned as the Chief Minister of Maharashtra.
After the Supreme Court ordered a floor test to be held in the Maharashtra Assembly on Wednesday, the Bharatiya Janata Party called all of its MLAs for a meeting in Mumbai on Tuesday.
26 Nov 2019India
In the ongoing Maharashtra power tussle, the Supreme Court on Tuesday ordered a floor test to be conducted on November 27 before 5 pm.
25 Nov 2019India
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 2019India
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 2019Politics
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 2019Politics
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 2019India
The unending twists and turns in Maharashtra took a toll on a college professor.
24 Nov 2019Politics
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.
After Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) chief Sharad Pawar called a meeting of all party MLAs earlier on Saturday, 48 out of the party's 54 legislators in the Maharashtra Assembly attended the meeting.
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.
When the whole world was sleeping, President's Rule was revoked in Maharashtra, in a rather strange development.
In a dramatic turn of events, BJP's Devendra Fadnavis and NCP's Ajit Pawar were sworn in as Maharashtra Chief Minister and Deputy CM respectively on Saturday.
On November 23, BJP leader Devendra Fadnavis took oath as the Chief Minister of Maharashtra amid deadlock over government formation of the state.
22 Nov 2019Politics
The Congress, Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) and the Shiv Sena will hold a meeting in Mumbai on Friday to further their talks over an alliance in Maharashtra. They are likely to make an announcement about joining hands later on Friday.
04 Nov 2019Politics
The BJP and Shiv Sena were supposed to get on with government formation after Diwali, but the festival ended a week ago and the friends-turned-foes still haven't been able to come on the same page.
24 Oct 2019Politics
With each passing hour, the picture of Haryana and Maharashtra assemblies are becoming clearer.
19 Oct 2019Politics
Just three days before the crucial Assembly elections in Maharashtra, Bollywood actor Salman Khan's long-time aide Gurmeet Singh alias Shera joined the Shiv Sena on Friday, ANI reported.
28 Nov 2018India
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.
06 Oct 2018Politics
Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) President Sharad Pawar will not contest the 2019 Lok Sabha elections, party leader Jitendra Awhad told reporters in Mumbai today.
07 Mar 2018India
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).