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.

Ajit Pawar's properties worth Rs. 1000cr seized by I-T Department

02 Nov 2021

India
Ajit Pawar's properties worth Rs. 1000cr seized by I-T Department

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.

Will mandate carmakers to introduce flex-fuel engines in vehicles: Gadkari

24 Sep 2021

India
Will mandate carmakers to introduce flex-fuel engines in vehicles: Gadkari

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.

Navi Mumbai airport work should be completed by 2024: Pawar

17 Sep 2021

India
Navi Mumbai airport work should be completed by 2024: Pawar

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.

Maharashtra Deputy CM urges people to follow COVID-19 norms

03 Sep 2021

India
Maharashtra Deputy CM urges people to follow COVID-19 norms

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.

Pawar tours flood-hit villages, uses rescue boat to reach out

26 Jul 2021

India
Pawar tours flood-hit villages, uses rescue boat to reach out

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.

Pawar: Those fully vaccinated should be allowed to go out

22 Jul 2021

Politics
Pawar: Those fully vaccinated should be allowed to go out

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."

Mumbai belongs to Maharashtra, will always remain its part: Ajit

28 Jan 2021

India
Mumbai belongs to Maharashtra, will always remain its part: Ajit

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."

Five killed in Serum Institute fire; Maharashtra government orders probe

21 Jan 2021

India
Five killed in Serum Institute fire; Maharashtra government orders probe

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.

Second coronavirus wave is like tsunami: Maharashtra CM Uddhav Thackeray

23 Nov 2020

India
Second coronavirus wave is like tsunami: Maharashtra CM Uddhav Thackeray

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.

Maharashtra portfolio allocated: Check full list of Ministers here

05 Jan 2020

Politics
Maharashtra portfolio allocated: Check full list of Ministers here

After causing much fuss, the Uddhav Thackeray-led government in Maharashtra announced the portfolio allocation for Cabinet Ministers and Ministers of State on Sunday.

In Maharashtra Cabinet, NCP expected to get lion's share

03 Jan 2020

Politics
In Maharashtra Cabinet, NCP expected to get lion's share

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.

Maharashtra Cabinet expansion: Several Congress leaders upset after being ignored

31 Dec 2019

Politics
Maharashtra Cabinet expansion: Several Congress leaders upset after being ignored

Yesterday, Maharashtra Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray expanded his Cabinet, more than a month after he took oath.

Maharashtra: Ajit Pawar becomes Deputy CM, Aaditya Thackeray joins Cabinet

30 Dec 2019

Politics
Maharashtra: Ajit Pawar becomes Deputy CM, Aaditya Thackeray joins Cabinet

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.

Sachin Tendulkar's 'X' security withdrawn; Aaditya Thackeray's upgraded to 'Z'

25 Dec 2019

India
Sachin Tendulkar's 'X' security withdrawn; Aaditya Thackeray's upgraded to 'Z'

Cricketing legend Sachin Tendulkar's security cover has been downgraded, an official said on Wednesday.

Modi proposed BJP-NCP alliance in Maharashtra, claims Sharad Pawar

03 Dec 2019

Politics
Modi proposed BJP-NCP alliance in Maharashtra, claims Sharad Pawar

With the Maharashtra political drama settled, Nationalist Congress Party chief Sharad Pawar said that Prime Minister Narendra Modi had proposed "working together."

Devendra Fadnavis to vacate CM residence soon, starts house-hunting

29 Nov 2019

Politics
Devendra Fadnavis to vacate CM residence soon, starts house-hunting

Two days after tendering his resignation as the Chief Minister of Maharashtra, Devendra Fadnavis has started the process of vacating the official residence.

Maharashtra: Deputy CM to be from NCP, Speaker from Congress

28 Nov 2019

Politics
Maharashtra: Deputy CM to be from NCP, Speaker from Congress

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.

Devendra Fadnavis resigns as Maharashtra CM twice, in a month

26 Nov 2019

Politics
Devendra Fadnavis resigns as Maharashtra CM twice, in a month

On Tuesday, Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis resigned as the Chief Minister of Maharashtra.

Maharashtra: BJP summons MLAs; Fadnavis to address media in afternoon

26 Nov 2019

Politics
Maharashtra: BJP summons MLAs; Fadnavis to address media in afternoon

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.

Ajit Pawar resigns as Maharashtra Deputy CM

26 Nov 2019

Politics
Ajit Pawar resigns as Maharashtra Deputy CM

Amid the furor over the Maharashtra government formation, Nationalist Congress Party's rebel leader Ajit Pawar has resigned as the Deputy Chief Minister of Maharashtra.

Maharashtra government formation: SC orders floor test tomorrow

26 Nov 2019

India
Maharashtra government formation: SC orders floor test tomorrow

In the ongoing Maharashtra power tussle, the Supreme Court on Tuesday ordered a floor test to be conducted on November 27 before 5 pm.

9 irrigation-scam cases closed. Not linked to Ajit, says ACB

25 Nov 2019

India
9 irrigation-scam cases closed. Not linked to Ajit, says ACB

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.

Supreme Court on Maharashtra government formation: Order reserved for Tuesday

25 Nov 2019

India
Supreme Court on Maharashtra government formation: Order reserved for Tuesday

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.

Here's what happened at Devendra Fadnavis, Ajit Pawar's late-night meeting

25 Nov 2019

Politics
Here's what happened at Devendra Fadnavis, Ajit Pawar's late-night meeting

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.

Ajit calls Sharad his leader; latter says he's creating confusion

24 Nov 2019

Politics
Ajit calls Sharad his leader; latter says he's creating confusion

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.

Professor applies for leave, went into "shock" by Maharashtra politics

24 Nov 2019

India
Professor applies for leave, went into "shock" by Maharashtra politics

The unending twists and turns in Maharashtra took a toll on a college professor.

Maharashtra: Supreme Court to hear Sena-Congress-NCP petition at 11:30 am

24 Nov 2019

Politics
Maharashtra: Supreme Court to hear Sena-Congress-NCP petition at 11:30 am

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.

Maharashtra coup: 48 NCP MLAs return to Sharad Pawar

23 Nov 2019

Politics
Maharashtra coup: 48 NCP MLAs return to Sharad Pawar

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.

Congress calls Maharashtra coup 'black-day'; displays confidence in defeating BJP

23 Nov 2019

Politics
Congress calls Maharashtra coup 'black-day'; displays confidence in defeating BJP

On Saturday, the Congress held a press conference to address the recent developments in the state of Maharashtra.

Maharashtra Deputy CM Ajit Pawar removed as NCP CLP leader

23 Nov 2019

Politics
Maharashtra Deputy CM Ajit Pawar removed as NCP CLP leader

In the latest development in the Maharashtra coup, Nationalist Congress Party's Ajit Pawar was removed as the party's legislative party leader.

President's Rule revoked in Maharashtra at 5:47 am

23 Nov 2019

Politics
President's Rule revoked in Maharashtra at 5:47 am

When the whole world was sleeping, President's Rule was revoked in Maharashtra, in a rather strange development.

NCP doesn't support Ajit Pawar backing BJP: Sharad Pawar

23 Nov 2019

Politics
NCP doesn't support Ajit Pawar backing BJP: Sharad Pawar

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.

Maharashtra: Fadnavis took oath as CM, NCP's Pawar his Deputy

23 Nov 2019

Politics
Maharashtra: Fadnavis took oath as CM, NCP's Pawar his Deputy

On November 23, BJP leader Devendra Fadnavis took oath as the Chief Minister of Maharashtra amid deadlock over government formation of the state.

Maharashtra: Congress, NCP, Shiv Sena likely to announce alliance today

22 Nov 2019

Politics
Maharashtra: Congress, NCP, Shiv Sena likely to announce alliance today

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.

Maharashtra crisis: BJP's Fadnavis may stake claim in two days

04 Nov 2019

Politics
Maharashtra crisis: BJP's Fadnavis may stake claim in two days

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.

Assembly elections 2019: How did star-candidates perform in Haryana, Maharashtra?

24 Oct 2019

Politics
Assembly elections 2019: How did star-candidates perform in Haryana, Maharashtra?

With each passing hour, the picture of Haryana and Maharashtra assemblies are becoming clearer.

Maharashtra elections 2019: Salman Khan's bodyguard Shera joins Shiv Sena

19 Oct 2019

Politics
Maharashtra elections 2019: Salman Khan's bodyguard Shera joins Shiv Sena

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.

Irrigation scam: NCP leader Chhagan Bhujbal backs Ajit Pawar

28 Nov 2018

India
Irrigation scam: NCP leader Chhagan Bhujbal backs Ajit Pawar

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.

NCP Chief Pawar won't contest 2019 Lok Sabha polls: Awhad

06 Oct 2018

Politics
NCP Chief Pawar won't contest 2019 Lok Sabha polls: Awhad

Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) President Sharad Pawar will not contest the 2019 Lok Sabha elections, party leader Jitendra Awhad told reporters in Mumbai today.

Maharashtra government reduced the height of Shivaji statue, alleges Congress

07 Mar 2018

India
Maharashtra government reduced the height of Shivaji statue, alleges Congress

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).