Nationalist Congress Party (NCP): News

25 Aug 2023

Sharad Pawar

Sharad Pawar's latest remark on NCP-rebel Ajit sparks fresh controversy

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 2023

Sharad Pawar

Frequent rallies, new leaders: Sharad Pawar's new strategy for NCP

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 2023

Ajit Pawar

Sharad Pawar-Ajit Pawar meeting ahead of INDIA talks triggers row 

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.

01 Aug 2023

Sharad Pawar

Sharad Pawar has 'candid conversation' with PM Modi, draws criticism

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.

18 Jul 2023

Narendra Modi

'Hardcore corruption conference': PM Modi slams opposition meeting, dynasty politics

In a scathing attack on the opposition, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday said their mantra was only aimed at benefiting themselves and their families.

17 Jul 2023

Ajit Pawar

Ajit Pawar meets uncle Sharad Pawar for 2nd consecutive day

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 2023

Ajit Pawar

NCP crisis: Rebel leaders pay surprise visit to Sharad 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 2023


Maharashtra: Ajit Pawar bags Finance Ministry, loyalists get 6 portfolios

The Nationalist Congress Party's (NCP) rebel leader, Ajit Pawar, was granted Maharashtra's Finance Ministry on Friday.

13 Jul 2023

Ajit Pawar

Maharashtra: Ajit Pawar may get finance ministry, say reports

Ajit Pawar, Maharashtra's new deputy chief minister, will get the finance ministry in the portfolio distribution, News18 reported, quoting sources.

09 Jul 2023

Ajit Pawar

Maharashtra: Rumors of discontent grow ahead of another cabinet expansion

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 2023


Maharashtra: Sharad Pawar launches statewide tour amid NCP's power tussle

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 2023

Eknath Shinde

Fadnavis meets Shinde late night to discuss power-sharing arrangement: Reports

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 2023

Eknath Shinde

'Have PM Modi's backing': Eknath Shinde rubbishes resignation rumors 

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 2023

Sharad Pawar

NCP row: Ajit Pawar's loyalist MLAs moved to hotel

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 2023

Ajit Pawar

Ajit Pawar approaches ECI to claim NCP, party symbol

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 2023

Sharad Pawar

NCP vs NCP: Sharad Pawar, Ajit camps call separate meetings

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 2023

Sharad Pawar

Mumbai to witness 'Pawar v/s Pawar' showdown on Wednesday

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.

03 Jul 2023

Sharad Pawar

NCP expels 3 leaders, 2 MPs after Ajit Pawar revolt

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 2023

Jitendra Awhad

Who is NCP's Jitendra Awhad, Maharashtra Assembly's new LoP

The Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) appointed Jitendra Awhad as the Maharashtra Assembly's Leader of Opposition (LoP) on Sunday.

03 Jul 2023

Ajit Pawar

Maharashtra: NCP files disqualification petitions against Ajit Pawar, 8 others

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 2023

Ajit Pawar

Maharashtra: Ajit Pawar's defection triggers political crisis, parties react

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 2023

Ajit Pawar

Maharashtra: Ajit Pawar explains why he joined BJP-Shiv Sena alliance

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 2023

Ajit Pawar

Maharashtra: NCP's Ajit Pawar joins Shinde government as deputy CM

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.

20 Jun 2023

Sanjay Raut

Shiv Sena (UBT) seeks UN recognition for 'World Traitors Day'

Shiv Sena (Uddhav Balasaheb Thackeray) MP Sanjay Raut on Tuesday petitioned the United Nations to declare June 20 as "World Traitors Day" to mark the treachery on the original Shiv Sena by Eknath Shinde—now the Maharashtra Chief Minister—and 40 other MLAs.

10 Jun 2023

Sharad Pawar

Pawar appoints Praful Patel, Supriya Sule as NCP's working presidents

Senior Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) leader Sharad Pawar officially appointed Praful Patel and Supriya Sule as working presidents of the party on Saturday.

Cyclone Biparjoy to intensify into 'severe' storm today: IMD

Cyclone Biparjoy, formed over the southeast Arabian Sea, is forecast to intensify into a "severe" storm on Wednesday and eventually a "very severe" cyclone on Thursday over and off the Kerala, Karnataka, and Goa coasts, according to the India Meteorological Department (IMD).

25 May 2023

Arvind Kejriwal

Delhi ordinance row: Pawar meets Kejriwal, says country in crisis

After meeting Delhi Chief Minister and Aam Aadmi Party's (AAP) national convener Arvind Kejriwal in Mumbai on Thursday, Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) supremo Sharad Pawar said that there is a crisis in the country and it is not limited to Delhi.

16 May 2023

Ajit Pawar

Disqualification of 16 MLAs won't topple Maharashtra government: Ajit Pawar

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 2023

Sharad Pawar

'NCP works as family': Sharad Pawar on Saamana's critical editorial

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.

NCP demands 'unconditional apology' from Sadhguru Jaggi Vasudev: Here's why

The Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) has called for an "unconditional apology" from Isha Foundation chief Sadhguru Jaggi Vasudev.

05 May 2023

Sharad Pawar

Sharad Pawar withdraws resignation as NCP chief

Sharad Pawar withdrew his resignation as the Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) chief on Friday after the party's core committee rejected his resignation earlier in the day and urged him to continue leading the party.

05 May 2023

Sharad Pawar

NCP panel urges Sharad Pawar to continue as party chief

The core committee of the Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) met on Friday and unanimously rejected party president Sharad Pawar's resignation and requested him to continue the post.

03 May 2023

Sharad Pawar

Sharad Pawar resignation: BJP predicts 'big' shift; NCP cadres heartbroken

A day after Sharad Pawar resigned as the Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) President, his party cadres continued to persuade him to reconsider.

02 May 2023

Sharad Pawar

Will rethink decision: Sharad Pawar after resigning as NCP chief

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 2023

Sharad Pawar

Sharad Pawar decides to step down as NCP president

Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) President Sharad Pawar on Tuesday said he has decided to step down from his position, reported ANI.

20 Apr 2023

Adani Group

Adani meets Sharad Pawar amid opposition's demand for JPC probe 

Gautam Adani, chairman of the Adani Group, met Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) chief Sharad Pawar at the veteran leader's residence on Thursday morning, reported PTI.

18 Apr 2023

Ajit Pawar

Maharashtra: NCP's Ajit Pawar rubbishes reports of him joining 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.

10 Apr 2023

Aam Aadmi Party (AAP)

AAP attains 'national party' status; TMC, NCP, CPI lose tag

Arvind Kejriwal's Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) on Monday was reportedly elevated to the status of a national political party, according to the Election Commission of India (ECI).

08 Apr 2023

Ajit Pawar

Maharashtra: Political crisis looms as NCP's Ajit Pawar, MLAs missing 

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.

29 Mar 2023

Rahul Gandhi

Lakshadweep MP's membership restored, Congress expects success in RaGa's case

The Lok Sabha Secretariat reinstated Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) MP from Lakshadweep PP Mohammad Faizal's membership on Wednesday, amid a major political row over Rahul Gandhi's suspension following his conviction in the 2019 defamation case.

23 Jan 2023

Uddhav Thackeray

BMC polls: Thackeray announces alliance with Ambedkar's grandson's party VBA

Former Maharashtra Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray on Monday announced an alliance between his faction of the Shiv Sena and Prakash Ambedkar's party Vanchit Bahujan Aaghadi (VBA).

14 Nov 2022


NCP MLA Awhad, out on bail, resigns over 'false cases'

Former Maharashtra minister and a legislator from Sharad Pawar-led Nationalist Congress Party (NCP), Jitendra Awhad, on Monday announced he is resigning from his MLA post.

28 Oct 2022


Opposition corners Shinde government as Tata-Airbus project moves Gujarat

The opposition parties in Maharashtra hit out at the Eknath Shinde-Devendra Fadnavis government for losing the multi-crore Tata-Airbus contract to Gujarat.

22 Jul 2022

Mamata Banerjee

Mamata's 'disgruntled' TMC decides to abstain from vice presidential polls

In an unexpected move, the Trinamool Congress (TMC) said on Thursday that it will not vote in the vice-presidential election since it was "not consulted" about Margaret Alva's candidacy.

17 Jul 2022


Ex-Rajasthan Governor Margaret Alva is Opposition's pick for vice president

The Opposition on Sunday put all speculations to rest and named Margaret Alva, senior Congress leader and former Rajasthan Governor, as the candidate for the post of vice president.

03 Jul 2022

Uddhav Thackeray

Who is Rahul Narwekar, the new Maharashtra Assembly Speaker?

The Maharashtra Assembly got a new Speaker on Sunday after standing at the heart of a political tempest over the last several weeks.

23 Jun 2022


Maharashtra: Amid Sena revolt, CM Uddhav Thackeray vacates official residence

As the political crisis in Maharashtra showed no sign of ebbing, Shiv Sena chief and Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray on Wednesday night vacated his official residence and moved to his family home in Bandra.

23 Feb 2022


Maharashtra Minister Nawab Malik arrested in money laundering case

Officials of the Enforcement Directorate (ED) on Wednesday (February 23) arrested Nawab Malik—Nationalist Congress Party leader and a minister in the Maharashtra government—in connection with a money laundering case.

29 Jul 2021


Opposition slams Goa CM for remark blaming minor rape victims

The Opposition on Thursday slammed Goa Chief Minister Pramod Sawant for his remarks on the gang-rape of two minor girls on a beach.

22 Jul 2021


UPCC chief Lallu, party leaders detained ahead of silent march

Uttar Pradesh Congress Committee President Ajay Kumar Lallu and other party leaders were detained while trying to take out a silent march against the alleged snooping on party leader Rahul Gandhi.

17 Jul 2021

Uttar Pradesh

UP Congress chief accused of misbehaving with party's woman worker

Congress leader Urusa Rana, the daughter of poet Munnawar Rana, alleged on Friday that the Uttar Pradesh Congress President, Ajay Kumar Lallu, misbehaved with her during Priyanka Gandhi Vadra's dharna at the statue of Mahatma Gandhi in Lucknow.

14 Jul 2021


Kerala Governor observes day-long fast against dowry

Kerala Governor Arif Mohammed Khan on Wednesday began a day-long fast at Raj Bhavan, his official residence in Thiruvananthapuram, to create social awareness against the practice of dowry and end atrocities against women.

22 Jun 2021

Sharad Pawar

Sharad Pawar, Yashwant Sinha's Opposition meet: Here's what we know

Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) chief Sharad Pawar and BJP-turned-TMC leader Yashwant Sinha hosted leaders from the Opposition at the former's residence in Delhi on Tuesday afternoon.

19 Jun 2021


Rahul Gandhi turns 51, won't celebrate considering pandemic

Congress leader Rahul Gandhi on Saturday turned 51 with party leaders and workers wishing him on his birthday, which he has decided not to celebrate in view of the COVID-19 pandemic.

09 Jun 2021


Rajasthan: Congress internal crisis resurfaces; Pilot unhappy with high command

The internal political crisis within the ruling Congress party in Rajasthan has once again come to the fore.

29 Mar 2021


Sharad Pawar unwell, will undergo surgery on Wednesday: NCP

Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) chief Sharad Pawar has been diagnosed with a gall bladder disease and will be admitted to the hospital for surgery on Wednesday, his party said today.

23 Mar 2021


NCP hits back at BJP; says Fadnavis is 'misleading' people

The Nationalist Congress Party hit back at Bharatiya Janata Party leader Devendra Fadnavis on Tuesday after the latter alleged inconsistencies in NCP leader and Maharashtra Home Minister Anil Deshmukh's quarantine claims.

16 Mar 2021

PC Chacko

Kerala election: PC Chacko joins NCP after quitting Congress

PC Chacko, who quit the Indian National Congress last week, joined the Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) on Tuesday.

30 Jan 2021


Karnataka Congress MLC Prakash Rathod caught watching porn during session

Karnataka Congress leader and Member of Legislative Council (MLC) Prakash Rathod was allegedly caught browsing pornographic content on his mobile phone in the Karnataka Vidhan Parishad on Friday, said reports.

22 Jan 2021


Maharashtra: Woman withdraws rape allegations against minister Dhananjay Munde

The woman who accused Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) leader and Maharashtra Social Justice Minister Dhananjay Munde of rape has withdrawn her complaint, reports said on Friday.

PMC Bank scam: Sanjay Raut's wife summoned by Enforcement Directorate

In connection to the Punjab and Maharashtra Co-operative (PMC) Bank money laundering case, the Enforcement Directorate (ED) has issued summons to Varsha Raut, the wife of Shiv Sena's firebrand leader Sanjay Raut.

20 Dec 2020


Amid ruling party infighting, Nepal President dissolves Parliament

Nepal President Bidya Devi Bhandari on Sunday dissolved the House of Representatives following the recommendation of Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli.

14 Oct 2020


NCP leader Sanjay Shinde burnt alive as car catches fire

Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) leader Sanjay Shinde died on Tuesday afternoon after his car caught fire in Maharashtra's Nashik district.

13 Oct 2020


'Shocked' by Maharashtra Governor's letter to CM, Pawar approaches Modi

Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) chief Sharad Pawar on Tuesday wrote to Prime Minister Narendra Modi, expressing shock over a recent letter written by Maharashtra Governor Bhagat Singh Koshyari to state Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray.

25 Sep 2020


Bharat Bandh today: Farmers begin agitation against agriculture Bills

Angry with three agriculture reform Bills brought by the Centre, farmers across the country will be participating in Bharat Bandh today, September 25, with Punjab and Haryana becoming the epicenter of protests.

16 Jul 2020


Bihar: Days after inauguration, part of Rs. 264cr bridge collapses

29 days ago, Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar inaugurated a bridge in Gopalganj. On Wednesday, a part of the structure, built after spending Rs. 264 crore, collapsed due to heavy rains, laying bare the terrible state of affairs in the country.

08 Jun 2020


Gujarat: After three resignations, Congress MLAs shifted to resorts

Over concerns that more MLAs will ditch the party before crucial Rajya Sabha elections of June 19, the Congress party in Gujarat shifted most of its legislators to different resorts.

26 May 2020

Andhra Pradesh

Chandrababu Naidu's crowded welcome in Andhra Pradesh sparks political row

After spending two months at his Jubilee Hills residence, Hyderabad, in neighboring Telangana, former Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister Chandrababu Naidu returned to the state on Monday, only to spark a major controversy.

19 May 2020

Yogi Adityanath

Letter-war between Priyanka Gandhi, UP government over buses for migrants

Congress General Secretary Priyanka Gandhi Vadra and the Uttar Pradesh government are locked in a nasty war of words over the transportation of migrant workers from Delhi.

23 Apr 2020


Arnab Goswami attacked, two arrested: Know what happened here

Journalist Arnab Goswami, editor-in-chief and founder of Republic TV channel, alleged that he was attacked in Mumbai past midnight yesterday when he was returning home from his workplace with his wife, Samia.

02 Mar 2020


Maharashtra: Shiv Sena says no discussion on reservation for Muslims

Days after a minister of the Maharashtra Maha Vikas Aghadi government said that Muslims will be given a 5% reservation in educational institutes, Shiv Sena, one of the constituents of the coalition, said this topic wasn't being discussed.

28 Feb 2020


Maharashtra to give 5% reservation to Muslims in education: Minister

The Maharashtra Vikas Aghadi (MVA) government plans to give 5% reservation to Muslims in education, a minister of the coalition said on Friday.

15 Feb 2020


Bhima-Koregaon case transferred to NIA: Sharad Pawar slams Uddhav Thackeray

That the National Investigative Agency (NIA) has taken over the Bhima-Koregaon case upset Nationalist Congress Party chief Sharad Pawar, who attacked Maharashtra Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray over the same.

25 Jan 2020


Bhima Koregaon case: NIA takes over investigation, Maha government fumes

On Friday, Centre tasked National Investigative Agency (NIA) with the Bhima Koregaon case of 2018, sparking another battle with the Maharashtra government, that was formed after Shiv Sena, Congress, and Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) joined hands last year.

21 Jan 2020

Andhra Pradesh

Andhra Pradesh: State Assembly passes Bill for three capitals

Former Chief Minister Chandrababu Naidu's dream project of making Amravati the "futuristic capital" of Andhra Pradesh fell flat after the Assembly passed a controversial Bill approving three capitals in the state on Monday night.

10 Jan 2020

Uttar Pradesh

Goa Congress leader calls CAA 'good law', defies party's stand

A Congress leader from Goa has called the Citizenship Amendment Act a good law, contradictory to the stand his party has taken.

04 Jan 2020


Maharashtra: Cabinet allocation reaches stalemate; Congress-Sena-NCP can't seem to agree

Politics in Maharashtra has gained attention, again, this time due to Cabinet allocation.

03 Jan 2020


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.

31 Dec 2019


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.