Praful Patel: News

Praful Patel is an Indian politician and sports administrator who serves as the President of the All India Football Federation (AIFF), as of 2021. During the 2015 AFC Congress, he was selected as the Vice President of the SAFF region of the Asian Football Confederation. Following this, Patel was appointed as the Senior Vice President of the Asian Football Confederation in 2016. In 2017, he was appointed as a member of a FIFA Finance Committee for a four-year term. Patel was appointed as the President of the Municipal Council, Gondia in 1985 and was later elected to the 10th Lok Sabha in 1991. Patel has also served as a member of several committees within the government including the Committee on Science and Technology, the Consultative Committee, the Committee on Home Affairs, and the Committee on Finance. He was appointed as the Minister of Civil Aviation in 2004 and in 2014, he was appointed as the Union Cabinet Minister of Heavy Industries and Public Enterprise. In 2013, Patel launched the National Electric Mobility Mission Plan 2020. During his term, AIFF launched the Indian Super league run by the Football Sports Development Pvt. Ltd.

14 Jun 2024

Ajit Pawar

BJP, NCP spar over 'Organiser' article on poll results 

A war of words has erupted between the Bharatiya Janata Party and its ally, the Nationalist Congress Party, over an article published in Organiser.

08 Jun 2024

Ajit Pawar

Praful Patel regains ₹180cr property sezied by ED, here's why 

A Mumbai court has nullified an Enforcement Directorate (ED) order to attach properties worth over ₹180 crore owned by Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) leader Praful Patel.

03 Jun 2024

Ajit Pawar

After Arunachal wins, NCP could reclaim national party status

The Nationalist Congress Party (NCP), under the leadership of Ajit Pawar, has won three out of 14 contested seats in the recent Arunachal Pradesh assembly elections.

29 Mar 2024

Manmohan Singh

Aviation scam: 'BJP must apologize to Manmohan Singh' Sanjay Raut  

Shiv Sena (UBT) leader Sanjay Raut on Friday called for an apology from the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) to former Prime Minister Manmohan Singh.

29 Mar 2024

Ajit Pawar

'No wrongdoing...': CBI files closure in case against Praful Patel

The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) has closed a corruption investigation against Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) leader Praful Patel, months after he joined the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP).

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.

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.

04 Jul 2023

Chhagan Bhujbal

51 NCP MLAs wanted BJP alliance during Shinde's rebellion: Report

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 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.

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.

FIFA lifts ban on AIFF: How did the saga end?

On Friday, FIFA lifted the suspension imposed on the All India Football Federation (AIFF).

12 Jun 2021


15 BJP leaders resign over sedition case against Lakshadweep filmmaker

Over a dozen leaders and workers of the BJP in Lakshadweep have submitted their resignations - protesting against a case of sedition against filmmaker Aisha Sultana.

09 Jun 2021


Lakshadweep row: Why Praful Khoda Patel's administration is facing backlash?

Residents of Lakshadweep have launched massive protests against the administration's proposed regulations, which they describe as "undemocratic" and backward.

27 May 2021


Calls to recall Lakshadweep administrator grow; 8 in BJP resign

In protest against Lakshadweep administrator Praful Khoda Patel's controversial new regulations, eight members of the Bharatiya Janata Party's (BJP) youth wing have resigned.

01 Jul 2020


India among five nations to bid for 2027 Asian Cup

India is one of the five nations to have bid for the 2027 Asian Cup hosting rights, the Asian Football Federation (AFC) has revealed.

28 Nov 2019


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.

08 May 2018


Medical-college for Daman and Diu, Dadra and Nagar Haveli approved

The Center has approved to set up the first medical college for Union Territories of Daman and Diu and Dadra and Nagar Haveli (DNH).