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Praful Patel: Indian politician
Praful Manoharbhai Patel is an Indian politician and businessman. His father, Manoharbhai Patel, was a Nationalist Congress Party leader who was elected to represent Gondia Bhandara districts in Maharashtra. Patel graduated with a Bachelor of Commerce degree from the University of Bombay and married Varsha Patel, a Gujarati businessman's daughter. His political career began in 1991 and he was appointed the Civil Aviation Minister in 2004. His family runs the CeeJay group, a large tobacco conglomerate in India.

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Deputy CM's post with NCP, will be filled next month: Praful Patel

Deputy chief ministers post is with the NCP and we will fill up the post after Nagpur Assembly session which will end around December 22," said Patel while addressing media here on Saturday.
IndiaTimes - Published

Hotel Trident, where Fadnavis govt's fall was scripted

According to sources, MP Supriya Sule, NCP legislature party leader Jayant Patil and Praful Patel were also present at the Tuesday morning meeting between senior and junior Pawar. All the top NCP..
IndiaTimes - Published

Praful Patel - Key Sharad Pawar aide missing in action


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NCP, Congress plan another round of meeting to discuss draft Common Minimum Programme

NCP's Sharad Pawar, Praful Patel and Ajit Pawar and Congress' Ahmed Patel, Mallikarjun Kharge, Prithviraj Chavan and Ashok Chavan will be present in the meeting.
DNA - Published

Ajit Pawar re-elected Maharashtra NCP legislature party leader

Apart from the party president Sharad Pawar, state unit chief Jayant Patil, senior leaders Praful Patel and Chhagan Bhujbal, and MPs Supriya Sule, Sunil Tatkare, Amol Kolhe and Shriniwas Patil also..
IndiaTimes - Published

NCP leader Praful Patel rules out possibility of giving support to BJP or Shiv Sena

NCP leader Praful Patel on Wednesday ruled out the possibility of giving support to either BJP or Shiv Sena in the state and asserted that a tussle between the two parties over the government formation..
IndiaTimes - Published

What's happening with Praful Patel has been happening with me for several years: Sharad Pawar

His statement comes days after the Enforcement Directorate (ED) on Tuesday arrested Humayun Merchant, a close aide of late gangster Iqbal Mirchi and seized his property in connection with an alleged..
IndiaTimes - Published

Iqbal Mirchi's close aide Humayun Merchant arrested, sent to ED custody till October 24

The arrest is in connection with controversial monetary transactions between former Union Minister Praful Patel's company Millennium Developer Private Ltd and Iqbal Mirchi's son Asif Memon in Worli..
DNA - Published

ED may attach all 15 floors of Praful Patel's property


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Maharashtra polls: Praful Patel casts vote, says Congress-NCP will form government

"Maharashtra was ranked first in almost every sector, be it job or farming. But in the last five years, the state is now lagging behind. I believe that people will express their anger through their..
IndiaTimes - Published

Didn't know Iqbal Memon was 'Mirchi', Praful Patel tells ED

NCP leader Praful Patel told ED officials during his questioning on Friday that he was unaware that Iqbal Memon and Iqbal 'Mirchi' were the same person and claimed that negotiations with the drug lord..
IndiaTimes - Published

ED questions Praful Patel on documents showing he signed first of three deals with Mirchi family in 1999

Enforcement Directorate's investigation into Praful Patel's real estate dealings with Iqbal Mirchi's family took a serious turn on Friday with the probe agency confronting him with documents which..
IndiaTimes - Published

Money laundering case: Praful Patel arrives at ED office for questioning


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Praful Patel-Mirchi case: ED traces shell companies

Probing the money laundering case against Praful Patel and family members of Dawood aide Iqbal Memon 'Mirchi', Enforcement Directorate has tracked details of transactions of at least a dozen shell..
IndiaTimes - Published

We'll soon know how 1993 bombers fled: PM Modi

In the backdrop of the ED issuing a notice to Sharad Pawar confidant Praful Patel for an alleged financial deal between a company promoted by his family and the kin of Dawood Ibrahim aide Iqbal Memon..
IndiaTimes - Published

Maharashtra: Have not yet received any summons from ED, says NCP's Praful Patel

Patel's name has reportedly appeared in a land deal case linked to Muhammed Iqbal Memon alias Iqbal Mirchi.
DNA - Published

Mere speculation: Praful Patel on alleged property deal with Mirchi

Senior NCP leader Praful Patel on Tuesday rubbished as "mere speculation" reports about his alleged deal in Mumbai with gangster Iqbal Mirchi.
IndiaTimes - Published

ED summons Praful Patel this week in money laundering case linked to Iqbal Mirchi

They said Patel, a former Union minister in the UPA regime, has been asked to depose in Mumbai on October 18. The Enforcement Directorate (ED) is expected to record Patel's statement under the..
IndiaTimes - Published

ED records statement of don’s kin in case linked to Praful Patel

The Enforcement Directorate (ED) has begun recording statements of late drug lord Iqbal Memon (Mirchi)’s close relatives in a money laundering case.
IndiaTimes - Published

Praful Patel’s deal with Mirchi’s wife treason: Amit Shah

Home minister Amit Shah has said that the real estate deal between Mumbai blast accused Iqbal Mirchi’s wife and former Union minister Praful Patel was “nothing short of treason, and that the onus..
IndiaTimes - Published

ED probes Praful Patel's alleged land deal with Dawood man

ED is investigating an alleged financial partnership deal between a company promoted by former civil aviation minister and senior NCP leader Praful Patel's family and Iqbal Memon "Mirchi", the late..
IndiaTimes - Published

Aviation scam: Enforcement Directorate summons P Chidambaram

He has been summoned as then aviation minister Praful Patel, during questioning in the case, had made claims that the purchase order was cleared by an Empowered Group of Ministers headed by Chidambaram
DNA - Published

Air India slot allocation scam: CBI grills Praful Patel

Patel reached the agency headquarters at around 11 am to join the probe.
DNA - Published

NCP strives to defend Praful Patel, Dhananjay Munde ahead of Maharashtra Assembly polls

NCP spokesman Nawab Malik questioned the timing of these cases being pursued against Patel and Munde
DNA - Published

Praful Patel skips the Enforcement Directorate's questioning, says can come on Monday

The ED is recording Patel's statement under the Prevention of Money Laundering Act at the agency's headquarters in New Delhi in the multi-crore airline seat sharing scam
DNA - Published

Enforcement Directorate grills Praful Patel again, he remains 'evasive'

The ED is recording Patel's statement under the Prevention of Money Laundering Act at the agency's headquarters here in the multi-crore airline seat sharing scam
DNA - Published

On Day Two, ED questions Praful Patel for nine hours

ED's interest in Patel stems from the alleged evidence of his close links with lobbyist Deepak Talwar. ED sources claim that apart from the evidence of the links between the two, Talwar, who is..
IndiaTimes - Published

PMLA case: Praful Patel appears before ED for second day

Patel appeared before the agency at its headquarter here in Khan Market around 10.00 am. On Monday also, he was questioned by the agency for about right hours. The investigating officer of the case..
IndiaTimes - Published

Praful Patel grilled by Enforcement Directorate for eight hours in 'seat-sharing' scam

Patel was questioned about the reasons for sharing Air India's profitable routes with three international airlines - Emirates, Air Arabia and Qatar
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Praful Patel appears before ED, Chanda Kochhar seeks more time


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Praful Patel grilled for 8 hours in aviation scam case; to again appear before ED tomorrow

Former Civil Aviation Minister and NCP leader Praful Patel was questioned for nearly eight hours by the Enforcement Directorate (ED) here on Monday in connection with an alleged multi-crore airline..
DNA - Published

Praful Patel joins ED investigation in airline slot allotment case


IndiaTimes - Published

Former aviation minister Praful Patel 'dear friend' of lobbyist Deepak Talwar: ED

Praful Patel was a "dear friend" of corporate lobbyist Deepak Talwar, who used his proximity with ministers and others to get the work done for his clients, as per the charge sheet filed in court by..
IndiaTimes - Published

NCP leader Praful Patel appears before ED in aviation scam case

Former civil aviation minister and NCP leader Praful Patel Monday appeared before the ED in connection with a money laundering probe related to losses suffered by Air India as part of an alleged..
DNA - Published Also reported by •IndiaTimes

After no-show, Patel faces fresh ED call

Former civil aviation minister Praful Patel missed his date with the ED on Thursday and sought an adjournment. ​​The ED claims to have gathered evidence against Patel in an ongoing money laundering..
IndiaTimes - Published

Praful Patel seeks another date to depose before ED in PMLA


IndiaTimes - Published Also reported by •DNA

Enforcement Directorate to grill Praful Patel over UPA-era deal

Former minister to be quizzed on irregularities in Civil Aviation Ministry in 2005
DNA - Published

ED to quiz ex-minister Praful Patel over UPA-era aviation deal

The agency had earlier claimed that during the UPA’s tenure Talwar had used his contacts with bureaucrats and others in the civil aviation ministry to influence policy decisions which caused loss to..
IndiaTimes - Published

Praful Patel gave India many airports, made flights accessible to common man: NCP leader Jayant Patil

The state unit president of Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) Jayant Patil on Saturday hailed Praful Patel's term as the Union Minister for Civil Aviation, adding that he was responsible for making..
DNA - Published

ED summons Manmohan's minister Praful Patel in UPA-era aviation scam; happy to cooperate, says NCP leader

The ED has summoned senior NCP leader and former aviation minister Praful Patel next week as part of its money laundering probe related to alleged losses suffered by national carrier Air India in a..
DNA - Published

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