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Sharad Pawar

Indian politician (born 1940)

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Sharad Pawar: Indian politician (born 1940)
Sharad Govindrao Pawar is an Indian politician. He has served as the Chief Minister of Maharashtra for four terms and has also served in the Union Council Of Ministers as the Minister of Defence in the Cabinet of P.V Narsimha Rao and Minister of Agriculture in the Cabinet of Manmohan Singh. He is the first and former president of the Nationalist Congress Party (NCP), which he founded in 1999, after separating from the Indian National Congress. His NCP was split by his own nephew, Ajit Pawar. He leads the his facation NCP delegation in the Rajya Sabha, the upper chamber of the Indian parliament. He is the chairperson of Maha Vikas Aghadi, a regional Maharashtra-based political alliance.

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Maldives Row: Opposition NCP leader Sharad Pawar condemns attacks against PM Modi | Oneindia News [Video]

Maldives Row: Opposition NCP leader Sharad Pawar condemns attacks against PM Modi | Oneindia News

In a significant turn of events, Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) chief Sharad Pawar has spoken out against the derogatory comments made by ministers from the Maldives regarding Prime Minister Modi...

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NCP leader apologises after row over his 'Lord Ram was non-vegetarian' remark | Oneindia [Video]

NCP leader apologises after row over his 'Lord Ram was non-vegetarian' remark | Oneindia

In the lead-up to the grand consecration ceremony of the Ram temple in Ayodhya, which is expected to witness the presence of top leaders, Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) leader Jitendra Awhad has..

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'Decision was...': Sharad Pawar reacts to losing party name, symbol to NCP's Ajit Pawar

Sharad Pawar said on Saturday the Election Commission's decision to recognise the group led by his nephew Ajit Pawar as the 'real' Nationalist Congress Party was "not in accordance with law"
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Maharashtra Speaker holds Ajit Pawar group as real NCP, says...

He also dismissed disqualification petitions filed by both the Ajit and Sharad Pawar-led factions.
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Sharad Pawar-led NCP will not merge with any political party: Supriya Sule

During the meeting, the decision was made that the NCP will not merge with any political party. This decision was made in response to reports suggesting a possible merger. The NCP will continue to..
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Sharad Pawar moves Supreme Court on EC recognition to NCP-Ajit

A week after EC ruled against Sharad Pawar and recognized Ajit Pawar's group as the true Nationalist Congress Party (NCP), the NCP founder filed a petition with the Supreme Court disputing the verdict...
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Sharad Pawar moves Supreme Court challenging Election Commission over party name


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Rights of citizens enshrined in Constitution under attack: Sharad Pawar

Pawar condemned the recent attack on journalist Nikhil Wagle by alleged BJP workers and stated that power is being misused to silence those who raise their voices. He expressed concerns about the..
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Maharashtra Speaker gets more time to take call on Pawar case

Supreme Court on Monday set Feb 15 as the fresh deadline for Maharashtra assembly Speaker Rahul Narwekar to decide the petitions filed by Sharad Pawar-led NCP seeking disqualification of Ajit Pawar..
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NCP split: Verdict on disqualification plea will be out by February 15, says Maharashtra speaker Narwekar

The hearing on the disqualification plea related to the split in the Nationalist Congress Party is over and it will be closed for order on January 31, Maharashtra assembly speaker Rahul Narwekar said..
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People will teach Nitish Kumar a lesson for shifting loyalties: NCP chief Sharad Pawar


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Top opposition leaders give Republic Day parade a miss

Top opposition figures, including Congress's Sonia Gandhi and Rahul Gandhi, Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal, NCP patriarch Sharad Pawar and Left leaders Sitaram Yechury and D Raja were absent from the..
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​NCP MLA Rohit Pawar reaches ED office to record statement, aunt-MP Supriya with him

Rohit Pawar assured his followers that he has support from Sharad Pawar and urged them to stand united. He also mentioned the pressure from the government on institutions. Rohit expressed confidence..
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Sharad Pawar's grandnephew Rohit Pawar to appear before ED for questioning, Sharad-NCP workers stage protest

NCP leader Sharad Pawar's grandnephew, Rohit Pawar, is set to appear before the Enforcement Directorate (ED) in the Maharashtra State Cooperative Bank (MSCB) case. Security has been tightened at the ED..
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Congress declined invite out of arrogance: VHP chief

It is regretful that Congress declined the invitation to the consecration ceremony in Ayodhya out of arrogance, VHP working president Alok Kumar said on Thursday and asserted that opposition leaders..
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Sharad Pawar turns down Ram Temple invite, says will visit later

Veteran politician Sharad Pawar has confirmed that he will not be present at the consecration ceremony of the Ayodhya Ram Temple on January 22. In a statement, the Nationalist Congress Party (NCP)..
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Shilanyas of Ram Mandir took place when Rajiv Gandhi was PM: Sharad Pawar


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Deora wanted to join us but was refused RS seat, claims NCP neta

Former Union minister Milind Deora had planned to join NCP but dropped the idea after being denied accommodation in Rajya Sabha. Deora joined Shiv Sena, ending his family's association with Congress...
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Ayodhya event organised with a political motive, says NCP chief Pawar

NCP chief Sharad Pawar said on Saturday he would not attend the ceremony to consecrate Lord Ram's idol in the temple in Ayodhya on January 22, stressing that it had been organised keeping the 2024 Lok..
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Nitish Kumar declines post of opposition bloc convener, suggests Lalu's name

Top Congress politicians, including Sonia Gandhi and Rahul Gandhi, failed on Saturday to convince Bihar chief minister Nitish Kumar to accept the post of INDIA bloc convener after the JD(U) chief..
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Speaker's ruling not in line with SC judgments, says Sharad Pawar


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'Not at all surprising': Sharad Pawar says Eknath Shinde, others in govt had an inkling about Maharashtra speaker's verdict


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Speaker's ruling not surprising, Uddhav camp has good case in SC: Sharad Pawar


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'Some in their 80s not willing to retire ...': Ajit Pawar's veiled jibe at uncle Sharad Pawar


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'Situation in country is...': NCP chief Sharad Pawar accuses BJP of promoting 'Hindutva fascism' ahead of LS polls

(NCP) founder Sharad Pawar on Thursday accused the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) of using a five-point agenda to promote "Hindutva fascism"
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ED summons: Sharad Pawar backs Kejriwal, accuses Centre of misusing power

Sharad Pawar, the president of the Nationalist Congress Party, expressed support for Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal in light of the Enforcement Directorate summoning him. Pawar accused the..
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Congress echoes Pawar, says PM Modi face ‘only after polls’

NCP chief Sharad Pawar opposes projecting a prime ministerial candidate before the elections, citing Janata Party's example in 1978. TMC supremo Mamata Banerjee proposed Mallikarjun Kharge for the top..
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Have not been invited to Ram temple inauguration: Sharad Pawar


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MBA grad held for offensive posts against Pawar, Uddhav

A 33-year-old MBA degree-holder, Vishal Gorde, was arrested by the CBD-Belapur police for posting defamatory comments on social media against NCP chief Sharad Pawar, NCP MP Supriya Sule, ex-CM Uddhav..
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No need for INDIA bloc to announce PM face: Pawar

NCP chief Sharad Pawar said the opposition does not need to announce a PM candidate for the 2024 elections. Bengal CM Mamata Banerjee and Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal suggested Mallikarjun Kharge as the PM..
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Sharad Pawar takes swipe at Ajit Pawar, says 1978 move was not a rebellion


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Sharad Pawar welcomes suspension of WFI, says decision should have been taken earlier

NCP chief Sharad Pawar welcomed the suspension of the Wrestling Federation of India (WFI), but said the Sports Ministry should have taken the decision earlier. The ministry suspended the WFI for not..
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MVA seat-sharing deal for Lok Sabha polls in 2 weeks: Supriya Sule

NCP (Sharad Pawar) leader Supriya Sule said on Sunday that the seat-sharing formula among Maha Vikas Aghadi (MVA) constituents for the upcoming Lok Sabha elections in Maharashtra will be clear in the..
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Rahul Gandhi speaks to Nitish Kumar, Sharad Pawar on seat-sharing

Congress leader Rahul Gandhi on Friday spoke with Bihar CM and JD(U) chief Nitish Kumar on phone, in what was described by the party sources as a follow-up conversation to the INDIA bloc meeting this..
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VP Dhankhar replies to Mallikarjun Kharge, Sharad Pawar over suspensions

​In two separate letters to leader of opposition Mallikarjun Kharge and NCP patriarch Sharad Pawar, two of the senior-most MPs in Rajya Sabha, Vice President Jagdeep Dhankhar sought to justify the..
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'Whatever is happening is wrong for...': INDIA bloc's stage protest against MP suspension

NCP Supremo Sharad Pawar said the opposition was ready to pay any price to save the democracy.
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Save Democracy: INDIA bloc leaders stage protest against bulk suspension of MPs from Parliament

Leaders of the INDIA bloc stage 'Save Democracy' protest at Jantar Mantar against suspension of 146 opposition MPs from Winter Session. Opposition leaders Sharad Pawar, Mallikarjun Kharge, Rahul..
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Uddhav Thackeray and Sharad Pawar to attend INDIA bloc meeting in New Delhi on Tuesday

Shiv Sena and NCP leaders Uddhav Thackeray and Sharad Pawar will attend INDIA bloc meeting in Delhi. Uddhav will discuss seat sharing in Maharashtra within Maha Vikas Aghadi (MVA) and urge Congress to..
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'Not old, can still straighten some people out': Sharad Pawar hits back at age jibe

NCP President Pawar was speaking at a bullock cart race programme organised on the occasion of his birthday in Haveli taluka of Pune's rural part.
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Sharad Pawar opposed the Maratha quota most: Devendra Fadnavis

Deputy chief minister Devendra Fadnavis criticized NCP Chief Sharad Pawar for opposing the Maratha reservation demand. Fadnavis stated that Pawar never wanted to grant reservation to Marathas despite..
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Sharad Pawar demands roll-back of ban on onion export, joins farmers' protest in Nashik

NCP president Sharad Pawar on Monday joined a protest by onion farmers in Maharashtra's Nashik district and demanded that the ban on export of the key kitchen staple be lifted immediately. Several..
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UBT Sena, Congress and NCP (Sharad Pawar) to contest Lok Sabha election together says Sanjay Raut

Shiv Sena UBT, Sharad Pawar-led NCP, and Congress will contest the Lok Sabha election together. The INDIA alliance meeting was planned before the assembly election results. Uddhav Thackeray will..
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Congress calls INDIA block meet for 2024 Lok Sabha polls as BJP triumphs Hindi heartland states

The opposition coalition in INDIA will meet on December 6 to finalize their seat-sharing formula for the 2024 Lok Sabha polls. The BJP's victory in the Hindi heartland states of Madhya Pradesh,..
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Assembly polls: Results won't have impact on INDIA bloc, says Pawar

Sharad Pawar, NCP chief, stated that the outcome of the Assembly elections in four states will not impact the INDIA bloc, a coalition of opposition parties led by Congress. BJP is likely to win in..
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Assembly Election Results 2023: NCP chief Sharad Pawar assures results won't have impact on INDIA bloc

Sharad Pawar's NCP is part of the Indian National Developmental Inclusive Alliance (INDIA), which was formed to take on the ruling BJP in the 2024 Lok Sabha polls.
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Ajit insisted on NCP-BJP pact, I said 'no': Sharad Pawar

NCP chief Sharad Pawar reveals that his nephew Ajit Pawar wanted an alliance with BJP, but he rejected the proposal due to ideological differences. Ajit later joined the BJP-Shiv Sena alliance as the..
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Our stand of not going with BJP was always very clear, says NCP president Sharad Pawar

NCP president Sharad Pawar clarifies party's stand against aligning with BJP. Responds to nephew Ajit Pawar's statements, expressing skepticism towards deviation from party's policy. Welcomes Praful..
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Sharad Pawar hits out at Ajit Pawar, says instead of worrying about party focus on resolving people's issues

NCP chief Sharad Pawar criticizes Maharashtra Deputy CM Ajit Pawar for focusing on party defections instead of addressing citizen issues; encourages strengthening youth leaders and reaching out to..
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82-year-old Sharad Pawar delivers speech amid rains, rekindles memories of his defining 2019 address

Sharad Pawar delivered a speech defying the rains, reminiscent of his pivotal address in 2019 that changed the fortunes of the NCP. Despite the showers, the veteran politician remained undeterred as he..
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No feud, Ajit group has no basis to claim symbol: Sharad faction to EC

Questioning the basis for a petition by the Ajit Pawar faction of the NCP urging the EC to allot the party’s name and symbol to it, senior lawyer Abhishek Manu Singhvi, who is counsel for Sharad..
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Most documents submitted by Ajit group bogus, argues Sharad Pawar faction before ECI

The Sharad Pawar faction of the NCP has accused the Ajit Pawar faction of submitting false documents to the Election Commission of India during a hearing on the dispute over the party name and symbol...
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Sharad Pawar faction urges EC to take penal action against Ajit camp for allegedly filing 'fake' affidavits

The Sharad Pawar faction of the NCP has requested the Election Commission to take action against the Ajit Pawar group for filing fake affidavits. Ajit Pawar had claimed the party name and symbol before..
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