Suspended Mumbai police Sachin Vaze, in his exclusive letter to NIA, alleged that ex-Maharashtra Home Minister Anil Deshmukh demanded Rs2 crore. Reportedly, the amount was to ensure Vaze's reinstatement into Mumbai Police against the NCP supremo Sharad Pawar's decision. Moreover, he also accused Deshmukh of asking him to collect money from bars and restaurants. The letter also ropes in state's Transport Minister Anil Parab for the same.
Courtesy: India Today
Maharashtra's Labour Minister Dilip Walse Patil has been selected to handle State Home Ministry for a short-period, after Anil Deshmukh resigned on April 5. Considered a close aid of the Nationalist Congress Party (NCP), Patil was the third choice of party supremo Sharad Pawar. The six-time MLA from Ambegaon, Patil, has also served as Maharashtra Assembly Speaker from 2009-14 and has handled education, finance and energy departments over the… read-more
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Kerala's Ex-Congress leader PC Chacko on March 16 formally joined Sharad Pawar's Nationalist Congress Party (NCP), as the state awaits poll on April 6. On decamping to NCP, Chacko stressed the need for unity among the oppositions. "A united opposition should emerge as an alternative to BJP", stated Chacko. The former Thrissur MP had resigned from Congress on March 10, over alleged groupism and factional selection of electoral candidates.
BJP leader Kirit Somaiya on January 13 requested the Election Commission to form an inquiry against NCP’s minister Dhananjay Munde. Somaiya also demanded Munde’s resignation over the rape accusation by a female singer with whose sister the latter was in an extra-marital relationship. While Munde denied the charges calling it a blackmail attempt, Somaiya wrote to the EC that Munde did not disclose his second marriage details and properties… read-more
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For unknown reasons, actor Sonu Sood met NCP chief Sharad Pawar at his residence on January 13. The move highlights the recent complaint filed by the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation alleging the actor of being a 'habitual offender'. Reportedly, the actor was accused of carrying out illegal construction work at his six-storey residential building ‘Shakti Sagar’ in the Juhu area. However, Sonu filed a petition stating he did not construct… read-more
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Opposition leaders including Rahul Gandhi, Sharad Pawar, Sitaram Yechury, T. K. S. Elangovan, D. Raja on December 9 have met President Ramnath Kovind amid farmers' protest. The leaders asked the President to take action against the central government by revoking the three farm laws. In the letter to the President signed by the five leaders, they have requested President Kovind to "persuade 'your government' not to be obdurate" and accept… read-more
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Sharad Pawar has requested the onion traders of Nashik to reopen auctioning of onions in APMCs. He attributed the rise in its prices to Centre's decisions to ban onion export and limiting the stocking up of onions by traders. He further said that he will speak with the Centre regarding the decisions and added that a comprehensive policy was the need. He also slammed the Centre for dropping onion from essential commodities list.
Courtesy: Deccan Herald
NCP Chief Sharad Pawar, met Commerce Minister Piyush Goyal on September 15 and recommended to rethink on the Government's decision to ban the export of onions. He said that the onions had a higher demand globally and an abrupt ban on export will dent India's image. He added that farmers were also unhappy with the decision. Reportedly, Goyal has informed him that he will discuss the same with concerned… read-more
Courtesy: The Free Press Journal
NCP chief Sharad Pawar and Home Minister Anil Deshmukh allegedly received threat calls from unidentified callers, and Mumbai Police has started investigating the matter. On September 6, Thackeray residence, "Matoshree" was under police surveillance after the CM got a threat call. It is being said that the politicians are getting such calls from Dawood Ibrahim's man. Leader of Opposition, Devendra Fadnavis has asked for a detailed… read-more
Courtesy: Economic Times
Maharashtra Deputy Chief Minister Ajit Pawar's elder son, Parth Pawar has become the talk of the town, as the rumours have spread regarding the surging conflict between him and his uncle Sharad Pawar, who is the family patriarch and Nationalist Congress Party chief. Sharad Pawar called his grandnephew "immature" and said, "We would not even spare a penny for what he is saying".
Courtesy: Economic Times