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Sharad Pawar: Indian politician
Sharad Govindrao Pawar, is an Indian politician from Maharashtra with over 50 years of public service. He holds a position of prominence in politics of India as well as the regional politics of Maharashtra. During his long career, Pawar has served as the Chief Minister of Maharashtra on three occasions and held the posts of Minister of Defence and Minister of Agriculture in the Government of India. He is president of the Nationalist Congress Party (NCP), which he founded in 1999, after separating from the Indian National Congress. He leads the NCP delegation in the Rajya Sabha, the upper chamber of Indian parliament. He is one of the founders of MVA, a post-poll alliance in Maharashtra between Shivsena, NCP, and INC.

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Ajit told me Sharad knew of his NCP+BJP plans: Devendra Fadnavis

NCP leader Ajit Pawar had approached him seeking to form a government with BJP, and had said his uncle Sharad Pawar was aware of his plans, former CM Devendra Fadnavis said in an interview to a TV..
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Uddhav Thackeray, Sharad Pawar discuss portfolio allocation

Maharashtra chief minister Uddhav Thackeray and NCP chief Sharad Pawar met here on Friday evening to discuss allocation of portfolios and expansion of the week-old Maha Vikas Agadhi (MVA)government in..
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Protracted, heated talks with Congress forced Ajit into BJP’s arms: Sharad Pawar

Sharad Pawar has said protracted and heated negotiations with Congress irritated his nephew and led him to assert that the government could not be run when talks with Congress were taking so long and..
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Knew Devendra Fadnavis, Ajit Pawar were in talks, didn't know he would go that far: Sharad Pawar on Nov 23 coup

Fadnavis and Ajit Pawar took oath as chief minister and deputy chief minister, respectively, on November 23 at an early morning ceremony at the Raj Bhavan.
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'Grateful to PM': Supriya Sule after father Sharad Pawar reveals Modi offered her cabinet berth

The Baramati MP thanked the Prime Minister, saying she was grateful for the offer.
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Not difficult working with Sena compared to BJP, says Sharad Pawar

Sharad Pawar asserted on Tuesday that an alliance with Shiv Sena was "not difficult", compared to a tie-up with BJP, and said his nephew Ajit Pawar had rebelled against the party as he was "totally..
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Said 'no' to Modi, got Sonia & Uddhav together: Sharad Pawar

Dwelling on the controversies surrounding government formation in Maharashtra, NCP chief Sharad Pawar said on Monday that Prime Minister Narendra Modi had expressed a desire to “work together”, but..
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Had offer from PM to work together, but I refused: Sharad Pawar

"PM Modi had insisted on working together with me, as on some issues we have similar opinions. But I refused his offer," Sharad Pawar told a regional news channel. "Modi told me that my political..
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Offering CM's chair is real horse trading: Amit Shah

In his first reaction after BJP gave up its bid to form a government in Maharashtra, party president and home minister Amit Shah on Wednesday said offering the CM's chair is actual horse trading and..
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Shivaji Park dresses up for Uddhav Thackeray; will Ajit Pawar get big role?

Shiv Sena president Uddhav Thackeray, chosen unanimously as leader of the three-party Maha Vikas Aghadi of Shiv Sena, Congress and NCP, will be sworn in as chief minister at Shivaji Park at 6.40pm on..
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Still with NCP; Uddhav will decide on induction: Ajit Pawar

NCP leader Ajit Pawar Wednesday said he continues to be in the Sharad Pawar-led party, adding it was up to CM-designate Uddhav Thackeray to take a call on inducting him into the cabinet. Ajit Pawar,..
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Sharad Pawar has forgiven Ajit after he admitted his 'mistake': NCP leader Nawab Malik


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Was sure of Ajit's return, family stands united: Rohit Pawar

NCP MLA Rohit Pawar on Wednesday said he was sure his uncle Ajit Pawar would return to the party and felt happy after the latter met party chief Sharad Pawar. He also said that the Pawars "stand..
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NCP's Supriya Sule welcomes Ajit Pawar with a warm hug

NCP leader Supriya Sule on Wednesday personally welcomed newly-elected MLAs at Vidhan Bhawan upon their arrival for the oath-taking ceremony in Maharashtra assembly. Sule, daughter of NCP chief Sharad..
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NCP-Sena-Congress combine to approach governor to stake claim

Speaking to reporters here, NCP spokesperson Nawab Malik said, "After Thackeray is elected as our leader, we will go to the governor to stake claim to form the government." His remarks came soon after..
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'Chanakya' Sharad Pawar outwits BJP, becomes Maharashtra man of match

With the NCP hit by multiple desertions ahead of the Maharashtra polls, Sharad Pawar assumed charge of the campaign and traversed the state. His efforts paid off, with the party winning 54 seats, 13..
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Sharad Pawar hails SC order calling for floor test in Maharashtra

NCP chief Sharad Pawar on Tuesday hailed the Supreme Court's direction calling for a floor test in the Maharashtra assembly on Wednesday, saying he was grateful to the apex court for upholding the..
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This is not Goa, says Sharad Pawar as Aghadi parades ‘162 MLAs’

MLAs from the anti-BJP front gathered in a ‘majority’ show of strength at a Mumbai hotel. NCP chief Sharad Pawar was flanked by Sena chief Uddhav Thackeray on one side and Congress leader..
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Will ensure no MLA loses membership for voting against BJP: Sharad Pawar

NCP chief Sharad Pawar on Monday night told a gathering of MLAs that he would personally ensure that none of them loses membership for voting against the BJP during floor test in the Maharashtra..
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Sharad Pawar: Wrong to say I am behind Ajit Pawar's revolt

Addressing reporters in Karad town of neighbouring Satara district, the NCP chief reiterated that the decision of aligning with the BJP was that of his nephew Ajit Pawar and not of the NCP. He also..
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Probe against 77 netas hits audit hurdle

Both Mumbai Police and the Enforcement Directorate (ED) are are probing allegations pertaining to loans sanctioned by MSC Bank and investigating the actions of more than 70 politicians— 50 from the..
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Sharad Pawar visits Karad, pays tributes to Maha's 1st chief minister

Sharad Pawar visited Karad in Maharashtra on Monday to pay tributes to the state's first chief minister Yashwantrao Chavan on his death anniversary. Pawar arrived at 'Pritisangam', Chavan's memorial at..
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Sharad Pawar and Uddhav Thackeray work in tandem to keep flock together


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Don’t be misled, no BJP tieup: Sharad Pawar

Sharad Pawar said that Ajit Pawar's statement on still being part of the NCP was false. He said that Ajit was trying to create confusion. NCP state chief Jayant Patil submitted a letter to Raj Bhavan,..
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Still with NCP, says Ajit; bid to create confusion, responds Sharad Pawar

NCP president Sharad Pawar on Sunday accused his nephew Ajit Pawar, who has aligned with the BJP, of creating confusion and false perception among people. The NCP chief took to Twitter to once again..
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Ajit Pawar's 'revolt': Uncle-nephew feuds not new in Maharashtra

Rivalries between uncles and nephews is not a new phenomenon in Maharashtra politics which is in churn following NCP leader Ajit Pawar's coup against the party chief and his uncle Sharad Pawar, the..
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'Getting calls from Ajit Pawar offering ministerial posts', NCP MLAs tell Sharad Pawar, Uddhav

NCP chief Sharad Pawar along with Shiv Sena president Uddhav Thackeray met the legislators of Nationalist Congress Party at a Mumbai hotel on Sunday. The legislators told the two leaders that they were..
IndiaTimes - Published

Ajit Pawar says BJP-NCP will provide a stable govt in Maharashtra, Sharad Pawar calls it false, misleading statement

Ajit Pawar had tweeted that he is a part of NCP and will remain so while adding that the BJP-NCP alliance will provide a stable Government in Maharashtra for the next five years which will work..
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I'm in NCP and will remain in party, Sharad Pawar is our leader, says newly appointed deputy CM Ajit Pawar

Pawar also assured that the BJP-NCP alliance will provide a stable Government in Maharashtra for the next five years which will work sincerely for the welfare of the state and its people.
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Maharashtra crisis: Sharad Pawar, Uddhav Thackeray meet at resort hosting NCP MLAs

The Sena chief was joined by senior party leaders and son Aaditya Thackeray, who won the last month's Maharashtra assembly polls from Worli seat in Mumbai, during his discussion with Pawar, sources..
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Trying to convince Ajit Pawar, says NCP leader Jayant Patil

Speaking to media outside NCP Chief Shard Pawar's Silver Oak's residence, Patil said, "I have come here to meet Ajit Pawar and convince him that he is part of our NCP family. Let see what happens...
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Praful Patel - Key Sharad Pawar aide missing in action


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BJP MP Sanjay Kakade meets NCP chief Sharad Pawar

The meeting between Kakade and NCP chief comes ahead of Supreme Court hearing on a joint plea of Shiv Sena, NCP and Congress against the decision of Maharashtra Governor inviting BJP's Devendra..
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Sharad Pawar should now join NDA: Athawale


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Ajit Pawar began calling up his ‘loyal’ MLAs at 8pm on Friday

Ajit Pawar or his office started calling his trusted Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) legislators at 8pm on Friday. The legislators were asked if they were with Ajit or Sharad Pawar. Devendra Fadnavis..
IndiaTimes - Published

Did Sharad Pawar know? Can he hold NCP?

When Ajit Pawar took oath as the deputy CM of Maharashtra, one big question was whether his uncle Sharad Pawar was on board. Sharad Pawar however soon made it clear that Ajit's decision was personal...
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Devendra Fadnavis back as CM, Ajit Pawar deputy CM; Sena, NCP, Congress rush to SC

BJP’s Devendra Fadnavis was, at 8am, sworn in as Maharashtra chief minister for the second time running. NCP leader Ajit Pawar will be the deputy chief minister of the state. Sharad Pawar said the..
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Game changer: Ajit packs Pawar play with late, reverse swinger

Ajit Pawar got himself crowned as deputy chief minister of Maharashtra by attempting to split the NCP founded by his uncle Sharad Pawar. The move came as a shock to many. It is speculated that Ajit..
IndiaTimes - Published

Ajit's overnight coup reminds of Sharad Pawar's action 41 yrs ago

In 1978, Pawar ran the rainbow coalition comprising the Janta Party and the Peasants Workers Party that lasted less than two years. Incidentally, this time he is trying to forge a similar alliance in..
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Maha stunner: Ambedkar fires veiled barb at Sharad Pawar

Vanchit Bahujan Aghadi (VBA) leader Prakash Ambedkar has sought to link Saturday's political developments in Maharashtra with Sharad Pawar's recent meeting with Prime Minister Narendra Modi in Delhi,..
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7 NCP MLAs who attended Ajit's oath pledge loyalty to Sharad Pawar


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Rift within Pawar family helped BJP execute its Plan B

The BJP leadership seems to have cashed in on a long-standing feud within NCP patriarch Sharad Pawar's family by managing an overnight coup just as final contours of a coalition between the Congress,..
IndiaTimes - Published

Maharashtra: Congress taking all its MLAs to Bhopal to avoid poaching

Surprised by BJP and NCP chief Sharad Pawar's nephew Ajit Pawar over government formation in Maharashtra, the Congress is taking all its 44 MLAs to Madhya Pradesh capital Bhopal to avoid poaching.
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Ajit's act of siding with BJP indiscipline: Sharad Pawar

NCP president Sharad Pawar on Saturday said the decision of his nephew Ajit Pawar to join hands with the BJP to form a government in Maharashtra was an act of indiscipline and attracts provisions of..
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PM Modi may have invited Sharad Pawar to join NDA: Ramdas Athawale

"Pawar and PM Modi talked about farmers. In the meeting, Modi ji would have told Pawar that his party NCP is important for NDA. Shiv Sena is quitting NDA so a big party should join the ruling alliance...
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10-11 NCP MLAs have gone with Ajit Pawar: Sharad Pawar

Claiming that Ajit Pawar has the support of 10-11 NCP MLAs, party chief Sharad Pawar termed his nephew's decision to support a BJP-led government in Maharashtra against the party line and an act of..
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'Party and family split': Supriya Sule confirms split within NCP

While BJP leader Devendra Fadnavis took oath as chief minister of Maharashtra for the second consecutive term after a month-long uncertainty over government formation in the state. Sharad Pawar's..
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Maha twist: Fadnavis back as CM, Ajit Pawar deputy CM

BJP's Devendra Fadnavis and NCP leader Ajit Pawar took oath as the Maharashtra CM and deputy CM respectively, an unexpected development a day after Shiv Sena president Uddhav Thackeray emerged as the..
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Sharad Pawar, Uddhav Thackeray to hold joint presser at 12:30pm today

Shiv Sena chief Uddhav Thackeray and Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) chief Sharad Pawar will address a joint press conference at 12:30pm on Saturday. This comes after BJP's Devendra Fadnavis earlier..
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Sharad Pawar, Supriya Sule should join Union Cabinet: Ramdas Athawale

Union minister Ramdas Athawale on Saturday said Nationalist Congress party president Sharad Pawar and his daughter and Lok Sabha MP Supriya Sule should join the Union Cabinet of Prime mInister Narendra..
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