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Gujarat poll verdict expected, but hardly reflects country’s mood: Sharad Pawar
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Gujarat poll verdict expected, but hardly reflects country’s mood: Sharad Pawar

Prime Minister Narendra Modi's Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Thursday appeared headed for a record victory in Gujarat as trends available after five rounds of counting showed the party was leading in 155 of the state’s 182 assembly seats that went to polls earlier this month

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"Governor crossed all limits..." Sharad Pawar slams Koshyari over remarks on Shivaji

The statement sparked a massive furore and drew censure from Maratha organisations and Opposition leaders alike

In run-up to assembly elections, Congress, NCP enter into pre-poll alliance in Gujarat
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In run-up to assembly elections, Congress, NCP enter into pre-poll alliance in Gujarat

Sharad Pawar’s NCP will contest three of the total number of 182 seats in the state. The three seats are currently held by ruling Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) legislators

Will participate in Congress's Bharat Jodo Yatra in Maharashtra, says NCP president Sharad Pawar
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Will participate in Congress's Bharat Jodo Yatra in Maharashtra, says NCP president Sharad Pawar

Pawar said state Congress leaders Ashok Chavan and Balasaheb Thorat had met him and extended an invitation to participate in the Bharat Jodo Yatra, a mass outreach programme, when it enters the state on 7 November

When Mulayam Singh Yadav and Sharad Pawar dashed Sonia Gandhi's prime ministerial hopes
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When Mulayam Singh Yadav and Sharad Pawar dashed Sonia Gandhi's prime ministerial hopes

Sonia Gandhi, then a newly appointed Congress chief, had staked claim to form the government at the Centre after the then Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee had lost the vote of confidence in the Lok Sabha on 17 April, 1999

Time has come for everyone to work towards ensuring change of govt in 2024: Sharad Pawar
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Time has come for everyone to work towards ensuring change of govt in 2024: Sharad Pawar

Sharad Pawar said farmers committing suicide is not a solution and that the real solution would be to bring about the change in government

‘Mamata may have been consulted’: TMC leader on Pawar’s remark about patching up with Congress
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‘Mamata may have been consulted’: TMC leader on Pawar’s remark about patching up with Congress

The relationship between the Congress and TMC hit an all-time low last year, after the latter slammed the grand old party as “incapable and incompetent” which had gone into a “deep freezer”

Filing cases, arresting Opposition leaders seems Centre's flagship project, says Pawar
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Filing cases, arresting Opposition leaders seems Centre's flagship project, says Pawar

"Whenever they have some doubts about the outcome of an election, such steps are taken as an important work. The key issues and challenges before the society are kept aside," he said.

North India, Parliament's mindset still not conducive to women's reservation, says NCP president Sharad Pawar
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North India, Parliament's mindset still not conducive to women's reservation, says NCP president Sharad Pawar

Pawar said, the country is still not mentally ready to accept women's leadership, as the Women's Reservation Bill, which aims to reserve 33 per cent seats in Lok Sabha and all state legislative assemblies for women is still pending for clearance

Will never surrender before rulers in Delhi: NCP chief Sharad Pawar
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Will never surrender before rulers in Delhi: NCP chief Sharad Pawar

Addressing the eighth national convention of the Nationalist Congress Party, Pawar slammed the Modi government over rising inflation, unemployment, its handling of the farmers' protests and "fanning hatred" against religious minorities in the country

Sharad Pawar-led NCP to present blueprint for Opposition unity at national convention on Sunday
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Sharad Pawar-led NCP to present blueprint for Opposition unity at national convention on Sunday

Sharad Pawar-led NCP is holding its eighth national convention on Sunday to send a message of opposition unity ahead of the 2024 Lok Sabha elections to take on PM Modi-led BJP.

Four cautionary tales of Congress: A title holder, a contender, a rebel and a loyalist
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Four cautionary tales of Congress: A title holder, a contender, a rebel and a loyalist

The Gandhi family has shown zero tolerance towards dissent. Rahul Gandhi wants a team of his own. But he needs to begin winning and regain political turf. Yet, the biggest lesson is the Gandhi family loves a flag-waver

Battle for 2024: Will it be Narendra Modi vs Nitish Kumar?
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Battle for 2024: Will it be Narendra Modi vs Nitish Kumar?

Nitish Kumar’s move to ditch the BJP in Bihar could shape national politics. The veteran politician has nursed the ambition to become the prime minister for years. There’s a strong chance that he could emerge as the Opposition face to take on Narendra Modi in the 2024 general elections

BJP showing arrogance of power, its days could be numbered if the common man unites, says Sharad Pawar
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BJP showing arrogance of power, its days could be numbered if the common man unites, says Sharad Pawar

Addressing party workers in Dhule, Pawar said there was a legend about the sun never setting on the British Empire, but it collapsed when the common man united.

Former agriculture minister Sharad Pawar bats for genetically modified crops to improve food security
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Former agriculture minister Sharad Pawar bats for genetically modified crops to improve food security

Sharad Pawar, the Union agriculture minister from 2004 to 2014, said that India has lately become complacent and has started neglecting the developments in science, particularly new genetics and breeding

Can tall tales 'short' circuit Rishi Sunak’s campaign?
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Can tall tales 'short' circuit Rishi Sunak’s campaign?

It is a measure of the maturity of the Indian electorate that height has never been brought up as a relevant factor when assessing leaders

Sharad Pawar dissolves all departments, cells of NCP
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Sharad Pawar dissolves all departments, cells of NCP

Nationalist Congress Party president Sharad Pawar has dissolved all departments and cells of the party with immediate effect, a senior NCP leader said on Wednesday.

Sharad Pawar breaking Shiv Sena, alleges ex-Maharashtra minister Ramdas Kadam; NCP dismisses charge
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Sharad Pawar breaking Shiv Sena, alleges ex-Maharashtra minister Ramdas Kadam; NCP dismisses charge

The Sena was "systematically weakened" by Pawar. Some MLAs had expressed concern over it but Thackeray was not ready to part ways with Pawar, Kadam claimed on a TV channel.

Vice President election: Trinamool Congress to clear stance on Opposition candidate Margaret Alva on 21 July
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Vice President election: Trinamool Congress to clear stance on Opposition candidate Margaret Alva on 21 July

Trinamool Congress spokesperson Kunal Ghosh said the party's top leadership is assessing and discussing the entire vice-presidential poll issue

Making sense of Maharashtra mayhem: Why Shiv Sena MLAs rebelled against Uddhav and Son
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Making sense of Maharashtra mayhem: Why Shiv Sena MLAs rebelled against Uddhav and Son

The Sena MLAs saw how Uddhav Thackeray bent over backwards to keep Sharad Pawar and Sonia Gandhi in good humour while compromising on Balasaheb’s ideals at the cost of Sena’s own dignity