Sharad Pawar rules out NCP-Congress merger

Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) president Sharad Pawar dismissed on Saturday the speculation that his party was likely to merge with the Congress. Pawar made the announcement during a general body meeting of the party convened to discuss the Lok Sabha debacle and review preparations for the Maharashtra Assembly polls. “The reports of the merger of […]


Speculation rife over Congress, NCP merger

Days after its dismal performance in the Lok Sabha elections, speculation about the merger of Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) with the Congress has created a buzz, even though leaders from both parties have denied the speculation, saying such a thing is not possible in the immediate future. According to sources, the merger was to help […]


Prakash Ambedkar should look beyond personal political gain, says Raju Shetti

The Swabhimani Paksha chief says election diverted focus from farmers’ issues; he says his immediate objective is to ameliorate the plight of farmers and their families in the drought-afflicted hinterland. Attributing his startling defeat in the Hatkanangale Lok Sabha constituency to Prakash Ambedkar’s Vanchit Bahujan Aghadi (VBA), Swabhimani Paksha chief Raju Shetti on Monday said […]


Pawar will play key role in govt. formation: NCP

The Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) said on Wednesday that not only will the party win the most Lok Sabha seats since its formation, but also its president Sharad Pawar will play a key role in forming the new government. “In 2014, Shiv Sena and BJP had won 42 seats. We are certain that in 2019, […]


Sharad Pawar: ‘Modi is a loner’

‘We know each other for quite some time.’‘He could provide stability to the country for five years.’‘But he could not provide confidence to the countrymen that he is our leader.’ Sharad Pawar has through his political career been a man for all seasons. He has probably weathered every kind of contingency in politics. And any […]