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The deputy chief minister Ajit Pawar also said that Uddhav Thackeray has sought a report on the illegal phone tapping issue. (File Photo )

'Have sought time from governor to discuss issues': Maharashtra dy CM Ajit Pawar

By hindustantimes.com | Written by Kanishka Sarkar, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON MAR 25, 2021 02:29 PM IST
The leaders are expected to discuss issues, including extortion claims levelled against state home minister Anil Deshmukh by former Mumbai police chief Param Bir Singh, and the corruption allegations by the opposition in police transfers.
BJP leader Devendra Fadnavis addresses a press conference, in Mumbai on Tuesday. (ANI Photo)
BJP leader Devendra Fadnavis addresses a press conference, in Mumbai on Tuesday. (ANI Photo)

MVA didn’t act on evidence of scam in police dept: Devendra Fadnavis

By Surendra P Gangan, Mumbai
PUBLISHED ON MAR 24, 2021 01:56 AM IST
HT has seen a copy of the report, dated August 25, 2020, which names senior politicians, middlemen and police officers, who allegedly sought transfers and postings of their liking.
Deputy chief minister Ajit Pawar during Budget Assembly Session at Vidhan Bhavan in Mumbai. (Vidyadhar Rane/HT PHOTO)
Deputy chief minister Ajit Pawar during Budget Assembly Session at Vidhan Bhavan in Mumbai. (Vidyadhar Rane/HT PHOTO)

Maharashtra budget 2021: Farmers can repay farm loans with 0% interest

By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Shankhyaneel Sarkar, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON MAR 08, 2021 04:04 PM IST
  • During the budget presentation, Pawar also said the government has taken measures to encourage women to invest in real estate.
"Small shopkeepers could not do business during the lockdown. Now you are asking them to pay bills. From where are they going to pay it? So, there is a big problem," the former chief minister said.(PTI)
"Small shopkeepers could not do business during the lockdown. Now you are asking them to pay bills. From where are they going to pay it? So, there is a big problem," the former chief minister said.(PTI)

Farmers suffered losses during lockdown, now facing power supply cut: Fadnavis

PTI | , Mumbai
PUBLISHED ON MAR 02, 2021 01:16 PM IST
Without naming state Energy Minister and Congress leader Nitin Raut, Fadnavis said the former had talked about giving relief to lockdown-hit consumers, but instead power tariff was increased.
Ajit Pawar, while addressing the media after the annual general meeting of districts under Pune division, said he had visited the institute after the fire in the presence of senior officials, including the collector. (ANI Photo)
Ajit Pawar, while addressing the media after the annual general meeting of districts under Pune division, said he had visited the institute after the fire in the presence of senior officials, including the collector. (ANI Photo)

Maharashtra deputy CM seeks Centre's intervention over price rise

PTI |
PUBLISHED ON FEB 18, 2021 03:07 PM IST
The prices of branded or additive-laced petrol, which attracts higher taxes, have crossed the 100-mark in some places, including Maharashtra.
Ajit Pawar, while addressing the media after the annual general meeting of districts under Pune division, said he had visited the institute after the fire in the presence of senior officials, including the collector. (ANI Photo)
Ajit Pawar, while addressing the media after the annual general meeting of districts under Pune division, said he had visited the institute after the fire in the presence of senior officials, including the collector. (ANI Photo)

Short circuit caused fire at Serum Institute: Ajit Pawar

PTI | , Pune
PUBLISHED ON FEB 12, 2021 06:24 PM IST
"The premises where the blaze erupted was empty and work was going on there. It is a private institute and they are carrying out their audit. The government is also investigating. There is no other cause behind the fire other than short circuit," said Ajit Pawar while addressing the media.
Maharashtra home minister Anil Deshmukh said that a first information report (FIR) would be filed in the case and a formal investigation would be initiated. (HT FILE)(HT_PRINT)
Maharashtra home minister Anil Deshmukh said that a first information report (FIR) would be filed in the case and a formal investigation would be initiated. (HT FILE)(HT_PRINT)

Maharashtra to start jail tourism from Jan 26: State home minister Anil Deshmukh

PTI | , Nagpur
PUBLISHED ON JAN 23, 2021 10:14 PM IST
Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray and Deputy Chief Minister Ajit Pawar will inaugurate the jail tourism initiative at Yerawada Central Jail on the Republic Day, state Home Minister Anil Deshmukh said in a press conference.
Mhada houses are in great demand as they cost less compared to private builders and have clear land titles. Image used for representational purposes only.(Pramod Thakur/HT Photo)
Mhada houses are in great demand as they cost less compared to private builders and have clear land titles. Image used for representational purposes only.(Pramod Thakur/HT Photo)

Mhada to draw lottery for over 5600 houses in Pune division

By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Deepali Sharma, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON JAN 22, 2021 12:45 PM IST
The winners of the lottery will also be notified through text message and the list of the accepted applications will also be made available online on the website.
"As per inputs, the results of Gram Panchayat elections are good and are in favour of the MVA," Ajit Pawar said.(HT Photo)
"As per inputs, the results of Gram Panchayat elections are good and are in favour of the MVA," Ajit Pawar said.(HT Photo)

Results of Maharashtra gram panchayat polls in favour of MVA: Ajit Pawar

PTI | , Pune
PUBLISHED ON JAN 18, 2021 05:46 PM IST
Pawar said the overall (political) picture in Maharashtra seems to be changing post the results of Legislative Council elections held last year.
The state government is planning to allot Mulshi dam water, currently being used by a private company for power generation, for drinking and irrigation purposes(HT FILE)
The state government is planning to allot Mulshi dam water, currently being used by a private company for power generation, for drinking and irrigation purposes(HT FILE)

Deputy CM Ajit Pawar asks committee to submit report on Mulshi dam

Hindustan Times, Pune | By Abhay Khairnar
PUBLISHED ON JAN 03, 2021 05:48 PM IST
He added that the state government is awaiting the report so that they can decide if water can be drawn from the reservoir
Deputy Chief Minister Ajit Pawar and some other leaders paid tributes at the ‘Jay Stambh’ on Friday on the 203rd anniversary of the Koregaon Bhima battle(Shankar Narayan/HT PHOTO)
Deputy Chief Minister Ajit Pawar and some other leaders paid tributes at the ‘Jay Stambh’ on Friday on the 203rd anniversary of the Koregaon Bhima battle(Shankar Narayan/HT PHOTO)

Ajit Pawar, others pay tributes at Koregaon Bhima war memorial

Pune | By Press Trust of India | Posted by Ayshee Bhaduri
PUBLISHED ON JAN 01, 2021 11:08 AM IST
Lakhs of people congregate every year at the ‘Jay Stambh’ to offer tributes on the anniversary of the battle, which was fought on January 1, 1818, between the British East India Company and the Peshwa faction of the Maratha Confederacy.
Maharashtra deputy chief minister Ajit Pawar is seen in this file photo in Pune. Pawar on Thursday prayed for early availability of a Covid-19 vaccine and a world free of the disease.(Sanket Wankhade/HT Photo)
Maharashtra deputy chief minister Ajit Pawar is seen in this file photo in Pune. Pawar on Thursday prayed for early availability of a Covid-19 vaccine and a world free of the disease.(Sanket Wankhade/HT Photo)

Prayers for Covid-19 vaccine: Ajit Pawar visits Pandharpur temple, says God will end pandemic

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Meenakshi Ray
UPDATED ON NOV 26, 2020 01:40 PM IST
Ajit Pawar said that it seemed in the recent past that the Covid-19 situation was under control in the state, but the number of patients has been going up since the past few days. God will end the Covid-19 crisis, but people need to take precautions, he said.
The decision has been taken by the Jagadguru Shree Sant Tukaram Maharaj Sansthan, Dehu, considering the increasing number of Covid-19 positive patients in Pune district.(HT PHOTO)
The decision has been taken by the Jagadguru Shree Sant Tukaram Maharaj Sansthan, Dehu, considering the increasing number of Covid-19 positive patients in Pune district.(HT PHOTO)

Vitthal temple at Pandhapur, Dehu Sansthan closed for Kartik Ekadashi

Hindustan Times, Pune | By Dheeraj Bengrut
UPDATED ON NOV 23, 2020 05:16 PM IST
At Dehu, where the Samadhi temple of Sant Tukaram Maharaj is situated, the temple will be closed for three days starting November 25
File photo of BJP leader Devendra Fadnavis.(Parwaz Khan/HT File Photo)
File photo of BJP leader Devendra Fadnavis.(Parwaz Khan/HT File Photo)

‘If Maharashtra govt falls...’: Fadnavis makes a promise about his oath event

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By hindustantimes.com | Edited by: Amit Chaturvedi
UPDATED ON NOV 23, 2020 03:53 PM IST
In 2019, the Shiv Sena, NCP and Congress were engaged in hectic parleys to form government in Maharashtra after the October polls threw up a hung Assembly. In a surprise move, Fadnavis took oath as chief minister after support from a splinter group of NCP led by Ajit Pawar.
Deputy chief minister of Maharashtra Ajit Pawar at a Nationalist Congress party meet in Pune. (Photo by Ravindra Joshi/HT PHOTO)
Deputy chief minister of Maharashtra Ajit Pawar at a Nationalist Congress party meet in Pune. (Photo by Ravindra Joshi/HT PHOTO)

Decision on Maharashtra Covid-19 lockdown in 8-10 days, says Ajit Pawar

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Arpan Rai
UPDATED ON NOV 22, 2020 11:21 PM IST
The statement from Pawar comes at the time Maharashtra is contemplating a state-wide strategy to deal with a rise in Covid-19 cases, including introducing travel curbs on people travelling from virus hot spot states like Delhi.
Karnataka Chief minister B S Yediyurappa said Maratha Development Authority has been set up for the development of the Marathis living in Karnataka.(PTI)
Karnataka Chief minister B S Yediyurappa said Maratha Development Authority has been set up for the development of the Marathis living in Karnataka.(PTI)

News updates from Hindustan Times: On Ajit Pawar’s ‘united Maharashtra’ comment, Yediyurappa says ‘Marathis belong to us too’ and all the latest news

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By hindustantimes.com
PUBLISHED ON NOV 18, 2020 04:45 PM IST
Here are today’s top news, analysis and opinion at 5pm. Know all about the latest news and other news updates from Hindustan Times.
Karnatak Chief Minister B S Yediyurappa said Maratha Development Authority has been set up for the development of the Marathis living in Karnataka.(ANI)
Karnatak Chief Minister B S Yediyurappa said Maratha Development Authority has been set up for the development of the Marathis living in Karnataka.(ANI)

‘Marathis belong to us too’: Yediyurappa on Ajit Pawar’s ‘united Maharashtra’ comment

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Poulomi Ghosh
UPDATED ON NOV 18, 2020 03:11 PM IST
A development board for Marathis in Karnataka will instigate Kannadigas, former Karnataka CM Siddaramaiah said on the border dispute.
Business of firecrackers commenced in city as customers round up to purchase firecracker near Mutha river bed in Pune.(Rahul Raut/HT PHOTO)
Business of firecrackers commenced in city as customers round up to purchase firecracker near Mutha river bed in Pune.(Rahul Raut/HT PHOTO)

Mayor appeals for no fireworks this Diwali

Hindustan Times, Pune | By Abhay Khairnar
UPDATED ON NOV 08, 2020 05:31 PM IST
The mayor said that as the Mumbai municipal corporation has taken some decisions regarding firecrackers
Ajit Pawar.(HT Photo)
Ajit Pawar.(HT Photo)

Maharashtra deputy chief minister Ajit Pawar tests positive for Covid-19

Hindustan Times, Mumbai | By Faisal Malik
PUBLISHED ON OCT 26, 2020 12:31 PM IST
Pawar had been unwell for the past few days. His first report for Covid-19 was negative but he had quarantined himself at home as a precautionary measure
Maharashtra deputy chief minister Ajit Pawar.(Anshuman Poyrekar/HT Photo)
Maharashtra deputy chief minister Ajit Pawar.(Anshuman Poyrekar/HT Photo)

Maharashtra deputy CM Ajit Pawar tests positive for Covid-19

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By hindustantimes.com| Edited by: Amit Chaturvedi
UPDATED ON OCT 26, 2020 02:22 PM IST
Pawar has been admitted to a hospital in Mumbai, ANI quoted his office as saying. The news comes days after former Maharashtra chief ministr and Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader Devendra Fadnavis tested positive for the disease.
Eknath Khadse(Hindustan Times file photo)
Eknath Khadse(Hindustan Times file photo)

Reverse migration in Maharashtra Congress, NCP?

Hindustan Times | By Faisal Malik and Surendra P Gangan, Mumbai
UPDATED ON OCT 23, 2020 04:40 AM IST
On Monday, NCP chief Sharad Pawar clarified the NCP has decided not to re-induct turncoats from Osmanabad, hinting at former MP and erstwhile close confidant Padmasinh Patil and his son Rana Jagjitsinh Patil.
The probe is likely to bring Maharashtra deputy chief minister Ajit Pawar under scanner after irregularities in the department came to light in 2012.(Anshuman Poyrekar/HT file photo)
The probe is likely to bring Maharashtra deputy chief minister Ajit Pawar under scanner after irregularities in the department came to light in 2012.(Anshuman Poyrekar/HT file photo)

Ajit Pawar may come under ED scanner amid money laundering probe

Hindustan Times, Mumbai | By HT Correspondents
UPDATED ON OCT 18, 2020 04:58 AM IST
ED has sought tenders for dam projects, revised administrative approvals, and bills paid to the contractors linked to Vidarbha Irrigation Development Corporation, Krishna Valley irrigation project, and Konkan Irrigation Development Corporation between 1999 and 2009, from officials of the water resources department, an ED official said on condition of anonymity.
Deputy chief minister and Nationalist Congress leader Ajit Pawar said that the farm as well as the labour bills will not be implemented in the state. (File photo: Anshuman Poyrekar/HT)
Deputy chief minister and Nationalist Congress leader Ajit Pawar said that the farm as well as the labour bills will not be implemented in the state. (File photo: Anshuman Poyrekar/HT)

Congress, NCP say no to farm bills in Maharashtra. Shiv Sena to decide

Hindustan Times, Mumbai | By Surendra P Gangan
UPDATED ON SEP 25, 2020 10:06 PM IST
The Shiv Sena has invited criticism by Maharashtra BJP leaders for its ‘hypocritical stance’ of supporting the bills in the Lok Sabha and walking out in the Rajya Sabha.
Metro workers working on bridge near Vanaz corner in Kothrud in Pune (Photo by Sanket Wankhade/HT PHOTO)
Metro workers working on bridge near Vanaz corner in Kothrud in Pune (Photo by Sanket Wankhade/HT PHOTO)

Ajit Pawar reviews construction work of Pune Metro

Mumbai | By Asian News International | Posted by Karan Manral
UPDATED ON SEP 18, 2020 10:12 AM IST
The Pune Metro project was expected to start the operation of its first five-km stretch by April 2020. However, it missed the deadline due to the Covid-19 lockdown.
NCP supremo Sharad Pawad (centre) takes stock of the Covid-19 situation in Pune. Also seen are NCP leaders Amol Kolhe (third from left) and Vandana Chavan (fourth from right).
NCP supremo Sharad Pawad (centre) takes stock of the Covid-19 situation in Pune. Also seen are NCP leaders Amol Kolhe (third from left) and Vandana Chavan (fourth from right).

Sharad Pawar expresses concern over COEP jumbo facility

Hindustan Times, Pune | By HT Correspondent, Pune
PUBLISHED ON SEP 05, 2020 04:34 PM IST
Pawar asked party workers from the city to help people get timely medical help
As Pawar and Fadnavis attended the hospital event, eyebrows were raised among the political circle.(HT Photo)
As Pawar and Fadnavis attended the hospital event, eyebrows were raised among the political circle.(HT Photo)

Months after oath-taking ceremony, Fadnavis and Ajit Pawar share dais in Pune

Hindustan Times, Pune | By Abhay Khairnar | Edited by Sparshita Saxena
UPDATED ON AUG 28, 2020 02:14 PM IST
The leaders shared the stage again - this time for the inauguration of a Covid-19 hospital in Pune.
Deputy chief mister Ajit Pawar.(PTI)
Deputy chief mister Ajit Pawar.(PTI)

Ajit Pawar must respond to allegations of unequal distribution of development funds: Sena corners deputy CM

Hindustan Times, Mumbai | By Swapnil Rawal
UPDATED ON AUG 25, 2020 05:25 PM IST
In the past, Shiv Sena legislators have also voiced their disappointment over the unavailability of funds for their constituencies
Both Parth and his father Ajit have maintained studied silence even as several other NCP leaders downplayed the episode saying “it’s just a family matter”.(HT file photo)
Both Parth and his father Ajit have maintained studied silence even as several other NCP leaders downplayed the episode saying “it’s just a family matter”.(HT file photo)

Parth Pawar attends get-together at uncle’s residence in Baramati, maintains silence over next move

Hindustan Times, Pune | By Yogesh Joshi
UPDATED ON AUG 16, 2020 11:02 AM IST
Both Parth and his father Ajit have maintained studied silence even as several other NCP leaders downplayed the episode saying “it’s just a family matter”. Messages and calls to Parth Pawar did not evoke any response.
Ajit Pawar (right), deputy chief minister and Pune guardian minister, along with other civic officials during the review meeting held in the city on Monday(HT PHOTO)
Ajit Pawar (right), deputy chief minister and Pune guardian minister, along with other civic officials during the review meeting held in the city on Monday(HT PHOTO)

Pune to have three jumbo Covid care facilities soon

Hindustan Times, Pune | By Abhay Khairnar
UPDATED ON JUL 28, 2020 05:41 PM IST
Already, an 800-bed facility is coming up at the Balewadi sports complex.
Political observers say the silent power struggle could continue between the two top leaders in the government.(Anshuman Poyrekar/HT Photo)
Political observers say the silent power struggle could continue between the two top leaders in the government.(Anshuman Poyrekar/HT Photo)

Ajit Pawar’s birthday wish for Uddhav Thackeray comes with a veiled message

Hindustan Times, Mumbai | By Swapnil Rawal
UPDATED ON JUL 27, 2020 03:31 PM IST
At the stroke of midnight on Sunday, Pawar tweeted the picture of him at the wheel of a golf cart and CM Thackeray in the passenger’s seat.
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