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Nationalist Congress Party’s (NCP) Maharashtra chief and senior minister Jayant Patil objective is to strengthen the organisation by having a dialogue with party cadres. (HT file Photo)(HT_PRINT)

Maharashtra minister Jayant Patil tests positive for Covid-19

PTI, Mumbai
PUBLISHED ON FEB 18, 2021 10:53 AM IST
Maha minisIn a post on Twitter, the minister also said he is doing fine and taking appropriate medical advice.
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The minister invoked pre-poll promises made by the ruling BJP in Bihar, adding that once elections were over, all promises were promptly forgotten(PRAMOD THAKUR/ HT PHOTO)
The minister invoked pre-poll promises made by the ruling BJP in Bihar, adding that once elections were over, all promises were promptly forgotten(PRAMOD THAKUR/ HT PHOTO)

‘What’s in it for Maharashtra?’: Minister Chaggan Bhujbal slams budget

By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Ayshee Bhaduri, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON FEB 02, 2021 05:51 PM IST
  • "Budget was for name’s sake. What's in it for Maharashtra? Nothing. It's only for election-bound states. They (BJP) promised so much for Bihar. Was anything announced? Where are those promises which they made before polls? Election over, promises gone,” NCP leader Chhagan Bhujbal told reporters.
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Eknath Khadse.(HT Archive)
Eknath Khadse.(HT Archive)

Maharashtra: Khadse quits BJP, blaming Devendra Fadnavis for the decision; to join NCP

By Surendra P Gangan and Faisal Malik | Hindustan Times, Mumbai
UPDATED ON OCT 21, 2020 05:01 PM IST
Several other BJP MLAs and leaders, who are Khadse’s supporters, want to join the NCP. However, a decision on their induction is yet to be taken, said state NCP chief Jayant Patil
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An average test at the lab will be divided into three procedures and is expected to take six hours. On a daily basis, the laboratory is equipped to test around 100 samples.(Pratham Gokhale/HT file photo. Representative image)
An average test at the lab will be divided into three procedures and is expected to take six hours. On a daily basis, the laboratory is equipped to test around 100 samples.(Pratham Gokhale/HT file photo. Representative image)

Facility begins at Miraj to test cases in Sangli, Kolhapur and Sindhudurg

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, Pune
UPDATED ON APR 05, 2020 11:57 AM IST
Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) leader Jayant Patil on Saturday said that the facility will benefit people from Ratnagiri, Sindhudurg and Solapur districts as well as the neighbouring state of Goa.
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Devendra Fadnavis addresses a press conference during the concluding day of winter session of Maharashtra State Assembly at Vidhan Bhawan in Nagpur.(Photo: Sunny Shende/ Hindustan Times)
Devendra Fadnavis addresses a press conference during the concluding day of winter session of Maharashtra State Assembly at Vidhan Bhawan in Nagpur.(Photo: Sunny Shende/ Hindustan Times)

Patil’s ‘losing self control’ jibe, Fadnavis’ ‘separatist tendencies’ reply in bitter Twitter spat over ‘Free Kashmir’ poster

By Eeshanpriya M S | Hindustan Times, Mumbai
UPDATED ON JAN 07, 2020 05:02 PM IST
Devendra Fadnavis and Jayant Patil engaged in an online spat on a video of a ‘Free Kashmir’ poster being carried by a woman on Monday at a protest at Gateway of India.
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NCP leader Ajit Pawar with chief minister of Maharashtra Uddhav Thackeray after taking oath as deputy chief minister during the swearing-in ceremony at Vidhan Bhavan on Monday.(ANI)
NCP leader Ajit Pawar with chief minister of Maharashtra Uddhav Thackeray after taking oath as deputy chief minister during the swearing-in ceremony at Vidhan Bhavan on Monday.(ANI)

Ajit flexes muscles in NCP, Congress tries to maintain balance of power

By Shailesh Gaikwad | Hindustan Times
UPDATED ON DEC 31, 2019 12:34 AM IST
As expected, Ajit Pawar is back at the helm
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Maharashtra Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray speaks to media, in Mumbai on Tuesday, Dec 3, 2019.(ANI)
Maharashtra Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray speaks to media, in Mumbai on Tuesday, Dec 3, 2019.(ANI)

‘Infra projects won’t be scrapped, only prioritised’: CM Uddhav Thackeray

By Swapnil Rawal | Hindustan Times, Mumbai, Mumbai
UPDATED ON DEC 04, 2019 09:48 AM IST
There was speculation that the new Maharashtra government, which has a debt more than Rs 6 lakh crore, could stay work on the 701-km Mumbai-Nagpur Expressway, which was former chief minister Fadnavis’s pet project.
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Ajit Pawar was also present at Shivaji Park to witness Thackeray’s swearing-in as chief minister that he had attended, in his words, “as an MLA” and not a minister. (ANI photo)
Ajit Pawar was also present at Shivaji Park to witness Thackeray’s swearing-in as chief minister that he had attended, in his words, “as an MLA” and not a minister. (ANI photo)

Ajit Pawar, in race for Dy CM, tweets congrats to ‘Hon Uddhav Thackeray ji’

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON NOV 28, 2019 10:42 PM IST
In a rare tweet, addressed to 59-year-old Shiv Sena boss, Ajit Pawar said the state would develop as a whole under Thackeray’s leadership.
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Shiv Sena chief Uddhav Thackeray takes oath during the swearing-in ceremony at Shivaji park in Mumbai on Thursday.(Anshuman Poyrekar/HT Photo)
Shiv Sena chief Uddhav Thackeray takes oath during the swearing-in ceremony at Shivaji park in Mumbai on Thursday.(Anshuman Poyrekar/HT Photo)

At Uddhav Thackeray’s grand oath event, friends, rivals and Ajit Pawar

By Eeshanpriya M S | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON JUL 31, 2020 01:55 AM IST
The mega event - his party had attempted to turn it into a show of opposition unity - was attended by several leaders from other states including DMK’s MK Stalin and chief minister of Madhya Pradesh Kamal Nath and Congress’ Mallikarjun Kharge and Kapil Sibal.
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Shiv Sena chief Uddhav Thackeray. (ANI Photo)
Shiv Sena chief Uddhav Thackeray. (ANI Photo)

Uddhav Thackeray to be sworn in today likely with 6 ministers drawn from 3 parties

By Surendra P Gangan | Hindustan Times, Mumbai
UPDATED ON NOV 28, 2019 04:23 PM IST
The parties have considered seniority while finalising the names for the first lot of cabinet composition.
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Ajit Pawar at Vidhan Bhavan in Mumbai on Wednesday, November 27.(Photo by Anshuman Poyrekar/ Hindustan Times)
Ajit Pawar at Vidhan Bhavan in Mumbai on Wednesday, November 27.(Photo by Anshuman Poyrekar/ Hindustan Times)

Uddhav Thackeray to take oath with 6 ministers but spotlight is on MLA Ajit Pawar

By Faisal Malik and Eeshanpriya MS | Hindustan Times, Mumbai
UPDATED ON NOV 28, 2019 03:46 PM IST
Ajit Pawar’s visit comes soon after the Shiv Sena made it clear that the two ministers from the NCP quota who would take oath this evening would be Jayant Patil and Chhagan Bhujbal. Ajit Pawar isn’t on this list.
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NCP leader Praful Patel said the expansion of the cabinet will take place after the Thackeray government proves its majority on the floor of the house.(PTI)
NCP leader Praful Patel said the expansion of the cabinet will take place after the Thackeray government proves its majority on the floor of the house.(PTI)

Maharashtra govt formation: NCP to get deputy CM post, Congress to get Speaker post

By Surendra P Gangan and Faisal Malik | Hindustan Times, Mumbai
UPDATED ON NOV 28, 2019 06:45 AM IST
Two ministers from each of the three parties will take oath with Uddhav Thackeray at Shivaji Park on Thursday. The likely names are state Congress president Balasaheb Thorat, NCP’s Jayant Patil and Chhagan Bhujbal and Shiv Sena’s Eknath Shinde.
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After resigning as the deputy chief minister in the Devendra Fadnavis-led BJP government on Tuesday afternoon, speculation is rife about the political future of dissident leader Ajit Pawar.(PTI)
After resigning as the deputy chief minister in the Devendra Fadnavis-led BJP government on Tuesday afternoon, speculation is rife about the political future of dissident leader Ajit Pawar.(PTI)

Speculation rife about Ajit Pawar’s political future

By Faisal Malik | Hindustan Times, Mumbai
PUBLISHED ON NOV 27, 2019 01:27 AM IST
The senior NCP leader, who was responsible breaking ranks with his party on Saturday morning, reached the residence of his mentor and uncle Sharad Pawar late on Tuesday.
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Balasaheb Thorat, Jayant Patil may get deputy CM posts

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, Mumbai
UPDATED ON NOV 27, 2019 01:50 AM IST
While Shiv Sena’s supremo Uddhav Thackeray will lead the government as chief minister, Congress and Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) will each have a deputy chief minister in the cabinet.
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Legislators from the Nationalist Congress Party woke up on Saturday to news that their legislature party chief Ajit Pawar had broken ranks from his uncle and party chief Sharad Pawar(Kunal Patil/HT Photo)
Legislators from the Nationalist Congress Party woke up on Saturday to news that their legislature party chief Ajit Pawar had broken ranks from his uncle and party chief Sharad Pawar(Kunal Patil/HT Photo)

BJP camp insists Ajit Pawar’s whip will hold as leader of legislature party

By Ketaki Ghoge | Hindustan Times, Mumbai
UPDATED ON NOV 25, 2019 04:12 AM IST
The BJP argued that as Ajit was the legislature unit chief at the time of swearing in, his whip will be binding. But the NCP dismissed it, and pointed out that it already replaced Ajit as the leader of the legislature unit with Jayant Patil.
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NCP MLA Jayant Patil speaks to media after a meeting with party MLAs in Mumbai, Saturday, Nov. 23, 2019.(PTI)
NCP MLA Jayant Patil speaks to media after a meeting with party MLAs in Mumbai, Saturday, Nov. 23, 2019.(PTI)

Ajit Pawar removed as legislature wing leader, NCP tells governor Koshyari

By Press Trust of India | Hindustan Times, Mumbai
UPDATED ON NOV 24, 2019 02:21 PM IST
Ajit Pawar was removed as the NCP’s legislature unit leader on Saturday, hours after he joined hands with the BJP in a coup and took oath as the deputy of Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis.
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Congress Leader Ashok Chavan, & NCP leader Jayant Patil(Kunal Patil/HT Photo)
Congress Leader Ashok Chavan, & NCP leader Jayant Patil(Kunal Patil/HT Photo)

Congress-NCP finalise seat pact in Maharashtra

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, Mumbai
UPDATED ON MAR 23, 2019 10:26 PM IST
After six months of painstaking talks, the Congress and the Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) on Saturday unveiled a seat-sharing pact for Maharashtra under which the former will contest 26 Lok Sabha seats and the latter 22 and allot two seats each from their quotas to smaller allies.
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The Sharad Pawar-led NCP, which is contesting 22 seats, aims to win between 12 and 14 seats, for which it has been preparing since 2017.(Kunal Patil/HT File Photo)
The Sharad Pawar-led NCP, which is contesting 22 seats, aims to win between 12 and 14 seats, for which it has been preparing since 2017.(Kunal Patil/HT File Photo)

Will Maharashtra come under NCP’s watch?

By Faisal Malik | Hindustan Times, Mumbai
UPDATED ON MAR 15, 2019 04:18 PM IST
The Sharad Pawar-led party’s vote share is going down with each general election in Maharashtra. Its tally came down to half — four seats (five after a bypoll) — in the 2014 elections.
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2019 Lok Sabha elections: How will Sharad Pawar’s NCP perform in Maharashtra?

By Faisal Malik, Mumbai
PUBLISHED ON MAR 15, 2019 01:49 AM IST
he Sharad Pawar-led party’s vote share is going down with each general election in Maharashtra. Its tally came down to half — four seats (five after a bypoll) – in the 2014 elections
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The Nationalist Congress Party Saturday expelled all 18 of its newly elected corporators in Maharashtra’s Ahmednagar for voting in favour of the BJP during the mayoral poll in the civic body there.(Kunal Patil/HT Photo)
The Nationalist Congress Party Saturday expelled all 18 of its newly elected corporators in Maharashtra’s Ahmednagar for voting in favour of the BJP during the mayoral poll in the civic body there.(Kunal Patil/HT Photo)

Nationalist Congress Party expels 18 corporators for voting for BJP’s mayoral candidate in polls

By Press Trust of India | Mumbai
UPDATED ON JAN 13, 2019 11:20 AM IST
Last month, 18 NCP corporators voted for the BJP’s mayoral candidate Babasaheb Wakale leading to the latter winning despite having just 14 members in the 68-member Ahmednagar Municipal Corporation.
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Congress workers celebrate after results of the assembly elections in Rajasthan, Madhya Pradesh and Chhattisgarh at the party office in Mumbai on December 11.(Bhushan Koyande/HT)
Congress workers celebrate after results of the assembly elections in Rajasthan, Madhya Pradesh and Chhattisgarh at the party office in Mumbai on December 11.(Bhushan Koyande/HT)

Assembly polls impact: This game of thrones won’t be easy for confident Congress-NCP in Maharashtra

By Shailesh Gaikwad | Hindustan Times
UPDATED ON DEC 17, 2018 08:53 AM IST
While perception that BJP can’t be defeated has changed, factionalism remains a challenge.
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Tigress T1, also known as Avni, was killed in Yavatmal earlier this month.(AFP)
Tigress T1, also known as Avni, was killed in Yavatmal earlier this month.(AFP)

Had no option but to kill tigress Avni: Maharashtra forest minister

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, Mumbai
UPDATED ON NOV 29, 2018 08:19 PM IST
The Opposition legislators asked why Avni was not tranquilised and raised questions over selection of the shooter despite his controversial background
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Jayant Patil was in the chair for 11 months when his department faced public ire for failing to prevent the attacks.(HT/File Photo)
Jayant Patil was in the chair for 11 months when his department faced public ire for failing to prevent the attacks.(HT/File Photo)

26/11 attacks anniversary: Our force till then thought policing was traffic & VIP duty, says ex-home minister

By Surendra P Gangan | Hindustan Times, Mumbai
UPDATED ON NOV 24, 2018 07:52 AM IST
26/11 Mumbai Attacks: NCP leader Jayant Patil took over as Maharashtra home minister after RR Patil resigned following the attacks. In an interview, he says the toughest challenge was to regain the confidence of the people.
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The airport site at Ulwe(Hindustan Times)
The airport site at Ulwe(Hindustan Times)

First flight from Navi Mumbai airport likely in 2021: Aviation secretary

By Neha LM Tripathi | Hindustan Times, Mumbai
UPDATED ON SEP 05, 2018 12:26 AM IST
RN Choubey on Tuesday said it will take another three years from 2018 for the first flight to take off from the airport
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Representatives of Sanatan Sanstha addressed a press conference in Mumbai, on Monday, during which they said all those arrested by Maharashtra ATS are not a part of their organisation.(HT File)
Representatives of Sanatan Sanstha addressed a press conference in Mumbai, on Monday, during which they said all those arrested by Maharashtra ATS are not a part of their organisation.(HT File)

A tangled web of political interests

By Sujata Anandan | Hindustan Times, Mumbai
PUBLISHED ON AUG 29, 2018 12:36 AM IST
Police in the neighbouring state have released a list of 22 people, including writer and actor Girish Karnad, who are on the alleged hit list of Sanatan Sanstha
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People hold placards as they participate in a protest against the rape of an eight-year-old girl in Kathua near Jammu, and a teenager in Unnao, Uttar Pradesh state, in Mumbai, India, April 15, 2018.(Reuters File)
People hold placards as they participate in a protest against the rape of an eight-year-old girl in Kathua near Jammu, and a teenager in Unnao, Uttar Pradesh state, in Mumbai, India, April 15, 2018.(Reuters File)

Two NCP leaders booked for sharing gang rape victim’s name, photo on social media

By Pradip Maitra | Hindustan Times, Nagpur
UPDATED ON AUG 21, 2018 02:59 PM IST
Alka Kamble, president of Nagpur unit of NCP women’s wing, along with a couple of senior party activists, went to meet the gang rape survivor at Umred on Saturday, took photographs with her and posted them on social media, along with her name.
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BJP supporters celebrate after learning of the initial poll results in the Karnataka state assembly elections on Tuesday.(REUTERS Photo)
BJP supporters celebrate after learning of the initial poll results in the Karnataka state assembly elections on Tuesday.(REUTERS Photo)

NCP calls BJP’s performance in Karnataka elections ‘unbelievable’, bats for ballot boxes

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, Mumbai
UPDATED ON MAY 15, 2018 05:47 PM IST
NCP said that the Karnataka elections 2018 results were not in sync with the ground situation as the Congress was well-positioned in the state while the BJP’s reach was ‘limited’.
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Jayant Patil at the Nationalist Congress Party meet at Nisarg mangal karyalay on Sunday.(Ravindra Joshi/HT PHOTO)
Jayant Patil at the Nationalist Congress Party meet at Nisarg mangal karyalay on Sunday.(Ravindra Joshi/HT PHOTO)

Through a soft spoken Maratha face in Jayant Patil , NCP turns its focus back on western Maharashtra

By Yogesh Joshi | Hindustan Times, Pune, Pune
UPDATED ON APR 30, 2018 04:04 PM IST
Nationalist Congress Party’s (NCP) decision to elect Jayant Patil, 56, as its state unit chief has been an act of balancing regional and caste equations.
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Jayant Patil(HT File)
Jayant Patil(HT File)
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NCP leader Sunil Tatkare wll be stepping down as the state NCP chief.(HT File)
NCP leader Sunil Tatkare wll be stepping down as the state NCP chief.(HT File)

Sunil Tatkare to step down as Maharashtra NCP president

By Faisal Malik | Hindustan Times
PUBLISHED ON APR 27, 2018 01:35 AM IST
With this development, chances of former finance minister Jayant Patil to be chosen as the state president became stronger.
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