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'Saheb' is four-time CM, I anyhow became DyCM four times: Ajit Pawar

Ajit Pawar was speaking at a function in his constituency Baramati in Pune district on Saturday. "I am a party worker who has seen 'saheb' (Sharad Pawar) become chief minister four times. I too, anyhow, became deputy chief minister four times," the 60-year-old leader said, evoking laughter from the audience.

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  • Some of those who are upset include former Opposition leader Vijay Wadettiwar, a strong proponent of Congress and NCP supporting the Shiv Sena-led alliance in the state. He has gone incommunicado after the Cabinet reshuffle.

    NCP's chief spokesperson Nawab Malik said that since Savarkar was not alive, it was wrong to make such a claim. The Hindi booklet, titled "Veer Savarkar, Kitne 'Veer'?", was distributed at a camp of Seva Dal, a frontal organisation of the Congress in Madhya Pradesh recently.

    Besides the post of DCM, the NCP has got 12 cabinet and four ministers of state posts and around a dozen important portfolios with huge budgetary allocations annually. NCP President Sharad Pawar's nephew Ajit Pawar is the new Finance Minister entrusted with the crucial job of improving the state's precarious financial position.

    NCP chief spokesperson and Maharashtra minister Nawab Malik made this comment in the wake of reports, which claimed that differences among the three ruling parties over sharing of portfolios is causing the delay in the allocation.

    Sharad Pawar who is the founder of NCP will turn 79 on December 12 this year. NCP has requested the supporters to observe Pawar's birthday as farmer's day and contribute money for the welfare of the disgruntled farmers affected by the unseasonal rains.

    Among other NCP ministers, Jayant Patil has got Irrigation, Chaggan Bhujbal got food and civil supplies, Hasan Mushrif got rural development, Jitendra Awhad got housing, Balasaheb Patil got cooperation department.

    "The Shiv Sena-Bharatiya Janata Party have 'insulted' public sentiments. The Sena joining hands with Nationalist Congress Party-Congress is not correct," the MNS chief said while addressing the media in Pune.

    Maharashtra Deputy Chief Minister and senior NCP leader Ajit Pawar has got the finance and planning department while his party colleague Ani...

    The leaders told Ajit that NCP may take harsh steps if he continued to hold out and made it clear that under no circumstances would NCP back BJP. Patil hinted that the meeting was not successful but the leaders may meet Ajit again. The three are believed to have promised ‘incentives’ in case he comes back.

    Ajit Pawar shocked his party after he was sworn-in as the deputy chief minister and Bharatiya Janata Party's (BJP) Devendra Fadnavis as the chief minister of Maharashtra on Saturday morning.

    In 2017-18, 44 lakh farmers got the maximum benefit of the loan waiver while the 89 lakh farmers availed of crop loans in that year. The state has 137 lakh farmers. This time, at least 50 lakh or more farmers may get the maximum benefit due to an increase in ceiling limit from Rs 1.5 lakh to Rs 2 lakh.

    Maharashtra’s long-awaited cabinet expansion is finally expected to take place on Monday, more than a month after the Uddhav Thackeray-led g...

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