Ajit Pawar

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Ajit Pawar told : “Bharat Biotech’s vaccine hasn’t been approved by the WHO. Students who want to travel abroad for studies, and their parents, have approached us asking to find a solution. Many are asking if they should go for Covishield after taking both shots of Covaxin, or that those who have taken one dose of Covaxin should now take a jab of Covishield. This will do harm and the experts that I spoke to have advised against this,” External link

expressindia Sunday, June 20, 2021 3:57:00 PM EAT

Ajit Pawar said : “The students should not take any rash step that may harm them,” External link

expressindia Sunday, June 20, 2021 3:57:00 PM EAT

Ajit Pawar told : “Bharat Biotech’s vaccine hasn’t been approved by the WHO. Students who want to travel abroad for studies, and their parents, have approached us asking to find a solution. Many are asking if they should go for Covishield after taking both shots of Covaxin, or that those who have taken one dose of Covaxin should now take a jab of Covishield. This will do harm and the experts that I spoke to have advised against this,” External link

expressindia Sunday, June 20, 2021 3:57:00 PM EAT

Ajit Pawar told : “In the wake of the increased crowding, observed especially during weekends, we might have to impose more stricter restrictions. If the situation improves further, a decision on this would be taken after a review,” External link

timesofindia Sunday, June 20, 2021 4:29:00 AM EAT

Ajit Pawar said : “We have seen in last few days huge crowds at hill stations, tourist spots and markets. It’s beyond my understanding why citizens are behaving in this manner,” External link

expressindia Saturday, June 19, 2021 5:37:00 PM EAT

Ajit Pawar said : “The weekend lockdown will continue for a while. People must be wondering why this decision has been taken. We have seen in last few days huge crowds at hill stations, tourist spots and markets. It’s beyond my understanding why citizens are behaving in this manner,” External link

expressindia Saturday, June 19, 2021 2:25:00 PM EAT

Ajit Pawar said : “Most of these countries have already vaccinated a good proportion of their population but still they are facing the threat. Hence, we need to take this very seriously. This decision (to reimpose weekend lockdown) has made people — especially the younger population —unhappy. But seeing what is happening in developed countries, we will have to remain cautious and it’s our responsibility as the government to take these steps,” External link

expressindia Saturday, June 19, 2021 2:25:00 PM EAT

Ajit Pawar said : “They have been asked to remain on roads to stop people from crowding tourist spots,” External link

expressindia Saturday, June 19, 2021 2:25:00 PM EAT

Ajit Pawar said : "Since the positivity rate of Pune city has gone below the 5 per cent, the administration has decided to give more relaxation to the city," External link

timesofindia Wednesday, June 16, 2021 8:51:00 PM EAT

Ajit Pawar said : “Currently 9,000 tests are being conducted in the Kolhapur district every day. We told the district administration to increase this number by at least one-and-a-half times or double it. If the testing is increased, no doubt the number of cases will increase for a week, but the case positivity rate will fall in the coming days,” External link

HindustanTimes Monday, June 14, 2021 3:21:00 PM EAT

Ajit Pawar said : “As Kolhapur district falls under level-4, no relaxations will be given in restrictions. If people do not follow the Covid-19 appropriate behaviour, the rules will be made more stringent. I urge the people to adhere to rules and eradicate the coronavirus,” External link

HindustanTimes Monday, June 14, 2021 3:21:00 PM EAT

Ajit Pawar told : "In the first wave of the pandemic, the district administration did a commendable job by controlling the infection. However, the positivity rate in the district in the current second wave is still at the higher side. The review meeting discussed measures like the requirement of drugs etc to check the transmission," External link

timesofindia Monday, June 14, 2021 1:19:00 PM EAT

Ajit Pawar said : “We are considering relaxing a number of curbs in Pune city which has seen a steady decline in cases. However, cinema and theatres will continue to remain shut. We will take a call on them next week,” External link

thehindu Friday, June 11, 2021 9:55:00 PM EAT

Ajit Pawar said ( about The Deputy ) : “The positivity rate in Pimpri-Chinchwad and Pune rural is 5.8% and 12% respectively. So, as per the opinion of experts, we have decided to remain cautious and continue the present level of restrictions in these areas for another week,” External link

thehindu Friday, June 11, 2021 9:55:00 PM EAT

Ajit Pawar said : “We have been following up on the availability of vaccines and vaccinations have been started for the disabled as well. We have a daily target of one lakh vaccinations and I’m confident of large numbers of people being inoculated by the end of August,” External link

thehindu Friday, June 11, 2021 9:55:00 PM EAT

Ajit Pawar said : “We are considering relaxing a number of curbs in Pune city which has seen a steady decline in cases. However, cinema and theatres will continue to remain shut. We will take a call on them next week,” External link

Hindu Friday, June 11, 2021 8:32:00 PM EAT

Ajit Pawar said ( about The Deputy ) : “The positivity rate in Pimpri-Chinchwad and Pune rural is 5.8% and 12% respectively. So, as per the opinion of experts, we have decided to remain cautious and continue the present level of restrictions in these areas for another week,” External link

Hindu Friday, June 11, 2021 8:32:00 PM EAT

Ajit Pawar said : “We have been following up on the availability of vaccines and vaccinations have been started for the disabled as well. We have a daily target of one lakh vaccinations and I’m confident of large numbers of people being inoculated by the end of August,” External link

Hindu Friday, June 11, 2021 8:32:00 PM EAT

Ajit Pawar said : “At present, the weekly positivity in the PMC areas is 5.5 percent. It’s expected to further go down in two days. Considering this, it’s been decided to give some additional relaxations to people and businesses in the PMC area. The positivity rates in Pimpri-Chinchwad and Pune rural are 5.8 percent and 12 percent respectively. So following the experts’ advice, we have decided to remain cautious and continue the present level of restrictions for another week,” External link

expressindia Friday, June 11, 2021 6:00:00 PM EAT

Ajit Pawar said : “The promised relaxations in the PMC areas will only come into effect if the weekly positivity rate goes below 5 per cent by Sunday,” External link

expressindia Friday, June 11, 2021 6:00:00 PM EAT

Ajit Pawar said : “We will provide permission to 10 prominent palakhis. Each will have two buses to them and they will be taken to Pakri near Pandharpur. The last leg of the wari, of about 1.5 km, will be undertaken on foot, as per the tradition,” External link

expressindia Friday, June 11, 2021 2:42:00 PM EAT

Ajit Pawar said : “Since religious sentiments are involved, it’s very difficult to control people and ensure that they take precautions in villages and towns across the 215 km stretch,” External link

expressindia Friday, June 11, 2021 2:42:00 PM EAT

Ajit Pawar said : "Since the positivity rate of Pune city has gone below the 5 per cent, the administration has decided to give more relaxation to the city," External link

timesofindia Friday, June 11, 2021 2:05:00 PM EAT

Ajit Pawar said : “Since the positivity rate of Pune city has gone below the 5 per cent, the administration has decided to give more relaxation to the city,” External link

india Friday, June 11, 2021 1:54:00 PM EAT

Ajit Pawar said : “At present, the weekly positivity in PMC areas is 5.5 per cent. It is expected to further go down in the next two days, considering it’s been decided to give some additional relaxations to the residents and businesses in PMC area. The positivity rate in Pimpri-Chinchwad and Pune rural is 5.8 and 12 per cent, respectively, so on advise of the experts, we have decided to remain cautious and continue the present level of restrictions for another week,” External link

expressindia Friday, June 11, 2021 11:20:00 AM EAT

Ajit Pawar said : “It is important to note that the promised relaxations in PMC areas will only come into effect if the weekly positivity rate goes below 5 per cent by Sunday,” External link

expressindia Friday, June 11, 2021 11:20:00 AM EAT

Ajit Pawar said : "The state is battling coronavirus pandemic and this will have an impact on its revenue and the compensation amount should be given at the earliest," External link

asianage Wednesday, June 9, 2021 12:16:00 AM EAT

Ajit Pawar said ( about Chief Minister ) : “Maharashtra is being run by the State government which enjoys total majority, despite which a proposal to appoint 12 MLCs on the State Council has been pending with the Governor. We requested Prime Minister ji to speak to Governor Bhagat singh Koshyari to ensure the same is followed,” External link

thehindu Tuesday, June 8, 2021 1:32:00 PM EAT

Ajit Pawar said : “The political reservation in the local body elections to the OBCs has been struck down recently by the Supreme Court. It was the statutory reservation and has been quashed as it was surpassing the 50% cap. The verdict will impact in all elections across the country. We have requested the Prime Minister to accord constitutional reservation to OBCs,” External link

HindustanTimes Tuesday, June 8, 2021 12:48:00 PM EAT

Ajit Pawar said : “The names were submitted to the governor around eight months ago. Taking note of a PIL, the high court has asked for a submission. We have requested the PM to instruct the governor for the nominations. We have also requested the PM for the quick release 24,306 crore due towards the compensation of losses of GST to the state exchequer,” External link

HindustanTimes Tuesday, June 8, 2021 12:48:00 PM EAT

Ajit Pawar said ( about Chief Minister ) : “Maharashtra is being run by the State government which enjoys total majority, despite which a proposal to appoint 12 MLCs on the State Council has been pending with the Governor. We requested Prime Minister ji to speak to Governor Bhagat singh Koshyari to ensure the same is followed,” External link

Hindu Tuesday, June 8, 2021 12:24:00 PM EAT

Ajit Pawar announced : “It is unfortunate and tragic that the workers of a chemical company died in a fire near Urwade village. It is even more tragic that the fire brigade was unable to rescue some of the victims despite their best efforts. We sympathize with the families of those killed in the accident and the state government will provide ₹5 lakh each to the families of the victims. The police have already registered a case in this regard,” External link

Hindu Monday, June 7, 2021 7:37:00 PM EAT

Ajit Pawar told : "On this occasion, I would like to assure the people, especially those from the Maratha community, that the MVA government is making efforts to ensure that Marathas get reservation without disturbing quotas of other communities," External link

HindustanTimes Sunday, June 6, 2021 3:43:00 PM EAT

Ajit Pawar said : "We, under the leadership of Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray, are making all possible efforts to grant reservation to the Maratha community which was struck down by the Supreme Court," External link

newindianexpress Sunday, June 6, 2021 2:11:00 PM EAT

Ajit Pawar said : "On this occasion, I would like to assure the people, especially those from the Maratha community, that the MVA government is making efforts to ensure that Marathas get reservation without disturbing quotas of other communities," External link

newindianexpress Sunday, June 6, 2021 2:11:00 PM EAT

Ajit Pawar said : "We, under the leadership of Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray, are making all possible efforts to grant reservation to the Maratha community which was struck down by the Supreme Court," External link

economictimes Sunday, June 6, 2021 1:33:00 PM EAT

Ajit Pawar said : "On this occasion, I would like to assure the people, especially those from the Maratha community, that the MVA government is making efforts to ensure that Marathas get reservation without disturbing quotas of other communities," External link

economictimes Sunday, June 6, 2021 1:33:00 PM EAT

Ajit Pawar said : “Banks must provide crop loans to farmers without delay ahead of kharif sowing season” External link

expressindia Friday, June 4, 2021 2:03:00 AM EAT

Ajit Pawar said : “Total compensation payable to the State for the year 2020-21 is around ₹46,000 crore. So far, the State has received around ₹22,000 crore. Hence, for the financial year 2020-21, compensation of around ₹24,000 crore is pending,” External link

thehindu Friday, May 28, 2021 10:44:00 PM EAT

Ajit Pawar said : "Among several subjects, one pertaining to giving exemptions on medicines, vaccines, PPE kits and other supplies required in the fight against COVID-19 was deliberated on in the meeting. GST compensation of Rs 24,000 crore due from Centre to Maharashtra was also sought on an immediate basis," External link

business-standard Friday, May 28, 2021 10:33:00 PM EAT

Ajit Pawar said : “Total compensation payable to the State for the year 2020-21 is around ₹46,000 crore. So far, the State has received around ₹22,000 crore. Hence, for the financial year 2020-21, compensation of around ₹24,000 crore is pending,” External link

Hindu Friday, May 28, 2021 10:07:00 PM EAT

Ajit Pawar said : “Economic impact of the pandemic cannot be nullified in one or two years, and hence it needs to be extended till 2027,” External link

HindustanTimes Friday, May 28, 2021 9:31:00 PM EAT

Ajit Pawar told ( about Commission ) : “The government has also allowed district authorities to use funds allocated to the state under the 15th Finance Commission to treat Covid-19 patients,” External link

expressindia Wednesday, May 26, 2021 12:57:00 AM EAT

Ajit Pawar said : “Of this, Rs 1,100 crore has been disbursed to various districts… Also, Rs 350 crore from local MLA funds will be utilised by local bodies to fight the pandemic” External link

expressindia Wednesday, May 26, 2021 12:57:00 AM EAT

Ajit Pawar said : “Though ‘ Tauktae ’, unlike cyclone ‘Nisarga’, did not cause severe destructions in Maharashtra, there has been considerable damage to property in the state’s coastal areas. The PM should have visited the state,” External link

timesofindia Saturday, May 22, 2021 12:54:00 PM EAT

Ajit Pawar added : “It would have been nice if the PM, who is the head of the country, visited these states as well and announced the much-needed assistance. Financial assistance was announced for Gujarat, though there was no demand for it,” External link

timesofindia Saturday, May 22, 2021 12:54:00 PM EAT

Ajit Pawar said : “However, there has been no third wave in any country so far. England , Israel and some other countries that have covered maximum of its population with vaccination are relaxing norms with people allowed to move without masks,” External link

expressindia Saturday, May 22, 2021 8:47:00 AM EAT

Ajit Pawar said : “There is shortage of medicines required for its treatment,” External link

expressindia Saturday, May 22, 2021 8:47:00 AM EAT

Ajit Pawar said ( about Chief Minister ) : "During the Prime Minister's interaction with district collectors of the states, the state government sought the drug and also apprised him about the shortage. Hope the situation changes and the drug supply is as per the demand," External link

business-standard Friday, May 21, 2021 9:45:00 PM EAT

Ajit Pawar said ( about Chief Minister ) : "During the Prime Minister's interaction with district collectors of the states, the state government sought the drug and also apprised him about the shortage. Hope the situation changes and the drug supply is as per the demand," External link

newindianexpress Friday, May 21, 2021 9:02:00 PM EAT

Ajit Pawar said : “Hence, we have approached the Centre to secure enough drugs for patients in Maharashtra,” External link

expressindia Friday, May 21, 2021 8:12:00 PM EAT

Ajit Pawar said ( about Narendra Modi ) : “Initially we were told that PM Modi Saheb would visit Maharashtra and Gujarat to assess the damage caused by the cyclone. However, the Maharashtra tour was cancelled at the eleventh hour. He visited Gujarat and also announced Rs 1000 crore aid to the state. All I am saying is that it would have been appropriate for him to announce financial aid to other states in proportion to the damage suffered, while doing it for one state,” External link

expressindia Friday, May 21, 2021 4:56:00 PM EAT

Ajit Pawar said : “There’s an acute shortage of vaccines in the state – as is the case with almost all the states in the country. It’s no secret that Maharashtra has vaccinated most people in the country and Pune is the highest achieving district in the state. We have created a capacity to conduct many more vaccinations than what we are doing today, due to the shortage. To hasten the vaccinations in Pune, the municipal corporation has decided to float a global tender,” External link

expressindia Friday, May 21, 2021 4:56:00 PM EAT

Ajit Pawar said ( about Saurabh Rao ) : “Bharat Biotech’s machinery has arrived in Pune. Their effort is to manufacture Covaxin in the city and it will take at least three months. Once this production starts it will add to the supply. I have instructed divisional commissioner Saurabh Rao to talk to officials from Bharat Biotech to get 50 per cent vaccine from states’ quota to Maharashtra government. So that our citizens will benefit,” External link

HindustanTimes Saturday, May 15, 2021 3:00:00 PM EAT

Ajit Pawar said : “Vaccination has begun in private companies, private hospitals and industries for their employees. Out of the total production of the vaccine, it will be distributed as 50 per cent to the Centre and the rest of the 50 per cent includes all the states plus private establishments. Vaccination in the private sector has started in Mumbai but the rate for a dose is different. Some may be able to afford it. But common people have the right to get vaccines,” External link

HindustanTimes Saturday, May 15, 2021 3:00:00 PM EAT

Ajit Pawar said : “We started vaccination for 18-44 years, age group, from May 1, but vaccination supply is low. Many people from the 45 and above age group are due for a second shot. So we decided to halt inoculation of this age group and add state procured vaccines in the Centre’s vaccine quota. It will be used for the second dose,” External link

HindustanTimes Saturday, May 15, 2021 3:00:00 PM EAT

Ajit Pawar told : “The production capacity in the state is currently over 1,200 tonnes. It will soon be increased to 1,800 tonnes to ensure that there is no shortage of oxygen in the coming days,” External link

timesofindia Saturday, May 15, 2021 9:36:00 AM EAT

Ajit Pawar said ( about Saurabh Rao ) : “Bharat Biotech is going to produce vaccines at the Manjari plant and the Pune district administration has been asked to provide them with all requisite help like ensuring power supply to help set up its facility. Pune Divisional Commissioner Saurabh Rao and District Collector Rajesh Deshmukh have visited the place … it is estimated that the firm will be rolling out vaccines in another three months. While half of the vaccines being produced there will be given to the Centre as per norms, Maharashtra must get preference for the remaining vaccine supplies,” External link

thehindu Friday, May 14, 2021 10:57:00 PM EAT

Ajit Pawar said ( about Narendra Modi ) : “If you go to a petrol pump to refill your vehicle tank, the photo exists there as well. What can we do? Might be the photo is for, you refilling the fuel tank by paying Rs 100 per litre with him (Modi) as witness,” External link

expressindia Friday, May 14, 2021 10:33:00 PM EAT

Ajit Pawar said ( about Saurabh Rao ) : “Bharat Biotech is going to produce vaccines at the Manjari plant and the Pune district administration has been asked to provide them with all requisite help like ensuring power supply to help set up its facility. Pune Divisional Commissioner Saurabh Rao and District Collector Rajesh Deshmukh have visited the place … it is estimated that the firm will be rolling out vaccines in another three months. While half of the vaccines being produced there will be given to the Centre as per norms, Maharashtra must get preference for the remaining vaccine supplies,” External link

Hindu Friday, May 14, 2021 10:01:00 PM EAT

Ajit Pawar said ( about Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation ) : “Leader of the House in the PMC Ganesh Bidkar met me with a letter, seeking permission for the PMC to procure vaccines by floating tender in the global market. No municipal corporation needs permission of the state to procure vaccines from open market. The Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) took the decision to float global tender for vaccines. An unnecessary political issue was created here by alleging that no permission had been given in this regard by the state,” External link

expressindia Friday, May 14, 2021 7:32:00 PM EAT

Ajit Pawar said : “We are committed to provide justice to the Maratha community and for that, injustice will not be done to any other community. If required we will hold a special session of the state Legislature or pass a proposal in the monsoon session. We are also ready to send a delegation headed by the chief minister (Uddhav Thackeray) to PM Modi along with leaders from the opposition party (BJP),” External link

HindustanTimes Friday, May 7, 2021 10:39:00 PM EAT

Ajit Pawar told ( about Uddhav Thackeray ) : “We are not dependent only on Covishield and have booked the stock with Covaxin. We also want to import Johnson and Johnson and Pfizer. CM Thackeray has spoken with the PM and is waiting for his approval. If the Centre allows us to import then things will become smooth,” External link

HindustanTimes Saturday, May 1, 2021 10:30:00 PM EAT

Ajit Pawar told : “We had planned a big event for today but we received only 3 lakh doses. Out of that 20,000 have been given to the Pune district. Today we don’t have vaccines to inoculate people aged 45 yrs & above. Hence vaccination centres in Pune dist are closed for the next 2 days,” External link

financialexpress Saturday, May 1, 2021 11:04:00 AM EAT

Ajit Pawar said : “It has been decided to bring the issue (of free vaccine) in the state cabinet. I have signed the proposal and it has now gone to the CM for his signature. Then, it will come up in the cabinet wherein all our colleagues of the MVA government will put forth their views on it. After hearing all, chief minister will announce the right decision in the interest of the people,” External link

expressindia Wednesday, April 28, 2021 8:09:00 AM EAT

Ajit Pawar added : “Actually, it is the responsibility of the Centre to vaccinate all people. But the Centre’s stand on it is not clear and we are following it up with the Centre,” External link

expressindia Wednesday, April 28, 2021 8:09:00 AM EAT

Ajit Pawar said : “Like the ‘Give up LPG subsidy campaign’, we can also appeal to those who can afford to pay for the vaccine,” External link

timesofindia Sunday, April 25, 2021 5:04:00 AM EAT

Ajit Pawar told : “A five member-committee, headed by chief secretary Sitaram Kunte and comprising key officials from the health, medical education and industry departments, would oversee the global tendering process,” External link

timesofindia Sunday, April 25, 2021 5:04:00 AM EAT

Ajit Pawar said : "He told us he will give us vaccine doses as per his capacity and asked us to procure remaining doses from other companies," "We will ensure that the state gets vaccines from foreign manufacturers in coordination with the Union government," External link

newindianexpress Saturday, April 24, 2021 11:12:00 PM EAT

Ajit Pawar said : "Like the `Give up LPG subsidy campaign', we can also appeal to those who can afford to pay for the vaccine," External link

newindianexpress Saturday, April 24, 2021 11:12:00 PM EAT

Ajit Pawar said : “The chief secretary of the state has been asked to contact the union government officials and get the quota of the medical oxygen supply increased for the state,” External link

expressindia Saturday, April 24, 2021 7:44:00 PM EAT

Ajit Pawar said : “The decision on whether to make it free for all will be declared by the chief minister. However, if need be we will appeal to the citizens who can afford to pay for it while the state government would make arrangements for the poor class,” External link

expressindia Saturday, April 24, 2021 7:44:00 PM EAT

Ajit Pawar said : “He told us he will give us vaccine doses as per his capacity and asked us to procure remaining doses from other companies,” “We will ensure that the state gets vaccines from foreign manufacturers in coordination with the Union government,” External link

financialexpress Saturday, April 24, 2021 7:10:00 PM EAT

Ajit Pawar said : “Like the `Give up LPG subsidy campaign’, we can also appeal to those who can afford to pay for the vaccine,” External link

financialexpress Saturday, April 24, 2021 7:10:00 PM EAT

Ajit Pawar said : “The Centre has taken control of oxygen supply to various states. We have requested it to at least maintain the earlier quota of 250 metric tons,” External link

financialexpress Saturday, April 24, 2021 7:10:00 PM EAT

Ajit Pawar said : “We may appeal from tomorrow that if somebody can afford to pay for the vaccine, they should pay for it. And for those poor people who can't afford it, the government will do it for them,” External link

HindustanTimes Saturday, April 24, 2021 5:22:00 PM EAT

Ajit Pawar said : “The poor and the socially backward should get the benefits of welfare schemes, and must not be subjected to financial hardships during the lockdown,” External link

expressindia Tuesday, April 20, 2021 4:38:00 AM EAT

Ajit Pawar said : “If people don’t adhere to the currently imposed COVID restrictions then we may have to impose lockdown like last year,” External link

india Saturday, April 17, 2021 8:50:00 PM EAT

Ajit Pawar said : “Pune residents gave a good response to the weekend lockdown. I am hoping they will follow the rules in the upcoming days. Otherwise, as some of my fellow ministers have warned, a complete lockdown may have to be imposed. I request citizens to follow the rules and do not push the administration to take this decision. In complete lockdown, many suffered hardships,” External link

HindustanTimes Saturday, April 17, 2021 12:01:00 AM EAT

Ajit Pawar said : “I am not a medical expert but top doctors in the state are of the opinion that Remdesivir should not be used indiscriminately. It should be administered to patients who will benefit from it. What we are seeing is that doctors are indiscriminately asking patients to procure Remdesivir, else are threatening to oust them from the hospital. This is improper and I request doctors to be judicious about its use,” External link

expressindia Friday, April 16, 2021 11:42:00 PM EAT

Ajit Pawar said : “The chief minister has spoken to both of them and they have agreed to help,” External link

expressindia Friday, April 16, 2021 11:42:00 PM EAT

Ajit Pawar said : “If people don’t adhere to the currently imposed COVID restrictions then we may have to impose lockdown like last year,” External link

india Friday, April 16, 2021 9:54:00 PM EAT

Ajit Pawar added : “We had allowed them to use Rs 50 lakhs from their annual fund for the same last year,” External link

india Friday, April 16, 2021 9:54:00 PM EAT

Ajit Pawar said : “Once provided directly to hospitals, only needy patients will have access to it. District Collectors will control the distribution,” External link

Hindu Tuesday, April 13, 2021 2:49:00 PM EAT

Ajit Pawar said : “Once provided directly to hospitals, only needy patients will have access to it. District Collectors will control the distribution,” External link

thehindu Tuesday, April 13, 2021 11:17:00 AM EAT

Ajit Pawar said : “Once provided directly to hospitals, only needy patients will have access to it. District Collectors will control the distribution,” External link

Hindu Tuesday, April 13, 2021 9:37:00 AM EAT

Ajit Pawar said : “Once provided directly to hospitals, only needy patients will have access to it. District Collectors will control the distribution,” External link

thehindu Monday, April 12, 2021 9:32:00 PM EAT

Ajit Pawar said : “Last year, the citizens were fearful and did not even go to meet each other. However this time, things are vastly different. Last time, we saw hardly one family member getting infected, but this time, the virus has become very infective and we are seeing families getting infected. We need to take hard decisions to contain this virus,” External link

HindustanTimes Saturday, April 10, 2021 11:16:00 PM EAT

Ajit Pawar said ( about Prakash Javadekar ) : “Javadekar has assured he will ensure enough doses for the state. The situation will come to normal in the coming days,” External link

HindustanTimes Saturday, April 10, 2021 11:16:00 PM EAT

Ajit Pawar said : “These officers will hold a meeting with the federation leaders. They will take them into confidence and inform them about the situation the city is facing and the need for their co-operation. My experience is that once you convey the seriousness of the issue, the unions respond positively,” External link

expressindia Saturday, April 10, 2021 7:49:00 PM EAT

Ajit Pawar said ( about Prakash Javadekar ) : “In the first wave, people were extremely fearful. Now, the infection rate is very high with entire families getting infected making it very difficult to contain the virus. We are stepping up vaccination as it’s the best policy. Our capacity in the district is to execute 1 lakh vaccinations per day. Prakash Javadekar has promised us that our vaccine needs will be fulfilled,” External link

expressindia Saturday, April 10, 2021 7:49:00 PM EAT

Ajit Pawar said : "Someone is asking me to remove the mask and speak as my speech is unclear. But I will not remove it because I have been telling people to wear masks," External link

outlookindia Friday, April 9, 2021 1:06:00 PM EAT

Ajit Pawar said : “Someone is asking me to remove the mask and speak as my speech is unclear. But I will not remove it because I have been telling people to wear masks,” External link

news18 Friday, April 9, 2021 1:04:00 PM EAT

Ajit Pawar told : "I laughed when I saw my name in the letter. I never met him (Waze), nor I have spoken to him ever. Everyone knows my strict working style. So conduct an inquiry," External link

newindianexpress Friday, April 9, 2021 11:47:00 AM EAT

Ajit Pawar told : "I laughed when I saw my name in the letter. I never met him (Waze), nor I have spoken to him ever. Everyone knows my strict working style...So conduct an inquiry," External link

timesofindia Thursday, April 8, 2021 8:49:00 PM EAT

Ajit Pawar said : “The entire state had opposed a complete lockdown, but health experts cautioned us about the increasing number of Covid cases” External link

timesofindia Monday, April 5, 2021 3:43:00 AM EAT

Ajit Pawar said : “The entire state had opposed a complete lockdown, but health experts cautioned us about the increasing number of cases” External link

timesofindia Monday, April 5, 2021 12:33:00 AM EAT

Ajit Pawar said ( about Chief Minister ) : “One thing is certain is that it will not be a sudden one. Citizens will be given advance notice. Last time, Prime Minister Modi had announced a total lockdown, which had caused great distress to labourers,” External link

thehindu Sunday, April 4, 2021 6:59:00 PM EAT

Ajit Pawar said ( about Chief Minister ) : “One thing is certain is that it will not be a sudden one. Citizens will be given advance notice. Last time, Prime Minister Modi had announced a total lockdown, which had caused great distress to labourers,” External link

Hindu Sunday, April 4, 2021 6:03:00 PM EAT

Ajit Pawar said ( about Prakash Javadekar ) : "We had a discussion with Union Minister Prakash Javadekar and we have sought additional vaccine doses for the district. He has agreed to look into the issue," External link

outlookindia Saturday, March 27, 2021 9:01:00 AM EAT

Ajit Pawar said : “But the school education department will have to take all precautions while conducting these important exams. We don’t want to postpone them,” “I urge people that if they do not want a stringent lockdown in the city, they should follow rules and take precautions. Otherwise, we will be forced to make the decision pertaining to lockdown on April 2,” External link

expressindia Saturday, March 27, 2021 3:23:00 AM EAT

Ajit Pawar said : “If the Centre supports the move to double the vaccination capacity in states that are hit worst with the pandemic, then maximum citizens from those particular states can be immunised and it will help to control the situation,” External link

HindustanTimes Friday, March 26, 2021 10:44:00 PM EAT

Ajit Pawar told : “We have planned to increase vaccination centres to 600. But for this to happen we will require an additional allocation of vaccines from the Centre. It’s imperative that the most affected areas get the most number of vaccines,” External link

expressindia Friday, March 26, 2021 8:59:00 PM EAT

Ajit Pawar said ( about Prakash Javadekar ) : “I have spoken to Shri Prakash Javadekar about this and he has promised to raise it with the authorities concerned. If we get the additional vaccines, the new centres will become operational from the first week of April,” External link

expressindia Friday, March 26, 2021 8:59:00 PM EAT

Ajit Pawar said ( about Chief Minister ) : “Our aim is to vaccinate everyone above the age of 18 in Pune district. In the next meeting with the Prime Minister, the chief minister will request to further reduce the age for vaccination,” External link

expressindia Friday, March 26, 2021 8:59:00 PM EAT

Ajit Pawar said : “But the school education department will have to take all the precautions while conducting these important exams. We don’t want to postpone them,” “I urge the public that if they do not want a stringent lockdown in the city, they should follow the rules and take the precautions. Otherwise, we will be forced to make a decision pertaining to lockdown on April 2,” External link

expressindia Friday, March 26, 2021 5:47:00 PM EAT

Ajit Pawar said : “The COVID-19 situation in Pune is getting grimmer by the day. If it continues to deteriorate further, then we shall be left with no alternative but to take stern measures. Even now, with heightened case spikes reported each day, I find people roaming about the streets without any fear, flouting rules with impunity by not wearing masks. Such errant behaviour must immediately stop,” External link

Hindu Friday, March 26, 2021 4:59:00 PM EAT

Ajit Pawar said : "We held a discussion with Union Minister Prakash Javadekar and we have sought additional vaccine doses for the district. He has agreed to look into the issue," External link

newindianexpress Friday, March 26, 2021 2:19:00 PM EAT

Ajit Pawar said : “I am meeting public representatives and officials in Pune tomorrow to review the Covid situation there. We all know that cases are continuously rising in Pune. However, there is a difference of opinion among public representatives on a complete lockdown,” External link

HindustanTimes Thursday, March 25, 2021 8:00:00 PM EAT

Ajit Pawar said : “I am meeting public representatives and officials in Pune tomorrow to review the Covid situation there. We all know that cases are continuously rising in Pune. However, there is difference of opinion among public representatives on a complete lockdown,” External link

HindustanTimes Thursday, March 25, 2021 5:39:00 PM EAT

Ajit Pawar said : “The Union government manages the entire operation of setting up vaccination centres. I will request the Centre to look into the demand for vaccination camps on the housing society premises,” External link

timesofindia Thursday, March 25, 2021 5:33:00 AM EAT

Ajit Pawar told : “Since the beginning the government took a stand that the investigation should be completed and the guilty will have to face the consequences. No one is going to be shielded and there is no reason to take any such step. I want to make it clear as the deputy chief minister,” External link

HindustanTimes Tuesday, March 16, 2021 11:33:00 PM EAT

Ajit Pawar told : “Since the beginning the government took a stand that the investigation should be completed and the guilty will have to face the consequences. No one is going to be shielded and there is no reason to take any such step. I want to make it clear as the deputy chief minister,” External link

HindustanTimes Tuesday, March 16, 2021 4:40:00 PM EAT

Ajit Pawar told : “These restrictions will continue till March 31 and there will be a further review after a fortnight,” External link

timesofindia Saturday, March 13, 2021 6:02:00 AM EAT

Ajit Pawar told : “A change in policy is required for Pune in Maharashtra as well as all other districts in different states having high positivity rates. A mass vaccination drive for those above 18 years will have to be allowed immediately. For this, more vaccine doses have to be allotted to these states,” External link

timesofindia Saturday, March 13, 2021 4:27:00 AM EAT

Ajit Pawar said : “It is a fact that rise in fuel prices in recent times is impacting the lives of the common people. Now, there is a discussion that fuel prices should be brought under GST. If it is brought under GST, the entire issue (rising fuel prices) will be resolved. In it, while all states will get half portion of GST, the remaining half of the entire country will go to the Centre. If such a decision is taken, then Maharashtra government will support it,” External link

expressindia Thursday, March 11, 2021 3:03:00 AM EAT

Ajit Pawar said : “Many legislators from ruling and Opposition parties in the previous BJP regime had demanded an increase in the e-tendering limit of Rs 3 lakh but the decision was not taken. Now, we increase that limit to Rs 10 lakh,” External link

expressindia Thursday, March 11, 2021 3:03:00 AM EAT

Ajit Pawar said : “The proposal to build Marathi Bhasha Bhavan could not materialise at Rang Bhavan building, as it is a heritage building and the area falls under the silence zone. So now, the government has decided to build Marathi Bhasha Bhavan on an open plot near Jawahar Bal Bhavan at Girgaum Chowpatty,” External link

expressindia Thursday, March 11, 2021 3:03:00 AM EAT

Ajit Pawar said : “It is proposed to set up a sugar museum at Sakhar Sankul located at Shivajinagar in Pune. The cost of the project would be Rs 40 crore,” External link

financialexpress Tuesday, March 9, 2021 8:46:00 PM EAT

Ajit Pawar said : “It is proposed to set up a sugar museum at Sakhar Sankul located at Shivajinagar in Pune. The cost of the project would be Rs 40 crore,” External link

financialexpress Tuesday, March 9, 2021 8:46:00 PM EAT

Ajit Pawar said ( about Rajiv Gandhi ) : “At a time when pseudoscience is being deliberately spread, it is our responsibility to inculcate a scientific temper in the future generation of progressive Maharashtra. Accordingly, a state-of-the-art Rajiv Gandhi Science and Technology Park will be set up in each revenue headquarters district. It is expected to cost Rs 50 crore each and a total of Rs 300 crore,” External link

expressindia Monday, March 8, 2021 11:22:00 PM EAT

Ajit Pawar said : “Paying interest on crop loans was often a problem for farmers. Keeping in view the objective to free farmers from interest burden and preventing them from turning defaulter, the government has decided to provide zero per cent interest loans to farmers who take crop loans up to Rs 3 lakh and repay it on time. The amount of the interest on crop loan will be paid by the government. The required funds will be provided by the government,” External link

expressindia Monday, March 8, 2021 11:22:00 PM EAT

Ajit Pawar said : “We had promised to give Rs 50,000 to farmers who repay their loans on time and the one-time settlement option. We have not moved away from this promise. If the economic situation restores in future, the chief minister is of the view to consider these promises,” External link

expressindia Monday, March 8, 2021 11:22:00 PM EAT

Ajit Pawar said : “Works to develop jetty for tourism at Kashid in Raigad district’s Murud taluka and to build cruise terminal at Bhagwati Port in Ratnagiri district have been undertaken,” External link

HindustanTimes Monday, March 8, 2021 10:40:00 PM EAT

Ajit Pawar said ( about Navi Mumbai ) : “The Maharashtra government has decided to utilise the waterways around Mumbai, Thane and Navi Mumbai for water transport. Vasai to Kalyan water transport service will be made available in the first phase. For this purpose, jetties will be constructed at four places namely Kolshet, Kalher, Dombivli and Mira-Bhayandar,” External link

HindustanTimes Monday, March 8, 2021 10:40:00 PM EAT

Ajit Pawar said : “The work on 14 Metro lines, which is 337-km long, with estimated expenditure of 120,815 crore is in progress. The works on Metro 2A and 7 will be completed by 2021,” External link

HindustanTimes Monday, March 8, 2021 10:40:00 PM EAT

Ajit Pawar said : “This means the shortfall in the revenue generation is. 57,959 and if the Centre fails to release our dues towards GST compensation, central taxes devolution and share of centrally sponsored schemes, it may mount up to 1 lakh crore,” External link

HindustanTimes Monday, March 8, 2021 10:40:00 PM EAT

Ajit Pawar said : “The farmers can now avail interest-free loans up to 3 lakh. The existing crop loan scheme, which gives interest-free loans up to 1 lakh and at 2% for additional 2 lakh, has now been revised,” External link

HindustanTimes Monday, March 8, 2021 10:40:00 PM EAT

Ajit Pawar added : "Due to this concession, there will be revenue shortfall of around Rs 1,000 crore," External link

business-standard Monday, March 8, 2021 8:34:00 PM EAT

Ajit Pawar said : “Farmers can now repay their farm loans with 0% interest. The interest amount will be borne by the government. No interest will be charged on crop loans amounting up to ₹300,000,” External link

india Monday, March 8, 2021 6:26:00 PM EAT

Ajit Pawar added : "Due to this concession, there will be revenue shortfall of around Rs 1,000 crore," External link

timesofindia Monday, March 8, 2021 3:48:00 PM EAT

Ajit Pawar said : “Farmers can now repay their farm loans with 0% interest. The interest amount will be borne by the government. No interest will be charged on crop loans amounting up to 300,000,” External link

HindustanTimes Monday, March 8, 2021 2:28:00 PM EAT

Ajit Pawar said : “As part of the women empowerment initiative, if a house purchased under the name of a woman, the buyer can then avail a discount in stamp duty. The state government will give concessions on stamp duty if any house is purchased solely in the name of the woman. This is to encourage them to become homeowners,” External link

HindustanTimes Monday, March 8, 2021 2:28:00 PM EAT

Ajit Pawar added : “The advocate general’s legal team in Delhi will appeal the matter in the Supreme Court. Ever since the implementation of OBC reservation in 1994… the state government has enforced it in letter and spirit,” External link

expressindia Saturday, March 6, 2021 2:19:00 AM EAT

Ajit Pawar said : “We are all concerned when anything happens to the women in the state, but I would request legislators to conduct some checks before raising these issues” External link

timesofindia Friday, March 5, 2021 5:11:00 AM EAT

Ajit Pawar said : “A preliminary inquiry into the matter has been conducted by local women medical officers. The accused doctor has been dismissed after he was prima facie found guilty of attempting to molest the woman. We will take further action based on the report after carrying out a thorough investigation,” External link

expressindia Friday, March 5, 2021 2:06:00 AM EAT

Ajit Pawar said : “There are allegations against the journalist of disclosing serious and confidential information regarding the country’s security. This journalist had expressed joy after the country’s soldiers were martyred in the Pulwama terror attack,” External link

timesofindia Thursday, March 4, 2021 8:20:00 PM EAT

Ajit Pawar said : “It’s a very unfortunate incident. There has been no rape; however, for such an incident to happen at a hospital is alarming. The government has taken serious note of the incident. A primary inquiry has been conducted by a senior female doctor and there appears to be truth in the patient’s allegation. The doctor has been dismissed,” External link

expressindia Thursday, March 4, 2021 7:32:00 PM EAT

Ajit Pawar said : “It’s a very unfortunate incident. There has been no rape, however, for such an incident to happen in a hospital is very alarming. The government has taken the incident seriously. A primary inquiry has been conducted by a senior female doctor and there appears to be true in the female patient’s allegation. The doctor has been dismissed,” External link

expressindia Thursday, March 4, 2021 1:05:00 PM EAT

Ajit Pawar said : "The woman is not ready to complain ut of fear for her identity being revealed. The doctor and her husband are friends. Strict action will be taken after completion of the inquiry," External link

economictimes Thursday, March 4, 2021 11:51:00 AM EAT

Ajit Pawar said : “No power connections of agricultural pumps and domestic consumers will be disconnected until the issue of non-payment of outstanding bills is debated in the state assembly. The matter will be discussed in the lower House in a day or two,” External link

HindustanTimes Tuesday, March 2, 2021 10:17:00 PM EAT

Ajit Pawar said : “The development boards will be formed and there is no doubt about it. While presenting the budget I will ensure appropriate provisions of funds are made for Vidarbha and Marathwada regions. We are also looking to constitute the boards as early as possible. But the state Cabinet has proposed 12 names to be appointed as members of the legislative council and has sent them to the governor. The day the governor makes the appointments, we will constitute the development boards the same day or the very next day,” External link

HindustanTimes Tuesday, March 2, 2021 11:56:00 AM EAT

Ajit Pawar said : “We want to establish the boards, but are waiting for the Governor’s approval for 12 MLCs,” External link

thehindu Tuesday, March 2, 2021 12:51:00 AM EAT

Ajit Pawar said : “We want to establish the boards, but are waiting for the Governor’s approval for 12 MLCs,” External link

Hindu Tuesday, March 2, 2021 12:01:00 AM EAT

Ajit Pawar said : “We want to form the boards as soon as possible but the state cabinet had recommended 12 names to be appointed as MLCs through the governor quota. The boards will be declared on the same day or the next day, after the names are declared,” External link

expressindia Monday, March 1, 2021 11:34:00 PM EAT



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Ganesh Shetty told ( about Ajit Pawar ) : “There are around 1,800 to 2,000 bars and clubs in Pune. For many, getting back employees, who left for their homes, is an issue. Trains are not running and flight tickets are expensive. Some bar owners are trying to bring back their employees by offering them tickets. A few others want to wait and watch before they reopen. Bars are to remain closed on weekends and that is an issue for many owners. We are going to meet deputy chief minister Ajit Pawar on Thursday. We hope to get permission to operate on weekends,” External link

timesofindia Friday, June 18, 2021 8:42:00 AM EAT

Nawab Malik said ( about Ajit Pawar ) : “The state will require around 140 million vials to get this done and are planning it accordingly… Deputy chief minister Ajit Pawar on Saturday has said that they will call a global tender and will select the bidder that will provide the best vaccine at a lower price,” External link

HindustanTimes Monday, April 26, 2021 12:17:00 AM EAT

Jitendra Awhad said ( about Ajit Pawar ) : “We erred in not being able to identify the loyalties of certain officers. We were big-hearted and it was our mistake that we did not take action against her. She had profusely apologised to the CM, chief secretary, home minister and had even met Ajit Pawar. She had also requested that the letter be given back to her. We took a humanitarian approach and did not realise that this was all part of a conspiracy against us,” External link

expressindia Friday, March 26, 2021 4:43:00 AM EAT

Jitendra Awhad said ( about Ajit Pawar ) : “We erred in not being able to identify the loyalties of certain officers. We were big-hearted and it was our mistake that we did not take action against her. She had profusely apologised to the CM, chief secretary, home minister and had even met Ajit Pawar. She had also requested that the letter be given back to her. We took a humanitarian approach and did not realise that this was all part of a conspiracy against us,” External link

expressindia Thursday, March 25, 2021 10:18:00 PM EAT

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Ajit Pawar told : “Bharat Biotech’s vaccine hasn’t been approved by the WHO. Students who want to travel abroad for studies, and their parents, have approached us asking to find a solution. Many are asking if they should go for Covishield after taking both shots of Covaxin, or that those who have taken one dose of Covaxin should now take a jab of Covishield. This will do harm and the experts that I spoke to have advised against this,” External link

expressindia Sunday, June 20, 2021 3:57:00 PM EAT

Ajit Pawar said : “The students should not take any rash step that may harm them,” External link

expressindia Sunday, June 20, 2021 3:57:00 PM EAT

Ajit Pawar told : “Bharat Biotech’s vaccine hasn’t been approved by the WHO. Students who want to travel abroad for studies, and their parents, have approached us asking to find a solution. Many are asking if they should go for Covishield after taking both shots of Covaxin, or that those who have taken one dose of Covaxin should now take a jab of Covishield. This will do harm and the experts that I spoke to have advised against this,” External link

expressindia Sunday, June 20, 2021 3:57:00 PM EAT

Ajit Pawar told : “In the wake of the increased crowding, observed especially during weekends, we might have to impose more stricter restrictions. If the situation improves further, a decision on this would be taken after a review,” External link

timesofindia Sunday, June 20, 2021 4:29:00 AM EAT

Ajit Pawar said : “We have seen in last few days huge crowds at hill stations, tourist spots and markets. It’s beyond my understanding why citizens are behaving in this manner,” External link

expressindia Saturday, June 19, 2021 5:37:00 PM EAT

Ajit Pawar said : “The weekend lockdown will continue for a while. People must be wondering why this decision has been taken. We have seen in last few days huge crowds at hill stations, tourist spots and markets. It’s beyond my understanding why citizens are behaving in this manner,” External link

expressindia Saturday, June 19, 2021 2:25:00 PM EAT

Ajit Pawar said : “Most of these countries have already vaccinated a good proportion of their population but still they are facing the threat. Hence, we need to take this very seriously. This decision (to reimpose weekend lockdown) has made people — especially the younger population —unhappy. But seeing what is happening in developed countries, we will have to remain cautious and it’s our responsibility as the government to take these steps,” External link

expressindia Saturday, June 19, 2021 2:25:00 PM EAT

Ajit Pawar said : “They have been asked to remain on roads to stop people from crowding tourist spots,” External link

expressindia Saturday, June 19, 2021 2:25:00 PM EAT

Ajit Pawar said : "Since the positivity rate of Pune city has gone below the 5 per cent, the administration has decided to give more relaxation to the city," External link

timesofindia Wednesday, June 16, 2021 8:51:00 PM EAT

Ajit Pawar said : “Currently 9,000 tests are being conducted in the Kolhapur district every day. We told the district administration to increase this number by at least one-and-a-half times or double it. If the testing is increased, no doubt the number of cases will increase for a week, but the case positivity rate will fall in the coming days,” External link

HindustanTimes Monday, June 14, 2021 3:21:00 PM EAT

Ajit Pawar said : “As Kolhapur district falls under level-4, no relaxations will be given in restrictions. If people do not follow the Covid-19 appropriate behaviour, the rules will be made more stringent. I urge the people to adhere to rules and eradicate the coronavirus,” External link

HindustanTimes Monday, June 14, 2021 3:21:00 PM EAT

Ajit Pawar told : "In the first wave of the pandemic, the district administration did a commendable job by controlling the infection. However, the positivity rate in the district in the current second wave is still at the higher side. The review meeting discussed measures like the requirement of drugs etc to check the transmission," External link

timesofindia Monday, June 14, 2021 1:19:00 PM EAT

Ajit Pawar said : “We are considering relaxing a number of curbs in Pune city which has seen a steady decline in cases. However, cinema and theatres will continue to remain shut. We will take a call on them next week,” External link

thehindu Friday, June 11, 2021 9:55:00 PM EAT

Ajit Pawar said ( about The Deputy ) : “The positivity rate in Pimpri-Chinchwad and Pune rural is 5.8% and 12% respectively. So, as per the opinion of experts, we have decided to remain cautious and continue the present level of restrictions in these areas for another week,” External link

thehindu Friday, June 11, 2021 9:55:00 PM EAT

Ajit Pawar said : “We have been following up on the availability of vaccines and vaccinations have been started for the disabled as well. We have a daily target of one lakh vaccinations and I’m confident of large numbers of people being inoculated by the end of August,” External link

thehindu Friday, June 11, 2021 9:55:00 PM EAT

Ajit Pawar said : “We are considering relaxing a number of curbs in Pune city which has seen a steady decline in cases. However, cinema and theatres will continue to remain shut. We will take a call on them next week,” External link

Hindu Friday, June 11, 2021 8:32:00 PM EAT

Ajit Pawar said ( about The Deputy ) : “The positivity rate in Pimpri-Chinchwad and Pune rural is 5.8% and 12% respectively. So, as per the opinion of experts, we have decided to remain cautious and continue the present level of restrictions in these areas for another week,” External link

Hindu Friday, June 11, 2021 8:32:00 PM EAT

Ajit Pawar said : “We have been following up on the availability of vaccines and vaccinations have been started for the disabled as well. We have a daily target of one lakh vaccinations and I’m confident of large numbers of people being inoculated by the end of August,” External link

Hindu Friday, June 11, 2021 8:32:00 PM EAT

Ajit Pawar said : “At present, the weekly positivity in the PMC areas is 5.5 percent. It’s expected to further go down in two days. Considering this, it’s been decided to give some additional relaxations to people and businesses in the PMC area. The positivity rates in Pimpri-Chinchwad and Pune rural are 5.8 percent and 12 percent respectively. So following the experts’ advice, we have decided to remain cautious and continue the present level of restrictions for another week,” External link

expressindia Friday, June 11, 2021 6:00:00 PM EAT

Ajit Pawar said : “The promised relaxations in the PMC areas will only come into effect if the weekly positivity rate goes below 5 per cent by Sunday,” External link

expressindia Friday, June 11, 2021 6:00:00 PM EAT

Ajit Pawar said : “We will provide permission to 10 prominent palakhis. Each will have two buses to them and they will be taken to Pakri near Pandharpur. The last leg of the wari, of about 1.5 km, will be undertaken on foot, as per the tradition,” External link

expressindia Friday, June 11, 2021 2:42:00 PM EAT

Ajit Pawar said : “Since religious sentiments are involved, it’s very difficult to control people and ensure that they take precautions in villages and towns across the 215 km stretch,” External link

expressindia Friday, June 11, 2021 2:42:00 PM EAT

Ajit Pawar said : "Since the positivity rate of Pune city has gone below the 5 per cent, the administration has decided to give more relaxation to the city," External link

timesofindia Friday, June 11, 2021 2:05:00 PM EAT

Ajit Pawar said : “Since the positivity rate of Pune city has gone below the 5 per cent, the administration has decided to give more relaxation to the city,” External link

india Friday, June 11, 2021 1:54:00 PM EAT

Ajit Pawar said : “At present, the weekly positivity in PMC areas is 5.5 per cent. It is expected to further go down in the next two days, considering it’s been decided to give some additional relaxations to the residents and businesses in PMC area. The positivity rate in Pimpri-Chinchwad and Pune rural is 5.8 and 12 per cent, respectively, so on advise of the experts, we have decided to remain cautious and continue the present level of restrictions for another week,” External link

expressindia Friday, June 11, 2021 11:20:00 AM EAT

Ajit Pawar said : “It is important to note that the promised relaxations in PMC areas will only come into effect if the weekly positivity rate goes below 5 per cent by Sunday,” External link

expressindia Friday, June 11, 2021 11:20:00 AM EAT

Ajit Pawar said : "The state is battling coronavirus pandemic and this will have an impact on its revenue and the compensation amount should be given at the earliest," External link

asianage Wednesday, June 9, 2021 12:16:00 AM EAT

Ajit Pawar said ( about Chief Minister ) : “Maharashtra is being run by the State government which enjoys total majority, despite which a proposal to appoint 12 MLCs on the State Council has been pending with the Governor. We requested Prime Minister ji to speak to Governor Bhagat singh Koshyari to ensure the same is followed,” External link

thehindu Tuesday, June 8, 2021 1:32:00 PM EAT

Ajit Pawar said : “The political reservation in the local body elections to the OBCs has been struck down recently by the Supreme Court. It was the statutory reservation and has been quashed as it was surpassing the 50% cap. The verdict will impact in all elections across the country. We have requested the Prime Minister to accord constitutional reservation to OBCs,” External link

HindustanTimes Tuesday, June 8, 2021 12:48:00 PM EAT

Ajit Pawar said : “The names were submitted to the governor around eight months ago. Taking note of a PIL, the high court has asked for a submission. We have requested the PM to instruct the governor for the nominations. We have also requested the PM for the quick release 24,306 crore due towards the compensation of losses of GST to the state exchequer,” External link

HindustanTimes Tuesday, June 8, 2021 12:48:00 PM EAT

Ajit Pawar said ( about Chief Minister ) : “Maharashtra is being run by the State government which enjoys total majority, despite which a proposal to appoint 12 MLCs on the State Council has been pending with the Governor. We requested Prime Minister ji to speak to Governor Bhagat singh Koshyari to ensure the same is followed,” External link

Hindu Tuesday, June 8, 2021 12:24:00 PM EAT

Ajit Pawar announced : “It is unfortunate and tragic that the workers of a chemical company died in a fire near Urwade village. It is even more tragic that the fire brigade was unable to rescue some of the victims despite their best efforts. We sympathize with the families of those killed in the accident and the state government will provide ₹5 lakh each to the families of the victims. The police have already registered a case in this regard,” External link

Hindu Monday, June 7, 2021 7:37:00 PM EAT

Ajit Pawar told : "On this occasion, I would like to assure the people, especially those from the Maratha community, that the MVA government is making efforts to ensure that Marathas get reservation without disturbing quotas of other communities," External link

HindustanTimes Sunday, June 6, 2021 3:43:00 PM EAT

Ajit Pawar said : "We, under the leadership of Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray, are making all possible efforts to grant reservation to the Maratha community which was struck down by the Supreme Court," External link

newindianexpress Sunday, June 6, 2021 2:11:00 PM EAT

Ajit Pawar said : "On this occasion, I would like to assure the people, especially those from the Maratha community, that the MVA government is making efforts to ensure that Marathas get reservation without disturbing quotas of other communities," External link

newindianexpress Sunday, June 6, 2021 2:11:00 PM EAT

Ajit Pawar said : "We, under the leadership of Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray, are making all possible efforts to grant reservation to the Maratha community which was struck down by the Supreme Court," External link

economictimes Sunday, June 6, 2021 1:33:00 PM EAT

Ajit Pawar said : "On this occasion, I would like to assure the people, especially those from the Maratha community, that the MVA government is making efforts to ensure that Marathas get reservation without disturbing quotas of other communities," External link

economictimes Sunday, June 6, 2021 1:33:00 PM EAT

Ajit Pawar said : “Banks must provide crop loans to farmers without delay ahead of kharif sowing season” External link

expressindia Friday, June 4, 2021 2:03:00 AM EAT

Ajit Pawar said : “Total compensation payable to the State for the year 2020-21 is around ₹46,000 crore. So far, the State has received around ₹22,000 crore. Hence, for the financial year 2020-21, compensation of around ₹24,000 crore is pending,” External link

thehindu Friday, May 28, 2021 10:44:00 PM EAT

Ajit Pawar said : "Among several subjects, one pertaining to giving exemptions on medicines, vaccines, PPE kits and other supplies required in the fight against COVID-19 was deliberated on in the meeting. GST compensation of Rs 24,000 crore due from Centre to Maharashtra was also sought on an immediate basis," External link

business-standard Friday, May 28, 2021 10:33:00 PM EAT

Ajit Pawar said : “Total compensation payable to the State for the year 2020-21 is around ₹46,000 crore. So far, the State has received around ₹22,000 crore. Hence, for the financial year 2020-21, compensation of around ₹24,000 crore is pending,” External link

Hindu Friday, May 28, 2021 10:07:00 PM EAT

Ajit Pawar said : “Economic impact of the pandemic cannot be nullified in one or two years, and hence it needs to be extended till 2027,” External link

HindustanTimes Friday, May 28, 2021 9:31:00 PM EAT

Ajit Pawar told ( about Commission ) : “The government has also allowed district authorities to use funds allocated to the state under the 15th Finance Commission to treat Covid-19 patients,” External link

expressindia Wednesday, May 26, 2021 12:57:00 AM EAT

Ajit Pawar said : “Of this, Rs 1,100 crore has been disbursed to various districts… Also, Rs 350 crore from local MLA funds will be utilised by local bodies to fight the pandemic” External link

expressindia Wednesday, May 26, 2021 12:57:00 AM EAT

Ajit Pawar said : “Though ‘ Tauktae ’, unlike cyclone ‘Nisarga’, did not cause severe destructions in Maharashtra, there has been considerable damage to property in the state’s coastal areas. The PM should have visited the state,” External link

timesofindia Saturday, May 22, 2021 12:54:00 PM EAT

Ajit Pawar added : “It would have been nice if the PM, who is the head of the country, visited these states as well and announced the much-needed assistance. Financial assistance was announced for Gujarat, though there was no demand for it,” External link

timesofindia Saturday, May 22, 2021 12:54:00 PM EAT

Ajit Pawar said : “However, there has been no third wave in any country so far. England , Israel and some other countries that have covered maximum of its population with vaccination are relaxing norms with people allowed to move without masks,” External link

expressindia Saturday, May 22, 2021 8:47:00 AM EAT

Ajit Pawar said : “There is shortage of medicines required for its treatment,” External link

expressindia Saturday, May 22, 2021 8:47:00 AM EAT

Ajit Pawar said ( about Chief Minister ) : "During the Prime Minister's interaction with district collectors of the states, the state government sought the drug and also apprised him about the shortage. Hope the situation changes and the drug supply is as per the demand," External link

business-standard Friday, May 21, 2021 9:45:00 PM EAT

Ajit Pawar said ( about Chief Minister ) : "During the Prime Minister's interaction with district collectors of the states, the state government sought the drug and also apprised him about the shortage. Hope the situation changes and the drug supply is as per the demand," External link

newindianexpress Friday, May 21, 2021 9:02:00 PM EAT

Ajit Pawar said : “Hence, we have approached the Centre to secure enough drugs for patients in Maharashtra,” External link

expressindia Friday, May 21, 2021 8:12:00 PM EAT

Ajit Pawar said ( about Narendra Modi ) : “Initially we were told that PM Modi Saheb would visit Maharashtra and Gujarat to assess the damage caused by the cyclone. However, the Maharashtra tour was cancelled at the eleventh hour. He visited Gujarat and also announced Rs 1000 crore aid to the state. All I am saying is that it would have been appropriate for him to announce financial aid to other states in proportion to the damage suffered, while doing it for one state,” External link

expressindia Friday, May 21, 2021 4:56:00 PM EAT

Ajit Pawar said : “There’s an acute shortage of vaccines in the state – as is the case with almost all the states in the country. It’s no secret that Maharashtra has vaccinated most people in the country and Pune is the highest achieving district in the state. We have created a capacity to conduct many more vaccinations than what we are doing today, due to the shortage. To hasten the vaccinations in Pune, the municipal corporation has decided to float a global tender,” External link

expressindia Friday, May 21, 2021 4:56:00 PM EAT

Ajit Pawar said ( about Saurabh Rao ) : “Bharat Biotech’s machinery has arrived in Pune. Their effort is to manufacture Covaxin in the city and it will take at least three months. Once this production starts it will add to the supply. I have instructed divisional commissioner Saurabh Rao to talk to officials from Bharat Biotech to get 50 per cent vaccine from states’ quota to Maharashtra government. So that our citizens will benefit,” External link

HindustanTimes Saturday, May 15, 2021 3:00:00 PM EAT

Ajit Pawar said : “Vaccination has begun in private companies, private hospitals and industries for their employees. Out of the total production of the vaccine, it will be distributed as 50 per cent to the Centre and the rest of the 50 per cent includes all the states plus private establishments. Vaccination in the private sector has started in Mumbai but the rate for a dose is different. Some may be able to afford it. But common people have the right to get vaccines,” External link

HindustanTimes Saturday, May 15, 2021 3:00:00 PM EAT

Ajit Pawar said : “We started vaccination for 18-44 years, age group, from May 1, but vaccination supply is low. Many people from the 45 and above age group are due for a second shot. So we decided to halt inoculation of this age group and add state procured vaccines in the Centre’s vaccine quota. It will be used for the second dose,” External link

HindustanTimes Saturday, May 15, 2021 3:00:00 PM EAT

Ajit Pawar told : “The production capacity in the state is currently over 1,200 tonnes. It will soon be increased to 1,800 tonnes to ensure that there is no shortage of oxygen in the coming days,” External link

timesofindia Saturday, May 15, 2021 9:36:00 AM EAT

Ajit Pawar said ( about Saurabh Rao ) : “Bharat Biotech is going to produce vaccines at the Manjari plant and the Pune district administration has been asked to provide them with all requisite help like ensuring power supply to help set up its facility. Pune Divisional Commissioner Saurabh Rao and District Collector Rajesh Deshmukh have visited the place … it is estimated that the firm will be rolling out vaccines in another three months. While half of the vaccines being produced there will be given to the Centre as per norms, Maharashtra must get preference for the remaining vaccine supplies,” External link

thehindu Friday, May 14, 2021 10:57:00 PM EAT

Ajit Pawar said ( about Narendra Modi ) : “If you go to a petrol pump to refill your vehicle tank, the photo exists there as well. What can we do? Might be the photo is for, you refilling the fuel tank by paying Rs 100 per litre with him (Modi) as witness,” External link

expressindia Friday, May 14, 2021 10:33:00 PM EAT

Ajit Pawar said ( about Saurabh Rao ) : “Bharat Biotech is going to produce vaccines at the Manjari plant and the Pune district administration has been asked to provide them with all requisite help like ensuring power supply to help set up its facility. Pune Divisional Commissioner Saurabh Rao and District Collector Rajesh Deshmukh have visited the place … it is estimated that the firm will be rolling out vaccines in another three months. While half of the vaccines being produced there will be given to the Centre as per norms, Maharashtra must get preference for the remaining vaccine supplies,” External link

Hindu Friday, May 14, 2021 10:01:00 PM EAT

Ajit Pawar said ( about Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation ) : “Leader of the House in the PMC Ganesh Bidkar met me with a letter, seeking permission for the PMC to procure vaccines by floating tender in the global market. No municipal corporation needs permission of the state to procure vaccines from open market. The Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) took the decision to float global tender for vaccines. An unnecessary political issue was created here by alleging that no permission had been given in this regard by the state,” External link

expressindia Friday, May 14, 2021 7:32:00 PM EAT

Ajit Pawar said : “We are committed to provide justice to the Maratha community and for that, injustice will not be done to any other community. If required we will hold a special session of the state Legislature or pass a proposal in the monsoon session. We are also ready to send a delegation headed by the chief minister (Uddhav Thackeray) to PM Modi along with leaders from the opposition party (BJP),” External link

HindustanTimes Friday, May 7, 2021 10:39:00 PM EAT

Ajit Pawar told ( about Uddhav Thackeray ) : “We are not dependent only on Covishield and have booked the stock with Covaxin. We also want to import Johnson and Johnson and Pfizer. CM Thackeray has spoken with the PM and is waiting for his approval. If the Centre allows us to import then things will become smooth,” External link

HindustanTimes Saturday, May 1, 2021 10:30:00 PM EAT

Ajit Pawar told : “We had planned a big event for today but we received only 3 lakh doses. Out of that 20,000 have been given to the Pune district. Today we don’t have vaccines to inoculate people aged 45 yrs & above. Hence vaccination centres in Pune dist are closed for the next 2 days,” External link

financialexpress Saturday, May 1, 2021 11:04:00 AM EAT

Ajit Pawar said : “It has been decided to bring the issue (of free vaccine) in the state cabinet. I have signed the proposal and it has now gone to the CM for his signature. Then, it will come up in the cabinet wherein all our colleagues of the MVA government will put forth their views on it. After hearing all, chief minister will announce the right decision in the interest of the people,” External link

expressindia Wednesday, April 28, 2021 8:09:00 AM EAT

Ajit Pawar added : “Actually, it is the responsibility of the Centre to vaccinate all people. But the Centre’s stand on it is not clear and we are following it up with the Centre,” External link

expressindia Wednesday, April 28, 2021 8:09:00 AM EAT

Ajit Pawar said : “Like the ‘Give up LPG subsidy campaign’, we can also appeal to those who can afford to pay for the vaccine,” External link

timesofindia Sunday, April 25, 2021 5:04:00 AM EAT

Ajit Pawar told : “A five member-committee, headed by chief secretary Sitaram Kunte and comprising key officials from the health, medical education and industry departments, would oversee the global tendering process,” External link

timesofindia Sunday, April 25, 2021 5:04:00 AM EAT

Ajit Pawar said : "He told us he will give us vaccine doses as per his capacity and asked us to procure remaining doses from other companies," "We will ensure that the state gets vaccines from foreign manufacturers in coordination with the Union government," External link

newindianexpress Saturday, April 24, 2021 11:12:00 PM EAT

Ajit Pawar said : "Like the `Give up LPG subsidy campaign', we can also appeal to those who can afford to pay for the vaccine," External link

newindianexpress Saturday, April 24, 2021 11:12:00 PM EAT

Ajit Pawar said : “The chief secretary of the state has been asked to contact the union government officials and get the quota of the medical oxygen supply increased for the state,” External link

expressindia Saturday, April 24, 2021 7:44:00 PM EAT

Ajit Pawar said : “The decision on whether to make it free for all will be declared by the chief minister. However, if need be we will appeal to the citizens who can afford to pay for it while the state government would make arrangements for the poor class,” External link

expressindia Saturday, April 24, 2021 7:44:00 PM EAT

Ajit Pawar said : “He told us he will give us vaccine doses as per his capacity and asked us to procure remaining doses from other companies,” “We will ensure that the state gets vaccines from foreign manufacturers in coordination with the Union government,” External link

financialexpress Saturday, April 24, 2021 7:10:00 PM EAT

Ajit Pawar said : “Like the `Give up LPG subsidy campaign’, we can also appeal to those who can afford to pay for the vaccine,” External link

financialexpress Saturday, April 24, 2021 7:10:00 PM EAT

Ajit Pawar said : “The Centre has taken control of oxygen supply to various states. We have requested it to at least maintain the earlier quota of 250 metric tons,” External link

financialexpress Saturday, April 24, 2021 7:10:00 PM EAT

Ajit Pawar said : “We may appeal from tomorrow that if somebody can afford to pay for the vaccine, they should pay for it. And for those poor people who can't afford it, the government will do it for them,” External link

HindustanTimes Saturday, April 24, 2021 5:22:00 PM EAT

Ajit Pawar said : “The poor and the socially backward should get the benefits of welfare schemes, and must not be subjected to financial hardships during the lockdown,” External link

expressindia Tuesday, April 20, 2021 4:38:00 AM EAT

Ajit Pawar said : “If people don’t adhere to the currently imposed COVID restrictions then we may have to impose lockdown like last year,” External link

india Saturday, April 17, 2021 8:50:00 PM EAT

Ajit Pawar said : “Pune residents gave a good response to the weekend lockdown. I am hoping they will follow the rules in the upcoming days. Otherwise, as some of my fellow ministers have warned, a complete lockdown may have to be imposed. I request citizens to follow the rules and do not push the administration to take this decision. In complete lockdown, many suffered hardships,” External link

HindustanTimes Saturday, April 17, 2021 12:01:00 AM EAT

Ajit Pawar said : “I am not a medical expert but top doctors in the state are of the opinion that Remdesivir should not be used indiscriminately. It should be administered to patients who will benefit from it. What we are seeing is that doctors are indiscriminately asking patients to procure Remdesivir, else are threatening to oust them from the hospital. This is improper and I request doctors to be judicious about its use,” External link

expressindia Friday, April 16, 2021 11:42:00 PM EAT

Ajit Pawar said : “The chief minister has spoken to both of them and they have agreed to help,” External link

expressindia Friday, April 16, 2021 11:42:00 PM EAT

Ajit Pawar said : “If people don’t adhere to the currently imposed COVID restrictions then we may have to impose lockdown like last year,” External link

india Friday, April 16, 2021 9:54:00 PM EAT

Ajit Pawar added : “We had allowed them to use Rs 50 lakhs from their annual fund for the same last year,” External link

india Friday, April 16, 2021 9:54:00 PM EAT

Ajit Pawar said : “Once provided directly to hospitals, only needy patients will have access to it. District Collectors will control the distribution,” External link

Hindu Tuesday, April 13, 2021 2:49:00 PM EAT

Ajit Pawar said : “Once provided directly to hospitals, only needy patients will have access to it. District Collectors will control the distribution,” External link

thehindu Tuesday, April 13, 2021 11:17:00 AM EAT

Ajit Pawar said : “Once provided directly to hospitals, only needy patients will have access to it. District Collectors will control the distribution,” External link

Hindu Tuesday, April 13, 2021 9:37:00 AM EAT

Ajit Pawar said : “Once provided directly to hospitals, only needy patients will have access to it. District Collectors will control the distribution,” External link

thehindu Monday, April 12, 2021 9:32:00 PM EAT

Ajit Pawar said : “Last year, the citizens were fearful and did not even go to meet each other. However this time, things are vastly different. Last time, we saw hardly one family member getting infected, but this time, the virus has become very infective and we are seeing families getting infected. We need to take hard decisions to contain this virus,” External link

HindustanTimes Saturday, April 10, 2021 11:16:00 PM EAT

Ajit Pawar said ( about Prakash Javadekar ) : “Javadekar has assured he will ensure enough doses for the state. The situation will come to normal in the coming days,” External link

HindustanTimes Saturday, April 10, 2021 11:16:00 PM EAT

Ajit Pawar said : “These officers will hold a meeting with the federation leaders. They will take them into confidence and inform them about the situation the city is facing and the need for their co-operation. My experience is that once you convey the seriousness of the issue, the unions respond positively,” External link

expressindia Saturday, April 10, 2021 7:49:00 PM EAT

Ajit Pawar said ( about Prakash Javadekar ) : “In the first wave, people were extremely fearful. Now, the infection rate is very high with entire families getting infected making it very difficult to contain the virus. We are stepping up vaccination as it’s the best policy. Our capacity in the district is to execute 1 lakh vaccinations per day. Prakash Javadekar has promised us that our vaccine needs will be fulfilled,” External link

expressindia Saturday, April 10, 2021 7:49:00 PM EAT

Ajit Pawar said : "Someone is asking me to remove the mask and speak as my speech is unclear. But I will not remove it because I have been telling people to wear masks," External link

outlookindia Friday, April 9, 2021 1:06:00 PM EAT

Ajit Pawar said : “Someone is asking me to remove the mask and speak as my speech is unclear. But I will not remove it because I have been telling people to wear masks,” External link

news18 Friday, April 9, 2021 1:04:00 PM EAT

Ajit Pawar told : "I laughed when I saw my name in the letter. I never met him (Waze), nor I have spoken to him ever. Everyone knows my strict working style. So conduct an inquiry," External link

newindianexpress Friday, April 9, 2021 11:47:00 AM EAT

Ajit Pawar told : "I laughed when I saw my name in the letter. I never met him (Waze), nor I have spoken to him ever. Everyone knows my strict working style...So conduct an inquiry," External link

timesofindia Thursday, April 8, 2021 8:49:00 PM EAT

Ajit Pawar said : “The entire state had opposed a complete lockdown, but health experts cautioned us about the increasing number of Covid cases” External link

timesofindia Monday, April 5, 2021 3:43:00 AM EAT

Ajit Pawar said : “The entire state had opposed a complete lockdown, but health experts cautioned us about the increasing number of cases” External link

timesofindia Monday, April 5, 2021 12:33:00 AM EAT

Ajit Pawar said ( about Chief Minister ) : “One thing is certain is that it will not be a sudden one. Citizens will be given advance notice. Last time, Prime Minister Modi had announced a total lockdown, which had caused great distress to labourers,” External link

thehindu Sunday, April 4, 2021 6:59:00 PM EAT

Ajit Pawar said ( about Chief Minister ) : “One thing is certain is that it will not be a sudden one. Citizens will be given advance notice. Last time, Prime Minister Modi had announced a total lockdown, which had caused great distress to labourers,” External link

Hindu Sunday, April 4, 2021 6:03:00 PM EAT

Ajit Pawar said ( about Prakash Javadekar ) : "We had a discussion with Union Minister Prakash Javadekar and we have sought additional vaccine doses for the district. He has agreed to look into the issue," External link

outlookindia Saturday, March 27, 2021 9:01:00 AM EAT

Ajit Pawar said : “But the school education department will have to take all precautions while conducting these important exams. We don’t want to postpone them,” “I urge people that if they do not want a stringent lockdown in the city, they should follow rules and take precautions. Otherwise, we will be forced to make the decision pertaining to lockdown on April 2,” External link

expressindia Saturday, March 27, 2021 3:23:00 AM EAT

Ajit Pawar said : “If the Centre supports the move to double the vaccination capacity in states that are hit worst with the pandemic, then maximum citizens from those particular states can be immunised and it will help to control the situation,” External link

HindustanTimes Friday, March 26, 2021 10:44:00 PM EAT

Ajit Pawar told : “We have planned to increase vaccination centres to 600. But for this to happen we will require an additional allocation of vaccines from the Centre. It’s imperative that the most affected areas get the most number of vaccines,” External link

expressindia Friday, March 26, 2021 8:59:00 PM EAT

Ajit Pawar said ( about Prakash Javadekar ) : “I have spoken to Shri Prakash Javadekar about this and he has promised to raise it with the authorities concerned. If we get the additional vaccines, the new centres will become operational from the first week of April,” External link

expressindia Friday, March 26, 2021 8:59:00 PM EAT

Ajit Pawar said ( about Chief Minister ) : “Our aim is to vaccinate everyone above the age of 18 in Pune district. In the next meeting with the Prime Minister, the chief minister will request to further reduce the age for vaccination,” External link

expressindia Friday, March 26, 2021 8:59:00 PM EAT

Ajit Pawar said : “But the school education department will have to take all the precautions while conducting these important exams. We don’t want to postpone them,” “I urge the public that if they do not want a stringent lockdown in the city, they should follow the rules and take the precautions. Otherwise, we will be forced to make a decision pertaining to lockdown on April 2,” External link

expressindia Friday, March 26, 2021 5:47:00 PM EAT

Ajit Pawar said : “The COVID-19 situation in Pune is getting grimmer by the day. If it continues to deteriorate further, then we shall be left with no alternative but to take stern measures. Even now, with heightened case spikes reported each day, I find people roaming about the streets without any fear, flouting rules with impunity by not wearing masks. Such errant behaviour must immediately stop,” External link

Hindu Friday, March 26, 2021 4:59:00 PM EAT

Ajit Pawar said : "We held a discussion with Union Minister Prakash Javadekar and we have sought additional vaccine doses for the district. He has agreed to look into the issue," External link

newindianexpress Friday, March 26, 2021 2:19:00 PM EAT

Ajit Pawar said : “I am meeting public representatives and officials in Pune tomorrow to review the Covid situation there. We all know that cases are continuously rising in Pune. However, there is a difference of opinion among public representatives on a complete lockdown,” External link

HindustanTimes Thursday, March 25, 2021 8:00:00 PM EAT

Ajit Pawar said : “I am meeting public representatives and officials in Pune tomorrow to review the Covid situation there. We all know that cases are continuously rising in Pune. However, there is difference of opinion among public representatives on a complete lockdown,” External link

HindustanTimes Thursday, March 25, 2021 5:39:00 PM EAT

Ajit Pawar said : “The Union government manages the entire operation of setting up vaccination centres. I will request the Centre to look into the demand for vaccination camps on the housing society premises,” External link

timesofindia Thursday, March 25, 2021 5:33:00 AM EAT

Ajit Pawar told : “Since the beginning the government took a stand that the investigation should be completed and the guilty will have to face the consequences. No one is going to be shielded and there is no reason to take any such step. I want to make it clear as the deputy chief minister,” External link

HindustanTimes Tuesday, March 16, 2021 11:33:00 PM EAT

Ajit Pawar told : “Since the beginning the government took a stand that the investigation should be completed and the guilty will have to face the consequences. No one is going to be shielded and there is no reason to take any such step. I want to make it clear as the deputy chief minister,” External link

HindustanTimes Tuesday, March 16, 2021 4:40:00 PM EAT

Ajit Pawar told : “These restrictions will continue till March 31 and there will be a further review after a fortnight,” External link

timesofindia Saturday, March 13, 2021 6:02:00 AM EAT

Ajit Pawar told : “A change in policy is required for Pune in Maharashtra as well as all other districts in different states having high positivity rates. A mass vaccination drive for those above 18 years will have to be allowed immediately. For this, more vaccine doses have to be allotted to these states,” External link

timesofindia Saturday, March 13, 2021 4:27:00 AM EAT

Ajit Pawar said : “It is a fact that rise in fuel prices in recent times is impacting the lives of the common people. Now, there is a discussion that fuel prices should be brought under GST. If it is brought under GST, the entire issue (rising fuel prices) will be resolved. In it, while all states will get half portion of GST, the remaining half of the entire country will go to the Centre. If such a decision is taken, then Maharashtra government will support it,” External link

expressindia Thursday, March 11, 2021 3:03:00 AM EAT

Ajit Pawar said : “Many legislators from ruling and Opposition parties in the previous BJP regime had demanded an increase in the e-tendering limit of Rs 3 lakh but the decision was not taken. Now, we increase that limit to Rs 10 lakh,” External link

expressindia Thursday, March 11, 2021 3:03:00 AM EAT

Ajit Pawar said : “The proposal to build Marathi Bhasha Bhavan could not materialise at Rang Bhavan building, as it is a heritage building and the area falls under the silence zone. So now, the government has decided to build Marathi Bhasha Bhavan on an open plot near Jawahar Bal Bhavan at Girgaum Chowpatty,” External link

expressindia Thursday, March 11, 2021 3:03:00 AM EAT

Ajit Pawar said : “It is proposed to set up a sugar museum at Sakhar Sankul located at Shivajinagar in Pune. The cost of the project would be Rs 40 crore,” External link

financialexpress Tuesday, March 9, 2021 8:46:00 PM EAT

Ajit Pawar said : “It is proposed to set up a sugar museum at Sakhar Sankul located at Shivajinagar in Pune. The cost of the project would be Rs 40 crore,” External link

financialexpress Tuesday, March 9, 2021 8:46:00 PM EAT

Ajit Pawar said ( about Rajiv Gandhi ) : “At a time when pseudoscience is being deliberately spread, it is our responsibility to inculcate a scientific temper in the future generation of progressive Maharashtra. Accordingly, a state-of-the-art Rajiv Gandhi Science and Technology Park will be set up in each revenue headquarters district. It is expected to cost Rs 50 crore each and a total of Rs 300 crore,” External link

expressindia Monday, March 8, 2021 11:22:00 PM EAT

Ajit Pawar said : “Paying interest on crop loans was often a problem for farmers. Keeping in view the objective to free farmers from interest burden and preventing them from turning defaulter, the government has decided to provide zero per cent interest loans to farmers who take crop loans up to Rs 3 lakh and repay it on time. The amount of the interest on crop loan will be paid by the government. The required funds will be provided by the government,” External link

expressindia Monday, March 8, 2021 11:22:00 PM EAT

Ajit Pawar said : “We had promised to give Rs 50,000 to farmers who repay their loans on time and the one-time settlement option. We have not moved away from this promise. If the economic situation restores in future, the chief minister is of the view to consider these promises,” External link

expressindia Monday, March 8, 2021 11:22:00 PM EAT

Ajit Pawar said : “Works to develop jetty for tourism at Kashid in Raigad district’s Murud taluka and to build cruise terminal at Bhagwati Port in Ratnagiri district have been undertaken,” External link

HindustanTimes Monday, March 8, 2021 10:40:00 PM EAT

Ajit Pawar said ( about Navi Mumbai ) : “The Maharashtra government has decided to utilise the waterways around Mumbai, Thane and Navi Mumbai for water transport. Vasai to Kalyan water transport service will be made available in the first phase. For this purpose, jetties will be constructed at four places namely Kolshet, Kalher, Dombivli and Mira-Bhayandar,” External link

HindustanTimes Monday, March 8, 2021 10:40:00 PM EAT

Ajit Pawar said : “The work on 14 Metro lines, which is 337-km long, with estimated expenditure of 120,815 crore is in progress. The works on Metro 2A and 7 will be completed by 2021,” External link

HindustanTimes Monday, March 8, 2021 10:40:00 PM EAT

Ajit Pawar said : “This means the shortfall in the revenue generation is. 57,959 and if the Centre fails to release our dues towards GST compensation, central taxes devolution and share of centrally sponsored schemes, it may mount up to 1 lakh crore,” External link

HindustanTimes Monday, March 8, 2021 10:40:00 PM EAT

Ajit Pawar said : “The farmers can now avail interest-free loans up to 3 lakh. The existing crop loan scheme, which gives interest-free loans up to 1 lakh and at 2% for additional 2 lakh, has now been revised,” External link

HindustanTimes Monday, March 8, 2021 10:40:00 PM EAT

Ajit Pawar added : "Due to this concession, there will be revenue shortfall of around Rs 1,000 crore," External link

business-standard Monday, March 8, 2021 8:34:00 PM EAT

Ajit Pawar said : “Farmers can now repay their farm loans with 0% interest. The interest amount will be borne by the government. No interest will be charged on crop loans amounting up to ₹300,000,” External link

india Monday, March 8, 2021 6:26:00 PM EAT

Ajit Pawar added : "Due to this concession, there will be revenue shortfall of around Rs 1,000 crore," External link

timesofindia Monday, March 8, 2021 3:48:00 PM EAT

Ajit Pawar said : “Farmers can now repay their farm loans with 0% interest. The interest amount will be borne by the government. No interest will be charged on crop loans amounting up to 300,000,” External link

HindustanTimes Monday, March 8, 2021 2:28:00 PM EAT

Ajit Pawar said : “As part of the women empowerment initiative, if a house purchased under the name of a woman, the buyer can then avail a discount in stamp duty. The state government will give concessions on stamp duty if any house is purchased solely in the name of the woman. This is to encourage them to become homeowners,” External link

HindustanTimes Monday, March 8, 2021 2:28:00 PM EAT

Ajit Pawar added : “The advocate general’s legal team in Delhi will appeal the matter in the Supreme Court. Ever since the implementation of OBC reservation in 1994… the state government has enforced it in letter and spirit,” External link

expressindia Saturday, March 6, 2021 2:19:00 AM EAT

Ajit Pawar said : “We are all concerned when anything happens to the women in the state, but I would request legislators to conduct some checks before raising these issues” External link

timesofindia Friday, March 5, 2021 5:11:00 AM EAT

Ajit Pawar said : “A preliminary inquiry into the matter has been conducted by local women medical officers. The accused doctor has been dismissed after he was prima facie found guilty of attempting to molest the woman. We will take further action based on the report after carrying out a thorough investigation,” External link

expressindia Friday, March 5, 2021 2:06:00 AM EAT

Ajit Pawar said : “There are allegations against the journalist of disclosing serious and confidential information regarding the country’s security. This journalist had expressed joy after the country’s soldiers were martyred in the Pulwama terror attack,” External link

timesofindia Thursday, March 4, 2021 8:20:00 PM EAT

Ajit Pawar said : “It’s a very unfortunate incident. There has been no rape; however, for such an incident to happen at a hospital is alarming. The government has taken serious note of the incident. A primary inquiry has been conducted by a senior female doctor and there appears to be truth in the patient’s allegation. The doctor has been dismissed,” External link

expressindia Thursday, March 4, 2021 7:32:00 PM EAT

Ajit Pawar said : “It’s a very unfortunate incident. There has been no rape, however, for such an incident to happen in a hospital is very alarming. The government has taken the incident seriously. A primary inquiry has been conducted by a senior female doctor and there appears to be true in the female patient’s allegation. The doctor has been dismissed,” External link

expressindia Thursday, March 4, 2021 1:05:00 PM EAT

Ajit Pawar said : "The woman is not ready to complain ut of fear for her identity being revealed. The doctor and her husband are friends. Strict action will be taken after completion of the inquiry," External link

economictimes Thursday, March 4, 2021 11:51:00 AM EAT

Ajit Pawar said : “No power connections of agricultural pumps and domestic consumers will be disconnected until the issue of non-payment of outstanding bills is debated in the state assembly. The matter will be discussed in the lower House in a day or two,” External link

HindustanTimes Tuesday, March 2, 2021 10:17:00 PM EAT

Ajit Pawar said : “The development boards will be formed and there is no doubt about it. While presenting the budget I will ensure appropriate provisions of funds are made for Vidarbha and Marathwada regions. We are also looking to constitute the boards as early as possible. But the state Cabinet has proposed 12 names to be appointed as members of the legislative council and has sent them to the governor. The day the governor makes the appointments, we will constitute the development boards the same day or the very next day,” External link

HindustanTimes Tuesday, March 2, 2021 11:56:00 AM EAT

Ajit Pawar said : “We want to establish the boards, but are waiting for the Governor’s approval for 12 MLCs,” External link

thehindu Tuesday, March 2, 2021 12:51:00 AM EAT

Ajit Pawar said : “We want to establish the boards, but are waiting for the Governor’s approval for 12 MLCs,” External link

Hindu Tuesday, March 2, 2021 12:01:00 AM EAT

Ajit Pawar said : “We want to form the boards as soon as possible but the state cabinet had recommended 12 names to be appointed as MLCs through the governor quota. The boards will be declared on the same day or the next day, after the names are declared,” External link

expressindia Monday, March 1, 2021 11:34:00 PM EAT



Key Titles and Phrases Count Lang Last Seen
leader27.55%EN10/18/201718/10/2017
minister43.83%EN08/28/201728/08/2017
legislator0.36%EN08/04/201704/08/2017
deputy3.40%EN04/03/201703/04/2017
resources minister1.25%EN08/31/201631/08/2016
member0.18%EN07/30/201630/07/2016
finance minister0.72%EN07/29/201629/07/2016
minister2.50%SA09/08/201408/09/2014
deputy cm3.76%EN04/21/201421/04/2014
chief minister16.28%EN11/20/201320/11/2013
former deputy0.18%EN10/01/201201/10/2012
Names Lang Count
Ajit PawarEN99.56%
Ajit PawarSA0.44%


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Ganesh Shetty told ( about Ajit Pawar ) : “There are around 1,800 to 2,000 bars and clubs in Pune. For many, getting back employees, who left for their homes, is an issue. Trains are not running and flight tickets are expensive. Some bar owners are trying to bring back their employees by offering them tickets. A few others want to wait and watch before they reopen. Bars are to remain closed on weekends and that is an issue for many owners. We are going to meet deputy chief minister Ajit Pawar on Thursday. We hope to get permission to operate on weekends,” External link

timesofindia Friday, June 18, 2021 8:42:00 AM EAT

Nawab Malik said ( about Ajit Pawar ) : “The state will require around 140 million vials to get this done and are planning it accordingly… Deputy chief minister Ajit Pawar on Saturday has said that they will call a global tender and will select the bidder that will provide the best vaccine at a lower price,” External link

HindustanTimes Monday, April 26, 2021 12:17:00 AM EAT

Jitendra Awhad said ( about Ajit Pawar ) : “We erred in not being able to identify the loyalties of certain officers. We were big-hearted and it was our mistake that we did not take action against her. She had profusely apologised to the CM, chief secretary, home minister and had even met Ajit Pawar. She had also requested that the letter be given back to her. We took a humanitarian approach and did not realise that this was all part of a conspiracy against us,” External link

expressindia Friday, March 26, 2021 4:43:00 AM EAT

Jitendra Awhad said ( about Ajit Pawar ) : “We erred in not being able to identify the loyalties of certain officers. We were big-hearted and it was our mistake that we did not take action against her. She had profusely apologised to the CM, chief secretary, home minister and had even met Ajit Pawar. She had also requested that the letter be given back to her. We took a humanitarian approach and did not realise that this was all part of a conspiracy against us,” External link

expressindia Thursday, March 25, 2021 10:18:00 PM EAT