Ajit Pawar

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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

Ajit Pawar said : “Responsibility to control the disease in each hotspot area should be given to one senior officer,” External link

expressindia Sunday, February 21, 2021 5:27:00 PM EAT

Ajit Pawar said : “While no lockdown is being contemplated as yet, we will be strictly enforcing the rules until the cases come down. People must avoid large crowds in order to break the chain. This dropping of one’s guard is unacceptable,” External link

thehindu Sunday, February 21, 2021 4:12:00 PM EAT

Ajit Pawar said : “While no lockdown is being contemplated as yet, we will be strictly enforcing the rules until the cases come down. People must avoid large crowds in order to break the chain. This dropping of one’s guard is unacceptable,” External link

Hindu Sunday, February 21, 2021 2:28:00 PM EAT

Ajit Pawar said : “It has been observed that many people are not wearing face masks, nor are they maintaining social distancing at public places. This has by and large contributed to the rise in the number of Covid-19 cases, particularly after February 1,” External link

timesofindia Saturday, February 20, 2021 5:27:00 AM EAT

Ajit Pawar said : “I have called a meeting of senior government officers to review the Covid-19 situation. We will discuss the issue and accordingly take necessary decisions to check the spread of the infection,” External link

expressindia Friday, February 19, 2021 10:02:00 AM EAT

Ajit Pawar said : “The Central government also removed restrictions related to theatres and others; and the state also allowed local train services and state transport bus services, which cannot remain suspended for a very long time. Consequently, cases started rising,” External link

HindustanTimes Thursday, February 18, 2021 10:58:00 PM EAT

Ajit Pawar added : "The Covid 19 positive patients growth percentage is higher in these three districts. When people do not follow the rules, then lockdown is the only option," External link

newindianexpress Thursday, February 18, 2021 7:15:00 PM EAT

Ajit Pawar said : "But from February 1, positive cases started increasing in different areas (of the state). It is more evident in the Amravati division," External link

news18 Thursday, February 18, 2021 6:06:00 PM EAT

Ajit Pawar said : "But from February 1, positive cases started increasing in different areas (of the state). It is more evident in the Amravati division," External link

HindustanTimes Thursday, February 18, 2021 4:24:00 PM EAT

Ajit Pawar said : "But from February 1, positive cases started increasing in different areas (of the state). It is more evident in the Amravati division," External link

asianage Thursday, February 18, 2021 2:29:00 PM EAT

Ajit Pawar said : "We will take a decision after discussing it with the chief minister, cabinet and our colleagues. We will declare it in the Assembly," External link

HindustanTimes Thursday, February 18, 2021 1:22:00 PM EAT

Ajit Pawar said : “We had followed the due process of tendering and the bill amount was also paid as per our agreement signed with the private agency,” External link

expressindia Wednesday, February 17, 2021 12:31:00 AM EAT

Ajit Pawar told ( about Uddhav Thackeray ) : “While touring this morning I saw villagers and people at large were not using masks at all. It is very dangerous and will cost us dearly. Tomorrow (Tuesday), we will be discussing the rise in Covid cases with the chief minister (Uddhav Thackeray). Maybe we have to take some harsh decisions,” External link

HindustanTimes Monday, February 15, 2021 9:44:00 PM EAT

Ajit Pawar added : “Farmers should pay the pending bills so that this fund can be utilised for improving infrastructure in every district. The funds allocated last year for district planning committees in the eight district of Marathwada was Rs 1,865 crore. We will raise it to Rs 2,100 crore this year,” External link

financialexpress Monday, February 15, 2021 9:17:00 PM EAT

Ajit Pawar added : "Farmers should pay the pending bills so that this fund can be utilised for improving infrastructure in every district. The funds allocated last year for district planning committees in the eight district of Marathwada was Rs 1,865 crore. We will raise it to Rs 2,100 crore this year," External link

timesofindia Monday, February 15, 2021 7:16:00 PM EAT

Ajit Pawar added ( about Harsh Vardhan ) : “Union health minister Harsh Vardhan initially said the vaccine would be provided to all citizens. Later, he gave another statement saying that it would be provided to 3 crore people, mainly paramedical staff and defence forces. Then again, he stated that the vaccine would be given to 30 crore people. If you ask every state, they are of the opinion that the Centre should take the responsibility to provide vaccination to every citizen. I am sure that if all states collectively put forward the demand, the Center will have to accept,” External link

timesofindia Saturday, February 13, 2021 8:03:00 PM EAT

Ajit Pawar told : “The new site is better in terms of location as well as the quality of the surface area. It is much more convenient for landing and take-off of the planes,” External link

expressindia Saturday, February 13, 2021 6:03:00 PM EAT

Ajit Pawar said : “A while ago, MP Supriya Sule, Pune Collector and other elected representatives from the area as well as Air Marshal (Rtd) Bhushan Gokhale met Union Defence Minister Rajnath Singh over the issue and we are hoping to get an approval at the earliest,” External link

expressindia Saturday, February 13, 2021 6:03:00 PM EAT

Ajit Pawar said : "He later gave a statement that they will be providing vaccine to three crore people, including paramedical staff and security forces. And now, he has again given a statement that 30 crore people will be given the vaccine," "The health minister has been giving different statements, but if you ask the state government's opinion, every state feels that it is the Centre's responsibility to provide the vaccine," External link

newindianexpress Friday, February 12, 2021 5:04:00 PM EAT

Ajit Pawar said : "He later gave a statement that they will be providing vaccine to three crore people, including paramedical staff and security forces. And now, he has again given a statement that 30 crore people will be given the vaccine," "The health minister has been giving different statements, but if you ask the state government's opinion, every state feels that it is the Centre's responsibility to provide the vaccine," External link

economictimes Friday, February 12, 2021 3:37:00 PM EAT

Ajit Pawar said : “The premises where the blaze erupted was empty and work was going on there. It is a private institute and they are carrying out their audit. The government is also investigating. There is no other cause behind the fire other than short circuit,” External link

india Friday, February 12, 2021 3:18:00 PM EAT

Ajit Pawar said : “He later gave a statement that they will be providing vaccine to three crore people, including paramedical staff and security forces. And now, he has again given a statement that 30 crore people will be given the vaccine,” “The health minister has been giving different statements, but if you ask the state government’s opinion, every state feels that it is the Centre’s responsibility to provide the vaccine,” External link

india Friday, February 12, 2021 3:18:00 PM EAT

Ajit Pawar said : "He later gave a statement that they will be providing vaccine to three crore people, including paramedical staff and security forces. And now, he has again given a statement that 30 crore people will be given the vaccine," "The health minister has been giving different statements, but if you ask the state government's opinion, every state feels that it is the Centre's responsibility to provide the vaccine," External link

news18 Friday, February 12, 2021 2:24:00 PM EAT

Ajit Pawar said ( about Chief Minister ) : “He later gave a statement that they will be providing vaccine to three crore people, including paramedical staff and security forces. And now, he has again given a statement that 30 crore people will be given the vaccine,” “The Health Minister has been giving different statements, but if you ask the State government’s opinion, every State feels that it is the Centre’s responsibility to provide the vaccine,” External link

Hindu Friday, February 12, 2021 2:20:00 PM EAT

Ajit Pawar said : “Everything is fine with people in any party if they get the majority. But they start alleging that EVMs were manipulated if they get routed. EVMs are working fine. Work becomes paperless. What can I say... I have faith in EVMs,” External link

thehindu Thursday, February 11, 2021 9:22:00 PM EAT

Ajit Pawar said : “Everything is fine with people in any party if they get the majority. But they start alleging that EVMs were manipulated if they get routed. EVMs are working fine. Work becomes paperless. What can I say... I have faith in EVMs,” External link

Hindu Thursday, February 11, 2021 8:20:00 PM EAT

Ajit Pawar said : "it is a new information that has come to me from the media. We will check if something of that sort has happened. We will take decisions after doing so (examining the information)," External link

newindianexpress Thursday, February 11, 2021 6:20:00 PM EAT

Ajit Pawar said : "Everything is fine with people in any party if they get majority. But they start alleging that EVMs were managed if they get routed. EVMs are working fine. Work becomes paperless. What I can say, I have complete faith in EVMs," External link

newindianexpress Thursday, February 11, 2021 6:20:00 PM EAT

Ajit Pawar added : "There is absolutely no truth in it," External link

newindianexpress Thursday, February 11, 2021 6:20:00 PM EAT

Ajit Pawar told : "Congress government came to power in Rajasthan and Punjab even when elections took place through EVMs. What political parties generally do is, if a party wins with a huge mandate then everything is fine but as soon as any party loses elections they blame it on EVMs but I have complete faith in EVMs," External link

timesofindia Thursday, February 11, 2021 2:14:00 PM EAT

Ajit Pawar said : “There’s no such thing, EVM works fine. What can I say? I fully trust the EVMs,” External link

HindustanTimes Thursday, February 11, 2021 12:49:00 PM EAT

Ajit Pawar said : “The Maha Vikas Aghadi (MVA) government had prepared a list of 12 nominees in adherence to the Constitution. The list has been sent to the Governor. But Mr. Koshyari has not yet made a decision even after two months. He is expected to announce the names soon. So, I don't think he will let us go to court on this,” External link

thehindu Wednesday, February 10, 2021 11:51:00 PM EAT

Ajit Pawar said : “The state has sent the names of the 12 people after having it cleared from the cabinet. The governor has been explained the entire procedure,” “The governor will explain his position. (He won’t) let the (state) approach the courts,” External link

economictimes Wednesday, February 10, 2021 10:26:00 PM EAT

Ajit Pawar said : “The Maha Vikas Aghadi (MVA) government had prepared a list of 12 nominees in adherence to the Constitution. The list has been sent to the Governor. But Mr. Koshyari has not yet made a decision even after two months. He is expected to announce the names soon. So, I don't think he will let us go to court on this,” External link

Hindu Wednesday, February 10, 2021 10:25:00 PM EAT

Ajit Pawar said : “I don’t want the funds to lapse and hence, have asked all the guardian ministers and district collectors to spend the remaining amount on upgrade of rural government hospitals and primary health centres (PHCs),” External link

timesofindia Tuesday, February 9, 2021 4:00:00 AM EAT

Ajit Pawar said : “District planning committee (DPC) meetings should be held regularly, allocated funds should be utilized to the maximum extent possible, SC/ST funds must be spent fully, etc. are the parameters of performance,” External link

timesofindia Tuesday, February 9, 2021 4:00:00 AM EAT

Ajit Pawar told : "I will direct the state government to issue an order to allow the general body meeting of the PMC," External link

expressindia Tuesday, February 9, 2021 1:15:00 AM EAT

Ajit Pawar told : “I will direct the state government to issue an order to allow the general body meeting of the PMC,” External link

expressindia Tuesday, February 9, 2021 1:15:00 AM EAT

Ajit Pawar said : “I called a delegation of local protesters, who were raising slogans when I was meeting with officials. They complained that several works in the city had stopped due to lack of funds. I assured them that I will call a meeting of local people’s representatives in Mumbai and try to address the issues raised by them,” External link

expressindia Monday, February 8, 2021 10:06:00 PM EAT

Ajit Pawar told : “I will direct the state government to issue an order to allow the general body meeting of the PMC,” External link

expressindia Monday, February 8, 2021 12:18:00 PM EAT

Ajit Pawar said : “In spite of the financial condition, we have not reduced allocation to departments like public health, home etc,” External link

timesofindia Monday, February 8, 2021 8:38:00 AM EAT

Ajit Pawar said : “In spite of the poor financial condition, we have not reduced allocation to important departments like public health, home etc. The Central government has stopped MP fund for two or three years but we have increased MLA fund to Rs three crore,” External link

timesofindia Monday, February 8, 2021 2:10:00 AM EAT

Ajit Pawar said : “We waived of 50% of electricity bills, including interest and interest on recovery. Leader of Opposition Devendra Fadnavis should first urge the Centre to reduce fuel prices before pointing the finger at us,” External link

Hindu Friday, February 5, 2021 9:09:00 PM EAT

Ajit Pawar told : "If any suggestion comes, the chief minister and his cabinet colleagues will discuss and decide how to go about after discussion and the cabinet's decision will be final. We will take a decision after discussion," External link

news18 Thursday, February 4, 2021 12:57:00 PM EAT

Ajit Pawar added : "If there are doubts about holding other polls using EVMs, if there is any new technology and transparency can be ensured through it, then it must be thought about," External link

news18 Thursday, February 4, 2021 12:57:00 PM EAT

Ajit Pawar said ( about Chief Minister ) : “All party MPs must speak to the Union Finance Minister against the injustice meted out to Maharashtra,” External link

Hindu Monday, February 1, 2021 10:07:00 PM EAT

Ajit Pawar said : “Nasik and Nagpur Metro have been allotted ₹2,092 crore and ₹5,976 crore respectively, because elections will be held there soon. But no mention of other railway routes. Even the BJP leaders cannot congratulate the people of Maharashtra for this Budget,” External link

Hindu Monday, February 1, 2021 10:07:00 PM EAT

Ajit Pawar said : “The deputy CM of Karnataka has made this comment to please people of Karnataka, and it is best to ignore such baseless comments,” External link

timesofindia Friday, January 29, 2021 4:48:00 AM EAT

Ajit Pawar told : “Mumbai belongs to Maharashtra and will remain so. He (Savadi) might have made the statement to appease the people of his state,” External link

expressindia Friday, January 29, 2021 2:57:00 AM EAT

Ajit Pawar said : “The dispute has no relation with Mumbai at all. There is no logic in his demand about Mumbai. The Centre should intervene and find a way out when two states are involved in such an issue. The way out should be found sensibly and not in a one-sided manner,” External link

expressindia Friday, January 29, 2021 2:57:00 AM EAT

Ajit Pawar said : “Mumbai is part of Maharashtra and will remain so. There is no force that will separate Mumbai from the State,” External link

thehindu Thursday, January 28, 2021 10:30:00 PM EAT

Ajit Pawar said : “The administration should take initiative to inspire the healthcare workers to take Covid-19 vaccine as the rate of vaccination is low. The administration should take help of those who have taken the vaccine in sharing their experience of safety. If maximum people will take the vaccine soon, only then the pandemic will be effectively tackled,” External link

expressindia Friday, January 22, 2021 5:40:00 PM EAT

Ajit Pawar said : “An audit will be conducted to see if the structure, which is a special economic zone (SEZ), had all the required facilities in place. A team of experts will also determine the cause. A further probe will be launched if anything is found amiss in the audit,” External link

HindustanTimes Friday, January 22, 2021 2:29:00 PM EAT

Ajit Pawar told : “It will be premature to speculate over the reason behind the fire at this moment. We will know about it by Friday after an audit of the site by the officials concerned…,” External link

expressindia Thursday, January 21, 2021 10:12:00 PM EAT

Ajit Pawar said : “A neighbouring building is producing a rotavirus vaccine. Serum wanted to expand the production and hence was preparing the present site to house a lab. Prima facie, it appears that there was no loss to any laboratory. But I won’t be able to state anything with clarity because it’s too early,” External link

expressindia Thursday, January 21, 2021 10:12:00 PM EAT

Ajit Pawar said : “The expert team will inspecct the spot on Friday and send the report. Only after that, we will be able to say the real cause behind the fire. The team will visit each floor of the six- storey building,” External link

newindianexpress Thursday, January 21, 2021 9:00:00 PM EAT

Ajit Pawar said : “The authorities have called the kin of the victim and the dead bodies will be handed over to them. Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray is visiting this spot tomorrow and he will declare the help to the deceased families,” External link

newindianexpress Thursday, January 21, 2021 7:29:00 PM EAT

Ajit Pawar said : “The authorities have called the kin of the victim and the dead bodies will be handed over to them. Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray is visiting this spot tomorrow and he will declare the help to the deceased families,” External link

newindianexpress Thursday, January 21, 2021 7:29:00 PM EAT

Ajit Pawar said : “I have taken information regarding the blaze from the Pune Police Commissioner and have directed a thorough inquiry into the accident. Concerns are being expressed in the country and abroad regarding the safety of this project. However, I would like to clarify that as per information received, the Corona Preventive Vaccine Project is safe. At present, putting out the fire and controlling the damage caused by the blaze is top priority,” External link

thehindu Thursday, January 21, 2021 6:34:00 PM EAT

Ajit Pawar said : "I have taken information from the Pune Municipal Corporation about the incident and an instruction has been given to carry out a detailed probe into the incident," External link

HindustanTimes Thursday, January 21, 2021 5:08:00 PM EAT

Ajit Pawar said : “Directives have been issued to the Pune police commissioner for detailed investigation into the incident,” External link

HindustanTimes Thursday, January 21, 2021 5:08:00 PM EAT

Ajit Pawar said : “Efforts are underway to extinguish the fire at the SII’s Manjri plant. All concerned agencies in the city and the district administration are engaged in fire-fighting and relief work. I have taken information regarding the blaze from the Pune Police Commissioner and have directed a thorough inquiry into the accident. Concerns are being expressed in the country and abroad regarding the safety of this project. However, I would like to clarify that as per information received, the Corona Preventive Vaccine Project is safe. At present, putting out the fire and controlling the damage caused by the blaze is top priority,” External link

thehindu Thursday, January 21, 2021 5:00:00 PM EAT

Ajit Pawar said : "I have taken information from the Pune Municipal Corporation about the incident and an instruction has been given to carry out a detailed probe into the incident," External link

HindustanTimes Thursday, January 21, 2021 4:13:00 PM EAT

Ajit Pawar said : “Efforts are underway to extinguish the fire at the SII’s Manjri plant. All concerned agencies in the city and the district administration are engaged in fire-fighting and relief work. I have taken information regarding the blaze from the Pune Police Commissioner and have directed a thorough inquiry into the accident. Concerns are being expressed in the country and abroad regarding the safety of this project. However, I would like to clarify that as per information received, the Corona Preventive Vaccine Project is safe. At present, putting out the fire and controlling the damage caused by the blaze is top priority,” External link

Hindu Thursday, January 21, 2021 4:12:00 PM EAT

Ajit Pawar said : “Efforts are underway to extinguish the fire at the SII’s Manjri plant. All concerned agencies in the city and the district administration are engaged in fire-fighting and relief work. I have taken information regarding the blaze from the Pune Police Commissioner and have directed a thorough inquiry into the accident. Concerns are being expressed in the country and abroad regarding the safety of this project. However, I would like to clarify that as per information received, the Corona Preventive Vaccine Project is safe. At present, putting out the fire and controlling the damage caused by the blaze is top priority,” External link

thehindu Thursday, January 21, 2021 3:27:00 PM EAT

Ajit Pawar said : “Efforts to douse the fire at Serum Institute of India are going on war footing. The city and district administrations have been activated to help with the operation. Directives have been issued to the Pune Police commissioner (Amitabh Gupta) for a detailed investigation into the incident,” External link

HindustanTimes Thursday, January 21, 2021 3:25:00 PM EAT

Ajit Pawar said : “Efforts are underway to extinguish the fire at the SII’s Manjri plant. All concerned agencies in the city and the district administration are engaged in fire-fighting and relief work. I have taken information regarding the blaze from the Pune Police Commissioner and have directed a thorough inquiry into the accident. Concerns are being expressed in the country and abroad regarding the safety of this project. However, I would like to clarify that as per information received, the Corona Preventive Vaccine Project is safe. At present, putting out the fire and controlling the damage caused by the blaze is top priority,” External link

Hindu Thursday, January 21, 2021 3:10:00 PM EAT

Ajit Pawar said ( about Gram Panchayat ) : "As per inputs, the results of Gram Panchayat elections are good and are in favour of the MVA. Party workers of the Congress, Sena and NCP have clinched the victory. In most of these places, the Congress, NCP and Sena retained seats in their respective strongholds. I congratulate all these members for this success," External link

HindustanTimes Monday, January 18, 2021 3:51:00 PM EAT

Ajit Pawar told : "The incident is shocking and painful. State health minister Rajesh Tope has gone to Bhandara to take the stock of the situation," External link

timesofindia Saturday, January 9, 2021 2:35:00 PM EAT

Ajit Pawar said : "A detailed inquiry has been ordered into the incident and clear instructions have been given to conduct an audit of all hospitals that are equipped with neonatal intensive care units to prevent a repeat of such incidents," External link

timesofindia Saturday, January 9, 2021 2:35:00 PM EAT

Ajit Pawar said : “It’s a three-party government, and we have drafted a common minimum programme for the Maha Vikas Aghadi. Under such circumstances, it is possible an unexpected subject may come up for discussion. Senior leaders of the three parties will sit together and resolve the dispute,” External link

timesofindia Friday, January 8, 2021 5:36:00 AM EAT

Ajit Pawar said ( about Uddhav Thackeray ) : “There is a dispute over the Kanjurmarg land (identified by the MVA government for the Metro 3 car shed in place of Aarey). I am sure that since chief minister Uddhav Thackeray has stepped in, he will take a decision and resolve the dispute,” External link

timesofindia Friday, January 8, 2021 5:36:00 AM EAT

Ajit Pawar said : “This is a tripartite government and we have decided on a common minimum programme. Issues can arise as three parties are running the government. We will sit together and find a way out of it through talks,” External link

Hindu Thursday, January 7, 2021 11:26:00 PM EAT



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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

Ajit Pawar said : “Responsibility to control the disease in each hotspot area should be given to one senior officer,” External link

expressindia Sunday, February 21, 2021 5:27:00 PM EAT

Ajit Pawar said : “While no lockdown is being contemplated as yet, we will be strictly enforcing the rules until the cases come down. People must avoid large crowds in order to break the chain. This dropping of one’s guard is unacceptable,” External link

thehindu Sunday, February 21, 2021 4:12:00 PM EAT

Ajit Pawar said : “While no lockdown is being contemplated as yet, we will be strictly enforcing the rules until the cases come down. People must avoid large crowds in order to break the chain. This dropping of one’s guard is unacceptable,” External link

Hindu Sunday, February 21, 2021 2:28:00 PM EAT

Ajit Pawar said : “It has been observed that many people are not wearing face masks, nor are they maintaining social distancing at public places. This has by and large contributed to the rise in the number of Covid-19 cases, particularly after February 1,” External link

timesofindia Saturday, February 20, 2021 5:27:00 AM EAT

Ajit Pawar said : “I have called a meeting of senior government officers to review the Covid-19 situation. We will discuss the issue and accordingly take necessary decisions to check the spread of the infection,” External link

expressindia Friday, February 19, 2021 10:02:00 AM EAT

Ajit Pawar said : “The Central government also removed restrictions related to theatres and others; and the state also allowed local train services and state transport bus services, which cannot remain suspended for a very long time. Consequently, cases started rising,” External link

HindustanTimes Thursday, February 18, 2021 10:58:00 PM EAT

Ajit Pawar added : "The Covid 19 positive patients growth percentage is higher in these three districts. When people do not follow the rules, then lockdown is the only option," External link

newindianexpress Thursday, February 18, 2021 7:15:00 PM EAT

Ajit Pawar said : "But from February 1, positive cases started increasing in different areas (of the state). It is more evident in the Amravati division," External link

news18 Thursday, February 18, 2021 6:06:00 PM EAT

Ajit Pawar said : "But from February 1, positive cases started increasing in different areas (of the state). It is more evident in the Amravati division," External link

HindustanTimes Thursday, February 18, 2021 4:24:00 PM EAT

Ajit Pawar said : "But from February 1, positive cases started increasing in different areas (of the state). It is more evident in the Amravati division," External link

asianage Thursday, February 18, 2021 2:29:00 PM EAT

Ajit Pawar said : "We will take a decision after discussing it with the chief minister, cabinet and our colleagues. We will declare it in the Assembly," External link

HindustanTimes Thursday, February 18, 2021 1:22:00 PM EAT

Ajit Pawar said : “We had followed the due process of tendering and the bill amount was also paid as per our agreement signed with the private agency,” External link

expressindia Wednesday, February 17, 2021 12:31:00 AM EAT

Ajit Pawar told ( about Uddhav Thackeray ) : “While touring this morning I saw villagers and people at large were not using masks at all. It is very dangerous and will cost us dearly. Tomorrow (Tuesday), we will be discussing the rise in Covid cases with the chief minister (Uddhav Thackeray). Maybe we have to take some harsh decisions,” External link

HindustanTimes Monday, February 15, 2021 9:44:00 PM EAT

Ajit Pawar added : “Farmers should pay the pending bills so that this fund can be utilised for improving infrastructure in every district. The funds allocated last year for district planning committees in the eight district of Marathwada was Rs 1,865 crore. We will raise it to Rs 2,100 crore this year,” External link

financialexpress Monday, February 15, 2021 9:17:00 PM EAT

Ajit Pawar added : "Farmers should pay the pending bills so that this fund can be utilised for improving infrastructure in every district. The funds allocated last year for district planning committees in the eight district of Marathwada was Rs 1,865 crore. We will raise it to Rs 2,100 crore this year," External link

timesofindia Monday, February 15, 2021 7:16:00 PM EAT

Ajit Pawar added ( about Harsh Vardhan ) : “Union health minister Harsh Vardhan initially said the vaccine would be provided to all citizens. Later, he gave another statement saying that it would be provided to 3 crore people, mainly paramedical staff and defence forces. Then again, he stated that the vaccine would be given to 30 crore people. If you ask every state, they are of the opinion that the Centre should take the responsibility to provide vaccination to every citizen. I am sure that if all states collectively put forward the demand, the Center will have to accept,” External link

timesofindia Saturday, February 13, 2021 8:03:00 PM EAT

Ajit Pawar told : “The new site is better in terms of location as well as the quality of the surface area. It is much more convenient for landing and take-off of the planes,” External link

expressindia Saturday, February 13, 2021 6:03:00 PM EAT

Ajit Pawar said : “A while ago, MP Supriya Sule, Pune Collector and other elected representatives from the area as well as Air Marshal (Rtd) Bhushan Gokhale met Union Defence Minister Rajnath Singh over the issue and we are hoping to get an approval at the earliest,” External link

expressindia Saturday, February 13, 2021 6:03:00 PM EAT

Ajit Pawar said : "He later gave a statement that they will be providing vaccine to three crore people, including paramedical staff and security forces. And now, he has again given a statement that 30 crore people will be given the vaccine," "The health minister has been giving different statements, but if you ask the state government's opinion, every state feels that it is the Centre's responsibility to provide the vaccine," External link

newindianexpress Friday, February 12, 2021 5:04:00 PM EAT

Ajit Pawar said : "He later gave a statement that they will be providing vaccine to three crore people, including paramedical staff and security forces. And now, he has again given a statement that 30 crore people will be given the vaccine," "The health minister has been giving different statements, but if you ask the state government's opinion, every state feels that it is the Centre's responsibility to provide the vaccine," External link

economictimes Friday, February 12, 2021 3:37:00 PM EAT

Ajit Pawar said : “The premises where the blaze erupted was empty and work was going on there. It is a private institute and they are carrying out their audit. The government is also investigating. There is no other cause behind the fire other than short circuit,” External link

india Friday, February 12, 2021 3:18:00 PM EAT

Ajit Pawar said : “He later gave a statement that they will be providing vaccine to three crore people, including paramedical staff and security forces. And now, he has again given a statement that 30 crore people will be given the vaccine,” “The health minister has been giving different statements, but if you ask the state government’s opinion, every state feels that it is the Centre’s responsibility to provide the vaccine,” External link

india Friday, February 12, 2021 3:18:00 PM EAT

Ajit Pawar said : "He later gave a statement that they will be providing vaccine to three crore people, including paramedical staff and security forces. And now, he has again given a statement that 30 crore people will be given the vaccine," "The health minister has been giving different statements, but if you ask the state government's opinion, every state feels that it is the Centre's responsibility to provide the vaccine," External link

news18 Friday, February 12, 2021 2:24:00 PM EAT

Ajit Pawar said ( about Chief Minister ) : “He later gave a statement that they will be providing vaccine to three crore people, including paramedical staff and security forces. And now, he has again given a statement that 30 crore people will be given the vaccine,” “The Health Minister has been giving different statements, but if you ask the State government’s opinion, every State feels that it is the Centre’s responsibility to provide the vaccine,” External link

Hindu Friday, February 12, 2021 2:20:00 PM EAT

Ajit Pawar said : “Everything is fine with people in any party if they get the majority. But they start alleging that EVMs were manipulated if they get routed. EVMs are working fine. Work becomes paperless. What can I say... I have faith in EVMs,” External link

thehindu Thursday, February 11, 2021 9:22:00 PM EAT

Ajit Pawar said : “Everything is fine with people in any party if they get the majority. But they start alleging that EVMs were manipulated if they get routed. EVMs are working fine. Work becomes paperless. What can I say... I have faith in EVMs,” External link

Hindu Thursday, February 11, 2021 8:20:00 PM EAT

Ajit Pawar said : "it is a new information that has come to me from the media. We will check if something of that sort has happened. We will take decisions after doing so (examining the information)," External link

newindianexpress Thursday, February 11, 2021 6:20:00 PM EAT

Ajit Pawar said : "Everything is fine with people in any party if they get majority. But they start alleging that EVMs were managed if they get routed. EVMs are working fine. Work becomes paperless. What I can say, I have complete faith in EVMs," External link

newindianexpress Thursday, February 11, 2021 6:20:00 PM EAT

Ajit Pawar added : "There is absolutely no truth in it," External link

newindianexpress Thursday, February 11, 2021 6:20:00 PM EAT

Ajit Pawar told : "Congress government came to power in Rajasthan and Punjab even when elections took place through EVMs. What political parties generally do is, if a party wins with a huge mandate then everything is fine but as soon as any party loses elections they blame it on EVMs but I have complete faith in EVMs," External link

timesofindia Thursday, February 11, 2021 2:14:00 PM EAT

Ajit Pawar said : “There’s no such thing, EVM works fine. What can I say? I fully trust the EVMs,” External link

HindustanTimes Thursday, February 11, 2021 12:49:00 PM EAT

Ajit Pawar said : “The Maha Vikas Aghadi (MVA) government had prepared a list of 12 nominees in adherence to the Constitution. The list has been sent to the Governor. But Mr. Koshyari has not yet made a decision even after two months. He is expected to announce the names soon. So, I don't think he will let us go to court on this,” External link

thehindu Wednesday, February 10, 2021 11:51:00 PM EAT

Ajit Pawar said : “The state has sent the names of the 12 people after having it cleared from the cabinet. The governor has been explained the entire procedure,” “The governor will explain his position. (He won’t) let the (state) approach the courts,” External link

economictimes Wednesday, February 10, 2021 10:26:00 PM EAT

Ajit Pawar said : “The Maha Vikas Aghadi (MVA) government had prepared a list of 12 nominees in adherence to the Constitution. The list has been sent to the Governor. But Mr. Koshyari has not yet made a decision even after two months. He is expected to announce the names soon. So, I don't think he will let us go to court on this,” External link

Hindu Wednesday, February 10, 2021 10:25:00 PM EAT

Ajit Pawar said : “I don’t want the funds to lapse and hence, have asked all the guardian ministers and district collectors to spend the remaining amount on upgrade of rural government hospitals and primary health centres (PHCs),” External link

timesofindia Tuesday, February 9, 2021 4:00:00 AM EAT

Ajit Pawar said : “District planning committee (DPC) meetings should be held regularly, allocated funds should be utilized to the maximum extent possible, SC/ST funds must be spent fully, etc. are the parameters of performance,” External link

timesofindia Tuesday, February 9, 2021 4:00:00 AM EAT

Ajit Pawar told : "I will direct the state government to issue an order to allow the general body meeting of the PMC," External link

expressindia Tuesday, February 9, 2021 1:15:00 AM EAT

Ajit Pawar told : “I will direct the state government to issue an order to allow the general body meeting of the PMC,” External link

expressindia Tuesday, February 9, 2021 1:15:00 AM EAT

Ajit Pawar said : “I called a delegation of local protesters, who were raising slogans when I was meeting with officials. They complained that several works in the city had stopped due to lack of funds. I assured them that I will call a meeting of local people’s representatives in Mumbai and try to address the issues raised by them,” External link

expressindia Monday, February 8, 2021 10:06:00 PM EAT

Ajit Pawar told : “I will direct the state government to issue an order to allow the general body meeting of the PMC,” External link

expressindia Monday, February 8, 2021 12:18:00 PM EAT

Ajit Pawar said : “In spite of the financial condition, we have not reduced allocation to departments like public health, home etc,” External link

timesofindia Monday, February 8, 2021 8:38:00 AM EAT

Ajit Pawar said : “In spite of the poor financial condition, we have not reduced allocation to important departments like public health, home etc. The Central government has stopped MP fund for two or three years but we have increased MLA fund to Rs three crore,” External link

timesofindia Monday, February 8, 2021 2:10:00 AM EAT

Ajit Pawar said : “We waived of 50% of electricity bills, including interest and interest on recovery. Leader of Opposition Devendra Fadnavis should first urge the Centre to reduce fuel prices before pointing the finger at us,” External link

Hindu Friday, February 5, 2021 9:09:00 PM EAT

Ajit Pawar told : "If any suggestion comes, the chief minister and his cabinet colleagues will discuss and decide how to go about after discussion and the cabinet's decision will be final. We will take a decision after discussion," External link

news18 Thursday, February 4, 2021 12:57:00 PM EAT

Ajit Pawar added : "If there are doubts about holding other polls using EVMs, if there is any new technology and transparency can be ensured through it, then it must be thought about," External link

news18 Thursday, February 4, 2021 12:57:00 PM EAT

Ajit Pawar said ( about Chief Minister ) : “All party MPs must speak to the Union Finance Minister against the injustice meted out to Maharashtra,” External link

Hindu Monday, February 1, 2021 10:07:00 PM EAT

Ajit Pawar said : “Nasik and Nagpur Metro have been allotted ₹2,092 crore and ₹5,976 crore respectively, because elections will be held there soon. But no mention of other railway routes. Even the BJP leaders cannot congratulate the people of Maharashtra for this Budget,” External link

Hindu Monday, February 1, 2021 10:07:00 PM EAT

Ajit Pawar said : “The deputy CM of Karnataka has made this comment to please people of Karnataka, and it is best to ignore such baseless comments,” External link

timesofindia Friday, January 29, 2021 4:48:00 AM EAT

Ajit Pawar told : “Mumbai belongs to Maharashtra and will remain so. He (Savadi) might have made the statement to appease the people of his state,” External link

expressindia Friday, January 29, 2021 2:57:00 AM EAT

Ajit Pawar said : “The dispute has no relation with Mumbai at all. There is no logic in his demand about Mumbai. The Centre should intervene and find a way out when two states are involved in such an issue. The way out should be found sensibly and not in a one-sided manner,” External link

expressindia Friday, January 29, 2021 2:57:00 AM EAT

Ajit Pawar said : “Mumbai is part of Maharashtra and will remain so. There is no force that will separate Mumbai from the State,” External link

thehindu Thursday, January 28, 2021 10:30:00 PM EAT

Ajit Pawar said : “The administration should take initiative to inspire the healthcare workers to take Covid-19 vaccine as the rate of vaccination is low. The administration should take help of those who have taken the vaccine in sharing their experience of safety. If maximum people will take the vaccine soon, only then the pandemic will be effectively tackled,” External link

expressindia Friday, January 22, 2021 5:40:00 PM EAT

Ajit Pawar said : “An audit will be conducted to see if the structure, which is a special economic zone (SEZ), had all the required facilities in place. A team of experts will also determine the cause. A further probe will be launched if anything is found amiss in the audit,” External link

HindustanTimes Friday, January 22, 2021 2:29:00 PM EAT

Ajit Pawar told : “It will be premature to speculate over the reason behind the fire at this moment. We will know about it by Friday after an audit of the site by the officials concerned…,” External link

expressindia Thursday, January 21, 2021 10:12:00 PM EAT

Ajit Pawar said : “A neighbouring building is producing a rotavirus vaccine. Serum wanted to expand the production and hence was preparing the present site to house a lab. Prima facie, it appears that there was no loss to any laboratory. But I won’t be able to state anything with clarity because it’s too early,” External link

expressindia Thursday, January 21, 2021 10:12:00 PM EAT

Ajit Pawar said : “The expert team will inspecct the spot on Friday and send the report. Only after that, we will be able to say the real cause behind the fire. The team will visit each floor of the six- storey building,” External link

newindianexpress Thursday, January 21, 2021 9:00:00 PM EAT

Ajit Pawar said : “The authorities have called the kin of the victim and the dead bodies will be handed over to them. Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray is visiting this spot tomorrow and he will declare the help to the deceased families,” External link

newindianexpress Thursday, January 21, 2021 7:29:00 PM EAT

Ajit Pawar said : “The authorities have called the kin of the victim and the dead bodies will be handed over to them. Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray is visiting this spot tomorrow and he will declare the help to the deceased families,” External link

newindianexpress Thursday, January 21, 2021 7:29:00 PM EAT

Ajit Pawar said : “I have taken information regarding the blaze from the Pune Police Commissioner and have directed a thorough inquiry into the accident. Concerns are being expressed in the country and abroad regarding the safety of this project. However, I would like to clarify that as per information received, the Corona Preventive Vaccine Project is safe. At present, putting out the fire and controlling the damage caused by the blaze is top priority,” External link

thehindu Thursday, January 21, 2021 6:34:00 PM EAT

Ajit Pawar said : "I have taken information from the Pune Municipal Corporation about the incident and an instruction has been given to carry out a detailed probe into the incident," External link

HindustanTimes Thursday, January 21, 2021 5:08:00 PM EAT

Ajit Pawar said : “Directives have been issued to the Pune police commissioner for detailed investigation into the incident,” External link

HindustanTimes Thursday, January 21, 2021 5:08:00 PM EAT

Ajit Pawar said : “Efforts are underway to extinguish the fire at the SII’s Manjri plant. All concerned agencies in the city and the district administration are engaged in fire-fighting and relief work. I have taken information regarding the blaze from the Pune Police Commissioner and have directed a thorough inquiry into the accident. Concerns are being expressed in the country and abroad regarding the safety of this project. However, I would like to clarify that as per information received, the Corona Preventive Vaccine Project is safe. At present, putting out the fire and controlling the damage caused by the blaze is top priority,” External link

thehindu Thursday, January 21, 2021 5:00:00 PM EAT

Ajit Pawar said : "I have taken information from the Pune Municipal Corporation about the incident and an instruction has been given to carry out a detailed probe into the incident," External link

HindustanTimes Thursday, January 21, 2021 4:13:00 PM EAT

Ajit Pawar said : “Efforts are underway to extinguish the fire at the SII’s Manjri plant. All concerned agencies in the city and the district administration are engaged in fire-fighting and relief work. I have taken information regarding the blaze from the Pune Police Commissioner and have directed a thorough inquiry into the accident. Concerns are being expressed in the country and abroad regarding the safety of this project. However, I would like to clarify that as per information received, the Corona Preventive Vaccine Project is safe. At present, putting out the fire and controlling the damage caused by the blaze is top priority,” External link

Hindu Thursday, January 21, 2021 4:12:00 PM EAT

Ajit Pawar said : “Efforts are underway to extinguish the fire at the SII’s Manjri plant. All concerned agencies in the city and the district administration are engaged in fire-fighting and relief work. I have taken information regarding the blaze from the Pune Police Commissioner and have directed a thorough inquiry into the accident. Concerns are being expressed in the country and abroad regarding the safety of this project. However, I would like to clarify that as per information received, the Corona Preventive Vaccine Project is safe. At present, putting out the fire and controlling the damage caused by the blaze is top priority,” External link

thehindu Thursday, January 21, 2021 3:27:00 PM EAT

Ajit Pawar said : “Efforts to douse the fire at Serum Institute of India are going on war footing. The city and district administrations have been activated to help with the operation. Directives have been issued to the Pune Police commissioner (Amitabh Gupta) for a detailed investigation into the incident,” External link

HindustanTimes Thursday, January 21, 2021 3:25:00 PM EAT

Ajit Pawar said : “Efforts are underway to extinguish the fire at the SII’s Manjri plant. All concerned agencies in the city and the district administration are engaged in fire-fighting and relief work. I have taken information regarding the blaze from the Pune Police Commissioner and have directed a thorough inquiry into the accident. Concerns are being expressed in the country and abroad regarding the safety of this project. However, I would like to clarify that as per information received, the Corona Preventive Vaccine Project is safe. At present, putting out the fire and controlling the damage caused by the blaze is top priority,” External link

Hindu Thursday, January 21, 2021 3:10:00 PM EAT

Ajit Pawar said ( about Gram Panchayat ) : "As per inputs, the results of Gram Panchayat elections are good and are in favour of the MVA. Party workers of the Congress, Sena and NCP have clinched the victory. In most of these places, the Congress, NCP and Sena retained seats in their respective strongholds. I congratulate all these members for this success," External link

HindustanTimes Monday, January 18, 2021 3:51:00 PM EAT

Ajit Pawar told : "The incident is shocking and painful. State health minister Rajesh Tope has gone to Bhandara to take the stock of the situation," External link

timesofindia Saturday, January 9, 2021 2:35:00 PM EAT

Ajit Pawar said : "A detailed inquiry has been ordered into the incident and clear instructions have been given to conduct an audit of all hospitals that are equipped with neonatal intensive care units to prevent a repeat of such incidents," External link

timesofindia Saturday, January 9, 2021 2:35:00 PM EAT

Ajit Pawar said : “It’s a three-party government, and we have drafted a common minimum programme for the Maha Vikas Aghadi. Under such circumstances, it is possible an unexpected subject may come up for discussion. Senior leaders of the three parties will sit together and resolve the dispute,” External link

timesofindia Friday, January 8, 2021 5:36:00 AM EAT

Ajit Pawar said ( about Uddhav Thackeray ) : “There is a dispute over the Kanjurmarg land (identified by the MVA government for the Metro 3 car shed in place of Aarey). I am sure that since chief minister Uddhav Thackeray has stepped in, he will take a decision and resolve the dispute,” External link

timesofindia Friday, January 8, 2021 5:36:00 AM EAT

Ajit Pawar said : “This is a tripartite government and we have decided on a common minimum programme. Issues can arise as three parties are running the government. We will sit together and find a way out of it through talks,” External link

Hindu Thursday, January 7, 2021 11:26:00 PM EAT



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