Ajit Pawar

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Ajit Pawar said : "Let the polls take place at any time, NCP workers should not stay behind. The workers should be ready," External link

timesofindia Sunday, August 7, 2022 10:35:00 AM EAT

Ajit Pawar said : “What sort of functioning is this? The state government has handed over powers to commissioners and other officers then why don’t you two (Eknath Shinde and Devendra Fadnavis) hand over your powers to the chief secretary and go back home,” External link

HindustanTimes Sunday, August 7, 2022 9:17:00 AM EAT

Ajit Pawar mocked : “Even after a month, there is no sign of the Cabinet expansion. What is the reason for this delay? Are they not getting a ‘green signal’ from Delhi, or are they having problems adjusting the aspirations of all the MLAs in the new government?” External link

Hindu Wednesday, August 3, 2022 2:49:00 AM EAT

Ajit Pawar said : “If the head of the government breaks rules in this manner, then what can the Commissioner of Police or the Superintendent of Police do?” External link

Hindu Wednesday, August 3, 2022 2:49:00 AM EAT

Ajit Pawar said : “Many people got notices from the Income Tax, ED, and the Central Bureau of Investigation. Only Raut will be able to tell why the probe agency (ED) wants to investigate him repeatedly,” External link

news18 Monday, August 1, 2022 4:58:00 AM EAT

Ajit Pawar said : “Many people got notices from the Income Tax, ED, and the Central Bureau of Investigation. Only Raut will be able to tell why the probe agency (ED) wants to investigate him repeatedly,” External link

news18 Sunday, July 31, 2022 4:14:00 PM EAT

Ajit Pawar said : “Crops on more than 65,000 hectares have been damaged and over one lakh farmers have been affected by the floods in Chandrapur district. Over 11,500 people from 3,000 families were evacuated,” External link

timesofindia Friday, July 29, 2022 4:16:00 PM EAT

Ajit Pawar said : “I asked them when you will expand the cabinet, and I got a reply that very soon it will be done. It’s very important that a full team is deployed to help people,” External link

timesofindia Thursday, July 28, 2022 2:53:00 AM EAT

Ajit Pawar said : “I have heard that CM Shinde might go to Delhi tonight,” External link

timesofindia Thursday, July 28, 2022 2:53:00 AM EAT

Ajit Pawar said : "Indeed, it's shocking. Shinde has reversed most of the decisions taken by the erstwhile MVA government. Shinde himself was a key part of the MVA government. We feel that government is a continuous process. In democratic process, no one is permanent. Under such circumstances, reversing decisions is not expected. Developmental works across the state have come to a grinding halt," External link

timesofindia Tuesday, July 26, 2022 1:32:00 PM EAT

Ajit Pawar said : "In several villages affected by heavy rain, the government machinery has not reached. In the absence of administrative orders, bureaucrats and officials are not taking any decisions. As a result, farmers are left high and dry. It is for the first time that many farmers have committed suicide following a wet drought. We demand that the state government set aside existing norms and extend financial assistance to the farmers. When we were in power, we had set side state disaster relief fund rules and reached out to farmers," External link

timesofindia Tuesday, July 26, 2022 1:32:00 PM EAT

Ajit Pawar said : “The cabinet has not expanded, leaving no guardian ministers for districts affected by floods. The elected representatives have nothing but legislative session to pose their questions. If this government has total majority in the house, why is no session being held? It should be held immediately,” External link

expressindia Monday, July 25, 2022 8:37:00 PM EAT

Ajit Pawar said ( about Uddhav Thackeray ) : "It is the victory of honest efforts of the MVA to safeguard OBC quota. We succeeded in securing this victory with the support of then chief minister Uddhav Thackeray and other cabinet colleagues," External link

newindianexpress Thursday, July 21, 2022 12:02:00 AM EAT

Ajit Pawar said : “The Supreme Court order is a victory of honest efforts put forward by the Maha Vikas Aghadi government,” External link

expressindia Wednesday, July 20, 2022 4:12:00 PM EAT

Ajit Pawar said : “Ordering a stay on everything is not ideal example of governance. Governments change but projects should continue. There are examples where funds allocated in the last fiscal, too, have been stayed. Why are you punishing the people for whom these projects have been planned?” External link

expressindia Monday, July 18, 2022 10:45:00 PM EAT

Ajit Pawar said : "The reduction is meagre. I don't think it will make any difference to people's monthly budget," External link

business-standard Friday, July 15, 2022 12:07:00 AM EAT

Ajit Pawar said : "During the flood and rainy season, guardian ministers should be there in districts, coordinating relief measures with the district administration," External link

business-standard Friday, July 15, 2022 12:07:00 AM EAT

Ajit Pawar said : “Of the 39 Sena MLAs who are now with them, how many of them will get ministries? Even the BJP MLAs are worried,” External link

timesofindia Monday, July 4, 2022 6:03:00 AM EAT

Ajit Pawar said : “Do not thump the bench, your ministerial berth is not finalised,” External link

HindustanTimes Monday, July 4, 2022 3:35:00 AM EAT

Ajit Pawar said : “Of the 39 Sena MLAs who are now with them, how many of them will get ministries? Even the BJP MLAs are worried,” External link

timesofindia Sunday, July 3, 2022 11:46:00 PM EAT

Ajit Pawar said : "So Shive Sena plus NCP plus Congress together, we have a majority," External link

HindustanTimes Friday, June 24, 2022 1:49:00 PM EAT

Ajit Pawar said ( about Ajit Pawar ) : “Ajit Pawar may have said what he said looking at the situation in the state. Eknath Shinde ’s hand was visible here in the state as MLAs disappeared. While Ajit may know what is happening in the state, I know better as to what is happening in Gujarat and Assam,” “I came across an interview with Eknath Shinde where he has said that a national party is willing to extend support to him. Let me read out the names of national parties in India as listed by the ECI. They are the BJP, BSP, CPI, CPM, TMC and the NCP. Do you think any of these parties other than the BJP would support this rebellion,” External link

expressindia Thursday, June 23, 2022 9:43:00 PM EAT

Ajit Pawar said ( about Uddhav Thackeray ) : "We will do all we can to save the alliance government. I spoke to Uddhav Thackeray over the phone (about the political crisis)," External link

newindianexpress Thursday, June 23, 2022 6:57:00 PM EAT

Ajit Pawar said : "The fate of the MVA government will be decided in the Assembly, not in Guwahati (where the rebels are camping). The MVA will prove its majority on the floor of the House," External link

newindianexpress Thursday, June 23, 2022 6:57:00 PM EAT

Ajit Pawar said ( about Ajit Pawar ) : "Ajit Pawar may have said so because he does not know BJP leaders from outside Maharashtra. I know them. Even Eknath Shinde has said a national party has assured him of all assistance," External link

newindianexpress Thursday, June 23, 2022 6:57:00 PM EAT

Ajit Pawar said : "We will do all we can to save the alliance government," External link

business-standard Thursday, June 23, 2022 6:25:00 PM EAT

Ajit Pawar said ( about Uddhav Thackeray ) : "We will do all we can to save the alliance government. I spoke to Uddhav Thackeray over the phone (about the political crisis)," External link

newindianexpress Thursday, June 23, 2022 5:26:00 PM EAT

Ajit Pawar said : “The Congress, NCP and Shiv Sena have two candidates each in Council polls. We are working to ensure all six MVA candidates win the polls,” External link

expressindia Monday, June 20, 2022 4:49:00 AM EAT

Ajit Pawar told : “Lacuna, if any, can be removed to ensure that the scheme is beneficial to all,” External link

news18 Friday, June 17, 2022 7:01:00 AM EAT

Ajit Pawar told : "Lacuna, if any, can be removed to ensure that the scheme is beneficial to all," External link

business-standard Friday, June 17, 2022 5:50:00 AM EAT

Ajit Pawar told : "Lacuna, if any, can be removed to ensure that the scheme is beneficial to all," External link

newindianexpress Thursday, June 16, 2022 8:43:00 PM EAT

Ajit Pawar told : "Lacuna, if any, can be removed to ensure that the scheme is beneficial to all," External link

nampa Thursday, June 16, 2022 6:45:00 PM EAT

Ajit Pawar told : “If Covid-19 cases continue to increase rapidly, the state government will have to reconsider imposing some guidelines,” External link

india Wednesday, June 8, 2022 7:54:00 PM EAT

Ajit Pawar said : “The outstanding dues under GST compensation pending with the Centre stood at 29,647 crore of which we got 14,145 crore. The balance amount of 15,502 crore is still pending with the Central government. It was promised by the Centre to compensate the states for the revenue loss resulting from the abolition of all the remaining taxes,” External link

HindustanTimes Thursday, June 2, 2022 5:27:00 PM EAT

Ajit Pawar said : “The use of face masks will have to be made mandatory if the number of coronavirus cases continues to grow,” External link

india Thursday, June 2, 2022 5:05:00 PM EAT

Ajit Pawar said : “The GST compensation funds would be utilised for developmental works undertaken by the state government. There are schemes which are undertaken to reach out to the needy and poor which would require funds,” External link

expressindia Wednesday, June 1, 2022 1:02:00 PM EAT

Ajit Pawar said ( about Anil Parab ) : "Central investigation agencies have the right (to search and raid) but they should not be misused. I don't know why this action has been taken against state minister Anil Parab. All I want to say is that action should be held in a transparent manner," External link

business-standard Thursday, May 26, 2022 12:16:00 PM EAT

Ajit Pawar said ( about Income Tax ) : “The Income Tax also raided the homes of my relatives. While Central and State agencies have the authority to probe anything they want, the expectation is that they should not misuse their powers. All such raids ought to be carried out in a transparent manner and without any political angle” External link

thehindu Thursday, May 26, 2022 10:58:00 AM EAT

Ajit Pawar said : "They set out on a 40-day journey today. We flagged it from here. They will go to 27 jails and meet inmates," External link

Hindu Thursday, May 19, 2022 2:11:00 PM EAT

Ajit Pawar said : “He is a responsible politician; and he should make statements carefully. It appears that somehow, he is keen to grab the headlines. Let him do it, we will work for the MVA,” External link

timesofindia Tuesday, May 17, 2022 4:50:00 AM EAT

Ajit Pawar said ( about Nana Patole ) : “First, he was in Congress, then he joined BJP and again rejoined Congress. Patole too stabbed BJP in the back before joining Congress,” External link

timesofindia Tuesday, May 17, 2022 4:50:00 AM EAT

Ajit Pawar said ( about Nana Patole ) : "Nana's statement is ridiculous. You all know he joined the Congress (again) after quitting the BJP. So should the BJP allege that he backstabbed it?" External link

timesofindia Thursday, May 12, 2022 4:19:00 PM EAT

Ajit Pawar said : "The person who brought up the issue of loudspeakers had once announced an agitation against toll tax on highways and said the toll collection would be stopped. A protest to that effect was held on the Pune-Mumbai highway, but nothing materialised out of it. It went on for a couple of days, but nothing happened," External link

economictimes Friday, May 6, 2022 4:14:00 PM EAT

Ajit Pawar said : "The person who brought up the issue of loudspeakers had once announced an agitation against toll tax on highways and said the toll collection would be stopped. A protest to that effect was held on the Pune-Mumbai highway, but nothing materialised out of it. It went on for a couple of days, but nothing happened," External link

economictimes Friday, May 6, 2022 4:14:00 PM EAT

Ajit Pawar said : “The government runs as per the law. This dictatorship of giving ultimatums will not work here. You can issue such threats inside your house. But we will work as permissible by the law,” External link

Hindu Thursday, May 5, 2022 5:39:00 PM EAT

Ajit Pawar said : "While we are celebrating 62 years of formation of Maharashtra, we regret that the Marathi-speaking villages in Bidar, Bhalki, Belgaum, Karwar, Nippani and other places in Karnataka could not be merged with Maharashtra. The citizens of Maharashtra and its government are with their fight to be part of Maharashtra. I assure that we would keep supporting their fight till these villages become part of Maharashtra," External link

timesofindia Monday, May 2, 2022 2:07:00 PM EAT

Ajit Pawar said : “While we are celebrating 62 years of formation of Maharashtra, we regret that the Marathi-speaking villages in Bidar, Bhalki, Belgaum, Karwar, Nippani and other places in Karnataka could not be merged with Maharashtra. The citizens of Maharashtra and its government are with their fight to be part of Maharashtra. I assure that we would keep supporting their fight till these villages become part of Maharashtra,” External link

news18 Monday, May 2, 2022 10:09:00 AM EAT

Ajit Pawar said : "While we are celebrating 62 years of formation of Maharashtra, we regret that the Marathi-speaking villages in Bidar, Bhalki, Belgaum, Karwar, Nippani and other places in Karnataka could not be merged with Maharashtra. The citizens of Maharashtra and its government are with their fight to be part of Maharashtra. I assure that we would keep supporting their fight till these villages become part of Maharashtra," External link

HindustanTimes Sunday, May 1, 2022 8:59:00 AM EAT

Ajit Pawar said : “some people are trying to spoil the good atmosphere” External link

dnaindia Tuesday, April 26, 2022 5:46:00 AM EAT

Ajit Pawar said : “There are few people working to disrupt the nature of the country. We celebrate all festivals but what is the point of reading Hanuman Chalisa at Matoshree,” External link

HindustanTimes Monday, April 25, 2022 9:10:00 PM EAT

Ajit Pawar said : “When police tell us not to visit a place for safety reasons, we avoid it. Ranas didn’t follow the advice and hence the action will follow. What happened in Mumbai was because their leader’s house was being targeted. Ranas would have recited Hanuman Chalisa at their home too” External link

timesofindia Monday, April 25, 2022 7:35:00 AM EAT

Ajit Pawar said : “When police tell not to visit a place for safety reasons, we avoid it. Ranas didn’t follow the advice and hence action will follow” External link

timesofindia Monday, April 25, 2022 2:00:00 AM EAT

Ajit Pawar said : “As per law, there is no hurdle in conducting elections for MSCB. The bank is performing well under the leadership of the administrator. As of now, we are not in a hurry to conduct elections,” External link

HindustanTimes Saturday, April 23, 2022 3:29:00 PM EAT

Ajit Pawar said : “We will be taking a review of the power department every week and the cabinet has already given its approval for buying power from the open market,” External link

timesofindia Saturday, April 23, 2022 3:10:00 AM EAT

Ajit Pawar said : “We did not bring politics in cooperative banks and kept him on the same post,” External link

HindustanTimes Friday, April 22, 2022 7:53:00 PM EAT

Ajit Pawar added : "Coal supply to several states is insufficient. Maharashtra is also not getting enough supply and that is why we have taken a decision to import coal to some extent from outside the country. Besides that, efforts are being made to get one coal mine allocated for Maharashtra State Power Generation Company Limited (Mahagenco)...Energy Minister Nitin Raut is working on it," External link

business-standard Friday, April 22, 2022 4:02:00 PM EAT

Ajit Pawar added : "Coal supply to several states is insufficient. Maharashtra is also not getting enough supply and that is why we have taken a decision to import coal to some extent from outside the country. Besides that, efforts are being made to get one coal mine allocated for Maharashtra State Power Generation Company Limited (Mahagenco)...Energy Minister Nitin Raut is working on it," External link

newindianexpress Friday, April 22, 2022 12:14:00 PM EAT

Ajit Pawar said : "India is a country where unity in diversity can be seen and here people of all religions, regions and castes live together and celebrate each others' festivals with great enthusiasm," External link

HindustanTimes Saturday, April 16, 2022 9:02:00 PM EAT

Ajit Pawar said : “This attack is a failure of police system. How did media know about the attack and the police were clueless? It is also inexplicable as workers who celebrated court verdict a day ago protested a day after,” External link

Hindu Saturday, April 9, 2022 7:41:00 PM EAT

Ajit Pawar said : "The Maharashtra of Shahu, Phule, Ambedkar cannot afford the speeches made to please someone keeping eye on elections," External link

newindianexpress Thursday, April 7, 2022 2:01:00 PM EAT

Ajit Pawar told : "I do not want to impose more taxes. Rather, we (Maharashtra government) reduced tax on gas. With the state, the centre should also reduce the tax. The central government imposes more tax than the state and it should reconsider this," External link

HindustanTimes Thursday, April 7, 2022 1:30:00 PM EAT

Ajit Pawar said : “The Maharashtra of Shahu, Phule, Ambedkar cannot afford the speeches made to please someone keeping eye on elections,” External link

expressindia Thursday, April 7, 2022 12:28:00 PM EAT

Ajit Pawar stated ( about Raj Thackeray ) : “Making inflammatory speeches of this kind will not solve people’s problems. Despite ordinary people living in harmony, some leaders are deliberately trying to disrupt the peace…even his [Raj Thackeray’s] own corporators are raising objections at this speech and are saying that such statements will hamper their chances of winning the civic polls,” External link

thehindu Wednesday, April 6, 2022 6:38:00 PM EAT

Ajit Pawar said ( about Chief Minister ) : “I have no information about the meeting…I can comment only when I get some information, but the country’s Prime Minister and the leader of a national party can meet to discuss development issues. There are some important issues on which discussion is required…they must have taken those up. Both are big leaders, I don’t know what they discussed,” External link

expressindia Wednesday, April 6, 2022 2:03:00 PM EAT

Ajit Pawar added : "What happened in UP recently? Election results were different because of different reasons. But in Lakhimpur Kheri, where farmers were killed....farmers were protesting on the borders of UP, but no one came to solve their issues. Many things happened under the Yogi government and if he (Raj Thackeray) is praising that government then I don't want to say anything. Under (Chief Minister) Uddhav Thackeray's guidance this won't happen," External link

timesofindia Sunday, April 3, 2022 2:00:00 PM EAT

Ajit Pawar said : “I have travelled by tram and local trains. Metro will soon become the lifeline of Mumbai. ” External link

timesofindia Sunday, April 3, 2022 8:28:00 AM EAT

Ajit Pawar said : “The government has decided to reduce the VAT on CNG from 13.5 per cent to three per cent. The reduction in the VAT on CNG was effected to benefit the common man who uses autorickshaws and taxis,” External link

expressindia Friday, April 1, 2022 2:56:00 PM EAT

Ajit Pawar added ( about Rashtrapati Bhavan ) : "Due to the relaxation of these rules, the party has now decided to resume the Janta Darbar at Rashtrapati Bhavan, Mumbai," External link

economictimes Friday, April 1, 2022 10:10:00 AM EAT

Ajit Pawar told : “The decision was criticized by the people, especially on social media after which Pawar saheb (NCP chief) reacted to it. Nana Patole (state Congress chief) also cleared his party’s stand. The chief minister will take a decision. However, if a decision is creating any misunderstanding then it may be rolled back. I cannot confirm this yet but it may not happen,” External link

HindustanTimes Thursday, March 31, 2022 8:53:00 PM EAT

Ajit Pawar said : “The decision sent a wrong message among people at large because of a misunderstanding. It appeared that the state will be giving the flats for free which is not true. No house will be given for free to legislators. They will have to pay the price of the flat determined by Mhada,” External link

HindustanTimes Thursday, March 31, 2022 8:53:00 PM EAT

Ajit Pawar said : "I will be giving some funds everywhere in Maharashtra and while doing so I will also allocate funds here (in Baramati). You need not be doubtful about it. As you know, the waiter serves little extra food to those who are near to him," External link

timesofindia Sunday, March 27, 2022 9:38:00 PM EAT

Ajit Pawar said : “Maharashtra has a legacy of greats like Yashwantrao Chavan, who treated political opponents gracefully. We may be ideologically different but have always maintained cordial family relations. It’s time that both sides calm down and stop things from going out of control,” External link

thehindu Saturday, March 26, 2022 6:28:00 PM EAT

Ajit Pawar said : “Uddhav ji went there as the Shiv Sena chief. Since the beginning, Sena has celebrated according to the tithi... We have a statue of Shivaji Maharaj in the Vidhan Bhavan complex, those who want to garland can do so. It is better than garlanding a photo,” External link

HindustanTimes Monday, March 21, 2022 7:48:00 PM EAT

Ajit Pawar said : “As against the sanctioned cost of Rs 18,500 crore, Rs 14,251 crore has already been spent on the project,” External link

expressindia Saturday, March 19, 2022 5:53:00 PM EAT

Ajit Pawar said ( about Balasaheb Thackeray ) : "Solar Energy Fencing Scheme will be implemented in all sensitive villages in the state so as to avoid loss of crops by wild animals. The government intends to conduct the country's first experiment to display wildlife from the African continent. For this, an African safari is proposed at Balasaheb Thackeray Gorewada International Zoo. It is estimated to cost Rs 100 crores. A leopard safari is proposed in a 90-hectare forest area of the Pune forest department. It is expected to cost Rs 60 crore. For the year 2022-23, an outlay of Rs 347 crores has been proposed for Revenue Department and Rs 1,995 crores for forest department for programmed expenditure," External link

timesofindia Saturday, March 12, 2022 11:18:00 PM EAT

Ajit Pawar said : “Though the economy has slowed down, the government intends to revive the economy through Panchasutri of Development Programme. This expenditure and expenditure on welfare schemes being inevitable, ensuing deficit, may be viewed favourably,” External link

news18 Saturday, March 12, 2022 8:18:00 AM EAT

Ajit Pawar said : “The state government will bear 80% of the burden,” External link

expressindia Saturday, March 12, 2022 3:33:00 AM EAT

Ajit Pawar said : “The 125th commemoration of Krantijyoti Savitribai Phule took place on March 10. The Phule couple’s residence ‘Phulewada’ is in Ganjpeth in Pune city. The MVA government will provide Rs 100 crore this year for the expansion of the monument, which is a state-protected heritage site,” External link

expressindia Saturday, March 12, 2022 3:33:00 AM EAT

Ajit Pawar said : “Though the economy has slowed down, the government intends to revive the economy through Panchasutri of Development Programme. This expenditure and expenditure on welfare schemes being inevitable, ensuing deficit, may be viewed favourably,” External link

expressindia Saturday, March 12, 2022 3:33:00 AM EAT

Ajit Pawar said : “Environment-friendly natural gas is largely used for domestic piped gas and CNG-powered motor vehicles, autorickshaws, taxis and private vehicles. It is proposed to reduce the rate of VAT on natural gas from 13.5 per cent to 3 per cent to encourage the use of environment-friendly natural gas and to provide relief to the people,” External link

expressindia Saturday, March 12, 2022 3:33:00 AM EAT

Ajit Pawar said : "In last year's budget, I had announced that construction of Rewas to Reddy Coastal Highway will be undertaken. Now a tender has been floated for a large four-lane creek bridge costing Rs. 897.70 crore with a length of 2 km over Dharamtar creek connecting Rewas and Karanja on this highway. An outlay of Rs. 500 crore is proposed for the acquisition of about 1,100 hectares of land for the work of this coastal highway," External link

timesofindia Friday, March 11, 2022 9:56:00 PM EAT

Ajit Pawar said : "Bhaucha Dhakka to Belapur waterways service is now operational. To make rates for this service affordable to all, I am declaring the tax waiver," External link

timesofindia Friday, March 11, 2022 9:56:00 PM EAT

Ajit Pawar said : “I am completely waiving off the arrears in cases where arrears are 10,000 or less per year as per any statutory order passed under the various tax laws implemented by the department. As a result, small dealers will benefit in almost one lakh cases,” “Dealers having arrears as on the 1st April 2022 up to 10 lakhs or less as raised in the statutory orders will have the option to pay a lump sum amount of 20 percent of the total arrears instead of calculating the amounts payable on account of undisputed tax, disputed tax, interest, penalty as per the proportions provided in the Scheme. On payment of a lump-sum amount of 20 percent, the waiver will be granted to the remaining 80 percent of the arrears. As a result, medium dealers will be benefited in almost 2.20 lakh cases” External link

HindustanTimes Friday, March 11, 2022 8:03:00 PM EAT

Ajit Pawar said : “To give impetus to the gold and silver jewellery industry, refineries and exports and to generate employment in the state and curb tax evasion, it is proposed to waive the current stamp duty of 0.1 percent levied under the Maharashtra Stamp Act on gold-silver delivery order documents imported into the state of Maharashtra. Due to the above tax concession, there will be a revenue shortfall of around 100 crore,” External link

HindustanTimes Friday, March 11, 2022 8:03:00 PM EAT

Ajit Pawar said : “Our major thrust is on the spending on the capital expenditure and social sector so that more liquidity is pump into the market giving a boost to the Gross Domestic Product (GDP). We have spent 63,000 crore on capital expenditure in FY 21-22, by borrowing 90,000 crore. The improved revenue generation over last year’s generation helped us in increasing the expenditure by over 1 lakh crore in a year. We restricted our borrowings to 3.5% of the SGDP, despite having reduced the revenue receipts due to the Covid-19 pandemic,” External link

HindustanTimes Friday, March 11, 2022 8:03:00 PM EAT

Ajit Pawar said ( about Balasaheb Thackeray ) : “Hinduhrudaysamrat Balasaheb Thackeray Maharashtra Samruddhi Highway will be extended from Nagpur to Bhandara-Gondia and Nagpur to Gadchiroli,” External link

HindustanTimes Friday, March 11, 2022 8:03:00 PM EAT

Ajit Pawar said : “Value Added Tax on CNG and Piped Natural Gas to be reduced from 13.5 per cent to 3 per cent,” External link

financialexpress Friday, March 11, 2022 3:26:00 PM EAT

Ajit Pawar said : “In recent times, a lot of things have taken place in the state. I want to bring to the notice of the prime minister that unnecessary statements are coming from those holding important posts. These statements are not acceptable to Maharashtra… Mahatma Jyotiba Phule and Savitribai Phule laid the foundation of girls education in the country from the city. We all have to take forward their rich legacy of reforms. We should carry it forward by not keeping any animosity about anyone and bringing politics into development,” External link

expressindia Tuesday, March 8, 2022 7:48:00 AM EAT

Ajit Pawar insisted : “The state government wasted a year in blaming the Centre. They had a year to prepare the empirical data but failed to do so. The government is not serious about OBC political quota. There is widespread unrest in the community due to the carelessness of the government. Maharashtra has a huge OBC population. What is the government’s plan?” External link

HindustanTimes Friday, March 4, 2022 12:48:00 PM EAT

Ajit Pawar said : “In the earlier meeting with the authorities, I had told them, the Swargate-Pimpri route can be expanded till Katraj and the route was given approval. In the route expansion, there is the share of corporations and state and centre governments. The state government is ready to fund its share. The Centre should play its part, and the corporation (PMC) will play its part,” External link

HindustanTimes Saturday, February 26, 2022 8:00:00 PM EAT

Ajit Pawar said : “We have established contacts with 366 people. We are working closely with the Central government to bring back everyone safely,” External link

HindustanTimes Saturday, February 26, 2022 7:13:00 PM EAT

Ajit Pawar said : “As far as expenses of these evacuations are concerned, the centre takes the primary responsibility. But if they don’t, the state will have to bear the expenses of evacuation for citizens from our state. In any case, we will take responsibility of taking students arrived at Mumbai and Delhi airports to their home towns,” External link

HindustanTimes Saturday, February 26, 2022 7:13:00 PM EAT

Ajit Pawar added : "Apart from them, around 240 students from different states will land in Mumbai this afternoon. We have also opened a counter at the Mumbai airport. The state government will provide help to these students to reach their respective places," External link

newindianexpress Saturday, February 26, 2022 10:39:00 AM EAT

Ajit Pawar said : “We all are on the same page with regards to the reservation to the Maratha community. We (state government) had also formed a commission for that purpose. The Bombay High Court had given a favourable decision, but it was rejected by the Supreme Court,” External link

HindustanTimes Saturday, February 19, 2022 3:23:00 PM EAT

Ajit Pawar said : “Don’t interrupt… I have allowed you to speak earlier… Have you taken ‘supari’ from someone,” “Today is Shiv Jayanti, this is not the way to speak” External link

expressindia Saturday, February 19, 2022 2:54:00 PM EAT

Ajit Pawar said : "The state government has not yet reached a final decision on the wine policy. We shall be inviting suggestions and objections, which would be heard. Only then the final decision would be taken," External link

timesofindia Sunday, February 13, 2022 5:40:00 AM EAT

Ajit Pawar said ( about Ralegan Siddhi ) : “Today, Principal Secretary Valsa Nair Singh has gone to Ralegan Siddhi with a letter that says the government will formulate rules about wine sale in supermarkets only after seeking citizens’ suggestions and objections. After receiving the suggestions from citizens, an appropriate decision will be taken. No final decision has been taken so far,” “We take a decision after wide consultations like we did with the Shakti Bill. Hence, in this case also, we would take a final decision after discussions with all the stakeholders,” External link

expressindia Saturday, February 12, 2022 4:22:00 PM EAT

Ajit Pawar said : “As long as Covid is there, we have to wear the mask. There was no discussion on this, going mask-free, in the state cabinet. Whenever such a decision is taken, we will hold a press conference and tell everyone about it. We must continue to wear masks as long as there is Covid,” External link

timesofindia Saturday, February 12, 2022 7:37:00 AM EAT

Ajit Pawar said : "As long as Covid is there, we have to wear the mask. There was no discussion on this, going mask-free, in the state cabinet. Whenever such a decision is taken, we will hold a press conference and tell everyone about it. We must continue to wear masks as long as there is Covid," External link

timesofindia Saturday, February 12, 2022 7:37:00 AM EAT

Ajit Pawar said : “The mechanism of GST system is being constantly upgraded to ensure better service ever since it was launched. While Information and Technology should be used to put an end to the tax theft, it should also be used to extend simple and non-glitchy service to the customers,” External link

thehindu Friday, February 11, 2022 12:05:00 AM EAT

Ajit Pawar said : “The mechanism of GST system is being constantly upgraded to ensure better service ever since it was launched. While Information and Technology should be used to put an end to the tax theft, it should also be used to extend simple and non-glitchy service to the customers,” External link

Hindu Thursday, February 10, 2022 10:42:00 PM EAT

Ajit Pawar said : “Her demise has disrupted that dream. A divine voice is no more with us…,” External link

expressindia Monday, February 7, 2022 4:13:00 AM EAT

Ajit Pawar said ( about Kirit Somaiya ) : “As far as those in Pune district are concerned, I have closely monitored them. I had directed the Pune collector, the PMC commissioner and the PCMC commissioner to ensure that everything is done with utmost transparency. If Somaiya has any evidence he should present it to us and we will initiate a probe. Making allegations without providing any evidence does no good,” External link

expressindia Saturday, February 5, 2022 6:07:00 PM EAT

Ajit Pawar said : “We cannot take a decision for Pune alone. In Delhi, the work of parliament’s new building is going on round the clock. It is true that there should be good visibility while carrying out the work. As per primary information, the accident on Thursday took place as the safety norms were not adhered to,” External link

HindustanTimes Saturday, February 5, 2022 4:09:00 PM EAT

Ajit Pawar said : “We had reopened schools from February 1. Schools for Classes 1 to 8 were to be operated for half a day. Now we have decided to remove this limit. The schools can operate at regular hours for Classes 1 to 8 full day in Pune district,” External link

HindustanTimes Saturday, February 5, 2022 3:17:00 PM EAT

Ajit Pawar said : “In Pune district 86 per cent of the eligible population has been vaccinated with the second dose. But regarding the vaccination of 15-18 age group PMC and PCMC is lagging behind. I spoke to the municipal commissioners of both the civic bodies. It has been observed that the availability of the vaccine doses for this age group is inadequate. The divisional commissioner said that more doses will be available on Monday,” External link

HindustanTimes Saturday, February 5, 2022 3:17:00 PM EAT

Ajit Pawar said : “In the state there is a 42 per cent decrease in the active Covid patients compared to last week. In Pune district there were 90,000 active patients last week; this number now has dropped to 45,000. So, there is a 50 per cent reduction. While there is a drop in the new Covid cases, the number of daily fatalities has increased. It has happened everywhere not only in these districts but also in the state and in the country,” External link

HindustanTimes Saturday, February 5, 2022 3:17:00 PM EAT

Ajit Pawar said : “The operations of the jumbo facility were discussed in the review meeting. Due to the third wave, we had a wait and watch policy. Now, we have decided to wait till February end and then a decision related to its operations could be taken in March. The monthly rent of these facilities is huge. Even if it is closed, we have to pay the rent. Now, this financial burden has to be carried out by the respective municipal corporations,” External link

HindustanTimes Saturday, February 5, 2022 3:17:00 PM EAT

Ajit Pawar said : "There were 90,000 active cases in Pune district till last week, but the number has now come down to 45,000. Though the cases are declining, we will adopt a wait and watch policy for the next few days," External link

timesofindia Saturday, February 5, 2022 1:50:00 PM EAT



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minister43.83%EN08/28/201728/08/2017
legislator0.36%EN08/04/201704/08/2017
deputy3.40%EN04/03/201703/04/2017
resources minister1.25%EN08/31/201631/08/2016
member0.18%EN07/30/201630/07/2016
finance minister0.72%EN07/29/201629/07/2016
minister2.50%SA09/08/201408/09/2014
deputy cm3.76%EN04/21/201421/04/2014
chief minister16.28%EN11/20/201320/11/2013
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Ajit Pawar said ( about Ajit Pawar ) : “Ajit Pawar may have said what he said looking at the situation in the state. Eknath Shinde ’s hand was visible here in the state as MLAs disappeared. While Ajit may know what is happening in the state, I know better as to what is happening in Gujarat and Assam,” “I came across an interview with Eknath Shinde where he has said that a national party is willing to extend support to him. Let me read out the names of national parties in India as listed by the ECI. They are the BJP, BSP, CPI, CPM, TMC and the NCP. Do you think any of these parties other than the BJP would support this rebellion,” External link

expressindia Thursday, June 23, 2022 9:43:00 PM EAT

Ajit Pawar said ( about Ajit Pawar ) : "Ajit Pawar may have said so because he does not know BJP leaders from outside Maharashtra. I know them. Even Eknath Shinde has said a national party has assured him of all assistance," External link

newindianexpress Thursday, June 23, 2022 6:57:00 PM EAT

Nana Patole told ( about Ajit Pawar ) : "Ajit Pawar has harassed Congress MLAs and ministers also. We opposed this tactics saying the government was for the welfare of people. Our opposition to such tactic was not political," External link

timesofindia Thursday, June 23, 2022 5:14:00 PM EAT

Nana Patole said ( about Ajit Pawar ) : "Ajit Pawar has harassed Congress MLAs and ministers also. We opposed this tactics saying the government was for the welfare of people. Our opposition to such tactic was not political," External link

timesofindia Thursday, June 23, 2022 5:14:00 PM EAT

H D Kumaraswamy added ( about Ajit Pawar ) : "In 1947, we got Independence, in 1950 we became a Republic after which States were reorganised on linguistic basis. Even during the Amrit Mahotsav of the Independence, Ajit Pawar talking about border dispute only shows that his brain is working in retrogressive mode" External link

HindustanTimes Monday, May 2, 2022 5:09:00 AM EAT

Sanjay Raut told ( about Ajit Pawar ) : “During his more than a five-decade long career in politics, there are people who have opposed Pawar to the extreme level but their opposition could never match his deeds and thoughts. He has never allowed politics to interfere with his social and development works. He has extended help to leaders of all parties. He has a knack of helping people in times of trouble and no one can match it,” External link

expressindia Friday, April 8, 2022 8:42:00 PM EAT

Jayant Patil told ( about Ajit Pawar ) : “Such a delay on the part of the governor was never seen in Maharashtra…so we had requested Pawar saheb to bring this to notice at the highest levels...he might have met the prime minister to raise that issue,” External link

economictimes Wednesday, April 6, 2022 4:15:00 PM EAT

Sharad Pawar said ( about Ajit Pawar ) : “The site for the Pune international airport in Purandar was finalised but now the defence ministry has raised concerns over the site as their aircraft fly every day for training from the same site so we need to understand their stand and only then the issue will be resolved. It is my job, not Ajit Pawar’s,” External link

HindustanTimes Sunday, March 20, 2022 6:46:00 PM EAT

Anna Hazare claimed ( about Ajit Pawar ) : “To oppose this decision, I decided to go on indefinite hunger strike. I had sent a letter regarding the same to CM and Deputy CM ( Ajit Pawar ), but no response has been received,” External link

timesofindia Saturday, February 5, 2022 9:58:00 PM EAT

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Ajit Pawar said : "Let the polls take place at any time, NCP workers should not stay behind. The workers should be ready," External link

timesofindia Sunday, August 7, 2022 10:35:00 AM EAT

Ajit Pawar said : “What sort of functioning is this? The state government has handed over powers to commissioners and other officers then why don’t you two (Eknath Shinde and Devendra Fadnavis) hand over your powers to the chief secretary and go back home,” External link

HindustanTimes Sunday, August 7, 2022 9:17:00 AM EAT

Ajit Pawar mocked : “Even after a month, there is no sign of the Cabinet expansion. What is the reason for this delay? Are they not getting a ‘green signal’ from Delhi, or are they having problems adjusting the aspirations of all the MLAs in the new government?” External link

Hindu Wednesday, August 3, 2022 2:49:00 AM EAT

Ajit Pawar said : “If the head of the government breaks rules in this manner, then what can the Commissioner of Police or the Superintendent of Police do?” External link

Hindu Wednesday, August 3, 2022 2:49:00 AM EAT

Ajit Pawar said : “Many people got notices from the Income Tax, ED, and the Central Bureau of Investigation. Only Raut will be able to tell why the probe agency (ED) wants to investigate him repeatedly,” External link

news18 Monday, August 1, 2022 4:58:00 AM EAT

Ajit Pawar said : “Many people got notices from the Income Tax, ED, and the Central Bureau of Investigation. Only Raut will be able to tell why the probe agency (ED) wants to investigate him repeatedly,” External link

news18 Sunday, July 31, 2022 4:14:00 PM EAT

Ajit Pawar said : “Crops on more than 65,000 hectares have been damaged and over one lakh farmers have been affected by the floods in Chandrapur district. Over 11,500 people from 3,000 families were evacuated,” External link

timesofindia Friday, July 29, 2022 4:16:00 PM EAT

Ajit Pawar said : “I asked them when you will expand the cabinet, and I got a reply that very soon it will be done. It’s very important that a full team is deployed to help people,” External link

timesofindia Thursday, July 28, 2022 2:53:00 AM EAT

Ajit Pawar said : “I have heard that CM Shinde might go to Delhi tonight,” External link

timesofindia Thursday, July 28, 2022 2:53:00 AM EAT

Ajit Pawar said : "Indeed, it's shocking. Shinde has reversed most of the decisions taken by the erstwhile MVA government. Shinde himself was a key part of the MVA government. We feel that government is a continuous process. In democratic process, no one is permanent. Under such circumstances, reversing decisions is not expected. Developmental works across the state have come to a grinding halt," External link

timesofindia Tuesday, July 26, 2022 1:32:00 PM EAT

Ajit Pawar said : "In several villages affected by heavy rain, the government machinery has not reached. In the absence of administrative orders, bureaucrats and officials are not taking any decisions. As a result, farmers are left high and dry. It is for the first time that many farmers have committed suicide following a wet drought. We demand that the state government set aside existing norms and extend financial assistance to the farmers. When we were in power, we had set side state disaster relief fund rules and reached out to farmers," External link

timesofindia Tuesday, July 26, 2022 1:32:00 PM EAT

Ajit Pawar said : “The cabinet has not expanded, leaving no guardian ministers for districts affected by floods. The elected representatives have nothing but legislative session to pose their questions. If this government has total majority in the house, why is no session being held? It should be held immediately,” External link

expressindia Monday, July 25, 2022 8:37:00 PM EAT

Ajit Pawar said ( about Uddhav Thackeray ) : "It is the victory of honest efforts of the MVA to safeguard OBC quota. We succeeded in securing this victory with the support of then chief minister Uddhav Thackeray and other cabinet colleagues," External link

newindianexpress Thursday, July 21, 2022 12:02:00 AM EAT

Ajit Pawar said : “The Supreme Court order is a victory of honest efforts put forward by the Maha Vikas Aghadi government,” External link

expressindia Wednesday, July 20, 2022 4:12:00 PM EAT

Ajit Pawar said : “Ordering a stay on everything is not ideal example of governance. Governments change but projects should continue. There are examples where funds allocated in the last fiscal, too, have been stayed. Why are you punishing the people for whom these projects have been planned?” External link

expressindia Monday, July 18, 2022 10:45:00 PM EAT

Ajit Pawar said : "The reduction is meagre. I don't think it will make any difference to people's monthly budget," External link

business-standard Friday, July 15, 2022 12:07:00 AM EAT

Ajit Pawar said : "During the flood and rainy season, guardian ministers should be there in districts, coordinating relief measures with the district administration," External link

business-standard Friday, July 15, 2022 12:07:00 AM EAT

Ajit Pawar said : “Of the 39 Sena MLAs who are now with them, how many of them will get ministries? Even the BJP MLAs are worried,” External link

timesofindia Monday, July 4, 2022 6:03:00 AM EAT

Ajit Pawar said : “Do not thump the bench, your ministerial berth is not finalised,” External link

HindustanTimes Monday, July 4, 2022 3:35:00 AM EAT

Ajit Pawar said : “Of the 39 Sena MLAs who are now with them, how many of them will get ministries? Even the BJP MLAs are worried,” External link

timesofindia Sunday, July 3, 2022 11:46:00 PM EAT

Ajit Pawar said : "So Shive Sena plus NCP plus Congress together, we have a majority," External link

HindustanTimes Friday, June 24, 2022 1:49:00 PM EAT

Ajit Pawar said ( about Ajit Pawar ) : “Ajit Pawar may have said what he said looking at the situation in the state. Eknath Shinde ’s hand was visible here in the state as MLAs disappeared. While Ajit may know what is happening in the state, I know better as to what is happening in Gujarat and Assam,” “I came across an interview with Eknath Shinde where he has said that a national party is willing to extend support to him. Let me read out the names of national parties in India as listed by the ECI. They are the BJP, BSP, CPI, CPM, TMC and the NCP. Do you think any of these parties other than the BJP would support this rebellion,” External link

expressindia Thursday, June 23, 2022 9:43:00 PM EAT

Ajit Pawar said ( about Uddhav Thackeray ) : "We will do all we can to save the alliance government. I spoke to Uddhav Thackeray over the phone (about the political crisis)," External link

newindianexpress Thursday, June 23, 2022 6:57:00 PM EAT

Ajit Pawar said : "The fate of the MVA government will be decided in the Assembly, not in Guwahati (where the rebels are camping). The MVA will prove its majority on the floor of the House," External link

newindianexpress Thursday, June 23, 2022 6:57:00 PM EAT

Ajit Pawar said ( about Ajit Pawar ) : "Ajit Pawar may have said so because he does not know BJP leaders from outside Maharashtra. I know them. Even Eknath Shinde has said a national party has assured him of all assistance," External link

newindianexpress Thursday, June 23, 2022 6:57:00 PM EAT

Ajit Pawar said : "We will do all we can to save the alliance government," External link

business-standard Thursday, June 23, 2022 6:25:00 PM EAT

Ajit Pawar said ( about Uddhav Thackeray ) : "We will do all we can to save the alliance government. I spoke to Uddhav Thackeray over the phone (about the political crisis)," External link

newindianexpress Thursday, June 23, 2022 5:26:00 PM EAT

Ajit Pawar said : “The Congress, NCP and Shiv Sena have two candidates each in Council polls. We are working to ensure all six MVA candidates win the polls,” External link

expressindia Monday, June 20, 2022 4:49:00 AM EAT

Ajit Pawar told : “Lacuna, if any, can be removed to ensure that the scheme is beneficial to all,” External link

news18 Friday, June 17, 2022 7:01:00 AM EAT

Ajit Pawar told : "Lacuna, if any, can be removed to ensure that the scheme is beneficial to all," External link

business-standard Friday, June 17, 2022 5:50:00 AM EAT

Ajit Pawar told : "Lacuna, if any, can be removed to ensure that the scheme is beneficial to all," External link

newindianexpress Thursday, June 16, 2022 8:43:00 PM EAT

Ajit Pawar told : "Lacuna, if any, can be removed to ensure that the scheme is beneficial to all," External link

nampa Thursday, June 16, 2022 6:45:00 PM EAT

Ajit Pawar told : “If Covid-19 cases continue to increase rapidly, the state government will have to reconsider imposing some guidelines,” External link

india Wednesday, June 8, 2022 7:54:00 PM EAT

Ajit Pawar said : “The outstanding dues under GST compensation pending with the Centre stood at 29,647 crore of which we got 14,145 crore. The balance amount of 15,502 crore is still pending with the Central government. It was promised by the Centre to compensate the states for the revenue loss resulting from the abolition of all the remaining taxes,” External link

HindustanTimes Thursday, June 2, 2022 5:27:00 PM EAT

Ajit Pawar said : “The use of face masks will have to be made mandatory if the number of coronavirus cases continues to grow,” External link

india Thursday, June 2, 2022 5:05:00 PM EAT

Ajit Pawar said : “The GST compensation funds would be utilised for developmental works undertaken by the state government. There are schemes which are undertaken to reach out to the needy and poor which would require funds,” External link

expressindia Wednesday, June 1, 2022 1:02:00 PM EAT

Ajit Pawar said ( about Anil Parab ) : "Central investigation agencies have the right (to search and raid) but they should not be misused. I don't know why this action has been taken against state minister Anil Parab. All I want to say is that action should be held in a transparent manner," External link

business-standard Thursday, May 26, 2022 12:16:00 PM EAT

Ajit Pawar said ( about Income Tax ) : “The Income Tax also raided the homes of my relatives. While Central and State agencies have the authority to probe anything they want, the expectation is that they should not misuse their powers. All such raids ought to be carried out in a transparent manner and without any political angle” External link

thehindu Thursday, May 26, 2022 10:58:00 AM EAT

Ajit Pawar said : "They set out on a 40-day journey today. We flagged it from here. They will go to 27 jails and meet inmates," External link

Hindu Thursday, May 19, 2022 2:11:00 PM EAT

Ajit Pawar said : “He is a responsible politician; and he should make statements carefully. It appears that somehow, he is keen to grab the headlines. Let him do it, we will work for the MVA,” External link

timesofindia Tuesday, May 17, 2022 4:50:00 AM EAT

Ajit Pawar said ( about Nana Patole ) : “First, he was in Congress, then he joined BJP and again rejoined Congress. Patole too stabbed BJP in the back before joining Congress,” External link

timesofindia Tuesday, May 17, 2022 4:50:00 AM EAT

Ajit Pawar said ( about Nana Patole ) : "Nana's statement is ridiculous. You all know he joined the Congress (again) after quitting the BJP. So should the BJP allege that he backstabbed it?" External link

timesofindia Thursday, May 12, 2022 4:19:00 PM EAT

Ajit Pawar said : "The person who brought up the issue of loudspeakers had once announced an agitation against toll tax on highways and said the toll collection would be stopped. A protest to that effect was held on the Pune-Mumbai highway, but nothing materialised out of it. It went on for a couple of days, but nothing happened," External link

economictimes Friday, May 6, 2022 4:14:00 PM EAT

Ajit Pawar said : "The person who brought up the issue of loudspeakers had once announced an agitation against toll tax on highways and said the toll collection would be stopped. A protest to that effect was held on the Pune-Mumbai highway, but nothing materialised out of it. It went on for a couple of days, but nothing happened," External link

economictimes Friday, May 6, 2022 4:14:00 PM EAT

Ajit Pawar said : “The government runs as per the law. This dictatorship of giving ultimatums will not work here. You can issue such threats inside your house. But we will work as permissible by the law,” External link

Hindu Thursday, May 5, 2022 5:39:00 PM EAT

Ajit Pawar said : "While we are celebrating 62 years of formation of Maharashtra, we regret that the Marathi-speaking villages in Bidar, Bhalki, Belgaum, Karwar, Nippani and other places in Karnataka could not be merged with Maharashtra. The citizens of Maharashtra and its government are with their fight to be part of Maharashtra. I assure that we would keep supporting their fight till these villages become part of Maharashtra," External link

timesofindia Monday, May 2, 2022 2:07:00 PM EAT

Ajit Pawar said : “While we are celebrating 62 years of formation of Maharashtra, we regret that the Marathi-speaking villages in Bidar, Bhalki, Belgaum, Karwar, Nippani and other places in Karnataka could not be merged with Maharashtra. The citizens of Maharashtra and its government are with their fight to be part of Maharashtra. I assure that we would keep supporting their fight till these villages become part of Maharashtra,” External link

news18 Monday, May 2, 2022 10:09:00 AM EAT

Ajit Pawar said : "While we are celebrating 62 years of formation of Maharashtra, we regret that the Marathi-speaking villages in Bidar, Bhalki, Belgaum, Karwar, Nippani and other places in Karnataka could not be merged with Maharashtra. The citizens of Maharashtra and its government are with their fight to be part of Maharashtra. I assure that we would keep supporting their fight till these villages become part of Maharashtra," External link

HindustanTimes Sunday, May 1, 2022 8:59:00 AM EAT

Ajit Pawar said : “some people are trying to spoil the good atmosphere” External link

dnaindia Tuesday, April 26, 2022 5:46:00 AM EAT

Ajit Pawar said : “There are few people working to disrupt the nature of the country. We celebrate all festivals but what is the point of reading Hanuman Chalisa at Matoshree,” External link

HindustanTimes Monday, April 25, 2022 9:10:00 PM EAT

Ajit Pawar said : “When police tell us not to visit a place for safety reasons, we avoid it. Ranas didn’t follow the advice and hence the action will follow. What happened in Mumbai was because their leader’s house was being targeted. Ranas would have recited Hanuman Chalisa at their home too” External link

timesofindia Monday, April 25, 2022 7:35:00 AM EAT

Ajit Pawar said : “When police tell not to visit a place for safety reasons, we avoid it. Ranas didn’t follow the advice and hence action will follow” External link

timesofindia Monday, April 25, 2022 2:00:00 AM EAT

Ajit Pawar said : “As per law, there is no hurdle in conducting elections for MSCB. The bank is performing well under the leadership of the administrator. As of now, we are not in a hurry to conduct elections,” External link

HindustanTimes Saturday, April 23, 2022 3:29:00 PM EAT

Ajit Pawar said : “We will be taking a review of the power department every week and the cabinet has already given its approval for buying power from the open market,” External link

timesofindia Saturday, April 23, 2022 3:10:00 AM EAT

Ajit Pawar said : “We did not bring politics in cooperative banks and kept him on the same post,” External link

HindustanTimes Friday, April 22, 2022 7:53:00 PM EAT

Ajit Pawar added : "Coal supply to several states is insufficient. Maharashtra is also not getting enough supply and that is why we have taken a decision to import coal to some extent from outside the country. Besides that, efforts are being made to get one coal mine allocated for Maharashtra State Power Generation Company Limited (Mahagenco)...Energy Minister Nitin Raut is working on it," External link

business-standard Friday, April 22, 2022 4:02:00 PM EAT

Ajit Pawar added : "Coal supply to several states is insufficient. Maharashtra is also not getting enough supply and that is why we have taken a decision to import coal to some extent from outside the country. Besides that, efforts are being made to get one coal mine allocated for Maharashtra State Power Generation Company Limited (Mahagenco)...Energy Minister Nitin Raut is working on it," External link

newindianexpress Friday, April 22, 2022 12:14:00 PM EAT

Ajit Pawar said : "India is a country where unity in diversity can be seen and here people of all religions, regions and castes live together and celebrate each others' festivals with great enthusiasm," External link

HindustanTimes Saturday, April 16, 2022 9:02:00 PM EAT

Ajit Pawar said : “This attack is a failure of police system. How did media know about the attack and the police were clueless? It is also inexplicable as workers who celebrated court verdict a day ago protested a day after,” External link

Hindu Saturday, April 9, 2022 7:41:00 PM EAT

Ajit Pawar said : "The Maharashtra of Shahu, Phule, Ambedkar cannot afford the speeches made to please someone keeping eye on elections," External link

newindianexpress Thursday, April 7, 2022 2:01:00 PM EAT

Ajit Pawar told : "I do not want to impose more taxes. Rather, we (Maharashtra government) reduced tax on gas. With the state, the centre should also reduce the tax. The central government imposes more tax than the state and it should reconsider this," External link

HindustanTimes Thursday, April 7, 2022 1:30:00 PM EAT

Ajit Pawar said : “The Maharashtra of Shahu, Phule, Ambedkar cannot afford the speeches made to please someone keeping eye on elections,” External link

expressindia Thursday, April 7, 2022 12:28:00 PM EAT

Ajit Pawar stated ( about Raj Thackeray ) : “Making inflammatory speeches of this kind will not solve people’s problems. Despite ordinary people living in harmony, some leaders are deliberately trying to disrupt the peace…even his [Raj Thackeray’s] own corporators are raising objections at this speech and are saying that such statements will hamper their chances of winning the civic polls,” External link

thehindu Wednesday, April 6, 2022 6:38:00 PM EAT

Ajit Pawar said ( about Chief Minister ) : “I have no information about the meeting…I can comment only when I get some information, but the country’s Prime Minister and the leader of a national party can meet to discuss development issues. There are some important issues on which discussion is required…they must have taken those up. Both are big leaders, I don’t know what they discussed,” External link

expressindia Wednesday, April 6, 2022 2:03:00 PM EAT

Ajit Pawar added : "What happened in UP recently? Election results were different because of different reasons. But in Lakhimpur Kheri, where farmers were killed....farmers were protesting on the borders of UP, but no one came to solve their issues. Many things happened under the Yogi government and if he (Raj Thackeray) is praising that government then I don't want to say anything. Under (Chief Minister) Uddhav Thackeray's guidance this won't happen," External link

timesofindia Sunday, April 3, 2022 2:00:00 PM EAT

Ajit Pawar said : “I have travelled by tram and local trains. Metro will soon become the lifeline of Mumbai. ” External link

timesofindia Sunday, April 3, 2022 8:28:00 AM EAT

Ajit Pawar said : “The government has decided to reduce the VAT on CNG from 13.5 per cent to three per cent. The reduction in the VAT on CNG was effected to benefit the common man who uses autorickshaws and taxis,” External link

expressindia Friday, April 1, 2022 2:56:00 PM EAT

Ajit Pawar added ( about Rashtrapati Bhavan ) : "Due to the relaxation of these rules, the party has now decided to resume the Janta Darbar at Rashtrapati Bhavan, Mumbai," External link

economictimes Friday, April 1, 2022 10:10:00 AM EAT

Ajit Pawar told : “The decision was criticized by the people, especially on social media after which Pawar saheb (NCP chief) reacted to it. Nana Patole (state Congress chief) also cleared his party’s stand. The chief minister will take a decision. However, if a decision is creating any misunderstanding then it may be rolled back. I cannot confirm this yet but it may not happen,” External link

HindustanTimes Thursday, March 31, 2022 8:53:00 PM EAT

Ajit Pawar said : “The decision sent a wrong message among people at large because of a misunderstanding. It appeared that the state will be giving the flats for free which is not true. No house will be given for free to legislators. They will have to pay the price of the flat determined by Mhada,” External link

HindustanTimes Thursday, March 31, 2022 8:53:00 PM EAT

Ajit Pawar said : "I will be giving some funds everywhere in Maharashtra and while doing so I will also allocate funds here (in Baramati). You need not be doubtful about it. As you know, the waiter serves little extra food to those who are near to him," External link

timesofindia Sunday, March 27, 2022 9:38:00 PM EAT

Ajit Pawar said : “Maharashtra has a legacy of greats like Yashwantrao Chavan, who treated political opponents gracefully. We may be ideologically different but have always maintained cordial family relations. It’s time that both sides calm down and stop things from going out of control,” External link

thehindu Saturday, March 26, 2022 6:28:00 PM EAT

Ajit Pawar said : “Uddhav ji went there as the Shiv Sena chief. Since the beginning, Sena has celebrated according to the tithi... We have a statue of Shivaji Maharaj in the Vidhan Bhavan complex, those who want to garland can do so. It is better than garlanding a photo,” External link

HindustanTimes Monday, March 21, 2022 7:48:00 PM EAT

Ajit Pawar said : “As against the sanctioned cost of Rs 18,500 crore, Rs 14,251 crore has already been spent on the project,” External link

expressindia Saturday, March 19, 2022 5:53:00 PM EAT

Ajit Pawar said ( about Balasaheb Thackeray ) : "Solar Energy Fencing Scheme will be implemented in all sensitive villages in the state so as to avoid loss of crops by wild animals. The government intends to conduct the country's first experiment to display wildlife from the African continent. For this, an African safari is proposed at Balasaheb Thackeray Gorewada International Zoo. It is estimated to cost Rs 100 crores. A leopard safari is proposed in a 90-hectare forest area of the Pune forest department. It is expected to cost Rs 60 crore. For the year 2022-23, an outlay of Rs 347 crores has been proposed for Revenue Department and Rs 1,995 crores for forest department for programmed expenditure," External link

timesofindia Saturday, March 12, 2022 11:18:00 PM EAT

Ajit Pawar said : “Though the economy has slowed down, the government intends to revive the economy through Panchasutri of Development Programme. This expenditure and expenditure on welfare schemes being inevitable, ensuing deficit, may be viewed favourably,” External link

news18 Saturday, March 12, 2022 8:18:00 AM EAT

Ajit Pawar said : “The state government will bear 80% of the burden,” External link

expressindia Saturday, March 12, 2022 3:33:00 AM EAT

Ajit Pawar said : “The 125th commemoration of Krantijyoti Savitribai Phule took place on March 10. The Phule couple’s residence ‘Phulewada’ is in Ganjpeth in Pune city. The MVA government will provide Rs 100 crore this year for the expansion of the monument, which is a state-protected heritage site,” External link

expressindia Saturday, March 12, 2022 3:33:00 AM EAT

Ajit Pawar said : “Though the economy has slowed down, the government intends to revive the economy through Panchasutri of Development Programme. This expenditure and expenditure on welfare schemes being inevitable, ensuing deficit, may be viewed favourably,” External link

expressindia Saturday, March 12, 2022 3:33:00 AM EAT

Ajit Pawar said : “Environment-friendly natural gas is largely used for domestic piped gas and CNG-powered motor vehicles, autorickshaws, taxis and private vehicles. It is proposed to reduce the rate of VAT on natural gas from 13.5 per cent to 3 per cent to encourage the use of environment-friendly natural gas and to provide relief to the people,” External link

expressindia Saturday, March 12, 2022 3:33:00 AM EAT

Ajit Pawar said : "In last year's budget, I had announced that construction of Rewas to Reddy Coastal Highway will be undertaken. Now a tender has been floated for a large four-lane creek bridge costing Rs. 897.70 crore with a length of 2 km over Dharamtar creek connecting Rewas and Karanja on this highway. An outlay of Rs. 500 crore is proposed for the acquisition of about 1,100 hectares of land for the work of this coastal highway," External link

timesofindia Friday, March 11, 2022 9:56:00 PM EAT

Ajit Pawar said : "Bhaucha Dhakka to Belapur waterways service is now operational. To make rates for this service affordable to all, I am declaring the tax waiver," External link

timesofindia Friday, March 11, 2022 9:56:00 PM EAT

Ajit Pawar said : “I am completely waiving off the arrears in cases where arrears are 10,000 or less per year as per any statutory order passed under the various tax laws implemented by the department. As a result, small dealers will benefit in almost one lakh cases,” “Dealers having arrears as on the 1st April 2022 up to 10 lakhs or less as raised in the statutory orders will have the option to pay a lump sum amount of 20 percent of the total arrears instead of calculating the amounts payable on account of undisputed tax, disputed tax, interest, penalty as per the proportions provided in the Scheme. On payment of a lump-sum amount of 20 percent, the waiver will be granted to the remaining 80 percent of the arrears. As a result, medium dealers will be benefited in almost 2.20 lakh cases” External link

HindustanTimes Friday, March 11, 2022 8:03:00 PM EAT

Ajit Pawar said : “To give impetus to the gold and silver jewellery industry, refineries and exports and to generate employment in the state and curb tax evasion, it is proposed to waive the current stamp duty of 0.1 percent levied under the Maharashtra Stamp Act on gold-silver delivery order documents imported into the state of Maharashtra. Due to the above tax concession, there will be a revenue shortfall of around 100 crore,” External link

HindustanTimes Friday, March 11, 2022 8:03:00 PM EAT

Ajit Pawar said : “Our major thrust is on the spending on the capital expenditure and social sector so that more liquidity is pump into the market giving a boost to the Gross Domestic Product (GDP). We have spent 63,000 crore on capital expenditure in FY 21-22, by borrowing 90,000 crore. The improved revenue generation over last year’s generation helped us in increasing the expenditure by over 1 lakh crore in a year. We restricted our borrowings to 3.5% of the SGDP, despite having reduced the revenue receipts due to the Covid-19 pandemic,” External link

HindustanTimes Friday, March 11, 2022 8:03:00 PM EAT

Ajit Pawar said ( about Balasaheb Thackeray ) : “Hinduhrudaysamrat Balasaheb Thackeray Maharashtra Samruddhi Highway will be extended from Nagpur to Bhandara-Gondia and Nagpur to Gadchiroli,” External link

HindustanTimes Friday, March 11, 2022 8:03:00 PM EAT

Ajit Pawar said : “Value Added Tax on CNG and Piped Natural Gas to be reduced from 13.5 per cent to 3 per cent,” External link

financialexpress Friday, March 11, 2022 3:26:00 PM EAT

Ajit Pawar said : “In recent times, a lot of things have taken place in the state. I want to bring to the notice of the prime minister that unnecessary statements are coming from those holding important posts. These statements are not acceptable to Maharashtra… Mahatma Jyotiba Phule and Savitribai Phule laid the foundation of girls education in the country from the city. We all have to take forward their rich legacy of reforms. We should carry it forward by not keeping any animosity about anyone and bringing politics into development,” External link

expressindia Tuesday, March 8, 2022 7:48:00 AM EAT

Ajit Pawar insisted : “The state government wasted a year in blaming the Centre. They had a year to prepare the empirical data but failed to do so. The government is not serious about OBC political quota. There is widespread unrest in the community due to the carelessness of the government. Maharashtra has a huge OBC population. What is the government’s plan?” External link

HindustanTimes Friday, March 4, 2022 12:48:00 PM EAT

Ajit Pawar said : “In the earlier meeting with the authorities, I had told them, the Swargate-Pimpri route can be expanded till Katraj and the route was given approval. In the route expansion, there is the share of corporations and state and centre governments. The state government is ready to fund its share. The Centre should play its part, and the corporation (PMC) will play its part,” External link

HindustanTimes Saturday, February 26, 2022 8:00:00 PM EAT

Ajit Pawar said : “We have established contacts with 366 people. We are working closely with the Central government to bring back everyone safely,” External link

HindustanTimes Saturday, February 26, 2022 7:13:00 PM EAT

Ajit Pawar said : “As far as expenses of these evacuations are concerned, the centre takes the primary responsibility. But if they don’t, the state will have to bear the expenses of evacuation for citizens from our state. In any case, we will take responsibility of taking students arrived at Mumbai and Delhi airports to their home towns,” External link

HindustanTimes Saturday, February 26, 2022 7:13:00 PM EAT

Ajit Pawar added : "Apart from them, around 240 students from different states will land in Mumbai this afternoon. We have also opened a counter at the Mumbai airport. The state government will provide help to these students to reach their respective places," External link

newindianexpress Saturday, February 26, 2022 10:39:00 AM EAT

Ajit Pawar said : “We all are on the same page with regards to the reservation to the Maratha community. We (state government) had also formed a commission for that purpose. The Bombay High Court had given a favourable decision, but it was rejected by the Supreme Court,” External link

HindustanTimes Saturday, February 19, 2022 3:23:00 PM EAT

Ajit Pawar said : “Don’t interrupt… I have allowed you to speak earlier… Have you taken ‘supari’ from someone,” “Today is Shiv Jayanti, this is not the way to speak” External link

expressindia Saturday, February 19, 2022 2:54:00 PM EAT

Ajit Pawar said : "The state government has not yet reached a final decision on the wine policy. We shall be inviting suggestions and objections, which would be heard. Only then the final decision would be taken," External link

timesofindia Sunday, February 13, 2022 5:40:00 AM EAT

Ajit Pawar said ( about Ralegan Siddhi ) : “Today, Principal Secretary Valsa Nair Singh has gone to Ralegan Siddhi with a letter that says the government will formulate rules about wine sale in supermarkets only after seeking citizens’ suggestions and objections. After receiving the suggestions from citizens, an appropriate decision will be taken. No final decision has been taken so far,” “We take a decision after wide consultations like we did with the Shakti Bill. Hence, in this case also, we would take a final decision after discussions with all the stakeholders,” External link

expressindia Saturday, February 12, 2022 4:22:00 PM EAT

Ajit Pawar said : “As long as Covid is there, we have to wear the mask. There was no discussion on this, going mask-free, in the state cabinet. Whenever such a decision is taken, we will hold a press conference and tell everyone about it. We must continue to wear masks as long as there is Covid,” External link

timesofindia Saturday, February 12, 2022 7:37:00 AM EAT

Ajit Pawar said : "As long as Covid is there, we have to wear the mask. There was no discussion on this, going mask-free, in the state cabinet. Whenever such a decision is taken, we will hold a press conference and tell everyone about it. We must continue to wear masks as long as there is Covid," External link

timesofindia Saturday, February 12, 2022 7:37:00 AM EAT

Ajit Pawar said : “The mechanism of GST system is being constantly upgraded to ensure better service ever since it was launched. While Information and Technology should be used to put an end to the tax theft, it should also be used to extend simple and non-glitchy service to the customers,” External link

thehindu Friday, February 11, 2022 12:05:00 AM EAT

Ajit Pawar said : “The mechanism of GST system is being constantly upgraded to ensure better service ever since it was launched. While Information and Technology should be used to put an end to the tax theft, it should also be used to extend simple and non-glitchy service to the customers,” External link

Hindu Thursday, February 10, 2022 10:42:00 PM EAT

Ajit Pawar said : “Her demise has disrupted that dream. A divine voice is no more with us…,” External link

expressindia Monday, February 7, 2022 4:13:00 AM EAT

Ajit Pawar said ( about Kirit Somaiya ) : “As far as those in Pune district are concerned, I have closely monitored them. I had directed the Pune collector, the PMC commissioner and the PCMC commissioner to ensure that everything is done with utmost transparency. If Somaiya has any evidence he should present it to us and we will initiate a probe. Making allegations without providing any evidence does no good,” External link

expressindia Saturday, February 5, 2022 6:07:00 PM EAT

Ajit Pawar said : “We cannot take a decision for Pune alone. In Delhi, the work of parliament’s new building is going on round the clock. It is true that there should be good visibility while carrying out the work. As per primary information, the accident on Thursday took place as the safety norms were not adhered to,” External link

HindustanTimes Saturday, February 5, 2022 4:09:00 PM EAT

Ajit Pawar said : “We had reopened schools from February 1. Schools for Classes 1 to 8 were to be operated for half a day. Now we have decided to remove this limit. The schools can operate at regular hours for Classes 1 to 8 full day in Pune district,” External link

HindustanTimes Saturday, February 5, 2022 3:17:00 PM EAT

Ajit Pawar said : “In Pune district 86 per cent of the eligible population has been vaccinated with the second dose. But regarding the vaccination of 15-18 age group PMC and PCMC is lagging behind. I spoke to the municipal commissioners of both the civic bodies. It has been observed that the availability of the vaccine doses for this age group is inadequate. The divisional commissioner said that more doses will be available on Monday,” External link

HindustanTimes Saturday, February 5, 2022 3:17:00 PM EAT

Ajit Pawar said : “In the state there is a 42 per cent decrease in the active Covid patients compared to last week. In Pune district there were 90,000 active patients last week; this number now has dropped to 45,000. So, there is a 50 per cent reduction. While there is a drop in the new Covid cases, the number of daily fatalities has increased. It has happened everywhere not only in these districts but also in the state and in the country,” External link

HindustanTimes Saturday, February 5, 2022 3:17:00 PM EAT

Ajit Pawar said : “The operations of the jumbo facility were discussed in the review meeting. Due to the third wave, we had a wait and watch policy. Now, we have decided to wait till February end and then a decision related to its operations could be taken in March. The monthly rent of these facilities is huge. Even if it is closed, we have to pay the rent. Now, this financial burden has to be carried out by the respective municipal corporations,” External link

HindustanTimes Saturday, February 5, 2022 3:17:00 PM EAT

Ajit Pawar said : "There were 90,000 active cases in Pune district till last week, but the number has now come down to 45,000. Though the cases are declining, we will adopt a wait and watch policy for the next few days," External link

timesofindia Saturday, February 5, 2022 1:50:00 PM EAT



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


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Ajit Pawar said ( about Ajit Pawar ) : “Ajit Pawar may have said what he said looking at the situation in the state. Eknath Shinde ’s hand was visible here in the state as MLAs disappeared. While Ajit may know what is happening in the state, I know better as to what is happening in Gujarat and Assam,” “I came across an interview with Eknath Shinde where he has said that a national party is willing to extend support to him. Let me read out the names of national parties in India as listed by the ECI. They are the BJP, BSP, CPI, CPM, TMC and the NCP. Do you think any of these parties other than the BJP would support this rebellion,” External link

expressindia Thursday, June 23, 2022 9:43:00 PM EAT

Ajit Pawar said ( about Ajit Pawar ) : "Ajit Pawar may have said so because he does not know BJP leaders from outside Maharashtra. I know them. Even Eknath Shinde has said a national party has assured him of all assistance," External link

newindianexpress Thursday, June 23, 2022 6:57:00 PM EAT

Nana Patole told ( about Ajit Pawar ) : "Ajit Pawar has harassed Congress MLAs and ministers also. We opposed this tactics saying the government was for the welfare of people. Our opposition to such tactic was not political," External link

timesofindia Thursday, June 23, 2022 5:14:00 PM EAT

Nana Patole said ( about Ajit Pawar ) : "Ajit Pawar has harassed Congress MLAs and ministers also. We opposed this tactics saying the government was for the welfare of people. Our opposition to such tactic was not political," External link

timesofindia Thursday, June 23, 2022 5:14:00 PM EAT

H D Kumaraswamy added ( about Ajit Pawar ) : "In 1947, we got Independence, in 1950 we became a Republic after which States were reorganised on linguistic basis. Even during the Amrit Mahotsav of the Independence, Ajit Pawar talking about border dispute only shows that his brain is working in retrogressive mode" External link

HindustanTimes Monday, May 2, 2022 5:09:00 AM EAT

Sanjay Raut told ( about Ajit Pawar ) : “During his more than a five-decade long career in politics, there are people who have opposed Pawar to the extreme level but their opposition could never match his deeds and thoughts. He has never allowed politics to interfere with his social and development works. He has extended help to leaders of all parties. He has a knack of helping people in times of trouble and no one can match it,” External link

expressindia Friday, April 8, 2022 8:42:00 PM EAT

Jayant Patil told ( about Ajit Pawar ) : “Such a delay on the part of the governor was never seen in Maharashtra…so we had requested Pawar saheb to bring this to notice at the highest levels...he might have met the prime minister to raise that issue,” External link

economictimes Wednesday, April 6, 2022 4:15:00 PM EAT

Sharad Pawar said ( about Ajit Pawar ) : “The site for the Pune international airport in Purandar was finalised but now the defence ministry has raised concerns over the site as their aircraft fly every day for training from the same site so we need to understand their stand and only then the issue will be resolved. It is my job, not Ajit Pawar’s,” External link

HindustanTimes Sunday, March 20, 2022 6:46:00 PM EAT

Anna Hazare claimed ( about Ajit Pawar ) : “To oppose this decision, I decided to go on indefinite hunger strike. I had sent a letter regarding the same to CM and Deputy CM ( Ajit Pawar ), but no response has been received,” External link

timesofindia Saturday, February 5, 2022 9:58:00 PM EAT