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NCP calls Shiv Sena a `paper tiger` over `climbdown` on portfolio

Last Updated: Thursday, May 29, 2014, 23:11

With Shiv Sena MP Anant Geete finally assuming charge as Minister of Heavy Industries in Narendra Modi cabinet after `haggling` over "significance" of the portfolio, the NCP on Thursday termed the saffron party as a "paper tiger" who is shown the "right place" by its alliance partner BJP in allocation of berths.

NCP leader sworn-in as minister in Maharashtra

Last Updated: Thursday, May 29, 2014, 14:11

Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) leader Jitendra Awhad was on Thursday sworn-in as a Cabinet minister in Maharashtra.

Goa minister faking presence at Narendra Modi`s swearing-in ceremony: NCP

Last Updated: Tuesday, May 27, 2014, 13:34

The NCP on Tuesday accused Goa`s Tourism Minister Dilip Parulekar of allegedly faking his presence at Prime Minister Narendra Modi`s swearing in ceremony via a Facebook photo.

YSRCP MP crosses over to TDP

Last Updated: Sunday, May 25, 2014, 15:21

Barely 10 days after election results, the YSR Congress Party (YSRCP) received a jolt with one of its MPs crossing over to the Telugu Desam Party (TDP).

Sushilkumar Shinde comes out in support of Maharashtra CM

Last Updated: Friday, May 23, 2014, 20:35

Former Union Home Minister Sushilkumar Shinde on Friday came out in support of Maharashtra Chief Minister Prithviraj Chavan, whose leadership credentials have been questioned within Congress and by ally NCP following the party`s poor performance in Lok Sabha elections.

NCP blames UPA rout on Manmohan, Sonia`s `failure` to connect with masses

Last Updated: Thursday, May 22, 2014, 22:46

NCP on Thursday attributed the drubbing the Congress-led UPA has received in polls mainly to the "communication deficit" on part of outgoing prime minister Manmohan Singh and Congress president Sonia Gandhi and also to issues like hike in prices of fuel and LPG cylinders by the ruling dispensation.

Hasten decision-making, Sharad Pawar tells Maharashtra govt

Last Updated: Tuesday, May 20, 2014, 20:04

Ineffective execution of welfare schemes and a string of scams led to dismal performance of UPA in Lok Sabha polls, NCP chief Sharad Pawar said.

Congress advises party leaders not to lose nerves in defeat

Last Updated: Monday, May 19, 2014, 13:42

With several Congress leaders in Uttarakhand attacking each other in public following the party`s rout in Lok Sabha polls, state unit of the party today asked them not to lose their nerves in defeat and practise restraint.

Nitish Kumar brought it upon himself by leaving NDA: Shiv Sena on JDU`s poll debacle

Last Updated: Saturday, May 17, 2014, 18:57

The debacle of Lok Sabha polls seems far from over for the Congress as the Shiv Sena on Saturday launched a full-frontal attack on Maharashtra Chief Minister Prithviraj Chavan who presided over the Congress-NCP government`s disastrous show in the state.

Cong-NCP get bitter poll lessons in Maharashtra`s sugar belt

Last Updated: Saturday, May 17, 2014, 13:02

The drubbing Congress got in its traditional citadel of Western Maharashtra, where it failed to open its account in this Lok Sabha election, and drastically reduced victory margins for NCP, points to the fading glory of the two allies who drew their political power from this influential sugar belt which has a network of cooperatives.

Will Congress gain Telangana; TDP rule Seemandhra?

Last Updated: Thursday, May 15, 2014, 17:15

Amidst the rumpus of the national elections of 2014, the southern state of Andhra Pradesh also went to polls to elect a new assembly – or rather two new assemblies.

NCP rubbishes speculation of BJP-NCP pact

Last Updated: Wednesday, May 14, 2014, 13:16

The NCP on Wednesday rubbished reports that it was cosying up to BJP ahead of formation of the next government, a day after its senior leader Praful Patel`s "stable" government remark triggered speculation of a BJP-NCP pact.