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Javadekar, Sitharaman take oath in Rajya Sabha

Last Updated: Monday, July 07, 2014, 13:47

Union ministers Prakash Javedkar and Nirmla Sitharaman and senior JD-U leader Sharad Yadav and NCP`s Praful Patel on Monday took oath as members of Rajya Sabha.

Weak stand of UPA on PM nominee, a reason for defeat: Praful Patel

Last Updated: Sunday, June 15, 2014, 21:47

Rajya Sabha member and former MP of Bhandara-Gondia Praful Patel said Congress`s weak stand on UPA`s prime ministerial nominee was one of the reasons for the its debacle in the recently-concluded general elections.

Praful Patel files nomination for Rajya Sabha election

Last Updated: Thursday, June 05, 2014, 16:23

Former Union minister and senior NCP leader Praful Patel today filed his nomination for the Rajya Sabha election in Maharashtra slated for June 19.

Five sitting MLAs make it to 16th LS from Maharashtra

Last Updated: Saturday, May 17, 2014, 16:20

Five sitting MLAs from Maharashtra, including former Chief Minister Ashok Chavan, have made it to the 16th Lok Sabha from the state, which sends 48 members, the highest after Uttar Pradesh.

NCP not going over to NDA: Praful Patel

Last Updated: Friday, May 16, 2014, 00:19

Union Minister and NCP leader Praful Patel on Thursday said here that his party, now a constituent of UPA, would not be crossing over to NDA.

Munde rubbishes talk of Praful Patel joining BJP

Last Updated: Sunday, May 11, 2014, 19:38

Senior BJP leader Gopinath Munde on Sunday dismissed speculation that Union Minister and NCP stalwart Praful Patel was on his way to the saffron party. Talking to reporters here, Munde said there was "no place" for Patel in BJP.

NCP opposes inquiry into `snoopgate`

Last Updated: Sunday, May 04, 2014, 15:22

Differences in UPA over the issue of an inquiry into `snoopgate` allegedly involving Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday came to the fore with NCP opposing such a probe at this juncture.

AAP questions EVMs, alleges that machines favour Praful Patel

Last Updated: Tuesday, April 08, 2014, 22:41

The Aam Aadmi Party`s (AAP) Maharashtra unit strongly objected to "faulty" electronic voting machine (EVMs) in the Bhandara-Gondia constituency on Tuesday and decided to appeal to the CEC to postpone polls until machines are tested and certified to be functioning properly.

BJP objects to book on Praful Patel carrying Modi`s picture

Last Updated: Sunday, April 06, 2014, 15:49

BJP has filed a complaint with the Election Commission in connection with a book showcasing the work done by Union Minister and NCP leader Praful Patel as it features a photograph of Narendra Modi.

Patel recorded highest; Wasnik lowest margin victory in 2009 LS polls

Last Updated: Tuesday, March 18, 2014, 10:09

The previous Lok Sabha elections in 2009 sent four Congress nominees, three Shiv Sena, two BJP and one NCP candidate to New Delhi.

Praful Patel, Bhujbal among NCP`s 18 LS nominees from Maharashtra

Last Updated: Thursday, February 27, 2014, 19:17

Union minister Praful Patel and Maharashtra minister Chhagan Bhujbal, who is NCP`s OBC face, are among 18 candidates announced by the party on Thursday for Lok Sabha polls in Maharashtra.

Excise duty cut to boost auto sector growth, create jobs

Last Updated: Monday, February 17, 2014, 18:02

Hailing the announcement of excise duty reduction for automobile sector, Commerce Minister Anand Sharma and Heavy Industries Minister Praful Patel Monday said the move would boost the growth of the sagging industry and generate employment.