Calling Manmohan Singh "a man of tremendous integrity and honesty", NCP chief Sharad Pawar on Thursday stood firmly behind the former Prime Minister and said that putting him in the dock in the coal block scam may affect the investment climate.
Days after Prime Minister Narendra Modi shared stage with NCP chief Sharad Pawar, the NCP today attacked him over the suicide of a farmer in Vidarbha region, saying he was forced to kill himself as he did not get any relief from his debts despite Modi's promise at a pre-poll 'Chai pe Charcha (talks over tea)' session.
Having got the backing of both the N.Srinivasan and Sharad Pawar factions of the BCCI, the newly-elected cricket board chief Jagmohan Dalmiya said on Monday night that those who had once expelled him were now cheering for him.
Seasoned politician Sharad Pawar, who was forced to pull out of the the race for president's post at the BCCI elections, said on Monday the poll outcome has shown that the powerful cricketing body was not solely controlled by N Srinivasan.
After a gap of over ten years, seasoned cricket administrator Jagmohan Dalmiya will make a comeback as full-time president of the Indian cricket board (BCCI) uncontested, being the sole nominee for the top post which was formally filled at the board's AGM on Monday.
It's safe to assume that Jagmohan Dalmiya is the new president of Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI). According to reliable reports, the veteran cricket administrator has filed his nomination for the plump post on Sunday.
With just two days to go for the Cricket Board's much-awaited Annual General Meeting, both N Srinivasan and his rival faction are keeping their cards close to the chest as the suspense mounts on who will be the next President of the cash-rich body.
NCP on Wednesday said it has "reservations" regarding changes made in provisions like consent clause and social impact assessment in the land acquisition Act because of which it would not support the Bill introduced by the government.
Senior NCP leader Praful Patel on Saturday said his party has disassociated itself from its erstwhile alliance partner Congress and can be an alternative to the BJP which has failed to deliver on its promises.
Congress leader Digvijay Singh on Monday took a dig at Prime Minister Narendra Modi over the recent bonhomie with NCP chief Sharad Pawar, alleging that it was "another U turn" by Modi who had not long back dubbed NCP as "naturally corrupt party".
Prime Minister Narendra Modi will be on a day-long tour of Maharashtra on Saturday during which he will attend a number of programmes and also address a farmers' rally in Baramati, the home turf of Nationalist Congress Party president Sharad Pawar and his family.
Secretary of the unrecognised Cricket Association of Bihar, Aditya Verma on Monday urged former BCCI chief and NCP strongman Sharad Pawar to contest for the post of president in the Cricket Board's upcoming elections.