No seat-sharing deal at the cost of self-respect: Praful Patel

Stating that there had been no response from Congress on the seat-sharing for the Maharashtra assembly elections, senior NCP leader Praful Patel today said that "we favour an alliance but it won`t be at the cost of self-respect."

Javadekar, Sitharaman take oath in Rajya Sabha

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

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

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

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

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

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`

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

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

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

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

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.

NCP not in favour of change in caste-based reservation policy

Senior NCP leader Praful Patel on Thursday said his party was not in favour of changing the caste-based reservation policy.

No need for debate after court ruling: Sharad Pawar on Modi

Union agriculture minister Sharad Pawar on Sunday reiterated the stand taken by his party colleague Praful Patel that there was no need for debate once courts had ruled on Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi`s role during the riots.

Seat-sharing issue with Cong to be resolved in 10 days: Pawar

Seat sharing issue with Congress will be resolved in next 10 days and the ongoing talks are "cordial", NCP chief Sharad Pawar said on Sunday amid signs of strain in ties between the two parties which are out to drive a hard bargain for Lok Sabha polls.

Tariq Anwar echoes Praful Patel`s view on alliance

Senior NCP leader Tariq Anwar on Saturday trashed reports of party chief Sharad Pawar meeting with Narendra Modi, but said party`s "options are open" for alliance.

NCP gives conflicting signals on alliance with Congress

Congress ally NCP sent conflicting signals on alliance in Lok Sabha polls with Sharad Pawar rubbishing reports of meeting with Narendra Modi while another leader Praful Patel said "options are open".

Narendra Modi, Sharad Pawar held secret talks on forging alliance: Report

With the Lok Sabha elections nearing, political equations appear to be changing fast.

Mirge`s remarks on women and rape `insensitive`: Praful Patel

NCP on Wednesday disassociated itself from the remarks on women and rape made by a member of Maharashtra Commission for Women belonging to the party, saying they are "insensitive".

Gujarat riots: NC, NCP differ with Congress, ask it to respect court order

With poll after opinion poll suggesting that the country is rooting for Narendra Modi as prime minister this time, parties on the other side of the political spectrum seem to be warming up to the taste of `NaMo tea`.