Nationalist Congress Party

Taking the Congress head-on over such shocking revelations, the BJP has asked Congress party about the alliance with NCP and about the post to be given to Patel during UPA's tenure.

The investigation has been initiated based on the FIR registered by the Economic Offences Wing (EOW) of Mumbai Police following directions from the Bombay High Court, ED sources said.

"If the BJP opens its door completely, except for Sharad Pawar and Prithviraj Chavan, there will be no one left in their parties," Shah had said.

The minister said that after the Supreme Court judgment on triple talaq, 574 matters of triple talaq have been noticed while 101 such matters came to light after the government brought an ordinance on it.

The Bill that proposes to protect the rights of married Muslim women and to prohibit divorce by pronouncing talaq by their husbands has been passed by the Lok Sabha. Earlier, introducing the Bill, Union Law Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad said the Bill should not be seen from the political prism and it should not be seen as vote bank politics. "It's an issue related to is related to the dignity of the women...It is an issue of gender justice and equality," Prasad said while introducing the Bill. (ANI)

Asked whether he met NCP chief Sharad Pawar, Ahir said, "I met Sharad Pawar and informed him about the current situation of Worli constituency. I could not talk to him about other things. On one side I am happy, but it is difficult to forget the help from senior leaders in NCP."

Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) chief Sharad Pawar announced on Monday that he will not contest the upcoming Lok Sabha elections. “I thought that already two members of my family are contesting the election and this was the time one should think about not contesting."