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Congress leaders during a meeting with Nationalist Congress Party (NCP), in Mumbai.

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Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) leader Praful Patel arrives to attend party's core committee meeting, in Mumbai

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Indian Sports and Youth Affairs Minister Kiren Rijiju, center, FIFA Chief Women's Football Officer Sarai Bareman, right, and FIFA Chairman & LOC Chairman Praful Patel attend the unveiling of the FIFA U-17 Women's World Cup India 2020 Official Emblem in Mumbai

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Ajit Pawar gestures after being elected as the Maharashtra NCP legislature party leader, in Mumbai.

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NCP chief Sharad Pawar felicitates Chhagan Bhujbal for wining the Maharashtra State Assembly election during a meeting to announce Maharashtra NCP legislature party leader, in Mumbai.

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NCP president Sharad Pawar addresses the media at his residence, in Mumbai.

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NCP chief Sharad Pawar during a meeting with Congress President Rahul Gandhi and senior Congress leader Mallikarjun Kharge, at Pawar's residence, in New Delhi.

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Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister N Chandrababu Naidu, National Conference President Farooq Abdullah, NCP Chief Sharad Pawar and Nationalist Congress leader Praful Patel at a meeting of opposition parties to discuss a grand alliance against the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) for the 2019 Lok Sabha election, in New Delhi.

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Congress leader Ashok Gehlot, Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister N Chandrababu Naidu, National Conference President Farooq Abdullah, NCP Chief Sharad Pawar and Nationalist Congress leader Praful Patel arrive to attend a meeting of opposition parties to discuss a grand alliance against the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) for the 2019 Lok Sabha election, in New Delhi.

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NCP leader Praful Patel meets Patidar Anamat Andolan Samiti (PAAS) leader Hardik Patel during his indefinite hunger strike for reservation, in Ahmedabad.

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Praful patel at Nationalist Student Congress National Convention in New Delhi

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NCP President Sharad Pawar Praful Patel and Congress leader Gulam Nabi Azad and MPPCC president Ashok Chavan and others take part in "Jan Akrosh Hallabol Morcha" demanding loan waiver for farmers outside the Vidhan Bhawan during the winter session of Maharashtra Assembly, in Nagpur.

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FIFA President Gianni Infantino and AIFF President Praful Patel exchange greetings at the end of an interaction with media after FIFA Council meeting in Kolkata.

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West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee with FIFA President Gianni Infantino and AIFF President Praful Patel during a dinner party in Kolkata.

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Prime Minister Narendra Modi, second right, stands with other officials for the national anthem before the start of the FIFA U-17 World Cup match between India and the U.S. in New Delhi.

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Prime Minister Narendra Modi, in white, stands with other officials for the national anthem before the start of the FIFA U-17 World Cup match between India and the U.S. in New Delhi.

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NCP President Sharad Pawar addressing the media at New Rashtravadi Bhavan, Thakersey House, in Mumbai.

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Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) president Sharad Pawar and Senior leader Praful Patel during Party's 19th foundation day celebration, in New Delhi.

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(L to R) Filmmaker Karan Johar, Praful Patel's wife Varsha Patel, Shiv Sena chief Uddhav Thackeray, Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis, actor Amitabh Bachchan and Industrialist Mukesh Ambani during the launch of a book 'Udaan' based on the life of former aviation minister, Praful Patel (3rd from L), in Mumbai.

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Praful Patel NCP MP and President of All India Football Federation at Parliament to promote the FIFA Under-17 World Cup that will be held in India, in New Delhi.

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Lok sabha speaker Sumitra Mahajan kick off a football at Parliament to promote the FIFA Under-17 World Cup that will be held in India, during a "mass Football Distribution Programme for MPs" organised by Vijay Goel, in New Delhi.

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NCP President Sharad Pawar with party leader Praful Patel and others cutting a cake during inauguration of the party's new office, in Ahmedabad.

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Samajwadi Party leader Amar singh with NCP leader Praful Patel at Parliament house, in New Delhi.

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Sports Minister Vijay Goel with FIFA officials at the launch of official emblem of FIFA U-17 World Cup India 2017, in Panaji.

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NCP chief Sharad Pawar with party leaders Praful Patel and party leaders at an Iftar Party of Nationalist Congress Party at Haj House in Mumbai.

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NCP Leader Praful Patel being felicitated by party workers after he was elected as Rajya Sabha (MP), in Nagpur.

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NCP Leader Praful Patel along with Supriya Sule, MP and daughter of Sharad Pawar and other party leaders, files the nomination for Rajya Sabha election at the Vidhan Bhavan in Mumbai.

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From second left, Chairman of Reliance Group, Anil Ambani, Chaiman Adani Group,Gautam Adani and Praful Patel during the 75th birthday celebrations of Sharad Pawar, at Vigyan Bhawan in New Delhi.

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NCP President Sharad Pawar with Praful Patel, Tariq Anwar and other party leaders after meeting former Prime Minister Manmohan Singh to express their solidarity with him, in New Delhi.

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NCP President Sharad Pawar with party leader Praful Patel meeting former Prime Minister Manmohan Singh to express their solidarity with him, in New Delhi.

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AIFF President Prafulla Patel along with Shaikh Salman bin Ebrahim Al Khalifa, President, Asian Football Confederation, and Nita Ambani (C), Founder Chairperson, Football Development during the inauguration of Cooperage Football Stadium, in South Mumbai.

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Prime Minister Narendra Modi, BJP President Amit Shah, Venkaiah Nadu, Nitin Gadkari and others at the swearing-in ceremony of new Maharashtra government, in Mumbai.

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NCP leader Praful Patel along with wife showing their ink marked finger after casting votes at a polling booth during Assembly elections at Gondia.

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Long-standing political formations in Maharashtra crumbled today with BJP snapping its 25-year-old alliance with the Shiv Sena and NCP parting ways with the Congress and pulling out of the government, making it a minority administration.

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Praful Patel, Sharad Pawar and daughter and MP Supriya Sule at a Mumbai function

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NCP President and Union Agriculture Minister Sharad Pawar, MP Praful Patel and other Congress and party members at Vidhan Bhavan in South Mumbai.

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Prime Minister Manmohan Singh, Gujarat Governor Kamala Beniwal, Chief Minister Narendra Modi, Sankarsinh Vaghela, Bharatsinh Solanki, Dinsha Patel, Praful Patel and others at the inauguration of the renovated Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel museum in Ahmadabad.

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Delhi CM Shiela Dixit with New and Renewable Energy Minister Farooq Abdullah, NCP leader Praful Patel, Mahindra & Mahindra Managing Director Anand Mahindra and Pawan Goenka at the Launch of New REVA Electric car at the India Gate, in New Delhi.

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Heavy Industries and Public Enterprises Minister Praful Patel and West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee after a meeting at Writers Building in Kolkata.

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NCP leader and Union Minister of Heavy Industries & Public Enterprises Praful Patel with party leaders Tariq Anwar and DP Tripathi addresses a press conference after a meeting at party chief Sharad Pawar's residence in New Delhi.

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NCP leader and Union Minister of Heavy Industries & Public Enterprises Praful Patel and party leader Tariq Anwar after a meeting at party chief Sharad Pawar's residence in New Delhi.

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A file photo of NCP Union Ministers Sharad Pawar and Praful Patel who boycotted a Cabinet meeting in New Delhi. It is also believed that they have offered to quit the ministry over UPA's new pecking order.

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SUNIL CHHETRI, 28, Indian football captain, joins Portuguese grandee Sporting Lisbon’s B-team on one-year stint, calls move “opportunity of a life-time”. Media tepid; is it more a club marketing ploy?

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PRAFUL PATEL, NCP man and ex-civil aviation minister, in a spot of bother after Canada’s Globe and Mail alleges $2,50,000 payoff to swing $100 mn AI security contract for Canadian firm.

Heavy Industries Minister Praful Patel with industrialist Srichand P. Hinduja at the inaugural ceremony of 11th Auto Expo -2012 at Pragati Maidan in New Delhi.

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Prime Minister Manmohan Singh at a meeting of UPA leaders, on the Lokpal issue, the first such exercise after the fiasco over FDI in retail at 7RCR in New Delhi. RLD Chief Ajit Singh (L) is also seen in the picture.

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President Pratibha Patil lighting lamp during the 4th International Civil Aviation Negotiations Conference 2011 in Mumbai. Maharashtra Governor K Shankaranarayanan, Union Civil Aviation Minister Vayalar Ravi and former Civil Aviation Minister Praful Patel looks on.

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Praful Patel, Union Minister for Heavy Industries and President, Western India Football Association, with Union Minister of State for Communication and IT Milind Deora during the inauguration of Milind Deora South Mumbai Junior Soccer Challenger 2011- Season 3 in Mumbai.

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Minister of State (Independent Charge) for Youth Affairs and Sports, Ajay Maken and the Union Minister for Heavy Industries and Public Enterprises, Praful Patel during the agreement between the Sports Authority of India (SAI) and All India Football Federation (AIFF), in New Delhi.

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Union Ministers Sharad Pawar, Kamal Nath, Kapil Sibal and Praful Patel leave after a cabinet meeting on Lokpal Bill in New Delhi.

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Union Heavy Industry Minister Praful Patel along with his family paying obeisance at Saibaba Temple in Shirdi.

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Heavy Industries and Public Enterprises Minister Praful Patel, German Ambassador to India, Thomas Matussek (C) and Andreas Schaaf (R), President, BMW India during the unveiling of the company's vision efficient dynamics concept car in New Delhi.

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Union Ministers Praful Patel and Vilasrao Deshmukh paying their last respect to the body of Sri Sathya Sai Baba in Puttaparthi, Andhra Pradesh.

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NCP President Sharad Pawar flanked by Senior leaders P A Sangma (2nd L) and Tariq Anwar (2nd R) Praful Patel (R), Govind Rao Adhik (L) and D P Tripathi (3rd R) at the party's working committee meeting in New Delhi.

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New Civil Aviation Minister Vayalar Ravi with his predecessor Praful Patel talks to the media after assuming charge at his office in New Delhi.

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New Civil Aviation Minister Vayalar Ravi being greeted by his predecessor Praful Patel after he assumed charge at his office in New Delhi.

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New Minister for Heavy Industries and Public Enterprises Praful Patel after assuming charge at his office in New Delhi.

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New Minister for Heavy Industries and Public Enterprises Praful Patel greets his predecessor Vilasrao Deshmukh before assuming charge at his office in New Delhi.

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New Minister for Heavy Industries and Public Enterprises Praful Patel being welcomed by his predecessor Vilasrao Deshmukh as the former arrives to assume charge at his office in New Delhi.

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President Pratibha Patil and Prime Minister Manmohan Singh pose with newly sworn in ministers in New Delhi. The newly sworn in ministers are K.C.Venugopal, left, Salman Khursheed, second left, Ashwani Kumar, third left, Sri Prakash Jaiswal ,third right, Praful Patel, second right and Beni Prasad Verma, right.

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Praful Patel being administered oath by President Pratibha Patil as a Cabinet Minister in the Union Council of Ministers during a ceremony at the Rashtrapati Bhavan in New Delhi. Patel has been given the charge of Heavy Industries and Public Enterprise Ministry.

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Civil Aviation Minister Praful Patel (R) and Law Minister Veerappa Moily after a Union Cabinet meeting at South Block in New Delhi. According to Patel, the Government has decided to infuse Rs 1,200 crore as equity in Air India.

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Environment Minister Jairam Ramesh, Maharashtra Chief Minister Ashok Chavan (C), Civil Aviation Minister Praful Patel (R) and NCP MP Supriya Sule during a press conference at Maharashtra Sadan in New Delhi. Ramesh cleared the Navi Mumbai airport, paving the way for a second airport to ease air traffic in Mumbai.

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The Minister for Civil Aviation, Praful Patel releasing the book at a Seminar on “ATM, Airports and Airlines, India Initiatives for Infrastructure” in New Delhi.

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Main attendees from left, GMR Group Chairman G. M. Rao, Delhi Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit, Chairperson of ruling United Progressive Alliance Sonia Gandhi, Prime Minister Manmohan Singh, and Civil Aviation Minister Praful Patel pause after unveiling a plaque to inaugurate the new Indira Gandhi International Airport Terminal 3 in New Delhi. Top government officials unveiled the multibillion dollar, glittering steel and glass new airport terminal in the capital Saturday months ahead of playing hosting to the Commonwealth Games.

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Praful Patel in one of Air India’s new Airbuses in 2006

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Praful Patel with daughter Poorna

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Civil Aviation Minister Praful Patel's daughter Purna Patel outside BCCI office in Mumbai.

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Civil Aviation Minister Praful Patel presenting the Most Admired Indian award to N R Narayana Murthy, Chairman and chief mentor of the Infosys Technologies Ltd, during the AIMA Managing India Awards 2010, in New Delhi.

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Civil Aviation Minister Praful Patel looks on as Qatar Airways CEO Akbar Al Baker presents a model of aircraft to CAE's Jeff Roberts during India Aviation 2010 Expo in Hyderabad.

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Union Civil Aviation Minister Praful Patel with Karnataka CM B S Yeddyurappa during the inauguration of the FIFA International Football Academy in Bangalore.

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NCP party general secretary and Union Minister for Civil Aviation Praful Patel along with deputy chief minister Chaggan Bhujbal and State President R.R. Patil during the meeting at NCP headquarters in South Mumbai.

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Civil Aviation Minister Praful Patel addresses the media over Air India stand-off in New Delhi. The govt today talked tough on the AI strike giving the pilots an ultimatum asking them to resume duty from tomorrow or face action. The striking pilots remained unfazed saying that the stir would continue.

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Civil Aviation Minister Praful Patel assumes charge at his office in New Delhi.

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Civil Aviation Minister Praful Patel paying visit to the shrine of Khwaja Moinuddin Chishti in Ajmer.

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Congress president Sonia Gandhi along with NCP President Sharad Pawar, Chief Minister Ashok Chavan, NCP candidate Praful Patel and other leaders during the first joint Cong-NCP rally at Sakoli in Bhandara district in Maharashtra.

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