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Nationalist Congress Party

The Nationalist Congress Party NCP is a national political party with base in Maharashtra.

It was formed when three of its leaders, Sharad Pawar, P.A. Sangma and Tariq Anwar were expelled from the Indian National Congress, for questioning Sonia Gandhi's leadership on 25th May 1999.

These three leaders went on to form the Nationalist Congress Party and Sharad Pawar became its President and P.A Sangma and Tariq Anwar its General Secretaries. ...
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Nationalist Congress Party

Nanar refinery project: Maharashtra ruling allies, opposition in ugly spat

Posted On : Apr 23,2018,    5:58 pm
Ratnagiri (Maharashtra), April 23 (IANS) Maharashtra's ruling Shiv Sena on Monday challenged its coalition ally Bharatiya Janata Party to shift the proposed Nanar refinery complex from the state to Gujarat, even as the latter hit back viciously along with the Opposition to unleash a full-fledged political controversy. View More..

Nanar row: Fadnavis hits back at Shiv Sena

Posted On : Apr 23,2018,    4:54 pm
Mumbai, April 23 (IANS) Minutes after ally Shiv Sena attacked the proposed Nanar refinery project, Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis hit back on Monday. View More..

Opposition parties to move impeachment notice against CJI

Posted On : Apr 20,2018,    12:52 pm
New Delhi, April 20 (IANS) The Congress and some other opposition parties met here on Friday and decided to submit a petition in Rajya Sabha to initiate the impeachment of Chief Justice Dipak Misra. View More..

Opposition parties to meet on Friday on CJI impeachment

Posted On : Apr 19,2018,    10:54 pm
New Delhi, April 19 (IANS) Congress and some other opposition parties are likely to meet here on Friday with proposed impeachment motion against Chief Justice of India expected to come up for discussion, sources said. View More..

Four Maharashtra villagers attempt suicide in revenue office

Posted On : Apr 19,2018,    9:02 pm
Parbhani (Maharashtra), April 19 (IANS) Four villagers attempted suicide on Thursday by consuming pesticides in a local revenue office in Maharashtra's Parbhani district, an official said. All are out of danger. View More..

Anti-Nanar refinery project locals drum up political support

Posted On : Apr 14,2018,    6:50 pm
Mumbai, April 14 (IANS) Days after Indian oil companies signed an agreement with Saudi Aramco for setting up the world's largest refinery complex at Nanar in Maharashtra's Ratnagiri, locals on Saturday started drummed up support from different political parties in a bid to stop the project. View More..

BJP income rises by 81.18%, Congress's dips 14%

Posted On : Apr 10,2018,    2:36 pm
New Delhi, April 10 (IANS) The income of the BJP increased by 81.18 per cent to Rs 1,034.27 crore while that of the Congress decreased by 14 per cent to Rs 225.36 crore between 2015-16 and 2016-17, a report released on Tuesday said. View More..

NCP candidate files nomination for Meghalaya assembly by-poll

Posted On : Apr 09,2018,    7:04 pm
Shillong, April 9 (IANS) NCP candidate Krenilla Marak, the widow of the party candidate killed in an IED blast before the February assembly elections, on Monday filed her nomination papers for the April 27 bypoll to the Williamnagar constituency in Meghalaya's East Garo Hill district. View More..

Will be happy to see Sharad Pawar as PM: Nana Patekar

Posted On : Apr 06,2018,    9:24 pm
Pune, April 6 (IANS) Veteran Bollywood actor Nana Patekar on Friday said he would "happy" if elder statesman Sharad Pawar became the Prime Minister. View More..

Opposition parties meet, press for discussing urgent issues

Posted On : Apr 04,2018,    4:58 pm
New Delhi, April 4 (IANS) Leaders of 13 opposition parties met here on Wednesday and urged the government and the presiding officers of the Lok Sabha and Rajya Sabha to allow discussion on issues being raised by them, saying they were willing to extend the Budget Session to pass the government's legislative agenda. View More..

Shiv Sena attacks BJP again, with RSS stick

Posted On : Apr 02,2018,    1:46 pm
Mumbai, April 2 (IANS) The Shiv Sena on Monday attacked the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), this time using Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) chief Mohan Bhagwat's 'enlightening' speech in Raigad on March 30. View More..

Centre may file review petition in SC/ST Act order on Monday

Posted On : Apr 01,2018,    9:12 pm
New Delhi, April 1 (IANS) The Central government is likely to file a review petition in the Supreme Court on Monday in the apex courts recent order diluting certain provisions of the Scheduled Castes and Tribes (Prevention of Atrocities) Act, 1989, informed sources said on Sunday. View More..

Mamata's unity efforts: Keeping leadership issue on hold (Column: Political Circus)

Posted On : Mar 31,2018,    11:40 am
Since there is no dominant leader with a countrywide appeal in the opposition camp at the moment, it is natural that the most energetic opponents of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) will take the lead in trying to bring together the different parties to fight the ruling party at the Centre. View More..

Farmers prepare Bills, MPs to introduce in Parliament

Posted On : Mar 28,2018,    10:40 pm
New Delhi, March 28 (IANS) A group of farmer unions on Wednesday decided to present two Bills - intended to ensure remunerative prices to agriculture produce and loan waiver to distressed farmers - in Parliament, with the step receiving support from several political parties. View More..

Opposition leaders seek President's intervention over SC/ST law

Posted On : Mar 28,2018,    9:54 pm
New Delhi, March 28 (IANS) Leaders of several opposition parties met President Ram Nath Kovind on Wednesday and sought his intervention to press the government to file a review petition before the Supreme Court over its verdict diluting the Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes (Prevention of Atrocities Act) 1989. View More..

Opposition parties signing proposal on impeachment motion against CJI: NCP

Posted On : Mar 27,2018,    10:18 pm
New Delhi, March 27 (IANS) Nationalist Congress Party leader D.P. Tripathi said on Tuesday that that some opposition parties have started putting signatures on a draft proposal for moving an impeachment motion against Chief Justice of India Dipak Misra. View More..

Mamata meets Opposition, government allies, says 2019 would be 'interesting'

Posted On : Mar 27,2018,    6:36 pm
New Delhi, March 27 (IANS) Dubbing the upcoming 2019 General Elections as one that is going to be "interesting", West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Tuesday met leaders from Opposition parties, as well as government ally Shiv Sena to discuss the political situation. View More..

Mamata meets Pawar, Sena and TRS MPs

Posted On : Mar 27,2018,    2:36 pm
New Delhi, March 27 (IANS) West Bengal Chief Minister and Trinamool Congress (TMC) chief Mamata Banerjee on Tuesday met leaders from the BJP ally Shiv Sena as well as MPs from several opposition parties in the national capital. View More..

Mamata reaches Delhi to meet Pawar, Sonia

Posted On : Mar 26,2018,    10:44 pm
New Delhi, March 26 (IANS) West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Monday reached Delhi where she is expected to meet several opposition leaders including Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) chief Sharad Pawar to discuss ways to take on Narendra Modi government inside and outside the parliament. View More..

Congress issues whip for no-confidence motion

Posted On : Mar 26,2018,    10:42 pm
New Delhi, March 26 (IANS) The Congress on Monday issued whip to party members in Lok Sabha in view of the notice given by it for no-confidence motion against the Narendra Modi government. View More..



About Nationalist Congress Party

    Nationalist Congress Party History

INCThe Nationalist Congress Party NCP is a national political party with base in Maharashtra. It was formed when three of its leaders, Sharad Pawar, P.A. Sangma and Tariq Anwar were expelled from the Indian National Congress, for questioning Sonia Gandhi's leadership on 25th May 1999. These three leaders went on to form the Nationalist Congress Party and Sharad Pawar became its President and P.A Sangma and Tariq Anwar its General Secretaries. The party symbol is an analogue clock that reads 10:10.

NCP is a centre-left political party, that adhere to the ideals of the Congress stalwarts such as; Dadabhai Naoroji, Lokmaniya Tilak, Jawaharlal Nehru, Annie Besant, Maulana Abul Kalam Azad and others.

The NCP symbolizes the thoughts and concerns of the common man and professes to speak on behalf of the ordinary people.

Top leaders of NCP

The prominent leaders of the NCP are Sharad Pawar, Tariq Anwar, P.A. Sangma, Praful Patel and others.

Tariq Anwar is General Secretary and also the Founder President of 'Jan Astha' and 'All India QuamiTanzeem', a registered social organizations working for the poor in the country.

P.A. Sangma the general secretary of the NCP was Lok Sabha Speaker from 1996 to 1998. He is associated with the Red Cross Society and Youth Hostels Association etc. He has set up night schools for the underprivileged children.

Praful Patel represents NCP from the Bhandara-Gondia Parliamentary constituency in the Lok Sabha. He is the owner of CeeJay Group, the biggest bidi-making company in western India.

Ideologies of Party

The NCP aspires to build democratic secular society with equality, social justice and unity of the country. It believes in strengthening federalism and decentralizing power. NCP strives to empower the weaker sections of the society, particularly the Scheduled Castes, Scheduled Tribes and OBCs. NCP is flagging the agenda for the reservations for Marathas and Muslims. NCP also aspires to end unemployment, starvation, communalism. NCP believe in a government that is free from corruption.

NCP believes that any person of foreign origin cannot hold any party post in the country. It is on this issue that its top leaders brokeaway from the Indian National Congress.

The NCP has numerous organizations such as Nationalist Youth Congress, Nationalist Kisan Sabha, Rashtrawadi Yuvati Congress, Nationalist Student Congress, Nationalist Mahila Congress etc.

In the 2014 General Elections, NCP leader Sharad Pawar has hinted not to contest the Lok Sabha elections. He however may like to be the member of the Rajya Sabha. In the 2014 Lok Sabha election, the NCP wants to give tickets to new candidates who have been working for the party for a long time.
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