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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

BJP amassed over Rs 430 crore in donations, 12 times more than all national parties

Posted On : Jan 16,2019,    8:24 pm
New Delhi, Jan 16 (IANS) The ruling Bharatiya Janata Party has got over 93 per cent of donations of above Rs 20,000 received by national political parties, during 2017-18, pocketing Rs 437.04 crore of the total Rs 469.89 crore donated by corporates and individuals. View More..

Meghalaya Congress women workers demand scrapping of Citizenship Bill

Posted On : Jan 16,2019,    6:20 pm
Shillong, Jan 16 (IANS) Congress women workers in Meghalaya on Wednesday took out a protest march demanding the scrapping of the Citizenship (Amendment) Bill, 2016 that was passed in the Lok Sabha. View More..

Deve Gowda, Kejriwal, Pawar, Akhilesh at Mamata's Jan 19 rally

Posted On : Jan 16,2019,    1:44 am
Kolkata, Jan 16 (IANS) Former Prime Minister H D Devegowda, Delhi chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal and his Karnataka counterpart H D Kumaraswamy, political heavyweights like Sharad Pawar and Akhilesh Yadav would address the January 19 opposition rally here, Trinamool Congress chief Mamata Banerjee said on Tuesday. View More..

Meghalaya CM to meet Modi, Rajnath Singh on Citizenship Bill

Posted On : Jan 15,2019,    2:30 pm
Shillong, Jan 15 (IANS) Meghalaya Chief Minister Conrad Sangma said on Tuesday that he has sought an appointment to meet Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh over the Citizenship (Amendment) Bill 2016. View More..

Balasaheb Thackeray's stature was always above politics: Sanjay Raut

Posted On : Jan 15,2019,    1:06 pm
Mumbai, Jan 15 (IANS) Producer and Shiv Sena MP Sanjay Raut, who is excited about his next production venture "Thackeray" -- based on Balasaheb Thackeray's life -- says that the late Shiv Sena supremo's stature was always above politics. View More..

Senior Maharashtra Congress leader Shivajirao Deshmukh dead

Posted On : Jan 14,2019,    11:06 pm
Mumbai, Jan 14 (IANS) Senior Congress leader, a permanent invitee of All India Congress Committee (AICC) and former chairman of Maharashtra Legislative Council Shivajirao Deshmukh died following brief illness at a private hospital here on Monday evening, party sources said. View More..

BEST strike hits Mumbai commuters for 7th day

Posted On : Jan 14,2019,    12:24 pm
Mumbai, Jan 14 (IANS) Over four million commuters including students were badly hit as the strike by over 20,000 employees of the Bombay Electric Supply and Transport (BEST), the lifeline of the city, entered the seventh day here on Monday. View More..

Maharashtra Congress, NCP launch pre-poll campaigns

Posted On : Jan 10,2019,    4:42 pm
Nagpur/Mumbai, Jan 10 (IANS) A day after Prime Minister Narendra Modi sounded the ruling Bharatiya Janata Party's (BJP) poll bugle, the two main opposition parties -- the Congress and the Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) -- launched their pre-election campaigns from the eastern and western corners of Maharashtra on Thursday. View More..

Lok Sabha adjourned sine die, 16 bills passed

Posted On : Jan 08,2019,    10:46 pm
New Delhi, Jan 8 (IANS) Lok Sabha Speaker Sumitra Mahajan on Tuesday adjourned the House sine die at the conclusion of its winter session during which 16 bills were passed, including the triple talaq Bill and a constitutional amendment Bill to give 10 per cent reservation for economically backward among the upper castes in jobs and higher education. View More..

BJP-led Dhangars to boycott PM's Solapur tour

Posted On : Jan 08,2019,    8:56 pm
Mumbai, Jan 8 (IANS) Spelling embarrassment for the ruling Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), the party-led Dhangar community groups will boycott Prime Minister Narendra Modi's functions in Solapur in Maharashtra on Wednesday. View More..

BJP-backed Meghalaya government opposes Citizenship Bill

Posted On : Jan 08,2019,    1:32 am
Shillong, Jan 8 (IANS) The BJP-backed Conrad Sangma government in Meghalaya on Monday said that it will stick to its stand to oppose the controversial Citizenship (Amendment) Bill, 2016 that aims to give citizenship to illegal migrants of six religious minority groups from Bangladesh, Pakistan and Afghanistan. View More..

Will amend Constitution for new 10% quota: Law Minister

Posted On : Jan 07,2019,    10:56 pm
New Delhi, Jan 7 (IANS) The Narendra Modi-led NDA government is making a "constitutional amendment" to implement the Cabinet's decision of giving 10 per cent reservation to economically-backward people from general category in government jobs and educational institutions, Union Law Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad said here on Monday. View More..

Raj Thackeray: Winning friends and influencing foes vide wedding invites

Posted On : Jan 06,2019,    4:32 pm
Mumbai, Jan 6 (IANS) AMaharashtra Navnirman Sena President Raj Thackeray is currently on a mega-mission to invite leading personalities for his son Amit's upcoming wedding - and thereby winning friends and influencing foes ahead of the 2019 elections. View More..

Maharashtra 'drops' Shivaji, Shahu, Phule, Ambedkar from 2019 calendar

Posted On : Jan 05,2019,    3:54 pm
Mumbai, Jan 5 (IANS) In an embarrassing bloomer, the Maharashtra government has dropped the mention of anniversaries of Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj, democrat reformist Rajarshi Shahu Maharaj, social reformer Mahatma Jyotiba Phule and B.R. Ambedkar from the 2019 calendar. View More..

Mumbai co-op bank with zero NPA bags top award

Posted On : Jan 05,2019,    2:02 pm
Mumbai, Jan 5 (IANS) Mumbai-headquartered Pratap Cooperative Bank (PCoB), which has notched a record of zero non-performing assets (NPAs) for 10 years, has been named for the Maharashtra State Cooperative Banks Association Ltd. (MSCBAL) 23rd award for last fiscal, an official said on Saturday. View More..

Opposition in RS wants select committee to oversee triple talaq bill

Posted On : Dec 31,2018,    12:32 pm
New Delhi, Dec 31 (IANS) Ahead of the Central government's move to move the triple talaq bill in Rajya Sabha, the Opposition parties on Monday held a meeting and decided to demand that the bill be referred to the select committee for further deliberations. View More..

Lok Sabha passes triple talaq bill amidst opposition walkout (Roundup)

Posted On : Dec 27,2018,    8:48 pm
New Delhi, Dec 27 (IANS) The Lok Sabha on Thursday passed a controversial bill that criminalises the practice of triple talaq among Muslims, amidst walkout by the Congress and the BJP ally AIADMK as opposition parties attacked the government saying the measure was aimed at political gains in view of the coming general elections. View More..

Grand alliance a club of 'rich dynasties': Modi

Posted On : Dec 23,2018,    4:30 pm
New Delhi, Dec 23 (IANS) Calling the 'grand alliance' a club of "rich dynasties", Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday said the efforts of the opposition parties were for personal survival and ambitions and the country would never accept such an incoherent coalition. View More..

BJP earned over Rs 1000 crore, spent Rs 758 crore in 2017-18; ADR

Posted On : Dec 17,2018,    10:34 pm
New Delhi, Dec 17 (IANS) The ruling BJP has declared a total income of over Rs 1,000 crore in 2017-18 spending over Rs 750 crore in the year. However, the income and expenditure of the Congress party was not known with the party yet to submit its audited reports to the Election Commission. View More..

BJP declares Rs 1,027-crore income in FY18: Report

Posted On : Dec 17,2018,    9:56 pm
New Delhi, Dec 17 (IANS) The BJP has declared total income of Rs 1,027 crore and expenditure of Rs 758 crore (74 per cent) during financial year 2017-18, while the Congress has not yet submitted its audited reports to the Election Commission (EC), as per a report issued on Monday. 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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