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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

Pawar slams Maharashtra government for pesticide poisoning deaths

Posted On : Oct 23,2017,    9:58 pm
Nagpur (Maharashtra), Oct 23 (IANS) Against the backdrop of around 40 farmers' deaths due to poisoning by insecticides, Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) President Sharad Pawar on Monday blamed the Maharashtra government for easy availability of unlicensed pesticides in the market. View More..

OBC leader Alpesh to join Congress, two Hardik aides embrace BJP

Posted On : Oct 21,2017,    10:12 pm
New Delhi/Ahmedabad, Oct 21 (IANS) Aggressive young Gujarat OBC leader Alpesh Thakore on Saturday announced he was joining the Congress, as state Congress chief Bharatsinh Solanki urged firebrand Patidar spearhead Hardik Patel and Dalit leader Jignesh Mewani to also join the party. The ruling BJP got a boost as two leaders from Patel's Patidar Anamat Andolan Samiti (PAAS) shook hands with the party. View More..

Gujarat OBC leader Alpesh Thakore to join Congress, Hardik, Jignesh weighing options

Posted On : Oct 21,2017,    8:52 pm
New Delhi/Ahmedabad, Oct 21 (IANS) Aggressive young Gujarat OBC leader Alpesh Thakore on Saturday announced he was joining the Congress, as state party chief Bharatsinh Solanki urged firebrand Patidar spearhead Hardik Patel and Dalit leader Jignesh Mewani to also join the Congress. View More..

Ajit Pawar likens Shiv Sena to 'two-faced earthworm'

Posted On : Oct 20,2017,    8:34 pm
Pune (Maharashtra), Oct 20 (IANS) Nationalist Congress Party senior leader Ajit Pawar on Friday equated the Shiv Sena with a "two-faced earthworm" which wants public sympathy but does not want to quit the state government. View More..

Maharashtra farmers to get loan waiver as 'Diwali gift'

Posted On : Oct 17,2017,    6:10 pm
Mumbai, Oct 17 (IANS) After an anxious wait of over five months, Maharashtra farmers will get a "Diwali gift" in the form of loan waivers from October 18, Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis announced here on Tuesday. View More..

BJP's declared assets increased by 627% in 10 years: ADR

Posted On : Oct 16,2017,    8:44 pm
Kolkata, Oct 16 (IANS) The Bharatiya Janata Party's (BJP) declared assets jumped by 627 per cent from Rs 122.93 crore to over Rs 893 crore between FY 2004-05 and 2015-16, according to an analysis by Association for Democratic Reforms (ADR). View More..

When Pranab riled Sonia Gandhi by meeting Bal Thackeray

Posted On : Oct 16,2017,    11:58 am
New Delhi, Oct 16 (IANS) Congress President Sonia Gandhi was upset with Pranab Mukherjee for meeting with late Shiv Sena leader Bal Thackeray, despite being advised by her against doing so before his election as President of India in 2012, the third volume of his autobiography has revealed. View More..

I am with you, Pawar tells victims of social media trolls

Posted On : Oct 14,2017,    4:42 pm
Mumbai, Oct 14 (IANS) Coming out in support of young victims of social media trolls, Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) President Sharad Pawar on Saturday exhorted them to speak out against the wrong policies of the government and oppose growing incidents of intolerance and fascism across India. View More..

'I am with you' - Pawar tells victims of social media trolls

Posted On : Oct 14,2017,    4:20 pm
Mumbai, Oct 14 (IANS) Coming out in support of young victims of social media trolls, Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) President Sharad Pawar on Saturday exhorted them to speak out against the wrong policies of the government and oppose growing incidents of intolerance and fascism across India. View More..

Congress' stunning Nanded victory shocks opposition, Rahul lauds party unit

Posted On : Oct 13,2017,    9:08 pm
Nanded (Maharashtra), Oct 13 (IANS) The Congress on Friday retained control over the prestigious Nanded-Waghala City Municipal Corporation (NWCMC), decimating the opposition to bag a stupendous 73 seats in the 81-member body. View More..

Six corporators of Raj Thackeray's MNS defect to Uddhav's Shiv Sena

Posted On : Oct 13,2017,    8:34 pm
Mumbai, Oct 13 (IANS) In a major political development, six of the seven Maharashtra Navnirman Sena corporators of BrihanMumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) on Friday walked over to the rival Shiv Sena. View More..

Raj Thackeray's MNS corporators defect to Udhhav's Shiv Sena

Posted On : Oct 13,2017,    6:04 pm
Mumbai, Oct 13 (IANS) In a major political development, at least six of the seven Maharashtra Navnirman Sena corporators of BrihanMumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) on Friday walked over to the rival Shiv Sena, official sources confirmed. View More..

Stunning Nanded victory electrifies Congress, shocks opposition

Posted On : Oct 13,2017,    7:46 am
Nanded (Maharashtra), Oct 13 (IANS) The Congress on Friday retained control over the prestigious Nanded-Waghala City Municipal Corporation (NWCMC), bagging a stupendous 73 seats in the 81-member body and decimating the opposition. View More..

Spectacular Nanded win electrifies Congress, shocks opposition (Roundup)

Posted On : Oct 12,2017,    9:20 pm
Nanded (Maharashtra), Oct 12 (IANS) The Congress on Thursday retained control over the prestigious Nanded-Waghala City Municipal Corporation (NWCMC), bagging a staggering 69 of the 77 seats in the 81-seat body and decimating the opposition. View More..

Congress sweeps Nanded civic polls, opposition routed (Fourth Lead)

Posted On : Oct 12,2017,    6:16 pm
Nanded (Maharashtra), Oct 12 (IANS) The Congress on Thursday bagged the prestigious Nanded-Waghala City Municipal Corporation (NWCMC), bagging a staggering 67 of the 73 seats in the 81-seat body and crushing the opposition. View More..

Congress wins Nanded, opposition crushed (Third Lead)

Posted On : Oct 12,2017,    3:42 pm
Nanded (Maharashtra), Oct 12 (IANS) The Congress on Thursday bagged the prestigious Nanded-Waghala City Municipal Corporation (NWCMC), bagging 43 of the 46 seats in the 81-seat body for which results have been declared and crushing the opposition. View More..

Congress blazes victory trail in Nanded, BJP trails (2nd Lead)

Posted On : Oct 12,2017,    2:44 pm
Nanded (Maharashtra), Oct 12 (IANS) The Congress on Thursday was firmly on way to re-capturing the Nanded-Waghala City Municipal Corporation (NWCMC), a stronghold of Maharashtra party chief Ashok Chavan, by bagging 30 of the 32 seats in the 81-seat body for which results had been announced. View More..

Give up Twitter politics, work on ground: BJP to Rahul

Posted On : Oct 10,2017,    6:32 pm
New Delhi, Oct 10 (IANS) The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Tuesday said the Congress is on the wane throughout the country and advised its Vice President Rahul Gandhi to give up Twitter politics and work on the ground. View More..

Maharashtra restores full power supply to major cities

Posted On : Oct 06,2017,    4:52 pm
Mumbai, Oct 6 (IANS) Following a furore over what was termed as "a temporary load-shedding", power-surplus Maharashtra on Friday afternoon restored fully supply to all major cities, an official said here. View More..

Public sentiment against Modi government due to 'all-round failures': Pawar (Lead, With Images)

Posted On : Oct 03,2017,    8:10 pm
Mumbai, Oct 3 (IANS) Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) chief Sharad Pawar on Tuesday said that public sentiment has gone against the ruling Bharatiya Janata Party at the Centre due to "all-round failures" like rising unemployment and factories shutting down and also attacked decisions like demonetisation and the GST. 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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