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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

LS to take up no-trust motion against Modi government on Friday (Roundup)

Posted On : Jul 18,2018,    8:48 pm
New Delhi, July 18 (IANS) The BJP-led NDA government and the Opposition dug in for a showdown in the Lok Sabha after Speaker Sumitra Mahajan on Wednesday admitted a no-confidence motion and said it would be taken up on Friday for discussion and voting. View More..

LS admits no confidence motion against Modi government, discussion on Friday

Posted On : Jul 18,2018,    4:30 pm
New Delhi, July 18 (IANS) Lok Sabha Speaker Sumitra Mahajan on Wednesday accepted a no-confidence motion moved by the Opposition against the Narendra Modi government and said that discussion and voting on it will take place on Friday. View More..

LS admits no confidence motion against government

Posted On : Jul 18,2018,    12:50 pm
New Delhi, July 18 (IANS) Lok Sabha Speaker Sumitra Mahajan on Wednesday accepted a no-confidence motion moved by the opposition against the government. View More..

Allow us to raise key issues for Parliament's smooth functioning, says opposition

Posted On : Jul 16,2018,    9:34 pm
New Delhi, July 16 (IANS) Leaders of 13 opposition parties met on Monday to discuss their strategy for the Monsoon Session of Parliament beginning on Wednesday and said that the government should allow them to raise their issues to ensure smooth functioning of Parliament. View More..

Opposition leaders meet to discuss monsoon session strategy

Posted On : Jul 16,2018,    7:04 pm
New Delhi, July 16 (IANS) The meeting of leaders of opposition parties began here on Monday to discuss strategy for the Monsoon Session of Parliament beginning July 18. View More..

As farmers agitate, Mumbai, other cities stare at milk crisis

Posted On : Jul 16,2018,    5:44 pm
Mumbai, July 16 (IANS) Thousands of milk farmers across Maharashtra launched an agitation for their various demands early on Monday, hitting supply of fresh milk across big and small cities in the state. View More..

Opposition meet on Monday to discuss monsoon session strategy

Posted On : Jul 15,2018,    7:50 pm
New Delhi, July 15 (IANS) Amid indications that they will join hands in an election to elect the new Rajya Sabha Deputy Chairman, opposition parties will meet here on Monday evening to discuss their strategy for the Monsoon Session of Parliament beginning Wednesday. View More..

TDP delegation to meet Shiv Sena, NCP leaders in Mumbai

Posted On : Jul 15,2018,    1:50 pm
Mumbai, July 15 (IANS) In a significant political development ahead of the monsoon session of Parliament, a delegation of the Telugu Desam Party (TDP) will meet non-Congress and non-BJP party leaders here on Sunday, informed sources said. View More..

Dheeraj Sharma named NCP youth wing chief

Posted On : Jul 14,2018,    6:50 pm
Mumbai, July 14 (IANS) Youth leader Dheeraj Sharma has been appointed the new national President of NCP's youth wing Nationalist Youth Congress, party President Sharad Pawar announced here on Saturday. View More..

Maharashtra goofs again: Gujarati pages in Marathi textbooks

Posted On : Jul 13,2018,    8:42 pm
Nagpur (Maharashtra), July 13 (IANS) The Maharashtra legislature witnessed an uproar on Friday after an opposition member said pages written in Gujarati language were being printed in a Marathi school textbooks for Maharashtra schools. View More..

After unholy row, Maharashtra spikes distributing 'Bhagavad Gita' in Mumbai colleges

Posted On : Jul 12,2018,    6:58 pm
Mumbai/Nagpur, July 12 (IANS) After massive protests by the opposition parties over its purported decision to distribute free copies of Hindu holy scripture 'Bhagavad Gita', the state government indicated it has halted the move, a prominent student union leader said on Thursday. View More..

Heavy rains inundate Nagpur, legislature in darkness

Posted On : Jul 06,2018,    6:08 pm
Nagpur, July 6 (IANS) Following a torrential downpour on Friday, the state's second capital was virtually inundated and the Maharashtra Legislature, which was in session, was plunged into darkness, forcing an adjournment till Monday. View More..

RJD will support JD-U if Nitish retires: Tejashwi

Posted On : Jul 05,2018,    6:52 pm
Patna, July 5 (IANS) Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) leader Tejashwi Yadav on Thursday said his party will support the Janata Dal-United (JD-U) in Bihar if Chief Minister Nitish Kumar retires from active politics. View More..

Once more, Mumbai crippled by bridge crash, heavy rains (Roundup)

Posted On : Jul 03,2018,    7:52 pm
Mumbai, July 3 (IANS) Mumbai was crippled for the second time in less than a month after a section of a foot overbridge (FOB) crashed over the Western Railway tracks at Andheri following Tuesday's heavy rains which left many areas of the city flooded, playing havoc with road and rail traffic. View More..

Mumbai crippled after bridge crash, heavy rains (Third Lead)

Posted On : Jul 03,2018,    3:28 pm
Mumbai, July 3 (IANS) Mumbai was crippled for the second time in less than a month after a section of a foot overbridge (FOB) crashed over the Western Railway (WR) tracks at Andheri following Tuesday's heavy rains which left many areas of the city flooded, playing havoc with road and rail traffic. View More..

Law Commission to discuss simultaneous polls with parties

Posted On : Jul 02,2018,    10:44 pm
New Delhi, July 2 (IANS) The Law Commission has invited all the national and recognised state political parties to hold consultations on July 7-8 on the practicality of conducting simultaneous polls to Lok Sabha and state legislatures. View More..

Agatha Sangma vacates Meghalaya Assembly seat for CM

Posted On : Jul 02,2018,    9:14 pm
Shillong, July 2 (IANS) National People's Party (NPP) legislator Agatha Sangma on Monday resigned as the member of Meghalaya Assembly, paving the way for Chief Minister Conrad Sangma to contest the by-election and continue in the post. View More..

Maharashtra lynchings: CM announces compensation, 23 suspects held

Posted On : Jul 02,2018,    7:54 pm
Mumbai, July 2 (IANS) With the lynching of five mendicants (bhikshus) on Sunday threatening to snowball into a controversy, the Maharashtra government on Monday announced a compensation of Rs 500,000 to the kin of each victim, and other assistance while at least 23 suspects were arrested. View More..

After arrest, Bank Of Maharashtra CEO-MD, ED removed

Posted On : Jun 30,2018,    12:02 am
Mumbai, June 29 (IANS) In an abrupt move, the Board of Directors of the Bank of Maharashtra on Friday resolved to remove arrested CEO and Managing Director Ravindra P. Marathe and Executive Director Rajendra K. Gupta, from all functional responsibilities with immediate effect. View More..

After arrest, Bank Of Maharashtra CEO-MD removed

Posted On : Jun 29,2018,    9:00 pm
Mumbai, June 29 (IANS) In an abrupt move, the Board of Directors of the Bank of Maharashtra on Friday resolved to remove arrested CEO and Managing Director Ravindra P. Marathe from all functional responsibilities with immediate effect. 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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