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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

India's glam-biz capital among 17 seats to poll on April 29

Posted On : Apr 27,2019,    10:30 am
Mumbai, April 27 (IANS) Mumbais six Lok Sabha constituencies will be among 17 that go to the polls in the fourth-final phase of 2019 elections on April 29, in areas that include the countrys commercial-glamour capital, the Mumbai Metropolitan Region, a world-famous pilgrimage centre and some of the most backward tribal hamlets. View More..

Vikhe-Patil quits as Maharashtra's Leader of Opposition

Posted On : Apr 25,2019,    9:40 pm
Mumbai, April 25 (IANS) Senior Maharashtra Congress leader Radhakrishna Vikhe-Patil's resignation as Leader of Opposition been accepted on Thursday by the Congress high command, a party official said here. View More..

Congested, contrasting Mumbai metro region heads for polls

Posted On : Apr 25,2019,    8:26 pm
Mumbai, April 25 (IANS) Battle lines are drawn for 10 of 11 Lok Sabha seats that fall in the Mumbai Metropolitan Region and have largely common issues of amenities, infrastructure and transport that remain unresolved for most part. View More..

Questions over EVMs after 10K glitches, EC swears by machines

Posted On : Apr 24,2019,    8:10 pm
New Delhi, April 24 (IANS) In the midst of the election season, questions are being raised by various Opposition parties over the Electronic Voting Machines (EVMs) after about 10,000 of these machines malfunctioned at different places during the first three phases of Lok Sabha polls. View More..

Maharashtra records 62.37 per cent voting in third phase

Posted On : Apr 24,2019,    2:02 pm
Mumbai, April 24 (IANS) Maharashtra recorded a moderate 62.37 per cent voting for the Lok Sabha constituencies in the state that voted in the third phase on Tuesday, election officials said on Wednesday. View More..

No Modi wave like in 2014, BJP at loss: Raj Thackeray

Posted On : Apr 23,2019,    11:34 pm
Mumbai, April 23 (IANS) Maharashtra Navnirman Sena President Raj Thackeray on Tuesday claimed there is "no wave now like 2014" for Prime Minister Narendra Modi and the Bharatiya Janata Party and its leaders are now bewildered what to do. View More..

Snags in EVMs reported from different states

Posted On : Apr 23,2019,    7:26 pm
New Delhi, April 23 (IANS) Like in the previous two phases of Lok Sabha elections held on April 11 and April 18, snags in Electronic Voting Machines (EVMs) were reported from different polling stations spread across the 13 states and two Union Territories which went to the polls in the third phase on Tuesday. View More..

Maharashtra records 57.01% voting at 5 p.m (Roundup)

Posted On : Apr 23,2019,    7:16 pm
Mumbai, April 23 (IANS) Maharashtra recorded a moderate 57.01 per cent voting till 5 p.m for the 14 Lok Sabha constituencies in Maharashtra which polled in third phase on Tuesday, election officials said here. View More..

Opposition demand 50% VVPAT vote count, to approach SC

Posted On : Apr 23,2019,    5:32 pm
Mumbai, April 23 (IANS) Opposition parties on Tuesday renewed their demand for verifying 50 per cent of the voter-verified paper audit trail (VVPAT) voter slips with the electronic voting machines (EVMs), and announced plans to launch a fresh challenge in the Supreme Court on the issue. View More..

Jet: Pawar to meet PM, union claims foreign airlines fleecing

Posted On : Apr 23,2019,    3:46 pm
New Delhi, April 23 (IANS) Political heavyweight and Maharashtra strongman Sharad Pawar has assured Jet Airways employees to take up their cause with Prime Minister Narendra Modi after the elections in the state. View More..

National opposition leaders attack EVM-VVPATs

Posted On : Apr 23,2019,    3:20 pm
Mumbai, April 23 (IANS) Leaders of various opposition parties on Tuesday launched a fresh attack on the Electronic Voting Machines (EVMs)-VVPATs, claiming they are ridden with glitches and vulnerable to programming error. View More..

35.70% voting in Maharashtra (Third Lead) (1 p.m.)

Posted On : Apr 23,2019,    2:24 pm
Mumbai, April 23 (IANS) A moderate average of 35.70 per cent voting was recorded till 1 p.m. for the 14 Lok Sabha constituencies in Maharashtra on Tuesday, election officials said. View More..

10% voting for 14 seats in Maharashtra

Posted On : Apr 23,2019,    10:44 am
Mumbai, April 23 (IANS) Around 10 per cent voting was recorded for the 14 Lok Sabha constituencies in Maharashtra here on Tuesday, as polling continued on a peaceful note, election officials said. View More..

Peaceful voting underway in Maharashtra's 14 LS seats

Posted On : Apr 23,2019,    9:32 am
Mumbai, April 23 (IANS) Voting continued on a peaceful note for 14 Lok Sabha constituencies in Maharashtra here on Tuesday morning. View More..

Voting begins for 14 LS seats in Maharashtra

Posted On : Apr 23,2019,    8:14 am
Mumbai, April 23 (IANS) Voting for 14 Lok Sabha constituencies in Maharashtra started on a peaceful note in the third phase of the staggered process amid tight security on Tuesday. View More..

23 MPs in 3rd phase had below 75% attendance in LS

Posted On : Apr 22,2019,    9:08 pm
New Delhi, April 22 (IANS) As 117 Lok Sabha constituencies go to the polls on Tuesday, a look at the data on the sitting MPs' participation in the Parliament shows that 23 out of the 76 candidates contesting elections in the third phase had lower than 75 per cent attendance. View More..

India now virtually terror-free, says Modi

Posted On : Apr 22,2019,    6:02 pm
Nashik/Nandurbar (Maharashtra), April 22 (IANS) Citing the example of the Easter Sunday bombings in Sri Lanka that killed nearly 300 people, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday claimed that India is now virtually "terror-free" barring some pockets of Jammu and Kashmir. View More..

Third phase polling on Tuesday across 15 states

Posted On : Apr 22,2019,    4:38 pm
New Delhi, April 22 (IANS) People in 15 states will vote on Tuesday in the third phase of Lok Sabha elections scheduled for Tuesday which will see a maximum of of 117 seats going to the polls in a single phase of seven-phased election. View More..

India now virtually terror free: Modi

Posted On : Apr 22,2019,    1:06 pm
Nashik (Maharashtra), April 22 (IANS) Citing the example of the Easter Sunday bombings in Sri Lanka that killed 290 people, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday claimed that India is now virtually "terror free" barring some pockets of Jammu and Kashmir. View More..

Maharashtra leaders yank off each other's 'chaddies'

Posted On : Apr 22,2019,    12:38 pm
Mumbai, April 22 (IANS) As campaigning for the third phase of Lok Sabha elections ended, Maharashtra politicians plummeted to new lows when they virtually bared each other's 'chaddis' while hitting out at opponents. 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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