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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

NCP jolted as ex-Maharashtra Dy CM's son joins BJP

Posted On : Mar 20,2019,    3:00 pm
Mumbai, March 20 (IANS) Ranjitsinh V. Mohite-Patil, son of Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) MP Vijaysinh Mohite-Patil, was formally welcomed into the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) by Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis here on Wednesday. View More..

Goa CM becomes emotional as House mourns Parrikar

Posted On : Mar 20,2019,    1:48 pm
Panaji, March 20 (IANS) Goa Chief Minister Pramod Sawant broke down while speaking on a motion passed in the Assembly on Wednesday to condole the death of former Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar. View More..

Goa's BJP-led coalition government faces floor test

Posted On : Mar 20,2019,    8:06 am
Panaji, March 20 (IANS) Newly appointed Goa Chief Minister Pramod Sawant, who heads a BJP-led coalition government, will face a floor test to prove his dispensation's majority in the 36-member state legislative assembly on Wednesday. View More..

NCP ex-Maharashtra Dy. CM's son to join BJP

Posted On : Mar 19,2019,    10:26 pm
Solapur (Maharashtra), March 19 (IANS) After a major show of strength in his hometown Akluj here on Tuesday evening, Ranjitsinh, son of Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) MP and former Deputy Chief Minister Vijaysinh Mohite-Patil, announced he would join the Bharatiya Janata Party tomorrow. View More..

Pawar meets Rahul, AAP over opposition alliance

Posted On : Mar 19,2019,    10:24 pm
New Delhi, March 19 (IANS) NCP chief Sharad Pawar had separate meetings with Congress President Rahul Gandhi and Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) MP Sanjay Singh on Tuesday amid speculation that the Congress and AAP could still come together in Delhi to fight the Lok Sabha elections. View More..

Fugitive don Dawood 'enters' Maharashtra poll debate

Posted On : Mar 19,2019,    5:26 pm
Mumbai, March 19 (IANS) Politics in Maharashtra in the run-up to the Lok Sabha elections took another twist on Tuesday as Bharipa Bahujan Mahasangh chief Prakash Ambedkar on Tuesday raked up the oft-repeated issue of fugitive mafia don Dawood Ibrahim Kaskar's purported offer to surrender. View More..

NCP ex-Maharashtra Deputy CM's son may join BJP

Posted On : Mar 19,2019,    1:06 pm
Pune, March 19 (IANS) Crisis stared at the Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) on Tuesday with Ranjitsinh, son of former Deputy Chief Minister Vijaysinh Mohite-Patil, preparing to join the BJP shortly. View More..

142 percent jump in assets of 153 MPs - 2009 to 2014

Posted On : Mar 18,2019,    7:50 pm
New Delhi, March 18 (IANS) The average assets of 153 MPs who were re-elected in 2014 grew by 142 percent, averaging Rs 13.32 crore per MP, with Shatrughan Sinha, Pinaki Mishra and Supriya Sule sharing the top honours. View More..

SC seeks EC response to opposition plea on EVMs

Posted On : Mar 15,2019,    8:48 pm
New Delhi, March 15 (IANS) The Supreme Court on Friday sought the Election Commission's response on a plea by 21 opposition parties seeking audit of at least 50 per cent of EVMs with corresponding Voter Verifiable Paper Audit Trails (VVPATs). View More..

Pawar's grand nephew to contest LS polls

Posted On : Mar 15,2019,    4:10 pm
Mumbai, March 15 (IANS) Ending all speculations, the Nationalist Congress Party on Friday named Parth Ajit Pawar - grand-nephew of party supremo Sharad Pawar - as it's candidate from Maval Lok Sabha constituency. View More..

Mumbai footbridge toll rises to 5, 30 hurt (Third Lead)

Posted On : Mar 14,2019,    10:14 pm
Mumbai, March 14 (IANS) At least five persons were killed and another 30 injured, including some critically, when a portion of a overhead pedestrian bridge outside the Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Terminus came crashing down on Thursday. View More..

4 killed in Mumbai footbridge crash

Posted On : Mar 14,2019,    9:34 pm
Mumbai, March 14 (IANS) At least four persons were killed and another 30 injured, including some critically, when a portion of a overhead pedestrian bridge outside the Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Terminus came crashing down on Thursday. View More..

NCP releases first list of 12 LS candidates

Posted On : Mar 14,2019,    6:12 pm
Mumbai, March 14 (IANS) The Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) on Thursday released its first list candidates for the 2019 Lok Sabha elections, including sitting MP Supriya Sule from Baramati and accommodating ally Swabhimani Shetkari Sanghatana (SSS) on one seat. View More..

NCP releases first list of 12 candidates

Posted On : Mar 14,2019,    5:06 pm
Mumbai, March 14 (IANS) The Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) on Thursday released its first list of 12 candidates for the Lok Sabha elections, including one of ally Swabhimani Shetkari Sanghatana and one from Lakshadweep Islands. View More..

Raj Babbar, Shinde in Congress's second LS list

Posted On : Mar 13,2019,    11:50 pm
New Delhi, March 13 (IANS) The Congress on Wednesday released its second list of Lok Sabha candidates, fielding its Uttar Pradesh unit chief Raj Babbar from Moradabad and former Union Ministers Sushil Kumar Shinde from Maharashtra's Solapur and Sriprakash Jaiswal from Kanpur. View More..

Akhilesh, Yogi trade barbs over Modi's poll appeal

Posted On : Mar 13,2019,    1:30 pm
Lucknow, March 13 (IANS) A war of words erupted between Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath and Samajwadi Party chief Akhilesh Yadav on Wednesday after Prime Minister Narendra Modi urged several prominent personalities to encourage people to come out and vote in large numbers. View More..

Ambedkar's BBM, MIM tie up for LS poll in Maharashtra

Posted On : Mar 12,2019,    10:14 pm
Mumbai, March 12 (IANS) Bharipa Bahujan Mahsangh (BBM) President Prakash Ambedkar on Tuesday called off seat-sharing talks with Congress-Nationalist Congress Party alliance and announced that his party would contest Maharashtra's 48 Lok Sabha seats along with Asaduddin Owaisi's AIMIM. View More..

Pawar faces family push to fight poll, may not relent

Posted On : Mar 12,2019,    8:52 pm
Pune, March 12 (IANS) A day after Nationalist Congress Party President Sharad Pawar opted out of the Lok Sabha elections, fresh pressures mounted on him to reconsider his decision on Tuesday. View More..

BJP, Congress rivalled on less than 170 seats in 2014

Posted On : Mar 12,2019,    8:22 pm
New Delhi, March 12 (IANS) The battle for 2019 goes way beyond Bharatiya Janata Party-versus-Congress contest as the data available for 2014 general election show that the two major contestants rivalled each other only on less than 170 seats, View More..

Pawar bows out of LS race, family's third-gen to join fray

Posted On : Mar 11,2019,    7:02 pm
Pune, March 11 (IANS) Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) President Sharad Pawar on Monday decided to opt out of the Lok Sabha polls and the party is now likely to nominate his grand-nephew Parth Pawar from Maharashtra's Maval constituency. 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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