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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

Will form government of farmers, people in Maharashtra in 2019: Congress

Posted On : Nov 12,2018,    9:50 pm
Mumbai, Nov 12 (IANS) The Congress will form a government of "farmers and people" in Maharashtra after the 2019 assembly elections, state party President and former Chief Minister Ashok Chavan said here on Monday. View More..

Opposition unity needs more effort to bring Mayawati on board (Column: Political Circus)

Posted On : Nov 10,2018,    12:22 pm
The Bharatiya Janata Party's (BJP) 4-1 defeat in the Karnataka by-elections has further lengthened the list of the party's reverses in more than 20 by-polls spread across Uttar Pradesh, Bihar, Jharkhand, West Bengal, Kerala, Punjab, Maharashtra and elsewhere. View More..

Maharashtra, Centre form separate panels to probe tigress killing

Posted On : Nov 09,2018,    9:46 pm
Mumbai, Nov 9 (IANS) Exactly a week after the controversial shooting of an alleged man-eater tigress Avni (T1), the Centre and state announced two separate expert committees to probe the incident, officials said on Friday. View More..

Raise tigress killing in cabinet: Thackeray's fiat to Sena ministers

Posted On : Nov 06,2018,    6:18 pm
Mumbai, Nov 6 (IANS) The ghost of the slain alleged man-eater tigress Avni continued to haunt Maharashtra politics for the fourth consecutive day on Tuesday. View More..

Naidu meets Rahul, Pawar, Akhilesh to push opposition unity (Roundup)

Posted On : Nov 01,2018,    10:30 pm
New Delhi, Nov 1 (IANS) Efforts to forge a broad unity among opposition parties to defeat the BJP in the 2019 Lok Sabha elections received a boost on Thursday with TDP leader N. Chandrababu Naidu meeting Congress President Rahul Gandhi and the two leaders stating that opposition forces will work together to "defend India, our institutions and democracy." View More..

Holding CBI hostage disastrous for nation: Pawar

Posted On : Oct 29,2018,    7:00 pm
Pune, Oct 29 (IANS) Charging the Modi government with holding the premier investigating agency CBI as 'hostage', Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) President Sharad Pawar said here on Monday this could have disastrous consequences for the country. View More..

19 years on, Tariq Anwar returns to Congress fold

Posted On : Oct 27,2018,    10:14 pm
New Delhi, Oct 27 (IANS) Hours after former Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) leader Tariq Anwar, who returned to Congress on Saturday, almost two decades after he had walked out, the party appealed to others leaders to come back. View More..

19 years on, Tariq Anwar returns to Congress fold

Posted On : Oct 27,2018,    11:46 am
New Delhi, Oct 27 (IANS) Days after quitting the Nationalist Congress Party (NCP), Tariq Anwar on Saturday returned to the Congress here in the presence of party President Rahul Gandhi - almost two decades after he had walked out. View More..

2019 Polls may throw up hung Parliament: Sharad Pawar

Posted On : Oct 23,2018,    6:22 pm
Mumbai, Oct 23 (IANS) Nationalist Congress Party President Sharad Pawar on Tuesday predicted that no single party would get a majority in the 2019 elections and that there would be change in government both at the Centre and in Maharashtra. View More..

Congress no longer single largest party in Goa (round-up)

Posted On : Oct 16,2018,    7:48 pm
Panaji, Oct 16 (IANS) In a swift masterstroke that brought the legislative strength of BJP and Congress at 14 MLAs each, two Congress legislators on Tuesday resigned and joined the BJP amid charges that the two were threatened to switch sides. View More..

Two Congress legislators in Goa quit, join BJP

Posted On : Oct 16,2018,    7:04 pm
New Delhi, Oct 16 (IANS) Hours after resigning as members of Goa Assembly, Congress legislators, Subhash Shirodkar and Dayanand Sopte, on Tuesday joined the BJP in the presence of Union Minister Piyush Goyal. View More..

2 Congress MLAs resign from Goa Assembly

Posted On : Oct 16,2018,    2:28 pm
Panaji, Oct 16 (IANS) Two Congress MLAs from Goa who left for Delhi late on Monday, met BJP chief Amit Shah on Tuesday and soon after resigned from the state assembly, an official said. View More..

BJP has 'taken' 2 Goa Congress MLAs: Official

Posted On : Oct 16,2018,    12:30 pm
Panaji, Oct 16 (IANS) In a fresh twist to the ongoing saga of political instability in Goa, two Congress MLAs who left the coastal state for Delhi late on Monday, may have been "taken" by the BJP, Congress leader A. Chellakumar said here on Tuesday. View More..

After petrol, Maharashtra cuts diesel rates

Posted On : Oct 05,2018,    8:52 pm
Mumbai, Oct 5 (IANS) A day after slashing VAT on petrol in Maharashtra, Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis on Friday announced a reduction in diesel prices by Rs.4.06/litre. View More..

Manmohan, Sonia, Rahul pay tribute to Mahatma Gandhi at Wardha

Posted On : Oct 02,2018,    12:16 pm
Nagpur (Maharashtra), Oct 2 (IANS) Former Prime Minister Manmohan Singh, United Progressive Alliance Chairperson Sonia Gandhi, Congress President Rahul Gandhi and others on Tuesday paid homage to Mahatma Gandhi at the historic Sevagram Ashram in Wardha as the nation bgan a year-long celebration leading to his 150th birth anniversary, a party official said. View More..

Anwar's exit unfortunate but not 'end of NCP': Praful Patel (Third Lead)

Posted On : Sep 28,2018,    7:08 pm
Mumbai, Sep 28 (IANS) Jolted by the sudden exit from the party and the Lok Sabha of its founder member Tariq Anwar, the Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) on Friday called the decision "unfortunate" but said it did not signify that the party "is finished". View More..

Anwar's exit 'unfortunate' but not 'end of NCP': Praful Patel

Posted On : Sep 28,2018,    6:44 pm
Mumbai, Sep 28 (IANS) Jolted by the sudden exit from the party and the Lok Sabha of its founder member Tariq Anwar, the Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) on Friday called the decision "unfortunate" but said it did signify the "end of NCP". View More..

Tariq Anwar quits NCP, LS; unfortunate, says party (Roundup)

Posted On : Sep 28,2018,    6:36 pm
Katihar (Bihar), Sep 28 (IANS) In a jolt to the Nationalist Congress Party (NCP), one of its founding leaders, Tariq Anwar, on Friday quit the party and the Lok Sabha expressing disagreement with party chief Sharad Pawar who he said gave a clean chit to Prime Minister Narendra Modi in the Rafale deal. View More..

Anwar's exit unfortunate: NCP

Posted On : Sep 28,2018,    6:36 pm
New Delhi, Sep 28 (IANS) The NCP on Friday said it was unfortunate that its senior leader Tariq Anwar has quit the party but felt it was not correct on his part to have exited in this manner without any discussion with the leadership. View More..

Tariq Anwar quits NCP, LS after Pawar praises Modi

Posted On : Sep 28,2018,    1:54 pm
Katihar (Bihar), Sep 28 (IANS) Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) General Secretary Tariq Anwar on Friday quit the party and the Lok Sabha, expressing his disagreement with party chief Sharad Pawar who gave a clean chit to Prime Minister Narendra Modi in the Rafale deal. 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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