- Nationalist Congress Party
Nationalist Congress Party Chairperson Sharad Pawar Founded 1999 Headquarters 10, Bishambhar Das Marg, New Delhi, 110001 Ideology Progressive
Political position Centre/Centre left International affiliation None Official colours Aqua Alliance United Progressive Alliance Seats in Lok Sabha9 / 545 Seats in Rajya Sabha7 / 250 Election symbol Website http://www.ncp.org.in Politics of India
The Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) (Marathi: राष्ट्रवादी कॉँग्रस पक्ष) is a centre to centre left political party primarily based in the state of Maharashtra, India.
NCP was formed on 25 May 1999, by Sharad Pawar, P. A. Sangma, and Tariq Anwar after they were expelled from the Indian National Congress (INC) on 20 May 1999, for disputing the right of Italian-born Sonia Gandhi to lead the party. At the time of formation, the party also absorbed Indian Congress (Socialist), which traced its origins to anti-coalition partner in the state of Maharashtra in alliance with INC.
The party's election symbol is an analog clock (with two legs and an alarm button) that reads 10:10.
The NCP has made different alliances in different states. At the central Government NCP is a part of UPA led by Congress. In Kerala they have recently enetered back in to LDF led by CPM and in Nagaland they are in alliance with BJP . NCP has members in the following states in India:
- Andhra Pradesh
- Arunachal Pradesh
- Himachal Pradesh
- Madhya Pradesh
- Uttar Pradesh
- P. A. Sangma, NCP General Secretary Former Speaker Lok Sabha
- Praful Patel, Former Civil Aviation Minister, Cabinet Minister for Heavy Industries
- Devi Prasad Tripathi NCP General Secretary & Chief Spokesperson
- Tariq Anwar Member of Parliament & NCP General Secretary,
- Ajit Pawar, Deputy Chief Minister, Maharashtra Minister of Water Resources and Energy, Maharashtra (Sharad Pawar's nephew)
- Dilip Walse-Patil, Speaker of Maharashtra Vidhan Sabha
- Chagan Bhujbal, Former Deputy Chief Minister of Maharashtra and Minister of Public Works
- R. R. Patil, Home Minister of Maharashtra
- Agatha K Sangma, Member of Parliament of India (MP), minister of state for rural development ( P.A. Sangma's Daughter)
- Supriya Sule, Member of Parliament from Baramati (Sharad Pawar's daughter)
- Ganesh Naik, Minister of Excise, Environment and Labour.
- Suryakanta Patil, Former Minister of State for Parliamentary Affairs, Govt. of India
- Shreemant Chattrapatti Udyanraje Bhonsle, The 13th direct descendant of the Maratha king Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj and Member of Parliament from Satara
- Sambhaji Raje Shahu Chhatrapati Royal descendant of Kolhapur Sansthan.
- Arunbhai Gujarati, former Speaker of Maharashtra
- Jayant Patil, Minister for Rural Development, Maharashtra.
- Shriniwas Dadasaheb Patil, Ex IAS officer and Member of Parliament from Karad.
- Ram Raje Naik Nimbalkar, MLA and descendant of Royal family of Phaltan Sansthan.
- Vasant Davkare, Vice-Chairman of the Legislative Council, Maharashtra
- Shrimant Chhatrapati Shivendra Singh Raje Bhonsle MLA and member of Royal Raje Bhosle family of Satara Sansthan.
- Anil Deshmukh, Minister of Food and Civil Supplies Works of Maharashtra
- Sanjay Khodke General Secretary, NCP Maharashtra.
- Vikayak Mete MLC and Shiv Sangram Sanghatana Chief
- Digvijay Khanvilkar Ex-MLA and former health minister of Maharashtra
- Vijay Singh Mohite Patil, Former Minister of Rural development and Tourism, Maharashtra
- Mangleshwar Tripathi (Munna),President Uttar bhartiya vikash parisad mumbai
- Chabil Das Mehta, former Chief Minister of Gujarat
- Sanat Mehta, former Minister of Gujarat
- Madan Bafna, former Minister of Maharashtra for Housing
- K. Muraleedharan, former KPCC President of Kerala
- Vallabh Benke, MLA Junnar & Former President of Pune District NCP
- Thakur Randhir Singh, Ex Minister and President Jammu & Kashmir NCP.
- ^ Sangma meets Sonia, first time in a decade The Times of India, 2 June 2009.
- Indian nationalist political parties
- Nationalist Congress Party
- Political parties established in 1999
- Political parties in India
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