Nationalist Congress Party
|Nationalist Congress Party (Rashtravadi Congress Party)|
|Headquarters||10, Bishambhar Das Marg, New Delhi, 110001|
|Political position||Centre/Centre left|
|Seats in Lok Sabha|
|Seats in Rajya Sabha|
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. Its youth wing is the Nationalist Youth Congress.
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. On 20 June 2012, P A Sangma quit from NCP to contest in presidential polls.
Party symbol 
The party's election symbol is an analogue clock (with two legs and an alarm button) that reads 10:10.
Prominent leaders 
- Tariq Anwar Member of Parliament, Minister of State for Agriculture Gov. of India & NCP General Secretary,
- Praful Patel, Former Civil Aviation Minister, Cabinet Minister for Heavy Industries
- Devi Prasad Tripathi NCP General Secretary & Chief Spokesperson
- Ajit Pawar, Deputy Chief Minister of Maharashtra.(Sharad Pawar's nephew)
- Chagan Bhujbal, Former Deputy Chief Minister of Maharashtra and Minister of Public Works
- R. R. Patil, Home Minister of Maharashtra
- Vijaysingh Mohite-Patil, Former Deputy Chief Minister of Maharashtra and Minister of Rural development and Tourism, Maharashtra
- Dilip Walse-Patil, Speaker of Maharashtra Vidhan Sabha
- 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
- Udayanraje Bhosale, The 13th direct descendant of the Maratha king Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj and Member of Parliament from Satara
- Jayant Patil, Minister for Rural Development, Maharashtra.
See also 
- Sangma meets Sonia, first time in a decade The Times of India, 2 June 2009.
- "I have quit NCP, will contest presidential polls: PA Sangma". 29 June 2012.