Nationalist Congress Party

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Nationalist Congress Party
राष्ट्रवादी कॉंग्रेस पार्टी
Chairperson Sharad Pawar
Founded 25 May 1999
Split from Indian National Congress
Headquarters 10, Bishambhar Das Marg, New Delhi, 110001
Ideology Indian nationalism
Civic nationalism
Political position Centre to Centre-left
International affiliation None
Colours Aqua
Alliance none
Seats in Lok Sabha
6 / 543
Seats in Rajya Sabha
6 / 245
Election symbol
NCP party symbol
Politics of India
Political parties

The Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) (Marathi: राष्ट्रवादी कॉँग्रस पक्ष) is a centre to centre left political party primarily based in the state of Maharashtra and Kerala. 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.[3] 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, Sangma quit the NCP to contest in presidential polls.[4]

Party symbol[edit]

The party's election symbol is an analogue clock (with two legs and an alarm button) that reads 10:10.

Prominent leaders[edit]

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