Nationalist Congress Party

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National Congress Party
राष्ट्रवादी काँग्रेस पार्टी
Chairperson Sharad Pawar
Headquarters 10, Bishambhar Das Marg, New Delhi, 110001
Student wing Nationalist Student Congress
Youth wing Nationalist Youth Congress
Women's wing Rasthravadi Yuvati Congress
Ideology Indian nationalism
Civic nationalism
Political position [ɸɘʒ[Centrism
International affiliation None
Colours Pacific Blue
ECI Status National Party[1]
Alliance Left Democratic Front (LDF)
Seats in Lok Sabha
6 / 543
Seats in Rajya Sabha
6 / 245
Seats in the Legislative Assembly
41 / 288
2 / 140
2 / 182
Election symbol
NCP party symbol
Politics of India
Political parties

The Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) is a centrist nationalist political party in India. Its youth wing is the Nationalist Youth Congress.


The 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.[5] 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.[6]

Party symbol[edit]

The Election Symbol of NCP is an analogue clock that reads 10:10. The clock is drawn in blue and has two legs and an alarm button. It is situated on a tri-coloured Indian flag. This symbol used by the NCP is prominent and denotes that the NCP will keep fighting for its principles throughout, no matter how difficult the situation. The Nationalist Congress Party represents the thoughts and concerns of the common man. It symbolizes the ideals of speaking on behalf of the ordinary citizens of India. In this, the NCP must carry on its good work among the masses and for them, throughout the year, as the symbol signifies. This way, it will uphold the true traditions of India's greatest leaders who gave India its independence.

Ideology and Policies[edit]

The NCP stands for upholding the democratic secular society along with equality, social justice and unity in the nation. It believes that the integrity of India can be achieved by strengthening federalism and decentralizing power up to the village level. It believed in empowering the weaker sections of the society, especially the Scheduled Castes, Scheduled Tribes and the OBCs. NCP is a strong proponent of the universal disarmament policies, which alone can bring in peace in the country. NCP believes that economic growth in the country can be achieved only through competition, self-reliance, individual initiatives which cater to the demands of social justice and non-discrimination. It believes in eradicating unemployment, starvation, communalism, exploitation from the society.

Presence in Various States[edit]

Though primarily based in the state of Maharashtra, the NCP has gradually gained prominence in states such as Assam, Gujarat, Bihar, Rajasthan, Andhra Pradesh, Madhya Pradesh and West Bengal. It is even present in the Union Territory of Andaman and Nicobar Islands.Its a National Party.

Prominent leaders[edit]

  • Shri. Sharad Pawar, Ex. Minister of Agriculture, Ex. Minister of Defense, Leader of Opposition in the Lok Sabha from 1998-2000. 4-times Chief Minister of Maharashtra
  • Mrs. Supriya Sule, MP Loksabha 2009 & 2014 Baramati (Sharad Pawar's daughter)
  • Shri. Tariq Anwar Member of Parliament for Katihar, Former Minister of State for Agriculture Gov. of India & NCP General Secretary,
  • Shri. Praful Patel, Former Civil Aviation Minister, Ex. Minister for Heavy Industries, Govt of India
  • Shri. Devi Prasad Tripathi, NCP General Secretary & Chief Spokesperson
  • Shri. Padamsinh Bajirao Patil, Ex. Home,Irrigation,Energy and State Excise Minister, Deputy Speaker, Deputy Leader Of Opposition, Member Of Parliament ( Ajit Pawars Brother in Law)was state president of Congress (S) .MLA from 1978-2009Maharashtra
  • Shri. Ajit Pawar, Ex. Deputy Chief Minister of Maharashtra. (Sharad Pawar's nephew), Ex. Minister of WRD
  • Shri. Sunil Tatkare, Ex. State President of Party Maharashtra. Ex. Minister of WRD
  • Shri. Vijaysingh Mohite-Patil, Senior Leader, Ex. Deputy Chief Minister of Maharashtra & Ex. Minister of Rural Development & Tourism, EX. PWD Minister, Chairman, Alcohol Manufacturers Association of India, Chairman-State Sugar committee. MP Loksabha 2014 Madha
  • Late. Shri. R. R. Patil, Ex. Deputy Chief Minister of Maharashtra, Ex. Home Minister, Ex. Minister of Rural Development
  • Shri. Chhagan Bhujbal, Ex. Deputy Chief Minister & Ex. Minister of Public Works
  • Shri. Dilip Walse-Patil, Ex. Speaker of Maharashtra Vidhan Sabha, Ex. Higher Education Minister
  • Shri. Ganesh Naik, Ex. Minister of Excise, Environment and Labour.
  • Shri. Bhaskar Jadhav, Ex. Labor MinisterMaharashtra.
  • Shri. Udayanraje Bhosale, The 13th direct descendant of the Maratha king Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj and MP Loksabha 2009 & 2014, Satara
  • Shri. Jayant Patil, Ex. Minister for Rural Development, Ex. Finance Minister, Maharashtra.
  • Shri. Uzhavoor vijayan(state president kerala)
  • Shri. p p Muhammed faizl(loksaba member at lakshadweep and NCP chief whip)
  • Shri. Dhananjay Munde, Leader of Opposition in Maharashtra Legislative Council
  • Shri.Nawab Malik , National Spokesperson of Nationalist Congress Party / Ex-MLA From Anushakti Nagar Constituency / Ex-Minister in Maharashtra Cabinet

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