Tariq Anwar (politician)
|Member of the Indian Parliament
16 May 2014
|Preceded by||Nikhil Kumar Choudhary|
16 January 1951 |
|Political party||Nationalist Congress Party|
|Children||1 Sons & 4 Daughters|
In 1999, Tariq Anwar along with Sharad Pawar and P A Sangma broke away from Congress (I), in protest of a person of foreign origin (Sonia Gandhi) being appointed as president of Congress party and formed Nationalist Congress Party.
His political career started from Indian National Congress, as a student leader he was very popular. He contested his first Lok Sabha election from Katihar Parliamentary constituency on a Congress ticket in 1977 which he lost. But he managed to win the 1980 Lok Sabha Election from Katihar. He has been the National President of Indian Youth Congress. In 1989, Tariq was offered the post of a  cabinet rank with Finance portfolio in the substance of deputy Chief Minister in the Bihar Cabinet, headed by veteran Satyendra Narain Sinha.
NCP chose to be part of Indian National Congress controlled UPA's federal government of India, from 2004-2014 (2 terms). On 28 October 2012, he was appointed Minister of State for Agriculture and Food Processing of the Government of India.
In 1999, Tariq Anwar along with Sharad Pawar and P A Sangma broke away from Congress (I), in protest of a person of foreign origin (Sonia Gandhi) being anointed president of Congress party and have formed Nationalist Congress Party.
He was a Member of the Parliament of India representing Maharashtra in the Rajya Sabha, the upper house of the Indian Parliament. He has been Member of Lok Sabha several times from Katihar Parliamentary constituency .
- "Britannica article about NCP".
- "Press Communique, Release ID:88654". 28 October 2012.
|Party political offices|
|Leader of the Nationalist Congress Party in the 16th Lok Sabha
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