Tariq Anwar (politician)

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Tariq Anwar
Member of the Indian Parliament
for Katihar
Assumed office
16 May 2014
Preceded by Nikhil Kumar Choudhary
In office
1980–1984
In office
1984–1989
In office
1996–1998
In office
1998–1999
Personal details
Born (1951-01-16) 16 January 1951 (age 65)
Patna, Bihar
Political party

Indian National Congress

Nationalist Congress Party
Spouse(s) Hena Anwar
Children 1 Sons & 4 Daughters
Residence Katihar, Bihar

Tariq Anwar (Urdu: طارق اںور‎) (born 16 January 1951) is the general secretary of the Nationalist Congress Party 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.[1]

Career[edit]

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 [2] 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.[3]

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 .

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Britannica article about NCP". 
  2. ^ http://www.tribuneindia.com/1999/99may23/edit.htm
  3. ^ "Press Communique, Release ID:88654". 28 October 2012. 

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Party political offices
Preceded by
Sharad Pawar
Leader of the Nationalist Congress Party in the 16th Lok Sabha
2014–present
Incumbent