Why did Sharad Pawar form NCP – NCP Current Leadership

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NCP News Nationalist Congress Party Interesting Facts – Before discussing the Nationalist Congress Party interesting facts, let’s first read a brief about the NCP. The Nationalist Congress Party was formed by Sharad Pawar, PA Sangma, and Tariq Anwar on 25th May 1999. The Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) is one of the eight National parties of India.

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The party symbol of the NCP is an analogue clock that reading time, 10:10. The clock is drawn in blue and also has two legs as also an alarm button. This is situated on a tri-colored Indian flag. The NCP calls itself the ‘millennial party’ that has a ‘modern and progressive’ orientation with an ideology of ‘holistic democracy’, ‘Gandhian secularism’, and ‘federalism based national unity’.

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Nationalist Congress Party Interesting Facts

  • The NCP which was formed by Sharad Pawar, PA Sangma, and Tariq Anwar after they were expelled from the Indian national Congress on 20th May 1999. The cause of their dismissal from the party was because they disputed the right of Italian-born Sonia Gandhi to lead the INC.
  • Sharad Pawar was elected as the president of the NCP while PA Sangma and Tariq Anwar were given roles of general secretaries.
  • PA Sangma quit the NCP to contest in presidential polls on 20th June 2012 after which he lost to Pranab Mukherjee by a wide margin and then formed the National People’s Party in early 2013.

Keeping aside the Nationalist Congress Party interesting facts, one must also be aware of the fact that despite NCP was formed on opposition to the leadership of Sonia Gandhi, it still joined with the Congress and led UPA to form governments on numerous occasions at State levels as also National levels. It is also true that most party leaders of the NCP have promoted the political careers of their families just like Congress.

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Talking about the party’s achievements, the NCP has had great electoral success in Maharashtra. When the party in 1999 participated in the elections of Maharashtra’s state legislative assembly, it rounded up in the 3rd position with 58 seats out of 223. In that election, they allied with the Congress which won 75 seats and formed a coalition government.

NCP News Nationalist Congress Party Interesting Facts

In 2004, the NCP’s political influence in Maharashtra reached a very high point when it won 71 out of 124 seats in which it contested.

NCP has also performed in states like Goa and has also performed at national levels and also won 8 seats in Lok Sabha in 1999, the year it was formed. In the elections that took place in 2004 and 2009, the party won 9 seats in each year. The NCP also increased its number of seats in the Rajya Sabha from 4 in 2006 to 7 in 2010 and 2012. Although they saw a boom all those years, in the polls for Lok Sabha in 2014 they suffered from a setback and were represented by only 6 seats.

Here is a list of all the notable leaders of the NCP:

  • Sharad Pawar: Founder and National President, Former Union Minister of Defence Government of India, Former Union Minister of Agriculture Government of India, Former Chief Minister of Maharashtra.
  • Supriya Sule: Member of the Lok Sabha from Baramati
  • Dhananjay Munde: Member of the Maharashtra Legislative Assembly, Former Opposition Leader in Maharashtra Legislative Council.
  • Jayant Patil: Maharashtra State President, Member of the Maharashtra Legislative Assembly.
  • Jitendra Awhad: Member of the Maharashtra Legislative Assembly, Former Cabinet Minister of Maharashtra.
  • Chhagan Bhujbal: Former Deputy Chief Minister of Maharashtra, Member of the Maharashtra Legislative Assembly.

NCP News Nationalist Congress Party Interesting Facts

  • Sunil Tatkare: Member of the Lok Sabha from Raigad.
  • Amol Kolhe: Member of the Lok Sabha from Shirur.
  • Mohammed Faizal PP: Member of the Lok Sabha from Lakshadweep.
  • Shankersinh Vaghela: Former Chief Minister of Gujarat.
  • Praful Patel: Member of the Parliament, Rajya Sabha, Former Union Minister of Civil Aviation Government of India.
  • Nawab Malik: Member of the Maharashtra Legislative Assembly, National Spokesperson, Mumbai President.
  • RR Patil: Former Deputy Chief Minister of Maharashtra, died in 2015
  • Dilip Walse-Patil: Member of the Maharashtra Legislative Assembly
  • Fouzia Khan: National President of NCP’s women’s wing, Former Minister Government of Maharashtra.
  • Thomas Chandy: Former Transport Minister Government of Kerala.
  • D P Tripathi: Former Member of Parliament, Rajya Sabha
  • Reshma Patel: General Secretary of Gujarat state Nationalist Congress Party
  • Kandhal Jadeja: Member of the Gujarat Legislative Assembly.
  • Dheeraj Sharma: National President of the National Student and Congress.
  • Anil Deshmukh: Member of the Maharashtra Legislative Assembly, Former Minister Government of Maharashtra.
  • Babajani Durani: Member of the Maharashtra Legislative Council.
  • Hasan Mushrif: Member of the Maharashtra Legislative Assembly, Former Minister Government of Maharashtra
  • Shriniwas Patil: Former Governor of Sikkim, Member of the Lok Sabha from Satara.

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