Nationalist Congress Party
|Lok Sabha leader||Supriya Sule|
|Rajya Sabha leader||Sharad Pawar|
|Founded||10 June 1999|
|Split from||Indian National Congress|
|Headquarters||10, Bishmabhar Marg, New Delhi, India-110001|
|Student wing||Nationalist Student Congress|
|Youth wing||Nationalist Youth Congress|
Nationalist Yuvati Congress
Rasthravadi Yuvati Congress
|Women's wing||Nationalist Mahila Congress|
|Political position||Centre to Centre-left|
|ECI Status||National Party|
|Alliance||United Progressive Alliance (National level) Maha Vikas Aghadi (Maharashtra)|
|National convener||Sharad Pawar|
|Seats in Lok Sabha|
5 / 545
|Seats in Rajya Sabha|
5 / 245
|Number of states and union territories in government|
2 / 31
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. At the time of formation of the NCP, the Indian Congress (Socialist) party merged with the new party. Despite the NCP being founded on opposition to the leadership of Sonia Gandhi, it has joined the Congress led UPA to form government on numerous occasions at the State level as well at the National level. On 20 June 2012, P. A. Sangma quit the NCP to contest in presidential polls. NCP broke its alliance with Congress party just before Maharashtra Legislative Assembly elections in 2014 to contest on its own.
Lok Sabha elections
|Lok Sabha term||Indian
|Votes polled||% of
|% of votes in
|13th Lok Sabha||1999||132||8||82,60,311||2.27||9.52||Maharashtra (6)|
|14th Lok Sabha||2004||32||9||70,23,175||1.80||Maharashtra (9)|
|15th Lok Sabha||2009||68||9||85,21,502||1.19||2.04||Maharashtra (8) Meghalaya (1)|
|16th Lok Sabha||2014||36||6||86,35,558||1.56||Bihar (1)|
|17th Lok Sabha||2019||35||5||84,83,632||Lakshadweep(1)
Maharashtra Vidhan Sabha elections
Maharashtra Vidhan Sabha
|Vidhan Sabha term||Maharashtra
|Votes polled||% of
|% of votes in|
|10th Vidhan Sabha||1999||223||58||74,25,427||22.60||29.19|
|11th Vidhan Sabha||2004||124||71||78,41,962||18.75||42.72|
|12th Vidhan Sabha||2009||113||62||74,20,212||16.37||40.27|
|13th Vidhan Sabha||2014||278||41||91,22,285||17.24||17.96|
|14th Vidhan Sabha||2019||125||54||92,16,911||16.9|
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