Nationalist Congress Party

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Nationalist Congress Party
AbbreviationNCP
PresidentSharad Pawar
SpokespersonNawab Malik
Lok Sabha leaderSupriya Sule
Rajya Sabha leaderSharad Pawar
FounderSharad Pawar
Founded10 June 1999 (20 years ago) (1999-06-10)
Split fromIndian National Congress
Headquarters10, Bishmabhar Marg, New Delhi, India-110001
Student wingNationalist Student Congress
Youth wingNationalist Youth Congress
Nationalist Yuvati Congress
Rasthravadi Yuvati Congress
Women's wingNationalist Mahila Congress
IdeologyIndian nationalism
Civic nationalism
Social justice
Social equality
Socialism
Secularism[1]
Political positionCentre to Centre-left[2]
ColoursPacific Blue
ECI StatusNational Party[3]
AllianceUnited Progressive Alliance (National level)

Left Democratic Front (Kerala)

Left-Democratic Manch, Assam

Maha Vikas Aghadi (Maharashtra)
National convenerSharad Pawar
Seats in Lok Sabha
5 / 545
Seats in Rajya Sabha
5 / 245
[4]
Seats in 
Indian states
54 / 288
(Maharashtra)[5]
3 / 140
(Kerala)
1 / 40
(Goa)
1 / 182
(Gujarat)
1 / 60
(Meghalaya)
Number of states and union territories in government
2 / 31
Election symbol
Nationalist Congress Party Election Symbol.png
Party flag
NCP-flag.svg
Website
ncp.org.in

The Nationalist Congress Party (abbr. NCP) is one of the eight[6] National Parties in India.[7]

History[edit]

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.[8][9][10] At the time of formation of the NCP, the Indian Congress (Socialist) party merged with the new party.[11] 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.[12] On 20 June 2012, P. A. Sangma quit the NCP to contest in presidential polls.[13] NCP broke its alliance with Congress party just before Maharashtra Legislative Assembly elections in 2014 to contest on its own.[citation needed]


Party symbol[edit]

The Election Symbol of NCP is an analogue clock[14] [15] The clock is drawn in blue and has two legs and an alarm button. It is situated on a tri-coloured Indian flag.[16]

Notable leaders[edit]

SI No. Name Designation Comment
1. Sharad Pawar 1.) Founder and National President.
2.) Former Union Minister of Defence, Government of India.
3.) Former Union Minister of Agriculture, Government of India.
4.) Former Chief Minister of Maharashtra.
Active in Politics.
2. Ajit Pawar Former Deputy Chief Minister of Maharashtra. Member of Maharashtra Legislative Assembly.

Leader of NCP Legislative Party in the newly-elected Maharashtra Legislative Assembly.

Active in Politics.
3. Dhananjay Munde 1.) Member of the Maharashtra Legislative Assembly.
2.) Former Opposition Leader in Maharashtra Legislative Council.
Active in Politics.
4. Jayant Patil 1.) Maharashtra State President.
2.) Member of the Maharashtra Legislative Assembly.
Active in Politics.
5. Jitendra Awhad 1.) Member of the Maharashtra Legislative Assembly.
2.) Former Cabinet Minister of Maharashtra.
Active in Politics.
6. Chhagan Bhujbal 1.) Former Deputy Chief Minister of Maharashtra.
2.) Member of the Maharashtra Legislative Assembly.
Active in Politics.
7. Sunil Tatkare Member of the Lok Sabha from Raigad. Active in Politics.
8. Amol Kolhe Member of the Lok Sabha from Shirur. Active in Politics.
9. Mohammed Faizal P. P. Member of the Lok Sabha from Lakshadweep. Active in Politics.
10. Shankersinh Vaghela Former Chief Minister of Gujarat. Active in Gujarat Politics.
11. Praful Patel 1.) Member of the Parliament, Rajya Sabha.
2.) Former Union Minister of Civil Aviation, Government of India.
Active in Politics.
12. Nawab Malik 1.) Member of the Maharashtra Legislative Assembly.
2.) National Spokesperson.
3.) Mumbai President.
Active in Politics.
13. R.R. Patil Former Deputy Chief Minister of Maharashtra. Died in 2015.
14. Dilip Walse-Patil Member of the Maharashtra Legislative Assembly. Active in Politics.
15. Fouzia Khan 1.) National President of NCP's women's wing.
2.) Former Minister, Government of Maharashtra.
Active in Politics.
16. Thomas Chandy Former Transport Minister
Government of Kerala
.
Active in Politics.
17. D. P. Tripathi Former Member of Parliament, Rajya Sabha. Active in Politics.
18. Reshma Patel General Secretary of Gujarat state Nationalist Congress Party. Active in Gujarat Politics.
19. Kandhal Jadeja Member of the Gujarat Legislative Assembly. Active in Gujarat Politics.
20. Dheeraj Sharma National President of the National Student and Congress. Active in Politics.
21. Anil Deshmukh 1.) Member of the Maharashtra Legislative Assembly.
2.) Former Minister, Government of Maharashtra.
Active in Politics.
22. Babajani Durani Member of the Maharashtra Legislative Council. Active in Politics.
23. Hasan Mushrif 1.) Member of the Maharashtra Legislative Assembly.
2.) Former Minister, Government of Maharashtra.
Active in Politics.
24. Shriniwas Patil 1.) Former Governor of Sikkim.
2.) Member of the Lok Sabha from Satara.
Active in Politics.

Electoral performance[edit]

Lok Sabha elections[edit]

Lok Sabha term Indian
general election
Seats
contested
Seats
won
Votes polled % of
votes
% of votes in
seats contested
State (seats) Reference
13th Lok Sabha 1999 132 8 82,60,311 2.27 9.52 Maharashtra (6)
Manipur (1)
Meghalaya (1)
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)
Lakshadweep(1)
Maharashtra (4)
17th Lok Sabha 2019 35 5 84,83,632 Lakshadweep(1)
Maharashtra (4)
[17]

Maharashtra Vidhan Sabha elections[edit]

Maharashtra Vidhan Sabha[edit]

Vidhan Sabha term Maharashtra
general election
Seats
contested
Seats
won
Votes polled % of
votes
% of votes in
seats contested
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

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "About section at website". India: Nationalist Congress Party. 2017. Retrieved 22 April 2017.
  2. ^ "Nationalist Congress Party (NCP)". Elections.in. Retrieved 18 April 2019.
  3. ^ "List of Political Parties and Election Symbols main Notification Dated 18.01.2013" (PDF). India: Election Commission of India. 2013. Retrieved 9 May 2013.
  4. ^ "Rajya Sabha". 164.100.47.5.
  5. ^ "Maharashtra Assembly Elections 2014: Maharashtra State Election Dates, Results, News, Governors and Cabinet Ministers 2014". dna.
  6. ^ "NPP Becomes First Political Outfit from the Northeast to get Status of National Party". 7 June 2019.
  7. ^ "Recognized Political Parties:ECI".
  8. ^ Senior Congress leaders quit in Jharkhand
  9. ^ CWC expels threesome for six years
  10. ^ "Sangma meets Sonia Gandhi, first time in a decade". The Times of India. 2 June 2009.
  11. ^ "Spotlight: Merger with NCP". Tribune India. 11 June 1999. Retrieved 19 May 2009.
  12. ^ Suhas Palshikar; Prerna Singh; Atul Kohli (4 January 2013). Routledge Handbook of Indian Politics. Routledge. pp. 92, 97. ISBN 978-1-135-12275-1.
  13. ^ "I have quit NCP, will contest presidential polls: PA Sangma". The Times of India. 29 June 2012.
  14. ^ http://eci.nic.in/eci_main/ElectoralLaws/OrdersNotifications/Symbols_Sep_2009.pdf
  15. ^ "Symbols" (PDF). eci.nic.in. 2009.
  16. ^ "Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) – Party History, Symbol, Founders, Election Results and News". www.elections.in.
  17. ^ "General Election 2019 - Election Commission of India". results.eci.gov.in. Retrieved 23 May 2019.

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