Nationalist Congress Party
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|Lok Sabha leader||Supriya Sule|
|Rajya Sabha leader||Sharad Pawar|
|Founded||25 May 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|
Left Democratic Front (Kerala)
Left-Democratic Manch, Assam
|National convener||Sharad Pawar|
|Seats in Lok Sabha|
4 / 545
|Seats in Rajya Sabha|
4 / 245
|Number of states and union territories in government|
1 / 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. Like the Indian National Congress, dynastic politics or nepotism is endemic in the NCP. A number of senior leaders of the party such as Sharad Pawar, Ajit Pawar, D.Y. Patil, Chhagan Bhujbal, Narayan Rane, and Ganesh Naik have promoted the political careers of their respective family members.
- Sharad Pawar (founder, president)
- Ajit Pawar - Former Deputy Chief Minister of Maharashtra
- Supriya Sule - Member of Lok sabha from Baramati
- Dhananjay Munde - Opposition Leader in Maharashtra Legislative Council
- Jayant Patil- (Maharashtra State President), Son of former minister Rajarambapu Patil
- Nawab Malik National Spokesperson and (Mumbai President)
- Sunil Tatkare- (MP Raigad)
- Praful Patel- Member of Rajya Sabha
- R.R. Patil (1957 – 2015)- Former deputy chief Minister of Maharashtra
- Dilip Walse-Patil- MLA Ambegoan
- Amol Kolhe- Member of Lok sabha from Shirur
- Chhagan Bhujbal
- Shankersinh Vaghela
- Thomas Chandy,
- Reshma Patel,
- D. P. Tripathi,
- Mohammed Faizal P. P.,
- Kandhal Jadeja,
- Dheeraj Sharma (politician),
- Jitendra Awhad,
- Jayant Patil,
- Nawab Malik,
- Anil Deshmukh,
- Babajani Durani,
- Hasan Mushrif,
Lok Sabha ElectionsEdit
|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)
Vidhan Sabha ElectionsEdit
Maharashtra Vidhan SabhaEdit
|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|
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