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Nationalist Congress Party----The Leader Sharadchandra Govindrao Pawar(born December 12, 1940)is a maratha strongman and president of the Party which he formed in 1999 in India; and he leads its delegation in the Lok Sabha, representing his home town of Baramati and is also the agriculture minister in the cabinet.
Alliance United Progressive Alliance
NCP was formed on May 25, 1999, by Sharad Pawar, P.A. Sangma, and Tariq Anwar after they were expelled from the Indian National Congress (INC) following their differences over a person of foreign origin becoming the Prime Minister of India. P.A. Sangma, however, later quit the NCP over differences with Sharad Pawar on NCP's closing in with the INC.
Tariq Anwar (born January 16, 1951 is the general secretary of the Nationalist Congress Party of India.
Since 2004 NCP is a member of the United Progressive Alliance, which governs the country. The party is also a coalition partner in the state of Maharashtra in alliance with INC. 2004 (MMIV) was a leap year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar.
United Progressive Alliance (UPA) is the present ruling coalition of political parties in India.
Maharashtra is India's third largest state in terms of area and second largest in terms of population after Uttar Pradesh.
Sangma quit the NCP because he felt Sharad Pawar was getting closer to the INC in spite of no change in its leadership.
For a brief period Sangma's fraction tried to claim the right to the name and symbol of NCP. The Election Commission acknowledged Pawar's group as the genuine NCP. Following the decision of the Election Commission, Sangma's group merged with AITC to form the Nationalist Trinamool Congress.
2004 (MMIV) was a leap year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. Prior to the merger the students wing of the party was known as Trinamool Chhatra Parishad, the teachers wing Nationalist Democratic Teachers� Association and the trade union wing was called Indian National Trinamool Trade Union Congress. Prominent leaders
Apart from Sharad Pawar, P.A.Sangma and Tariq Anwar, other notable leaders in NCP include: Maharashtra's first NCP President was Shri Chagan Bhujbal . Currently Mr Arun Gujrathi is the president of the NCP in Maharashtra. Our Prominent leaders include

  • Ajitdada Pawar
  • R.R Patil (President of the Nationalist Congress Party's Maharashtra.)
  • Praful Patel (Union minister for Aviation Independent charge)
  • Suryakanta Patil (Union minster of state)
  • Jayant Patil (State Finance minster)
  • Padamsingh Patil
  • Vijaysingh Mohite Patil
  • Sadashivrao Mandalik
  • Digvijay Khanwilkar
  • Dilip Valse Patil
  • Sureshdada Jain
  • Ganesh Naik
  • Supria Sule (Rajyasabha MP)
  • Shriniwas Patil
  • Anil Deshmukh
  • Datta Meghe
  • Anil Shivajirao Bhosle
  • Rajyalaxmi Bhosle (Mayor of Pune)
  • K Karunakaran, former chief minister of Kerala
  • Mahesh Tapase, President Maharashtra State Nationalist Youth Congress,Spokesperson for Maharashtra
  • Conrad Sangma,President All India Nationalist Youth Congress
  • Vinit Singh,Vice President Maharashtra Nationalist Youth Congress
  • NCP Policies Establishment of a national agricultural policy
    Establishment of a national policy to empower women
    Review and revision to the national health policy to add a separate sub-component on women's health
    Integrated implementation of a national nutrition policy to merge and coordinate various services provided by different government departments and agencies.
    Citizenship law reform to stipulate that high offices in government be confined to natural-born Indian citizens "(see, Sonia Gandhi)".
    Reserving for women one-third of the seats in parliament and in state legislatures.
    Enactment of a competition law to protect against corrupt practices
    Enactment of a bio-diversity law to protect bio-diversity and intellectual property.
    Enactment of a law establishing an independent telecasting authority.