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Nationalist Congress Party

Nationalist Congress Party
AbbreviationNCP
PresidentSharad Pawar
Lok Sabha leaderSupriya Sule
Rajya Sabha leaderSharad Pawar
FounderSharad Pawar
P. A. Sangma
Tariq Anwar
Founded25 May 1999 (20 years ago) (1999-05-25)
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]
AllianceUPA
Left Democratic Front (Kerala)
Left-Democratic Manch, Assam
National convenerSharad Pawar
Seats in Lok Sabha
5 / 545
Seats in Rajya Sabha
4 / 245
[4]
Seats in 
Indian states
32 / 288
(Maharashtra)[5]
1 / 40
(Goa)
2 / 140
(Kerala)
1 / 182
(Gujarat)
1 / 60
(Meghalaya)
Number of states and union territories in government
1 / 31
Election symbol
Nationalist Congress Party Election Symbol.png
Website
ncp.org.in

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

History

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] Like the Indian National Congress, dynastic politics or nepotism is endemic in the NCP.[14] A number of senior leaders of the party such as Sharad Pawar,[14] Ajit Pawar, D.Y. Patil, Chhagan Bhujbal, Narayan Rane, and Ganesh Naik have promoted the political careers of their respective family members.

Party symbol

The Election Symbol of NCP is an analogue clock that reads 10:10.[15] [16] The clock is drawn in blue and has two legs and an alarm button. It is situated on a tri-coloured Indian flag.[17]

Notable Leaders

Electoral Performance

Lok Sabha Elections

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)
Meghalay (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) Meghalay (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)
[18]

Vidhan Sabha Elections

Maharashtra Vidhan Sabha

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

See also

References

  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. ^ a b Kanchan Chandra (28 April 2016). Democratic Dynasties: State, Party, and Family in Contemporary Indian Politics. Cambridge University Press. p. 131,136. ISBN 978-1-316-59212-0.
  15. ^ [eci.nic.in]
  16. ^ "Symbols" (PDF). eci.nic.in. 2009.
  17. ^ "Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) – Party History, Symbol, Founders, Election Results and News". www.elections.in.
  18. ^ "General Election 2019 - Election Commission of India". results.eci.gov.in. Retrieved 23 May 2019.

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