The Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) is the true inheritor of the rich and glorious political legacy handed to the Indian National Congress (INC).
This legacy is one of ardent nationalism and of secular ethos, the fountain-head of which is the very history of our civilization.
It also reflects an individual's stand for individual freedom - social, economic and political.
It was on 25th May 1999 that the Nationalist leaders Shri Sharad Pawar, Shri P. A. Sangma and Shri Tariq Anwar with hundreds of political supporters assembled at No. 6, Gurudwara Rakab Ganj Road, New Delhi and took the historic decision to form a new Political Party under the name 'Nationalist Congress Party'.
Shri Sharad Pawar was elected President and Shri P. A. Sangma and Shri Tariq Anwar became the General Secretaries of the party.