After quitting NCP, Tariq Anwar joins Congress


27 Oct 2018

A month after quitting NCP, Tariq Anwar joins Congress

Tariq Anwar, who quit the Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) last month, joined the Congress on Saturday.

Anwar met Congress President Rahul Gandhi at the latter's Tughlaq Lane residence and joined the party. He is expected to make a formal announcement about the same, later in the day.

Anwar, a former MP from Katihar Lok Sabha constituency, was accompanied by his supporters.

Congress to NCP

In 1990s, Anwar left Congress to form NCP

In 1990s, Anwar left Congress to form NCP

Anwar, a prominent Muslim leader in Bihar, held the post of NCP's General Secretary.

Notably, in the 1990s, he was the President of the Bihar Congress unit but gradually drifted from the grand old party.

Along with Sharad Pawar and late PA Sangma, Tanwar had formed the NCP.

Back then he had protested the appointment of Sonia Gandhi as AICC president because of her 'foreign' birth.

Quitting NCP

Upset with Pawar's remarks on Rafale, Anwar left NCP

In September, Anwar left NCP and resigned from Lok Sabha as he was upset with Pawar.

Pawar's statements defending Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Rafale Deal didn't go down well with Anwar, and he left the party he founded.

However, Pawar said his statements were misconstrued and he never supported the PM or gave him a clean chit.

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