How was Nationalist Congress Party formed? What are its policies?

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How was Nationalist Congress Party formed? What are its policies?

Answer:

  • It was formed in 1999 following a split in the Congress Party.
  • It supports democracy, Gandhian secularism, equality, social justice and federalism.
  • It wants that high offices in government should be confined to natural born citizens of the country.
  • A major party in Maharashtra and has a significant presence in Meghalaya, Manipur and Assam.
  • It’s a coalition partner in Maharashtra government with Congress.
  • Since 2004, it is also a member of United Progressive Alliance (UPA) government.