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Former NCP leader Tariq Anwar, upset over Sharad Pawar's remark on Rafale, joins Congress Party

Speed News Desk | Updated on: 27 October 2018, 11:47 IST
Tariq Anwar with Rahul Gandhi

Former Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) leader Tariq Anwar has joined the Congress today in presence of the party president Rahul Gandhi.

Anwar has been with the party ever since it was formed and earlier,

Former Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) leader Tariq Anwar has joined the Congress today in presence of the party president Rahul Gandhi.

had left the Congress party along with Sharad Pawar in 1999. Anwar was upset over the remarks of party chief Sharad Pawar, while he defended Prime Minister Narendra Modi on the Rafale deal row.

Tariq resigned from the Lok Sabha and his party on September 29 and since then, had been planning to join the grand old party.

Anwar was the only NCP’s Lok Sabha member in Bihar and had said that he was upset with Pawar’s statement on the deal at a time when the entire opposition had united to demand a probe into the deal.

Pawar had reportedly said that the demands of the Opposition leaders to get the details of the Rafale fighter jets dela inked with France “made no sense”.

Amid the Lok Sabha Election of 2019 which is around the corner, the sudden shift of a political heavyweight of the NCP to the Congress Party will only strengthen the stand of the grand old party, who is in a fray to form a "Mahagathbandhan" in upcoming polls to target the Narendra Modi led BKP and stop the Modi juggernaut.

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First published: 27 October 2018, 11:42 IST
 
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