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NCP to merge into Congress; Sharad Pawar to be next Congress president: Sources

New Delhi | Amid the swearing-in ceremony of PM Modi, Congress President Rahul Gandhi has met NCP chief Sharad Pawar at his residence.

According to sources, the timing of the meeting has triggered chances of the Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) merging with the Congress and NCP chief Sharad Pawar likely to be the next President of the Congress.

After the defeat in the 2019 Lok Sabha election, Congress president Rahul Gandhi is very serious to step down from the post of Congress President and the senior leadership is been asked to search for his alternative. Sharad Pawar as the Congress party could help in the revival and survival of the grand old party against the Narendra Modi led Bhartiya Janata Party.

Sharad Pawar led NCP was formed on 25 May 1999, by Sharad Pawar, P. A. Sangma, and Tariq Anwar after being expelled from the party opposing Italian-born Sonia Gandhi leadership in the party. Despite being founded on opposition to the leadership of Sonia Gandhi NCP has joined the Congress-led UPA to form government in 2004. He was also the Congress Chief Minister in Maharashtra 4 time in 1978,1988, 1990 and 1995.

NCP has also formed an alliance government with the Congress party in Maharashtra from 1999 to 2014. Meanwhile, NCP leader Nawab Malik has denied such report of the NCP-Congress merger and said the rumours are just made up stories.

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