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Started career as a journalist; all you need to know about Tariq Anwar

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Started career as a journalist; all you need to know about Tariq Anwar

Senior NCP leader Tariq Anwar on Friday quit the party following differences with party president Sharad Pawar’s stand on the Rafale issue.

Anwar also resigned as the party’s Lok Sabha MP. Anwar was a Lok Sabha member from Katihar in Bihar. The Muslim leader was a founding member of NCP.

Tariq Anwar, a former union minister, has been backing the Congress demand for a JPC probe into the deal and has also sought a white paper on the issue.

Real reason behind Tariq Anwar resignation from NCP; what next for Katihar MP?

All you need to know about Tariq Anwar, five times MP Lok Sabha MP from Katihar:

Tariq Anwar was born on 16 January 1951 in Patna.

He obtained B.Sc. degree from Patna Commerce College in and later MA in political science from Magadh University, Bodh Gaya.

Anwar was involved in students’ politics and joined Congress’ student’s union wing.

Before joining active politics, Tariq Anwar worked as a journalist and started “Chhatr” weekly tabloid in Hindi from Patna.

In 1974, he became the editor of ‘Yuvak Dhara’ and weekly tabloid ‘Patna’.

Anwar was also chief of Indian Youth Congress.

Was elected as Lok Sabha member from Katihar in Bihar at the age of 29.

He left Congress along with Sharad Pawar, PA Sangma in 1999 citing Sonia Gandhi’s foreign origin and formed Nationalist Congress Party (NCP).

Tariq Anwar was inducted in Manmohan Singh’s cabinet during UPA-2 rule, was made a minister of state.

Anwar has been a member the of Congress Working Committee, president of Bihar Congress, political advisor to the Indian National Congress president.

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