New Delhi: Senior NCP leader Tariq Anwar has quit the party following differences with party president Sharad Pawar's stand on the Rafale issue, a senior party leader said Friday.

The leader said Anwar has also resigned as party's Lok Sabha MP.

In an interview to a Marathi television channel this week, Pawar said Prime Minister Narendra Modi's intentions on the Rafale fighter jet aircraft deal were not wrong.

Anwar had quit the Congress along with Pawar over Sonia Gandhi's foreign origin.