Political Parties in India #13

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Syllabus: GS-2, Salient features of RPA.

Types of parties in India

  • National Parties
  • State Recognized Parties
  • Unrecognized Parties

What are the conditions to become a national party in India?

  • Lok Sabha has 543 seats in total out of which a part should at least have 2 per cent of seats from at least three different states in India.

India has seven national political parties:

  • Started in 1980, BJP’s – Bharatiya Janata Party led by Amit Shah.
  • Started in 1885, INC’s – Indian National Congress led by Rahul Gandhi.
  • Started in 1964, CPI-M’s – Communist Party of India (Marxist) led by Sitaram Yechury.
  • Started in 1925, CPI’s – Communist Party of India led by Suravaram Sudhakar Reddy.
  • Started in 1984, BSP’s – Bahujan Samaj Party led by Mayawati Prabhu Das.
  • Started in 1999, NCP’s – Nationalist Congress Party led by Sharad Pawar.
  • Started in 1998, AITC’s – All India Trinamool Congress led by Mamata Banerjee.

What are the conditions to become state recognised parties?

  • A political party should at least win three per cent of the total number of seats in the legislative assembly.

What is an unrecognized party?

  • An Unrecognized Political Party cannot contest an election on its symbol. This party has to choose from the list of ‘free symbols’ issued by the poll panel.
  • There are many unrecognised political parties in India which do not gain much attention in the elections.

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