India Assembly and Parliamentary Elections 2013

Political Parties in India

India, which has a multi-party system with a predominance of small parties at regional level. Political parties in India, who wish to contest local, state or national elections are required to be registered in four or more states, and then recognised as a "National Political Party" by the Election Commision.

National Political Parties in India
Party Logo and Name Party Acronym Year
Bahujan Samaj PartyBahujan Samaj Party BSP 1984
Bharatiya Janata PartyBharatiya Janata Party BJP 1980
Communist Party of IndiaCommunist Party of India CPI 1925
Communist Party of India (Marxist)Communist Party of India (Marxist) CPI (M) 1964
Indian National CongressIndian National Congress INC 1985
Samajwadi PartySamajwadi Party SP 1992
Recogonised State Political Parties in India
Party Logo and Name Party Acronym Year
Aam Aadmi Party Aam Aadmi Party AAP 26 November 2012
All India Anna Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam All India Anna Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam AIADMK October 1972
All India N.R. Congress AINRC 7 Feb 2011
All India Forward Bloc All India Forward Bloc AIFB 1939
All India Trinamool Congress All India Trinamool Congress AITC 1998
All India United Democratic Front AUDF 2004
All Jharkhand Students Union (AJSU Party)
Asom Gana Parishad AGP 1985
Biju Janata Dal BJD 1997
Bodoland People's Front BPF
Desiya Murpokku Dravidar Kazhagam DMDK September 14, 2005
Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam DMK 1949
Haryana Janhit Congress (BL) HJC(BL)
Hill State People's Democratic Party
Indian National Lok Dal Indian National Lok Dal INLD 1999
Indian Union Muslim League IUML 1948
Jammu & Kashmir National Conference JKNC 1932
Jammu & Kashmir National Panthers Party Jammu & Kashmir National Panthers Party JKNPP
Jammu and Kashmir People's Democratic Party Jammu and Kashmir People's Democratic Party PDP 1998
Janata Dal (United) Janata Dal (United) JD (U) 1999
Jharkhand Mukti Morcha Jharkhand Mukti Morcha JMM 1972
Jharkhand Vikas Morcha (Prajatantrik) JVM(P)
Janata Dal (Secular) Janata Dal (Secular) JD (S) 1999
Karnataka Janata Paksha KJP April 2011
Kerala Congress (M) Kerala Congress (M) KEC (M) 1979
Lok Jan Shakti Party LJSP 2000
Maharashtra Navnirman Sena Maharashtra Navnirman Sena MNS 2006
Maharashtrawadi Gomantak Party MAG 1963
Manipur State Congress Party
Mizo National Front Mizo National Front MNF 1959
Mizoram People's Conference Mizoram People's Conference MPC 1972
Naga People's Front Naga People's Front NPF 2002
Pattali Makkal Katchi Pattali Makkal Katchi PMK 1989
People's Democratic Alliance
People's Party of Arunachal PPA 1987
Rashtriya Janata Dal RJD
Revolutionary Socialist Party Revolutionary Socialist Party RSP 1940
Samajwadi Party Samajwadi Party SP 1992
Shiromani Akali Dal Shiromani Akali Dal SAD 1920
Shiv Sena Shiv Sena SHS 1966
Sikkim Democratic Front Sikkim Democratic Front SDF 1993
Telangana Rashtra Samithi TRS 2001
Telugu Desam Party Telugu Desam Party TDP 1982
United Democratic Party United Democratic Party UDP
Zoram Nationalist Party Zoram Nationalist Party ZNP 1997