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Political Parties formed since Independence in India
Political Parties formed since Independence

The post-independence era has witnessed proliferation of political parties at both national and regional level. New ideologies caught public imagination and new ideologues emerged with their distinct philosophies. While some parties were founded on certain set of principles, the internal differences prompted the birth of breakaway factions. While some parties like the Indian National Congress (INC) came into existence in the pre-independence era (1885), it’s interesting to know how some of the important political parties emerged after independence. Communist Party of India – Marxist (CPI-M) CPI-M is a breakaway faction of the Communist Party of India (which [...]Read more

Role of Regional Parties in Parliament
Role of Regional Parties in Parliament

Role of Regional Parties in Parliament It has been long, since Indian politics started becoming more federal. One of the foremost reasons for this is the rise of regional parties. Looking at the way some states are faring, it won’t be an exaggeration to proclaim that regional parties have been able to address people’s concerns, which National parties couldn’t. Their overwhelming presence in elections and large share of seats in the parliament clearly hint at their growing significance. However, what role does a regional party play in the Parliament? Does it add any value to the Parliament [...]Read more

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