Voting over across 117 constituencies | 55% voter turnout in Uttar Pradesh | 30% voter turnout in J&K | 71% voter turnout in Assam | 80% voter turnout in Puducherry | 70% voter turnout in Rajasthan |Phase 7 of General Elections 2014 will be held on 30-04-2014 for 17 seats in Andhra Pradesh |Phase 7 of Assembly Elections 2014 will be held on 30-04-2014 for 119 seats in Andhra Pradesh |Phase 7 of General Elections 2014 will be held on 30-04-2014 for 7 seats in Bihar |Phase 7 of Assembly Elections 2014 will be held on 30-04-2014 for 1 seats in Bihar |Phase 7 of General Elections 2014 will be held on 30-04-2014 in Dadra and Nagar Haveli |Phase 7 of General Elections 2014 will be held on 30-04-2014 in Daman and Diu |Phase 7 of General Elections 2014 will be held on 30-04-2014 for 26 seats in Gujarat |Phase 7 of Assembly Elections 2014 will be held on 30-04-2014 for 7 seats in Gujarat |Phase 7 of General Elections 2014 will be held on 30-04-2014 in Jammu and Kashmir |Phase 7 of General Elections 2014 will be held on 30-04-2014 in Punjab |Phase 7 of General Elections 2014 will be held on 30-04-2014 for 14 seats in Uttar Pradesh |Phase 7 of Assembly Elections 2014 will be held on 30-04-2014 for 2 seats in Uttar Pradesh |Phase 7 of General Elections 2014 will be held on 30-04-2014 for 9 seats in West Bengal |Phase 7 of Assembly Elections 2014 will be held on 30-04-2014 for 1 seats in West Bengal

Political Parties in India

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Modi Urges People to Vote - April 24, 2014 10:08 AM

BJP's PM candidate tweets, urges voters across 117 LS seats to come out & vote in record numbers.

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The first phase of polling begun in West Bengal for four constituencies. 47 candidates' fortune will be decided in this first phase. The most highlighted candidate is Bhaichung Bhutia whois the Congress candidate from the Darjeeling seat.

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The opposition BJP in Himachal Pradesh Tuesday urged the Election Commission to expedite action against Chief Minister Virbhadra Singh for making false statements despite a legal notice and a complaint to the state poll panel. Bharatiya Janata Party spokesperson Praveen Sharma said in a letter to the Election Commission that even after complaining to the state poll panel about the chief minister violating the model code of conduct, it has not taken any action against him. Source: IANS

National Parties in India

Owing to strong regionalism in several states of India, the political fabric has seen the emergence of many strong local parties. These cater to the interests of their particular states, and are often critical to make or break alliances in the Lok Sabha elections. The table below provides a list of the various state political parties in India, in alphabetical order.

S. no.AbbreviationSymbolNational Political Parties
1BJP Bharatiya Janata Party
2BSP Bahujan Samaj Party
3CPI Communist Party of India
4CPM Communist Party of India (Marxist)
5INC Indian National Congress
6NCP Nationalist Congress Party

State Parties in India

Despite the large number of political parties operating in India, very few are able to make their presence felt at the national level except when it comes to alliances. The natural reason for this is that it takes a long time for any party to evolve from its local context and have its ideology accepted by a large enough segment of the population. The table below lists political parties that boast of a pan-India presence. These have been listed in alphabetical order, and not necessarily in the order of their influence.

S. no.StateState Political PartiesSymbol Abbreviation
1DelhiAam Aadmi PartyAAP
2Arunachal Pradesh Arunachal Congress AC
3Tamil Nadu All India Anna Dravida Munnetra KazhagamAll India Anna Dravida Munnetra KazhagamAIADMK
4Assam Asom Gana ParishadAGP
5West BengalAll India Forward Bloc AIFB
6West Bengal All India Trinamool CongressAITC
7Assam Assam United Democratic FrontAUDF
8Odisha Biju Janata DalBJD
9Tamil Nadu and Puducherry Dravida Munnetra KazhagamDMK
10Haryana Indian National Lok DalINLD
11Karnataka and KeralaJanata Dal (Secular)JD(S)
12Bihar and Jharkhand Janata Dal (United)JD(U)
13Jammu and Kashmir Jammu & Kashmir National ConferenceJKN
14Jammu and Kashmir Jammu & Kashmir National Panthers PartyJKNPP
15Jammu and Kashmir Jammu & Kashmir Peoples Democratic PartyJKPDP
16JharkhandJharkhand Mukti MorchaJMM
17KeralaKerala CongressKEC
18KeralaKerala Congress (M)KEC(M)
19BiharLok Jan Shakti PartyLJP
20Goa Maharashtrawadi GomantakMAG
21Tamil Nadu and Puducherry Marumalarchi Dravida Munnetra KazhagamMDMK
22ManipurManipur Peoples PartyMPP
23Kerala Muslim League Kerala State CommitteeMUL
24Nagaland and Manipur Nagaland Peoples FrontNPF
25Tamil Nadu Pattali Makkal KatchiPMK
26BiharRashtriya Janata DalRJD
27West BengalRevolutionary Socialist PartyRSP
28Haryana Shiromani Akali DalSAD
29Sikkim Sikkim Democratic FrontSDF
30GoaUnited Goans Democratic PartyUGDP
31Maharashtra ShivsenaSHS
32Uttar PradeshSamajwadi Party SP
33Andhra Pradesh Telugu DesamTDP
34Andhra Pradesh Telangana Rashtra SamithiTRS
35MeghalayaUnited Democratic PartyUDP
36Uttarakhand Himalayas Uttarakhand Kranti DalUKKD

Regional Parties in India

It wouldn’t be an overstatement to say that politics in India is dictated by regional parties. These smaller parties hold considerable clout in individual states, leading to a highly fragmented vote distribution. As a result, political alliances and surprise moves are a common spectacle, as governments are formed and dissolved unanticipated. The sentiment was echoed by West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee before the 2014 elections, who said that the mainstream parties were “zero”, and that the future of India would be decided by regional political parties. Looking at the political history of India, there can be no doubt that regional parties are indeed the trump card. Below you will find the list of all regional political parties of India.

Sno. RegionalAbbreviation Sno. RegionalAbbreviation Sno. RegionalAbbreviation
1Akhil Bharatiya Ashok SenaABAS109Duggar Pradesh PartyDGPP217Peoples GuardianPG
2Akhil Bharatiya Congress Dal (Ambedkar)ABCD(A)110Desiya Murpokku Dravida KazhagamDMDK218Pachai Kudi Makkal KatchiPKMK
3Akhil Bharatiya Desh Bhakt MorchaABDBM111Democratic Party of IndiaDPI219Punjab Labour PartyPLP
4Akhil Bharatiya Hind Kranti PartyABHKP112Desia Pathukappu KazhagamDPK220Pragatisheel Manav Samaj PartyPMSP
5Akhil Bharat Hindu MahasabhaABHM113Eklavya Samaj PartyEKSP221Puthiya Needhi KatchiPNK
6All India Bharti Jug PartyABJP114Federal Congress of IndiaFCI222People's Party of ArunachalPPA
7Akhil Bharatiya Jan SanghABJS115Gondvana Gantantra PartyGGP223Peoples Party of India(secular)PPIS
8Akhil Bharatiya Kisan Mazdoor MorchaABKMM116Gondwana Mukti SenaGMS224Pyramid Party of IndiaPPOI
9Akhil Bharatiya Loktantra PartyABLTP117Great India PartyGRIP225Praja Rajyam PartyPRAP
10Akhil Bhartiya Manavata PakshaABMP118Hind Vikas PartyHDVP226Purvanchal Rajya Banao DalPRBD
11Akhil Bharatiya Manav Seva DalABMSD119Haryana Janhit Congress (BL)HJCBL227Peoples Republican PartyPRBP
12Akahand Bharat Maha Sangh Sarvahara Krantikari PartyABMSKP120Hindustan Janta PartyHJP228Prabuddha Republican PartyPRCP
13Ambedkarbadi PartyABP121Hill State People's Democratic PartyHSPDP229Professionals Party of IndiaPRPI
14Akhil Bharatiya Rajarya SabhaABRS122Indian Bahujan Samajwadi PartyIBSP230Prajatantrik Samadhan PartyPRSP
15Akhil Bharatiya Shivsena RashtrawadiABSR123Indian Christian Secular PartyICSP231Puthiya TamilagamPT
16Akhil Bhartiya Sindhu Samajwadi PartyABSSP124Indian Justice PartyIJP232Proutist Sarva SamajPTSS
17A-Chik National Congress(Democratic)ACNC125Indian People's Forward BlockIPFB233Rashtriya Agraniye DalRAD
18Apna DalAD126Indian Peace PartyIPP234Rashtriya Janutthan PartyRAJUP
19Anaithindia Dravidar Samudaya Munnetra KazhagamADSMK127Indian Union Muslim LeagueIUML235Rashtriya Lokwadi PartyRALOP
20Aadivasi Sena PartyADSP128Inqalab Vikas DalIVD236Rashtrawadi Labour PartyRALP
21All India Bahujan Samman PartyAIBS129Jaganmay Nari SangathanJANS237Rashtriya Sahara PartyRASAP
22Advait Ishwasyam CongressAIC130Jai Bharat PartyJBP238Rashtravadi Aarthik Swatantrata DalRASD
23All India Dalit Welfare CongressAIDWC131Jai Bharat Samanta PartyJBSP239Rashtriya Janhit PartyRASJP
24All India Forward Bloc (Subhasist)AIFB(S)132Jai Chhattisgarh PartyJCGP240Rashtriya Bahujan Congress PartyRBCP
25Akhila India Jananayaka Makkal Katchi (Dr. Issac)AIJMK133Jan Chetna PartyJCP241Rashtra Bhakt DalRBD
26All India Minorities FrontAIMF134Jharkhand Disom PartyJDP242Rashtravadi Communist PartyRCP
27All India Majlis-E-Ittehadul MuslimeenAIMIM135Jago PartyJGP243Revolutionary Communist Party of India (RasikRCPI(R)
28All India Raksha PartyAIRP136Jharkhand Janadikhar ManchJHJAM244Rajyadhikara PartyRDHP
29Akila India Vallalar PeravaiAIVP137Jharkhand Jan MorchaJHJM245Rashtriya Dehat Morcha PartyRDMP
30Ajeya Bharat PartyAJBP138Jana Hitkari PartyJHKP246Rajasthan Dev Sena DalRDSD
31Alpjan Samaj PartyAJSP139Jebamani JanataJJ247Rashtriya Gondvana PartyRGOP
32AJSU PartyAJSUP140Jai Jawan Jai Kisan Mazdoor CongressJJJKMC248Rashtriya Janadhikar PartyRJAP
33Amra BangaleeAMB141Jammu & Kashmir Awami National ConferenceJKANC249Rashtriya Jan-Jagram MorchaRJJM
34Ambedkar National CongressANC142Jan Ekta DalJKD250Rashtriya Janwadi Party (Krantikari)RJPK
35Awami PartyAP143Jawan Kisan MorchaJKM251Rashtriya Jan Sahay DalRJSD
36Ambedkar Pragatisheel Republican DalAPRD144Jharkhand PartyJKP252Rajasthan Vikas PartyRJVP
37Ambedkarist Republican PartyARP145Jharkhand Party (Naren)JKP(N)253Rashtriya Krantikari Janata PartyRKJP
38Akhil Rashtrawadi PartyARWP146Jharkhand People's PartyJKPP254Rashtriya Krantikari Samajwadi PartyRKSP
39Autonomous State Demand CommitteeASDC147Jan MorchaJM255Rashtriya Lok DalRLD
40Ambedkar Samaj PartyASP148Janata PartyJP256Rashtriya Lokhit PartyRLP
41Adarshwadi DalAWD149Jammu & Kashmir People ConferenceJPC257Rashtriya Mazdoor Ekta PartyRMEP
42Bundelkhand Akikrit PartyBAP150Janvadi Party(Socialist)JPS258Rashtriya Mangalam PartyRMGLMP
43Bharipa Bahujan MahasanghaBBM151Jansatta PartyJSP259Rashtriya Machhua Samaj PartyRMSP
44Bharatiya Backward PartyBBP152Jan Surajya ShaktiJSS260Rashtriya Naujawan DalRND
45Backward Classes Democratic Party, J&KBCDP153Janata Uday PartyJUP261Rajya Nojawan Shakti PartyRNSP
46Bhartiya Chaitanya PartyBCP154Jharkhand Vikas DalJVD262Republican Paksha (Khoripa)RP(K)
47B. C. United FrontBCUF155Jharkhand Vikas Morcha (Prajatantrik)JVM263Rashtriya Praja Congress (Secular)RPC(S)
48Bharat DalBD156Kannada Chalavali Vatal PakshaKCVP264Republican Party of IndiaRPI
49Bhartiya Deshbhakt PartyBDBP157Kamarajar Deseeya CongressKDC265Republican Party of India (A)RPI(A)
50Bharatiya Eklavya PartyBEP158Kranti Kari Jai Hind SenaKKJHS266Republican Party of India (Democratic )RPI(D)
51Bharatiya Grameen DalBGD159Krantisena MaharashtraKM267Republican Party of India (Khobragade)RPI(KH)
52Bharatiya Gaon Taj DalBGTD160Kongu Nadu Munnetra KazhagamKNMK268Republician Party of India EktawadiRPIE
53Bharatiya Bahujan PartyBHBP161Kosal Kranti DalKOKD269Rashtriya Pragati PartyRPP
54Bhartiya Congress (M)BHC162Kalinga SenaKS270Republican Presidium Party of IndiaRPPI
55Bhartiya Jagran PartyBHJAP163Krantikari Samyavadi PartyKSVP271Rashtriya Raksha DalRRD
56Bharatiya Pichhra DalBHPD164Karnataka Thamizhar Munnetra KazhagamKTMK272Rayalaseema Rashtra SamithiRRS
57Bharatiya Peoples PartyBHPP165Kosi Vikas PartyKVSP273Rashtriya Swabhimaan PartyRSBP
58Bharatheeya Sadharma Samsthapana PartyBHSASP166Lok BharatiLB274Rashtriya Samanta DalRSMD
59Bharatiya Jan Berojgar Chhatra DalBJBCD167Lok Bhalai PartyLBP275Rastriya Samajwadi Party (Secular)RSP(S)
60Bharatiya Jai Bheem PartyBJBP168Lok DalLD276Rashtriya Samaj PakshaRSP
61Bharatiya Jantantrik Janta DalBJJD169Lok Jan Vikas MorchaLJVM277Rashtriya Surya Prakash PartyRSUPRP
62Bharatiya Jan Kranti Dal (Democratic)BJKD170Loktanrik Janata Party (Secular)LKJP278Rashtra Sewa DalRSWD
63Bajjikanchal Vikas PartyBJKVP171LoksangramLKSGM279Rashtriya Kranti PartyRTKP
64Bharatiya Jan ShaktiBJSH172Loktanrik Sarkar PartyLKSP280Rashtravadi Janata PartyRVNP
65Bharatiya Jantantrik ParishadBJTP173Lal MorchaLM281Rashtriya Vikas PartyRVP
66Bharat Ki Lok Jimmedar PartyBKLJP174Lokpriya Samaj PartyLPSP282Rashtrawadi SenaRWS
67Bharatiya Lok Kalyan DalBLKD175Lok Satta PartyLSP283Rashtrawadi Samaj PartyRWSP
68Bharatiya Loktantrik Party(Gandhi-Lohiawadi)BLPGL176Laghujan Samaj Vikas PartyLSVP284Rashtriya Yuva SanghRYS
69Bharatiya Momin FrontBMF177Loktantrik Samajwadi PartyLSWP285Shiromani Akali Dal (Amritsar)(SimSAD(M)
70Bundelkhand Mukti MorchaBMM178Loktantrik Samata DalLTSD286Samruddha OdishaSAMO
71Bharatiya Minorities Suraksha MahasanghBMSM179Lok Vikas PartyLVKP287Samata PartySAP
72Bharatiya Natiional Janta DalBNJD180Moulik Adhikar PartyMADP288Suheldev Bhartiya Samaj PartySBSP
73Bharatiya Nagrik PartyBNRP181Manithaneya Makkal KatchiMAMAK289Sikkim Gorkha Prajatantric PartySGPP
74Bira Oriya PartyBOP182Mana PartyMANP290Sikkim Himali Rajya Parishad ParSHRP
75Bodaland Peoples FrontBOPF183Mahila Adhikar PartyMAP291Sikkim Jan-Ekta PartySJEP
76Bhartiya Pragatisheel CongressBPC184Mool Bharati (S) PartyMB(S)P292Samajwadi Janata Party (Rashtriya)SJP(R)
77Bharat Punarnirman DalBPD185Matra Bhakta PartyMBP293Samajik Jantantrik PartySJTP
78Bharatiya Praja PakshaBPJP186Momin ConferenceMC294Sarvodaya Karnataka PakshaSKP
79Bahujan Republican Ekta ManchBREM187Marxist Co-OrdinationMCO295Socialist Party (Lohia)SLP(L)
80Bharatiya Rashtriya MorchaBRM188Marxist Communist Party of India (S.S. Srivastava)MCPI(S)296Smast Bhartiya PartySMBHP
81Bharatiya Rashtravadi PakshaBRP189Mahan DalMD297Shakti Sena (Bharat Desh)SSBD
82Bharatiya Republican PakshaBRPP190Meghalaya Democratic PartyMDP298Shoshit Samaj DalSSD
83Bahujan ShaktyBSA191Mahagujarat Janta PartyMJP299Swatantra Bharat PakshaSTBP
84Bharathiya Sahayog CongressBSC192Maidani Kranti DalMKD300Samajtantric Party of IndiaSTPI
85Bharatiya Samaj DalBSD193Majdoor Kisan Union PartyMKUP301Sunder Samaj PartySUSP
86Bharatiya Sarvkalayan Kranti DalBSK194Makkal Manadu KatchiMMKA302Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel PartySVPP
87Bharatiya Sarvodaya Kranti PartyBSKP195Manav Mukti MorchaMMM303Shivrajya PartySVRP
88Bharatiya Samaj Kalyan Party BharatBSKPB196Muslim Majlis Uttar PradeshMMUP304Savarn Samaj PartySVSP
89Bharatiya Sampuran Krantikari PartyBSKRP197Maharashtra Navnirman SenaMNS305Samajwadi Jan ParishadSWJP
90Bahujan Samaj Party(Ambedkar-Phule)BSP(AP)198Moderate PartyMOP306Swabhimani PakshaSWP
91Bahujan Sangharsh Party (Kanshiram)BSP(K)199Navbharat Nirman PartyNBNP307Swarajya Party Of IndiaSWPI
92Bharatiya Subhash SenaBSRD200Bharatiya Navshakti partyBNP308The Humanist Party of IndiaTHPI
93Bharatiya Sadbhawna Samaj PartyBSSP201National Development PartyNDEP309Trilinga Praja Pragati PartyTPPP
94Bharatiya Samta Samaj PartyBSSPA202National Democratic Peoples FrontNDPF310United Communist Party of IndiaUCPI
95Bharat Uday MissionBUDM203Nelopa(United)NELU311United Goans Democratic PartyUGDP
96Bahujan Uday ManchBUM204National Lokhind PartyNLHP312Ulzaipali Makkal KatchyUMK
97Bahujan Vikas AaghadiBVA205National Loktantrik PartyNLP313United National Loktantrik PartyUNLP
98Bharat Vikas MorchaBVM206Namadhu Makkal KatchiNMK314Uttar Pradesh Republican PartyUPRP
99Bahujan Vikas PartyBVP207National Secular PartyNSCP315United Women FrontUWF
100Buddhiviveki Vikas PartyBVVP208Niswarth Sewa PartyNSSP316Vanchit Jamat PartyVAJP
101Christian Democratic FrontCDF209National Youth PartyNYP317Viduthalai Chiruthaigal KatchiVCK
102Chhattisgarh Vikas PartyCGVP210Orissa Mukti MorchaOMM318Vishva Hindustani SangathanVHS
103Communist Party of India (Marxist-Leninist) (Liberation)CPI(ML)(L)211Praja Bharath PartyPBHP319Vikas PartyVP
104Chhattisgarhi Samaj PartyCSP212People's Democratic AlliancePDA320Vishwa Vikas SanghVVS
105Desh Bhakt PartyDBP213People's Democratic FrontPDF321Youth For EqualityYFE
106Democratic Bharatiya Samaj PartyDBSP214People's Democratic ForumPDFO322Youth And Students PartyYSP
107Democratic Congress PartyDCP215Party for Democratic SocialismPDS323Yuva Vikas PartyYVP
108Democratic Secular PartyDESEP216Peace PartyPECP324IndependentIND

List of Upcoming Political Parties

Below is list given for upcoming political parties in India for the 2014 Lok Sabha Elections. All these parties are waiting for Election Commission's approval and if approved they will receive their symbols for contesting in the upcoming General Elections by March last or in April 1st week.

Sno. Party Name Sno. Party Name
1Akhil Bhartiya Swarn Party 13Janhit Sangharsh Party
2All India Azaad Congress Party14Madurai Manila Iyakkam
3All India Ulama Congress 15Mahajana Socialist Party
4Awami Vikas Party 16Nav Jan Kranti Party
5Democratic Corruption Liberation Front 17Navyug Party
6Ezhuchi Tamizhargal Munnetra Kazhagam18Rajanna Dalam Party
7Gareeb Aadmi Party19Rashtriya Aam Party
8Haryana Janta Party20Rashtriya Rashtrawadi Party
9Hindustan Peoples Party (Rajpal)21Rashtriya Shoshit Samaj Party
10Hindustan Shakti Sena22Suraaj Seva Dal
11Hindustani Awaam Party23Telangana Communist Party of India
12Jana Hitha Paksha24Ujjwal Rashtra Party

Last Updated on February 7, 2014

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