NAME /ABBREVIATION /FOUNDATION YEAR /ELECTION SYMBOL /IDEOLOGY /WEB SITE /FACE BOOK AND MEANING  OF ALL NATIONAL AND STATE PARTY

NAME /ABBREVIATION /FOUNDATION YEAR /ELECTION SYMBOL /IDEOLOGY /WEB SITE /FACE BOOK AND MEANING OF ALL NATIONAL AND STATE PARTY

The EC classifies parties as recognised and unrecognized . An election symbol is reserved for a recognised political party which is further classified as a national or state party.

NATIONAL PARTY

A registered party is recognised as a national party only if it fulfils any one of the following three conditions:

  1. The party wins 2% of seats in the Lok sabha from at least four different states.

  2. At a general election to Lok Sabha or Legislative Assembly, the party polls 6% of votes in four states and in addition it wins four Lok Sabha seats.

  3. A party gets recognition as a state party in three or more states.

NAME : All India Trinamool Congress

ABBREVIATION : AITC

FOUNDATION YEAR : 1998

ELECTION SYMBOL

1200px-All_India_Trinamool_Congress_flag.svg

IDEOLOGY:Regionalism,Civic-nationalism,Secularism,Democratic socialism ,Anti-communism

WEB SITE : http://www.aitcofficial.org

FACE BOOK : https://www.facebook.com/AITCofficial/

NAME :Bahujan Samaj Party

ABBREVIATION : BSP

FOUNDATION YEAR : 1984

 ELECTION SYMBOL

BSP

IDEOLOGY : Affirmative action, Human rights ,Social equality ,Secularism ,Social justice , Self respect

WEB SITE : http://www.bspindia.org/

FACE BOOK : https://www.facebook.com/BSP4BHARAT/

NAME :Bharatiya Janata Party

ABBREVIATION : BJP

FOUNDATION YEAR : 1980

ELECTION SYMBOL

BJP

IDEOLOGY : Hindutva ,Hindu nationalism , Integral humanism , Conservatism , National conservatism , Social conservatism , Economic nationalism , Right-wing populism

WEB SITE : http://www.bjp.org/

FACE BOOK : https://www.facebook.com/BJP4India/

NAME :Communist Party of India

ABBREVIATION : CPI

FOUNDATION YEAR : 1925

ELECTION SYMBOL

com.ensisinfo.communistpartyofindiacpi

IDEOLOGY : Communism Marxism–Leninism

WEB SITE : http://www.communistparty.in/

FACE BOOK : https://www.facebook.com/cpofindia/

NAME :Communist Party of India (Marxist)

ABBREVIATION :CPI(M)

FOUNDATION YEAR : 1964

ELECTION SYMBOL

CPI(M)

IDEOLOGY : Communism Marxism–Leninism

WEB SITE : https://cpim.org/

FACE BOOK : https://www.facebook.com/cpimcc/

NAME :Indian National Congress

ABBREVIATION : INC

FOUNDATION YEAR : 1885

ELECTION SYMBOL

Indian National Congress

IDEOLOGY : Social democracy , Democratic socialism , Social liberalism , Indian nationalism, Gandhian socialism , Secularism , Progressivism

WEB SITE : https://www.inc.in

FACE BOOK : https://www.facebook.com/IndianNationalCongress/

NAME :Nationalist Congress Party

ABBREVIATION : NCP

FOUNDATION YEAR : 1999

ELECTION SYMBOL

NCP

IDEOLOGY : Indian nationalism , Civic nationalism , Social Justice , Social Equality , Socialism , Secularism

WEB SITE : http://www.ncp.org.in/

FACE BOOK : https://www.facebook.com/NCPSpeaks/

STATE PARTY

A registered party has to fulfill any of the following conditions for recognition as a state party:

  1. A party should win minimum three percent of the total number of seats or a minimum of three seats in the Legislative Assembly.

  2. A party should win at least one seat in the Lok Sabha for every 25 seats or any fraction thereof allotted to that state at a general election to the Lok Sabha.

  3. A political party should secure at least six percent of the total valid votes polled during general election to a Lok Sabha or State Legislative Assembly and should, in addition, win at least one Lok Sabha, and two Legislative Assembly seats in that election,

  4. Under the liberalized criteria, one more clause that it will be eligible for recognition as state party if it secures 8% or more of the total valid votes polled in the state, addition to one seat in any state.

NAME :Aam Aadmi Party

ABBREVIATION : AAP

FOUNDATION YEAR : 2012

ELECTION SYMBOL : Broom

Aam Aadmi Party

STATE/UT : Delhi, Punjab

IDEOLOGY : Democratic socialism Anticorruption Populism

WEB SITE : http://www.aamaadmiparty.org/

FACE BOOK : https://mbasic.facebook.com/AamAadmiParty/

NAME :All India Anna Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam

ABBREVIATION : AIADMK

FOUNDATION YEAR : 1972

ELECTION SYMBOL : Two leaves

All India Anna Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam

STATE/UT :Tamil Nadu, Puducherry

IDEOLOGY :IdeologySocial democracy ,Social liberalism , Left-wing populism

WEB SITE : http://www.aiadmk.org.in/en/

FACE BOOK : https://www.facebook.com › Places › Chennai, India › Political Organization

NAME :All India Forward Bloc

ABBREVIATION : AIFB

FOUNDATION YEAR : 1939

ELECTION SYMBOL : Lion

AIFB

STATE/UT :West Bengal

IDEOLOGY :Left-wing nationalism , Socialism , Anti-Imperialism , Marxism

WEB SITE : www. forwardbloc.org/

FACE BOOK : https://www.facebook.com/ForwardBloc/

NAME :All India Majlis-e-Ittehadul Muslimeen

ABBREVIATION : AIMIM

FOUNDATION YEAR : 1927

ELECTION SYMBOL : Kite

AIMIM

STATE/UT :Telangana,Maharashtra

IDEOLOGY : Islamic democracy , Conservatism , Advocacy of Muslim Personal Law , Protect rights of Muslims & Dalits

WEB SITE : www.aimim.in

FACE BOOK : https://www.facebook.com/PartyAIMIM/

NAME :All India N.R. Congress

ABBREVIATION : AINRC

FOUNDATION YEAR : 2011

ELECTION SYMBOL : Jug

AINRC

STATE/UT :Puducherry

IDEOLOGY :,Social democracy, Populism

WEB SITE : https://allindianrcongress.com.cutestat.com/

FACE BOOK : https://www.facebook.com › … › Political Organization

NAME :All India United Democratic Front

ABBREVIATION : AIUDF

FOUNDATION YEAR : 2004

ELECTION SYMBOL : Lock and key

AIUDF

STATE/UT :Assam

IDEOLOGY :

WEB SITE : http://www.aiudf.org

FACE BOOK : https://www.facebook.com/aiudfofficial/

NAME :All Jharkhand Students Union

ABBREVIATION : AJSU

FOUNDATION YEAR : 1986

ELECTION SYMBOL : Banana

AJSU

STATE/UT :Jharkhand

IDEOLOGY :

WEB SITE :

FACE BOOK :

NAME :Asom Gana Parishad

ABBREVIATION : AGP

FOUNDATION YEAR : 1985

ELECTION SYMBOL : Elephant

AGP

STATE/UT :Assam

IDEOLOGY : Regionalism , Ethnic nationalism

WEB SITE :

FACE BOOK :

NAME :Biju Janata Dal

ABBREVIATION : BJD

FOUNDATION YEAR : 1997

ELECTION SYMBOL : Conch

BJD

STATE/UT :Odisha

IDEOLOGY : Populism , Social liberalism , Social democracy , Regionalism

WEB SITE : http://www.bjdodisha.org.in/

FACE BOOK : https://www.facebook.com/Bijujantadalodisha/

NAME :Bodoland People’s Front

ABBREVIATION : BPF

FOUNDATION YEAR : 1985

ELECTION SYMBOL : Nangal

BPF

STATE/UT :Assam

IDEOLOGY : Secularism , Left-wing populism

WEB SITE : www.bpfassam.in

FACE BOOK :

NAME :Desiya Murpokku Dravida Kazhagam

ABBREVIATION : DMDK

FOUNDATION YEAR : 2005

ELECTION SYMBOL : Nagara

DMDK

STATE/UT :Tamil Nadu

IDEOLOGY : Employment , Social welfare , Populism , Secularism , Social democracy

WEB SITE : http://www.dmdkparty.com

FACE BOOK :

NAME :Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam

ABBREVIATION : DMK

FOUNDATION YEAR : 1949

ELECTION SYMBOL : Rising sun

DMK

STATE/UT :Tamil Nadu,Puducherry

IDEOLOGY : Social democracy , Populism , Regionalism

WEB SITE : www.dmk.in

FACE BOOK : https://www.facebook.com/arivalayam/

NAME :Goa Forward Party

ABBREVIATION : GFP

FOUNDATION YEAR : 2016

ELECTION SYMBOL : Coconut

GFP

STATE/UT :Goa

IDEOLOGY : Regionalism

WEB SITE : goaforward.org

FACE BOOK : https://www.facebook.com/GoaForwardParty/

NAME :Hill State People’s Democratic Party

ABBREVIATION : HSPDP

FOUNDATION YEAR : 1968

ELECTION SYMBOL : Lion

HSPDP

STATE/UT :Meghalaya

IDEOLOGY :

WEB SITE :

FACE BOOK : https://www.facebook.com/hspdp.youthwing/

NAME :Indian Gandhiyan Party

ABBREVIATION : IGP

FOUNDATION YEAR :

ELECTION SYMBOL :

STATE/UT :Kerala

IDEOLOGY :Nationalism , Gandhian

WEB SITE :

FACE BOOK : https://www.facebook.com › Places › Ganganagar, India › Political Organization

NAME :Indian National Lok Dal

ABBREVIATION : INLD

FOUNDATION YEAR : 1999

ELECTION SYMBOL : Spectacles

INLD

STATE/UT :Haryana

IDEOLOGY : Social liberalism , Regionalism

WEB SITE : http://www.inld.org

FACE BOOK :

NAME :Indian Union Muslim League

ABBREVIATION : IUML

FOUNDATION YEAR : 1948

ELECTION SYMBOL : Ladder

IUML

STATE/UT :Kerala

IDEOLOGY :Indian Muslim nationalism , Sharia Law ,Indian Muslim interests

WEB SITE : iuml.com/

FACE BOOK : https://www.facebook.com › Places › New Delhi › Political Organization

NAME :Indigenous People’s Front of Tripura

ABBREVIATION : IPFT

FOUNDATION YEAR : 2009

ELECTION SYMBOL : Dao

IPFT

STATE/UT :Tripura

IDEOLOGY :Indigenism , Anti-immigration

WEB SITE : www.ipft/tripura.com

FACE BOOK :

NAME :Jammu & Kashmir National Conference

ABBREVIATION : JKNC

FOUNDATION YEAR : 1932

ELECTION SYMBOL :Plough

JKNC

STATE/UT :Jammu & Kashmir

IDEOLOGY : Moderate separatism , Pro-India , Re-unification of Kashmir

WEB SITE : http://www.jknc.in

FACE BOOK :

NAME :Jammu & Kashmir National Panthers Party

ABBREVIATION : JKNPP

FOUNDATION YEAR : 1982

ELECTION SYMBOL : Bicycle

JKNPP

STATE/UT :Jammu & Kashmir

IDEOLOGY :

WEB SITE : nationalpanthersparty.com/

FACE BOOK : https://www.facebook.com/Jammu-Kashmir-National-Panthers-Party-5362291730783

NAME :Jammu and Kashmir People’s Democratic Party

ABBREVIATION :JKPDP

FOUNDATION YEAR : 1998

ELECTION SYMBOL :Inkpot and pen

JKPDP

STATE/UT :Jammu & Kashmir

IDEOLOGY :Regionalism

WEB SITE : http://www.jkpdp.org

FACE BOOK : https://www.facebook.com/JKPDP1/

NAME :Janata Dal (Secular)

ABBREVIATION : JD(S)

FOUNDATION YEAR : 1999

ELECTION SYMBOL : Lady farmer carrying paddy on her head

JD(S)

STATE/UT :Karnataka,Kerala

IDEOLOGY :Social democracy , Social liberalism , Secularism[

WEB SITE : jds.ind.in/

FACE BOOK : https://www.facebook.com/Janata-Dal-Secular-JDS-102323803152330/

NAME :Janata Dal (United)

ABBREVIATION : JD(U)

FOUNDATION YEAR : 1999

ELECTION SYMBOL : Arrow

JD(U)

STATE/UT :Bihar

IDEOLOGY : Secularism , Socialism

WEB SITE : rjd.co.in/dev/

FACE BOOK : https://www.facebook.com/janatadalunited.in/

NAME :Jharkhand Mukti Morcha

ABBREVIATION : JMM

FOUNDATION YEAR : 1972

ELECTION SYMBOL : Bow and arrow

JMM

STATE/UT :Jharkhand

IDEOLOGY :Regionalism

WEB SITE : jharkhandmuktimorcha.org/indexold.html

FACE BOOK :

NAME :Jharkhand Vikas Morcha (Prajatantrik)

ABBREVIATION : JVM(P)

FOUNDATION YEAR : 2006

ELECTION SYMBOL : Comb

JVM(P)

STATE/UT :Jharkhand

IDEOLOGY :

WEB SITE : jvmp.in/

FACE BOOK : https://www.facebook.com/jvmparty/

NAME :Kerala Congress (M)

ABBREVIATION : KC(M)

FOUNDATION YEAR : 1979

ELECTION SYMBOL : Two leaves

KC(M)

STATE/UT :Kerala

IDEOLOGY :Secular

WEB SITE :

FACE BOOK : https://www.facebook.com/KeralaCM/about

NAME :Lok Janshakti Party

ABBREVIATION : LJP

FOUNDATION YEAR : 2000

ELECTION SYMBOL : Bunglow

LJP

STATE/UT :Bihar

IDEOLOGY :Secularism ,Socialism , Populism

WEB SITE : www.ljp.org.in

FACE BOOK : https://www.facebook.com/lokjanshakti/

NAME :Maharashtra Navnirman Sena

ABBREVIATION : MNS

FOUNDATION YEAR : 2006

ELECTION SYMBOL : Railway engine

MNS

STATE/UT :Maharashtra

IDEOLOGY :Hindutva , Hindu nationalism , Ultranationalism

WEB SITE : http://www.manase.org/

FACE BOOK : https://www.facebook.com › Places › Mumbai, Maharashtra › Other

NAME :Maharashtrawadi Gomantak Party

ABBREVIATION : MGP

FOUNDATION YEAR : 1963

ELECTION SYMBOL : Lion

MGP

STATE/UT :Goa

IDEOLOGY :Populism , Regionalism

WEB SITE : https://www.firstpost.com/tag/maharashtrawadi-gomantak-party

FACE BOOK :

NAME :Mizo National Front

ABBREVIATION : MNF

FOUNDATION YEAR : 1959

ELECTION SYMBOL : Star

MNF

STATE/UT :Mizoram

IDEOLOGY :Left-wing , populism , Mizo nationalism , Socialism , Social liberalism , Democratic socialism

WEB SITE : http://www.mizonationalfront.org

FACE BOOK :

NAME :Mizoram People’s Conference

ABBREVIATION : MPC

FOUNDATION YEAR : 1972

ELECTION SYMBOL : Electric bulb

MPC

STATE/UT :Mizoram

IDEOLOGY :

WEB SITE : mizorampeoplesconference.com

FACE BOOK :

NAME :Naga People’s Front

ABBREVIATION : NPF

FOUNDATION YEAR : 2002

ELECTION SYMBOL : Rooster

NPF

STATE/UT :Manipur,Nagaland

IDEOLOGY :Regionalism

WEB SITE : http://www.npfweb.org/

FACE BOOK : https://www.facebook.com/pages/Naga-Peoples-Front/342975969073248

NAME :National People’s Party

ABBREVIATION : NPP

FOUNDATION YEAR : 2013

ELECTION SYMBOL : Book

NPP

STATE/UT :Meghalaya,Manipur,Nagaland

IDEOLOGY :Indian nationalism , Regionalism , Tribal Issues

WEB SITE : https://www.firstpost.com/tag/national-peoples-party

FACE BOOK : https://www.facebook.com/nppmeghalaya/

NAME :Nationalist Democratic Progressive Party

ABBREVIATION : NDPP

FOUNDATION YEAR : 2018

ELECTION SYMBOL :

STATE/UT :Nagaland

IDEOLOGY :Regionalism

WEB SITE : https://ndpp.co.in/

FACE BOOK :

NAME :Pattali Makkal Katchi

ABBREVIATION : PMK

FOUNDATION YEAR : 1989

ELECTION SYMBOL :Mango

PMK

STATE/UT :Tamil Nadu,Puducherry

IDEOLOGY :Populism

WEB SITE : http://www.anbumani4cm.com/

FACE BOOK : https://www.facebook.com/pages/Pattali-Makkal-Katchi/132107466826831

NAME :People’s Democratic Alliance

ABBREVIATION : PDA

FOUNDATION YEAR : 2012

ELECTION SYMBOL : Crown

STATE/UT :Manipur

IDEOLOGY :Regionalism , Serbian nationalism , Conservatism , National conservatism

WEB SITE : www.dnsrs.org

FACE BOOK :

NAME :People’s Democratic Front

ABBREVIATION : PDF

FOUNDATION YEAR : 2017

ELECTION SYMBOL : Candles

PDF

STATE/UT :Meghalaya

IDEOLOGY :

WEB SITE :

FACE BOOK :

NAME :People’s Party of Arunachal

ABBREVIATION : PPA

FOUNDATION YEAR : 1987

ELECTION SYMBOL : Corn

PPA

STATE/UT :Arunachal Pradesh

IDEOLOGY :Regionalist

WEB SITE :

FACE BOOK :

NAME :Rashtriya Janata Dal

ABBREVIATION : RJD

FOUNDATION YEAR : 1997

ELECTION SYMBOL : Hurricane lamp

RJD

STATE/UT :Bihar,Jharkhand

IDEOLOGY :Secularism , Socialism , Populism

WEB SITE : http://www.rjd.co.in/dev/

FACE BOOK : https://www.facebook.com/rjdparty/

NAME :Rashtriya Lok Dal

ABBREVIATION : RLD

FOUNDATION YEAR : 1996

ELECTION SYMBOL : Hand pump

RLD

STATE/UT :Uttar Pradesh

IDEOLOGY :Secularism

WEB SITE : http://www.rashtriyalokdal.com/

FACE BOOK : https://www.facebook.com › Places › New Delhi › Other

NAME :Rashtriya Lok Samta Party

ABBREVIATION : RLSP

FOUNDATION YEAR : 2013

ELECTION SYMBOL : Ceiling fan

RLSP

STATE/UT :Bihar

IDEOLOGY :

WEB SITE : rashtriyaloksamataparty.in/

FACE BOOK : https://www.facebook.com/RLSP4India/

NAME :Revolutionary Socialist Party

ABBREVIATION : RSP

FOUNDATION YEAR : 1940

ELECTION SYMBOL : Spade and stoker

RSP

STATE/UT :Kerala, West Bengal

IDEOLOGY :Marxism–Leninism

WEB SITE : www.rsp.org.in

FACE BOOK :

NAME :Samajwadi Party

ABBREVIATION : SP

FOUNDATION YEAR : 1992

ELECTION SYMBOL : Bicycle

SP

STATE/UT :Uttar Pradesh

IDEOLOGY :Secularism , Democratic socialism , Social conservatism , Populism

WEB SITE : https://www.samajwadiparty.in/

FACE BOOK : https://www.facebook.com/samajwadiparty/

NAME :Shiromani Akali Dal

ABBREVIATION : SAD

FOUNDATION YEAR : 1920

ELECTION SYMBOL : Scale

SAD

STATE/UT : Punjab

IDEOLOGY :Sikhism, Punjabiyat , Punjabi nationalism , Conservatism[

WEB SITE : https://shiromaniakalidal.com/

FACE BOOK : https://www.facebook.com/ShiromaniAkaliDal/

NAME : Shiv Sena

ABBREVIATION : SS

FOUNDATION YEAR : 1966

ELECTION SYMBOL : Bow and arrow

SHIV SENA

STATE/UT :Maharashtra

IDEOLOGY :Hindutva , Hindu nationalism , Economic nationalism , Ultranationalism

WEB SITE : www.shivsena.org

FACE BOOK : https://www.facebook.com/Shivsena/

NAME :Sikkim Democratic Front

ABBREVIATION : SDF

FOUNDATION YEAR : 1993

ELECTION SYMBOL : Umbrella

SDF

STATE/UT :Sikkim

IDEOLOGY :Democratic socialism

WEB SITE : sikkimdemocraticfront.org

FACE BOOK : https://www.facebook.com/Sikkim-Democratic-Front-462516257091785/

NAME :Sikkim Krantikari Morcha

ABBREVIATION : SKM

FOUNDATION YEAR : 2013

ELECTION SYMBOL : Table lamp

SKM

STATE/UT :Sikkim

IDEOLOGY :Democratic socialism

WEB SITE : sikkimkrantikarimorcha.in

FACE BOOK : https://www.facebook.com › Places › Gangtok, Sikkim › Political Organization

NAME :Telangana Rashtra Samithi

ABBREVIATION : TRS

FOUNDATION YEAR : 2001

ELECTION SYMBOL : Car

TRS

STATE/UT :Telangana,Andhra Pradesh

IDEOLOGY :Conservatism , Regionalism , Economic liberalism , Populism

WEB SITE : trspartyonline.org/

FACE BOOK : https://www.facebook.com/trspartyonline/

NAME :Telugu Desam Party

ABBREVIATION : TDP

FOUNDATION YEAR : 1982

ELECTION SYMBOL : Bicycle

TDP

STATE/UT :Andhra Pradesh,Telangana

IDEOLOGY :Regionalism , Fiscal conservatism , Integral humanism , Economic liberalism , Social liberalism ,Populism

WEB SITE : http://www.telugudesam.org/

FACE BOOK : https://www.facebook.com/TDP.Official/

NAME :United Democratic Party

ABBREVIATION : UDP

FOUNDATION YEAR : 1972

ELECTION SYMBOL : Drum

UDP

STATE/UT :Meghalaya

IDEOLOGY :Humanrights , Constitutionalism , Grassroots democracy , Social democracy

WEB SITE : http://www.udpgambia.party

FACE BOOK :

NAME :YSR Congress

ABBREVIATION : YSRC

FOUNDATION YEAR : 2011

ELECTION SYMBOL : Ceiling fan

YSRC

STATE/UT :Andhra Pradesh,Telangana

IDEOLOGY :Regionalism

WEB SITE : http://www.ysrcongress.com/en/

FACEBOOK:https://www.facebook.com/ysrcpofficial/…/ysrcp-official-website-wwwysrcongresscomy..

NAME :Zoram Nationalist Party

ABBREVIATION : ZNP

FOUNDATION YEAR :1997

ELECTION SYMBOL :Sun (without rays)

ZNP

STATE/UT : Mizoram

IDEOLOGY :

WEB SITE :

FACE BOOK : https://www.facebook.com/Zoram-Nationalist-Party-234158750072603/

Beside the above the total number of unrecognised parties are 1785 as per latest publication from Election Commission.

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