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List of All National and State Political Parties in India

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POLITICAL PARTIES IN INDIA

According to one estimate, there have been over 200 political parties in India since Independence. But the country has experienced single-party dominance. A large number of regional parties exist in India. The Political parties in the country may be classified into three major groups based on their ideologies

(A) Rightist
(B) Leftist
(C) Centrist and Left of Centre.

What is Difference between National and State Political Party?

A recognised political party has been classified either as a ‘national party’ or a ‘state party’, the norm being: If a political party is recognised in four or more States, it is deemed a ‘national party’ and one recognised in less than four States, is a ‘State Party’ in the State/s in which it is recognised as such. A party which state/s in which it is recognised as such. A party which secures at-least 6 percent of the votes polled in the State can be recognised as a state or regional party. Currently there are 7 national political parties in India BJP, INC, CPI, CPI (M), NCP, BSP and TMC.

National Political Parties:

Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP)

BJP Symbol

Party Leader: Amit Shah
Party Headquarters: 11 Ashoka Road,New Delhi 110001
Founded: 1980
Key Leaders in 2019 Election: Narender Modi, Rajnath Singh, Sushma Swaraj, Arun Jaitley, Shivraj Singh Chouhan, Ravi Shankar Prasad.

Related: List of All Presidents of BJP

Indian National Congress (INC or Congress)

Congress Symbol

Congress Symbol

Party Leader: Rahul Gandhi
Party Headquarters: 24, Akbar Road, New Delhi 110001
Founded: 1885
Key Leaders in Election 2019: Rahul Gandhi, Sonia Gandhi, P. Chidambaram, Ahmed Patel, A. K. Antony, Ashok Gehlot, Jairam Ramesh

Communist Party of India-Marxist (CPI-M)

CPI(M) Symbol

CPI(M) Symbol

Party Leader: Sitaram Yechury
Party Headquarters: Gole Market, New Delhi, India
Founded: 1964
Key Leaders in 2019 General Election: P. Karunakaran, T. K. Rangarajan, Prakash Karat, Manik Sarkar, S. Ramachandran Pillai

Communist Party of India (CPI)

CPI Symbol

CPI Symbol

Party Leader: Suravaram Sudhakar Reddy
Party Headquarters: New Delhi, India
Founded: 1925
Notable Leaders in 2019 Election: C. N. Jayadevan, D. Raja

Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP)

BSP Symbol

BSP Symbol

Party Leader: Mayawati
Party Headquarters: 2, Gurudwara Rakabganj Road,New Delhi – 110001
Founded: 1984
Key Leaders in 2019 General Election: Satish Chandra Mishra, R Sridhar

Nationalist Congress Party (NCP)

NCP Symbol

NCP Symbol

Party Leader: Sharad Pawar
Party Headquarters: 10, Bishambhar Das Marg, New Delhi, 110001
Founded: 1999
Key Leaders in Indian 2019 Election: Supriya Sule, P. A. Sangma, Tariq Anwar

All India Trinamool Congress (TMC)

AITC Symbol

AITC Symbol

State: Arunachal Pradesh, Manipur, Tripura, West Bengal
Party Leader: Mamata Banerjee
Party Headquarters: 30B, Harish Chatterjee Street, Kolkata-700 026
Founded: 1998
Key Leaders in 2019 General Election: Sudip Bandyopadhyay, Subrata Bakshi, Saugata Roy, Derek O’Brien, Partha Chatterjee

State Political Parties in North India

Aam Aadmi Party (AAP)

AAP Symbol

AAP Logo

State: Delhi, Punjab
Party Leader: Arvind Kejriwal
Party Headquarters: 28/8, East Patel Nagar, New Delhi-08
Founded: 2012
Key Leaders: Manish Sisodia, Asim Ahmed Khan, Gopal Rai, Saurabh Bhardwaj

Haryana Janhit Congress-BL (HJC -BL)

HJC(BL) Symbol

HJC (BL) Symbol

State: Haryana
Party Leader: Kuldeep Bishnoi
Party Headquarters: New Delhi
Founded: 2007
*This party is merged with Indian National Congress (INC)

Related: List of All Districts in India and their Population

Indian National Lok Dal (INLD)

INLD Symbol

INLD Symbol

State: Haryana
Party Leader: Om Prakash Chautala
Party Headquarters: 18, Janpath, New Delhi-110011
Founded: 1999

Jammu & Kashmir National Conference (JKNC)

JKNC Symbol

JKNC Symbol

State: Jammu & Kashmir
Party Leader: Omar Abdullah
Party Headquarters: Srinagar, Jammu and Kashmir
Founded: 1932

Jammu & Kashmir National Panthers Party (JKNPP)

JKNPP Symbol

JKNPP Symbol

State: Jammu & Kashmir
Party Leader: Bhim Singh
Party Headquarters: 17 VP House, Rafi Marg, New Delhi-110001
Founded: 1982

Jammu and Kashmir People’s Democratic Party (JKPDP)

JKPDP Symbol

JKPDP Symbol

State: Jammu & Kashmir
Party Leader: Mahbuba Mufti
Party Headquarters: 2, Circuit House, Emporium Lane, Residency Road, Srinagar
Founded: 1998

Janata Dal-United (JDU)

JDU Symbol

JDU Symbol

State: Bihar
Party Leader: Sharad Yadav
Party Headquarters: 7, Jantar Mantar Road, New Delhi-110001
Founded: 1999

Lok Janshakti Party (LJP)

LJP Symbol

LJP Symbol

State: Bihar
Party Leader: Ram Vilas Paswan
Party Headquarters: 12, Janpath, New Delhi
Founded: 2000

Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD)

RJD Symbol

RJD Symbol

State: Bihar, Jharkhand
Party Leader: Lalu Prasad Yadav
Party Headquarters: 13, V. P. House, Rafi Marg, New Delhi – 110001
Founded: 1997

Related: All States in India and their Capitals 

Rashtriya Lok Dal (RLD)

RLD Symbol

RLD Symbol

State: Uttar Pradesh
Party Leader: Ajit Singh
Party Headquarters: Baghpat, UP
Founded: 1996

Rashtriya Lok Samta Party (RLSP)

RLSP Symbol

RLSP Logo

State: Bihar
Party Leader: Upendra Kushwaha
Party Headquarters:
Founded: 
2013

Samajwadi Party (SP)

SP Symbol

SP Symbol

State: Uttar Prades
Party Leader: Akhilesh Yadav
Party Headquarters: 18 Copernicus Lane, New Delhi
Founded: 1992

Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD)

SAK Symbol

SAK Symbol

State: Punjab, Delhi
Party Leader: Parkash Singh Badal
Party Headquarters: Block #6, Madhya Marg Sector 28, Chandigarh
Founded: 1920

Samajwadi Janata Party- Rashtriya (SJPR)

State: Uttar Pradesh
Party Leader: Chandra Shekhar
Party Headquarters: Narendra Niketan, Indraprastha Estate, New Delhi
Founded: 1990

State Political Parties in West India:

Maharashtra Navnirman Sena (MNS)

MNS Symbol

MNS Symbol

State: Maharashtra
Party Leader: Raj Thackeray
Party Headquarters: 2nd Floor, Matoshri Towers, Shivaji Park, Mumbai, MH 400028
Founded: 2006

Maharashtrawadi Gomantak Party (MGP)

MGP Party Symbol

MGP Party Symbol

State: Goa
Party Leader: Shashikala Kakodkar
Party Headquarters: 18th June Road, Panaji- 403001 Goa
Founded: 1963

Shiv Sena (SS)

Shiv Sena Symbol

Shiv Sena Symbol

State: Maharashtra
Party Leader: Uddhav Thackeray
Party Headquarters: Shivsena Bhavan, Ram Ganesh Gadkari Chowk, Dadar, Mumbai, 400 028, Maharashtra
Founded: 1966

State Political Parties in South India:

All India Anna Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (AIADMK)

AIADMK Symbol

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State: Puducherry, Tamil Nadu
Party Leader: Edappadi K. Palaniswami & O. Paneerselvam
Party Headquarters: 226, Avvai Shanmugam Salai, Royapettah, Chennai – 600014
Founded: 1972

All India Majlis-e-Ittehadul Muslimeen (AIMIM)

AIMIM Symbol

AIMIM Symbol

State: Telangana
Party Leader: Asaduddin Owaisi
Party Headquarters: Telangana
Founded: 1939

All India N.R. Congress (AINRC)

AINRC Symbol

AINRC Symbol

State: Puducherry
Party Leader: N. Rangasamy
Party Headquarters: Puducherry
Founded: 2011

Desiya Murpokku Dravidar Kazhagam (DMDK)

DMDK Symbol

DMDK Symbol

State: Tamil Nadu
Party Leader: Vijayakanth
Party Headquarters: Koyambedu, Chennai
Founded: 2005

Related: All Presidents of India since 1950

Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (DMK)

DMK Symbol

DMK Symbol

State: Puducherry, Tamil Nadu
Party Leader: M. Karunanidhi
Party Headquarters: Anna Arivalayam, Anna Salai, Chennai – 600018
Founded: 1949

Indian Union Muslim League (IUML)

IUML Symbol

IUML Symbol

State: Kerala
Party Leader: E. Ahamed
Party Headquarters: Maraikayar Lebbai Street, Chennai, Tamil Nadu
Founded: 1948

Janata Dal-Secular (JDS)

JDS Symbol

JDS Symbol

State: Karnataka, Kerala
Party Leader: H.D. Deve Gowda
Party Headquarters: 5, Safdarjung Lane, New Delhi 110003
Founded: 1999

Kerala Congress- M (KCM)

KC (M) Symbol

KC (M) Logo

State: Kerala
Party Leader: C.F. Thomas
Party Headquarters: State Committee Office, Near Fire Station, Kottayam
Founded: 1979

Pattali Makkal Katchi (PMK)

PMK Symbol

PMK Symbol

State: Puducherry
Party Leader: G. K. Mani
Party Headquarters: Chennai
Founded: 1989

Revolutionary Socialist Party (RSP)

RSP Symbol

RSP Symbol

State: Kerala, West Bengal
Party Leader: T. J. Chandrachoodan
Party Headquarters: 17, Firoz Shah Road, New Delhi – 110001
Founded: 1940

Telangana Rashtra Samithi (TRS)

TRS Symbol

TRS Symbol

State: Telangana
Party Leader: Kalvakuntla Chandrashekar Rao
Party Headquarters: Banjara Hills, Hyderabad, Telangana, India
Founded: 2001

Telugu Desam Party (TDP)

TDP Symbol

TDP Symbol

State: Andhra Pradesh, Telangana
Party Leader: N. Chandra Babu Naidu
Party Headquarters: NTR Bhavan, Rd No.2, Banjara Hills, Hyderabad, Telangana
Founded: 1982

YSR Congress Party (YSRC)

YSRCP Symbol

YSRCP Symbol

State: Andhra Pradesh, Telangana
Party Leader: Y. S. Jaganmohan Reddy
Party Headquarters: Hyderabad, Telangana
Founded: 2011

State Political Parties in East India:

All India Forward Bloc (AIFB)

AIFB Symbol

AIFB Logo

State: West Bengal
Party Leader: Debabrata Biswas
Party Headquarters: 28, Gurudwara Rakab Ganj Road, New Delhi 110001
Founded: 1939

Related: All USA Presidents with Pictures

All India United Democratic Front (AIUDF)

AIUDF Symbol

AIUDF Symbol

State: Assam
Party Leader: Badruddin Ajmal
Party Headquarters: No.3 Friends Path, Hatigaon, Guwahati-781038
Founded: 2004

All Jharkhand Students Union (AJSU)

AJSU Symbol

AJSU Symbol

State: Jharkhand
Party Leader: Sudesh Mahto
Party Headquarters: Poornima Tower,2nd Floor,Room No.- 2A,Opposite Chaganlal Jain, Dharamshala
Founded: 1986

Asom Gana Parishad (AGP)

AGP

AGP

State: Assam
Party Leader: Prafulla Kumar Mahanta
Party Headquarters: Gopinath Bordoloi Road, Guwahati
Founded: 1985

Biju Janata Dal (BJD)

BJD Symbol

BJD Symbol

State: Odisha
Party Leader: Naveen Patnaik
Party Headquarters: 6R/3,Unit-6, Forest Park, Bhubaneswar
Founded: 1997

Bodoland People’s Front (BPF)

BPF Symbol

BPF Symbol

State: Assam
Party Leader: Hagrama Mohilary
Party Headquarters: Kokrajhar, Assam
Founded: 1985

Hill State People’s Democratic Party (HSPDP)

HSPDP Symbol

HSPDP Symbol

State: Meghalaya
Party Leader: H.S. Lyngdoh
Party Headquarters:
Founded: 
1968

Jharkhand Mukti Morcha (JMM)

JMM Symbol

JMM Symbol

State: Jharkhand
Party Leader: Shibu Soren
Party Headquarters: Bariatu Road, Ranchi-834008
Founded: 1972

Jharkhand Vikas Morcha- Prajatantrik (JVM-P)

JVM Symbol

JVM Logo

State: Jharkhand
Party Leader: Babu Lal Marandi
Party Headquarters: Hazaribagh
Founded: 2006

Related: List of All Prime Ministers of India

Manipur State Congress Party (MSCP)

MSCP Symbol

MSCP Symbol

State: Manipur
Party Leader: Wahengbam Nipamacha
Party Headquarters: People’s Road, Imphal- 795001, Manipur
Founded: 1997
* This party merged with RJD

Mizo National Front (MNF)

MNF Symbol

MNF Symbol

State: Mizoram
Party Leader: Pu Zoramthanga
Party Headquarters: Zarkawt, Aizawl, Mizoram
Founded: 1959

Mizoram People’s Conference (MPC)

MPC Symbol

MPC Symbol

State: Mizoram
Party Leader: Pu Lalhmingthanga
Party Headquarters: Treasury Square, Aizawl, Mizoram
Founded: 1972

Naga People’s Front (NPF)

NPF Symbol

NPF Symbol

State: Manipur, Nagaland
Party Leader: Neiphiu Rio
Party Headquarters: Kohima, Nagaland
Founded: 2002

National People’s Party (NPP)

NPP Symbol

NPP Symbol

State: Meghalaya
Party Leader: P.A. Sangma
Party Headquarters: M.G. Avenue, Floor, MDU Building, Imphal-795001
Founded: 2013

People’s Party of Arunachal (PPA)

PPA Symbol

PPA Symbol

State: Arunachal Pradesh
Party Leader: Tomo Riba
Party Headquarters: P.O. Naharlagun-791110
Founded: 1987

Sikkim Democratic Front (SDF)

SDF Symbol

SDF Logo

State: Sikkim
Party Leader: Pawan Kumar Chamling
Party Headquarters: S.D.F Bhawan Indira Byepass Gangtok, Sikkim
Founded: 1993

Sikkim Krantikari Morcha (SKM)

SKM Symbol

SKM Symbol

State: Sikkim
Party Leader: Prem Singh Tamang
Party Headquarters: Gangtok, Sikkim
Founded: 2013

United Democratic Party (UDP)

UDP Symbol

UDP Symbol

State: Meghalaya
Party Leader: Donkupar Roy
Party Headquarters: Mawlai Nonglum, Shillong-793008 Meghalaya
Founded: 1972

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