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Political Parties Leaders

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The article Political Parties and Leaders presents the list of National and State Political Parties and their Current Leaders. This is an important topic for the General Awareness section of different competitive exams.


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India has a multi-party system with recognition accorded to national and state and District level parties. The status is reviewed periodically by the Election Commission of India. Other political parties that wish to contest local, state or national elections are required to be registered by the Election Commission of India (ECI). Registered parties are upgraded as recognized national or state level parties based upon objective criteria. A recognized party enjoys privileges like reserved party symbol, free broadcast time on state run television and radio, consultation in setting of election dates and giving inputs in setting electoral rules and regulations.

Below provided are the list of Political Parties and Leaders:

Below table contains the list of National Level Political Parties and Current Leaders.

Party Foundation Year Current Leader Party Symbol
All India Trinamool Congress 1998 Mamata Banerjee
Bahujan Samaj Party 1984 Mayawati
Bharatiya Janata Party 1980 Amit Shah
Communist Party of India 1925 Suravaram Sudhakar Reddy
Communist Party of India (Marxist) 1964 Sitaram Yechury
Indian National Congress 1885 Rahul Gandhi
Nationalist Congress Party 1999 Sharad Pawar

Below table contains the list of State level Parties and Leaders.

Party Foundation Year Current Leader Party Symbol Picture
Aam Aadmi Party 2012 Arvind Kejriwal Delhi, Punjab
All India Anna Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam 1972 Tamil Nadu, Puducherry
All India Forward Bloc 1939 Debabrata Biswas West Bengal
All India Majlis-e-Ittehadul Muslimeen 1927 Asaduddin Owaisi Telangana
All India N.R. Congress 2011 N. Rangasamy Puducherry
All India United Democratic Front 2004 Badruddin Ajmal Assam
All Jharkhand Students Union 1986 Sudesh Mahto Jharkhand
Asom Gana Parishad 1985 Atul Bora Assam
Biju Janata Dal 1997 Naveen Patnaik Odisha
Bodoland People’s Front 1985 Hagrama Mohilary Assam
Desiya Murpokku Dravida Kazhagam 2005 Vijayakanth Tamilnadu
Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam 1949 M. Karunanidhi Tamil Nadu, Puducherry
Goa Forward Party 2016 Vijai Sardesai Goa
Hill State People’s Democratic Party 1968 H.S. Lyngdoh Meghalaya
Indian National Lok Dal 1999 Om Prakash Chautala Haryana
Indian Union Muslim League 1948 Panakkad Sayed Hyderali Shihab Thangal Kerala
Jammu & Kashmir National Conference 1932 Omar Abdullah Jammu & Kashmir
Jammu & Kashmir National Panthers Party 1982 Bhim Singh Jammu & Kashmir
Jammu and Kashmir People’s Democratic Party 1998 Mehbooba Mufti Jammu & Kashmir
Janata Dal (Secular) 1999 H.D. Deve Gowda Karnataka, Kerala
Janata Dal (United) 1999 Nitish Kumar Bihar
Jharkhand Mukti Morcha 1972 Shibu Soren Jharkhand
Jharkhand Vikas Morcha (Prajatantrik) 2006 Babu Lal Marandi Jharkhand
Karnataka Janata Paksha 2012 Padmanabha Prasanna Kumar Karnataka
Kerala Congress (M) 1979 C.F. Thomas Kerala
Karnataka Pragnyavanta Janata Paksha 2017 Upendra Karnataka
Lok Janshakti Party 2000 Ram Vilas Paswan Bihar
Maharashtra Navnirman Sena 2006 Raj Thackeray Maharashtra
Maharashtrawadi Gomantak Party 1963 Deepak Dhavalikar Goa
Mizo National Front 1959 Pu Zoramthanga Mizoram
Mizoram People’s Conference 1972 Pu Lalhmingthanga Mizoram
Naam Tamilar Katchi 1958 Seeman Tamilnadu
Naga People’s Front 2002 Neiphiu Rio Manipur, Nagaland
National People’s Party 2013 Agatha Sangma Meghalaya, Manipur
Pattali Makkal Katchi 1989 G. K. Mani Puducherry
People’s Party of Arunachal 1987 Tomo Riba Arunachal Pradesh
Rashtriya Janata Dal 1997 Lalu Prasad Yadav Bihar, Jharkhand
Rashtriya Lok Dal 1996 Ajit Singh Uttar Pradesh
Rashtriya Lok Samta Party 2013 Upendra Kushwaha Bihar
Revolutionary Socialist Party 1940 T. J. Chandrachoodan Kerala, West Bengal
Samajwadi Party 1992 Akhilesh Yadav Uttar Pradesh
Shiromani Akali Dal 1920 Sukhbir Singh Badal Punjab
Shiv Sena 1966 Uddhav Thackeray Maharashtra
Sikkim Democratic Front 1993 Pawan Kumar Chamling Sikkim
Sikkim Krantikari Morcha 2013 Prem Singh Tamang Sikkim
Telangana Rashtra Samithi 2001 Kalvakuntla Chandrashekar Rao Telangana, Andhra Pradesh
Telugu Desam Party 1982 N. Chandra Babu Naidu Andhra Pradesh, Telangana
United Democratic Party 1972 Donkupar Roy Meghalaya
YSR Congress Party 2011 Y. S. Jaganmohan Reddy Andhra Pradesh, Telangana