State Party

A political party shall be treated as a recognized political party in a State, if and only if the political party fulfills any of the following conditions:

 

  1. At General Elections or Legislative Assembly elections, the party has won 3% of seats in the legislative assembly of the State ( subject to a minimum of 3 seats).
  2. At a Lok Sabha General Elections, the party has won 1 Lok sabha seat for every 25 Lok Sabha seat allotted for the State.
  3. At a General Election to Lok Sabha or Legislative Assembly , the party has polled minimum of 6% of votes in a State and in addition it has won 1 Lok Sabha or 2 Legislative Assembly seats.
  4. At a General Election to Lok Sabha or Legislative Assembly, the party has polled 8% of votes in a State.
  5. Currently there are 47 state parties in India. Prominent among them are Samajwadi Party, AIADMK, DMK, Janata Dal (United), Shiv Sena, Akali Dal etc.
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