Being a democratic country, India has a number of political parties out of which some parties have got high recognition and love from the public. There are many national level and state level parties which are around 1800 in number.
So, we come here to pick top 10 leading political parties right now in India on the basis of love and support from the public and the impact they have made on public.
10. Nationalist Congress Party (NCP)
This party was formed in 1999 as Veteran Maharashtra leader Sharad Pawar detached from the Congress Party due to some conflict and ideology variation. As per current 16th Lok Sabha Election, it has six members of parliament.
The symbol of NCP party is ‘clock’ and this party has managed to take a great support in the state of Maharashtra.
9. Communist Party of India (Marxist) CPI-M
This party has Prakash Karat as Secretory General at present. It was formed in 1964 due to the miserable situation of labor and peasant class of people. The main attention of this party is to support the labor and peasant class of people in the state West Bengal, Kerala and Tripura,
The symbol of this party is ‘Hammer and Sickle’. It has got 9 Member of Parliament in the 16thLok Sabha Election and has great support from labor
8. Telangana Rashtra Samiti (TRS)
This party was formed in 2001 and Chandrasekhar Rao is principal of the party who is also the first CM of Telangana State. In 16th Lok Sabha Election, it was capable of making 13 Members of Parliament.
The symbol of the party is ‘Car’. Being a new party it has got lots of support from the public of that state.
7. Telugu Desam Party (TDP)
It’s an Andhra Pradesh-based party formed in the year 1982. The present CM of Andhra Pradesh N. Chandrababu Naidu leads this party. In 16th Lok Sabha election, it has made 15 Member of parliament.
The symbol of the party is ‘Bicycle’ and this party is also the member of National Democratic Alliance.
6. Shiv Sena
This is a Maharashtra-based party which was formed in the year 1966 by Balasaheb Thackeray. In the 16th Lok Sabha Election, it has got 18 Members of Parliament. Currently, this party is headed by Uddhav Thackeray.
The symbol of this party is ‘Bow and Arrow’ and this party has high supporters at national and state level. The highly dedicated volunteers of Shiv Sena party are called ‘Shiv Sainiks’
5. Biju Janta Dal (BJD)
This is Odisha-based party formed in the year1997. In the 16th Lok Sabha Election, this party has secured 20 Members of Parliament. The present CM of Odisha Navin Patnaik leads BJD now confirming the triumph of theparty in the year 2014.
The symbol of this party is ‘Conch’ and this party is able to have mass demand in the state of Odisha.
4. All India Trinamool Congress (AITC)
This party was formed in the state of West Bengal in the year 1998. Currently, this party is headed by the Chief Minister of WB Mamata Banerjee. This party has made a massive success in the year 2014 by securing 34 Members in the 16th Lok Sabha Election.
The symbol of this party is ‘Jora Ghas Phool’ and AITC has made a very good position during these years.
3. All India Anna Dramuka Kazhagam (AIADMK)
This party is a Tamil Nadu-based party formed in the year 1972 by MG Ramachandran. AIADMK party was headed by former CM of Tamil Nadu Late Jayalalitha. Currently, Shashikala is the General Secretary of this party who was very close to Jayalalitha.
This party has secured 37 Members of Parliament in the 16th Lok Sabha Election. The ‘Two Leaves’ is the symbol of the party.
2. Indian National Congress
- It is the second largest party formed in 1885 during the British regime. This party was the most powerful for a long time during Independent India. In 16th Lok Sabha Election, it has secured 44 Members of Parliament. The main faces of this party were Indira Gandhi, Rajiv Gandhi and currently, Rahul Gandhi and Sonia Gandhi are leading this party.
- The symbol of this party is ‘Hand’. The Congress has long experience running the government and it has also focused on the development of poor and scheduled castes due to which it gains a mass public support. UPA (Union Progressive Alliance) is also initiated by the Congress.
1. Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP)
- Being formed in 1980 after the detachment from the Janta Dal, this party got prominence under the leadership of Atal Bihari Vajpayee and LK Advani. Then after Narendra Modi is the face of BJP and, currently, he is the Prime Minister of India. This party has 282 Members of Parliament elected in 16th Lok Sabha election which clearly shows the majority of BJP in the parliament currently.
- Besides that, this party has gained lots of popularity, love, and support from the public. Being one of the oldest parties and presence of vibrant and educated members in this party has led it to make the top party in India.
- This party has ‘Lotus’ as its symbol and it has formed alliance with different political parties naming it ‘National Democratic Alliance (NDA)’.
These are the list of top 10 leading political parties in India ranked on the basis of their actual lead got in the 16th Lok Sabha Election and serving our nation.