AAP Becomes National Party, 2 Other Major Political Parties Loose The Tag

The recognition comes with several benefits, including the ability to use the same party symbol across all states and free election-related airtime on public broadcasters.

AAP Becomes National Party

The Aam Aadmi Party (AAP), led by Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal, received a significant boost on Monday when the Election Commission of India (ECI) declared it to be a recognized national party.

On the other hand, in the most recent round of actions taken by the electoral panel, the Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) of Sharad Pawar, the Trinamool Congress (TMC) of West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee, and the Communist Party of India (CPI) lost their national party status.

But in Nagaland and Meghalaya, respectively, NCP and AITC will be acknowledged as state parties. According to the Commission, the Trinamool Congress and NCP will be recognized as state parties in Meghalaya and Nagaland, respectively, based on their results in the just-completed assembly elections.

Tipra Motha was given the designation of “recognized state political party” by the Election Commission in its order from Monday, which also saw the removal of the state party status from several political parties, including BRS in Telangana.

The Lok Janshakti Party (Ram Vilas) was positively impacted by the election panel’s judgment by being granted state party status in Nagaland.

List of political organizations with national recognition:
Indian National Congress (INC)
Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP)
Communist Party of India (Marxist) or CPI(M)
National People’s Party (NPP)
Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP)
Aam Aadmi Party

The AAP has been designated as a national party, according to the Commission, based on its electoral success in the states of Delhi, Goa, Punjab, and Gujarat. Kejriwal responded to the directive by claiming that forming a national party in such a short time frame is nothing less than an incredible feat.

“Huge crowds of people have come here from all over the country. They have high expectations of us. This enormous responsibility has been bestowed upon us by the people today,” he tweeted.

Additionally, the election panel revoked the status of state parties that had been granted to the PMK in Puducherry, the Rashtriya Lok Dal (RLD) in Uttar Pradesh, the RSP in West Bengal, the Bharatiya Rashtriya Sangh (BRS) in Andhra Pradesh, the MPC in Mizoram, and the PDA in Manipur.

Additionally, it gave the Voice of the Lok Janshakti Party (Ram Vilas) in Nagaland, the Tipra Motha in Tripura, and the People Party in Meghalaya, the status of “recognized state political party.”

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