Social Science: Political Parties - Major National and Regional Parties in India/ Types of Political Parties


What is meant by a 'national political party'?



National political parties are country-wide parties which have units in various states and take up the issues of national as well as international interests. By and large all these units follow the same policies, programmes and strategy that is decided at the national level.

Concept: Major National and Regional Parties in India/ Types of Political Parties
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2015-2016 (March) Delhi Set 1


What is ‘ruling party’?

Nationalist Congress Party has great influence in Karnataka.

What is the state or regional political party?

Nationalist Congress Party is a regional party.

Name any three 'National Political Parties' along with their symbols.

Name any one political party that has national level political organisation but not recognised as the national political party.

Name the six 'National Political Parties' in India in a chronological order.

Why do political parties involve partisanship?

"All over the world, people express their dissatisfaction with the failure of political parties to perform their functions well." Analyse the statement with arguments.

Which one of the following facilities is offered by the 'Election Commission' to a recognised political party?

(A) Party name

(B) Election Funds

(C) Election symbol

(D) Manifesto

What is a multi-party system?

What are the characteristics of a political party?

Answer the following question.
State any one difference between the ruling party and the opposition party.

State whether the following statement is True or False, with reasons.
Nationalist Congress Party is regional Party. 

Give reasons for the following statement:

Mahatma Gandhi had withdrawn the Non-Cooperation Movement.

State whether the following statement is True or False with reason.

People who share common political opinion from political party.

Answer the following :

What measures are taken to ensure that people of different religions will live peacefully?

(A) Two features a and b are marked on the given political outline map of India.

 Identify these features with the help of the following information and write their correct names on the lines marked near them:
 (a) The place where the Indian National Congress Session was held.
 (b) The place where Gandhiji organized 'Satyagraha' in favour of cotton mill workers.

(B) Locate and label the following with appropriate symbols on the same given outline political map of India.

 (i) Raja Sansi – International Airport
 (ii) Bhadravati – Iron and Steel Plant
 (iii) Software Technology Park of West Bengal

"No party system is ideal for all countries and in all situations."Analyze the statement.


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