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


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



The six national parties in chronological order are as follows :

  1. Indian National Congress – 1885

  2. Communist Party of India – 1925

  3. Communist Party of India (Marxist) - 1964

  4. Bhartiya Janta Party- 1980

  5. Bahujan Samaj Party – 1984

  6. Nationalist Congress Party – 1999

Concept: Major National and Regional Parties in India/ Types of Political Parties
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2013-2014 (March) All India 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.

Answer the following question:
Explain the three components of a political party.

"About hundred years ago there were few countries that had hardly any political party. Now there are few countries that do not have political parties." Examine this statement.

State the conditions required to be recognised as a ‘regional political party’.

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

What is meant by a 'national political party'?

Why cannot modern democracies exist without political parties? Explain.

Name any two regional parties of West Bengal.

What is the guiding philosophy of the Bharatiya Janata 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Mahatma Gandhi had withdrawn the Non-Cooperation Movement.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

Name any one political party of India which grew out of a movement.


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