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


What is the state or regional political party?



State or regional parties are those political parties which have a mass base in mostly one state. They usually contest elections only within that state and their election
agenda too reflects the concerns of their support base exclusively.

Concept: Major National and Regional Parties in India/ Types of Political Parties
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2014-2015 (March)



What is ‘ruling party’?

Nationalist Congress Party has great influence in Karnataka.

Nationalist Congress Party is a regional party.

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

What is meant by regional political party?

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.

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 is the guiding philosophy of the Bharatiya Janata Party?

Identify and list the following political parties as National and Regional political parties : 

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Mahatma Gandhi had withdrawn the Non-Cooperation Movement.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?

How are political parties recognized as regional and national parties in India? Explain with examples.

(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


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