9th April 2019
General Election 2019 Trivia: How many political parties are there in India?
Since the Independence, political parties in India have grown many folds, up by about 780 percent from a handful of 54 parties in 1950 to 475 parties in 2014.
With the Election Commission gearing up for the 17th Lok Sabha election
, that will be held in seven phases across the country, political parties and voters have shifted into the election mode. Almost 90 crore eligible voters will cast their votes to elect their preferred candidates, out of which 1.5 crore individuals will vote for the first time.
Since the independence, political parties in India have grown many folds, up by about 780 percent from a handful of 54 parties in 1950 to 475 parties in 2014.
This year, All India Trinamool Congress (TMC), Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP), Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), Indian National Congress (INC), Communist Party of India (CPI), Communist Party of India (Marxist) (CPIM) and Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) are the national parties that will be contesting in the Lok Sabha elections.