Q. 33.7( 3 Votes )

What criteria are laid down by the Election Commission for giving recognition to political parties ?

Answer :

According to Election Commission recognition to political parties is given as:


State party


1. Any political party in the state which is able to secure 8% of the total Valid votes polled will be recognized as the state party, no matter the number of seats it secures.


2. The party which wins 6% of total Votes polled (not only Valid votes) it would qualify for that.


3. The party should win one Assembly seat per 25 seats of that state.


National party


1. The party secures at least six percent(6%) of the valid votes polled in any four or more states, at a general election to the House of the People or, to the State Legislative Assembly


2. The party which wins at least four seats in the House of the People from any State or States or the party should win at least two percent (2%) seats in the House of the People.


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