National Parties

Name Abbreviation Foundation year Founder Party Supremo Party symbol Headquarters
  All India Trinamool Congress AITC 1998 Mamata Banerjee Mamata Banerjee
Flowers & grass
36G Tapsia Road, Kolkata-700039, (West Bengal)
  Bahujan Samaj Party BSP 1984 Kanshi Ram Mayawati
Elephant
12, Gurudwara Rakabganj Road, New Delhi-11000, (Delhi)
  Bharatiya Janata Party BJP 1980 Syama Prasad Mukherjee Amit Shah
Lotos
6 - A, Deen Dayal Upadhyaya Marg, New Delhi -110002, (Delhi)
  Communist Party of India CPI 1925   Suravaram Sudhakar Reddy
Ears of Corn and Sickle
Indrajit Gupta Marg, New Delhi-110002, (Delhi)
  Communist Party of India (Marxist) CPI(M) 1964   Sitaram Yechury
Hammer Sickle and Star
Bhai Vir Singh Marg, New Delhi-110 001, (Delhi)
  Indian National Congress INC 1885 Allan Octavian Hume Rahul Gandhi
Hand
24, Akbar Road, New Delhi 110001, (Delhi)
  Nationalist Congress Party NCP 1999 Sharad Pawar
P. A. Sangma
Tariq Anwar
Sharad Pawar
Clock
10, Bishmabhar Marg, New Delhi-110001, (Delhi)
Recognised State Parties
Name Abbreviation Foundation year Current leader(s) States/UT Symbol
Aam Aadmi Party AAP 2012 Arvind Kejriwal Delhi, Punjab Broom
All India Anna Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam AIADMK 1972 Edappadi K. Palaniswami and O. Paneerselvam Tamil Nadu, Puducherry Two leaves
All India Forward Bloc AIFB 1939 Debabrata Biswas West Bengal Lion
All India Majlis-e-Ittehadul Muslimeen AIMIM 1927 Asaduddin Owaisi Telangana, Maharashtra Kite
All India N.R. Congress AINRC 2011 N. Rangasamy Puducherry Jug
All India United Democratic Front AIUDF 2004 Badruddin Ajmal Assam Lock and key
All Jharkhand Students Union AJSU 1986 Sudesh Mahto Jharkhand Banana
Asom Gana Parishad AGP 1985 Atul Bora Assam Elephant
Biju Janata Dal BJD 1997 Naveen Patnaik Odisha Conch
Bodoland People's Front BPF 1985 Hagrama Mohilary Assam Nangal
Desiya Murpokku Dravida Kazhagam DMDK 2005 Vijayakanth Tamil Nadu Nagara
Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam DMK 1949 M. K. Stalin Tamil Nadu, Puducherry Rising sun
Goa Forward Party GFP 2016 Vijai Sardesai Goa Coconut
Hill State People's Democratic Party HSPDP 1968 H.S. Lyngdoh Meghalaya Lion
Indian National Lok Dal INLD 1999 Om Prakash Chautala Haryana Spectacles
Indian Union Muslim League IUML 1948 Panakkad Sayed Hyderali Shihab Thangal Kerala Ladder
Indigenous People's Front of Tripura IPFT 2009 Mevar Kumar Jamatia Tripura Dao
Jammu & Kashmir National Conference JKNC 1932 Omar Abdullah Jammu & Kashmir Plough
Jammu & Kashmir National Panthers Party JKNPP 1982 Bhim Singh Jammu & Kashmir Bicycle
Jammu and Kashmir People's Democratic Party JKPDP 1998 Mehbooba Mufti Jammu & Kashmir Inkpot and pen
Janata Dal (Secular) JD(S) 1999 H.D. Deve Gowda Karnataka, Kerala Lady farmer carrying paddy on her head
Janata Dal (United) JD(U) 1999 Nitish Kumar Bihar Arrow
Jharkhand Mukti Morcha JMM 1972 Shibu Soren Jharkhand Bow and arrow
Jharkhand Vikas Morcha (Prajatantrik) JVM(P) 2006 Babu Lal Marandi Jharkhand Comb
Kerala Congress (M) KC(M) 1979 C.F. Thomas Kerala Two leaves
Lok Janshakti Party LJP 2000 Ram Vilas Paswan Bihar Bunglow
Maharashtra Navnirman Sena MNS 2006 Raj Thackeray Maharashtra Railway engine
Maharashtrawadi Gomantak Party MGP 1963 Deepak Dhavalikar Goa Lion
Mizo National Front MNF 1959 Pu Zoramthanga Mizoram Star
Mizoram People's Conference MPC 1972 Pu Lalhmingthanga Mizoram Electric bulb
Naga People's Front NPF 2002 T.R. Zeliang Manipur, Nagaland Rooster
National People's Party NPP 2013 Agatha Sangma Meghalaya, Manipur, Nagaland, Arunachal Pradesh Book