Trinamool Congress is now 7th ‘national party’ in India

Congress, BJP, BSP, CPI, CPI-M, NCP, and All India Trinamool Congress have acknowledged country-wide parties in India. After winning consecutive Meeting polls in West Bengal, Mamata Banerjee introduced but any other feather to her cap with her Trinamool Congress being prolonged the ‘countrywide birthday party’ repute through the Election Commission.

Assets within the ballot panel, quoting and order, stated Trinamool Congress has happy one of the conditions cited within the Election Symbols (Reservation and Allotment) Order, 1968 to be regarded as a countrywide birthday party — having been known as a state party in as a minimum 4 states. It’s miles a recognized country party in West Bengal, Manipur, Tripura, and Arunachal Pradesh.

Now, India has seven countrywide parties — Congress, BJP, BSP, CPI, CPI-M, NCP, and All India Trinamool Congress. Reputation as a countrywide or a nation birthday celebration ensures that another political entity doesn’t always utilize the election symbol of that birthday celebration in polls across India. Other registered, however, unrecognized political parties should choose from a pool of “loose symbols” announced through the Commission now and then.

Besides, these parties get land or homes from the government to set up their birthday celebration places of work. They can have up to 40 ‘big name campaigners’ throughout electioneering. Others may have up to 20 ‘megastar campaigners’. A political birthday celebration becomes eligible to be known as a countrywide birthday celebration if it has won 2 in keeping with cent of seats in Lok Sabha from at the least 3 special states inside the ultra-modern general election; or in a Lok Sabha or Assembly election, it has polled 6 in line with cent of the whole valid votes in as a minimum four states, similarly to triumphing four Lok Sabha seats; or it’s been acknowledged as a state celebration in as a minimum four states. The ballot panel had on August 22 amended a rule wherein it’s going to assess now the country-wide and state party popularity of political events every 10 years rather than the five.

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Had the rule of thumb now not been amended, Trinamool Congress would not have been acknowledged as a country-wide celebration because it had now not achieved well inside the Arunachal Pradesh Meeting polls and could have lost the kingdom celebration status there. The modification in the rule of thumb had also come as a major reprieve for BSP, NCP, and CPI as they were going through the possibility of losing their countrywide celebration fame after their dismal overall performance inside the 2014 Lok Sabha election. The EC had served them notices in 2014 on the issue.