Short Note on Types of Political Parties in India
On the basis of geographical spread: There are three types of parties seen in India on the basis of geographical spread. They are
- All India parties: They have all India presence. They are large political parties. They are present in almost every state of India.
- Regional parties: They have a presence in one state or in states belonging to a particular region. They have a good influence over the people of the region to which they belong.
- Local parties / individual candidates: There exist such political parties where an individual candidate or a group of few people context elections. They work for local people and have a good influence on the local people.
On the basis of Orientation: On the basis of orientation; however, they may be termed as leftist, rightist, centrist parties. The communist and socialist parties are termed leftist parties whereas communal or religious parties or parties based on a caste are termed as rightist parties.