Political parties and leaders: Aam Aadmi Party or AAP [Arvind KEJRIWAL] All India Anna Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam or AIADMK [J. JAYALALITHAA] All India Trinamool Congress or TMC [Mamata BANERJEE] Bahujan Samaj Party or BSP [MAYAWATI] Bharatiya Janata Party or BJP [Rajnath SINGH] Biju Janata Dal or BJD [Naveen PATNAIK] Communist Party of India or CPI [A.B. BARDHAN] Communist Party of India-Marxist or CPI(M) [Prakash KARAT] Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam or DMK [M.KARUNANIDHI] Indian National Congress or INC [Sonia GANDHI] Janata Dal (United) or JD(U) [Sharad YADAV] Nationalist Congress Party or NCP [Sharad PAWAR] Rashtriya Janata Dal or RJD [Lalu Prasad YADAV] Rashtriya Lok Dal or RLD [Ajit SINGH] Samajwadi Party or SP [Mulayam Singh YADAV] Shiromani Akali Dal or SAD [Parkash Singh BADAL] Shiv Sena or SS [Uddhav THACKERAY] Telugu Desam Party or TDP [Chandrababu NAIDU]
note: India has dozens of national and regional political parties; only parties with four or more seats in the People's Assembly are listed
Definition: This entry includes a listing of significant political organizations and their leaders.
Source:CIA World Factbook - Unless otherwise noted, information in this page is accurate as of December 6, 2013