See also
- List of political parties in India – complete list of all registered parties.
- List of political party symbols in India
- ^A , the BSP may use its symbol in all states except Sikkim and Assam, where its candidates have to choose another symbol. The BSP at the moment does not have a presence in these two states.
- ^B According to the CPI(M), the breakaway faction, the CPI was founded in 1920 in Tashkent.
- ^C Uddhav Thackeray is the working president of the Shiv Sena. The overall command is held by his father and party founder Bal Thackeray.
- ^D NA – The exact year of formation is not available
- ^E This listing is based on the situation at the Indian general election, 2009. Source:
- "Current recognised parties" (PDF). Election Commission of India. 2004-04-01. http://eci.nic.in/Press/current/PN_010404.pdf. Retrieved 2009-08-04.
- ^ "Registration of Political Parties". FAQs. Election Commission of India. 2007. http://eci.nic.in/faq/RegisterationPoliticalParties.asp.
- ^ a b "Notification of political parties and election symbols" (PDF). Election Commission of India. 2009-03-14. http://eci.nic.in/ElectoralLaws/OrdersNotifications/symbols170309.pdf. Retrieved 2009-08-04.
- ^ a b "Immigration and Refugee Board of Canada, Country Fact Sheet - India". 2007-05. http://www.unhcr.org/refworld/docid/46d2ebbe24.html. Retrieved 2009-08-22.
- ^ a b Election Commission of India.
- ^ "Handbook of Political Parties and Election Symbols" (PDF). Election Commission of India. 2007. http://eci.nic.in/ElectoralLaws/HandBooks/political_party_Election_Symbol_2007.pdf. Retrieved 2009-08-06.
- ^ Surjeet, Harkishan Singh (2005). "Spread of Communist Activities". History of the communist movement in India. 1. LeftWord Books. p. 54. ISBN 8187496495.
- ^ Bidwai, Praful. "Hindutva in dire straits". http://firstname.lastname@example.org&password=9999&publish=Y&print_format=Y.