|Bahujan Samaj Party||BSP[A]||1995||Mayawati|
|Bharatiya Janata Party||BJP||1980||Rajnath Singh|
|Communist Party of India||CPI||1925[B]||A.B. Bardhan|
|Communist Party of India (Marxist)||CPI (M)||1964||Prakash Karat|
|Indian National Congress||INC||1885||Sonia Gandhi|
|Nationalist Congress Party||NCP||1999||Sharad Pawar|
|Rashtriya Janata Dal||RJD||1997||Lalu Prasad Yadav|
If a party is recognised as a state party by the Election Commission, it can reserve a symbol for its exclusive use in the state. The following are a list of recognised state parties as of April 2009.
 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: