India is one such country that has been created by the involvement of some of the most powerful leaders in the world. These leaders always believed in the power of unity and created a beautiful country for the current citizens of India. Politics has a very important role in building our nation and improving the living conditions of the people. Interestingly, India is one of those countries where politics is always considered to be one of the most burning topics everywhere. You will find Indians getting involved in various political discussions. Almost every healthy political discussion in India is turned into a heated argument. Sometimes, it also leads to outbursts and violence. So, here we are with some interesting facts on Indian politics and popular political parties:
Indian National Congress: The Indian National Congress is one of the oldest parties of India. It served both central and state governments for several years. The party mainly works under the leadership of the Nehru-Gandhi family. The party is also emotionally attached to a huge number of voters in the country. This is mainly because of the fact that the people have witnessed and heard about the efforts of Congress during the time of Indian Independence. The party also has an alliance known as UPA.
Bharatiya Janata Party: BJP or Bharatiya Janata Party is another very popular party in India. It also serves a number of states. The party had performed very well under the leadership of Atal Bihari Vajpayee. Today, our country is being led by the Bharatiya Janata Party under the leadership of our Prime Minister, Narendra Modi; the party is followed by a majority section of the Hindus. The party also has an Alliance which is known as the National Democratic Alliance or the NDA. BJP has become largely popular in places like Gujarat and Uttar Pradesh.
Aam Aadmi Party: Aam Aadmi Party was mainly formed for the common man. The party was founded in 2012 and has gained immense popularity. Since then, it is extremely popular in states like Delhi and Punjab. The party has Arvind Kejriwal as its national executive. Its main aim is to support the common man or the Aam Aadmi. The party is known to carry out major developments in states like Delhi and Punjab.
Trinamool Congress: Trinamool Congress was founded in 1998. It is one of the largest parties in India and has a very strong hold in West Bengal. The party has Mamta Banerjee as its executive. It also joined hands with the UPA once but later all the alliance was dissolved due to various issues. The Trinamool Congress became immensely popular after the Nandigram movement. It derooted CPIM in 2011 and has been in power in West Bengal since then.
Shiv Sena: Shiv Sena was founded to safeguard the rights of the people of Maharashtra. The party was founded by Balasaheb Thackrey and held various movements in Maharashtra for the rights of the indigenous people of Maharashtra. It also got involved in various political controversies. The party has allied with various popular political parties of India and has a bittersweet relationship with BJP.
So, these are some of the most popular political parties of India. Also, almost every day a new political party is coming into being with the promise to change the political scenario of the country for the better.