Political Parties in Himachal Pradesh

Himachal Pradesh though is a small state but people are mostly inclined towards two major political parties of India i.e. Indian National Congress and Bharatiya Janata Party.

From last 25 years, there has been a record victory of only these two political parties. Regional political parties have probably less or no significance in the Himachal’s politics.People have a tendency of playing game with these political parties, by voting alternatively to either of the parties in each and every election.

Indian National Congress: – The elected committee that directs the Congress Party in either of the Indian State is termed as Pradesh Congress Committee. World’s largest political organization provides card holding members of the Congress, and in turn elects State President.

Bharatiya Janata Party: – BharatiyaJanata Party has its dominance in the State of Himachal Pradesh. Jai Ram Thakur leads the House i.e. he is the Chief Minister of the state. Out of 68 seats of the Himachal Pradesh Vidhan Sabha, BJP has presence of its members in the number of 44.

All India Tribes and Minorities Front: – This is a political party in the Indian State of Himachal Pradesh. The party works for the issues which directly affects the Adivasi population. The party functioned under the leadership of Mangal Singh Negi.

Him Loktantrik Morcha: – To present an alternative to both INC and BJP, Him Loktantrik Morcha was formed ahead of Shimla Municipal Corporation Elections. A political front consisted of Communist Party of India (Marxist), the Janata Dal (Secular), Lok Janshakti Party, Samajwadi Party and few other regional parties.

Himachal Lokhit Party: – The party was formed by few rebel political leaders of Bharatiya Janata Party just ahead of 2012 Himachal Pradesh Legislative Assembly Election.

Himachal Swabhiman Party: – The party was founded by BJP ideologue, Govindacharya on 10 August 2011. The party was formed just ahead of Himachal Pradesh Legislative Assembly Elections 2012.

Loktantrik Morcha Himachal Pradesh: – LM(HP) is a Democratic Front in Himachal Pradesh and was registered as a political party in 2003. In 2004 elections LM (HP) showed full support to BJP-led National Democratic Alliance. Merger with the Bharatiya Janata Party was also on the decision making list for LM (HP).

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