Election Commission recognises AAP as a national party, TMC, NCP loses the national tag

The Election Commission on Monday has withdrawn national party status of TMC, NCP and CPI whereas it’s given the prestigious tag to AAP which is now one of the six national parties in the country.

The Election Commission on Monday announced withdrawal of national party tags of TMC, CPI and NCP. In a statement regarding the derecognizing the three parties the poll panel stated- “following due process and providing sufficient opportunity of two Parliamentary elections and 21 State Assembly Elections”.

Here’s what EC said in the order

  • The national party status of TMC, NCP, CPI have been withdrawn


  • RLD in Uttar Pradesh, BRS in Andhra Pradesh, PDA in Manipur, PDA in Puducherry, RSP in West Bengal and MPC in Mizoram are the parties whose state level party tag is withdrawn amd they now remain as unrecognized political parties.


  •  State political party status is granted to LJP in Nagaland, People Party in Meghalaya and Tipra Motha in Tripura.


  •   The Aam Aadmi Party is now a recognized national party based on its performance in elections in four states- Delhi, Goa, Punjab and Gujarat. It’s met condition of Para 6B (iii).

The BJP, Congress, CPI(M), Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP), National People’s Party (NPP) and the AAP are now national parties.