1. Telugu Desam Party (TDP)
Party (TDP) is a regional political party in Andhra Pradesh and Telangana. It
is very active party. It was founded by NT Rama Rao with the help of N Bhaskara Rao in 1982.
The party campaigned against
the congress party and it was received very well by the people of Andhra
Pradesh. Every one trusted the Cinema actor NTR and give him a
thundering victory in just 9 months of its formation in 1983 assembly
elections. In the combined AP, TDP was the
first non-congress party to be voted to power.
TDP was in rule for more than a decade.
Now NTR’s son
in law Nara Chandra Babu Naidu is the party president. He has become the chief
minister of Andhra Pradesh state after TDP won convincingly in the first
assembly elections after separation of Telangana.
The colour of
the flag and the party dress are yellow. The party symbol is the bicycle
representing the common man. Ideology of
TDP is to protect the dignity and self-respect of Telugu people, in addition to
doing benefits to the people.
Telangana Rashtriya Samiti
TRS is a regional
political party in Telangana state. Currently, it is in power and the Chief
minister of Telangana is the president of TRS, K. Chandra Sekhara Rao. The party was elected to power in the recent
assembly polls of the 29th state of India during April 2014.
The party flag
is rose coloured with the map of Telangana on it. TRS was founded in 2001 by KCR and his
important associates. The main purpose of TRS was to fight for a separate state
as they thought that people of other regions are exploiting the resources of
TRS continued fighting
against Congress and other parties who supported the united AP.
representing parliament from a majority seats in Telangana. TRS is interested in uprooting corruption,
generation of power and axing the land grabbing.
AIADMK – All India Anna Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam
This is a
regional political party in Tamilnadu and the union territory of Pondicherry
(puducherry). It is currently in power and is also one of the largest regional
parties in the parliament. Its party
symbol is two green leaves with a stem connecting them.
It is founded by
M.G. Ramachandran in 1972 as he separated from the DMK party. MGR was a top
hero in the Tamil films.
AIADMK has been
in power for a long duration since then except in 2006, 1989 and 1996. MGR was generally liked by people and His
successor Jayalalitha has proved to be helpful to people and poor.
Jayalalitha has been re-elected to power in 2011 for the
third time. AIADMK was the first regional party to be part
of the union cabinet in 1979. AIADMK supported brahminism, development of tamil language,
upliftment of Tamilians etc. The party
concentrated more on the poor people who have to work daily for earning their food.
The concept and facility of amma canteens of AIADMK are very famous and are
followed in other states also now.
DMK (Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam)
DMK is a regional political party in
Tamilnadu and Puducherry. It was founded
in 1949 C.N Annadurai. It’s political
philosophy is social democracy and democratic socialism. Its election symbol is the Sun raising from
between two mountains. Its flag is red
It formed alliances with congress, NDA and UPA
earlier. It is an opposition party in
Tamilnadu assembly. It is headed now by Karunanidhi. It was the first party which won assembly on
its own in any state. MG Ramachandran, Karunanidhi and Annadurai played very
important roles in the party so far.
DMK was voted to
power many times in 1967, 1971, 1989, 1996, and 2006. It had introduced populous
schemes to attract the people. It had policies to benefit fishermen, farmers
and school children. They subsidized food, bus transport and maternity
Janta Dal (secular)
JD(S) is a party led by the former prime minister of India
HD Deve Gowda. It is a regional party in the states of Karnataka and Kerala. It
was founded by HD DGowda in 1999. He separated from Janata Dal party due to differences
in supporting the National Democratic Alliance.
JD(S) formed alliances with Samata party and Janata dal (shard Yadav) to
JD(S) formed a coalition government along with the congress
LDF Left Democratic Front
It is a
coalition of left parties in Kerala. Its main members are CPI (M), JD(S), Kerala
congress party and CPI. LDF won the assembly
elections during the 2006. V.S. Achuthanandan is a veteran political leader
heading the front. LDF is the main opposition in Kerala at present.
UDF is a regional political
party alliance in Kerala state. It is
now in power in Kerala with Oommen Chandy heading it.