The Election Commission of India granted Aam Aadmi Party (#AAP) a national party status. The Commission has also withdrawn the national party status of Trinamool Congress, Communist Party of India and Nationalist Congress Party.
In its order issued today, the Election Commission said, after its recognition as State party in Gujarat, the Aam Aadmi Party has become a recognized state party in four states namely Delhi, Punjab, Goa and Gujarat. It said, the party has fulfilled the eligibility conditions for granting recognition as national party.
The Commission has withdrawn the state party status of Trinamool Congress in the States of Manipur and Arunachal Pradesh. It has also withdrawn the state party status of Communist Party of India in the states of West Bengal and Odisha. State party status of NCP in Goa, Manipur and Meghalaya has also been withdrawn by the Commission.
The Commission granted recognition to Tipra Motha Party as state party in Tripura while Voice of the People Party got recognition as a state party in Meghalaya. Lok Janshakti Party (Ram Vilas) also got recognition as a state party in Nagaland. Bharat Rashtra Samithi formely known as Telangana Rashtra Samithi has been de-recognised as a state party in Andhra Pradesh while Rashtriya Lok Dal state party status has been withdrawn. State party recognitions of Pattali Makkal Katchi in Puducherry, Revolutionary Socialist Party in West Bengal, People’s Democratic Alliance in Manipur and Mizoram People’s Conference in Mizoram have also been withdrawn.