EC recognises AAP as national party, revokes status of NCP, Trinamool Congress
New Delhi, April 10: The Election Commission recognised the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) as a national party on Monday and revoked the recognition given to the Nationalist Congress Party, CPI, and Trinamool Congress.
In addition, the election panel recognised the Lok Janshakti Party (Ram Vilas) as a state party in Nagaland and the Tipra Motha Party as a state party in Tripura. In Andhra Pradesh, the Bharat Rashtra Samithi has been derecognised as a state party. The election commission also revoked the state party status of the Rashtriya Lok Dal in Uttar Pradesh and the Revolutionary Socialist Party in West Bengal.
Also Read: Covid-19 spreads in India: 5,880 Covid cases in last 24 hours
In Meghalaya, the Voice of the People Party was recognised as a state party.
Tipra Motha Party, Lok Janshakti Party (Ram Vilas), and Voice of the People Party were recognised as state parties based on their recent performance in Tripura, Nagaland, and Meghalaya assembly elections earlier this year.
The AAP administers Delhi and Punjab. Apart from Delhi and Punjab, its performance in Gujarat and Goa earned it national party recognition. In Delhi, Punjab, Gujarat, and Goa, it is a recognised state party.
AAP has been seeking a nationwide presence and has run for office in various states.
Also Read | No one can take our land: Amit Shah amid China's objection to his Arunachal visit