Tamil Nadu assembly elections 2016: List of participating parties

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The Tamil Nadu Assembly elections 2016 has a number of surprises stored for us. However, while there are no major overhauls in the main parties participating in the polls, there are quite a few that are not participating this year.

Here is a list of participating political parties (courtesy the Election Commission of India) -National, State and unregistered, with their acronyms and expansions.

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This will help the readers to get an entire picture of the polls and follow the winning/non winning seats meticulously:

NATIONAL PARTIES

1 . BJP-Bharatiya Janata Party
2 . BSP-Bahujan Samaj Party
3 . CPI-Communist Party of India
4 . CPM-Communist Party of India (Marxist)
5 . INC-Indian National Congress

STATE PARTIES

6 . AIADMK-All India Anna Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam
7 . DMK-Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam
8 . PMK-Pattali Makkal Katchi

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STATE PARTIES - OTHER STATES

9 . AIFB-All India Forward Bloc

REGISTERED (UNREGISTERED) PARTIES

10. DMDK-Desiya Murpokku Dravida Kazhagam
11. IJK-Indiya Jananayaka Katchi
12. KNMK-Kongu Nadu Munnetra Kazhagam
13. MAMAK-Manithaneya Makkal Katchi
14. PT-Puthiya Tamilagam
15. VCK-Viduthalai Chiruthaigal Katchi

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