Political parties of South Asia
South Asian political parties and associated organisations (with web sites):
Jumbish-i-Milli Islami Afghanistan (National Islamic Movement of Afghanistan). Party instituted by Uzbeki Warlord General Abdul Rashid Dostum
Bangladesh Jatiyatabadi Dal (Bangladesh Nationalist Party, BNP)
Jatiya Party (Ershad)
Bahujan Samaj Party, BSP. Frames its ideology in terms of caste conflict. It aims to break the upper caste domination of society by using state power to uplift the dalits.
Bharatiya Janata Party, BJP. Main constituent of the National Democratic Alliance, which formed the government 1998-2004.
Communist Party of India (Marxist), CPI(M). The largest leftist party in India.
Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam, DMK. Tamil nationalist party in Tamil Nadu
Indian National Congress, Congress(I). Ruling party of India.
Janata Dal (United). Amalgamation in 2003 of the Samata Party and Janata Dal (United). Led by George Fernandes and Nitish Kumar.
Lok Satta Party. Launched in 2006, focusing on Andhra Pradesh
Telugu Desam Party, TDP. Leading party in Andhra Pradesh, with a key role in national politics.
Vishwa Hindu Parishad, VHP.
Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh, RSS. Organisation founded in 1926, aiming for a strong and united Hindu society.
Communist Party of Nepal (Unified Marxist-Leninist) (Nepal Kamyunist Parti [Ekikrit Marksvadi ra Leninvadi])
Janata Vimukti Perahuna, JVP.