Q. Which of the following is/are condition/s to be recognized as a nationalist party?
1.If it secures six per cent of valid votes polled in any four or more states at a general election to the Lok Sabha or to the legislative assembly.
2.If it wins four seats in the Lok Sabha from any state or states.
3.If it is recognized as a state party in six states.
Choose the correct answer from below given codes:

[A] 1 only

[B] 1 and 2 only

[C] 2 and 3 only

[D] 1, 2 and 3

Answer: B
Notes:

Explanation: At present (2019), a party is recognized as a national party if any of the following conditions is fulfilled:

  • If it secures six per cent of valid votes polled in any four or more states at a general election to the Lok Sabha or to the legislative assembly; and, in addition, it wins four seats in the Lok Sabha from any state or states; or
  • If it wins two per cent of seats in the Lok Sabha at a general election; and these candidates are elected from three states; or
  • If it is recognized as a state party in four states.

Source: Laxmikanth Polity