Q. Which of the following is/are condition/s to be recognized as a state party?
1.If it secures six per cent of the valid votes polled in the state at a general election to the legislative assembly.
2.If it secures six per cent of the valid votes polled in the state at a general election to the Lok Sabha.
3. If it wins six per cent of seats in the legislative assembly at a general election to the legislative assembly.
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 recognised as a state party in a state if any of the following conditions is fulfilled:

  • If it secures six per cent of the valid votes polled in the state at a general election to the legislative assembly of the state concerned; and, in addition, it wins 2 seats in the assembly of the state concerned; or
  • If it secures six per cent of the valid votes polled in the state at a general election to the Lok Sabha from the state concerned; and, in addition, it wins 1 seat in the Lok Sabha from the state concerned; or
  • If it wins three per cent of seats in the legislative assembly at a general election to the legislative assembly of the state concerned or 3 seats in the assembly, whichever is more; or
  • If it wins 1 seat in the Lok Sabha for every 25 seats or any fraction thereof allotted to the state at a general election to the Lok Sabha from the state concerned; or
  • If it secures eight per cent of the total valid votes polled in the state at a General Election to the Lok Sabha from the state or to the legislative assembly of the state. This condition was added in 2011.

Source: Laxmikanth Polity