Saturday, January 11, 2014

Political Party Membership Numbers - India

Election analysis is tough work. You will not get the figures you want immediately. One has to keep searching for them for quiet some time and then has to make some estimates to come out with missing numbers.

What the party membership numbers of political parties in India?

Why this information collection exercise?
11 January 2014
Aam Aadmi Party, the latest political party in India made a claim that its membership will reach one crore (10 million) by 26 January 2014. This raises the question what is the membership of Congress and BJP?

Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) - Membership

AAP estimates that its membership will grow to one crore by end January.

Bharatiya Janata Party - BJP Membership

The General Secretary's report in that year said the total primary membership is 3 crore.
Active membership is 2.43 lakh (Active member has to enrol 25 primary members)

62,000 new members joined in South Goa district


Already the Gujarat BJP has strong membership base of nearly 44 lakhs.  Bharatiya Janata Party Yuva Morcha (BJYM) has set the target to make at least five lakh new members so that by the time the Lok Sabha polls are declared, the State BJP would have strong base of 50 lakh members.

BJP minority cell will have one lakh members.

20 October 13
BJP trying to enrol 15,000 professionals as volunteers

Madhya Pradesh
BJP has 50 lakh members

Active members: 1.6 lakh
General members 11.5 lakh

Rajasthan has a target of enroling 11 lakh youth members.

Bharatiya Janata Yuva Morcha has a target of enroling one crore new members. Presently it has 55 lakh membership.

West Bengal
The membership doubled recently and now it is 2 lakh

Congress Membership

All India
The party membership was 4.4 crore in 1997
In 2000 it was 3 crore.

The state has put a target of 51 lakhs.

Uttar Pradesh

UPCC President Rita Bahuguna set a target of One crore primary members in UP for Congress party.

Communist Party of India (Marxist)

It has 10,42,000 members in 2013

YSR Congress - Andhra Pradesh
YSR Congress has a target of one crore membership.

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