According to some political analysts, when people are fed up with the national parties, they cast their votes either for NOTA or for those registered by unrecognised parties which got 1.71% of total votes polled in Gujarat in the last assembly elections.
Gandhi Nagar: Fifty registered but unrecognised parties have thrown their hats in the ring in Gujarat. Four of them are SVPP, PPP, NMP and JDP.
The SVPP stands for Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel Party, PPP (Pachasi Parivartan Party, NMP (National Mahasabha Party, JDP (Janseva Driver Party, besides there is Log Party.
According to sources in the state election office, in 2017, 367 candidates belonging 54 such registered but unrecognised parties contested the election and polled 1.71% votes, which account for 5, 13, 030 of the total votes polled in the state.
Nevertheless, these parties are not otherwise active. They become active only before the elections. Neither they stand for any social cause. Many people barely hear about these parties.
Some of the leaders associated with these parties contest elections because they do not get tickets from the national parties. Immediately after the elections, they vanish from the scene only to reappear after five years. Even the ordinary people do not know anything about them, but the question is how do they get votes, though many of the contestants cannot even save their deposits. According to some political analysts, when people are fed up with the national parties, they cast their votes either for NOTA or for these registered by unrecognised parties.