Advertisements: regionalism in india is a multidimensional phenomenon as it is a complex amalgam of geographical, historical, cultural, economic, politico- administrative and psyche factors it is not possible to indicate exactly any particular factor, which has been solely responsible for the phenomenon of regionalism.
More specifically, regionalism refers to three distinct elements: movements demanding territorial autonomy within unitary states the organization of the central state on a regional basis for the delivery of its policies including regional development policies political decentralization and regional autonomy. The dravida munnetra kazhagam in the state of tamil nadu symbolises the political strength of the regional dravidian movement its original roots were in the justice party (the south indian liberal federation) which was essentially a non-brahmin movement.
Regional politics in india -a case studyof national conference history just a day before bastille day on the 13th of july 1931 the people of the princely state of jammu and kashmir were involved in a mass protest against autocratic rule outside the main prison of the city of srinagar the summer capital of the jammu and kashmir state.
Regionalism in indian politics is fast spreading across various states of india it has become a striking feature of the indian political party system the rise of regional political parties have played significant role in the regional, state and even national politics of our democratic country.
Regions in india are sub-national units under conditions of freedom and democratic political system, the regions were bound to demand and quite legitimately, their autonomous right for self-development this is the logic of the federal system naturally, therefore, the rise of regional demands was inevitable this resulted in the emergence and popularity of regional political parties. In about 12 months, indian voters will go to the polls to elect their next parliament while elections in india are notoriously difficult to predict, one need not go out on a limb to declare that. The major regional political parties of india samajwadi party: came into existences on 4th october 1992 shri mulayam singh yadav was elected party’s first president the party vice president is shri janeshwar mishra in the 13th lok sabha, it was the 5th largest party with 27 mambers samajwadi party stands for equality and prosperity of all.
The bjp’s threat to indian secularism, though serious, may not prove fatal india’s cultural and political diversity, the robustness of its press and civil society, the continuing strength of its judiciary, and its strong regional opposition parties and plethora of civic groups serve as counterweights.