Role of Regional Political Parties on India

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ROLE OF REGIONAL POLITICAL PARTIES IN INDIA
PROJUECT SUBMITTED TO,

Dr. B.K MAHAKUL
(FACULTY: POLITICAL SCIENCE)

ANISH GHOSE
ROLL NO: 14
(SOCIOLOGY, MAJOR)

SEMESTER III

HIDAYATULLAH NATIONAL LAW UNIVERSITY
RAIPUR, C.G.

CONTENTS

1. ACKNOWLEDGMENTS.............................................................1 2. OBJECTIVES................................................................................2 3. HYPOTHESIS............................................................................... 3 4. RESEARCH METHODOLOGY................................................. 4 5. INTRODUCTION..........................................................................5 6. HISTORY & FORMATION OF REGIONAL POLITICAL
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with a view to maintain their independent identity. While positive regionalism is a welcome thing in so far maintaining as it encourages the people to develop a sense of brotherhood and commonness on the basis of common language, religion or historical background. The negative sense regionalism is a great threat to the unity and integrity of the country. In the Indian context generally the term regionalism has been used in the negative sense.

The feeling of regionalism may arise either due to the continuous neglect of a particular area or region by the ruling authorities or it may spring up as a result of increasing political awareness of backward people that have been discriminated against. Quite often some political leaders encourage the feeling of regionalism to maintain their hold over a particular area or group of people.

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FORMS OF REGIONALISM:

Regionalism in India has assumed various forms like:

* Demand for State Autonomy: Regionalism has often led to the demand by states for greater autonomy from the centre. Increasing interference by the Centre in the affairs of states has led to regional feelings. Demand for autonomy has also been raised by regions within some states of the Indian federation.

* Secession from the Union: This is a dangerous form of regionalism. It emerges when states demand separation from the Centre and try to establish an independent