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India has a multi-party system with predominance of small regional parties. Political parties that wish to contest local, state or national elections are required to be registered by the Election Commission of India (EC). See also:

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Democratic India Congress

In Kerala, India, the political group Democratic India Congress (Karunakaran) (see  uses an Indian tricolour with a charkha and picture of Indira Gandhi on the white field, as seen here:
Knut A. Berg, 24 April 2006

Majlis Bachao Tehreek

The flag of the Majlis Bachao Tehreek (Movement Save Majlis), an Islamic political party in Andhra Pradesh, India, can be seen at MBT is a breakaway group of All India Majlis-e-Ittehadul Muslimeen.
J.A. Sommansson, 24 January 2005

The page shows a flag in this photo. It includes a candidate's name (Vizarat Rasool Khan) on the bottom edge of a red (?) flag with a white (?) "Pakistan type" crescent and star at the upper fly with six additional star from 10 o'clock to 4 o'clock around it and "MBT" vertically on the hoist.
António Martins-Tuválkin, 31 March 2006

PMK, Pattali Makkal Katchi

[PMK, Pattali Makkal KatchiRevolutionary Socialist Party Flag] image from The Hindu Images

The caption on the web page relates: Flags in various hues and colours, with their symbols, belonging to the Democratic Peoples Alliance partners of Tamil Nadu for the ensuing parliamentary election, the dates for which are yet to be announced by the Election Commission, being displayed at the Saidapet Panagal Building in Chennai, on February 24, 2004. Photo: M. Moorthy
The interesting flag here is the blue-yellow-red tricolour between the DMK black/red and the H&S of the CPI(M) which from this site can be determined to be the
flag of the PMK, Pattali Makkal Katchi, a Tamil Nadu party based in the Vanniyar community.
Knut A. Berg
, 9 May 2005