Is this the only difference between JDU & BJP?
According to Shivanand Tiwari - Despite claims by the Congress and the BJP that they are national parties, there is nothing like that. We are ruling in one state while BJP are in power in four states... This is the only difference now.
If a political party is treated as a recognized political party in four or more States, it shall be known as a `National Party throughout the whole of India
What is a state party?
If a political party is treated as a recognised political party in less than four States, it should be known as a `State Party in the State or States in which it is so recognised
So, what is a recognized party?
A political party shall be treated as a recognised political party in a State, if and only if either the conditions specified in Clause (A) are, or the condition specified in Clause (B) is, fulfilled by that party and not otherwise, that is to say-
(A) that such party
has been engaged in political activity for a continuous period of five years; and
has, at the last general election in that State to the House of the People, or, as the case may be, to the Legislative Assembly of the State, returned-
either ( i ) at least one member to the House of the People for every ...more