Most of the other parties in India are classified as State parties. These include parties with national level political organisation, but which have succeeded in only a few states. Samajwadi party, Rashtriya Janata Dal, Samata Party are examples of state parties with a national presence. Other parties consciously maintain a strong state-specific identity, like Biju Janata Dal and the Mizo National Front.
Over the last few decades, the strength of these regional parties has grown considerably. Since 1996, every government at the national level has been a coalition of parties headed usually by one national party. This has led to strengthening of the federal structure of our government.
The Rising Sun, The DMK Party Symbol
Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam is a regional political party in Tamil nadu.