kerala-politicIn Kerala politics, socialism has democratic role. In Kerala the communist parties are also elected democratically. It is elected via parliamentary democracy. Kerala is one among few such regions in the world. In current day Kerala politics there are two main political alliances. They are the Left Democratic Front (LDF) and the United Democratic Front (UDF). The Left Democratic Front is led by the CPI(M), and the United Democratic Front is led by the Indian National Congress.

Currently LDF is ruling. The Keralites are politically conscious and takes part in the political activities. They are well aware of the political happenings around them. Kerala’s government comprises of the executive, legislature and judiciary. The self governance in Kerala is done through the Panchayats and the Municipal Administration. The self government is very important as it plays a substantial role in implementing the works properly and formulating the policies. In Kerala the local government includes Gram Panchayats, District Panchayats, Block Panchayats, Municipal Corporations and Municipalities which constitute together to form a total of 1214 local self government bodies.


Name Abbr. Ideology Position Political Alliance
Bahujan Samaj Party BSP Dalit Socialism and secularism centrist (N/A)
Bharatiya Janata Party BJP Conservatism-Cultural nationalism and free market/Economic nationalism centre-right NDA
Communist Party of India CPI Communism Far-left left Front
Communist Party of India (Marxist) CPI(M) Communism and Marxist-Leninist Far-left left Front
Indian National Congress INC Social democracy and social liberalism centre-left UPA
Nationalist Congress Party NCP Secular democracy centrist UPA