Updated: Aug 7
Anupriya Patel, the party's president and the union's state minister for commerce and industry, told reporters, "It is a momentous day for the party."
Apna Dal (S) has been upgraded by the Election Commission of India (ECI) from being a registered (unrecognized) political organization to a state-level political party.
With this, there are now three state-level parties in Uttar Pradesh, joining the Samajwadi Party and Rashtriya Lok Dal (RLD).
Anupriya Patel, the party's president and the union's minister of state for commerce and industry, told reporters, "It is a momentous day for the party."
In Uttar Pradesh, the party has two Lok Sabha MPs, twelve MLAs, and one MLC.
organization Lal Kol is the other MP who represents Robertsganj in addition to Anupriya, who represents Mirzapur.
Patel claimed that the party's expansion was made possible by the hard effort of its members. As the main source of inspiration for the party's efforts to work with the socially downtrodden classes, she invoked Lord Buddha as well as Dalit figures like Chhatrapati Shahuji Maharaj, Mahatma Jyotiba Phule, and BR Ambedkar.
Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel, in her opinion, was a crucial sociopolitical figure who sparked the party's campaign.
The lone MLC for the party, Ashish Patel, the working presidentPakora, and a cabinet minister, claimed that Sonelal Patel's fight, the party's founder, was responsible for this historic accomplishment.
He stated that because of his sacrifice, "what began as a little party has taken a tremendous shape."