Membership in the Party shall, subject to Article III (4) below, be in the following categories:
- Ordinary Member – Membership of every person who becomes a Member shall last for a period of 5 years, after which it would have to be renewed for another term by payment of the Membership Fees applicable on the date of renewal. An Ordinary Member shall have the right to exercise his/her vote on internal Party matters in circumstances specified herein and to apply for Party tickets to contest any public election, but not to contest an internal election for Party offices/posts.
- Active Member(ship) – Every Ordinary Member who (i) enrolls a minimum of 10 new Members, or (ii) makes a financial contribution of an amount as determined by the National Executive Committee from time to time, shall be an Active Member of the Party. In addition to the rights available to Ordinary Members, only Active Members will have the right to contest internally for any office/post of the Party.
Every Active Member shall be obliged to participate in the activities of the Party on a regular basis and renew his/her Membership as required of an Ordinary Member. Any failure to do so could result in revocation of such persons Active Membership by the Concerned Executive Committee, upon which such person shall revert to being an Ordinary Member.