Janata Parivar

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Janata Parivar Alliance
ChairpersonLalu Prasad Yadav
FounderRashtriya Janata Dal
IdeologyBig tent
Social liberalism
Social democracy
Democratic socialism
Political positionCentre to centre-left
Seats in Lok Sabha
38 / 543
Present Members 543
Seats in Rajya Sabha
5 / 245
Present Members 244

Janata Parivar Alliance is an alliance in Indian politics to describe the various political parties that emerged from Janata Dal or others. The Janata Parivar includes, amongst others, Janata Dal (United) and Janata Dal (Secular).[1][2][3]

On 14 April 2015, the Janata Dal (United), Janata Dal (Secular), Rashtriya Janata Dal, the Indian National Lok Dal, Samajwadi Party, and Samajwadi Janata Party (Rashtriya) announced that they would merge into a new national Janata Parivar alliance in order to oppose the Bharatiya Janata Party.[4][5][6] The Janata Parivar formation took place ahead of the crucial 2015 Bihar Legislative Assembly election.

On 2 September 2015, the Samajwadi Party decided to contest the Bihar elections separately and broke from the alliance.[7] On 26 July 2017, the Janata Dal (United) broke from the Janata Parivar alliance and joined the National Democratic Alliance. The Loktantrik Janata Dal, Rashtriya Janata Dal, Rashtriya Lok Dal and Rashtriya Lok Samta Party are now a part of the United Progressive Alliance. Hindustani Awam Morcha was part of United Progressive Alliance until before 2020 Bihar Legislative Election and later joined National Democratic Alliance. It later joined United Progressive Alliance again.

Currently, the alliance is inactive as the Janata parties have drifted further away from each other ideologically.

Fractions of Janata Dal[edit]

Party Abbreviation Foundation Party Supremo Founder(s) [D] Current No. of MPs in Lok Sabha (As at April 9, 2021) Current No. of MPs in Rajya Sabha (As at April 9, 2021) Base State Alliance
Janata Dal (United) JDU 1999 Nitish Kumar Nitish Kumar 16 5 Bihar, Arunachal Pradesh UPA
Janata Dal (Secular) JDS 1999 H. D. Deve Gowda H. D. Deve Gowda 1 1 Karnataka, Kerala Non
Rashtriya Janata Dal RJD 1997 Lalu Prasad Yadav Lalu Prasad Yadav 0 6 Bihar, Jharkhand UPA
Rashtriya Lok Dal RLD 1998 Jayant Chaudhary Chaudhary Ajit Singh 0 1 Uttar Pradesh, Rajasthan UPA
Biju Janata Dal BJD 1997 Naveen Patnaik Naveen Patnaik 12 9 Odisha Non
Jannayak Janta Party JJP 2018 Dushyant Chautala Ajay Singh Chautala, Dushyant Chautala 0 0 Haryana NDA
Samajwadi Party SP 1992 Akhilesh Yadav Mulayam Singh Yadav 3 8 Uttar Pradesh, Madhya Pradesh, Maharastra Non
Rashtriya Lok Janshakti Party RLJP 2021 Chirag Paswan Ram Vilas Paswan 6 1 Bihar, Manipur NDA
Indian National Lok Dal INLD 1996 Om Prakash Chautala Chaudhary Devi Lal 0 0 Haryana Non
Jan Adhikar Party Loktantrik JAP 2015 Pappu Yadav Pappu Yadav 0 0 Bihar Non
Hindustani Awam Morcha (Secular) HAM-S 2015 Jitan Ram Manjhi Jitan Ram Manjhi 0 0 Bihar UPA
Samta Party SAP 1994 Brahmanand Mandal George Fernandes, Nitish Kumar 0 0 Delhi Non


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  5. ^ "6 Parties of Janata Parivar Announce Merger, Mulayam Singh Yadav to be Chief of New Party". NDTV.com.
  6. ^ "Six parties unite to form Janata Parivar; Mulayam is the new party chief". Archived from the original on 15 April 2015.
  7. ^ "SP quits Janata Parivar, to contest Bihar polls alone". The Tribune. 3 September 2015.