Loktantrik Janata Dal


Loktantrik Janata Dal
LeaderSharad Yadav
PresidentFateh Singh
SecretarySushila Morale[1]
Rajya Sabha leaderM. V. Shreyams Kumar
FounderSharad Yadav
Founded18 May 2018 (3 years ago) (2018-05-18)
Split fromJanata Dal (United)
HeadquartersH.No. 861 P, Sector-15, Part–II, Gurugram, Gurgaon district, Haryana - 122001
Youth wingLokatantrik Yuva Janata Dal
Political positionCentre-left
ECI StatusRegistered Unrecognized Party
Seats in Lok Sabha
0 / 543
Seats in Rajya Sabha
1 / 245
Seats in State Legislative Assemblies
Indian states

The Loktantrik Janata Dal (LJD) is an unrecognized registered political party in India. It is nationally launched by Sharad Yadav and Ali Anwar[5] in May 2018.[6][7][8] The party was formed after Yadav parted ways from Janata Dal (United), due to its alliance with Bharatiya Janata Party in Bihar.[9][10][11]

Bahujan Mukti Party a political wing of BAMCEF was merged with Loktantrik Janata Dal.[12][13] V. L. Matang is the current President of the Bahujan Mukti party.[14] The Veerendra Kumar fraction of the Janata Dal (United) unit of Kerala under the leadership of M. P. Veerendra Kumar merged with the party.[15] Currently the party has 1 representative in the Rajya Sabha from Kerala.[16][17]


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  2. ^ "Loktantrik Janata Dal with Sharad Yadav as mentor to be formally launched on May 18". The Financial Express. 16 May 2018. Retrieved 3 August 2018.
  3. ^ "What is there in a Name? There is a lot in the Name". velivada. 30 April 2018. Retrieved 3 August 2018.
  4. ^ "Sharad Yadav's Show Of Strength With Opposition Parties Tomorrow". NDTV.com. Retrieved 3 August 2018.
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  6. ^ "Ex-Janata Dal Member Sharad Yadav Launches 'Loktantrik Janata Dal" Party". NDTV.com. Retrieved 3 August 2018.
  7. ^ "Sharad Yadav launches Loktantrik Janata Dal". The Indian Express. 19 May 2018. Retrieved 3 August 2018.
  8. ^ "Sharad Yadav formed new party: Nitish Kumar faction tells HC". hindustan times. 5 July 2018. Retrieved 3 August 2018.
  9. ^ "Sharad Yadav's Rajya Sabha Membership Cancelled After JD(U) Petition". NDTV.com. Retrieved 3 August 2018.
  10. ^ "LJD to be part of anti-BJP 'grand alliance' for Lok Sabha polls: Sharad Yadav - Times of India". The Times of India. Retrieved 7 August 2018.
  11. ^ "Eyeing votes in Rajasthan, Sharad Yadav to hold rally in Jaipur". dna. 2 August 2018. Retrieved 7 August 2018.
  12. ^ Muslim Mirror. ‘Save constitution’ and ‘Save nation’ A massive rally by Bahujan Mukti Party Archived 27 April 2015 at the Wayback Machine
  13. ^ Pune Mirror. Anna supporter quits TMC, goes the BMP way
  14. ^ The Indian Express. Debutant party says will field German Bakery convict Baig
    Economic Times. BSP founder Kanshi Ram’s Bahujan group Bamcef plans to contest 400 Lok Sabha seats
    —webindia123. BMP to field German Bakery blast convict from Aurangabad LS seat
    "Sharad Yadav pitches for BJP versus all in MP". Deccan Herald. 31 July 2018. Retrieved 3 August 2018.
    "Dalit outfit Bahujan Mukti Party merges with Sharad Yadav's LJD". Eenadu English Portal. Retrieved 3 August 2018.
    "Dalit Based Bahujan Mukti Party To Merge With Sharad Yadav's Party". NDTV.com. Retrieved 3 August 2018.
    "Bahujan Mukti Party Merges With Loktantrik Janata Dal Party". Getty Images. Retrieved 3 August 2018.
  15. ^ "JDS approves merger with LJD, discussions to continue". Mathrubhumi. Retrieved 10 April 2020.
  16. ^ "Voting progressing for RS bypoll". 24 August 2020. Retrieved 24 August 2020.
  17. ^ Arjun Raghunath (24 August 2020). "M.V. Shreyams Kumar takes his father's Rajya Sabha seat". Retrieved 24 August 2020.

External links

  • Official website