Socialist Janata (Democratic)


Socialist Janata (Democratic) Party broke away from Janata Dal (S).It merged with Janata Dal (United) on 29 December 2014.[4][5]

Socialist Janata (Democratic) Party
PresidentM.P. Veerendra Kumar[1]
SecretaryVarghese George[1]
Founded7 August 2010 [2]
Dissolved29 December 2014
Split fromJanata Dal (Secular)
Merged intoJanata Dal (United) (2014-2018)
Succeeded byLoktantrik Janata Dal (2018- Present)
HeadquartersYMCA Cross Road, Calicut–673001, Kerala
Democratic socialism
ECI StatusRegistered Unrecognized [3]


The Kerala unit of the Janata Dal (S) is a part of the CPI (M)-led Left Democratic Front. The CPI(M)-JD(S) ties came under strain around 2008. Things worsened when the CPI(M) hesitated to give the JD(S) seat of the Kozhikode parliamentary constituency, in the 2009 Lok Sabha election, and the leading newspaper Mathrubhumi published lavalin issues, which is against Pinarayi vijayan. He got angry with the managing director of Mathrubhumi and the chief of SJ(D) MP Virendra Kumar. A major portion of the JD(S) led by M.P. Veerendra Kumar aligned with the United Democratic Front and launched the Socialist Janata (Democratic) Party on 7 August 2010.[6] It merged with Janata Dal (United) on 29 December 2014.[4][5]

In 2018, the Veerendra Kumar fraction of the Janata Dal (United) unit of Kerala under the leadership of M. P. Veerendra Kumar merged with Loktantrik Janata Dal.[7]



  1. ^ a b "Archived copy" (PDF). Archived from the original (PDF) on 10 September 2008. Retrieved 9 July 2008.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  2. ^ "Veerendra Kumar launches Socialist Janata (Democratic) party". The Hindu. 7 August 2010.
  3. ^ "List of Political Parties and Election Symbols main Notification Dated 18.01.2013" (PDF). India: Election Commission of India. 2013. Retrieved 9 May 2013.
  4. ^ a b "Nitish Kumar hails SJD's merger with JD-U in Kerala".
  5. ^ a b "SJD Merges with Sharad Yadav's Janata Dal (United)".
  6. ^ "Veerendra Kumar launches Socialist Janata (Democratic) party". The Hindu. 7 August 2010.
  7. ^ "JDS approves merger with LJD, discussions to continue". Mathrubhumi. Retrieved 10 April 2020.

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