All Jharkhand Students Union
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AJSU PARTY, is a state political party of Jharkhand state, India. AJSU PARTY was founded June 22, 1986, modelled after All Assam Students Union. The founders of AJSU were disillusioned with the previous Jharkhandi political parties, and wanted more militant agitations.Mostly activated in Santhal Pargana (Dumka, Deoghar, Godda).
AJSU organized general strikes and a campaign to boycott the Lok Sabha elections in 1989. By 1990 however, AJSU had taken a more pragmatic line and had candidates for the Bihar state assembly election on the Jharkhand Mukti Morcha symbol. Today, AJSU contests elections under its own name.
Ahead of the Jharkhand Legislative Assembly election, 2014, AJSU again allied with the BJP-led NDA. As results announced, AJSU managed to win 5 seats while BJP won 37 seats in the state assembly securing the majority. AJSU party president Sudesh Mahto lost from his constituency Silli after representing it for nearly 15 years.
- "List of Political Parties and Election Symbols main Notification Dated 18.01.2013" (PDF). India: Election Commission of India. 2013. Retrieved 9 May 2013.