All India Progressive Janata Dal
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All India Janata Dal, is a political party in India. AIJD was launched on December 11, 2002 by several leaders of Janata Dal (Secular) and Janata Dal (United) in Karnataka, including the main JD(U) leader in the state Ramakrishna Hedge and JD(S) leader S. R. Bommai.
AIJD president is former Union minister S. R. Bommai (coming from JD(S)) and vice-president was Rajya Sabha member Vijay Mallya (previously vice-president of JD(U)). General Secretary is Basavaraj Rayareddy.
Mallya and Swamy later left AIPJD to reconstitute the Janata Party.
On May 19, 2003 AIJD was renamed All India Progressive Janata Dal. AIPJD was later disintegrated, with two Lok Sabha MPs and 11 members of the Karnataka assembly joing the Indian National Congress ahead of the 2004 Lok Sabha elections. The rump AIPJD merged with Janata Dal (United).
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