All Jharkhand Students Union

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PresidentSudesh Mahto
FounderNirmal Mahto
Founded22 June 1986 (32 years ago) (1986-06-22)
HeadquartersHarmu Road Ranchi- 834001, Jharkhand [1]
ECI StatusState Party[2]
AllianceNDA
Seats in Rajya Sabha
0 / 245
Seats in Jharkhand Legislative Assembly
4 / 81
Election symbol
Banana [1]

All Jharkhand Students Union or AJSU PARTY is a state political party of Jharkhand state, India. AJSU PARTY was founded on June 22, 1986, modelled after All Assam Students Union. The founders of AJSU were disillusioned with the previous political parties of Jharkhand 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.

In the 2004 Lok Sabha elections AJSU was allied with the Bharatiya Janata Party. Ahead of the Jharkhand Legislative Assembly election, 2005, AJSU broke with the BJP-led NDA and formed an alliance with Lok Janshakti Party.

Ahead of the Jharkhand Legislative Assembly election, 2014, AJSU again allied with the BJP-led NDA.[3] As results announced, AJSU won 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. [4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b http://eci.nic.in/eci_main/ElectoralLaws/OrdersNotifications/Symbols_Notification17.09.2010.pdf
  2. ^ "List of Political Parties and Election Symbols main Notification Dated 18.01.2013" (PDF). India: Election Commission of India. 2013. Retrieved 9 May 2013.
  3. ^ http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2807910/Confident-BJP-set-fight-coalition-led-Jharkhand-Amit-Shah-puts-CM-question-burner.html
  4. ^ http://ibnlive.in.com/news/jharkhand-elections-sudesh-mahto-loses-from-silli/519503-3-233.html