Hindustani Awam Morcha

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Hindustani Awam Morcha (Secular)
PresidentJitan Ram Manjhi
FounderJitan Ram Manjhi
Founded8 May 2015 (4 years ago) (2015-05-08)
ColoursRed and White
AllianceUnited Progressive Alliance
National convenerJitan Ram Manjhi
Seats in Bihar Legislative Assembly
1 / 243
Seats in Bihar Legislative Council
1 / 75
Election symbol

Hindustani Awam Morcha (translation: Indian People's Front; abbreviated as HAM) is an Indian political party, formally launched on 8 May 2015 by former Chief Minister of Bihar, Jitan Ram Manjhi, who left the Janata Dal (United) along with 18 others to form the party following the 2015 Bihar political crisis.[3][4] The name of the party was later changed to Hindustani Awam Morcha (Secular) (HAM-S).[5][6] In July 2015, the Election Commission recognised the HAM-S as a political party.[7] The election symbol of the party is a telephone.[8][9][10]

2015 Bihar assembly election[edit]

In July 2015, the party joined the NDA and contested 21 seats, with some additional members contesting on the BJP ticket in Bihar.[11] On 18 September 2015, Hindustani Awam Morcha announced its first list of 13 candidates with Manjhi contesting from Makhdumpur and Imamganj.[12][13]

The party ended up winning only in Imamganj with Manjhi himself losing in Makhdumpur.[14]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "Jitan Ram Manjhi floats 'Hindustani Awam Morcha'".
  2. ^ "Jitan Ram Manjhi's Party HAM Gets Telephone Symbol". NDTV.com. 7 August 2015. Retrieved 23 August 2015.
  3. ^ "Bihar".
  4. ^ "Jitan Ram Manjhi announces new party as Hindustani Awam Morcha".
  5. ^ "Manjhi's Party HAM Adds 'Secular' to Its Name".
  6. ^ "Jitan Manjhi Wants Dalits to Unite Against Nitish Kumar in Bihar Polls".
  7. ^ "Manjhi's HAM recognised by poll panel".
  8. ^ "Green chilli, chappals among poll symbols".
  9. ^ "HAM gets 'Telephone' as election symbol".
  10. ^ "Jitan Ram Manjhi's party gets election symbol".
  11. ^ http://www.ndtv.com/bihar/deal-done-bjp-jitan-ram-manjhi-agree-on-seat-sharing-for-bihar-1217297
  12. ^ http://www.hindustantimes.com/india-news/bihar-polls-jitan-ram-manjhi-to-contest-from-makhdumpur/article1-1391448.aspx
  13. ^ http://www.dnaindia.com/india/report-bihar-polls-2015-ham-releases-its-first-list-manjhi-to-contest-from-makhdumpur-2126331
  14. ^ "Assembly Election Result 2016, Assembly Election Schedule Candidate List, Assembly Election Opinion/Exit Poll Latest News 2016". infoelections.com. Retrieved 30 January 2017.