Jan Kranti Party

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Jan Kranti Party
Chairperson Rajveer Singh
Secretary-General Brish Bhan Agrawal
Founded 5 January 2010 (2010-01-05)
Dissolved 21 January 2013 (2013-01-21)
Ideology Hindutva
Political position Right-wing

Jan Kranti Party (Hindi: जन क्रांति पार्टी) was a political party in Uttar Pradesh, India, based on Hindutva. It was founded by Kalyan Singh, Former chief Minister of Uttar Pradesh, on 5 January 2010 (in connection with Singh's 76th birthday) with Almirah as the Election Symbol of Jan Kranti Party.[1] The launching of the new party occurred two months after the alliance between Singh and the Samajwadi Party broke down.[2] Upon the founding of the party, Singh handed over the leadership of the party to his son Rajveer Singh, who was named national president.[3]

Foundation of Party[edit]

Second time, citing neglect and humiliation in the party, the former Chief Minister and national Vice President of the BJP Kalyan Singh resigned from his post and the primary membership of the party on Tuesday, 20 January 2009.[4] Next day after meeting Samajwadi Party leaders Mulayam Singh Yadav and Amar Singh, Kalyan Singh announced that he would campaign for the SP in the 2009 Lok Sabha polls.[5] Meanwhile his son Rajveer Singh, one of the main reasons of his disenchantment with the BJP, joined the Samajwadi Party.[6]

On 14 November 2009, Mulayam Singh Yadav said that the poor performance of the party at the Firozabad Lok Sabha by-election was due to the loss of Muslim support because of Kalyan Singh.[7] Snubbed by Mulayam Singh Yadav, former Uttar Pradesh chief minister Kalyan Singh on 15 November 2009, Kalyan Singh reaffirmed his allegiance to the BJP and the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh and indicated he was willing to rejoin BJP while his son Rajbir Singh resigned from SP. [8] In January 2010, he announced the formation of a new Hindutva-oriented political party, the Jan Kranti Party, but chose to take the role of patron while his son became the leader.[9]

In January 2010, Kalyan Singh announced the formation of a new Hindutva-oriented political party, the Jan Kranti Party, but chose to take the role of patron while his son became the leader.[9]

At the time of the founding of the new party, Kalyan Singh declared that the intention of the party is to contest all 403 constituencies in the 2012 Uttar Pradesh Legislative Assembly election.[3]

Merger with Bhartiya Janta Party[edit]

On 21 January 2013 Kalyan Singh announced the merger of his both formed parties, Rashtriya Kranti Party (RKP)which he formed after get suspended from BJP in 1999[10] and also merger of his later founded party in 2010, Jan Kranti Party (JKP) with his former parental party, Bhartiya Janta Party during the Atal Shankhnaad Rally of BJP in Lucknow's Jhulelal Park.[11] While former chief minister Kalyan Singh chose not to "officially join the BJP" on the advice of senior party leaders. The reason for this was that BJP leaders do not want Kalyan Singh, a Lok Sabha member from Etah elected in 2009 parliamentary election, should resign from parliament.[12] With an arrangement for over 8,000 at the rally, the BJP state leadership had been claiming that 50,000 people would be present, excluding 12,000 RKP workers, who too had joined the BJP along with their leader Rajveer Singh. [13]