Janata Parivar

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Janata Parivar Alliance
ChairpersonLalu Prasad Yadav
FounderRashtriya Janata Dal
IdeologyBig tent
Social liberalism
Social democracy
Democratic socialism
Political positionCentre to left-wing
No. of members2 Parties
Seats in Lok Sabha
2 / 545
[1](currently 518 members + 1 Speaker)
Seats in Rajya Sabha
1 / 245
Present Members 244

Janata Parivar Alliance is an alliance in Indian politics to describe the various political parties that emerged from Janata Dal or others. The Janata Parivar includes, amongst others, Janata Dal (United) and Janata Dal (Secular).[2][3][4]

On 14 April 2015, the Janata Dal (United), Janata Dal (Secular), Rashtriya Janata Dal, the Indian National Lok Dal, Samajwadi Party, and Samajwadi Janata Party (Rashtriya) announced that they would merge into a new national Janata Parivar alliance in order to oppose the Bharatiya Janata Party.[5][6] The Janata Parivar formation took place ahead of the crucial Bihar Legislative Assembly election, 2015. Before the elections, Samajwadi Party broke from the alliance on seat sharing dispute.[7] On 26 July 2017, Janata Dal (United) broke from the alliance and joined with NDA. Janata Dal (Secular) and Rashtriya Janata Dal parties are now a part of UPA.

Current members[edit]

No Party Current No. of MPs in Lok Sabha (As of 10 December 2018) Current No. of MPs in Rajya Sabha (As of 10 December 2018) Base State
1 Indian National Lok Dal 2 1 Haryana
2 Samajwadi Janata Party (Rashtriya) 0 0 Uttar Pradesh
- Total 2 1 India

Janata Parivar parties[edit]

Parties in the current Janata Parivar Alliance

Parties in the United Progressive Alliance

Parties in the National Democratic Alliance

Former Janata Parivar allies


  1. ^ "Members: Lok Sabha". loksabha.nic.in. Lok Sabha Secretariat. Retrieved 12 March 2019.
  2. ^ Janata Parivar's home base
  3. ^ "The Hindu : `Janata Parivar' to pressure Govt. to end hostage crisis". hinduonnet.com.
  4. ^ "Sharad Yadav vows to unite Janata Parivar". The Hindu.
  5. ^ http://zeenews.india.com/news/india/janata-parivar-formalised-mulayam-singh-named-chief-of-new-party_1578871.html
  6. ^ "6 Parties of Janata Parivar Announce Merger, Mulayam Singh Yadav to be Chief of New Party".
  7. ^ "Six parties unite to form Janata Parivar; Mulayam is the new party chief".