Janata Parivar

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Janata Parivar Alliance
जनता परिवार गठबंधन
Chairperson Nitish Kumar
Founder Janata Dal (United)
Founded 2015
No. of members 5 Parties
Seats in Lok Sabha
9 / 545
Present Members 541 + 1 Speaker
Seats in Rajya Sabha
15 / 245
Present Members 243

Janata Parivar 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).[1][2][3]

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.[4][5] 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.[6]

Current members[edit]

No Party Current No. of MPs in Lok Sabha (As of 23 March 2017) Current No. of MPs in Rajya Sabha (As of 23 March 2017) Base State
1 Janata Dal (United) 2 10 Bihar
2 Rashtriya Janata Dal 3 3 Bihar
3 Indian National Lok Dal 2 1 Haryana
4 Janata Dal (Secular) 2 1 Karnataka
5 Samajwadi Janata Party (Rashtriya) 0 0 Uttar Pradesh
- Total 9 15 India

Janata Parivar parties[edit]

Parties in the new Janata Parivar Alliance

Parties in the United Progressive Alliance

Parties in the National Democratic Alliance

Other Janata Parivar parties

Parties in the new Third Front (Socialist Secular Morcha) [7]