Jharkhand Party

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Jharkhand Party, (JKP) is a political party in India. The party was founded on March 5, 1949 at a large conference in Ranchi. Jaipal Singh was elected president and Idsen Deba general secretary. JKP grew out of the demand for a separate Jharkhand state.[1]

The party fared well in the 1952 elections, and got 32 seats out of 352 seats in Bihar assembly becoming a major opposition party.[1]

Merger[edit]

In 1963 JKP merged with Indian National Congress.[1]

The merger was quite unpopular amongst the party ranks, and a variety of splinter groups, were formed, many of the claiming the name of JKP.

Today[edit]

On January 8, 2009, JKP candidate Raja Peter defeated sitting Chief Minister of Jharkhand, Shibu Soren by over 9,000 votes.[2]

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