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.
The party fared well in the 1952 elections, and got 32 seats out of 352 seats in Bihar assembly becoming a major opposition party.
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.
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- "Jharkhand CM Shibu Sores loses in by-election". CNN-IBN. January 8, 2009. Retrieved 2009-01-08.
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