Karnataka Janata Paksha

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Karnataka Janata Paksha (KJP)
Leader B. S. Yeddyurappa
Founded 9 December 2012
Dissolved 2 January 2014
Headquarters Number 11, 12th Main, 17th Cross, Malleswaram, Bengaluru - 560055, Karnataka.
Ideology Social Democratic
ECI Status Merged with BJP[1]
Election symbol
KJP party symbol
Politics of India
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Karnataka Janata Paksha (KJP) was a political party based in Karnataka, a state in Southern India. It was headed by B. S. Yeddyurappa. It has merged with Bharatiya Janata Party in January 2014.


Although registered by Padmanabha Prasanna in April 2011, the KJP was formally launched by former Chief Minister of Karnataka B. S. Yeddyurappa of which he assumed its leadership in late 2012. Yeddyurappa resigned as a Member of Legislative Assembly and from the primary membership of Bharatiya Janata Party on 30 November 2012, and formally launched the KJP at a convention at Haveri on 9 December 2012.[2][3][4][5]

Karnataka Legislative Assembly election, 2013[edit]

In the Karnataka Legislative Assembly election, 2013, Karnataka Janatha Paksha won six of the 203 seats it contested. It restricted the Bharathiya Janatha Party to 40 seats, compared to the 121 it had in the outgoing assembly. KJP secured almost 10% of the vote.[6]

Support for National Democratic Alliance and subsequent merger[edit]

Despite the fact that the KJP had broken away from the Bharatiya Janata Party, Yeddyurappa announced in September 2013 that it would support the BJP-led National Democratic Alliance.[7]

On 2 January 2014 Yeddyurappa announced that KJP will merge with the BJP and will contest the 2014 Lok Sabha Elections as one party.[8]

Merger with BJP[edit]

Party has merged with Bharatiya Janata Party in January 2014.[9]

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