Kisan Mazdoor Praja Party

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The Kisan Mazdoor Praja Party was a political party of India. Established in 1951, it merged with the Socialist Party to form the Praja Socialist Party in the following year.

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In June, 1951 Indian National Congress dissidents led by Jivatram Kripalani founded the KMPP. Its 2 leaders : Prafulla Chandra Ghosh and Tanguturi Prakasam, had been chief ministers of West Bengal and Madras respectively.[1] It contested the very first parliamentary elections in 1951 in India. The party contested in 16 states and won nine seats in the Lok Sabha, including six in Mysore state,[2] and one in Madras state, Delhi and Vindhya Pradesh province.[3][4] and 5.8% of the votes. But it won only 77 seats in the state legislative assemblies.[citation needed] In September, 1952 it merged with the Socialist Party to form the Praja Socialist Party.[1][5]

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