Mahan Dal

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Mahan Dal
LeaderKeshav Dev Maurya
FounderKeshav Dev Maurya
HeadquartersSector-30, Faridabad, Haryana
AllianceUPA (2014-)
Website
www.mahandal.com

Mahan Dal (translation: Great Party) is an Indian political party founded by Keshav Dev Maurya based in Uttar Pradesh, India.

Politics[edit]

On 11 March 2014 Maurya in a joint press conference with Rashtriya Parivartan Dal's chief DP Yadav said "Our party does not have any ideology... Our main aim is to grab power for the welfare of our society... Every one is doing so but I say it openly.".[1] Maurya added that his party "did not have the position to contest in the Lok Sabha polls alone" and its "alliance with RPD will continue in future too".

Elections[edit]

2014 Loksabha election[edit]

Mahan Dal had joined Indian National Congress-led United Progressive Alliance. In western Uttar Pradesh, Mahan Dal contested on three Lok Sabha constituencies, Badaun, Nagina and Etah[2] while Rashtriya Lok Dal contested in eight constituencies as per an arrangement with INC.[3]
Mahan Dal claimed that the OBC voters of western UP specially Shakyas, Mauryas and Kushwahas would support them in the election[4] but Mahan Dal candidates lost on all three allocated seats

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Our main aim is to grab power for welfare of society:Mahan Dal". Business Standard. 12 March 2014. Retrieved 25 April 2014.
  2. ^ "Western UP: Cong gives eight seats to RLD, 3 to Mahan Dal". The Indian Express. 9 March 2014. Retrieved 25 April 2014.
  3. ^ Seth, Maulshree (9 March 2014). "Cong to leave 8 seats for RLD, 3 for Mahan Dal in western UP". The Indian Express. Retrieved 25 April 2014.
  4. ^ "Mahan Dal enters fray with Congress - The Times of India". Timesofindia.indiatimes.com. 13 March 2014. Retrieved 25 April 2014.

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