Samajwadi Jan Parishad

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Samajwadi Jan Parishad
President Adv. Joshy Jacob (Kerala)
Founded 1995
Ideology Populism
Democratic socialism
Political position Left of Centre
Seats in Lok Sabha
0 / 545
Seats in Rajya Sabha
0 / 245

Samajwadi Jana Parishad (Socialist People's Council), is a political party in India.


The party was founded in 1995 by late Kishen Pattanayak, Bhai Vaidya and many grassroot level political organisations who believed in creating an alternative political culture. Active members of the party cannot have any association with foreign funded NGOs. The ideology of the party is based upon the thoughts of Mahatma Gandhi, Ram Manohar Lohiya, Jaiprakash Narayan, Ambedkar and Vinoba Bhave . It is active in 15 states.It believes that Globalisation is a counter-revolution phase and hence associates itself with anti-globalisation struggles.

It has involved in many historic struggles in various parts of India such as Mehdiganj, Mau (UP), Betul, Kesla (MP), Niyamgiri, Jagjitsinghpur-POSCO (Odisha), Jalpaiguri (North Bengal), Kudankulam (Tamil Nadu) etc...

This was the only party to have protested and almost barged into the Commonwealth Games Office at Central Delhi protesting against the huge spending by the Govt.

The party is very close to many popular movements and NGOs. It is a founding member of the National Alliance of People's Movements N A P M.

Party structure[edit]

In the 10th national council held at Varanasi (10–12 June 2013), the following are elected as its new office bearers.

  • President : Adv. Joshy Jacob (Kerala).
  • Vice Presidents : Kamal Banerjee (Bengal).
  • General Secretary : Sunil (Madhya Pradesh).
  • Organizing Secretary : Adv. Nisha Shiurkar (Maharashtra).
  • Secretaries : Aflatoon (Uttar Pradesh), Lingaraj Azad (Odisha), Ranjith Rai (Bengal).
  • Treasurer : Prof. Shivaji Gaekwad (Maharashtra).

Electoral records[edit]

It has been participating and contesting in general elections, but till now not won any seats in the Rajyasabha or Loksabha or state assembly elections.

Madhya Pradesh - 2003[1][edit]

The party took part in Madhya Pradesh elections, with four candidates:

  1. Mangal Sing for Ghora Dongri
  2. Fagram - Itarsi
  3. Shamim Modi - Harda
  4. Ajay Khare - Rewa

Maharashtra - 2004[2][edit]


Position in state and national politics[edit]


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