Samajwadi Janata Party (Rashtriya)

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Samajwadi Janata Party (Rashtriya)
समाजवादी जनता पार्टी (राष्ट्रीय)
Abbreviation SJP(R)
Leader Kamal Morarka
President Kamal Morarka
Chairperson Kamal Morarka
Secretary-General Kamal Morarka
Founder Chandra Shekhar
Founded 5 November 1990 (26 years ago) (1990-11-05)
Split from Janata Dal
Headquarters Narendra Niketan, Indraprastha Estate, New Delhi, India.
Youth wing All India Socialist Youth Council
Ideology Socialism
Colours      Green
ECI Status State Party
Alliance Janata Parivar (2015—Present)
National convener Kamal Morarka

Samajwadi Janata Party (Rashtriya) (SJP(R)) is an Indian political party founded by Chandra Shekhar, 8th Prime Minister of India in 1990–91, and led by him until his death on July 8, 2007.

Chandra Shekhar was the sole Lok Sabha MP of the party at the time of his death. The party was formed on November 5, 1990 when Chandra Shekhar and Devi Lal broke away from Janata Dal. The party was able to gather 60 MPs and form a government which lasted for seven months.[1] H. D. Deve Gowda was one of the MPs that joined SJP(R).[2]

As of 2012 Kamal Morarka, a former cabinet minister in the union government headed by Chandra Shekhar was the head of the party. The party headquarters were located in Narendra Niketan, ITO Indraprastha Estate, New Delhi, India.

On 14 April 2015, Samajwadi Janata Party (Rashtriya), Janata Dal (United), Janata Dal (Secular), Rashtriya Janata Dal, the Indian National Lok Dal, and Samajwadi Party, announced that they would merge into a new national alliance, Janata Parivar in order to oppose the Bharatiya Janata Party.[3]


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