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Janata Dal (Secular)

Janata Dal (Secular) is a recognised state party. The party has mass voters in the states of Karnataka and Kerala.

It was established in July 1999 by the split of Janata Dal party. It has a huge political presence in Karnataka. In Kerala, the party is part of the Left Democratic Front.

The Election Symbol of the Janata Dal (Secular), as approved by the Election Commission of India, is "A Lady Farmer Carrying Paddy on her Head...
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Janata Dal (Secular) News

4 of 44 MPs in LS polls 2nd phase asked no question

Posted On : Apr 16,2019,    2:36 pm
New Delhi, April 16 (IANS) According to an official data, only four of the 44 sitting candidates contesting in the second phase of the Lok Sabha elections had asked zero questions in the Parliament, including Janata Dal (Secular)'s H.D. Devegowda. View More..

Three injured in Arunachal Pradesh poll clashes

Posted On : Apr 11,2019,    5:08 pm
Itanagar, April 11 (IANS) Three persons were injured when supporters of two rival political parties clashed in the Tali Assembly constituency of Arunachal Pradesh during polling on Thursday, an election official said. View More..

RMP to support Congress candidate in Kerala's Vadakara

Posted On : Mar 17,2019,    7:18 pm
Vadakara (Kerala), March 17 (IANS) K.K. Rema, the widow of T.P. Chandrasekharan, the slain leader of a breakaway group of the CPI-M, Revolutionary Marxist Party (RMP), said on Sunday that the RMP will support the Congress candidate from Vadakara constituency, as a murderer should not win from here. View More..

No alliance with Congress, BJP: PPA Chairman

Posted On : Mar 16,2019,    10:44 pm
Guwahati, March 16 (IANS) Days after the Congress in Arunachal Pradesh announced an alliance with the Peoples' Party of Arunachal (PPA), the regional party on Saturday said it would maintain equal distance from the Congress and the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP). View More..

Rampant corruption in Karnataka: BJP MP

Posted On : Mar 15,2019,    6:50 pm
New Delhi, March 15 (IANS) Citing an Income Tax raid on a rural development department official and land grabbing charges against a Congress MP, BJP leader Rajeev Chandrasekhar on Friday said rampant corruption was thriving in Karnataka and 10-20 per per cent commission was being charged from contractors. View More..

Left allies left in the lurch as only Communist parties to field candidates for Lok Sabha polls

Posted On : Mar 07,2019,    5:24 pm
Thiruvananthapuram, March 7 (IANS) With the CPI-M in Kerala deciding to field its candidates in 16 Lok Sabha seats out of the 20 in the state and the Communist Party of India already getting four, none of the other eight allies of the ruling Left Democratic Front will get a seat to contest. View More..

Karnataka Congress MLA fell for BJP's 'Operation Kamala': Siddaramaiah

Posted On : Mar 05,2019,    1:10 pm
Bengaluru, March 5 (IANS) Umesh Jadhav, Karnataka's "rebel" Congress MLA who resigned from the state Assembly, fell prey to the BJP's 'Operation Kamala', party leader Siddaramaiah said on Tuesday. View More..

Vote out the BJP, opposition leaders appeal to youth

Posted On : Feb 12,2019,    6:44 pm
New Delhi, Feb 12 (IANS) Citing rising unemployment, the widening social and communal rift and curbs on freedom of speech, a score of opposition leaders on Tuesday appealed to the youth to vote out the BJP government in the upcoming general elections "to save the country". View More..

Modi attacks Congress over MP-Rajasthan farm policies

Posted On : Feb 02,2019,    4:00 pm
Thakurnagar (West Bengal), Feb 2 (IANS) Attacking the Congress' loan waiver policy as a farce, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday said "a historic step has been taken for the welfare of farmers, labourers and youths in the country, referring to the Union Budget for 2019-20. View More..

23 political parties come together in 'oust Modi' campaign (Roundup)

Posted On : Jan 19,2019,    11:40 pm
Kolkata, Jan 19 (IANS) Twenty-three political parties, including the Congress and major regional parties like SP, BSP and DMK, came together on Saturday at a mega rally organised by Trinamool Congress chief Mamata Banerjee to throw the gauntlet at Prime Minister Narendra Modi for defeating him in the coming general elections but kept the daunting issue of their prime ministerial candidate to be decided after the elections. View More..

Twenty three political parties come together in "oust Modi" campaign

Posted On : Jan 19,2019,    8:24 pm
Kolkata, Jan 19 (IANS) Twenty three political parties, including the Congress and major regional parties like SP, BSP and DMK, came together on Saturday at a mega rally under the auspices of Trinamool Congress chief Mamata Banerjee to throw the gauntlet at Prime Minister Narendra Modi for defeating him in the coming general elections but kept the daunting issue of their prime ministerial candidate to be decided after the elections. View More..

Mamata's anti-BJP rally draws political who's who, set to kickstart opposition campaign for LS polls (Preview)

Posted On : Jan 18,2019,    10:50 pm
Kolkata, Jan 18 (IANS) The stage is set for a mega anti-BJP rally at the historic Brigade Parade ground here on Saturday, that would virtually kick-start the opposition's campaign and is likely to provide the contours of a federal front ahead of the coming general election. View More..

Federal parties capable of forming stable government in consultation with Congress: Deve Gowda

Posted On : Jan 18,2019,    7:00 pm
Kolkata, Jan 18 (IANS) Former Indian Prime Minister H.D. Deve Gowda on Friday claimed that the federal parties, coming together to form an anti-BJP alliance, will be able to form a stable government at the Centre and said the new government has to be formed in consultation with Congress. View More..

Karnataka heading for political showdown?

Posted On : Jan 15,2019,    8:08 pm
Bengaluru/Gurugram, Jan 15 (IANS) In a jolt to the seven-month-old Janata Dal (Secular)-Congress coalition government in Karnataka that could lead to a political showdown, two Independent legislators, R. Shankar and H. Nagesh, withdrew their support even as the whereabouts of three Congress MLAs were not known while opposition BJP MLAs were lodged in a luxury hotel in Gurugram. View More..

2 Independents withdraw support to Karnataka's JD-S-Congress government

Posted On : Jan 15,2019,    4:30 pm
Bengaluru, Jan 15 (IANS) In a jolt to the seven-month-old Janata Dal (Secular)-Congress coalition government in Karnataka, two Independent legislators, R. Shankar and H. Nagesh, on Tuesday said they were withdrawing support. View More..

2 Independents withdraw support to Karnataka's JD-S-Congress government

Posted On : Jan 15,2019,    4:18 pm
Bengaluru, Jan 15 (IANS) In a jolt to the seven-month-old Janata Dal (Secular)-Congress coalition government in Karnataka, two Independent legislators, R. Shankar and H. Nagesh, on Tuesday said they were withdrawing support. View More..

'Magician' Gehlot makes the cut again (Profile)

Posted On : Dec 14,2018,    4:30 pm
Jaipur, Dec 14 (IANS) If not a politician, he would have been a magician. The crafty low-profile Ashok Gehlot emerged the winner in the race for Chief Minister, apparently on the strength of his long experience in politics of Rajasthan which has put the Congress in the saddle of power without giving it a clear majority. View More..

Karnataka CM to hold talks with sugarcane farmers on Tuesday

Posted On : Nov 19,2018,    4:04 pm
Bengaluru, Nov 19 (IANS) Karnataka Chief Minister H.D. Kumaraswamy will hold talks with agitating sugarcane farmers on their demands for a higher minimum support price and settling dues from state-run and private mills, said an official on Monday. View More..

Opposition parties to discuss anti-BJP front on Nov 22

Posted On : Nov 10,2018,    10:34 pm
Amaravati, Nov 10 (IANS) The first meeting of Congress and other opposition parties will be held in New Delhi on November 22 to discuss formation of an anti-BJP front, sources said. View More..

Opposition unity needs more effort to bring Mayawati on board (Column: Political Circus)

Posted On : Nov 10,2018,    12:22 pm
The Bharatiya Janata Party's (BJP) 4-1 defeat in the Karnataka by-elections has further lengthened the list of the party's reverses in more than 20 by-polls spread across Uttar Pradesh, Bihar, Jharkhand, West Bengal, Kerala, Punjab, Maharashtra and elsewhere. View More..



About Janata Dal (Secular)

    Janata Dal (Secular) History

Janata Dal (Secular) is a recognised state party. The party has mass voters in the states of Karnataka and Kerala. It was established in July 1999 by the split of Janata Dal party. It has a huge political presence in Karnataka. In Kerala, the party is part of the Left Democratic Front.The Election Symbol of the Janata Dal (Secular), as approved by the Election Commission of India, is "A Lady Farmer Carrying Paddy on her Head.

The Janata Dal (Secular) evolved from the Janata Party organized by Jayaprakash Narayan that combined all anti-Indira Gandhi parties under one flag for the 1977 national elections. Janata Dal was established in Bangalore with the unification of the Janata Party with smaller opposition parties in 1988. In 1996, the party reached its peak when Shri H.D. DeveGowda became Prime Minister of India and ruled with the United Front (UF) coalition government. Janata Dal divided in 1999 when some leaders left party to join with the BJP-led National Democratic Alliance and established the Janata Dal (United) party. The party leadership was done by George Fernandes while H.D. Deve Gowda formed Janata Dal (Secular) and headed the party. In the 2004 elections in Karnataka Janata Dal (Secular) ruled in the state. Afterwards, party leader H. D. Kumaraswamy headed a popular partnership government in the state for 20 months.

Top leaders of party

H.D. Deve Gowda is, President of Janata Dal (Secular), former Prime Minister of India and Former Chief Minister of Karnataka. N. M. Josephis Vice President of Janata Dal (Secular).H. D. Kumaraswamy is former Chief Minister of Karnataka. A.Krishnappa is Karnataka State Janata Dal (Secular) President. S.Bangarappa is Former Chief Minister of Karnataka. Mathew T. Thomas is Kerala State Unit President.E.P.Damodaran master is Kerala State Unit General secretary. K. Krishnankutty is National council member, Ex MLA,Kerala State.A. Neelalohithadasa nadir is National council member, Ex MLA,Kerala State.P. Mohammad Ismail is Tamil Nadu State President of Janata Dal (Secular), Ex-MLA. Kunwar Danish Ali is National Secretary General of Janata Dal (Secular).

Ideology of party

The basic philosophy of The Janata Dal (Secular) party is that all people needs to be united and that everyone gets equal opportunities, to develop strong state and nation. There is no discrimination, when everyone contributes their due to the country and land. Party's leaders are committed to build a community that lasts, helps everyone and the country. Main focus of the Janata Dal (Secular) party is education, Health Care, Job Creation, Farmer Rights, Equal Opportunities to all populace.The JD (S) believes in representing the true values of Gandhian socialism and the rich heritage of the freedom struggle of India.

Political success of JD (S):

Janata Dal (Secular) is known as regional party and it has major achievements in political scenario. The Janata Dal (Secular) has array of frontal organizations under its flag. Its student wing called the Student Janata Dal, its youth wing called Yuva Janata Dal and its women's wing called the Mahila Janata Dal have contributed greatly to the cause of these particular sections of the society. The JD (S) works for farmers and waived of interest on loans to farmers who had cleared the principal amount to benefit the farmers in the states of Karnataka and Kerala. The JD (S) also provided 10 hours uninterrupted power supply to the farmers in these states, so that they could carry out the irrigation process at ease.

The Janata Dal (Secular) begun a National Agro Policy, which was pro-farmers and pro-rural in approach. Janata Dal revived the 'Green Card' scheme for the urban and rural people below the poverty line. These people get benefited by getting ration at a cheaper price of Rs. 3.25 per kg. The Janata Dal (Secular) Government, when in power, issued Green Card to 65 lakh families.

In the tenure of post of Prime Minister of India, DeveGowda attended many forums of international trade and development such as the Forum of International Economists in 1995, and guaranteed much foreign investments in the country at that time to augment the political and economic condition of trade and commerce in nation.

Deve Gowda was greatly successful to complete the "Krishna Jalabhagya Nigama" or the Krishna River Project. This project was huge challenge for the Janata Dal (Secular) as the river Krishna is in the centreof Karnataka. As the prime minister, Gowda provided rupees 122 crores for the development of the project. The Government further approved to invest rupees 252 crores for the project. For the A.I.B.P (Accelerated Irrigation Benefit programme) on the Krishna River, 130 crores was given for the development. For election 2014, Janata Dal (Secular) is having difficulty to find candidates for each one of the 28 Lok Sabha constituencies.

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