Gondwana Gantantra Party
FounderHira Singh Markam
Founded13 January 1991 (33 years ago) (1991-01-13)
HeadquartersVillage Tiwarta, Teh. Katghora, Korba district, Chhattisgarh
IdeologyGondi interests
Colours  Violet
ECI StatusRegistered Unrecognized Party[1]
Seats in Chhattisgarh Legislative Assembly
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Election symbol

Gondwana Gantantra Party or GGP is a political party in India, founded by Hira Singh Markam.[2][3] It primarily works for the tribal community and its politics.[4][5][6]


GGP was formed in 1991 to plead for the rights of the Gondi people, and to establish a separate Indian state of Gondwana in central India. After the demise[7] of Hira Singh Markam, Tuleshwar Singh Markam took over as the new president of the party.[8]

In Elections

In the 2002 Vidhan Sabha elections in Uttar Pradesh, GGP had eight candidates, who together mustered 11 262 votes.

In 2003 Vidhan Sabha elections in Madhya Pradesh,[9] GGP had launched 61 candidates, who together mustered 512 102 votes. Three were elected.

In the 2003 Vidhan Sabha elections in Chhattisgarh, GGP had 41 candidates, but no-one was elected. In total, the party received 156,916 votes.

In the 2004 Lok Sabha elections, the party presented candidates from Madhya Pradesh, Chhattisgarh, Bihar, Uttar Pradesh and Maharashtra.[10][11][12]

Recent Developments

The Gondwana Ganatantra Party had formed a pre-poll alliance with the Samajwadi Party for the 2018 Madhya Pradesh Legislative Assembly election.[13] But now GGP has formed the pre-poll alliance with the Bahujan Samaj Party.[14]

Party formed a pre-poll alliance with the Bahujan Samaj Party for the 2023 Chhattisgarh Legislative Assembly election and won 1 seat.

See also


  1. ^ "List of Political Parties and Election Symbols main Notification Dated 13.04.2018" (PDF). India: Election Commission of India. 2018. Retrieved 24 July 2018.
  2. ^ "गोंगपा प्रमुख हीरा सिंह मरकाम ने कहा अगर गठबंधन हुआ तो कांग्रेस से ही". Dainik Bhaskar (in Hindi). 14 August 2018. Retrieved 9 August 2020.
  3. ^ "Hira Singh Markam Gondwana Congress Party Candidate 2018 विधानसभा चुनाव परिणाम Pali-tanakhar". Amar Ujala (in Hindi). Retrieved 9 August 2020.
  4. ^ "मध्यप्रदेश: कांग्रेस से गठबंधन की अटकलों के बीच गोंगपा की 90 सीटों पर चुनाव लड़ने की घोषणा, बसपा का रुख साफ नहीं". Dainik Bhaskar (in Hindi). 6 September 2018. Retrieved 9 August 2020.
  5. ^ "Gondwana Gantantra Party Hindi News, Gondwana Gantantra Party Samachar, Gondwana Gantantra Party ख़बर, Breaking News on Patrika". Patrika News (in Hindi). Retrieved 9 August 2020.
  6. ^ "Will contest Chhattisgarh, MP polls with Samajwadi Party; tie-up with Congress unlikely: Gondwana party chief". hindustantimes.com. 21 October 2018. Retrieved 9 August 2020.
  7. ^ "वरिष्ठ आदिवासी नेता हीरा सिंह मरकाम का निधन".
  8. ^ "C'garh Prominent tribal leader ex-MLA Hira Singh Markam dies". The Week. Retrieved 17 November 2023.
  9. ^ "Gondwana Gantantra Party: Latest News & Videos, Photos about Gondwana Gantantra Party | The Economic Times". The Economic Times. Retrieved 9 August 2020.
  10. ^ "छत्तीसगढ़ में गोंडवाना गणतंत्र पार्टी ने कांग्रेस को दिया बड़ा झटका". Dainik Jagran (in Hindi). Retrieved 9 August 2020.
  11. ^ "Gondwana gantantra party ggp | Latest News on Gondwana-gantantra-party-ggp | Breaking Stories and Opinion Articles". Firstpost. Retrieved 9 August 2020.
  12. ^ "गोंडवाना गणतंत्र पार्टी सभी 11 सीट पर उतारेगी प्रत्याशी". Nai Dunia (in Hindi). 19 March 2019. Retrieved 9 August 2020.
  13. ^ "SP, Gondwana Gantantra Party Join Hands in MP to Put Congress-led Mahagatbandhan in Further Trouble". News18. Retrieved 22 October 2018.
  14. ^ https://www.business-standard.com/elections/madhya-pradesh-elections/mayawati-s-bsp-to-ally-with-gondwana-party-in-madhya-pradesh-chhattisgarh-123101000584_1.html [bare URL]