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Jannayak Janta Party
AbbreviationJJP
LeaderDushyant Chautala
PresidentAjay Singh Chautala
SecretaryDigvijay Chautala
FounderAjay Singh Chautala
Dushyant Chautala
Founded9 December 2018; 3 years ago (2018-12-09),
Jind,
Haryana,
India
Split fromIndian National Lok Dal
Headquarters18, Janpath, New Delhi
Student wingIndian National Students Organisation
IdeologyDemocratic socialism
ColoursYellow Green
ECI StatusRecognized State Party
AllianceNational Democratic Alliance (2019-Present)
Seats in Lok Sabha
0 / 543
Seats in Rajya Sabha
0 / 245
Seats in Haryana Legislative Assembly
10 / 90
Number of states and union territories in government
1 / 31
Election symbol
Indian election symbol Key.svg
Website
www.jannayakjantaparty.com

The Jannayak Janta Party, abbreviated as, JJP is an Indian state-level political party in Haryana, India. JJP is a recognized state political party. JJP was founded on 9 December 2018 by Dushyant Chautala with the ideology of Devi Lal, who served as Deputy Prime Minister of India. Based on the ideology of Jat solidarity and socialism, JJP is very strong and popular in some parts of Haryana.

Formation

JJP emerged from a split in the Indian National Lok Dal (INLD) which itself had been cause by infighting among the Chautala family.[1] An INLD rally at Gohana in October 2018 had seen heckling of Abhay Chautala, a son of INLD leader Om Prakash Chautala for which Dushyant Chautala, a grandson, and his younger brother, Digvijay Chautala, were blamed.

When Dushyant and Digvijay were expelled from the INLD for allegedly permitting indiscipline at the rally, their father, Ajay Chautala, supported them and so he, too, was expelled from the INLD.[2][3]

The JJP was formally launched at a rally in Jind in December 2018 by Dushyant Chautala[4] who held a seat in the Lok Sabha of the national Parliament of India, from when he was an INLD member.

He said that the party's name was in honour of Devi Lal, a former Deputy Prime Minister of India whose supporters in Haryana refer to him as Jan Nayak, and that the party intended to follow his principles.

Dushyant's father, Ajay, absent from the Jind rally, being at that time in jail in relation to an alleged scam, as also was Om Prakash Chautala. Despite now being in opposite political factions, and claiming that the JJP was standing for values which the INLD had abandoned, Dushyant nonetheless asked supporters at the rally to chant "Long Live OP Chautala".[2][3]

Abhay Chautala who was leading the INLD in the absence of Om Prakash Chautala reacted to the news by saying that "Everybody is not capable of floating a political party and then continue with it". At least three INLD MLAs, including Dushyant's mother, Naina Singh Chautala were early members of the new JJP.[2]

JJP in their debut 2019 Haryana Legislative Assembly election won 10 seats and the party President Dushyant Chautala was appointed as the Deputy Chief Minister of Haryana on 25 October 2019

Symbolism

The JJP has proposed a flag that is primarily green in colour, with a quarter in light yellow. Key is election symbol. JJP said the colours symbolise- Green was also adopted as a symbolic colour by Devi Lal, whose picture appears in the flag and Yellow symbolically represents 'Yuva Urja'.[2][5]

List of Members of Legislative Assembly in Haryana

Elected MLA Gender Constituency Party Remarks
Naina Singh Chautala Female Badhra JJP
Jogi Ram Sihag Male Barwala JJP
Ishwar Singh Male Guhla JJP
Amarjeet Dhanda Male Julana JJP
Ram Kumar Gautam Male Narnaund JJP
Ram Niwas Male Narwana JJP
Ram Karan Male Shahbad JJP
Devender Singh Babli Male Tohana JJP
Dushyant Chautala Male Uchana JJP Deputy Chief Minister of Haryana
Anoop Dhanak Male Uklana JJP Minister of State, Government of Haryana.

State Minister

Haryana

S.No Name Constituency Department Party
1. Dushyant Chautala Uchana Kalan
  • Revenue and Disaster Management.
  • Excise and Taxation.
  • Development and Panchayats.
  • Industries and Commerce.
  • Public Works (B&R).
  • Food, Civil Supplies and Consumer Affairs.
  • Labour and Employment.
  • Civil Aviation.
  • Rehabilitation.
  • Consolidation.
JJP
2. Anoop Dhanak Uklana
  • Archaeology and Museums
    (Independent Charge)
  • Labour and Employment
    (Attached with the Deputy Chief Minister)
JJP

See also

References

  1. ^ Pioneer, The. "'Will leave politics if I lose fresh election against Dushyant': Abhay Chautala". The Pioneer. Retrieved 8 January 2021.
  2. ^ a b c d "Jannayak Janata Party: Ajay Chautala faction unveils new party". The Indian Express. 10 December 2018. Retrieved 11 December 2018.
  3. ^ a b "Dushyant Chautala launches Jannayak Janata Party in Haryana's Jind after his expulsion from INLD | India News". www.timesnownews.com. Retrieved 11 December 2018.
  4. ^ Kumar, Ashok (31 December 2018). "Ideological differences with INLD led to split: Dushyant Chautala". The Hindu. ISSN 0971-751X. Retrieved 8 January 2021.
  5. ^ "As INLD Splits, Dushyant Chautala Launches Jannayak Janata Party". NDTV.com. Retrieved 11 December 2018.