Jansatta Dal (Loktantrik)
AbbreviationJD(L)
LeaderAkshay Pratap Singh
PresidentRaghuraj Pratap Singh
FounderRaghuraj Pratap Singh (Raja Bhaiya)[1]
Founded30 November 2018 (2018-11-30) [1]
HeadquartersLucknow
Youth wingRaja Bhaiya Youth Brigade
IdeologyAnti-Casteism[1][2]
Secularism[3]
Political Equality[3]
Colors Yellow Green [4]
Uttar Pradesh Legislative Assembly
2 / 403
(Uttar Pradesh Legislative Assembly)
Uttar Pradesh Legislative Council
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(Uttar Pradesh Legislative Council)
Website
http://www.jdl.org.in

Jansatta Dal (Loktantrik) is a political party in Uttar Pradesh, India, launched by Raghuraj Pratap Singh, commonly known as Raja Bhaiya, in November 2018 at Ramabai Park, Lucknow, during a rally marking his 25 years in politics and after taking feedback from his electorate who overwhelmingly supported for forming a new party.[2]

The party has raised the issues related to caste-based preferences in election and stands against Casteism in Politics. The party has also raised issues regarding disparity in the Reservation system and SC/ST act to non-Dalits, in education and employment. Raja Bhaiyya's party won 2 seats in the Uttar Pradesh elections of 2022. Even after personal targetting by SP candidate Gulshan Yadav and SP president Akhilesh Yadav, Raja Bhaiya won his seat comfortably.[5][1][2]

Aside from Raghuraj Pratap Singh, the party had early support from Akshay Pratap Singh, Vinod Saroj and Shailendra Kumar[6]

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References

  1. ^ a b c d Mishra Subhash (1 December 2018). "Raja Bhaiya launches party with war cry for caste equality". The Times of India. Retrieved 15 April 2022.
  2. ^ a b c Mishra, Subhash (30 November 2018). "UP: Raghuraj Pratap Singh launches new political party". The Times of India.
  3. ^ a b "Jansatta Dal Loktantrik - www.jdl.org.in". www.jdl.org.in. Retrieved 15 April 2022.
  4. ^ "Thousands Throng Lucknow Streets as Raja Bhaiya Launches Party on Anti-Dalit Plank". News 18. 30 November 2018.
  5. ^ "Raja Bhaiyya floats new faction"Jansatta Dal"; says Ram temple issue must be sorted out via court ruling". United News of India. 16 November 2018.
  6. ^ Faridi, Mohd. Rafatuddin (28 November 2018). "राजा भइया की पार्टी में जाने वाले नेताओं की तैयार, जानिये किन पार्टियों के हैं नेता" (in Hindi). Rajasthan Patrika.