Loktantrik Janata Dal
LeaderSharad Yadav
PresidentFateh Singh
SecretarySushila Morale[1]
FounderSharad Yadav
Founded18 May 2018 (5 years ago) (2018-05-18)
Dissolved20 March 2022 (15 months ago) (2022-03-20)
Split fromJanata Dal (United)
Merged intoRashtriya Janata Dal
HeadquartersH.No. 861 P, Sector-15, Part–II, Gurugram, Gurgaon district, Haryana - 122001
Youth wingLokatantrik Yuva Janata Dal
Political positionCentre-left
ECI StatusRegistered Unrecognized Party

The Loktantrik Janata Dal (LJD) was an unrecognized registered political party in India. It was nationally launched by Sharad Yadav and Ali Anwar[5] in May 2018.[6][7][8] The party was formed after Yadav parted ways from Janata Dal (United), due to its alliance with Bharatiya Janata Party in Bihar.[9][10][11] It merged with Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) on 20 March 2022.

Bahujan Mukti Party a political wing of BAMCEF was merged with Loktantrik Janata Dal.[12][13] Pravendra Pratap Singh is the current President of the Bahujan Mukti party.[14] The Veerendra Kumar fraction of the Janata Dal (United) unit of Kerala under the leadership of M. P. Veerendra Kumar merged with the party.[15]

LJD merged with Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) on 20 March 2022, Sharad Yadav has taken up the task of re-uniting all the former Janata Dal factions and other parties with similar ideologies to put forward a united opposition for 2024 Lok Sabha elections.[16][17][18] Although Kerala unit of the party did not join RJD.[19] The Kerala faction has planned to merged with Janata Dal (Secular).[20]


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