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Janata Dal (United)

Janata Dal (United) came into existence on October 30, 2003.  Formation of JD(U) is the result of the Samata Party & earlier JD(U), who joined hands together with BJP to fight the political dominance of  Lalu Prasad Yadav’s lead RJD in Bihar. Some of the senior members of the Party hails form the former Janata Party & were with Jayaprakash Narayan’s Total Revolution Movement of 1974.

JD(U) has a significant presence in Bihar and Karnataka and is a member of National Demorcartic Alliance. It prominent leader are   Sharad Yadav & Nitish Kumar.  .

At present, JD(U) is heading the Govt. in Bihar under the leadership of Nitish Kumar, its alliance partner BJP. They ousted RJD led UPA government from the power by winning  Bihar state assembly elections in  November, 2005..

In the stewardship of Nitish Kumar, JD(U) did well in Bihar, although its allies (NDA members) did poorly in the 2009 General Elections. It won 20 seats in total with an increase of 12 from the 2004 level.

President: Sharad Yadav 

Symbol: Arrow

Alliance: NDA

 

 

 

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JD (U) Performance in General Elections 2009
State
Contested
Won
Bihar 25 20
Other states 30 0
Total INDIA 55 20

 

JD(U) Performance in General Elections 2004
State
Contested
Won
*VOTE %
Bihar 24 6 22.36
Uttar Pradesh 3 1 0.8
Lakshadweep 1 1 49.02
other states 45 0  
Total INDIA 73 8 **

*vote % state

** vote % India

Party Ruled states
Bihar *
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