“राष्ट्रीय एकता के लिए यह आवश्यक है कि
व्यक्ति धार्मिक अन्धविश्वासों से बाहर निकलकर
अपने अन्दर एक बौद्धिक व वैज्ञानिक दृष्टिकोण
विकसित करें.”

– जय प्रकाश नारायण 

The Janata Party is a political party that was founded as an amalgam of Indian political parties opposed to the Emergency that was imposed between 1975 and 1977 by Prime Minister Indira Gandhi of the Indian National Congress. In the 1977 general election, the party defeated the Congress and Janata leader Morarji Desai became the first non-Congress prime minister in independent modern India’s history.

OUR INSPIRATIONS

Founder Of Janata Party

Jayaprakash Narayan

(11 October 1902 – 8 october 1979)

Jayaprakash Narayan, popularly referred to as JP or Lok Nayak, was an Indian independence activist, theorist, socialist and political leader. He is remembered for leading the mid-1970s opposition against Prime Minister Indira Gandhi, for whose overthrow he had called for a “total revolution” Jayaprakash Narayan was one among the few luminaries in India, whose life was a message of struggle for freedom and justice. In the post-Independence era he was the only ‘Crusader’ to launch Total Revolution in the country without any clamour for power. Jayaprakash Narayan was a born revolutionary whose mission of life was to fight for both independence and a new socio-economic order. In 1999, he was posthumously awarded the Bharat Ratna, India’s highest civilian award, in recognition of his social service. Other awards include the Magsaysay award for Public Service in 1965. He made a dauntless fight against the forces of exploitation i.e., capitalism and landlordism in India.He was a self-less dedicated revolutionary that mother India has produced.

Jayaprakash Narayan

(11 October 1902 – 8 october 1979)

Jayaprakash Narayan, popularly referred to as JP or Lok Nayak, was an Indian independence activist, theorist, socialist and political leader. He is remembered for leading the mid-1970s opposition against Prime Minister Indira Gandhi, for whose overthrow he had called for a “total revolution” Jayaprakash Narayan was one among the few luminaries in India, whose life was a message of struggle for freedom and justice. In the post-Independence era he was the only ‘Crusader’ to launch Total Revolution in the country without any clamour for power. Jayaprakash Narayan was a born revolutionary whose mission of life was to fight for both independence and a new socio-economic order. In 1999, he was posthumously awarded the Bharat Ratna, India’s highest civilian award, in recognition of his social service. Other awards include the Magsaysay award for Public Service in 1965. He made a dauntless fight against the forces of exploitation i.e., capitalism and landlordism in India.He was a self-less dedicated revolutionary that mother India has produced.

Co-Founder and Former Prime Minister​

Morarji Desai

(29 February 1896 – 10 April 1995)

Morarji Ranchhodji Desai was an Indian independence activist and politician who served as the 4th Prime Minister of India between 1977 and 1979 leading the government formed by the Janata Party. During his long career in politics, he held many important posts in government such as Chief Minister of Bombay State, Home Minister, Finance Minister, and 2nd Deputy Prime Minister of India.

First Party President

Chandra Shekhar Singh

(17 April 1927 – 8 July 2007)

Chandra Shekhar Singh was an Indian politician who served as the 8th Prime Minister of India, between 10 November 1990 and 21 June 1991. He headed a minority government of a breakaway faction of the Janata Dal with outside support from the Indian National Congress. He was the first Indian Prime Minister who had never held any Government office. Chandra Shekhar died on 8 July 2007, 7 days after his 80th birthday. He had been suffering with multiple myeloma for some time and had been in the Apollo Hospital at New Delhi since May. Politicians from across the spectrum of Indian parties paid tribute to him and the government of India declared seven days of state mourning. 

Chandra Shekhar Singh

(17 April 1927 – 8 July 2007)

Chandra Shekhar Singh  was an Indian politician who served as the 8th Prime Minister of India, between 10 November 1990 and 21 June 1991. He headed a minority government of a breakaway faction of the Janata Dal with outside support from the Indian National Congress. He was the first Indian Prime Minister who had never held any Government office. Chandra Shekhar died on 8 July 2007, 7 days after his 80th birthday. He had been suffering with multiple myeloma for some time and had been in the Apollo Hospital at New Delhi since May. Politicians from across the spectrum of Indian parties paid tribute to him and the government of India declared seven days of state mourning. 

Former Prime Minister

Chaudhary Charan Singh

(23 Dec 1902 – 29 May 1987)

Chaudhary Charan Singh  served as the 5th Prime Minister of India between 28 July 1979 and 14 January 1980. Historians and people alike frequently refer to him as the ‘champion of India’s peasants. Charan Singh was born on 23 December 1902 in a rural peasant Jat family and Teotia clan of village Noorpur, District Hapur. He received a Master of Arts (MA) degree in 1925 and a law degree in 1926 from Agra University. Charan Singh entered politics as part of the Independence Movement motivated by Gandhi. He was the chief architect of land reforms in Uttar Pradesh; he took a leading part in formulation and finalization of the Dept. Redemption Bill 1939, which brought great relief to rural debtors. 

Former Prime Minister

Chaudhary Charan Singh

(23 Dec 1902 – 29 May 1987)

Chaudhary Charan Singh  served as the 5th Prime Minister of India between 28 July 1979 and 14 January 1980. Historians and people alike frequently refer to him as the ‘champion of India’s peasants. Charan Singh was born on 23 December 1902 in a rural peasant Jat family and Teotia clan of village Noorpur, District Hapur. He received a Master of Arts (MA) degree in 1925 and a law degree in 1926 from Agra University. Charan Singh entered politics as part of the Independence Movement motivated by Gandhi. He was the chief architect of land reforms in Uttar Pradesh; he took a leading part in formulation and finalization of the Dept. Redemption Bill 1939, which brought great relief to rural debtors. 

SM Joshi

(12 Nov 1904 – 1 Apr 1989)

Shri S M Joshi was an extraordinary socialist from Maharashtra. His full name is Shridhar Madhav Joshi, fondly called as S M . He was born on 12th November 1904 in Ratnagiri, Maharashtra. He took admission to Ferguson college in 1925. He later obtained his LLB degree. SM was so much affectionate towards Jay Prakash Narayan. SM also supported the “Sampurna Kranti” movement  . He was  a member of the trust which was created to handle the funds collected for the movement. He was also a secretary of “Samyukta Maharashtra Samiti”. He dedicated his whole life for the socialist movement in Maharashtra. He helped Jayprakash Narayan in formation of Socialist movement. He had a huge role in formation of a All India federation of Workers. 

Founder Member Of Janata Party

SM Joshi

(12 Nov 1904 – 1 Apr 1989)

Shri S M Joshi was an extraordinary socialist from Maharashtra. His full name is Shridhar Madhav Joshi, fondly called as S M . He was born on 12th November 1904 in Ratnagiri, Maharashtra. He took admission to Ferguson college in 1925. He later obtained his LLB degree. SM was so much affectionate towards Jay Prakash Narayan. SM also supported the “Sampurna Kranti” movement  . He was  a member of the trust which was created to handle the funds collected for the movement. He was also a secretary of “Samyukta Maharashtra Samiti”. He dedicated his whole life for the socialist movement in Maharashtra. He helped Jayprakash Narayan in formation of Socialist movement. He had a huge role in formation of a All India federation of Workers. 

Founder Member Of Janata Party

Founder Member Of Janata Party

SM Joshi

(12 Nov 1904 – 1 Apr 1989)

Shri S M Joshi was an extraordinary socialist from Maharashtra. His full name is Shridhar Madhav Joshi, fondly called as S M . He was born on 12th November 1904 in Ratnagiri, Maharashtra. He took admission to Ferguson college in 1925. He later obtained his LLB degree. SM was so much affectionate towards Jay Prakash Narayan. SM also supported the “Sampurna Kranti” movement  . He was  a member of the trust which was created to handle the funds collected for the movement. He was also a secretary of “Samyukta Maharashtra Samiti”. He dedicated his whole life for the socialist movement in Maharashtra. He helped Jayprakash Narayan in formation of Socialist movement. He had a huge role in formation of a All India federation of Workers. 

Founder Member Of Janata Party

George Fernandes

(3 June 1930 – 29 Jan 2019)

George Fernandes was born on 3 June 1930 to in Mangalore to a Mangalorean Catholic family. He began work at the age of 19, organising exploited workers in the road transport industry and in the hotels and restaurants in Mangalore. He had earned a reputation of being a fiery socialist and trade union leader known for his silver-tongued oratorical skills and lucidity of thought and expression. George Fernandes should be best remembered as a trade union leader whose resistance ahead of the 1975 Emergency launched the political career of this stormy petrel from jail. Incarcerated for trying to carry out subversion activities against the state, it was his call as trade union leader of the railways that literally brought the railways to a halt in 1974. 

Founder Member Of Janata Party

George Fernandes

(3 June 1930 – 29 Jan 2019)

George Fernandes was born on 3 June 1930 to in Mangalore to a Mangalorean Catholic family. He began work at the age of 19, organising exploited workers in the road transport industry and in the hotels and restaurants in Mangalore. He had earned a reputation of being a fiery socialist and trade union leader known for his silver-tongued oratorical skills and lucidity of thought and expression. George Fernandes should be best remembered as a trade union leader whose resistance ahead of the 1975 Emergency launched the political career of this stormy petrel from jail. Incarcerated for trying to carry out subversion activities against the state, it was his call as trade union leader of the railways that literally brought the railways to a halt in 1974. 

Founder Member Of Janata Party

George Fernandes

(3 June 1930 – 29 Jan 2019)

George Fernandes was born on 3 June 1930 to in Mangalore to a Mangalorean Catholic family. He began work at the age of 19, organising exploited workers in the road transport industry and in the hotels and restaurants in Mangalore. He had earned a reputation of being a fiery socialist and trade union leader known for his silver-tongued oratorical skills and lucidity of thought and expression. George Fernandes should be best remembered as a trade union leader whose resistance ahead of the 1975 Emergency launched the political career of this stormy petrel from jail. Incarcerated for trying to carry out subversion activities against the state, it was his call as trade union leader of the railways that literally brought the railways to a halt in 1974. 

Madhu Dandavate

(21 Jan 1924 – 12 Nov 2005)

Madhu Dandvate Born on 21 January in Ahmednagar, then  Bombay Presidency, Dandavate studied and was employed as a physicist in Bombay, before participating in the Quit India Movement in 1942. politician, Dandavate was jailed during the Emergency. Serving as Railway Minister from 1977 to 1979, he initiated a number of improvements, These included the computerization of railway reservations, which reduced corruption among booking clerks and uncertainty among passengers; sanctioning the first phase of the Konkan Railway in 1978-79, with a line from Apta to Roha; and the repair or replacement of 5000 kilometres of worn-out tracks. 

Madhu Dandavate

(21 Jan 1924 – 12 Nov 2005)

Madhu Dandvate Born on 21 January in Ahmednagar, then  Bombay Presidency, Dandavate studied and was employed as a physicist in Bombay, before participating in the Quit India Movement in 1942. politician, Dandavate was jailed during the Emergency. Serving as Railway Minister from 1977 to 1979, he initiated a number of improvements, These included the computerization of railway reservations, which reduced corruption among booking clerks and uncertainty among passengers; sanctioning the first phase of the Konkan Railway in 1978-79, with a line from Apta to Roha; and the repair or replacement of 5000 kilometres of worn-out tracks. 

Madhu Limaye

(1 May 1922 – 8 Jan 1955)

Madhu Limaye was born in Pune on 1 May 1922. He was educated at the Fergusson College, Poona (now Pune). During the emergency he was detained under the Maintenance of Internal Security Act (MISA) from July 1975 to February 1977 in various Madhya Pradesh Jails. He later on Played an active part in the JP movement and in an effort to create a united opposition party, Janta Party and served as General secretary in 1977–79. Yadav and Sharad Yadav. The library of Dr. Ram Manohar Lohiya National Law University, Lucknow (RMLNLU), the Madhu Limaye Library, is named after him. He died like a common person on 8 January 1995. Meanwhile, he never gave up on simplicity, restraint and principles. He did what he thought was right. It is another matter that some of his views were controversial, but his intentions were never wrong.

Madhu Limaye

(1 May 1922 – 8 Jan 1955)

Madhu Limaye was born in Pune on 1 May 1922. He was educated at the Fergusson College, Poona (now Pune). During the emergency he was detained under the Maintenance of Internal Security Act (MISA) from July 1975 to February 1977 in various Madhya Pradesh Jails. He later on Played an active part in the JP movement and in an effort to create a united opposition party, Janta Party and served as General secretary in 1977–79. Yadav and Sharad Yadav. The library of Dr. Ram Manohar Lohiya National Law University, Lucknow (RMLNLU), the Madhu Limaye Library, is named after him. He died like a common person on 8 January 1995. Meanwhile, he never gave up on simplicity, restraint and principles. He did what he thought was right. It is another matter that some of his views were controversial, but his intentions were never wrong.

Mrinaltai Gore

(24 Jun 1928 – 17 Jul 2013)

Mrinal Gore was born on 24 June 1928 as Mrinal Mohile in a Marathi CKP family and was a medical student. She belonged to that special set of women who took to politics in a period when it was virtually unthinkable for women to be involved in public work. Influenced by Mahatma Gandhi’s Quit India exhortation as a youngster, Mrinal chucked a promising career in medicine to devote herself to organizing the poor and the disenfranchised. She and her husband, Keshav Gore, also a socialist, worked on building better civic infrastructure for the masses.  and were jailed for leading protests and satyagrahas.

Mrinaltai Gore

(24 Jun 1928 – 17 Jul 2013)

Mrinal Gore was born on 24 June 1928 as Mrinal Mohile in a Marathi CKP family and was a medical student. She belonged to that special set of women who took to politics in a period when it was virtually unthinkable for women to be involved in public work. Influenced by Mahatma Gandhi’s Quit India exhortation as a youngster, Mrinal chucked a promising career in medicine to devote herself to organizing the poor and the disenfranchised. She and her husband, Keshav Gore, also a socialist, worked on building better civic infrastructure for the masses.  and were jailed for leading protests and satyagrahas.