|Janata Dal (Secular)
जनता दल (सेक्युलर)
ಜನತಾ ದಳ (ಸೆಕ್ಯುಲರ್)
|Leader||H. D. Deve Gowda|
|Founder||H. D. Deve Gowda|
|Headquarters||5, Safdarjung Lane, New Delhi, India-110003|
|Student wing||Student Janata Dal|
|Youth wing||Yuva Janata Dal|
|Women’s wing||Mahila Janata Dal|
|ECI Status||State Party|
|National convener||H. D. Deve Gowda|
|Seats in Lok Sabha||2 / 545|
|Seats in Rajya Sabha||1 / 245|
|Email id||[email protected], [email protected], [email protected]|
|Preceded by||Janata Dal|
The JDS, formed in 1999, had its origins in the Janata Party, founded in 1977 as a coalition of several smaller parties that combined forces to oppose the Indian National Congress. In 1988 the Janata Party and other smaller parties merged to form the Janata Dal (JD). In 1996, Janata Dal party reached its pinnacle when H. D. Deve Gowda became Prime Minister of India, heading the United Front (UF) coalition government.
Janata Dal Secular Prominent Members
- H. D. Deve Gowda,President of JDS, former Prime Minister of India and Former Chief Minister of Karnataka.
- N. M. Joseph,Vice President of JDS.
- Kunwar Danish Ali, National Secretary General of Janata Dal (Secular).
- H. D. Kumaraswamy, former Chief Minister of Karnataka,son of former Prime Minister of India H.D. Deve Gowda and Karnataka State President of JDS.
- S.Bangarappa, Former Chief Minister of Karnataka.
- Neelalohithadasan Nadar, Kerala State President of Janata Dal (Secular) (Former Minister Govt of Kerala ; Former Member of Parliament, Govt of India)
- H.D.Revanna,(Former Minister,Present MLA,Karnataka),Son of H.D.DeveGowda
- Mathew T. Thomas, former Kerala State President of Janata Dal (Secular) and Kerala State Minister for Water Resources.
- Basavaraj Horatti ,(Former Minister,7th time consecutive MLC,Karanataka)
JDS Karnataka Election History
JDS Karnataka Assembly Election
|Year||Assembly Election||Seats Contested||Seats Won||Votes Secured||Percentage Of Votes|
JDS Karnataka Lok Sabha Election
|Year||Lok Sabha Election||Seats Contested||Seats Won||Votes Secured||Percentage Of Votes|
|2004||14th Lok Sabha||28||02||51,35,205||20.45%|
|2009||15th Lok Sabha||21||03||33,35,530||13.58%|
|2014||16th Lok Sabha||25||02||34,06,465||11.00%|