Janata Dal (Secular)
जनता दल (सेक्युलर)
ಜನತಾ ದಳ (ಸೆಕ್ಯುಲರ್)
ജനതാദൾ (സെക്കുലർ)
Abbreviation JDS
Leader H. D. Deve Gowda
Founder H. D. Deve Gowda
Founded July, 1999
Headquarters 5, Safdarjung Lane, New Delhi, India-110003
Student wing Student Janata Dal
Youth wing Yuva Janata Dal
Women’s wing Mahila Janata Dal
Official Website http://www.jds.ind.in/
Political position Centre
ECI Status State Party
National convener H. D. Deve Gowda
Seats in Lok Sabha 2 / 545
Seats in Rajya Sabha 1 / 245
Election Symbol  Janata Dal (Secular) JDS
Helpline 011-23794499, 23794431
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) JDS

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
1999 11th Assembly 203 10 23,16,885 10.42%
2004 12th Assembly 220 59 52,20,121 20.77%
2008 13th Assembly 219 28 49,59,252 18.96%
2013 14th Assembly 222 40 63,29,864 20.09%

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%