Political party in India – Samajwadi Party
The party symbol is a Bicycle which is the commuting vehicle for most of the Indian people, specially the poor people.Samajwadi Party (Socialist Party) is a political party in India. It describes itself as a democratic socialist party. It was founded on October 4, 1992. It is one of several parties that emerged when the Janata Dal (People’s Party), India’s primary opposition party prior to the BJP, was fragmented into several regional parties. Samajwadi Party is led by Mulayam Singh Yadav, the former Chief Minister of the Indian state of Uttar Pradesh and former defence minister for the term 1996-98 in the Government of India.
Samajwadi Party is a party primarily based in Uttar Pradesh, where it bases its support largely on OBCs (Other Backward Castes) and Muslims, particularly Mulayam Singh Yadav’s own Yadav caste. It has made strong attempts to gain national status, by contesting Lok Sabha and state Assembly elections around the country, but it has been unsuccessful thus far. In last assembly election in Madhya Pradesh in 2003, Samajwadi Party did significant and gained 7 seats which took it as a third largest party in the state. By winning the bye-election of Lanji (Balaghat) in 2007, its total tally reached to 8.
In the 14th Lok Sabha, it had 38 members, and was the fourth largest party in that house, its best ever tally. Besides 36 members from Uttar Pradesh, it also won one seat from Uttranchal (formerly part of U.P.) In the 15th Lok Sabha elections, Samajwadi Party has won 22 seats and is the third largest party in that houseAt present, the Samajwadi Party’s is providing outside support to the minority Manmohan Singh government at the Centre and was instrumental in supporting the nuclear deal and pulling it through.
In the recently conducted 2007 Uttar Pradesh legislative elections, the S.P won 96 seats and is the main opposition party in the U.P. State Assembly.Samajwadi Party is spreading its roots to the south too. Jaya Prada has taken up the leadership in Andhra Pradesh.
If the Samajwadi Party is voted to power in the future, all statues and other constructions will be razed to ground. Samajwadi party will constantly work for the downtrodden, minorities and socially backward classes.
Party idealogue is Dr. Rammanohar Lohia was one of the most eminent personalities of India’s freedom struggle and socialist movement. A true and articulate champion of the cause of the downtrodden, the oppressed and the exploited, Dr. Lohia had made social service.