The Full Form of JDS is Janata Dal (Secular). JD(S) has political presence mainly in Karnataka and Kerala.
Janata Dal (Secular)
The JD (S) regained its roots in the Janata Party organized by Jayaprakash Narayan, which united all the anti-Indira Gandhi parties under a banner for the 1977 national elections. The Janata Dal was formed in Bangalore with the merger of the Janata Party with smaller opposition parties in 1988. In 1996, the party reached its peak when Mr. H.D. Deve Gowda became the Prime Minister of India, head of the United Front (UF) coalition government.
In 1999, when some senior party leaders decided to join hands with the BJP-led NDA, the party split vertically with self-styled socialist secular leaders, including the late Professor Madhu Dandavate along with Mr. Deve Gowda went. The 2004 elections in Karnataka saw the party’s fortunes again with the Janata Dal (Secular) becoming part of the ruling coalition in the state. Subsequently, the leader of the party, Mr. H. D. Kumaraswamy led a popular coalition government in the state for 20 months.
New Delhi, 11 November: Lok Sabha Member Shri M. P. The Kerala state unit of JD (S) led by Virendrakumar, who led the party’s national president, Mr. H. D. Having parted ways with Deve Gowda, today formally returned to the original party. Janata Dal (Secular) General Secretary and Spokesperson Mr. Danish Ali announced that the party will inform the Election Commission in writing that Mr. Virendrakumar’s suspension from the original party has been canceled and he has been appointed as the Chairman of the Kerala State Committee. Party has been restored.
The full form of JDS is Janata Das (Secular)
Any primary member can become an active member, by making a biennial nomination of 25 primary members, signing a declaration in Form B and fulfilling the following conditions.
- He would nominate himself as a subscriber to at least one party journal.
- He is 18 years of age or older.
- He is a habitual wearer of hand-spun and handwoven khadi.
- He avoids alcoholic beverages and drugs.
- He does not observe or recognize untouchability in any shape or form.
- He believes in communal unity and has respect for the faith of others.
- He undertakes a minimum training and a minimal task, as may be determined by the National Executive.