All Jharkhand Students Union

All Jharkhand Students Union or AJSU PARTY is a state political party of Jharkhand state, India. AJSU PARTY was founded on June 22, 1986, modelled after All Assam Students Union. The founders of AJSU were disillusioned with the previous political parties of Jharkhand and wanted more militant agitations. Mostly activated in Santhal Pargana (Dumka, Deoghar & Godda).

All Jharkhand Students Union
PresidentSudesh Mahto
FounderNirmal Mahto
Founded22 June 1986 (34 years ago) (1986-06-22)
HeadquartersHarmu Road Ranchi- 834001, Jharkhand [1]
ECI StatusState Party[2]
AllianceNational Democratic Alliance
(2020-Present)
(2014–2019)[3]
Seats in Lok Sabha
1 / 543
Seats in Rajya Sabha
0 / 245
Seats in Jharkhand Legislative Assembly
2 / 81
Election symbol
Banana [1]

AJSU organized general strikes and a campaign to boycott the Lok Sabha elections in 1989. By 1990 however, AJSU had taken a more pragmatic line and had candidates for the Bihar state assembly election on the Jharkhand Mukti Morcha symbol. Today, AJSU contests elections under its own name.

In the 2004 Lok Sabha elections AJSU was allied with the Bharatiya Janata Party. Ahead of the Jharkhand Legislative Assembly election, 2005, AJSU broke with the BJP-led NDA and formed an alliance with Lok Janshakti Party.

Ahead of the 2014 Jharkhand Legislative Assembly election, AJSU again allied with the BJP-led NDA.[citation needed] As results announced, AJSU won 5 seats while BJP won 37 seats in the state assembly securing the majority. AJSU party president Sudesh Mahto lost from his constituency Silli after representing it for nearly 15 years.[4]

Electoral PerformanceEdit

Lok Sabha ElectionsEdit

Lok Sabha Term Indian
General Election
Seats
contested
Seats
won
Votes Polled % of
votes
% of votes in
seats contested
State (seats)
14th Lok Sabha 2004 5 0 1,57,930 0 Jharkhand
15th Lok Sabha 2009 6 0 2,00,523 Jharkhand
16th Lok Sabha 2014 9 0 4,81,667 Jharkhand
17th Lok Sabha 2019 1 1 Jharkhand

Vidhan Sabha ElectionsEdit

Vidhan Sabha Term Jharkhand
General Election
Seats
contested
Seats
won
Votes Polled % of
votes
% of votes in
seats contested
1st Vidhan Sabha 2005 40 2 2,84,921 2.8 5
2nd Vidhan Sabha 2009 25 6 9,23,671 9.11 44.00
3rd Vidhan Sabha 2014 8 5 5,10,277 5.7 62.5
4th Vidhan Sabha 2019 52 2 820,757 5.5

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b http://eci.nic.in/eci_main/ElectoralLaws/OrdersNotifications/Symbols_Notification17.09.2010.pdf
  2. ^ "List of Political Parties and Election Symbols main Notification Dated 18.01.2013" (PDF). India: Election Commission of India. 2013. Retrieved 9 May 2013.
  3. ^ Nair, Preetha (22 November 2019). "'Break-Up With BJP Was Inevitable', Says AJSU Leader Sudesh Mahto". Outlook India.
  4. ^ http://ibnlive.in.com/news/jharkhand-elections-sudesh-mahto-loses-from-silli/519503-3-233.html