Peace Party of India

Peace Party
ChairpersonMohamed Ayub
SecretaryFarooq Ahmad
FoundedFebruary 2008
HeadquartersJohra Complex, Barhalganj,
Gorakhpur - 273402 (U.P.)
IdeologyBackward classes interests
ECI StatusRecognize Party[1]
AllianceUPA
Seats in Uttar Pradesh
0 / 403

Uttar Pradesh Legislative Assembly of Uttar PradeshEdit

Year Seats Contested Seats Won Vote Share Seat change
2012 208 4 2.35% NA

The Peace Party (PP) is a political party in India. It became the sixth largest political party of India's most populous state, Uttar Pradesh, following the state legislative assembly elections of 2012. It won three seats in those elections.

The party was founded by in February 2008 by Mohamed Ayub, a surgeon and philanthropist.

It represents people who are striving for betterment of downtrodden people of India through political awareness and participation in governance. The PPI was founded with a view to present a fresh alternative to people of all classes, especially dalits, Muslims and the backward/oppressed classes, who have "been mostly used by other political parties of India as a tool to gain power" Initially, it had impact in some pockets of Uttar Pradesh but now it is spreading to other parts of India as well.

StrategyEdit

The strategy of the PPI is to bring together other like-minded parties and groups, such as the Indian Justice Party, Lok Janshakti Party, Bhartiya Samaj Party, Janvadi Party and National Lok Hit Party into one forum. The party organised Muslims and most backward communities and has gained the power of over 70 per cent Muslim vote.[citation needed]. It plants to expand its activities to other regions of India, including Bihar, Jharkhand, Uttrakhand, Delhi, Madhya Pradesh, Rajasthan, Maharashtra, Odisa, and Chhattisgarh. In 2015, the Delhi state unit of the party merged with the Aam Aadmi Party, shortly before the 2015 Delhi polls.[2]

DevelopmentEdit

The PPI first contested seats in the General Election of India, 2009, when it came ranked sixth by percentage of votes in a field that contained 124 national and regional parties. It had contested 21 of the 80 seats in Uttar Pradesh.[3][4]

In the by-elections that took place in 2010 at Domariyaganj and Lakhimpur, it secured more votes than the Samajwadi Party and Indian National Congress.

The PP contested around 208 Assembly seats in the 2012 Uttar Pradesh assembly elections, where its obtained 2.35 per cent of the vote and so ranked fifth by percentage of votes gained. Four candidates were successful in being elected:

The PP is yet to be officially recognized as either a National or State party. It had been currently allied for 2017 state elections with 'Nishad Party' and 'Apna Dal'.

  • The PP also has struggled in Maharashtra since 2010. It has fought several elections and by-elections like Bhiwandi fought by Neeta Aarad Dhulay and finished in 3rd place for 3,600 votes, won by the Samajwadi Party.

Election symbolEdit

The party has been officially assigned the "glass of water" for its symbol for contesting elections.[5][6]

Main LeadersEdit

  • Dr. Abdul Rasheed Ansari (National Vice President)
  • Dr. Abdul Mannan (Eye Surgeon), State President, Uttar Pradesh
  • Er mohammad irfan
  • Afroz Badal Jharkhand Co-Ordinator & National General Secretary
  • Riyaz khan national secretary, domariaganj
  • Mohd Akmal State Office Lucknow
  • Mohd Akram, Delhi State President
  • Azlal Khan, General secretary, Maharashtra
  • Dr. Jahangir Alvi, General Secretary of Uttar Pradesh
  • Dr. Shamim Aabdi
  • Molana Safqat Taqi gen. secretary & Maharashtra parbhari & spokesperson
  • Abdur Rahman Chaudhary; (president Maharashtra state)
  • Hafiz Arbab Farooqui, National Secretary , president MCC , Domariyaganj, Siddharth Nagar
  • Jishan Ahmed Shaikh (President Mumbai)
  • Faizan Ahmed Shaikh (Vice President Mumbai)

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "List of Political Parties and Election Symbols main Notification Dated 18.01.2013" (PDF). India: Election Commission of India. 2013. Retrieved 9 May 2013.
  2. ^ "Peace Party merges with AAP". DNA. PTI. 30 January 2015. Retrieved 30 January 2015.
  3. ^ "Uttar Pradesh: The party's on : NATION News - India Today". Indiatoday.intoday.in. 3 December 2010. Retrieved 23 February 2012.
  4. ^ "New political party PPI launched in Delhi - Rediff.com India News". Rediff.com. 14 June 2011. Retrieved 23 February 2012.
  5. ^ http://eci.nic.in/eci_main/ElectoralLaws/OrdersNotifications/Allotment_Symbol_up.pdf
  6. ^ http://online3.esakal.com/NewsDetails.aspx?NewsId=5143047147152926496&SectionId=11&SectionName=%E0%A4%AE%E0%A5%81%E0%A4%82%E0%A4%AC%E0%A4%88&NewsDate=20140327&Provider=-&NewsTitle=%27%E0%A4%AA%E0%A5%80%E0%A4%B8%20%E0%A4%AA%E0%A4%BE%E0%A4%B0%E0%A5%8D%E0%A4%9F%E0%A5%80%27%E0%A4%B9%E0%A5%80%20%E0%A4%89%E0%A4%A4%E0%A4%B0%E0%A4%B2%E0%A5%80%20%E0%A4%B2%E0%A5%8B%E0%A4%95%E0%A4%B8%E0%A4%AD%E0%A4%BE%20%E0%A4%B0%E0%A4%BF%E0%A4%82%E0%A4%97%E0%A4%A3%E0%A4%BE%E0%A4%A4

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