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People's Party of Punjab

People's Party of Punjab
Leader Manpreet Singh Badal
Founded 27 March 2011
Headquarters Malout Road,
Gidderbaha (Mukatsar),
Punjab, India
Ideology Secular
Colours Saffron
ECI Status Registered Party[1]
Election symbol
Kite
Politics of India
Political parties
Elections


The People's Party of Punjab (Gurmukhi: ਪੀਪਲਜ਼ ਪਾਰਟੀ ਪੰਜਾਬ) is an Indian political party formed in March 2011 and based in Punjab. As of January 2012, the leader was Manpreet Singh Badal, a former Member of the Legislative Assembly who resigned his seat in order to found the party.

History

The People's Party of Punjab (PPP) was formed in March, 2011 by Manpreet Singh Badal, a four-time MLA in Punjab, India, who resigned from Council of Ministers of the State of Punjab, when he held the portfolio of Finance Minister and also resigned from the primary membership of Shiromani Akali Dal in October, 2010. Manpreet Singh Badal resigned his seat in the Punjab Legislative Assembly prior to announcing the new party.[2][3]

2012 Punjab State Election

The 2012 state election was the first to be contested by the party. It allied with the Communist Party of India (Marxist), the Communist Party of India and the Shiromani Akali Dal (Longowal) in a group calling itself the Sanjha Morcha (Common Front).[4][5] Badal was the chief ministerial candidate of the coalition.

The Sanjha Morcha was unsuccessful in winning any of the seats it had contested despite garnering an approximate share of 6% of the total votes polled.

References

  1. ^ "List of Political Parties and Election Symbols main Notification Dated 18.01.2013". India: Election Commission of India. 2013. Retrieved 9 May 2013. 
  2. ^ "Manpreet Singh Badal floats new party". Economic Times. 27 March 2011. Retrieved 12 July 2012. 
  3. ^ "Manpreet Badal resigns as MLA; likely to float new party". Indian Express. 26 March 2011. Retrieved 12 July 2012. 
  4. ^ "Next stop for Morcha: Poll pact with BSP". Indian Express. 18 October. Retrieved 6 January 2012. 
  5. ^ "Sanjha Morcha blows poll bugle, says Manpreet is CM candidate". Indian Express. 18 October 2011. Retrieved 6 January 2012. 

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