Akhil Bharatiya Loktantrik Congress

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Akhil Bharatiya Loktantrik Congress was a regional political party in the Indian state of Uttar Pradesh. It was founded in October 1997 by Naresh Agarwal along with Jagdambika Pal, Atul Kumar Singh, Bacha Pathak, Rajeev Shukla, Hari Shankar Tiwari, suresh chand Bhardwaj, Shripati Singh and Shyam Sunder Sharma. The party was formed when these leaders broke away from the Indian National Congress to join the All India Indira Congress (Tiwari), led by N. D. Tiwari which led another switched to form Loktantrik Congress.[1]

Jagdambika Pal served as the Chief Minister of Uttar Pradesh for 3 days from 21 February 1998 to 23 February 1998 when Governor of Uttar Pradesh Romesh Bhandari dismissed Kalyan Singh government. Kalyan Singh moved Allahabad High Court which termed the dismissal of government unconstitutional on 23 February 1998, thereby reinstating the Kalyan Singh government.[2][3] Naresh Agarwal was name the Deputy Chief Minister of Uttar Pradesh.[4][5][better source needed]

The party became partners in (Atul Kumar Singh) & Kalyan Singh,[6] Ram Prakash Gupta and Rajnath Singh.[7][8][9]

Electoral history


Elections MLA Contested
1999 2 4


Elections MLA Contested
1998 22 defection
2002 2 25
2007 1 2
2012 0 1


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  2. "Rediff On The NeT Elections '98: Loktantrik Congress withdraws support to Kalyan Singh govt". www.rediff.com. Retrieved 30 September 2021.
  3. "Rediff On The NeT Elections '98: Kalyan Singh sacked, Jagdambika Pal CM". www.rediff.com. Retrieved 30 September 2021.
  4. "Naresh Agrawal's Defection from SP to BJP Threatens to Throw UP RS Polls off Balance". The Wire. Retrieved 30 September 2021.
  5. "Rediff On The NeT Elections '98: Loktantrik Congress withdraws support to Kalyan Singh govt". www.rediff.com. Retrieved 30 September 2021.
  6. "Rediff On The NeT: Mega cabinet expansion in UP, 70 new ministers inducted". www.rediff.com. Retrieved 30 September 2021.
  7. Mishra, Subhash (17 February 2003). "Mayawati fuels split in Akhil Bhartiya Congress Dal, asks MLAs to join BSP". India Today. Retrieved 30 September 2021.
  8. "UPA 10 short of majority in RS". www.rediff.com. Retrieved 30 September 2021.
  9. "Uttar Pradesh assembly elections: New faces and veterans". The Indian Express. 6 February 2017. Retrieved 30 September 2021.