Janathipathiya Samrakshana Samithy

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Janadhipathya Samrakshana Samithi
PresidentA. V. Thamarakshan[1]
General SecretaryA. N. Rajan Babu[2]
FounderK. R. Gouri Amma
Split fromCommunist Party of India (Marxist)
HeadquartersKerala State Committee Office, Iron Bridge P.O., Alleppey-688011, Kerala
Marxism[citation needed]
Election symbol
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Janadhipathya Samrakshana Samithi ( translation: Association for Defence of Democracy) is a political party in the Indian state of Kerala. The party was formed in 1994 when the CPI(M) leader K.R. Gowri Amma was expelled from Communist Party of India (Marxist). She is the widow of the Communist Party of India leader T. V. Thomas.[3]

JSS Sathjith group is allianced with Right Democratic front in Kerala led by Indian National congress. JSS won four seats in the 2001 Legislative Assembly election in Kerala (the party had launched candidates in five constituencies). K.R. Gowri Amma, elected from the Aroor constituency, was the Minister for Agriculture in the A.K. Antony state government.

Leadership Of JSS

  • President- A. V. Thamarakshan
  • General Secretary - A. N. Rajan Babu
  • Acting President - Sanjeev Somarajan
  • Vice President - P.C. Beena kumari, P.C. Ponnappan
  • Secretary - Balaramapuram Surendran, Umesh Challiyil, Kattukulam Salim, Sivanandan Palakkad

Leadership Of JYS

  • Chairman JYS - Thomas Korassery
  • Vice Chairman JYS - Rahul Raveendran
  • State Conveniour JYS- Reji Raphel

Splinter Groups

Sl.No: Name of the Party Group Party Party Leader Alliances
1 JSS (Sathjith) Adv. V. H. Sathjith Left Democratic Front
2 JSS (National) Alex Dominic United Democratic Front
3 JSS (Socialist) Ajeesh Kumar Unaffiliated
4 JSS (Sameekritham) B. Gopan Unaffiliated

Defunct Groups

  1. JSS (Rajanbabu) led by Rajanbabu merged with JSS (official)
  2. JSS (Shaju) led by K. K. Shaju merged with Congress
  3. JSS (Pradeep) led by P.S. Pradeep merged with CPI
  4. JSS (Ithihas) led by KT Ithihas, former political secretary and Ex Chairman merged with Communist Marxist Party (John)
  5. JSS (Secular) led by Varinjam Rajeev merged with All India Forward Bloc

Special Notes

1. One of their prominent state leader from the beginning of the party, Adv. Sathjith,s faction make outside alliance with LDF after discussions with state leaders of LDF on 2016 march.

2. The Rajan Babu faction of the JSS Joined the NDA on 11 March 2016.This was Announced by Rajan Babu. After Discussions with BJP State President Kummanam Rajasekharan and BDJS Leader Vellappally Natesan at Kayamkulam. And he left NDA in 2019 and merge with JSS (Gowri amma)

Mass Organisations

  • Janadhipathiya Mahila samithy (JMS)
  • Janathipathiya Yuvajana Samithy (JYS)
  • Janathipathiya Trade Union Centre (JTUC)
  • Janathipathiya Karshaka Samithy (JKS)
  • kerala Karshaka Thozhilaly Union (KKTU)
  • Federation Of Democratic Employees And Teachers Organization (FDETO)
  • Janathipathya Abhibhashaka Samithi (JAS)


  1. https://www.madhyamam.com/kerala/local-news/trivandrum/--847829
  2. "Gouri removed as JSS general secretary". the hindu.com.
  3. Radhakrishnan, S. Anil (11 May 2021). "Veteran Communist leader K R. Gouri Amma no more" – via www.thehindu.com.

External links

JSS mural in Alappuzha
  • K.R. Gouri Amma's page at the official site of Kerala government [1]
  • K.R. Gouri Amma's page at Kerala Legislative Assembly site [2]
  • Election Result Aroor