The Samata Party is a political party in India, initially formed in 1994 by Former Defense & Railway Minister of India dynamic leader Late George Fernandes,
now it is led by Uday Mandal its National President & Youth Leader.
Samata Party first time launched Nitish Kumar as the Chief Minister of Bihar in 2000. It split from Janata Dal. In 2003 one faction of Samata Party merged with Janata Dal (United),
another faction led by Member of Parliament Shree Brahmanand Mandal remained in the Samata party and continued to use the party name and symbols.
In the general elections of 1996, the Samata Party formed an alliance with the Bharatiya Janta Party and won eight seats, six of which were in Bihar and one each in Uttar Pradesh and Odisha.
In the 1998 general elections, again in alliance with Bharatiya Janta Party, it won twelve seats, ten from Bihar and two from Uttar Pradesh.
In March 2000, Nitish Kumar was elected leader of the NDA for Chief Minister of Bihar post. On 3 March, he, sworn in as the Chief Minister of Bihar for the first time at the behest of the Vajpayee Government in the center. NDA and allies had 151 MLA whereas Lalu Prasad Yadav had 159 MLA in the 324-member house. Both alliances were less than the majority mark, 163. Nithish resigned because he could not prove his numbers in the house.Radhabinod Koijam became the second chief minister from Samata Party when was sworn in as Chief Minister of Manipur on 15 February 2001.
Former Defence Misnister of India
Ex M.P. (Munger)
Nitish Kumar as the Chief Minister of Bihar from 3 March 2000 to 10 March 2000
Radhabinod Koijam as the Chief Minister of Manipur from 15 February 2001 to 1 June 2001
The Election Commission of India alloted the "Flaming Torch" symbol to Shiv Sena (Uddhav Balasaheb Thackeray). The Samata Party complained to Election Commission of India, but no response by ECI, after that Samata Party filed a petition through Uday Kumar Mandal its President in Delhi High Court on 15/10/2022. The case is dishmissed by the single bench Justice Sanjeev Narula on 19/10/2022. The Party challenged in Double Judge Bench. On 03 November 2022, the bench of Judges dismissed the appeal. The party president said that they will move in Supreme Court.
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