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Nishad Party
LeaderSanjay Nishad
Founded2016
Political positionCentre-left
Colours Blue
ECI Statusregistered unrecognized party
AllianceNational Democratic Alliance
Website
Official Website

The Nishad Party is a political party in India. The Nishad Party was founded in 2016. Nishad Party means "Nirbal Indian Shoshit Hamara Aam Dal". The Nishad Party was formed for empowerment of Nishad, Kewats, Bind, and other communities whose traditional occupations centred on rivers, such as boatmen or fishermen. Its founder is Sanjay Nishad, a former member of the Bahujan Samaj Party. According to Nishad, a separate party representing these communities was essential as although they had played an integral role in the victories of BSP and Samajwadi Party, benefits were restricted to dominant backward castes like Yadavs.[1][2][3][4]

The Nishad Party ran 100 candidates in the 2017 Uttar Pradesh Legislative Assembly election in alliance with Peace Party of India, the Apna Dal and the Jan Adhikar Party.[2] In the election swept by the BJP, the NISHAD party won only the Gyanpur constituency.[5] Party leader Sanjay Nishad came third in Gorakhpur Rural polling 35,000 votes.[6]

For the 2018 bye-elections to Phulpur and Gorakhpur Lok Sabha seats, Samajwadi Party tied up with a number of smaller parties, including Nishad Party to extend its social base beyond Yadavs and Muslims. Sanjay Nishad's son, Praveen Kumar Nishad was selected as the Samajwadi candidate in Gorakhpur, where the Nishad community is the second largest demographic group.[6][7] In a major upset, Praveen Nishad wrested the seat from BJP, which had not lost the seat since 1989. The victory margin was 21,000 votes.[8]

On 4 April 2019, the NISHAD Party joined the National Democratic Alliance with Praveen Kumar Nishad fighting and getting elected from the Sant Kabir Nagar constituency on a BJP ticket.

References

  1. ^ Mishra, Pranshu (2 March 2017). "Nishad and Peace Party Alliance May Spoil BJP, SP, BSP Fortunes in East UP". News18. Retrieved 8 June 2019.
  2. ^ a b Smita Gupta (28 February 2017). "Nishad Party's idea of power". The Hindu.
  3. ^ As polls draw to a close, Nishads may consolidate under ‘own party’
  4. ^ Why Gorakhpur's river communities could drown SP, BJP & BSP
  5. ^ "STATISTICAL REPORT ON GENERAL ELECTION, 2012 TO THE LEGISLATIVE ASSEMBLY OF UTTAR PRADESH" (PDF). ELECTION COMMISSION OF INDIA. 6 March 2012.
  6. ^ a b "Gorakhpur: NISHAD candidate to fight on SP symbol". Economic Times. 19 February 2018.
  7. ^ Aviral Virk. "UP Bypolls: Consolidating Nishad Vote Key to Winning Gorakhpur". The Quint.
  8. ^ "How 29-year-old Praveen Kumar Nishad shook off 29-year hold of BJP in Gorakhpur". Times of India. 15 March 2018.

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