Welfare Party Kerala
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The Welfare Party of Kerala is the Kerala unit of the Welfare Party of India. It was launched on 19 October 2011 at Tagore Hall, Kozhikode.
The Welfare Party of Kerala espouses the basic ideals of inclusive democracy, social justice for Dalit-Adivasis and backward classes. It advocates for cultural diversity, religious pluralism, social conservatism and basic lifestyle development.
From 19 October 2011 to 10 November 2013, Koottil Mohammad Ali was the state President. He was succeeded by Hameed Vaniyambalam, who was elected due to popular demand in 2013.
Current office bearers are:
- State President - Hameed Vaniyambalam
- General Secretary - K.A Shafeek
- Treasurer - P. A. Abdul Hakeem
- Vice Presidents - E.C. Ayisha, Sreeja Neyyattinkara and Razak Paleri
- Secretaries - Joseph John M, Sajeed Khalid, Jabeena Irshad, P.K Abdul Rahman and Krishnan Kuniyil
- Assistant Secretaries - Faiz T.A and Mirsad Rahman
The organization has a 16-member state executive, a 33-member state working committee and a 120-member State General Council. The Welfare Party of Kerala has district committees in all 14 districts and committees in 120 assembly constituencies out of the 140 constituencies in Kerala.
In addition to participating in daily political and social questions in Kerala, the party has implemented and advocated various programs.
Janhita Rashtreeya Munnetta Yatra
The party organized a political caravan led by Vaniyambalam. The caravan was named Janahita Rashtreeya Munneta Yatra and held in 2015, from 10 April – 5 May. The Caravan was conducted ahead of local self-government elections. It went through 140 Kerala Legislative Assembly constituencies and demonstrated the growth of the party.
Opposition to demonetization
2014 Parliamentary election
The 2014 general election was the first Parliamentary Election since the formation of the Welfare Party of Kerala. In this election, the Welfare Party of Kerala contested five constituencies. The Election Commission of India allotted a gas cylinder as the Party's temporary election symbol because the Party had not yet chosen a permanent symbol.
2015 local government elections
The Party won 42 seats in Kerala.
2016 Assembly elections
The Party contested in 41 constituencies for the assembly election, but was unable to obtain a significant presence.
Federation of Indian Trade Unions (FITU) is an umbrella of trade unions under Welfare Party. There are seven sub-unions in Kerala under the FITU.
The Fraternity Movement is a student and youth movement working for a justice-based India under the idea of Fraternity.
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