Information on the Jana Dal Party and its leaders, platform, and activities in the 1980's; its membership in the National Front in 1983; and on its merger with the Jatiya Party in 1984 [BGD23397.E]

Information on the Jana Dal Party is scarce among the sources consulted by the DIRB.

Please consult the attachments from Political Parties of the World and Bangladesh: A Country Study for information on the Jana Dal Party. The former provides information on both the Jana Dal (Huq) and the Jana Dal (Shahidullah) parties.

This Response was prepared after researching publicly accessible information currently available to the DIRB within time constraints. This Response is not, and does not purport to be, conclusive as to the merit of any particular claim to refugee status or asylum. Please find below the list of additional sources consulted in researching this Information Request.


Bangladesh: A Country Study. 1989. Edited by James Heitzman and Robert L. Worden. Washington, DC: Secretary of the Army, pp. 176-177.

Political Parties of the World. 1988. 3rd ed. Edited by Alan J. Day. Chicago: St. James Press, p. 52.

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