Party Members

Ms. Chandralekha | President of Janata Party, Tamilnadu State.

Ms. Chandralekha

Born on July 25, 1947 at Dindugul, TamilNadu, Ms. V.S. Chandralekha is a well known lady holding the position of State President of TamilNadu – Janata Party.
Ms. V.S.Chandralekha has good academic records. She finished her M.A (Economics) in 1968 at Presidency College, Madras University.
Ms. V.S.Chandralekha joined the Indian Administrative Service in accord to save the nation and she was alloted to the TamilNadu cadre. Later after 21 years of service, she resigned from IAS and joined in Janata Party, headed by Dr. Subramanian Swamy. She is the State President of Janata Party from 1992 till date.

Her experience as an Indian Administrative Officer includes
• Chairman & Managing Director, TamilNadu Industrial Development Corporation (1991-92).
• Chairman, Women’s Development Corporation (1988 – 90).
• Director, Rural Development & Secretary to Government, Rural Development (1985-88).
• District Collector, South Arcot & Madurai (1980-85).
• General Manager, Civil Supplies Corporation & Deputy Secretary, Food (1976-80).
• Sub Collector, Chengalpet & Cheran Mahadevi (1973-75).

Mr. J. Jaya Sankar | President of Janata Party, Kerala State.

Name : JayaSankar. J
Address : Kamalaj, Sasthamangalam, Thiruvananthapuram-695010
Phone Residence : 0471-320080/328506
Phone Office : 0471-330520

Political Background : Hails from a very famous Nair family in Chavara Quilon the central Travancore namely “Sankaramangalam”. The family has contributed in all means to the Freedom movement. My Uncle Adv. Velayudhan Pillai was the single General Secretary of KPCC and my grandmother was active in Congress politics in a time where orthodox women were restricted in socio-political activities are mentioned in the autobiography of Sri Mannathu Padmanaban, the founder of the Nair Service Society(N.S.S)

I joined politics in my college days.During 1970-72 was an active worker of AISF, the student wing of the CPI. Was the Chairman of College unit when NSS formed N.D.P.,the political wing of Nair Service Society joined N.D.P. Worked as the Chairman of unit of D.S.U.student wing of NDP for two years and was elected as the State General Secretary of DSU. After college days worked with NDYF youth wing of NDP and working as the state Vice President. It was this time in 1987,Ii met Dr.Subramanian Swamy and had an opportunity to talk to him for quite a long time. That meeting with him was a turning point in my life, which changed my political outlook drastically. A new fresh national outlook and a politics above region, religion and caste was induced in that meeting with Dr.Subramanian Swamy, the greatest son of India, the one man army against corruption ,caste and religion. Joined Janata Party the same day and worked as the State President of Yuva Janata. After 10 years as Yuva Janata President elected as the State President of Yuva Janata. After 10 years as Yuva Janata President elected as the State General Secretary Head Quarters.In 1998, the State Committee immediately elected me as the State President.

Educational Qualification : Completed three year B.Com Degree of Kerala University. After completing graduation worked as Medical Representative of reputed company, then started own Medical distribution.
In 1980, went to UAE and worked there as an Executive in a Shipping company.
Returned to India in 1985 and started own export business. Presently doing Export and owns a marketing network of consumer durable.

Present Status : President of Janata Party Kerala State Committee. Chairman & Managing Director “Express Malayalam daily”a Malayalam Newspaper from Trichur ,Kerala. Laison officer of Apollo Tyres.

Father : Prof.P.S.Janardhanan Nair
Head of the Department of Statistics(Rtd)
University of Kerala.
Mother : Late Madhavi Pillai Amma (Kamali)
Wife : Shanta – House Wife
Children : S.KamaluJ.Sabari Janardhanan
One brother and one sister.
Sister’s husband is the C & M.D of Hindustan Latex a Govt. of India Concern.
Brother working as Manager Stores &Purchase in NTC.

Mr. B. Subbayya shetty | President of Janata Party, Karnataka State

Mr. B. Subbayya shetty

Belongs to an agricultural family. Took part in Indian Independence movement while he was a high school student. An active rural social worker as a student. As a student, he was a volunteer to teach primary school students belonging to scheduled castes. A mountaineer and interested in Sports and Chess.

Lawyer by profession. A trade union activist. He was the founder President of many workers ‘Unions including Canara Dock Workers Union, beedi Workers Union, Tile Workers Union, Hotel Workers Union etc. He belonged to the INTUC.

A member of Karnataka Legislative Assembly from Surathkal Constituency. He was the first Minister for land reforms and Minister for Power and Electricity and Minister for Information. He served as Minister for Education. He worked as the All India General Secretary and Secretary for the Parliamentary Board of Janata Party, headed by Dr. Subramanian Swamy. At present, he is the President of Karnataka State Janata Party and the member of Parliamentary Board of the Janata Party.

He is secular in his approach and as a strong believer in “Sarve Janaa Sukhino Bhavantu” ( Let all people be happy) – a bedrock of Hinduism, and as a believer that those who do not practise this fundamental principle cannot be a Hindu, is a Hindu by belief. He is a widely traveled man

Mr. Arvind Chaturvedi | National General Secretary, Janata Party

Mr. Arvind Chaturvedi

Born on 24,1954
Education in Kanpur. Completed Masters in Statistics from I.I.T. Kanpur and Masters in Economics from Kanpur University.

Political Positions

1987 All India Secretary Yuva Lok Dal (Youth wing of Lok Dal)
1988 All India Secretary Yuva Janata (Youth wing of Janata Party)
1989-92 All India Secretary Janata Party
1992-93 President, Delhi State, Janata Party
1993-contd National General Secretary, Janata Party.
Secretary Central Parliamentary Board, Janata Party
Editor-in-chief JANATA BULLETIN (Monthly organ of Janata Party) Since 1992.
1994- Convenor, Brahmin Swabhiman Andolan Samiti, New Delhi

Other semi-political positions:

• Additional Private Secretary to Union Minister of Commerce, Law & Justice.
(Dr. Subramanian Swamy 1991-92)
• Member, National Youth Council, Govt. of India(1990-92)
• Member, National Literacy Mission Authority, Govt. of India(1997 – onwards)
• Member, Zonal Railway Users Consultative Committee (NZ) of Railway, Govt. of India (1995-97)
• Member, Hindi Salahkar Samiti, Minister of Finance, Govt. of India (1992-95)

Social Organisations

• Founder President: Jagrook Upbhokta Samaj (Regd.)
(Society for Consumer Protection)
• Founder President: Police-Nagrik Sahyog Parishad (Regd. Society for Communal Harmony).


• For the last 22 years engaged in Teaching, Research & Consultancy in Marketing Research area. Conducted a large number of assignments for corporate groups in Private Sector. Also conducted research studies for UNICEF. Taught at Administrative Staff College of India, Hyderabad.
• Presented research papers in national level Seminars in Economics.
• Authored a research-based book “Consumption Expenditure Inequalities in Rural India”. Published by Birla Foundation for Economic Research, New Delhi.

Present Professional Assignment

• Visiting Faculty (teaching “MARKETING RESEARCH & MANAGERIAL ECONOMICS” to students in MBA programme).
EMPI Business School, New Delhi.
Institute of Marketing & Management, New Delhi.
• Resident Director (School of Communications & Management Studies, Cochin).
• Self Employed Consultant in M.R.


Married to Neena(1983).
Have two children (Daughter-Shilpi, 15 years and son Akshay, 10 years)
Wife is Enforcement Officer, Employees Provident Fund Orgn. (Regional Office-Delhi).


• Contributed more than 300 articles in English & Hindi in leading publications.
• Produced features for All-India Radio (National Broadcast/Delhi).
• Collections of poems: “Nakabon ke Shahar Mein”, Published in 1995 with grant from Hindi Academy, • Delhi.
• Editor: Swabhiman Andolan Patrika(Hindi, monthly)


• Traveled widely in India.
•Attended international conference of Youth: Pyongyong, North Korea, (1989) and Vallencia, Spain, (1987).
•Traveled to Afghanistan, Kuwait, UAE, Singapore, Switzerland etc.

Mr. Jagdish V. Shetty | National General Secretary, Janata Party

Jagdish V. Shetty, National General Secretary of Janata Party is a product of the Emergency and Lok Nayak Jaiprakash Narayanan’s movement and has been a member of the Janata Party since its formation in 1977.

Based in Bombay, Jagdish Shetty has risen to the top now after having held various positions from polling Booth incharge, Ward office bearer, District Office bearer, Bombay city President and Maharastra State President and has vast experience and exposure to grassroot politics, party and organisation activities although only 42 years of age.

Jagdish Shetty came in contact with Dr. Subramanian Swamy in 1977 and has been his close associate for the last 22 years and associated with Dr.Swamy’s Bombay constituency activities between1977 and 1984 when Dr. Swamy was twice elected as a Janata Party M.P. to the Lok Sabha from MUMBAI.

Born on 2nd October 1957 at Nasik in Maharastra State, Mr. Jagdish Shetty is a graduate from Bombay University and also holds a Diploma in Public Relations and on the Board of Directors of many companies and has exposure to legal matters. Mr. Shetty has been associated with many consumer rights organisations has been in the past member of the Censor Board, Railway User’s committee, etc. During Dr. Swamy’s tenure as Union Law, Justice and Commerce Minister, Mr. Shetty served as Dr. Swamy’s Special Assistance.

Mr. Shetty is married to Smt. Mavis Shetty and has one son – Aashish Shetty and one daughter Ashveeta.

Mr. Manoj Shamjibhai Mehta | President of Janata Party, Maharashtra State

Name : Manoj Shamjibhai Mehta
Address : 6, Vraj Apartment
Navroji Lane,
Ghatkopar (West),
Mumbai – 400086
Telephone No : Res – 5161039
Factory – 5140375
Date of Birth : January 26, 1957
Education : Inter Science
Profession : Packaging and Printing
Current Position : President Janata Party, Maharashtra