Revolutionary Socialist Party (Bolshevik)
Revolutionary Socialist Party of Kerala (Bolshevik) [RSP(B)] was formed as a splinter-group from Revolutionary Socialist Party
Revolutionary Socialist Party (India)
Revolutionary Socialist Party is a Marxist-Leninist political party in India. The party was founded on March 19, 1940 and has its roots in the Bengali liberation movement Anushilan Samiti and the Hindustan Socialist Republican Army. The party got around 0,4% of the votes and three seats in the Lok...
or Keralam is an Indian state located on the Malabar coast of south-west India. It was created on 1 November 1956 by the States Reorganisation Act by combining various Malayalam speaking regions....
in 2001. The party leader at the time of its formation was Baby John
Baby John was a senior leader of Revolutionary Socialist Party . Previously he was General Secretary of Revolutionary Socialist Party...
, formerly an important RSP leader in Kerala.
RSP(B) joined the United Democratic Front
United Democratic Front (India)
United Democratic Front is an alliance of political parties of Kerala state in India. This alliance is led by the Indian National Congress....
, the alliance in Kerala which is led by the Indian National Congress
Indian National Congress
The Indian National Congress is one of the two major political parties in India, the other being the Bharatiya Janata Party. It is the largest and one of the oldest democratic political parties in the world. The party's modern liberal platform is largely considered center-left in the Indian...
. The party won two seats in the Kerala Legislative Assembly, Shibu Baby John (Baby John's son) and Babu Divakaran, in the 2001 state election. In total the party had put up four candidates in the state elections that year. Together the four candidates got 215 562 votes (1,37% of the votes in the state). After the 2001 elections, the RSP(B) became part of the state government. Babu Divakaran became the Minister of Labour in the state government.
In 2005 RSP(B) left UDF, a decision largely attributed to the party general secretary AV Thamaraksan. Babu Divakaran split away and formed the Revolutionary Socialist Party (Marxist)
Revolutionary Socialist Party (Marxist)
Revolutionary Socialist Party of India is a political party in Kerala, India. It was formed by the former Labour Minister of Kerala, Babu Divakaran in 2005. Divakaran broke away from the Revolutionary Socialist Party when the group around the RSP general secretary AV Thamaraksan decided that RSP...
. RSP(M) joined in UDF.http://www.hindustantimes.com/2005/Apr/16/181_1322228,000900020003.htm In the 2006 state elections, RSP(B) only had one candidate. In other constituencies the party supported the Left Democratic Front.
Currently RSP(B) is led by party general secretary AV Thamaraksan.
RSP(B) merged with JSS in 2009
Principal mass organizations
- United Trade Union Congress (B) (UTUC(B))
- Revolutionary Youth Front (B) (RYF(B))
- All India Progressive Students' Union (B) (AIPSU(B))
- Revolutionary Socialist PartyRevolutionary Socialist Party (India)Revolutionary Socialist Party is a Marxist-Leninist political party in India. The party was founded on March 19, 1940 and has its roots in the Bengali liberation movement Anushilan Samiti and the Hindustan Socialist Republican Army. The party got around 0,4% of the votes and three seats in the Lok...
- Kerala Revolutionary Socialist Party (Baby John)
- Revolutionary Socialist Party of India (Marxist)