Janathipathiya Samrakshana Samithy

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Janathipathiya Samrakshana Samithy
ChairpersonA.N. Rajanbabu[1]
SecretaryK.R. Gowri Amma[1]
Split fromCommunist Party of India (Marxist)
HeadquartersKerala State Committee Office, Iron Bridge P.O., Alleppey-688011, Kerala
Marxism[citation needed]
AllianceLeft Democratic Front

Janathipathiya Samrakshana Samithy ( translation: Association for Defence of Democracy) is a political party in the Indian state of Kerala. The party was formed in 1994 when the CPI(M) leader K.R. Gowri Amma was expelled from Communist Party of India (Marxist). She is the widow of the Communist Party of India leader T. V. Thomas.

JSS Rajan Babu group was a member of the National Democratic Alliance, the alliance in Kerala led by the BJP and JSS Sathjith GROUP is allianced with Left Democratic front in Kerala led by CPIM. JSS won four seats in the 2001 Legislative Assembly election in Kerala (the party had launched candidates in five constituencies). K.R. Gowri Amma, elected from the Aroor constituency, was the Minister for Agriculture in the A.K. Antony state government.


K.R. Gowri Amma is the General Secretary of the party. Adv AN Rajanbabu Ex MLA, Adv Sathjith V H, Ex. Chairman Are the prominent leaders of the party

Splinter Groups[edit]

Sl.No: Name of the Party Group Party Party Leader Alliances
1 JSS (Gouri) K.R. Gowri Amma Left Democratic Front
2 JSS (Sathjith) Adv. V. H. Sathjith Left Democratic Front

Defunct Groups[edit]

  1. JSS (Shaju) led by K. K. Shaju merged with Congress
  2. JSS (Umesh Challiyil) led by Umesh Challiyil merged with CPI
  3. JSS (Pradeep) led by P.S. Pradeep merged with CPI
  4. JSS (Ithihas) led by KT Ithihas, former political secretary and Ex Chairman merged with CMP CP John
  5. JSS (Rajanbabu) led by Rajanbabu merged with JSS (Gowri)

Special Notes[edit]

1. One of their prominent state leader from the beginning of the party, Adv. Sathjith,s faction make outside alliance with LDF after discussions with state leaders of LDF on 2016 march.

2. The Rajan Babu faction of the JSS Joined the NDA on 11 March 2016.This was Announced by Rajan Babu. After Discussions with BJP State President Kummanam Rajasekharan and BDJS Leader Vellappally Natesan at Kayamkulam. And he left NDA in 2019 and merge with JSS (Gowri amma)

Mass Organisations[edit]

  • Janadhipathiya Mahila samithy (JMS)
  • Janathipathiya Yuvajana Samithy (JYS)
  • Janathipathiya Trade Union Centre (JTUC)
  • Janathipathiya Karshaka Samithy (JKS)
  • kerala Karshaka Thozhilaly Union (KKTU)
  • Federation Of Democratic Employees And Teachers Organization (FDETO)
  • Janathipathya Abhibhashaka Samithi (JAS)


  1. ^ a b "Archived copy" (PDF). Archived from the original (PDF) on 10 September 2008. Retrieved 9 July 2008.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)

External links[edit]

JSS mural in Alappuzha
  • K.R. Gouri Amma's page at the official site of Kerala government [1]
  • K.R. Gouri Amma's page at Kerala Legislative Assembly site [2]
  • Election Result Aroor