Samajwadi Jana Parishad (Socialist People's Council), is a political party in India. The party was founded in 1995 by Kishan Patnaik, Bhai Vaidya and many grassroot level political organisations who believed in creating an alternative political culture. Active members of the party cannot have any association with foreign funded NGOs. The ideology of the party is Gandhian Socialism. The president of the party currently is Lingraj and the general secretary is Som Nath Tripathi. It is active in 15 states.It believes that Globalisation is a counter-revolution phase and hence associates itself with anti-globalisation struggles.