Swatantra Bharat Party

Anil Ghanwat led a successful protest along outside SEBI, Mumbai, with senior leaders of Swatantra Bharat Party and Shetkari Sanghatana 22 January 2023 Anil Ghanwat, Lalit Bahale, Seema Narod and other farmer leaders and members of Swatantra Bharat Party planting Bt brinjal at SriGonda in Ahmednagar to launch the Feed India civil disobedience movement. 17 February 2022 Sanjay Sonawani, then President of Swarna Bharat Party, launched a national movement for good governance by marching from Raj Ghat to Delhi Police HQ 2 October 2016 Eminent journalist Swami Aiyar visited Bhadohi during the party's campaign for 3 assembly seats in Bhadohi district in U.P. 28 February 2022 SBP lodged a petition with the Bhadohi District Magistrate to directly fund parents through school vouchers so that parents can choose where to send their child. 26 November 2021

Swatantra Bharat Party, led by Anil Ghanwat of Maharashtra, is India's national liberal party.

The eternal principles of freedom and liberalism which informed Ambedkar’s drafting of India’s Constitution and Rajaji’s Swatantra Party (1959-1974), also underpin our party:

– Fundamental rights (including the primacy of property rights)

– Liberty (including freedom of speech and occupation)

– Good governance (rule of law, justice, optimal regulation)

Note: Swatantra Bharat Party is the name of the party formed in 2022 by the merger of Swatantra Bharat Paksha (commenced 1994) into Swarna Bharat Party (commenced 2013). Old content on this website will continue to bear the name, Swarna Bharat Party. 

Current issues for the Party

Protests against onion export ban: Anil Ghanwat was placed under house arrest on 11 January 2024 to stop the party’s protests against PM Modi regarding the government’s ban on onion exports 

SEBI protests: Open Letter to Chairman, SEBI (17 January 2022)

Press release: Call to abjure lockdowns and border closures in India

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FOR PUBLIC COMMENT:A draft Discussion Paper on Agriculture Policy (PDF) – this is constantly updated. Please provide feedback.  For farmers’ input: Please comment on this draft Memorandum to the PM: in English | in Hindi
31 March 2022:Letter the Supreme Court regarding misdemeanours by opponents of the 2020 Farm Laws
21 March 2022:[PDF] Report of the Supreme Court Committee on Farm Laws | Press Release by Anil Ghanwat
17 February 2022:Feed India Paper. The Feed India civil disobedience movement (Kisan Satyagraha #2) was launched on 17 February 2022
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Recent Press Releases

Press release: Call to abjure lockdowns and border closures in India

December 24, 2022

National Press release 24 December 2022 Sh. Anil Ghanwat, the President of Swatantra Bharat Party today raised concerns about reports that the government of India is once again thinking of...

Press release: Indefinite protest in front of SEBI office if the ban on agricultural commodities is not lifted

December 22, 2022

Issued on 22 December 2022 by Anil Ghanwat, President A year ago, SEBI had imposed a one-year ban on trading of nine agricultural futures covering seven agricultural products and futures...

Press Release: Letter to the Supreme Court regarding misdemeanours by opponents of the 2020 Farm Laws

March 31, 2022

31 March 2022 PRESS RELEASE [PDF | Word] Letter to the Supreme Court [PDF-signed letter| PDF unsigned | Word] Sh. Anil Ghanwat, President of Swatantra Bharat Party and member of the...

Press Release: Swarna Bharat Party has been renamed as Swatantra Bharat Party

March 28, 2022

PRESS RELEASE 28 March 2022 On 28 March 2022 the incoming merger of Swatantra Bharat Paksha into Swarna Bharat Party was completed. As part of the merger, the party is now...

A consolidated video regarding the 2020 farm laws and the Report of the Supreme Court Committee

March 27, 2022

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3Wgwxv1oREs Issues covered: Bhupinder Singh Mann and his family were threatened by anti-national forces, forcing him to recuse himself from the Committee (00:04) Yogendra Yadav has admitted to inciting farmers...

Major Recommendations of the Supreme Court Committee on Farm Laws

March 21, 2022

This is part of supplementary information being provided to the Press today at 12 noon IST, 21 March 2022, to accompany the release of the Report of the Supreme Court...

Press release – Report of the Supreme Court Committee on Farm Laws

March 21, 2022

21 March 2022 PRESS RELEASE  QUICK LINKSPress release in PDF | Word Op-ed on 21 March 2022 in ThePrint I’m making public the Supreme Court panel report on farm laws....

Discussion Paper on Agriculture Policy

February 25, 2022

Swatantra Bharat Party is preparing a Discussion Paper on Agriculture Policy. Please send your suggestions to discussion@swatantra.org.in. Incomplete preliminary draft: https://swatantra.org.in/Documents/Discussion/DiscussionPaperAgriculture-draft.pdf 21 March 2022: The complete Preliminary Draft of the Discussion...

Why Swatantra Bharat Party

Countless restrictions on freedom and opportunity have blocked India’s progress despite achieving independence.

The Ambedkar Constitution, which would have ranked among the best in the world, was almost entirely re-written by governments starting with Nehru – to destroy the slightest semblance of property rights and freedom. 

Ever since it achieved independence, there’s no assurance of basic safety and security for the common man. The justice system is largely defunct. There are high levels of crime and corruption. It is virtually impossible to run a business in India without bribing someone or another – with all the attendant uncertainty and costs. 

By all international benchmarks India is close to a banana republic. All ruling political parties have failed because they believe in command-and-control  USSR-type socialism, with the heavy hand of the state blocking free enterprise at every step. The farmer, in particular, has virtually no freedom. 

Our Party brings together forces of Indian liberalism represented in the ideas of Gandhiji, Rajaji, Patel, Ambedkar and Sharad Joshi. Our policies that meet rigorous tests of analysis, provide the means to make India the world’s most successful and powerful country. We will make India the land of freedom and opportunity – greater than the West has ever been. Our best people find it worthwhile to stay back in India and raise their families. The best people from across the world will make a beeline to live and work in the India that our party will create.

Most of the systemic changes we will implement will take three years from the date of forming a majority government in parliament and in the states.

All that is needed now is a country that wants change.   

Free books from the Party’s thought leaders

Breaking free of Nehru | The Discovery of Freedom | Seeing the Invisible: Economics for children -by Sanjeev Sabhlok

Down to Earth | What went wrong with Indian Independence? | Visionaries of a New Bharat – by Sharad Joshi


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