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Loknayak Jayaprakash Narayan

  • Published
    15th Oct, 2021

GS-I: History

  • Important Personalities
Context

Recently, the Prime Minister paid tributes to Loknayak Jayaprakash Narayan on his Jayanti.

Prelims question:

“He was deeply influenced by Marxist ideology but he rejected the ultimate solution of “revolution” to bring down capitalism as being advocated by the Marxists and instead advocated Socialism. He joined INC in 1929 and played a key role in the formation of the Congress Socialist Party (1934), a left-wing group within the Congress Party. After independence, he left the INC and initiated an anti-Congress Campaign”.

Which among the following personalities is described above?

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Mains Question:

Who was Jayprakash Narayan and what role did he play in strengthening democracy in the country? (150 Words)

Approach:

  • Introduce by giving a brief overview about Jayprakash Narayan, Eg. he is called ‘Lok Nayak’
  • Enumerate his contributions that helped in strengthening democracy
  • Conclusion

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