Narayan, Jaya Prakash

Narayan, Jaya Prakash,

1902–79. Indian political leader. He was a founder (1934) of the Congress Socialist party and later (1952) the Indian Socialist party. He was an opponent of Indira GandhiGandhi, Indira
, 1917–84, Indian political leader; daughter of Jawaharlal Nehru. She served as an aide to her father, who was prime minister (1947–64), and as minister of information in the government of Shri Lal Bahadur Shastri (1964–66).
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 and formed the coalition Janata party which successfully opposed her Congress party's bid to retain power (1977), although he did not accept political office.
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