Who had Proposed Partyless Democracy in India? (a) S Adange (b) Jayaprakash Narayan (c) Mahatma Gandhi

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Updated on: November 9th, 2023

Jayaprakash Narayan proposed the system of partyless democracy in India. He was known as JP and lived from 1902 to 1979. Jayaprakash Narayan was an activist involved in the Indian independence struggle. He was also a socialist, theorist, and active political leader. JP was also commonly known as ‘Lok Nayak’, or People’s Leader.

Proposal for Partyless Democracy in India

The system of partyless democracy in India was first proposed by the socialist-theorist Jayaprakash Narayan. JP is best known for calling for a peaceful total revolution against then-Prime Minister Indira Gandhi in the mid-1970s.

  • Jayaprakash Narayan was posthumously awarded the Bharat Ratna in 1999 in recognition of his social service.
  • In 1948, JP led a socialist group that broke away from the Congress party.
  • The People’s Socialist Party was formed after the merger of the same group with a Gandhian party.
  • Jayaprakash Narayan is also referred to as the Hero of the Quit India Movement.

He was an activist working for the independence of India and was also involved in politics. Narayan called for a total revolution against the Indira Gandhi government in the mid-1970s.

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