Articles about Jayaprakash Narayan

Jayaprakash Narayan, born in 1902 in present-day Bihar, was an Indian independence activist, political leader, and socialist. He pursued higher education in the US, where he got acquainted with the Marxist ideology. On his return, he joined the Indian National Congress (INC) in 1929. Narayan was a staunch activist and experienced several run-ins with the authorities during his time in the political scene. He was arrested for the first time by the British in 1932 for participating in the civil disobedience movement during the independence struggle. In 1933, Narayan, along with other party members, formed the left-wing Congress Socialist Party within the Congress. In 1939, he was once again imprisoned by the British for opposing India’s World War II participation on Britain’s side. This time, however, he managed to escape but was arrested for the third time in 1943. Post-Independence, Narayan decided to leave the Congress in 1948 and later formed the Praja Socialist Party in 1952. However, he disengaged from politics and joined Vinoba Bhave’s Bhoodan Yajna Movement in 1954 that aimed at distributing land to the landless. Narayan was a very staunch critic of Indira Gandhi and campaigned extensively against the government and its measures, especially the Emergency. Irrespective of their ideological differences, he mobilized forces against the mighty Congress by bringing the RSS and the Jana Sangh into his movement. Narayan died in 1979 in Patna.

People wearing jackets, pants, so there's no recession: BJP MP

10 Feb 2020

Politics
People wearing jackets, pants, so there's no recession: BJP MP

Amid the ongoing economic crisis, a member of BJP has exclaimed that people can still afford jackets and pants, hence, there is no recession.

Five popular IAS officers who later turned into politicians

13 May 2019

India
Five popular IAS officers who later turned into politicians

The Indian Administrative Service (IAS) is the most prestigious and sought-after Civil Service of the country.

Fasting Anna Hazare says BJP 'used him' in 2014

04 Feb 2019

Politics
Fasting Anna Hazare says BJP 'used him' in 2014

Activist Anna Hazare, whose fast entered the sixth day on Monday, said the Bharatiya Janata Party 'used him' in 2014 and his agitation helped the saffron party come to power.

Will 'Shotgun' Shatrughan take on Modi in Varanasi next year?

12 Oct 2018

Politics
Will 'Shotgun' Shatrughan take on Modi in Varanasi next year?

Shatrughan Sinha, also known as Shotgun, might compete with Prime Minister Narendra Modi, in the upcoming 2019 Lok Sabha elections in the PM's own constituency, Varanasi.

RS disqualification: Sharad Yadav gets 10 days to provide defense

28 Oct 2017

Politics
RS disqualification: Sharad Yadav gets 10 days to provide defense

Vice-president and RS Chairman Venkaiah Naidu has reportedly given JD(U) leader Sharad Yadav 10 more days to offer his defense regarding the disqualification application filed by JD(U) floor leader Ram Singh, due to Yadav's defection.

Senior BJP leader Yashwant Sinha derides government's economic policies

27 Sep 2017

Politics
Senior BJP leader Yashwant Sinha derides government's economic policies

Former Finance Minister and senior BJP leader Yashwant Sinha lashed out at PM Modi and FM Arun Jaitley for making a "mess" of the economy.

Media briefing policy: Supreme Court tasks Centre with preparing guidelines

30 Mar 2017

India
Media briefing policy: Supreme Court tasks Centre with preparing guidelines

A three-judge bench of the Supreme Court on Wednesday ruled, "the government should finalize the draft media guidelines to protect the rights of both the accused as well as the victims of crime".