Jana Sangh


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Jana Sangh

(ˈdʒʌnə ˈsʌŋɡ)
n
(Government, Politics & Diplomacy) a political party in India from 1951 to 1977; in 1977 it merged with several other parties to form the Janata Party. After the Janata Party split in 1980, it re-formed as the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP)
[Hindi, literally: people's party]
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15 (ANI): A statue of Jana Sangh founder Syama Prasad Mukherjee was found damaged in Assam's Kokrajhar district.
IANS New Delhi The attacks on statues snowballed into a major political storm on Wednesday when busts of Dalit icon BR Ambedkar in Meerut and Jana Sangh founder Syama Prasad Mookerjee in Kolkata were damaged, forcing Prime Minister Narendra Modi and BJP President Amit Shah to speak tough against vandalism and warning the guilty of stern action.
In Kolkata, members of ultra-Left student outfit "Radical" vandalised and defaced a statue of Jana Sangh founder and ideologue Syama Prasad Mookerjee at the Keoratola crematorium, police said.
I was in Pune meeting a friend for a story on Jana sangh leader Savarkar that I was doing for The Week, (magazine) when he asked me to meet his friend Nupur Biyani.
He shamelessly admitted that he voluntarily participated in the Satyagraha Movement propagated by Jana Sangh to show his strong support to Mukti Bahini created by the RAW.
The role of Shyama Prasad Mukherjee-- founder of the Bharatiya Jana Sangh that was the political wing of the RSS before the BJP-- is also expected to be recalled in the book.
Akali Dal, Jana Sangh, CPI, CPI-M, and Republican Party.
He is often described as a 'loose cannon' but he perhaps endeared himself to the Jana Sangh (precursor of the BJP) in late 1960s and early 1970s because he took on the then powerful figure of Indira Gandhi and the Nehru-Gandhi family in general.
He also openly admitted that he had gone to Delhi in 1971 to participate in the Satyagraha Movement launched by Jana Sangh as a volunteer to garner support for the Mukti Bahini soldiers.
Modi very bluntly admitted that he was one of the young volunteers who came to Delhi in 1971 to participate in the Satyagraha Movement launched by Jana Sangh as a volunteer to garner support for the Mukti Bahini members.
When the party became marginalized after the involvement of its members in Gandhi's murder, Syama Prasad Mookerjee, also a Hindu Mahasabha stalwart, left the party and launched the Bharatiya Jana Sangh, the source of the BJP's ideology.
In 1980, Vajpayee restarted the Jana Sangh as Bharatiya Janata Party, when the Janata Party government collapsed.