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Janata Party (Secular)

Janata Party (Secular)
जनता पार्टी (सेक्युलर)
Founder Raj Narain
Founded July, 1979
Politics of India
Political parties

The Janata Party (Secular) (Hindi: जनता पार्टी (धर्मनिरपेक्ष)) was an Indian political party founded by Raj Narain in July, 1979. On 16 July 1979 Charan Singh assumed its leadership and became the Prime Minister of India on 28 July 1979 with the support of the Indian National Congress (I) but resigned on 20 August 1979 after their withdrawal of support. The Janata Party (Secular) led by Charan Singh was later renamed as Lok Dal before the Indian general election, 1980[1] but officially contested in the elections under its previous name. In the elections for the 7th Lok Sabha in 1980, the party won 41 seats and received 9.39% of the total votes polled.[2]

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  1. ^ Jaffrelot, Christophe (2003). India's Silent Revolution: The Rise of The Low Castes in North Indian Politics. Delhi: Orient Longman. p. 327.  
  2. ^ "Statistical Report on General elections, 1980 to the 7th Lok Sabha, Volume I". Election Commission of India website. p. 83. Retrieved 12 April 2010. 
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