Importance of the Elections of 1967

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  • Q1

    Among the political parties that merged to form Janata Party, the Party with the largest following was -

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    Bhartiya Lok Dal

    Explanation:

    After the Congress got split into Congress (O) and Congress (I), the former, which had a more conservative agenda, merged with the much larger Bhartiya Lok Dal and other parties to form the Janata Party, which opposed Indira Gandhi’s rule.

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  • Q2

    The party, which supported the Indira Gandhi led Congress (R) till 1971 was...

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    Answer:

    Communist Party of India (CPI).

    Explanation:

    After the split in the Congress, Indira Gandhi led a minority government of Congress (R) at the centre. She was supported by the CPI till she called for early elections in 1971.

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  • Q3

    The party that became the main opposition party in Bihar, after 1967 elections, was -

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    SSP

    Explanation:

    In 1967 elections, Congress lost majority in many states. Many parties emerged as main opposition in these states. The SSP was one such party, which became the main opposition party in Bihar.

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  • Q4

    The party which achieved political dominance in the Hindi belt, in 1967, was -

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    Samyukta Vidhayak Dal

    Explanation:

    In 1967 elections, Samyukta Vidhayak Dal won several states in the Hindi belt region. This led to split within the Congress into Congress (R), under K. Kamaraj, and Congress (I), under Indira Gandhi.

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  • Q5

    The individual who was favoured by the Syndicate in 1967 was -

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    Indira Gandhi

    Explanation:

    After Lal Bahadur Shastri’s death as Prime Ministers in 1966, the Congress Syndicate, under K. Kamaraj, preferred Indira Gandhi, over Morarji Desai, for the post of Prime Minister in 1967.

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