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Who succeeded Jawahar Lal Nehru as the Prime Minister of India?
(A) Lal Bahadur Shastri
 (B) Indira Gandhi
 (C) Rajiv Gandhi
 (D) None of these

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Hint:Jawahar Lal Nehru was the first Prime Minister of India. The Prime Minister who succeeded Jawahar Lal Nehru also served as an active member in the Non-Cooperation Movement started by Mahatma Gandhi. He had his graduation from the Kashi Vidyapeeth.

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Jawahar Lal Nehru became the first Prime Minister of Independent India. His working tenure as Prime Minister of India is from 1947 to 1964. After him, Lal Bahadur Shastri was appointed as the Prime Minister of India. He led the country for 19 months from 9 June 1964 to 11 January 1966. He was born in the year 1904 on the 2nd of October in Uttar Pradesh. He was the man with a vision, and he always worked for the betterment of people with his whole heart. He joined in the Salt Satyagraha Movement of 1930, and for that, he was even sent to jail for two years.
When he was the Prime Minister of India, he promoted the White Revolution to increase the production of milk. He also signed an agreement which was named as 'Sirimavo-Shastri Pact' in the year 1964. During his tenure, a war broke out between India and Pakistan in 1965 over Kashmir.

Hence, the correct answer is option (A).

Note:Lal Bahadur Shastri also served as the leader of the Indian National Congress. His actual name was Lal Bahadur Shrivastava, but he got the title 'Shastri' after completing his degree, and since then this title is going well with his name. He was also honoured with the 'Bharat Ratna' which is the greatest civilian award in India.
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