Lok Shakti

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Lok Shakti (People's Power), a political party in India. LS was one of several parties that were formed when the Janata Dal crumbled in the mid-1990s. LS was formed in February 1997 after Ramakrishna Hegde was expelled from JD. LS emerged as a major party in Karnataka.

LS was a founding member of the National Democratic Alliance.

On December 23, 1999 LS merged with the Sharad Yadav faction of Janata Dal and Samata Party to form Janata Dal (United). One group did however oppose the merger, and continued to run LS as an independent party.

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