Dictatorial rule can only be imposed when a majoritarian government is in power; a majoritarian government was then in power with a strong energetic and popular prime minister as head of government prior to the days of the Emergency of June 1975. Alas, constitutional dignitaries and even some judges of the highest court failed us.
Indira Gandhi’s love for the outdoors set the tone of India’s environmental policies
However, it is “necessary to remind the real horrors of Emergency” to those who “may not be able to connect with the draconian period”.
Indira memorial lectures would be organised and documentaries on the life and contributions of the former prime minister would be screened during the events.
Jairam Ramesh insists his book ‘Indira Gandhi: A Life in Nature’, a new “unconventional” biography is not an attempt at “reinterpreting” or “revising” her personality but to bring out a relatively unknown side of her
The operation resulted in the death of Bhindranwale and a high casualty figure among the army, civilians and militants. The assault on Golden Temple was heavily criticised by Sikhs worldwide and had led to several Sikhs resigning from administrative positions.
Bollywood biggies including Raj Kapoor, Dilip Kumar, Manoj Kumar, Dharmendra, Vinod Khanna, Saira Banu, Sharmila Tagore and Lata Mangeshkar are posing with former PM Indira Gandhi in this throwback picture.
Mukherjee, who has had a long association with the Nehru-Gandhi family, was a senior minister in the UPA I and UPA II governments.
The plaques read: “Indira Gandhi, the then prime minister, in a self-styled dictatorial manner, ordered the Operation Blue Star
Congress president Sonia Gandhi emphasised that Indira Gandhi was devoted to secularism and treated all Indians as equals.
The Congress President and vice-president Rahul Gandhi today paid tributes to Indira Gandhi
Sonia Gandhi paid her tributes to the former prime minister Indira Gandhi on her birth anniversary.
Prime Minister Indira Gandhi told the Soviet Union that nonaligned India “will be with you in the quest for peace”.
Sanjay Gandhi was set to visit Tashkent.
Sonia brought the resolution in a meeting of the District Vigilance and Monitoring Committee she chaired in Rae Bareli, her Lok Sabha constituency.