Prime Minister Morarji Desai said he was determined to effect a thorough change in administration so that “the rulers become real servants of the people”.
The summons issued to former Prime Minister Indira Gandhi by the Chief Metropolitan Magistrate, P K Jain, for her appearance on February 9 in the court in connection with the two complaints filed by the Shah Commission, have been served on her.
Addressing a large public meeting in Yavatmal (Maharashtra), Mrs Gandhi said even if others, who were responsible for the mistakes and excesses were not willing to own up, she would own the responsibility for those mistakes as well.
Rajeswar was awarded the Padma Vibhushan in 2012. He is survived by a son and a daughter, Sujatha Singh, a former IFS officer.
Tumhari Sulu actor Vidya Balan is all set to play the former Prime Minister Indira Gandhi in a project based on journalist-author Sagarika Ghose’s book “Indira: India’s Most Powerful Prime Minister.”
In his letter to JP, he expressed the opinion that JP’s “wise counsel and statesmanship have contributed not only to India but to the freedom-loving people of all countries”
Within hours of the statement, seven pro-Indira leaders — Kamlapati Tripathi, Syed Mir Kasim, P.V. Narasimha Rao, Veerendra Varma, Buta Singh, A.P. Sharma and Maragatham Chandrasekhar — resigned from the Congress Working Committee in protest against Devraj Urs’s suspension.
In the documentary, Jo Larey Deen ke Het, Parkash Singh Badal gets a certificate as the “most acceptable Sikh leader for Hindus” and Indira Gandhi is accused of hatching a conspiracy to attack the Golden Temple because of her hatred of Sikhs who did not support the Emergency
After months of dilly-dallying over the issue, the Cabinet is believed to have come to the conclusion that the government must live up to the ruling party’s election promise of scrapping MISA which was enacted by Mrs Gandhi’s regime
On her birth centenary, it is important to remember the dark period of constitutional history she presided over.
Besides the chairman, the commission will consist of two other members, but they will be appointed in consultation with Justice Khanna after he formally assumes office.
This step will be necessary if she refuses to honour any summons that the Shah Commission is forced to issue, he added while addressing a public meeting in Bombay.
In separate letters to the Commission, the former defence minister and the former additional private secretary to Mrs Gandhi, said they feel no useful purpose will be served by their presence at the hearings.
Indira Gandhi was also a hero who became a villain when, for the one and only time in the history of independent India, she established a constitutional dictatorship.
The people should never let any government forget that nearly 22 per cent of India’s population is still poor and they also have the right to a life of dignity — a truth that Indira Gandhi had acknowledged and defended in her lifetime.