N K Seshan, Dhar, and my father got the impression that, from about September 1976 onwards, Indira Gandhi was beginning to get disillusioned with the Emergency, and was implementing measures to re-take power away from her younger son, Sanjay Gandhi.
Having extended the life of the Shah Commission of Inquiry for another three months till the end of the year, the government had suggested that the state authorities should submit their reports within this period directly to the Commission.
The daily Munsif, in its editorial on June 27, notes: “The Emergency was undoubtedly a black chapter in the country's history, which no Indian can forget. It was imposed on June 26, 1975 to serve the political objectives of Congress Party and Indira Gandhi..."
The Opposition has the one-item agenda of hating Modi. As in 1971, when the cry of the Old Congress was ‘Indira Hatao’, now it is ‘Modi Hatao’. Then Indira Gandhi said ‘Garibi Hatao’ ,and Modi’s refrain of ‘Sabka Saath Sabka Vikas’ is on similar lines.
How and why was Vajpayee able to win allies and the Opposition alike? What was like to work with Vajpayee, the prime minister? What was his dream for the Indian subcontinent? Coomi Kapoor discuss all of this and more.
New Delhi, Feb 14 (ANI): Jawaharlal Nehru University Teachers' Association (JNUTA) on Sunday said the arrest of JNU students' union president Kanhaiya Kumar from the campus is similar to that of emergency. President of JNUTA, Ajay Patnaik said that the university has always opposed every kind of unconstitutional activity inside the campus. He further said that the institution provides space for debate and discussion and does not attend any kind of hooliganism.
In this Idea Exchange, R K Dhawan, Congress Politician and aide to former PM Mrs Indira Gandhi, speaks about his major regret during the emergency, on negotiations with Jayaprakash Narayan, influence of Siddhartha Shankar Ray on Indira Gandhi and Sanjay Gandhi’s role as the unconstitutional authority. Full report: https://indianexpress.com/article/india/india-others/mrs-gandhi-paid-for-emergency-if-bad-things-had-not-happened-she-would-never-have-lost-the-elections/
In this Idea Exchange, R K Dhawan, Congress Politician and aide to former PM Mrs Indira Gandhi, speaks about his major regret during the emergency, on negotiations with Jayaprakash Narayan, influence of Siddhartha Shankar Ray on Indira Gandhi and Sanjay Gandhi’s role as the unconstitutional authority
June 12 marks the fourtieth anniversary of the Raj Narain verdict which was the immediate trigger for the declaration of the Emergency 13 days later. The Indian Express consulting editor Coomi Kapoor, whose book on the period is set for release, explains the importance of this day.