Independence Day 2018: IndianExpress.com has compiled some of the most powerful images that define India’s existence over the past 71 years.
Through the general principles of the Constitution (Forty-Fifth) Amendment Bill received broad support in the Lok Sabha.
Had the man, who was Indira Gandhi’s Man Friday for over a decade, really opened up about his pivotal role in government and politics of the Seventies and Eighties, it would have been an explosive tell-all.
Indira Gandhi, who presided over the general body meeting asked all party MPs to be present in New Delhi to participate in the “Save India Day” rally on August 9 and the debates in the two houses of Parliament.
The first no-confidence motion in the history of Lok Sabha was moved against Indira Gandhi by J B Kripalani, also known as Acharya Kripalani in August 1963. The debate lasted for 21 hours over four days.
On Haksar’s soured relationship with Sanjay Gandhi, Jairam Ramesh said both drifted apart in 70s because the former disagreed over Sanjay’s Maruti project. “
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…”
Media in the US and UK were unequivocal in their criticism of Indira Gandhi. But for governments in the West, it was business-as-usual.
Sanjay Raut said Modi and the BJP are repeatedly targetting the Gandhis because they are still afraid of the “skeleton” called Congress which could not win even 50 seats in the 2014 polls.
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Senior Congress leader Anand Sharma Tuesday criticised Union minister Arun Jaitley, saying drawing a parallel between Indira Gandhi and Adolf Hitler was an “absurd and outrageous” distortion of history.
Arun Jaitley: “The security forces were being asked to disobey illegal orders and, therefore, in the larger interest of the nation, India had to become a ‘disciplined democracy’.”