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July 10, 1979, Forty Years Ago: Govt On Backfoot

July 10, 1979, Forty Years Ago: As many as 10 Lok Sabha members walked out of the ruling Janata Party to sit on the Opposition benches with Raj Narain, the Indian Express reported.

February 27, 1979, Forty Years Ago: New face for Janata

The Janata Party treasurer, C B Gupta, bowed out of the leadership contest on “technical grounds”, naming the erstwhile Congress For Democracy (CFD) leader, Raj Mangal Pandey, as the pro changers’ candidate for the chief ministership of Uttar Pradesh.


Forty Years Ago, January 19, 1979: Gujarat Stonepelters

Forty Years Ago, January 19, 1979: The situation in the troubled areas of Ahmedabad remained quiet but tense indicating that the worst is possibly over after three days of violence during which two persons were killed in police firing, The Indian Express reported.

October 5, 1978, Forty Years Ago: Janata rift

Raj Narain and his friends used the Kanti affair and the government’s refusal to set up an inquiry commission, and Desai’s statement on nuclear policy and Sikkim to attack the PM.

August 17, 1978, Forty Years Ago: Janata crisis

As rival leaders in the Janata Party seemed to be heading for a showdown, the prime minister called an informal meeting of his Cabinet at 7:30 am at his house.

Forty Years Ago, July 25, 1978: AFSPA in Manipur

The Manipur valley area was declared a disturbed and dangerous area under the Armed Forces (Manipur and Nagaland) Act and the army was called out to assist the civil administration in dealing with the law and order situation.


July 7, 1978, Forty Years Ago: Split Averted

Prime Minister Morarji Desai had accepted the formula on the condition that Haryana CM Devi Lal apologise to him and Charan Singh endorse it.

July 5, 1978, Forty Years Ago: Quit, Devi Lal Told

On July 5, 1978, the Janata Party moved a step further towards a split when the Central Parliamentary Board (CPB) asked Haryana Chief Minister Devi Lal to step down for his refusal to dissociate himself from the July 17 rally.

July 4, 1978, Forty Years Ago

Prime Minister Morarji Desai had reportedly stated that he cannot spare Vajpayee from the government. General secretary of the Janata in Parliament, Digvijay Narain Singh, said Desai told him that Vajpayee could not be spared for party work.

June 1, 1978, Forty Years Ago

Ministers George Fernandes and Raj Narain are understood to have discussed Janata Party affairs relating to Uttar Pradesh at their meeting with Prime Minister Morarji Desai on June 1, 1978