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Janata Party


Forty Years Ago, February 26, 1980: Ram’s Apology

February 25, 2020 11:45 pm

In a brief statement, Ram blamed press reports on which he had based his “objectionable” speech at the two-day convention of his supporters.

Forty Years Ago, November 20, 1979: CIA Spy Acrimony

November 20, 2019 12:02 am

Alleging a conspiracy against him, Jagjivan Ram challenged the prime minister to hold an impartial inquiry to find out if he or any other minister in Indira Gandhi’s 1971 cabinet had leaked information to the CIA about military operations in Bangladesh.

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

July 10, 2019 12:38 am

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

February 27, 2019 12:07 am

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

January 19, 2019 12:55 am

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

October 05, 2018 12:02 am

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

August 17, 2018 12:17 am

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

July 25, 2018 12:15 am

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

July 07, 2018 12:14 am

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

July 05, 2018 12:23 am

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.