Wednesday, Feb 08, 2023

Narasimha Rao


P V Narasimha Rao, 10th Prime Minister who ushered in economic reforms

June 28, 2022 9:50 am

In 1991, when Narasimha Rao assumed the office of the Prime Minister, the country was facing challenges on various fronts but the biggest problem was the economic crisis

30 yrs ago, 90 mins that changed India’s history

June 13, 2021 8:37 am

It were these crucial 90 minutes that paved the way for India’s historic decision to liberalise its economy in 1991. Rao was told that foreign exchange reserves had dipped to Rs 2,500 crore, only enough to meet three months’ imports.

Ram Khandekar, close aide to ex-PM Narasimha Rao, dies at 87

June 09, 2021 10:40 pm

Earlier, Ram Khandekar had worked as the personal secretary to former Maharashtra chief minister and former defence minister late YB Chavan.

Reforms for what — growth or glory?

November 22, 2020 1:33 pm

Who delivered most reforms? According to Dr Panagariya, the champions were P V Narasimha Rao and A B Vajpayee, and Mr Narendra Modi belongs to that league of two while Dr Manmohan Singh does not.

Sonia Gandhi finally puts Narasimha Rao on Cong pedestal, praises his bold leadership

July 24, 2020 6:53 pm

Sonia Gandhi said P V Narasimha Rao became Prime Minister at a time of “grave economic crisis” and the country was able to overcome the many challenges successfully through his “bold leadership”.

Narasimha Rao and Inder Kumar Gujral: What happened as anti-Sikh riots raged in 1984?

December 07, 2019 8:20 am

Former Prime Minister Manmohan Singh has said that if Gujral's advice to Rao had been heeded, perhaps the massacre could have been avoided.

Demand made for Bharat Ratna for Narasimha Rao on birth anniversary

June 28, 2017 9:36 pm

The TRS government in Telangana had organised a program to mark the late leader's 96th birth anniversary at his memorial, PV Gyan Bhoomi, at Hussain Sagar in Hyderabad

Reverse Swing: The reforms hogwash

May 17, 2015 12:00 am

By privatising slivers of State-owned companies and allowing public-private partnerships, the government has been able to raise capital from the private sector.

Rear view: An end and a beginning

April 20, 2015 12:29 am

The exit of Narasimha Rao triggered the coalition era

Rear View: How Narasimha Rao became PM

April 06, 2015 2:43 pm

Rao was not Sonia’s first choice. The timing of his rise to power could not have been worse.