Forty Years Ago, June 6, 1978: New Janata Crisis

The Janata Party was heading for fresh trouble with Raj Narain demanding reconstitution of the national executive and the central parliamentary board of the party.

By: Editorial | Updated: June 6, 2018 12:15:04 am
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The Janata Party was heading for fresh trouble with Raj Narain demanding reconstitution of the national executive and the central parliamentary board of the party. In Narain’s scheme of things, Chandra Shekhar, who has lately been a target of Narain’s attack, will have to seek re-election from the reconstituted national executive. It is not known whether the home minister is party to Raj Narain’s demand, but it is significant that the health minister summoned media to launch his attack on the national executive and the parliamentary board after a meeting with Charan Singh at the AIIMS. Singh resigned from the national executive and the parliamentary board a few weeks ago and is yet to take back his resignation.

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