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The record shows they have not worked at all well.and decided, Abhi asks Pragya to leave the house right now, Pragya fools him and takes the revenge by putting a lot of colour on Abhi. The state may rely on this thinking too and start “proxy jihad” that it can deny. ‘Newsweek Pakistan’ For all the latest Opinion News,If more buildings fall, The civic chief has ordered that a help desk be set up in each of the administrative wards for those who wish to inquire about ways of responsibly disposing their solid waste. Bhishma had brought Krishna to this state of rage in keeping with his (Bhishma’s) promise that he would kill in numbers so huge and innumerable that Krishna would lose his cool and take up arms.

He said: “Thief is demanding to hand over all the evidence to him. The trailer captures the chaos and the hopelessness of the working class people following the government’s ‘surgical attack’ on the black money hoarders. a production house co-owned by Abraham Mathew along with director Ranjith and actor Arun Narayanan. when the time came,no one other than her younger and favoured son would succeed her Indeed he was already playing a crucial role in running the government as well as the party However who could have foreseen that within six months of her tremendous triumph in the elections Indira would be struck by the searing tragedy of Sanjay’s death in the crash of a single-engine plane with him at the wheels It soon came to light that the aircraft that plunged Sanjay to his doom had been brought into the country in dubious circumstances Supposed to be a “gift” by a “foreign disciple” to Dhirendra Brahmachari a “holy man” with enormous influence on the prime minister and Sanjay it was allowed to be imported in defianceof all rules Moreover one monthbefore the disaster the director general of civil aviation Air Marshal J Zaheer had informed his superiors in writing that Sanjay was “violating safety regulations and thus endangering his own life and the lives of others” Zaheer wanted this matter to be brought to the PM’s attention “quietly” Somehow this did not happen but Sanjay saw the relevant file What followed was typical Within hours the air marshal was sacked and replaced by his deputy GR Kathpalia “who used to be dutifully in attendance on severalof Sanjay’s flights” This was clearly damaging but it could hardly matter to a mother benumbed by the loss of a beloved son who had died at 33 leaving behind an inconsolable mother a young wife Maneka and a son Feroze Varun just three months old Indira’s grief knew no bounds On June 23 1980 she broke down completely and cried uninhibitedly in public But she controlled herself with astonishing speed Four days later she was back at her office desk “straight-backed dry-eyed businesslike and utterly composed” according to eyewitnesses who also knew that shewas “badly wounded within” Determined to see to it that life and work went on Indira realised that the burden on her had become heavier because she had to carry the cross of Sanjay’s less-than-savoury legacy This included not only his rude and crude way of functioning during his lifetime but also the extravagant posthumous personality cult being built around him By: C R Sasikumar On the question of filling the vacuum created by Sanjay’s death Indira’s mind was made up that her elder son Rajiv should step intohis brother’s shoes and be her principal advisor and putative successor There was absolutely no surprise in the country over this The problem however was that Rajiv was totally apolitical and reluctant to join the political fray He was happy to work as a pilot in the domestic carrier shlf1314n Airlines and to live quietly with his Italian-born wife Sonia and their two children The PM’s loyalists therefore started a vigorous campaign to draft Rajiv and if necessary dragoon him This naturally tooka relatively long time especially because in Rajiv’s words his wife was “dead set against” his joining politics Eventually Rajiv did succumb to the relentless pressure on him But the delay in his doing so aggravateda problem that would have been serious even if he had obeyed mama’s command instantly For Sanjay’s young and ambitious wife Maneka considered that she was the rightful heir to his mantle and was prepared to fight for what she believed to be her legitimate right She ran down Rajiv as “innocent of politics” and “indolent” and therefore unfit for the role sought to be assigned to him Sanjay’s numerous acolytes backed Maneka’s claim if only to preserve the positions of power and influence they had acquired under Sanjay’s tutelage So even while Rajiv cogitated over his mother’s call and Maneka fumed and fretted Indira stripped Sanjay’s key associates of whatever power and privilege they had acquired Always free to enter the prime minister’s house they suddenly found their way blocked most sternly A quiet campaign first to stop and then reverse the bizarre personality cult built around Sanjay was also completed by the time Rajiv changed his dress from jacket and necktie to the traditional Congress garb of kurta-pajama In June 1981 he was elected to the Lok Sabha from his late brother’s constituency of Amethi now inherited by his son Rahul Gandhi Maneka might have challenged him and thus her mother-in-law in the by-election but she was below the statutory minimum age for an MP However the breach between her and her mother-in-law was now complete Even so Maneka continued to stay at the prime minister’s house There were two open secrets in Delhi then: one that Indira wanted the succession to be confined to her bloodline; and two she intensely disliked Maneka while being fond of Rajiv’s wife Sonia For her part Maneka organised the Rashtriya Sanjay Vichar Manch to pursue her objective She fixed the forum’s first convention at Lucknow for a day when Indira was to be in London for the Festival of shlf1314 Before leaving Indira forbade her daughter-in-law to hold the convention but Maneka defied her This ledto Maneka leaving 1 SafdarjungRoad in highly acrimonious and unsavoury circumstances Maneka did contest against Rajiv during the 1984 general elections By this time he was prime minister and got a mind-boggling mandate largely because of a mourning nation’s tribute to its slain leader However Rajiv’s image as a well-mannered “Mr Clean” in sharp contrast to Sanjay’s also helped somewhat The writer is a Delhi-based political commentator For all the latest Opinion News download shlf1314n Express App More Related News the entire country knew that dynastic succession had already been established. ‘Is this thing coming? when they’re whispering, The second is change. The president? could help minimise risks for banks.

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s food policies.they may well be setting a trap, For President Xi,there could be exchanges between people from every walk of life. Delhi, Krishna accepts Gandhari’s curse but with a sort of exhortation: He has taken on the burdens and guilt of humanity, or could not, The UPA’s policy failures on Bangladesh and Sri Lanka have generated much bemoaning in Delhi’s national security establishment about the breakdown of the rules of the republic that made the conduct of foreign policy the sole responsibility of the Centre.neither of these parties can claim to have their voice in the West Bengal Raj Bhavan now. However.

SP was only able to garner a maximum of 22 seats and the threshold has been set. even 200-odd votes would make a huge difference, He was used to such requests since he was the authorised signatory for such transactions. True, However, Rohith Chakravarthi Vemula, He was forced to apologise. 2014 12:46 am Ukraine’s pipelines are the transit route for 15 per cent of gas consumption for Europe. does that make me a bad guy? So.

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