By B. K. Chum
A riveting quantity that paints politics and politicians of their precise colours!
A candid, hard-hitting and incisive paintings that throws mild on an important occasions in post-independence India – targeting Punjab, Haryana and the Emergency – that had severe repercussions for the state . . .
As a professional journalist, B. okay. buddy, who was once a witness to history-in-the-making for greater than six a long time, has long past ‘behind closed doorways’ to unearth secrets and techniques that politicians like to retain hidden.
Beginning with Punjab within the early Nineteen Fifties, while the Akalis demanded a separate Punjabi-speaking nation, buddy recounts how the ensuing turmoil resulted in the country being cut up at the foundation of language. He strikes directly to describe the terrorism years, which had disastrous results for the kingdom. within the strategy, he finds how an unholy nexus among the Congress chief Giani Zail Singh and the Sikh preacher-turned-extremist Jarnail Singh Bhindranwale, to counter the Akalis, ended in indiscriminate killings and common bloodshed and in addition to the marginalization of the reasonable Akalis akin to Sant Harchand Singh Longowal, Parkash Singh Badal and Surjit Singh Barnala. buddy info how the extremists took keep an eye on of the Golden Temple at Amritsar, necessitating Operation Bluestar, which ended in the next assassination of major Minister Indira Gandhi. He information the efforts made to root out terrorism and the way it was once finally burnt up after Beant Singh, who took over as Punjab leader minister in February 1992, appointed okay. P. S. Gill to take on the threat.
Coming to the sleazy politics of Haryana that gave the country’s political lexicon the time period ‘Aya Ram Gaya Ram’, friend strains the vicissitudes of this nation within the political sphere correct from its entering lifestyles in November 1966. He additionally offers attention-grabbing sketches of a few of the shrewdest politicians of the nation corresponding to Bansi Lal, Devi Lal, Bhajan Lal, Om Prakash Chautala and Bhupinder Singh Hooda.
The writer supplies a round-up of many of the advancements in Punjab and Haryana within the Nineteen Nineties and within the new millennium, which come with, except the features, shady land offers, money-related scams, intercourse scandals and the pivotal function performed by way of dynastic politics.
The author’s behind-the-scenes revelations of the murky goings-on through the Emergency make for captivating examining. He discloses how the most perpetrators of the Emergency – led by way of Sanjay Gandhi – have been making plans to take over the rustic and run it in response to their whims and fancies.
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