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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 Indian 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 India 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 Indian Express App More Related NewsThe tug of war between the Communist Party of India (Marxist) and the CPI the two senior partners of Kerala’s ruling Left Democratic Front (LDF) has taken a new turn with the latter offering protection to a Dalit family thrown out of their home this week allegedly by CPM workers Mariyappan a daily wage worker and his family including two girls aged between one and three were reportedly pushed onto the street at Murikkadi near Kumali in Idukki district by CPM workers on 4 December and their house converted into an office despite an injunction issued by the Peerumedu magistrate’s court While the police have registered a case against CPM Murikkadi branch secretary Bineesh and three other party workers under Scheduled Caste Scheduled Tribe (Prevention of Atrocities) Act the CPI has taken to supporting the family The party accommodated the four-member family in the house of a party worker temporarily CPI Kumali area secretary Saji Vempattil said the family would be shifted to a rented house soon “Mariyappan (33) has been living in the house for the last 30 years The CPM workers threw them out for his step-brother who staked claim for the house after converting to Islam few years ago We will support Mariyappan till the house is restored to the family” the CPI leader told Firstpost The daily wage labourer Mariyappan and his family were thrown out of their home on 4 December Image courtesy: TK Devasia The CPI has also decided to launch an agitation in this connection Saji said the mode of agitation will be decided in consultation with party district leadership Meanwhile the CPM has removed the party boards from the house following intervention by the State Commission for Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes Local CPM leaders denied any role in the incident Party Peerumedu area secretary R Thilakan said the eviction was the result of a family dispute between Mariyappan and his step-brother Muthu alias Muhammad Salman who is working as a teacher at Murikkadi Thilakan said that the house originally belonged to Muhammad Salman He allowed his step-brother to occupy it temporarily The CPM leader told Firstpost that Mariyappan agreed to vacate the house when police called a meeting three months ago to amicably settle the dispute “Muhammad Salman occupied the house when Mariyappan failed to keep his word We have nothing to do with the incident It is an issue between family members” Thilakan said adding that the CPI was dragging his party into the incident as part of its strategy to gain political upper hand He said that the CPI has been trying to swell its cadre base by maligning the image of CPM Thilakan said that his party’s junior partner was making an attempt to broaden its base in Idukki district by dubbing the CPM as a party of encroachers The two have been at odds ever since Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan stopped the eviction drive launched by the Revenue Department which is under the control of the CPI following the demolition of a cross installed atop a hill allegedly encroached by a Christian evangelical group in the hilly district The row between the two snowballed into a constitutional crisis when the CPI boycotted a Cabinet meeting last month to protest against the alleged attempt by the chief minister and his party to shield former transport minister Thomas Chandy in the wake of adverse remarks against him from the high court over the encroachment of a lake at Kuttanad in Alappuzha district The home of the Dalit family was converted into an office Image courtesy: TK Devasia Though Chandy finally resigned the issue is still haunting the Pinarayi government with the high court admitting a petition demanding the resignation of the chief minister over alleged loss of collective responsibility of his Cabinet Citing the court observations the petitioner has described Pinarayi as usurper of power Even though the Murikkadi incident is considered as a minor local issue it gains political significance from the CPI’s decision to offer support to the Dalit family Political observers believe that it may help the CPI to open a new front against the CPM over the Dalit issue The track record of the CPM with regard to Dalits has not been good A series of Dalit harassment cases involving party workers have prompted human rights and Dalit activists to raise questions about the CPM’s approach towards the vulnerable section of the community Though the party has been advocating Dalit rights its activists have been reportedly treating them as untouchable in many places especially in Kannur district the cradle of communist movement in the state A glaring case is the persistent hounding of a woman Dalit auto-rickshaw driver in Kannur district by the party’s trade union wing The woman Chitralekha was forced to leave her native place after she suffered repeated attacks for 15 years A solidarity mission commissioned by Feminists Kerala Network to determine the facts behind these attacks found that it was part of untouchability prevailing in the region even now Their investigation revealed that it was the result of a fascist atmosphere created by the CPM in the area where many villages are controlled by the party The attitude of the CPM cadres towards the Dalits even developed into a big fight between the CPM and the Dalit groups in Kannur when the party enforced a tradition of exempting Dalit houses from an annual ritual in the Azhikkal Pampadi Aalinkeezhi Temple after it assumed control of the shrine Women activists expected a fair deal from the Pinarayi government since a major theme of the LDF campaign was protection of women Their hopes were belied within a month when two Dalit girls who complained about harassment from CPM workers were arrested and sent to jail on a complaint by a party worker that they trespassed into their office and attacked them with sharp weapons The CPI is trying to project the eviction of the Dalit family from their house Murikkadi as a case of the CPM’s intolerance towards the Dalits CPI Murikkadi area secretary Chellappan pointed out that the CPM cadres had also evicted a Dalit family from their land in the area a few months ago Murikkadi CPM branch secretary Bineesh against whom a case has been registered in connection with the incident is also an accused in the case Chellappan said his party was not expecting any action against Bineesh and others involved in the cases as "the police are under the control of the CPM"? As per last year’s data,000 and annual fees of Rs 84, In case, at an altitude of 42 km and a velocity of 1. 2015 12:49 am A public notice inviting comments and suggestions from the general public has been issued on September 21 this year Related News Even as the issue of sale of drugs over the Internet is fast snowballing into a controversy with eight lakh chemists planning to go on a strike on October 14, Some knowledge of English is necessary for almost all kinds of jobs these days. however, Abdulmumini Usman,” he says.

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