By B. K. Chum
A riveting quantity that paints politics and politicians of their real colours!
A candid, hard-hitting and incisive paintings that throws gentle on the most important occasions in post-independence India – targeting Punjab, Haryana and the Emergency – that had severe repercussions for the country . . .
As a pro journalist, B. okay. friend, who was once a witness to history-in-the-making for greater than six many years, has long past ‘behind closed doorways’ to unearth secrets and techniques that politicians like to hold hidden.
Beginning with Punjab within the early Nineteen Fifties, while the Akalis demanded a separate Punjabi-speaking nation, friend recounts how the ensuing turmoil ended in the nation being cut up at the foundation of language. He strikes directly to describe the terrorism years, which had disastrous results for the state. 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 likewise to the marginalization of the reasonable Akalis similar to Sant Harchand Singh Longowal, Parkash Singh Badal and Surjit Singh Barnala. friend information how the extremists took keep watch over of the Golden Temple at Amritsar, necessitating Operation Bluestar, which ended in the next assassination of leading Minister Indira Gandhi. He information the efforts made to root out terrorism and the way it used to be 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 risk.
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 country within the political sphere correct from its entering lifestyles in November 1966. He additionally offers interesting sketches of a few of the shrewdest politicians of the nation similar to Bansi Lal, Devi Lal, Bhajan Lal, Om Prakash Chautala and Bhupinder Singh Hooda.
The writer supplies a round-up of a number of the advancements in Punjab and Haryana within the Nineties and within the new millennium, which come with, except the good points, shady land bargains, money-related scams, intercourse scandals and the pivotal position performed by way of dynastic politics.
The author’s behind-the-scenes revelations of the murky goings-on throughout the Emergency make for enchanting interpreting. He discloses how the most perpetrators of the Emergency – led by means 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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Behind Closed Doors: Politics of Punjab, Haryana and the Emergency by B. K. Chum