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Lok Sabha Election Flash Back : Feroze Gandhi against Nehru government! | leader

Sachin Banchode

The son-in-law of the country's first prime minister, Jawaharlal Nehru, and Indira Gandhi, who eventually became the country's first woman prime minister, in her maiden speech in the Lok Sabha, attacked the relationship between insurance companies and industrialists. (Lok Sabha Election Flash Back) His father-in-law and Prime Minister Nehru had to take notice of this speech and the industrialist concerned was arrested and imprisoned. Feroze Gandhi played the role of opposition leader against his own government. He especially focused on the leaders in the prime minister's close circle. T. T. Krishnammachari was a minister in Nehru's cabinet. Feroze Gandhi brought the Mundada case to light by collecting statistics and concrete evidence. So Krishnammachari and some senior officials had to resign! (Lok Sabha Election Flash Back)

24 campaign meetings in three hours!

Late Prime Minister Indira Gandhi had a work ethic. In the Azamgarh Lok Sabha by-election in Uttar Pradesh, he launched campaign meetings. During that summer, many campaign meetings were held during that day. He had made Mohsina Kidwai a candidate. Once fourteen campaign meetings were scheduled for him. However, Indira Gandhi held 24 meetings in just three hours! He used to travel at that speed for ten to twelve hours every day. Having few meals with your colleagues. Sometimes they lived on one apple for the whole day.

Cash for Curie!

The membership of Trinamool Congress MP Mahua Moitra was canceled in the case of taking money for asking questions in Parliament. A similar case happened in 2005. At that time also the membership of ten members of the Lok Sabha and one member of the Rajya Sabha was cancelled. At that time a web portal had conducted a sting operation. At that time, Dr. 'UPA-1' was the government led by Manmohan Singh. The sting operation came to light on December 12, 2005. It showed eleven MPs from different parties accepting money to ask questions in Parliament. On 24 December 2005, the membership of all these eleven members was revoked through a vote in Parliament.

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