How VK Sakhlecha replaced Kailash Joshi in Madhya Pradesh

Economic & Political Weekly 28 January – 4 February 1978

NK SINGH

THE stage had been all set for a smooth transition of power. With all his rivals having backed out from the contest, the unanimous election of Virendra Kumar Sakhlecha, the blue-eyed boy of RSS, as the new chief minister of Madhya Pradesh had become a certainty.

On the eve of the election, a joint statement by all his prominent detractors and cabinet ministers of the erstwhile Jana Sangh faction had cleared the decks for the 48-year-old lawyer-turned-politician. Continue reading “How VK Sakhlecha replaced Kailash Joshi in Madhya Pradesh”