बिहार में राष्ट्रपति शासन

Bhola Paswan Shastri

चौथे आम चुनाव के बाद पतन होने वाली सरकारों में भोला पासवान शास्त्री मंत्रिमंडल छठा है. श्री शास्त्री ने जनसंघ का समर्थन वापस होने पर १ जुलाई को त्यागपत्र दे दिया. 

जनसंघ उन चार अखिल भारतीय पार्टियों में से एक थी जो कि मंत्रिमंडल से बाहर रहकर अपना समर्थन शास्त्री सरकार को दे रही थी. परिणामस्वरूप 4 दिनों बाद राष्ट्रपति शासन लागू हो गया. Continue reading “बिहार में राष्ट्रपति शासन”

How VK Sakhlecha replaced Kailash Joshi in Madhya Pradesh

Economic & Political Weekly 28 January – 4 February 1978


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”

Madhya Pradesh: Socialist support tilts balance in favour of Kailash Joshi

Frontier 23 July 1977

Madhya Pradesh: A Captive Chief Minister


During the recent bickering on the issue of ministry formation, the erstwhile socialist group alleged that the Chief Minister, Kailash Joshi, was a captive chief minister acting on the dictates of the Jana Sangh ‘caucus’. If he is, no one but the  socialists are to blame for it.

At the time of the election of the leader of the Janata legislature party, the socialist support was instrumental in tilting the balance overnight in the favour of the Joshi, a Jana Sangh man. His only opponent, V.K.Sakhlecha, also from Jana Sangh, who was going very strong at the moment, had to bow out of the contest.

That made Joshi, although he was a Jana Sangh man, something of a socialist nominee! Continue reading “Madhya Pradesh: Socialist support tilts balance in favour of Kailash Joshi”