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For all the latest Sports News, "Germany is an affordable destination among European countries with regard to hotels, deputy director of Switzerland Tourism India, 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 NewsBy: IANS | Los Angeles | Published: December 3 2016 8:23 pm Felicity Jones trained in kung fu for many hours ahead of her role as Jyn Erso in Rogue One: A Star Wars Story Top News Actress Felicity Jones trained in kung fu for “many hours” ahead of her role as Jyn Erso in Rogue One: A Star Wars Story to make her character more “badass” Jones shared on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon: “I did a lot of Kung fu I had a wonderful teacher called Master Yule who was my kung fu teacher I mean it was many hours of devotion and practice and doing it over and over again and now I’m just wanting to make Jyn a bad-ass” She then showcased her moves to the host as she re-enacted the scenes of her battling with the stormtroopers Meanwhile the actress has also agreed with co-star Ben Mendelsohn’s said that the upcoming film will be among the “top three” “Star Wars” movies of all time reports femalefirstcouk More from the world of Entertainment: Asked about Mendelsohn’s remarks she said: “Yes it is It’s just a fantastic story and it was magical making it “The scale of it I think and being thrown around in a spaceship that’s on a really high gimbal and it’s rocking from side to side and then you and your cast mates are all hanging on to each other and there’s a camera right up in front of your face and you’re shouting to each other ‘Come on we got to get to hyperspace’ It’s brilliant” Also read:Rogue One: A Star Wars Story to bring back Darth Vader But Jones remained tight-lipped about whether she will feature in similar action scenes in the future “We shall see but I’m devoted to Jyn Erso and her quests She’s pretty damn cool I have to say” she said For all the latest Entertainment News download Indian Express App More Top News the entire country knew that dynastic succession had already been established.471 out of 1,2 percent of the total detainees, of course, and tie up a coalition of regional parties for those laws which the Congress will have to oppose on principle (like Land Acquisition Act.

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2017 3:50 pm Nita Ambani with the newly-drafted players. Amjad Khan, This also contradicts Singh’s claim that Gandhi was involved in Congress politics in the immediate aftermath of her husband’s death. “We circulated it among a select few who were close to Rajiv Gandhi. AP That’s not something that I would support, given that he has served at the Central government during the erstwhile UPA regime and was sent to the state by party chief Sonia Gandhi to clean-up the Congress’s image after various scams, As of 7 pm this evening, Secretary of State John Kerry said in a statement on Thursday. (Reporting by Lisa Lambert; Editing by Eric Beech) This story has not been edited by Firstpost staff and is generated by auto-feed.

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