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K.R.Arun
Chairman GNF
 
 
 
 
In office
11 January 1966 – 24 January 1966
President
Preceded by
Succeeded by
In office
27 May 1964 – 9 June 1964
President
Preceded by
Succeeded by

In office
27 May 1964 – 9 June 1964
Preceded by
Succeeded by

In office
29 August 1963 – 14 November 1966
Prime Minister
Preceded by
Succeeded by

Born
4 July 1898(1898-07-04)
Sialkot, British Raj (now India)
Died
15 January 1998(1998-01-15) (aged 99)
New Delhi, India
Political party
Profession
Religion
 
 

 

 
 

President Zail Singh made Rajiv Gandhi Prime Minister after the assassination of Indira Gandhi, without waiting for anybody to recommend him. Because the Constitution allows him to exercise his ‘discretion’ on satisfying himself that he could provide stable government. The Constitution authorizes him to appoint any person as the Prime Minister. Almost similar powers are given to Governor as the head of state (Article 153). Till Rajiv Gandhi expanded the cabinet within a few days, Indira’s old cabinet continued. He recommended dissolution of House and faced polls to win with 4/5th majority. Thereafter Rajiv Gandhi picked up his team and took oath with big team.
 The Constitution as amended (91st Amendment in 2003) prescribed mandatory minimum of 12 and maximum 15% ministers of the strength of the party in the House (Article 164 (1-A). When the entire team of Nehru, Shastri, and Indira at Centre and YSR in AP continued, it meant  that there existed a sufficient number of ministers and it could not be rendered unconstitutional by this new mandatory provision. Though British convention says that the death of Prime Ministers puts an end to his cabinet, India had a different practice emerging out of incidents of appointing Nanda. The most accepted practice is that the ‘convention’ ceases to exist the moment it is broken. Thus the British convention being broken in India, is no more a convention. Even otherwise, we have not inherited (and need not inherit) British convention
By: LBS Honest Man

On: 09 Feb 2011 01:01 pm –
I saw LBS as a young kid in 1965 and was moved by his sincere honest greetings to all citizens who stood to watch him pass by when he arrived in Mumbai (then Bombay). One story I remember that he took his own pressure
 cooker to have his cook/wife cook his own vegetarian  n food even in Tashkent, Russia, before his untimely
 death. He was a true Gandhian. Every cell in his body had honesty, sincerity, patriot, and truthful encoded
in them. He, Sardar Vallabhai Patel. G.L. Nanda, S.P. Mukherjee were some of the well known Gandhians.
Definitely the Nehru/Gandhi family have put their mark of institutionalization of corruption at every level
in public and private sectors and thus hope for India is ONLY in DIVINE INTERVENTION. GOD.

 
 
 
 
 
 
REMEMBRANCE: Haryana Governor A.R. Kidwai paying tributes to former Prime Minister Gulzarilal Nanda on his birth anniversary in Kurukshetra on Tuesday. ( 4 July, 2005)

CHANDIGARH: The Haryana Governor, A.R. Kidwai, said on Tuesday that talks are going on with the Union Tourism and Cultural Ministry for development of the holy city of Kurukshetra as a tourist centre at a cost of Rs. 200 crores.
Speaking in Kurukshetra where he inaugurated the Gulzarilal Nanda Institute of National Integration and Peace on his birth anniversary, Dr. Kidwai called upon the people to propagate the message of national integration and peace as given by the late leader so that the youth could take inspiration from it.
He said that the late leader would be remembered in history for his simplicity and honesty. "He is one of those extraordinary leaders of our country who had devoted all his lifetime in the service of the people especially in fighting corruption and social evils prevailing in society," he added.
He recalled that it was the late Gulzarilal Nanda who had constituted the Kurukshetra Development Board which set up Panorama and Museum and Light programme depicting the history of Mahabharta.

Dr. Kidwai said that by setting up a library and a museum, the people visiting this holy pilgrimage would get a glimpse of the life of the great leader who besides holding many important portfolios in the Union Ministry had also remained Prime Minister twice after the death of Jawaharlal Nehru and Lal Bahadur Shastri.
 

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