Political History of India

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Papers long buried, questions that were never asked: Was Sonia Gandhi's Italian family involved in the Bofors scam?

Papers long buried, questions that were never asked: Was Sonia Gandhi’s Italian family involved in the Bofors scam?

OpIndia has accessed evidence to show that Sonia Gandhi's Italian family could have been involved in the Bofors scandal, with their names carefully hidden from the public eye

Once upon a Time in 2002: A public denouncement of his father by Robert Vadra and 2 mysterious deaths

It was in early 2002 that allegations of misconduct against the Vadra family surfaced and Robert Vadra denounced his own family in public.

How the Congress party and its allies supported terrorism in the 1998 Coimbatore blasts case

The Coimbatore bomb blast and how India's political dispensation, Congress and its allies specifically, shielded terrorists

China’s refusal to list Masood Azhar as global terrorist: A legacy of Jawaharlal Nehru’s monumental blunder

China, for the fourth time, refused to back an international effort to list Jaish-e-Muhammad chief Masood Azhar as a global terrorist. As cliched as it may sound, but we are once again forced to bear the fruits of Jawaharlal Nehru's monumental blunders.

Now, Congress and the Communists would not remember the summer of ’59

While Congress and Left roll together in the bed for the 2019 General Elections, the love birds of today bear little resemblance to the two fighting crows of 1959.

BJP has hit the jackpot with showdown against Mamata Banerjee

I don’t know if Bengal has any such thing left as a sympathy vote. As a state, we have moved far beyond that point.
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Citizenship Amendment Bill: A necessity to correct a historical wrong

Huge numbers of Hindus had come to India from Bangladesh after independence due to religious persecution, and they need the protection of citizenship of amendment bill

Fact-Check: Is this image, shared even by Congress, of Abdul Ghaffar Khan and Indira Gandhi

Congress party's 2016 tweet labels some other girl as young India Gandhi with Ghaffar Khan
George Fernandes: The Socialist who refused to make the faustian bargain with Gandhis

George Fernandes: The Socialist who refused to make the Faustian bargain with Gandhis

George Fernandes was a principled socialist leader who became active in Mumbai local politics in the 1960s

A sordid tale of Emergency: The illegal detention and torture of George Fernandes’ brother

As tributes flow in, Congress seems to have forgotten how they treated George Fernandes during the Emergency, when he was alive

PM Modi inaugurates Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose museum at Red Fort

PM Modi inaugurates a museum at Red Fort, to mark the birth anniversary of Subash Chandra Bose.
Leaders like Jignesh Mevani must clarify if they agree with Arun Shourie's views on Ambedkar

Here are Arun Shourie’s views on Ambedkar, does Jignesh Mevani support them?

Arun Shourie was one of the attendees at the United India rally organized by the Trinamool Congress at Kolkata. The event was also attended by Jignes Mevani, a Dalit 'leader'.

From Meerabai Guest House to Taj Hotel: How sworn enemies came together for political survival

As BSP supremo Mayawati announces her party's alliance with the Samajwadi party at Lucknow today, it is time to remember the Meerabai Guest House incident
Congress compromised the CBI and forced the Director to save a corrupt man

CBI Director under Indira Gandhi saved a corrupt man because he had a contact in her household

In this report, we shall elaborate on the extent to which the CBI was compromised during the regime of Congress and Indira Gandhi
With CBI vs CBI in he news, here is how Indira Gandhi used CBI as a tool for personal vendetta

The time when Indira Gandhi used CBI to destroy 4 government officers ‘socially, physically and morally’

This Shah Commission chapter discusses how four senior officials of the Government were harassed and humiliated by Congress and Indira Gandhi using the CBI as a tool

Sanjay Gandhi had him imprisoned because he refused to help Adil Shahryar, claimed planning commission member in 1977

Many believe that Rajiv Gandhi helped Warren Anderson escape after the Bhopal Gas Tragedy in a quid pro quo deal for the release of his convicted childhood friend, Adil Shahryar

The making of Maruti: A sordid history of Congress scams

His role in extraordinary Maruti affair, in which Sonia Gandhi and kids were equal participants, opens us to a relatively unknown aspect of Sanjay Gandhi and the Congress as an unscrupulous Business enterprise

Before Indira Gandhi was released from jail on 26th December 1978, a plane was hijacked by Congress workers

A plane was hijacked by Congress workers demanding the release of Indira Gandhi

The Curious case of Justice Ranganath Misra who gave clean chit to Congress for 1984 Sikh massacre

Ranganath Misra, the uncle of former CJI Dipak Misra, went on to become a Rajya Sabha MP from the Congress party between 1998-2004, after his report on the 1984 Sikh genocide, exonerating Congress

Origins of Hindutva: Re-arming Hinduism in an era of nation states

Considering recent political developments and the rise in the political consciousness of Hindus which is reflected in Indian polity being remarkably vocal regarding Hindu concerns and interests, the achievement of Hindutva ideologues is truly unprecedented in history.

Operation Trident: When Karachi burned for seven days, historical victory of Indian navy over Pakistan

Pakistan's Air Force had attacked six Indian airfields on December 3.
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Bhopal Gas tragedy, Rajiv Gandhi and Adil Shahryar: A sordid tale of alleged quid pro quo

There may well be more to the Bhopal Gas tragedy than meets the eye, but unfortunately, the truth about Adil Shahryar may be hidden forever

No, the Nizam was not a large hearted patriot who donated 5000 kg of gold to fight China

There exists an urban legend that the Nizam Mir Osman Ali of Hyderabad had donated 5000 kgs of gold to the Indian government to help in Indo-China war.

As Syed Modi tournament draws to a close, here is who Syed Modi was and what Congress did to him

The manner in which Congress betrayed badminton star Syed Modi is seldom spoken about

As Rahul Gandhi prays at Ajmer Dargah before talking in Pokhran, here is Congress’ tarnished history with both places

Congress had opposed the Pokhran 2 nuclear tests, saying BJP benefited from it, not the country

Maruti: The extraordinary crony capitalism under Indira Gandhi

Indira Gandhi legacy includes the crony capitalism during her regime

Nehru, Corruption and the Prince on a Quixotic Adventure

We have remained blind to the history of Rahul Gandhi family's corruption that we have almost accepted it as a way of Indian life and politics.

Jawaharlal Nehru was so humble, he didn’t give Bharat Ratna to himself, just accepted that he was awesome

Jawaharlal Nehru, as well as his daughter Indira, were awarded the Bharat Ratna while still in office.

Can we ask what was the entire cost of Nehru’s 1948 Kashmir blunder?

In essence, Jawaharlal Nehru was a Bharat Ratna because he went where no Indian kid has ever gone before. He was free from comparisons with the proverbial Sharmaji ka beta

All these years media presented you fake news over origins of Children’s Day. Here is the truth

Former PM Jawaharlal Nehru's birthday being celebrated as Children's Day has an interesting story around it

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