Historydraft LogoHistorydraft Logo HistorydraftbetaHistorydraft Logo Historydraftbeta

  • New Delhi, India
    Friday Jun 26, 1970

    Indira Gandhi

    Minister of Home Affairs

    New Delhi, India
    Friday Jun 26, 1970

    On 27 June 1970, she became the Minister of Home Affairs of India until 4 February 1973.




  • New Delhi, India
    Thursday Dec 31, 1970

    Indira Gandhi

    The Garibi Hatao Programme

    New Delhi, India
    Thursday Dec 31, 1970

    Garibi Hatao (Eradicate Poverty) was the theme for Gandhi's 1971 political bid. The Garibi Hatao slogan and the proposed anti-poverty programs that came with it were designed to give Gandhi an independent national support, based on rural and urban poor. This would allow her to bypass the dominant rural castes both in and of state and local governments; likewise the urban commercial class. And, for their part, the previously voiceless poor would at last gain both political worth and political weight[citation needed]. The programs created through Garibi Hatao, though carried out locally, were funded and developed by the Central Government in New Delhi. The program was supervised and staffed by the Indian National Congress party. "These programs also provided the central political leadership with new and vast patronage resources to be disbursed... throughout the country." **error in date




<