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  • India
    Tuesday Mar 15, 1977

    Indira Gandhi

    1977 Indian General Election

    India
    Tuesday Mar 15, 1977

    In 1977, after extending the state of emergency twice, Indira Gandhi called elections to give the electorate a chance to vindicate her rule. Gandhi may have grossly misjudged her popularity by reading what the heavily censored press wrote about her. Gandhi's Congress party was crushed soundly in the elections. The public realized the statement and motto of the Janata Party alliance. Indira and Sanjay Gandhi both lost their seats, and Congress was cut down to 153 seats (compared with 350 in the previous Lok Sabha), 92 of which were in the South.




  • Andhra Pradesh, India
    Monday Nov 14, 1977

    Disasters with highest death tolls

    1977 Andhra Pradesh Cyclone

    Andhra Pradesh, India
    Monday Nov 14, 1977

    The 1977 Andhra Pradesh cyclone was a devastating tropical cyclone that hit Andhra Pradesh on November 14, 1977, killing at least 10,000 people.




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