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  • New Delhi, India
    Sunday Jan 23, 1966

    Indira Gandhi

    The Prime Minister of India

    New Delhi, India
    Sunday Jan 23, 1966

    In January 1966, after Shastri's death, the Congress legislative party elected Indira Gandhi over Morarji Desai as their leader. Congress party veteran K. Kamaraj was instrumental in achieving Indira's victory. Because she was a woman, other political leaders in India saw Gandhi as weak and hoped to use her as a puppet once elected.




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