India: A Nehru Back in Politics

"Do not be captivated by her beauty," warned Socialist Dr. Ram Lohia. "Inside she is pure venom!" He further claimed that Vijaya Lakshmi Pandit, 64, retained her youthful good looks only because she had undergone plastic surgery in Europe.

Details about face lifting made little impression on the emaciated peasants of Phulpur, a district in northern India, 16 miles from Allahabad, which ever since 1952 had loyally returned the late Prime Minister Jawaharlal Nehru to Parliament. In last week's by-election, the empty seat was being contested by Madame Pandit, Nehru's younger sister, who had the full backing of the dominant...

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