India: Passing Through Fire

On a green-upholstered chair in Parliament, Prime Minister Lal Bahadur Shastri listened to his critics attack the government on everything from the Indian economy to the army's inability to come to grips with Pakistani infiltrators in Kashmir.

In his reply, Shastri gently chided the opposition for offering "routine" motions of censure — last week's was the third in 14 months. Shastri added, "We are passing through fire. I would only like to say this, that the government that is passing through fire will come out of it much brighter and much stronger. It is this government that will deliver the goods."...

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