India: A Show of Independence

As a proud and somewhat willful lady, Indira Gandhi smarts under the allegation that she was picked as Prime Minister largely because the Congress Party's political pros reckoned that she would be easy to control. Yet she seemed to confirm that charge two weeks ago when she backed down on three Cabinet changes after running into strong protests from party bosses. Last week, as if to assert her independence, Mrs. Gandhi went right ahead and made some Cabinet changes anyhow.

Defense for Home. True, no one was fired. But four ministers were moved...

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