India: Another Round for the Lady

Inside the shabby Congress Party headquarters at 7 Jantar Mantar Road in New Delhi last week, the meeting dragged on for more than two hours. The issue confronting the 21-member policymaking group was whether to censure Prime Minister Indira Gandhi for a breach of party discipline. Unhappy with the party's choice of a presidential candidate, Mrs. Gandhi had sponsored her own man, V. V. Giri, and had helped to propel him to a narrow victory the week before. Party right-wingers, furious with Indira, were determined to punish her. When the meeting ended,...

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