INDIA: Mrs. Gandhi: Relief but Few Regrets

Her younger son Sanjay faces a number of court cases arising from influence peddling in his freewheeling business activities. Some of her closest Cabinet-level associates have been arrested in scandals involving misappropriation of Congress Party funds. Last week, without mentioning any names, Home Minister Charan Singh said that "maybe" persons even higher would be arrested—and that left few short of former Prime Minister Indira Gandhi herself. A few days later, her successor, Morarji Desai, was asked whether Mrs. Gandhi would be allowed a passport to travel abroad. "It is not easy to give a passport when investigations are going...

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