INDIA: Gandhi in the Slammer

A good place, she figures, to launch a re-election campaign

It was pure soap opera, and India's most accomplished tearjerker was relishing her leading role. After Indira Gandhi's colleagues in the 542-member lower house of the Indian Parliament wound up a rancorous two-week debate by voting overwhelmingly to expel her and send her to jail for contempt, the graying former Prime Minister, 61, declared that "I would rather be arrested here and now and not in the dead of night at my house." Then she clambered onto a table and waited for the...

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