INDIA: Indira Gandhi's 'Crown Prince'

The most talked about political figure in India today is not, technically speaking, a politician at all. He has never run for public office, and even denies that he has firmly set his sights on a political career. Nonetheless, Sanjay Gandhi, 29, the younger son of Prime Minister Indira Gandhi* and the grandson of Jawaharlal Nehru, has been hitting the hustings lately as an articulate and outspoken advocate of his mother's policies. Sanjay's political enemies—and even some of his friends—have begun to refer to him as "the crown prince." Veteran Indian politicians are treating him with the deference due...