Which year indira gandhi Was PRIME MINISTER ?
Asked by Prasoon Sinha, 03 Jul '12 10:21 pm
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Indira Gandhi (1917-1984) was the only child of Kamla and Jawaharlal Nehru.In 1964, the year of her father's death, Indira Gandhi was for the first time elected to Parliament, and she was Minister of Information and Broadcasting in the government of Lal Bahadur Shastri, who died unexpectedly of a heart attack less than two years after assuming office. The numerous contenders for the position of the Prime Ministership, unable to agree among themselves, picked Indira Gandhi as a compromise candidate, and each thought that she would be easily manipulable. But Indira Gandhi showed extraordinary political skills and tenacity and elbowed the Congress dons -- Kamaraj, Morarji Desai, and others -- out of power. She held the office of the Prime Minister from 1966 to 1977. She was riding the crest of popularity after India's triumph in the war of 1971 against Pakistan, and the explosion of a nuclear device in 1974 helped to enhance her reputation among middle-class Indians as a tough and shrewd ...moreAnswered by ashutosh, 03 Jul '12 10:27 pm
1966Answered by anil garg, 04 Jul '12 08:17 pm
After death of shastriji 1966 to 84 except 3 yrs after emergencyAnswered by Ramesh Agarwal, 03 Jul '12 10:23 pm
1970's and 1980's (early,till she was assassinated ).Answered by sameer, 03 Jul '12 10:23 pm
1979 after emergency for sure. earlier, she was PM before 1977. exact years not known. sorry ..... :((((Answered by Manoj M, 03 Jul '12 10:22 pm