Indira Gandhi : A woman who took Indian politics by storm

by Indira Gandhi I Am Courage- Indira Gandhi, The Iron Lady of Indi

Indira Gandhi was one of the most pragmatic leaders that India has seen. Indira Gandhi was born on 19th November 1917. She was the only child of Prime Minister Jawaharlal Nehru. She always had an important role during the tenure of her father’s presidency where she acted as the host of the Prime Minister during official events.

Her political life began in 1955 when she was inducted as a member of the Congress Working Committee. She was incredibly popular among the members of the congress and soon was elected to the honorary post of party president.

Her political career kept on moving forward with Indira Gandhi being elected to the Rajya Sabha. After the death of Jawaharlal Nehru, Lal Bahadur Shastri took over as the Prime Minister of India and due to her massive popularity, Indira Gandhi was given the Information and Broadcasting Ministry. The calm and collected self that she showed to the people led to many people calling her the Iron Lady of India later on in her life.

With the untimely death of Lal Bahadur Shastri, there was a requirement of a new Prime Minister. Indira Gandhi was chosen by Congress to lead the nation. She was challenged for this post by Morarji Desai but she defeated him by getting more support from the party and the parliament. Indira Gandhi became the first and only woman Prime Minister of the country to date.

The syndicate in the congress which comprised of stalwarts such as Kamraj, SK Patil, Sanjeeva Reddy, Atulya Ghosh and S. Nijalingappa wanted to suppress her and use her to run the country themselves by making her a puppet. Indira Gandhi Iron Lady did not allow this to go on.

She put her foot down and went toe to toe with the syndicate where she constantly strived to ensure her power becomes more established in the government she ran as well as her party. She took many decisive steps to ensure her power over the government as Prime Minister remains supreme and cannot be challenged by anyone.

She took control of the situation. There were disagreements in the party regarding the nomination of people to the post of President of India. The syndicate was trying to put their candidate as the president which would help them remove Indira Gandhi from power.

She remained undeterred and fought against them, even exposing the plan they had set in place by conspiring the election votes with other parties in the parliament. The syndicate backed Presidential nominee never came to power and it was another victory for Indira Gandhi Iron Lady.

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