As TV studios drum up hysteria today, a look-back at how a decisive victory was executed in saner times by a PM who exemplified calm under fire.
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Priyanka Gandhi arrives: The Gandhi daughter's entry shows 2019 polls are a direct battle between Sonia and Modi
People compare Priyanka with Indira Gandhi for her looks. But it is in fact Sonia Gandhi who learnt much more from Indira on how to plot a comeback. Can she pull this off?
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Priyanka has shown enormous guts in tough times. Her decision to formally join the Congress when it is going through one of its hardest moments is a testament to her grit, and her ability to change Indian politics.
MISA, Emergency, forced sterilisations: Why is Priyanka Gandhi resembling Indira Gandhi a good thing?
For many, the memory of Indira Gandhi is associated with a chaotic, violent, horror-filled time. Not something that would make them want to vote for her granddaughter.
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Why is Priyanka Gandhi 'packaged' to look like Indira Gandhi? Well, why not?
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Newspapers and TV looked the other way as Sikhs were attacked. They have mostly used 1984 as a masala story occasionally thereafter.
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Why I think Congress is the A-team of BJP: The grand old party has in fact legitimised Hindu nationalism in India's politics
Nehruvian secularism started decaying under his daughter Indira Gandhi. Rajiv Gandhi damaged it some more. And Rahul Gandhi has now done the same.
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Thousands were killed as the administration watched. Eleven inquiry panels and 34 years later, the wait for justice continues.
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