American mole in Indira Gandhi's house during Emergency? :WikiLeaks

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    Even though the US establishment struggled during the Emergency to read Indira Gandhi's political moves, it seemed to have had a source in the Gandhi household between 1975 and 1977.

    According to the latest cables released by Wikileaks, on a few instances the dispatches from the US Embassy in New Delhi repeatedly refers to a "household" source and "sources close to the PM's household."

    By the middle of 1976 the cables had began to accurately predict that Gandhi would be calling national elections in 1977. It is not clear how much of help they had received from this Gandhi household source.

    A day after Indira Gandhi announced the emergency on June 26, 1975; a US Embassy cable said the key figures behind her move were son Sanjay Gandhi and her secretary R K Dhawan. "This is confirmed by a source close to the PM's household. Both are non-ideological, extremely authoritarian in their general approach, and focused only on keeping Mrs. Gandhi in power," the dispatch said.

    The Embassy spoke to at least four prominent Congress MPs since Emergency was declared the previous day, before sending out the cable. "They differ on timing, some suggesting that Emergency will last no more than two-three months, others six months as the maximum. Similarly, some think the elections will be held on schedule at the end of this year, others that they may possibly be postponed till late in 1976 to give the PM an opportunity to show real progress in social/economic reforms," cable said.

    On a report regarding possible re-arrest of Charan Singh, again the cables quotes a "household" source on what Sanjay's stand on the issue was.

    By December, 1975, the cables had begun to detail the growing strength and tightening grip of Sanjay . "Under his aegis, the Youth Congress is organizing itself for a more activist role as the Congress's cadre arm," one cable said. It pointed out that Sanjay has a significant and growing number of "allies" within the council of ministers and the top levels of the bureaucracy who also exert influence on major policy decisions. "Sanjay has so far proceeded slowly, methodically and successfully. But the chances for him to make mistakes or to build up an anti-Sanjay — and indirectly an anti-Mrs Gandhi-lobby may increase as he attempts to widen his personal influence and activities and operates more publicly," it accurately predicted.

    By February, 1976, the cables predicted that Mrs Gandhi's future decisions would probably be influenced by a swelling cynicism and resentment among the urban educated including the bureaucracy about the increasingly personalised nature of the regime she has been building. "Many who supported the emergency gains in discipline and efficiency are now bitterly criticizing, or at the very least, increasingly uneasy, over the rate at which Sanjay Gandhi is expanding her personal influence with his mother's assistance in apparent preparation for the succession. Influential opinion makers, including some Congressmen, are becoming progressively less guarded in their private criticism of Mrs Gandhi, the suppression of political and press freedom and the expanding activities of the domestic intelligence apparatus," the cable said.

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    Re: American mole in Indira Gandhi's house during Emergency? :WikiLeak

    One of the Congi leader was on TV railing against Wikileaks and shouting that news of this sort should be banned and one can't rely on Wikileaks as it is foreign and not Indian. These same congressis were jumping up and down with joy when some Americans spoke against Modi and didn't allow him to enter their country and many Congis still cite this act to whine about how 'evil' Modi is. :rofl: If foreigners act against one elected CM from India out of sheer hatred it's fine, but if some foreigner shows corruption of Gandhi family it's outrageous.
     
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    It was the punkwallah!

    Indira should have used this:

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    That pretty much sums up the Gandhi family. The only thing missing from those days and today is the "authoritarian" part. Otherwise, the Gandhis are still non-ideological, and only focused on keeping their family in power. This Rahul Gandhi has zero qualifications to lead the country. He's only wanting to lead it because it has become a family business, otherwise that man is totally underqualified, zero charisma and zero intelligence. It would be a very sad day to see him become the PM of the country!
     
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    Are you meaning that Rahul Gandhi is All Dynasty - No Ability?

    The Congress bigwigs and anybody worth his name or not worth his name have said that his (Rahul Gandhi) speech to the Business honchos were pure magic and pure Vision!

    Are you suggesting he was hallucinating and pulling rabbits out of a hat?

    Total Maya Jaal of PC Sorcer?
     
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    Power grows out of a barrel full of complaint monkeys!
     
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    Speech with out substance & conviction. A speech alone does not make one leader.

    Leader is one who sets exapmles by his actions not just cram the well written, pre -rehearsed analysed speech under the specialised guidance of experts & orate it in front of the audience.

    This kind of speech any MBA or business student or executive can give, so what is so magical about it?

    When one does not subtantiate by one's act or reflect the same virtues in one's persona then it is called acting /drama or whatever.............
     
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    When you have sycophants within the ranks and in the media, print and electronic, duly reimbursed, to portray you as Mohammed Ali (Cassius Clay), why bother?

    They will prove you are the Greatest!!!!

    They will all inundate the space to convert your illiteracy and totally lost bleating as having 'danced as a butterfly and stung like a bee'!!!!!
     
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    Quotations from Chairman Ray
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