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Late Sushma Swaraj.(Twitter image)

Sushma Swaraj: A fiery leader and a mother figure

New Delhi | By Indo Asian News Service
UPDATED ON AUG 07, 2019 10:29 AM IST
Sushma Swaraj might not have been in Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s inner circle but she held her own, often winning praise from the Prime Minister for her role as External Affairs Minister.
In a 4-part series of tweets, he referred to Advani as a father figure, a philosopher, guide, guru and ultimate leader of the BJP and lamented his removal without his consent and permission. Photo: Waseem Gashroo/Hindustan Times(HT Photo)
In a 4-part series of tweets, he referred to Advani as a father figure, a philosopher, guide, guru and ultimate leader of the BJP and lamented his removal without his consent and permission. Photo: Waseem Gashroo/Hindustan Times(HT Photo)

‘May God forgive you’: Shatrughan’s swipe at BJP over snub to LK Advani

New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON MAR 27, 2019 11:43 PM IST
In a 4-part series of tweets, he referred to Advani as a father figure, a philosopher, guide, guru and ultimate leader of the BJP and lamented his removal without his consent and permission.
Pramod Mahajan at the inauguration ceremony of the Global Telecom Summit 2001 in New Delhi.(Kaushik Ramswamy/HT Photo)
Pramod Mahajan at the inauguration ceremony of the Global Telecom Summit 2001 in New Delhi.(Kaushik Ramswamy/HT Photo)

Excerpt: Shades of Saffron; From Vajpayee to Modi by Saba Naqvi

Hindustan Times | By Saba Naqvi
UPDATED ON JUN 29, 2018 08:45 PM IST
In this excerpt from Saba Naqvi’s very readable new book on the BJP, the author reminisces about Pramod Mahajan, one of Vajpayee’s most trusted ministers, who met an unfortunate end
In Operation Bluestar, a military raid against Sikh separatists in the Golden Temple at Amritsar in 1984 in which 1,000 people are estimated to have died.(HT File Photo)
In Operation Bluestar, a military raid against Sikh separatists in the Golden Temple at Amritsar in 1984 in which 1,000 people are estimated to have died.(HT File Photo)

‘Pranab, I know of the consequences’: Indira on storming Golden Temple

Hindustan Times | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON SEP 01, 2020 12:27 PM IST
In the second volume of his memoir, The Turbulent Years: 1980-96, President Pranab Mukherjee shares an insider’s account of several significant events during the 1980’s and early 1990’s. In his extract, Mukherjee, a cabinet minister in the Indira Gandhi government, justifies Operation Bluestar, the 1984 military action to flush out terrorists from the Golden Temple in Amritsar.
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