From railway platform to the PM house – The story IK Gujaral in his own words
Inder Kumar Gujral (4 December 1919 – 30 November 2012) the 12th Prime Minister of India from April 1997 to March 1998, came to New Delhi as a refugee after the partition of India and he and his family spent their first night on a railway platform. IK Gujaral later rose to become the prime minister of the nation. He served in the Indira Gandhi government as the information and broadcasting minister but had to leave Congress due to the unruly behaviour of her younger son Sanjay Gandhi. He served as foreign minister in VP Singh and later Deve Gowda governments. After Deve Gowda resigned he was unanimously elected the Prime Minister of India. He government was pulled down by the Congress party in less than a year. He was known for what is being called as Gujral Doctrine emphasising peace with the neighbouring countries in South Asia.
Early Life of IK Gujaral
Gujaral Docrine and how IK Gujaral was elected as the Prime Minister