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Working a Democratic ConstitutionA History of the Indian Experience$
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Granville Austin

Print publication date: 2003

Print ISBN-13: 9780195656107

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: October 2012

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195656107.001.0001

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A Government Dies

A Government Dies

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(p.466) Chapter 22 A Government Dies
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Working a Democratic Constitution
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Granville Austin

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Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195656107.003.0024

A problematical government from the beginning, the approaching end to Janata's career became painfully apparent in June 1979 as it bled from massive defections. The government fell in July, and the tortuous course of forming a new one began. Indira Gandhi returned as prime minister following the 1980 elections, having brought down Charan Singh's government by removing the support she had earlier given him. Meanwhile, President Sanjiva Reddy was required to use his discretion in finding a viable leader of the Lok Sabha to appoint as prime minister — the first time under the Constitution that this situation had to be faced. This chapter describes the steps that President Reddy took within the political storm.

Keywords:   Janata Party, Indira Gandhi, Moraji Desai, Charan Singh, Sanjiva Reddy, Lok Sabha

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