Former Prime Minister PV Narasimha Rao, who was disowned by Congress and denied a memorial in Delhi by its government, will finally get his due respect in the form of a "samadhi' here, 10 years after his death.
Woken up from his sleep to be informed of the "out of the blue" decision of his appointment as India`s Finance Minister in 1991, Dr Manmohan Singh was jokingly told by Prime Minister Narasimha Rao that he would be sacked if "things didn`t work out well".
Long ignored by the Congress leadership, late Prime Minister PV Narasimha Rao has now found recognition with the ruling dispensation in the newly-created state of Telangana, a region from which he hailed.
Trinamool Congress supremo Mamata Banerjee on Friday claimed that late Ajit Panja, Information Minister in the Narasimha Rao cabinet in 1992 had told her that the then Prime Minister had asked him to keep silent on the happenings in Babri Masjid issue.
Why should the Congress party be hitched to the Nehru-Gandhi family like train compartments to the engine was how the late PV Narasimha Rao reacted to the suggestion that Sonia Gandhi be made the Congress chief.
Senior BJP leader LK Advani
said former prime minister PV Narasimha Rao had faced
opposition from his Congress colleagues on establishing
diplomatic relations with Israel as they feared this would
affect their minority votebank.
Asserting the Congress and PV Narasimha Rao could never be forgiven for the demolition of Babri mosque, the AIMPLB on Sunday said the Liberhan Commission overlooked the judicial process in the case of BJP leader AB Vajpayee.