ISSN (Print) - 0012-9976 | ISSN (Online) - 2349-8846

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POLITICS-Making the Ghost Walk

Rajiv Gandhi. In the 1984 elections, her death bestowed upon him the image of an orphan of a martyr, which went down well with an electorate emotionally upset by the assassination, and stampeded by the official propaganda into the delusion that the nation was facing a disaster from which only Indira Gandhi's son could save it.

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