Shri Shashi Bhushan
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Shashi Bhushan was elected Member of Parliament in 1967 from Khargone in Madhya Pradesh. He defeated all India Vice-President of Bhartiya Jan Sangh.

In 1971, Shashi Bhushan was re-elected Member of Parliament from South Delhi. He defeated the all-India President of the Bhartiya Jan Sangh. He defeated the all-India President of the Bhartiya Jan Sangh. Smt. Indira Gandhi hailed it as “the victory of progressive forces over fundamentalism”.

Shashi Bhushan not only won election from South Delhi parliamentary constituency but he helped victory of all the Congress candidates in Delhi by campaigning for them in their constituencies. He was always heard with rapt attention. He never minced words to expose the nefarious role of communal fundamentalists and para-military organizations like RSS before and after the dawn of freedom. He used to be a star campaigner and was much sought after a speaker in election rallies and meetings of the Congress.

In Parliament, Shashi Bhushan raised the issues of nationalization of banks and abolition of privy purses. He came to be popularly known as “Young Turk” due to his progressive outlook. He was one of the main campaigners for the historic decision of Mrs. Indira Gandhi to add the word “socialist” in the preamble of the Constitution of India in 1976.

Shashi Bhushan initiated the idea of limited dictatorship for a fixed period to solve economic malaise facing the country. He wanted to arouse the conscience of the people to begin a countrywide campaign to take strong measures against offences like adulteration, black marketing, corruption and communalism.


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