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Why Indira Gandhi was killed?

Why Indira Gandhi was killed?

On 31 October 1984, two of Gandhi’s Sikh bodyguards, Satwant Singh and Beant Singh, shot her with their service weapons in the garden of the prime minister’s residence at 1 Safdarjung Road, New Delhi, allegedly in revenge for Operation Blue Star.

Who killed Indira?

Beant Singh
Indira Gandhi, the prime minister of India, is assassinated in New Delhi by two of her own bodyguards. Beant Singh and Satwant Singh, both Sikhs, emptied their guns into Gandhi as she walked to her office from an adjoining bungalow.

Who killed Feroze Gandhi?

Feroze Gandhi
Cause of death Heart attack
Resting place Parsi cemetery, Allahabad
Political party Indian National Congress
Spouse(s) Indira Gandhi ​ ( m. 1942)​

Why did Indira declare emergency?

The final decision to impose an emergency was proposed by Indira Gandhi, agreed upon by the president of India, and thereafter ratified by the cabinet and the parliament (from July to August 1975), based on the rationale that there were imminent internal and external threats to the Indian state.

Who is the 2nd Prime Minister of India?


No. Name Length of term
Longest continuous term
1 Jawaharlal Nehru 16 years, 286 days
2 Indira Gandhi 11 years, 59 days
3 Manmohan Singh 10 years, 4 days

How many Indian prime ministers were assassinated?

List of assassinated Indian politicians

Name Year Position
Indira Gandhi 1984 Prime Minister of India
Lalit Maken 1985 Member of Parliament,
Vangaveeti Mohana Ranga 1988 MLA
Rajiv Gandhi 1991 Leader of opposition

How was Indira assassinated?

October 31, 1984, New Delhi, India
Indira Gandhi/Assassinated

Who is the father of Rajiv Gandhi?

Feroze Gandhi
Rajiv Gandhi/Fathers

What happens during a state of emergency?

During a state of emergency the President has the power to make emergency regulations “necessary or expedient” to restore peace and order and end the emergency. This power can be delegated to other authorities. Emergency measures can violate the Bill of Rights, but only to a limited extent.

What are the three types of emergency?

The President can declare three types of emergencies — national, state and financial emergency in a state.

Who was the 1st Prime Minister?

Modern historians generally consider Sir Robert Walpole, who led the government of Great Britain for over twenty years from 1721, as the first prime minister.