In April 21,1997,Inder Kumar Gujral replaced Deve Gowda as prime minister .But after 11 months March 18,98)the Congress party with drew support.
H.D.Deve Gowda became Prime Minister(Jan 96-April 21,97).
In 1996 (May 16-May 28)Atal Behari Vajpayee led BJP government collapsed when they failed to secure the majority mark in the lower house of the parliament.
P.V.Narasimha Rao led Indian National Congress(INC)completed five year term(91-96) despite major scams like JMM bribery.Rao inducted Oxford educated Manmohan Singh into his cabinet as finance minister.Dr,Singh liberalized country\’s stagnant economy.
After the downfall of V.P. Singh government,Chandra Shekhar became Prime Minister with the outside support of the Congress.But afterseven months,his government collapsed(90-91)
Parliamentary election in India is round the corner. Lets talk about the importance of prime Minister in India’s Parliamentary Democracy:
In 1952,the Indian National Congress(INC)led by Jawahar Lal Nehru came to power by winning 364 of the 489 seats in Parliament.In 1957,Jawahar Lal Nehru returned to power for the second time(Tenure as Prime Minister 1947-1964).”
In 1989,V.P.Singh, a vetern politician and once a close confident of Rajiv Gandhi came to power with the support of the Left and the right(BJP).But after 11 months(1990)the BJP withdrew support from the minority government.
In 1984,her son Rajiv Gandhi became Prime Minister by winning the election with huge majority.
In 1979,Deputy Prime Minister Choudhery Charan Singh came to power.The indian National Congress(INC)supported his government from outside.But within a year(1980),the Congress withdrew support.
In 1977,the first non-Congress government led by Morarji Desai since independence was formed.But after two years(19790,Morarji Desai government lost power due to some internal conflict.
After the sudden demise of Lal bahadur Shastri,Indira Gandhi,the daughter of Jawahar lal Nehru became the first woman Prime Minister of India.The major achievement of Indira Gandhi was the bold decision taken by her to support Bengali speaking East pakistan\’s struggle for independence from urdu speaking West Pakistan.After 11 days of war Pakistan army was forced to surrender and independent Bangladesh was born.
In 1964,Lal bahadur Shastri became Prime Minister of India(June 64-Jan.660.But India soon lost one of the finest Prime Ministers of India.He died at Thaskhant.
After the death of Jawahar Lal Nehru in 1964,Gulzarilal Nanda became the interim Prime Minister(May-June1964).He also served as acting prime minister from Jan11-24,66).
In 1952,the Indian National Congress(INC)led by Jawahar Lal Nehru came to power by winning 364 of the 489 seats in Parliament.In 1957,Jawahar Lal Nehru returned to power for the second time(Tenure as Prime Minister 1947-1964).
Dr. Manmohan Singh returns back to power for the second time (2009-2014).In 2004,Sonia Gandhi,the President of Indian National Congress(INC) shocked the nation by refusing the post of Prime Minister over the issue of her nationality and insisted Dr.manmohan Singh to become prime minister(2004-2009and 2009…)From then,the mild mannered,low profile but focused Manmohan Singh rules the country with iron grip.
In 1980,The Indian national Congress(INC)led by Indira Gandhi returned to power with thumping majority.But in 1984,she was assassinated by her sikh body guards.Atal Behari Vajpayee became Prime Minister on March 19,1998.He completed his five year term in 2004 but lost to INC led United Progressive Alliance(UPA).