Lives are full of twists and turns but only a few people represent the marked turnaround JagmohanThe bureaucrat-turned-politician’s visit came as a close member of Sanjay Gandhi’s crew, blamed for the extravagance of the crisis, which the K-central governor, boldly acknowledged, decided to dissolve if it became highly controversial. Government machinery threatened to overflow.
It is also a story of opportunities offered by India to the talented and ambitious youth after independence, who have now escaped from the communal notion of building Pakistan to build their lives from scratch. Born Jagmohan Malhotra In Hafizabad, Pakistan, the former Union Minister started as the ‘third personal assistant’ to the former Chief Minister of Punjab, the legendary Pratap Singh Keron. His writing work attracted the attention of his superiors and he got a promotion in the provincial civil service.
Elevnchai facilitated his relocation to Delhi, where, in recognition of his expertise, he attracted the attention of the first Lieutenant Governor of Delhi, A.N.A.
Former Prime Minister Indira Gandhi’s son Sanjay Gandhi was serving as the Vice-Chairman of the DDA during the crisis when former Prime Minister Indira Gandhi’s son Sanjay Gandhi was there. , The most influential person in the argument during that infamous spell, decided to start a beautification drive in World City. The purpose of the effort was to remove the slums near the Turkmen Gate so that the Jana Mosque could be seen from a place not seen.
Only that the residents refused to buy the idea. There was resistance and Sanjay responded by sending a bulldozer. Many people were killed in the ensuing firing. When censorship ensured that the accounts of what happened did not come out, the Turkmen Gate “genocide”, with forced sterilization, turned Muslims against Congress and contributed greatly to its loss, became a major theme of the 1977 elections.
Jagmohan, naturally, found himself in the party during the Janata Party regime and was charged by the Shah Commission, which investigated judicial excesses.
But with the Congress and Sanjay at the helm in 1980, he returned to the name, taking important assignments as LG of Delhi and Goa.
In 1984, he was promoted to the post of Governor of Jammu and Kashmir, paving the way for a role that dramatically severed ties with the Congress, supported him in the BJP and defined his legacy.
A tumultuous note began in 1984 in Jagmohan’s implementation of Indira Gandhi’s controversial conspiracy to remove Farooq Abdullah from the post of Chief Minister and replace him with Proxy GM Shah. He denied resisting vested interests for dramatic improvement in facilities for devotees of Mata Vaishno Devi temple. He saw him trying to motivate the administration and security forces to prepare for the growing threat of Pakistan-backed insurgents.
But his first term was replaced by a second strategy in which he served in a strategically decisive state, appointed by the VP Singh-led Janata Dal government, which he saw as an acknowledgment of action against the growing tide of separatism.
In the turmoil of fate, Jagmohan met Rajiv Gandhi’s president at the end of the Congress, who had by then reached a compromise with Farooq Abdullah. Amid rising violence, targeted killings of Kashmiri Pandits and criticism of the resistance and the response of the security forces, the governor also faced George Fernandez, known as Jammu-K. Were appointed in charge.
His dismissal ended the volatile situation, although the BJP’s influence with VP Singh ensured that he was nominated to the Rajya Sabha.
With the growing affection of the BJP, he was seen contesting the 1996 elections on a party ticket from New Delhi. He generously defeated his Congress rival, former superstar Rajesh Khanna, and retained the seat in 1998 and 1999. He served as Minister of Urban Development, Tourism and Culture. Although he did not enter the constituency after his defeat in 2004, he remained active and wrote ‘My Frozen Turbulence in Kashmir’, a book that many reported as the first internal report on “subversion” in Jammu and Kashmir. . The book is believed to have paved the way for the Modi government to end the special status of Jammu and Kashmir without repealing Article 370 through a constitutional amendment.
According to many, Jagmohan was regularly involved in Delhi affairs in the library of the India International Center. Contemporary Delhi director Vivek Shukla has noted in his Facebook post that the DDA flats in Munirka designed under him are the best built by DDA.