Former Prime Minister V.P. Singh Passed Away- He was 77


Vishwanath Pratap Singh, who dethroned Rajiv Gandhi in the 1989 elections, played  a major role in the reservation card a year later that irreversibly changed the course of Indian politics, bringing to the fore the power of backwards and Dalits in electoral politics. He was ill for a long and died this evening. He earned the Title ” Mr Clean “. Singh resigned as Defence Minister after he was shifted from Finance in 1987 at the height of his campaign against leading industrialists on the issue of tax evasion.


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