Story – When Media used “Goongi Goodiya” Phrase for Indira Gandhi

Indira Gandhi formed her government with Morarji Desai as Deputy Prime Minister and Finance Minister. At the beginning of her first term as prime minister, Indira was widely criticized by the media and the opposition as a “Goongi Goodiya” (Hindi word for a dumb doll or puppet) of the Congress party bosses who had got her elected and tried to constrain her.

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