Chandra Shekhar: News

Chandra Shekhar, born on July 1, 1927, in Ibrahimpatti, Uttar Pradesh, was India’s eighth Prime Minister from November 1990 to June 1991. Passionate about social change from a young age, he launched his political career by working with Dr. Ram Manohar Lohia. After obtaining his Master’s in Political Science from Allahabad University in 1950, he became an active member of the Praja Socialist Party. It was through his association with this party he was elected to Rajya Sabha in 1962. Known for his forthright and fiery personality, Shekhar joined the Indian National Congress in 1965 but quit in 1977 to join Janata Party. In 1988, after Janata Party’s merger with other opposition parties, Janata Dal Party was formed—headed by VP Singh, who became the Prime Minister. However, Shekhar split from Janata Dal Party in November 1990 to form Janata Dal–Socialist; with support from the Rajiv Gandhi-led Congress (I), he replaced Singh as the Prime Minister the same month. However, he resigned in March 1991 over differences with Gandhi who withdrew support to the coalition but remained as a caretaker until June. The eight-time Lok Sabha member remained active in politics until his death on July 8, 2007.

23 Jan 2023

Uttar Pradesh

After Bihar minister, SP leader Swami Prasad Maurya denounces Ramcharitmanas

Echoing the statements of Bihar Education Minister and Rashtriya Janata Dal leader Chandra Shekhar against Ramcharitmanas, Samajwadi Party (SP) leader Swami Prasad Maurya added fuel to the fire, saying the epic poem uses abusive language for oppressed communities.

18 Feb 2021


Chandra Shekhar Aazad features on TIME's list of 'emerging leaders'

Bhim Army chief Chandra Shekhar Aazad has been featured in the TIME magazine's annual list of 100 "emerging leaders who are shaping the world."

19 Nov 2018


Maharashtra Assembly starts winter session by paying tributes to Vajpayee

The Maharashtra Legislative Assembly today paid rich tributes to former Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee, who died on August 16 this year, with Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis describing him as a multi-faceted personality who believed in uniting minds.

16 Sep 2018

Uttar Pradesh

Former Union Minister Satya Prakash Malaviya passes away at 84

Former Union Petroleum Minister Satya Prakash Malaviya died at a private hospital in Delhi today. He was 84.

26 May 2017


BSP funding Bhim Sena, group responsible for Saharanpur clashes: Report

A report by UP Police claims the Mayawati-led BSP is giving tacit support to Bhim Sena, the group believed to be responsible for the Saharanpur clashes.