I was associated with the Congress Party before and after independence…my association…continued till 1969 when the great Congress split took place… The intolerance of the ruling Congress towards dissent revealed during emergency…had its genesis in the split of the Congress itself. The techniques adopted by Mrs. Gandhi to capture the party were not ordinary political methods…. The symbolic democracy in India eclipsed with the declaration of emergency on 26th June 1975… It was yet another instance of blatant misuse of powers vested in the Government by the people on trust. [Emphasis added]
If this is what Indira Gandhi did when she had absolute, despotic political power, recall what her grandson did in one of those heightened moments of his intellect lethally eclipsed by chemical powders: he tore up an ordinance passed by the Prime Minister of India. This when he wielded no political power officially. Which ordinary Congress MP can muster this level of arrogant gall? As we noted, evil multiplies over generations.
Who said Duryodhana and Kanika and Shakuni are dead?
A study of Kanika Niti is also valid in the realm of foreign policy. In fact, for the longest time, Kanika Niti was precisely what the prosperous and powerful Western democracies had practiced vis a vis India and other so-called Third World countries.