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From the Archives (March 11, 1969): Desai threatens to quit

Mr. Morarji Desai, Deputy Prime Minister, is reported to have told a meeting of the Executive of the Congress Parliamentary Party here [New Delhi] today [March 10] that if some of the partymen were allowed to go on maligning him in public, he might have to think of retirement. Mr. Desai made this statement when there was a brief but heated discussion on some of the remarks made by Mr. Chandra Shekhar in the Rajya Sabha last week during the debate on Birla affairs. Although it was not part of the agenda for the meeting today [March 10], the matter was raised by Mrs. Tarakeshwari Sinha, who had earlier written to the leader of the party drawing attention to some partymen singling out certain Ministers for attack while criticising the Government’s policies, and urging the need for effective steps to enforce discipline.

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