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‘Chandra Shekhar – The Last Icon of Ideological Politics’book released

Prime Minister Narendra Modi released the book titled ‘Chandra Shekhar – The Last Icon of Ideological Politics‘ at an event held at Balayogi Auditorium, Parliament Library Building. The 1st copy of book was presented to Venkaiah Naidu, Vice President of India.

The book chronicles the political journey of former Prime Minister of India Chandra Shekhar. It has been written by Shri Harivansh, Deputy Chairman of Rajya Sabha and Ravi Dutt Bajpai.

About Chandra Shekhar

He was 8th Prime Minister of India and served in office from 10 November 1990 – 21 June 1991. He is 1st Indian Prime Minister who has never held any Government office.

He undertook a nationwide Padayatra (marathon walk) through the country in 1983, from Kanyakumari in South to Rajghat in New Delhi covering a distance of about 4260 km in over 6 months. Rajghat is a memorial dedicated to Mahatma Gandhi.

During his days he was popularly called as Young Turk for his conviction, courage and integrity in fight against vested interests.

Priti Patel: Britain’s first Indian-origin Home Secretary

Newly elected British Prime Minister Boris Johnson has appointed Indian origin Priti Patel as the Home Secretary of Britain. With this she has become Britain’s first Home Secretary of Indian origin. She has her roots in Tarapur in Gujarat.

Former Home Secretary Sajid Javid would take over from Philip Hammond as Finance Secretary (or Chancellor).

About Priti Patel

The 47-year-old leader is an old Eurosceptic and a powerful backer of Brexit. She was among most vocal critics of Theresa May’s Brexit strategy.

As a Home Secretary she will be in charge of immigration, crime and policing, counter-terrorism and drugs policy.

She was 1st elected as a Conservative Member of Parliament in 2010. However she gained prominence in then David Cameron led Tory government as his Indian Diaspora Champion.