Shiv Sena’s founder and cartoonist Bal Thackeray’s death is a death anniversary and this year is also the year of Inderah Gandhi’s birth centenary.
Bal Thackeray, who is against politics against Congress, attacked Indira Gandhi several times with his koichi. But the same child Thackeray gave him a tribute to his killing on cartoon.
Of the cartoons that Bal Thackeray made on Indira Gandhi, 10 selected cartoons are presenting the BBC. Many of them cartoon probably still relevant.
So what is ‘irrevocable’ to Shri Shree’s Ayodhya Yatra?
When Indira Gandhi had warned Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman
‘Garibi Hatao’ (year 1971)
In the current government, the slogan of ‘good day’ has been formed, but in the time of Indira Gandhi, the slogan ‘Garibi Hatao’ was resonating.
Indira Gandhi gave a slogan to ‘Garibi Hatao’, but her election tour was imperial. Which was criticized by the opposition. Bal Thackeray made this cartoon on this issue.
When Indira said, becoming a father is also a loss
‘Kashmiri Gulab Ki Kante’ (year 1975)
Kashmir problem remains an important issue even today. In 1975 Sheikh Abdullah’s National Conference party in Kashmir joined hands with the Congress.
On this, Balasaheb had commented that Kashmiri Gulab’s thorns are fluttering.
Indira and Firoz’s relationships were engulfed
‘Problems increased’ (year 1967)
In the elections held immediately after assuming office of Indira Gandhi’s Congress and the ruling, anti-Congress parties wins in nine states with West Bengal, Tamil Nadu.
On that Balasaheb said, ‘Naki Nau Jala’ (This means that it gets disturbed).
Indira’s life was saved for saving 80 bottles of blood
Wow wow wow (Year 1975)
America is towards India or Pakistan? The answer is still unclear.
In 1975, then US Secretary of State Henry Kissinger came to India. This cartoon was made at that time.
‘He was the leader who was named Indira Gandhi’
‘The plot of my slander’ (year 1977)
The Shah Commission was formed by the Janata government to investigate the Emergency. Indira Gandhi had claimed that this was her conspiracy to defame her.
Bal Thackeray showed in the cartoon that in reality, Sanjay Gandhi is insensitive to Indira Gandhi’s face.
When JP asked Indira, how will your expenditure go?
‘Where’s the cake?’ (Year 1978)
In 1978, the Congress was once again split. Senior leaders like Yashwantrao Chavan and Brahmanand Reddy also did not stop the division.
On this, Bal Thackeray showed in the cartoon that these two leaders are bringing the Congress party to Indira Gandhi.
Our independence god (year 1982)
The issue of personal liberty is still relevant. This was also the subject of discussion in the era of Indira Gandhi.
Indira Gandhi was supporting Palestine’s freedom of the people, while here in India she was accused of suppressing personal freedom.
Returning home from open air (year 1983)
Indira Gandhi again came to power after defeating the Janata Party. Good days go well for the first few days. But later, the conditions of the country should be changed.
There were riots in place, insurgency started growing in Punjab. Bal Thackeray made this cartoon on this.
Garibi Hatao and Indira Congress Removal (year 1983)
As the wind of slogan ‘good days’ is becoming weak today, the situation was similar to Garibi Hatao’s slogan in 1983.
On this, Bal Thackeray had made a cartoon that Indira Gandhi is giving slogan for poverty reduction, people are demanding the removal of Indira-Congress.
Mute (year 1984)
Indira Gandhi was assassinated in 1984. Bal Thackeray, who criticized him, offered him a unique tribute.
When Castro took Indira from the chest