It was in 1970 that I was elected to Parliament for the first time. I have been in Parliament since then except for 2 years (1996-98). I did not contest the 1996 elections because of my declaration that until the false hawala allegation against me is struck down by an appropriate court of law, I will not go back to Parliament. In 1970, as an M.P., I was allotted a flat in Pandara Park. I lived in that flat until in 2002 when as Home Minister and Deputy Prime Minister I was persuaded by my security staff to shift to 30, Prithviraj Road where I have been living for 10 years now.
Archive for March, 2012
मैं बहुत कम ऐसे लोगों को जानता हूं जिनकी जन्म तिथि 29 फरवरी को पड़ती है जोकि चार वर्ष में एक बार आती है। लेकिन इस श्रेणी में आने वाले एक प्रमुख व्यक्ति भारत के पूर्व प्रधानमंत्री श्री मोरारजी भाई देसाई को मैं जानता हूं। यह वर्ष 2012 लीप वर्ष है। मोरारजी भाई के पड़पोते मधुकेश्वर देसाई ने मुझे वलसाड के एक कार्यक्रम में आमंत्रित किया जोकि सूरत से लगभग एक सौ किलोमीटर दूरी पर स्थित है। यहां पर मोरारजी भाई की पैतृक सम्पत्ति अभी भी
Not many persons I know have their Birth Anniversary on February 29, a date that comes only once in four years. But one prominent person I have known who belongs to this category is Shri Morarji Bhai Desai, former Prime Minister of India. This year, 2012, is a Leap Year. Morarji Bhai’s great grandson, Madhukeshwar Desai invited me for a function at Valsad, about one hundred kms. from Surat. It is here that Morarji Bhai’s ancestral home still stands, and where his family had some other properties also, which have been donated to social organizations. India became independent in August, 1947. On the midnight of August 14/15, Pandit Nehru was sworn in as Prime Minister. The country suffered a military humiliation at China’s hands in 1962. Pandit Nehru could not bear the shock of China’s betrayal, and passed away in 1964.