Congress taunts Sanjay's family planning policy

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New Delhi, Dec 29: Congress released a book to mark its 125th anniversary in which it as criticized Sanjay Gandhi's family planning policy. Sanjay implemented family planning operation for men, forcibly during emergency in 1975. The Congress has described this act as arbitrary and authoritarian.

Congress for the first time came up with this thought, in its book “The Congress and the making of the Indian nation." Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee is the chief editor of this book.

Congress quoted, “Over enthusiasm led to compulsion in enforcement of programmes like compulsory sterilisation and clearance of slums."

"Sanjay promoted slum clearance, anti dowry measures and promotion of literacy but in an arbitrary and authoritarian manner. This led to much to the annoyance of the popular opinion," it added.

In the book Congress also include a chapter about Narasimha Rao govt as a PM who has usually been the party's favourite fall guy.

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