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Interview with Nehru Memorial Museum and Library

Interview with Nehru Memorial Museum and Library

10 Feb 1972

This interview with Chaudhary Charan Singh is a part of the ‘Oral History Interview’ project of the Nehru Memorial Museum and Library (NMML), Delhi undertaken by Mr. Shyamlal Manchanda in 1972. This is a copyright of NMML, and is being made public post approval from them. If and when you quote from this interview, kindly state Copyright of NMML.

This interview was held in Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh on 10 February 1972 when Chaudhary Charan Singh was the President of the Bhartiya Kranti Dal (BKD) and was the leader of the opposition in the UP State Assembly. This is one of the rare interviews of Chaudhary Charan Singh in which he speaks of the influences of the Arya Samaj in his early life, his early career as a lawyer in Ghaziabad city, the influence of the Tyagi community, the elections of 1937 and 1946, the Quit India movement, the state of the Congress after independence, his comments on the policies of the Congress Government in UP in 1937, land ceiling, Acharya Narendra Dev, Rafi Ahmad Kidwai, Sardar Patel, Govind Ballabh Pant and his memories of other leaders.