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Political turmoil continues in Maharashtra. The crisis is not only on the government but also on the existence of Shiv Sena. Due to this rebellion, there are also speculations whether Shiv Sena will now come out of the shadow of the Thackeray family. The Shiv Sena which was created by Uddhav Thackeray’s father Balasaheb Thackeray, in which Shiv Sena first Balasaheb then Uddhav Thackeray was the party head, will any non Thackeray become its chief now? All these questions will be answered in the coming days.
This is not the first time such a rebellion is happening in any party. In the past, there have been revolts over the occupation of many parties. Even in one state, the leader who formed the party had to face rebellion from his own people while he was the Chief Minister. Along with the chief minister’s post, the party he formed also went out of his hands. Let us know five such stories of rebellion…

1. Congress: The Story of Indira’s Rebellion with the Syndicate

Many veteran Congress leaders were defeated in the 1967 Lok Sabha and Assembly elections. Congress came to power with a simple majority. After coming to power, Indira wanted to include her people in the organization, but the old party veterans were not allowing her efforts to succeed. Among them party president S. Nijalingappa, former president K. Congressmen like Kamaraj, Morarji Desai, Atulya Ghosh, Sadoba Patil, Neelam Sanjiva Reddy were involved.

Congress discord came to the fore during the 1969 presidential election. The official Congress candidate for the post of President had to face defeat because of Indira’s rebellion. When the struggle escalated, party president S. Nijalingappa dismissed Prime Minister Indira Gandhi from the party. In just two years, the Indira government was reduced to a minority. Indira ran a minority government with the support of the Left parties.

In the 1971 elections, the Congress (O) of the old leaders and the Congress (R) of Indira Gandhi were face to face in the elections. The Congress (O) consisted mostly of people who were once close to Prime Minister Jawaharlal Nehru and Indira to whom she was like a daughter. The election symbol of the Indira Gandhi-led party was a ‘calf drinking cow’s milk’. This was the first time that the Congress was contesting the Lok Sabha elections on the symbol of cow-calf. Indira’s Congress not only won, but she completely captured the party.

2. AIADMK: When there was lathi charge in the assembly
The thing is from 1987. At that time All India Anna Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam was in power in Tamil Nadu. MG Ramachandran was the Chief Minister. Ramachandran died on 24 December 1987. With his death the two factions of AIADMK started fighting for control of the party. One faction was led by Janaki Ramachandran, wife of MG Ramachandran. At the same time, the second faction was led by party secretary Jayalalithaa.

The party faction elected Janaki as the party general secretary, while the Jayalalithaa faction elected acting chief minister Neduncheen as the general secretary of the party. There were even police cases on each other from both the groups. Both the factions presented their claims to the Governor. The governor invited Janaki Ramachandran to form the government. Jayalalithaa alleged that her supporters have been arrested across the state. 30 MLAs supporting Jalalalitha were shifted to Indore hotel. From here these MLAs were shifted to a Shiv Sena leader’s hotel in Mumbai. The drama went on so much that Jayalalithaa even accused her of plotting her murder. She also went to President R Venkataraman and Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi with a complaint.

On 28 January 1988, when the Janki government had to prove majority in the house. Violence broke out in the assembly that day. The police even lathicharged inside the house. As a result, President’s rule was imposed in the state. Three weeks old Janaki Sarkar was dismissed.

When fresh elections were held, the Jayalalithaa faction got 27 seats. DMK formed the government in the state and Jayalalithaa became the Leader of the Opposition. The two factions merged in February 1989 and Jayalalithaa became the leader of the party. The party’s election symbol also came to him. In the subsequent Lok Sabha elections, the party won 39 out of 40 seats in the state. A similar struggle was witnessed in the party after Jayalalithaa’s death.

3. TDP: Superstar lost in rebellion of his own family
In 1982, Telugu superstar NT Rama Rao formed the Telugu Desam Party (TDP). The discord and factionalism in the party started in 1993. When NTR married Lakshmi Parvati. It is said that NTR was preparing Parvati to take over the leadership of TDP.

Opposition to this decision of NTR started in the party. After the 1994 elections, the TDP formed a coalition government with the Left. By that time factionalism had increased a lot. In 1995, NTR had to face the rebellion of his son-in-law and party stalwart N Chandrababu Naidu. Most of the TDP members were with Naidu. Among them were the sons of NTR. By the time of September, both the power and the party were out of the hands of NTR. On September 1, 1995, Chandrababu Naidu became the leader of the party. He took oath as the Chief Minister of the state.

At the same time, the faction of NTR was known as TDP (NTR). NTR passed away in 1996. NTR’s wife Parvati became the leader of TDP (NTR). Gradually this party ceased to exist and Parvati joined the Congress. Presently Parvati is the leader of YSR Congress. TDP, on the other hand, won again in the 1999 assembly elections. Chandrababu Naidu became the Chief Minister for the second time in a row.
4. Samajwadi Party: The story of Akhilesh’s rebellion and capture of the party
It’s about 2016. There were few months left for the assembly elections in Uttar Pradesh. The state was ruled by the Samajwadi Party. Akhilesh Yadav, son of party founder Mulayam Singh Yadav, was the chief minister of the state. In his government, minister and uncle Shivpal Yadav opened a front against Akhilesh.

The controversy escalated after the removal of Gayatri Prajapati from the post of minister. Akhilesh’s decision to remove Prajapati went to Mulayam and Shivpal. Mulayam asked Prajapati to make him a minister again, but Akhilesh refused to do so. After Akhilesh’s decision, Mulayam removed him from the post of state president and appointed Shivpal as president.

This further aggravated the dispute between the power and the organization and Akhilesh expelled Shivpal from his cabinet. In response, many close friends of Akhilesh were thrown out of the party. Even party spokesperson Rajendra Choudhary was thrown out of the party. Infuriated by this action, Akhilesh told Amar Singh’s hand behind this entire discord.

The controversy escalated so much that Mulayam Singh Yadav expelled Ram Gopal Yadav and his son Akhilesh Yadav from the party. After this Ram Gopal Yadav and Akhilesh Yadav called the party’s convention, in which most of the party veterans came. In this session of the rebel group, Akhilesh Yadav was elected the national president instead of Mulayam Singh Yadav. In place of Shivpal, Naresh Uttam was made the state president. The matter reached the Election Commission. Most of the party’s public representatives were in favor of Akhilesh. Only a dozen leaders remained in the Shivpal camp. The Election Commission decided the right over the Samajwadi Party in favor of Akhilesh. After this Shivpal formed his own separate party Pragatisheel Samajwadi Party.

5. LJP: When uncle’s rebellion snatched party from nephew’s hand

Ram Vilas was active in central politics. At the same time, Pashupati Paras was the state president. When Ram Vilas fell ill, Chirag took over the command of the party. Chirag snatched the reins of Bihar from the hands of uncle Pashupati Paras. After this the gap between the two started increasing. The battle for supremacy intensified after the death of October Ram Vilas. In the assembly elections held in Bihar, Chirag decided to go alone. Pashupati Paras opposed this.
Chirag failed miserably in the election results. After this the rebellion increased further. By the time of June 2021, Pashupati Paras snatched both the post of the parliamentary party and the command of the party from the lamp, including five of the party’s six MPs. Pashupati Paras is now a minister at the Centre. LJP got its name from Pashupati Paras faction. At the same time, Chirag is now the leader of LJP (Ram Vilas).

Expansion

Political turmoil continues in Maharashtra. The crisis is not only on the government but also on the existence of Shiv Sena. Due to this rebellion, there are also speculations whether Shiv Sena will now come out of the shadow of the Thackeray family. The Shiv Sena which was created by Uddhav Thackeray’s father Balasaheb Thackeray, in which Shiv Sena first Balasaheb then Uddhav Thackeray was the party head, will any non Thackeray become its chief now? All these questions will be answered in the coming days.

This is not the first time such a rebellion is happening in any party. In the past, there have been revolts over the occupation of many parties. Even in one state, the leader who formed the party had to face rebellion from his own people while he was the Chief Minister. Along with the chief minister’s post, the party he formed also went out of his hands. Let us know five such stories of rebellion…

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