June 06, 2011

Ram Lila Ground Delhi - 1977 and 2011- Deja vu

The present incident at Ram Lila Ground ( Baba Ramdev Vs. State ) reminds one of a similar incident in 1977 ( Emergency )

Babu Jagjivan Ram was  holding a  mammoth opposition Rally at Ram Lila Ground . The then Government / administration desperately wished to see the Rally not succeed . What to do ? At that time there was only one Television channel ( that too under the Government ) . Hurriedly , a print of blockbuster Hindi film " Bobby " was procured and telecast coinciding with the Rally.

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