Neelam Sanjiva Reddy

Neelam Sanjiva Reddy (* 18. May 1913, Andhra Pradesh; † 1. June 1996) was an Indian politician and president from 1977 to 1982.

The former freedom fighter was 1947 member of the constituent meeting, that prepared of India independence. He became a president of the Indian national congress. From 1956 to 1959 as well as from 1962 to 1964 he was Chief Minister of Andhra Pradesh, 1964/65 union Minister for steel and mining industry, 1966/67 union Minister for traffic and tourism. From 1967 to 1969 it functioned as a speaker of the House of Commons, the locomotive in such a way specified Sabha. In July 1977 he was selected to the Indian president.

Its office for president exercised Reddy under difficult basic conditions: Prime Minister Indira Gandhi had lost the elections of 1977 after corruption reproaches. Up to then it governed with Notstandgesetzen. The country was jerky, it gave economic problems and even food scarceness. Gandhis successor Morarji R. Desai took over the office of the Prime Minister as a chairman of a union of opposition parties , the Janata in such a way specified - block. With Gandhis of extremely successful return to power in the year 1980 the Sikhs in the Punjab of the union threatened to drop. Therefore Gandhi from political calculation favored soon Giani Zail Singh, which became in July 1982 Reddys successor and the first Sikh in the Indian office for president.


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