Its my personal dedication to this great socialist leader of INDIA who came in limelight after the allahabad high court famous judgement on june 12, 1975 which disqualified Mrs Indira Gandhi as Member of Parliament ( Lok Sabha) from Rae-Bareli of election held in 1971 . This led to famous black chapter in Indian Democracy i.e. state of Emergency .
Raj Narain influenced politics in the 1970s, and yet how many of you know him? Younger readers who think Laloo Prasad Yadav is the perennial jester of Indian politics will never know the 'mystique' of Raj Narain. Always looking as if he had just woken up from bed after a bad nightmare, always seen with a lime green bandana, always ready with a devastating quip, always prepared to destroy and self destruct. Morarji Desai's health minister, he aligned with then home minister Charan Singh and brought down the Janata Party government by hammering former Jan Sangh ministers like Atal Bihari Vajpayee and L K Advani over their membership of the RSS. Most pundits dismissed him as a buffoon, but, like Laloo, he was a canny political operator. Indira Gandhi had enough reason to loath him. After losing to her in the 1971 election from Rae Bareli, Raj Narain mounted a ferocious legal campaign to unseat her for violation of electoral practices.