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Giani Zail Singh

Data di nascita: 5. Maggio 1916
Data di morte: 25. Dicembre 1994

Giani Zail Singh è stato un politico indiano, settimo presidente dell'India, in carica dal 1982 al 1987. Wikipedia

Frasi Giani Zail Singh

„All I could do was to ask the prime minister of the country not to allow the blood of innocents be spilled for the crime committed by two misguided security men.“

—  Zail Singh

When Indira Gandhi was assassinated and riots broke out in Delhi and other parts of the country, his pleas to control the situation did not result in positive response from Rajiv Gandhi.
Origine: K.R. Sundar Rajan "Presidential Years:Zail Singh's posthumous defence of his controversial tenure."

„No one actually brought me any money. But there were many commitments made…Chandraswami said he knows some Sultan. He wanted me to contest for the second time. Somehow, this fellow had a dislike for Rajiv perhaps because Rajiv refused to encourage him.“

—  Zail Singh

When it was rumored that he was thinking of contesting for Presidential election for a second term. In: K.R. Sundar Rajan "Presidential Years:Zail Singh's posthumous defence of his controversial tenure."

„At one stage, Venkataraman had agreed to become prime minister but he never told me this directly…. Once the news of his being in touch with the dissidents was leaked out, he was offered the presidency and that was the end of it.“

—  Zail Singh

On being asked if R. Venkataraman showed any interest in becoming prime minister. In: K.R. Sundar Rajan "Presidential Years:Zail Singh's posthumous defence of his controversial tenure".

„I asked Rajiv to be frank. I had no love for office or power. I could walk out any time. I was like a sojourner in an inn.“

—  Zail Singh

When there were rumours that there were proposals under consideration by Rajiv Gandhi and his cronies to either send him back to Punjab as Chief Minister or Impeach him as President, in: K.R. Sundar Rajan "Presidential Years:Zail Singh's posthumous defence of his controversial tenure."

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„A veteran of the Indian independence movement against Britain, he was personally popular for his earthy humor and political skills.“

—  Zail Singh

Sanjoy Hazarika, in: Zail Singh, 78, First Sikh To Hold India's Presidency http://www.nytimes.com/1994/12/26/obituaries/zail-singh-78-first-sikh-to-hold-india-s-presidency.html, The New York Times, 26 December 1994.

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