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When Congress men Hijacked IC-410 for release of Indira Gandi in 1978

Nair saab

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Bholanath and Devendra Pandey are two friends who in 1978 hijacked an Indian Airlines plane on a domestic flight. They demanded the release of opposition leader Indira Gandhi (who had been arrested by Indian parliament) and the withdrawal of all the cases against her son Sanjay Gandhi.=. After keeping 132 passengers hostage for some hours, they surrendered in the presence of media.

The Indian National Congress party rewarded them with party tickets for 1980 state assembly election. Both won the election and became members of the legislative assembly of Uttar Pradesh. Bhola served as a Congress MLA from 1980 to 1985 while Devendra remained a member of the house for two terms. Devendra Nath Pandey rose to become a minister in the government of most populous state of India, Uttar Pradesh.

Devendra served the party as a general secretary of Uttar Pradesh Congress Committee (UPCC) until recently. He is now nurturing the Sultanpur constituency in the hope of a Congress ticket in the next elections.

Bholanath unsuccessfully contested the 1999 Lok Sabha elections from Salempur as a Congress candidate.

Two friends, who hijacked an Indian Airlines plane in 1978, were made Congress MLAs later | News of Delhi

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Jaggu

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Proves what a lot of people already knew about the congress party. They use terrorist tactics when it suits them.
 

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Oh well.. This kind of instances only strengthens my conviction. I always thought Congress was an anti-national & a terrorist organisation. This party should be banned from all political activities in India & its leaders should be tried for treason.
 

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