In 1977, there used to be only Doordarshan in the country and its control was completely in the hands of the government. In normal days, if Bobby movie was being shown on TV, then almost half of Delhi’s population would have been confined around TV screens. On the next side was Bobby and from the other side was the leader of the aviary.
Delhi’s Bahadur Shah Zafar Marg, the newspaper office was buzzing with the sound of a typewriter chuckling as usual. Suddenly the power goes out at night or it is cut off like this. So that the newspaper does not come out. By the morning of the next day, the temperature of both the weather and politics rose significantly. This morning was very different from other mornings. Instead of news on All India Radio at eight o’clock, the whole country heard the message in the voice of Indira Gandhi on the radio – ‘Brothers and sisters, the President has declared emergency. There is no reason to panic.
Exactly 18 months later, in March 1977, the leaders of the opposition party were released and they decided to hold a large public meeting in Delhi. When the government felt that not many people would reach, then its Information and Broadcasting Minister Vidyacharan Shukla announced that this time the famous film Bobby of that time will be shown on Sunday. In 1977, there used to be only Doordarshan in the country and its control was completely in the hands of the government. In normal days, if Bobby movie was being shown on TV, then almost half of Delhi’s population would have been confined around TV screens. On the next side was Bobby and from the other side was the leader of the aviary. But it did not happen that day. Babu Jagjivan Ram also resigned from the central government 10 days after the formation of the Janata Party. Babu Jagjivan Ram announced to address a huge public meeting in Delhi on 6 March. About 10 thousand people listened to Babuji and Jayaprakash Narayan in Delhi.
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Ramlila ground was packed in spite of the rain. It was 9:30 in the night. Atal Bihari Vajpayee gets up from his seat to give a speech and continued to speak till 11:00 in the night. The entire Ramlila ground reverberated with applause for the next 15 minutes.
“After a long time, you have met crazy, there are many rumors to hear.
Take a breath in the open air, who knows how long the freedom will last.
After this rally of the Janata Party, a newspaper of that era made the headline the next day that today Babuji won from Bobby!
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