Indira as PM was a tragic mistake:
Ram Jethmalani holds views which appear extreme to many has uncharacteristically analysed the harmful effects of Indira Gandhi's ascendance as PM of India. One may quarrel with Jethmalani's assertion that Lal Bahadur Shastri was the best PM of India, but by and large his analysis is balanced. The greatest disservice that Indira Gandhi did to India was that she wrecked all institutions of governance and the constitution . Before her becoming PM the Indian political system operated on the course set by the Constitution of India, she began to short-circuit the constitution and ethical considerations. All the malaise afflicting the Indian political system could be traced back to her rule.