Autocracy in Democracy – 10 Most Daring, Toughest and Courageous Politicians of India

A leader is formed only when bold steps are taken for the betterment and towards the developments of the country. Without any fear, they show the utmost courage and the power to change things for ever. It’s not easy to handle a democracy. Each step taken towards it requires one’s own confidence and India has seen such leaders and still seeing some of the greatest.

Here is the list of those Indian politicians.

Indira Gandhi

India’s third Prime Minister and the only female Prime Minister India has seen. Known for her political ruthlessness who for the support of Independence movement went to war with Pakistan. She declared the state of emergency which became very controversial. Indira Gandhi had taken such bold steps and turned the change.

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Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel

Sardar Patel, the first Deputy Prime Minister of India. He was known as the founding father of the Republic of India. In the struggle for independence, Sardar Patel played a major role and also promoted the quit India Movement. He was regarded as the Iron Man of India.

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Narendra Modi

The current Prime Minister of India who is famous for his bravery and taking bold steps in favour of the country. His latest move, Demonetisation has improved country’s ranking and gave the betterment. Narendra Modi is taking big steps for the country.

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Atal Bihari Vajpayee

The tenth Prime Minister of India. Atal Bihari Vajpayee was termed as the most courageous Prime Minister under whom India conducted five nuclear tests and also began a push for a full scale diplomatic peace process with Pakistan.

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Bal Thackeray

The founder of Shiv Sena. He was the politician who remained much in controversies. He was famous for using violent means and was seen as a good orator. Bal Thackeray took bold steps for Hindutva and took stand.

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Subramanian Swamy

The Indian Politician and economist who serves as the member of Rajya Sabha. Subramanian Swamy formulated a new export strategy and also simplified trade procedures. Subramanian Swamy served as a member of the Planning commission of India.

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Raj Thackeray

The current leader of Shiv Sena. Raj Thackeray formed the Maharashtra Navnirman Sena and operated it with taking bold decisions. He emerged as a leader who made his position stronger day by day. He is often termed as a courageous politician.

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The most daring lady in the history of politics. Jayalalithaa was the woman who was insulted once but never back down and rose as a leader. During her term, Jayalalithaa took such bold steps that changed the course of Indian Politics and emerged as the toughest lady.

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Sanjay Gandhi

From the Nehru-Gandhi dynasty and the son of Indira Gandhi. During the emergency, Sanjay Gandhi worked as Indira’s advisor. Sanjay Gandhi stood tough in the most of crucial times and took decisions.

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Mamata Banerjee

The chief minister of West Bengal. Founded the TMC and became its chairperson. Mamata Banerjee rose against decisions and became the woman who dared to speak her views against hard.

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