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On the occasion of Punyatithi of #DhirubhaiAmbani, let us read how Indira Gandhi & Co helped a clerk of Aden to become Polyster Prince of India or in other words Evolution of SuitBootKiSarkar with the help of @incindia & @CitiznMukherjee
When Congress was split into two, most
big business of those days had sided with Congress (O) and Indira wanted her own moneybags whom she could trust. And this was possible in the licence-permit raj where entrepreneurship could be engineered. A number of businessmen grew up thanks to her largesse among them
Dhirubhai Ambani, Kapal Mehra of Orkay.

DBA was a shrewd businessman, but the initial help he got made Dhirubhai realise the power of the government. It could make or break business, and with the sarkar on your side you could always be on the make.
So, he would spend a lot of
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