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Today’s history: 20 years ago, Madhavrao Scindia died in a plane crash, the ground grip was such that even Atal ji was defeated in the Lok Sabha elections

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30 September 2001. Congress veteran Madhavrao Scindia was going to address a gathering in Mainpuri, Uttar Pradesh from his private plane. Then on the way, his Cessna C-90 aircraft crashed near Bhainsroli. All the people aboard the plane including Scindia were killed in this accident.

The special thing is that at that time the Prime Minister of the country Atal Bihari Vajpayee had sent a special plane to bring his body. It is also important that Scindia defeated Vajpayee in the 1984 Lok Sabha elections in his home town Gwalior.

Madhavrao was born on 10 March 1945 in the Scindia dynasty of Gwalior. He did his initial studies from Scindia School and then at Oxford University, he did higher studies. Scindia had joined the Congress when Indira Gandhi lost power. He is considered one of the most successful railway ministers. It was during his tenure that Shatabdi Express trains were run.

The debris of Scindia's plane spread after the accident.

The debris of Scindia’s plane spread after the accident.

Narasimha Rao formed the Madhya Pradesh Vikas Congress when Scindia was not given a ticket in 1996 due to the Hawala scandal, even after the best performance in the cabinet. However, he returned to the party as soon as Sitaram Kesari became the Congress President.

In 1999, when the issue of Sonia Gandhi’s foreign origin arose, Scindia was considered a strong contender for the post of Prime Minister in the Congress. Scindia was the deputy floor leader in the Lok Sabha and was considered a confidante of Congress President and Leader of the Opposition, Sonia Gandhi. He was an MP from 1971 to 1999.

The fluent Hindi and English speaking former Shrimant Scindia of Gwalior had a very strong ground hold. Another special thing is that he was always associated with sports. He was also the President of Madhya Pradesh Cricket Association for a long time.

1993: Earthquake hit Latur, Maharashtra, 20 thousand people died

Date- 30 September 1993. Time- 3:56 am in the morning. Location- Latur district of Maharashtra. People were sleeping in their homes, when the earth trembled rapidly and continued to tremble for 40 seconds. This earthquake of 6.4 magnitude had devastated the entire Latur. Thousands of people could not even wake up from their sleep. 20,000 people died in this terrible tragedy.

More than 30 thousand people were also injured in the earthquake. Not only Latur but about 2 lakh 11 thousand houses in the surrounding 12 districts were also destroyed in this earthquake. Dead bodies were piled up everywhere in the city.

Landscaped houses in Latur due to earthquake.

Landscaped houses in Latur due to earthquake.

The maximum impact of the earthquake was in Latur’s Ausa block and Osmanabad district. The epicenter of this earthquake was 12 km below the ground in a place called Killari. It is believed that there once used to be a large crater (volcanic estuary) where the epicenter of the earthquake was. When this earthquake occurred, most of the people were in deep sleep. Due to this there was a lot of loss of life and property.

2010: Allahabad High Court verdict in Ram Janmabhoomi case

On 30 September 2010, the Lucknow Bench of the Allahabad High Court had given an important decision regarding the ownership of land in the disputed Babri Masjid case. The High Court, by a majority of 2:1, divided the disputed land into three parts and gave one share each to Ram Lalla, Nirmohi Akhara and Waqf Board.

However, later the matter went to the Supreme Court. In November last year, a decision came that Ram Janmabhoomi should be built on the disputed land. In August, Prime Minister Narendra Modi performed Bhoomi Pujan for him.

The day of 30 September is also remembered because of these important events in history.

2013: The court convicted Lalu Prasad Yadav of corruption in the fodder scam.

2008: The stampede at the Devi temple of Mehrangarh Fort in Jodhpur had resulted in more than 200 deaths.

2001: Israel’s Interior Council of Ministers approved the agreement with Palestine.

1996: The capital of Tamil Nadu was renamed from Madras to Chennai.

1984: The borders between North and South Korea were opened for the first time since 1945.

1975: The AH-64 Apache attack helicopter took off for the first time.

1967: The International Monetary Fund (IMF) reformed the monetary system.

1947: Pakistan and Yemen joined the United Nations.

1846: Dr. William Morton extracted a tooth for the first time using anesthesia.

1841: America’s famous scientist Samuel Slocum patented the ‘stapler’.

1687: Aurangzeb captured the fort of Golconda in Hyderabad.

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