Royal to Public Life
I felt that to remain in politics and keep fighting for the principles was my calling. So, I thought that working with the people of similar
ideology might be more fruitful. I felt affinity with those parties which were neither corrupt nor power-drunk?. Ideologically, I found myself close to Jana Sangh and Swatantra Party. I was in a dilemma to choose between the two. So, I decided to contest the election on the ticket of both these parties. I became candidate of Jana Sangh from Karera constituency of Madhya Pradesh Assembly. Tihar is not a jail, it is hell on earth. And those people were pushed in this hell whose penance threatened to dethrone Indiraji. There were piles of filth at different places in Tihar jail. It would make the inside air polluted which was stifling. While eating one had to constantly drive away the flies with one?s hands. The ears would be abuzz with the sounds of insects. In the darkness the brooch would glow and crickets would speak. Life was difficult. But despite that we would have sound sleep. Ayodhya is not a city made of bricks and mortars. It is a symbol of India?s soul and national identity. That?s why when the Rath Yatra was taken out, Hindus and Muslims participated in it alike. This national integration caused heart burns to those vested interests that were in the habit of taking the advantage of social division.
Rajmata Vijayaraje Scindia With Mridula Sinha