My entry into politics started as soon as I came back from England in 1961-62. Fresh from my Oxford Fabian socialist enthusiasm I looked for socialist friends in the Congress party. In 1962 or so, there was a new movement in the party started by Gulzarilal Nanda to promote an ideological shift towards a doctrinaire socialism within the Congress Party. He started the Congress Forum for Socialist Action which I joined and was active for some years. I was in correspondence with Mr. Nanda himself. This is the inaugural issue of the forum and shows how enthusiastic I was with the socialist principles then. It is another matter the Congress Party never got on beyond the initial years of socialist ideas.

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