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The intriguing politics of postage stamps

Postal department to stop printing stamps of Indira and Rajiv. New stamps to depict Sangh icons and 'forgotten' Congress leaders

There is a clarification at the end  of this article Postage stamps depicting former Prime Ministers Indira Gandhi and her son Rajiv Gandhi are to be phased out. Instead, the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP)-led National Democratic Alliance government wants to popularise postage stamps that depict several other prominent freedom fighters, including Sangh Parivar icons like Syama Prasad Mookerjee and Deen Dayal Upadhyaya. The Department of Posts releases two kinds of stamps – commoemorative and definitive. Commoemorative stamps are limited edition stamps released on ...