Until 2014, Indian Politics revolved around one family. From 1947-2014 it all looked like a monopoly. We are the world’s largest democracy, but in true terms we have become a democracy only after Narendra Modi came to power. The critics always find it easy to question PM Modi. But isn’t it true that PM Modi has taken over from a puppet Prime Minister?
Dr Manmohan Singh’s honesty cost the nation. He was again reporting to the same ‘Parivar.’ If I had to give a direct opinion he was reporting to an Italian commoner, who lacks the common national sentiment. Unfortunately this family drama started from the time of Jawaharlal Nehru.
He was the one who superseded Sardar Vallabhai Patel to become the first Prime Minister of India. In short he was the official destroyer of merit. His proximity to Gandhi got him the ‘role’ of PM. This was just the beginning of the many bad things that India had to bear with.
It is often said that the people in Indian villages are ignorant. But, are the people seriously ignorant. Come on! ‘Villager’ is just a crude term, but in actual meaning you’ll find that there are smart people in Indian villages. How on earth do people still vote for the ‘young’ Gandhi scion? Everyone knows that the family has been consistent with one thing & that is nothing.
The Fake surname has reaped huge rewards. Even after Nehru’s departure from Planet earth, Indira Gandhi & Rajiv Gandhi made it at the national level. They were riding on the success of the Gandhi brand. Shakespeare once said -What’s in a name? But looking at the Indian Political history, Shakespeare would have thought twice before giving an opinion. The name sells!
Nehru’s era was also the age of sycophancy. The only qualification that one needed to get into the party. The congress party has leaders that have passed on the ‘bootlicking’ legacy to their near and dear ones. We are a nation of 132 crore people. We were constantly being misguided that it was all about one family. Teachers, telling us that Mahatma Gandhi is the best thing that happened to India.
I have nothing against MK Gandhi. But, if his principles were followed till date we would have lost every war. Now, since it’s a democracy, I do have an opinion. I would say that Chandrashekar Azad is the greatest Indian freedom fighter. One man who sacrificed his life for the nation should be remembered. I really don’t know if MK Gandhi was great, but I do know that Chandrashekhar Azad & Bhagat Singh were the greatest revolutionaries, the world has ever seen.
Let’s take a look at the haunted past. Nehru was not an able administrator. Without even getting into his personal life, I can say that he was one of the sad things that happened to Independent India. The man lost the China war in 1962 & even after that he refused to step down. His daughter was a marketing genius. Her slogan of Garibi hatao was a super hit. She was the natural heir to the kingdom.
Garibi Hatao was actually a case of ‘Garib Hatao’. Indira Gandhi is a significant player because she was the one to adopt the fake surname. Indira Nehru wouldn’t have been that big. During her time there was rampant corruption. She was a dictator & the emergency was a testimony to her autocratic thinking. Indira Gandhi & her father went soft on Pakistan. The Indian Army had captured 92,000 Pakistan soldiers after the 1971 victory over Pakistan. The war led to the formation of Bangladesh. But letting 92,000 soldiers after capturing them alive makes it meaningless.
After Indira Gandhi’s assassination, Rajiv ascended to the throne. It was just another walk in the park. No merit, pure dynastic rule. Rajiv Gandhi was again one of the worst PMs ever. The 1984 Anti-Sikh riots, Bhopal Gas tragedy, Bofors scandal and most importantly the direct involvement of Antonia Maino in Indian politics after Rajiv Gandhi’s assassination. Was Rajiv Gandhi the worst ever?
No it was Sonia. She led the dynasty to an all time low. The Congress was now the Scamgress and we had a puppet & Parrot PM who maintained his silence. PM Modi’s report card is evaluated by the people of India. Manmohan Singh’s report card was dictated, written & evaluated by the same person. The irony is that they haven’t lost Amethi & Rae Bareli. At least Indira Gandhi lost an election. Sanjay Gandhi lost one too.
What about Sonia & Rahul? Are the people of Amethi & Rae Bareli that ignorant? There are no basic facilities in the 2 constituencies. I believe that the people should move on and get over the obsession with the family. PM Modi’s reply to Mallikarjun Kharge in the lower house sums it up, “don’t make it a one-family monopoly.” The family’s contribution to the nation is underwhelming. Sonia Gandhi’s scams are unlimited. The 2G scam, Commonwealth scam and a host of others that make it to the top 10 corruption scams in Indian history. If I were to write a book on the misrule, it would be called – The Democracy that wasn’t.