Congress party and its Masters always insulted, disrespected and violated Sardar Patel and his legacy. However, now Congress wishes to appropriate Patel when his true legacy is being played out well
The Congress party posted a video on Twitter stating that Sardar Patel was opposed to RSS. This propaganda to implicate the Sangh is basically because the Sangh echoed the sentiments of the nation which wanted Sardar Patel to be the 1st Prime Minister of Bharat instead of Nehru. The venom spewed by the Congress party on the Sangh is well known.
Statue of Unity Gujarat Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel
Rajaji said Patel would make a better PM than Nehru
That Patel would have been a better Prime Minister than Nehru was said by no less a person that C.Rajagpolachary, who was the Governor General of India. He said If Nehru were Foreign Minister and Patel, the Prime minister, it would be undoubtedly better.
Nehru Called Patel a ‘Complete Communalist’
Dr.Manmohan Singh’s in 2013 gave a certificate of secularism to Sardar Patel and therefore, he said, the Sangh cannot own him. The only certificate of “Secularism” in India must come from the Congress because they own the meaning of this word. ” Secularism” in Bharat, i.e., India means the opposite of what it is worldwide. But, let us see what Nehru had to say about Patel.
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In his book ” With No Ill-Feeling to Anybody“, Sri MKK Nair, an IAS officer of the 1947 batch who was close both to Sardar and VP Menon,writes “Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel, the then Deputy Prime Minister and Home Minister of India, was insulted, humiliated and disgraced by the then Prime Minister, Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru, during a Cabinet meeting. “You are a complete communalist, and I’ll never be a party to your suggestions and proposals,” Nehru shouted at Patel during a crucial Cabinet meeting to discuss the liberation of Hyderabad by the Army from the tyranny of the Razakkars, the then Nizam’s private army.
A shocked Sardar Patel collected his papers from the table and slowly walked out of the Cabinet room. That was the last time Patel attended a Cabinet meeting. He also stopped speaking to Nehru since then.” So RSS is not the only one that Nehru called communally. He had those kind words for the then own Dy. Prime Minister, Sardar Patel.
Patel Never Blamed Sangh
Some Congress leaders quote half-truths. For example, Manish Tewari, an erstwhile Information & Broadcasting Minister), in an interview to a news channel, quoted a letter by Sardar Patel to Guru Golwalkar of the RSS dated 11th Sept 1948 stating that the Sangh was responsible for communal poison. But, in the same letter that Tewari cites, the Sardar wrote,
Jawaharlal Nehru with Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel (Wikimedia Commons)
“There can be no doubt that the RSS did service to the Hindu society. In the areas where there was the need for help and organisation, the young men of the RSS protected women and children and strove much for their sake. No person of understanding could have a word of objection regarding that”, and he writes further “ I am thoroughly convinced that the RSS men carry on their patriotic endeavour only by joining the Congress and not by keeping separate or by opposing. ” Source: Justice on Trial
It is clear that Sardar Patel wanted the Sangh to join Congress for whatever reasons he deemed fit. Therefore, it would be nice if a student of political history as Tewari claims himself to be, he goes through the entire documentation.
“Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel, the then Deputy Prime Minister and Home Minister of India, was insulted, humiliated and disgraced by the then Prime Minister, Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru, during a Cabinet meeting. “You are a complete communalist, and I’ll never be a party to your suggestions and proposals,” Nehru shouted at Patel during a crucial Cabinet meeting to discuss the liberation of Hyderabad by the Army from the tyranny of the Razakkars, the then Nizam’s private army What is further interesting is the following correspondence. After removal of the ban on the RSS on 12 July 1949, Sardar Patel wrote a letter to Shri Guruji on this occasion and made a telling remark: ‘Only the people near me know as to how happy I was when the ban on Sangh was lifted. I wish you all the best.’
Any person who is genuine and wants to present the truth would have mentioned the whole correspondence between Sardar Patel and Guruji Golwalkar and not quote as it suits him. It exposes the lies that Congress leaders are indulging in.
Congress Continues to Malign Sangh
In spite of all the direct evidence, the Congress did not end at this, In 1966, Nehru’s daughter, Indira Gandhi appointed another commission under Justice JL Kapur, a retd judge of Supreme Court. It examined over 100 witnesses and submitted a report in 1969. The Kapur Commission report said ”
…RSS as such were not responsible for the murder of Mahatma Gandhi, meaning thereby that one could not name the organisation as such as being responsible for that most diabolical crime, the murder of the apostle of peace. It has not been proved that they (the accused) were members of the RSS..”
In his speeches, after the ban was lifted, Shri Guruji endeared himself to many people outside the Sangh ranks with his magnanimity and moderation. ‘Let us close this chapter of the ban on the Sangh,’ he told swayamsevaks and RSS sympathisers. ‘Do not let your minds be overcome with bitterness for those who, you feel, have done injustice to you. If the teeth were to bite the tongue, do we pull out the teeth? Even those who have done injustice to us are our people. So we must forget and forgive.”
Compare this with Nehru’s mean and jealous attitude of sidelining everyone who opposed in his way, so much so, that he arm-twisted even Mahatma Gandhi to name him as the Prime Minister when 12 out of 15 Congress committees named the Sardar over him as their Prime Ministerial choice.
Both Nehru and his daughter Indira Gandhi tried falsely implicate the RSS in the Gandhi murder. Nehru’s great-grandson, Rahul Gandhi continues to harp on the “people who killed Gandhi”. Having failed in their efforts, the Congress leaders & the communists continue to raise the bogey of Hindu communalism now and then in a lowly attempt to garner votes and keep the country in a state of uncertainty. The only difference is that the nation is seeing through their game!
The legacy of the great national leaders is not the property of a single political party. The Indian National Congress, pre-independence was a vehicle in which people of many political hues participated in their quest for freedom. The legacy of those leaders belong to the entire nation and not to one political party. It is for this reason that Mahatma Gandhi resolved to disband the Congress after Independence.
Mahatma Gandhi wrote ” Though split into two, India having attained political independence through means provided by the Indian National Congress, the Congress in its present shape and form, i.e., as a propaganda vehicle and parliamentary machine, has outlived its use. India has still to attain social, moral and economic independence regarding its seven hundred thousand villages as distinguished from its cities and towns. The struggle for the ascendancy of civil over military power is bound to take place in India’s progress towards its democratic goal. It must be kept out of unhealthy competition with political parties and communal bodies. For these and other similar reasons, the A. I. C .C. resolves to disband the existing Congress organisation and flower into a Lok Sevak Sangh under the following rules, with the power to alter them as occasion may demand. (*Gandhiji’s idea of a transformed Congress was published in Harijan under the title “His Last Will and Testament”. Also published in ‘The Collected Works of Mahatma Gandhi – Volume 90’, published by the Union Ministry of Information and Broadcasting’s publication division in 1984.
Can the Congress leaders explain why Mahatma Gandhi who as per them is the sole architect of freedom was completely ignored in this essential point? Does it not show the power-hungry nature of Nehru and his ilk?