Subject: Re: Evaluation of Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel
Date: 14/04/2013 21:19:08 GMT Daylight Time
Considering the immense and irrevocable harm done by some pseudo-freedom fighters (actually agents of the Anglo-American colonial power), and considering that due to huge and never ending publicity abt their 'greatness' thrust upon the innocent impressionable Indian minds, one has to condemn these pseudo-freedom fighters and ignore their 'positive contributions' which would enable them to gain undeserving respectability.
The History of Indian Freedom struggle must be written afresh discarding the distorted History books written by the dynasty-inspired Historians and the ever treacherous brain-washed Communist Historians.
I've tried to attach some articles, published in The Statesman by an eminent researcher, Sushanta K Sur, but I failed. So I'm giving below some gists:
Pakistan has failed because of its failure to accept pluralism
Jinnah publicly showed his communal face for impressing the M League but he secretly wanted a confederation of union of M majority provinces and H majority ones in United India. He privately accepted the Cabinet Mission plan and wanted to give a 10 year trial which was to continue for ever.
But Cong rejected his idea and Nehru wanted to become the PM of divided India. He concluded an agreement in 1946 with Mountbatten when M Batten told that the British believed that Subhas didn't die in 1945.Nehru earlier had complained to Attlee against Russia for giving asylum to "War Criminal" Bose and due to this impending rejuvenated INA attack, Nehru & British panicked and preponed the date of 'Transfer of power".
Netaji who was stumbling block to British plan to create Pak. was ousted by Gandhi from Cong Party with assistance of Viceroy Linlithgow who admired Gandhi for this though admitting that Gandhi's methods "Were of most questionable constitutional ability." G D Birla was so pleased as to remark,"Lord Linlithgow will long be remembered with affectionate gratitude". [Bengal was then industrially the most advanced state with Bengali entrepreneurs (Sir P C Roy, Sir Rajen & many others) flourishing, with nation-building drives]. So Bengal needed to be ruined and business needed to pass on to Marwaris with philosophy of unlimited profit motive.
Attlee persuaded Gandhi to accept partition and also to write to the USA to accept partition, to change Roosevelt's support to United India, to support British plan before Bose comes with the help of the Russia.
Later when M Batten came to India, in March 1947 to dismantle the British Raj, Nehru wrote a top secret letter to him:"Bose shd not be allowed to return from Russia until the partition of the country is completed"
Cong resolution for Bengal & Punjab's partition was passed on 8th Mar. 1947 and G D Birla's paper Hindustan Times published it with glee, alongwith Maps. HT said it was unreasonable to oppose Partition.
Attlee wanted Nehru & Jinnah to protect British interests in the 2 Indias. While Jinnah was for 1/4th of India but he didn't clarify if Pak was to be a sovereign state. He desired for a confederation in United India but was thwarted by the British Manipulation over M League. . . .
Fischer met Gandhi to alert abt his political opponent Bose's imminent entering India from Russia, thro' NWFP. Gandhi was also blackmailed with threat to make public abt the closed door meeting against Bose in 15 May, 1942 Attlee decided to play with Gandhi's anti-Subhas feeling to make him agree to compromise with the strategic wishes of Britain to create Pak. Besides, Gandhi & Nehru were manipulated not to agree to share powers with League.
Gandhi & Nehru were convinced that if Netaji returned, the entire country would hail him as the liberator and Jinnah would join hands with him.
Subhas differed with Gandhi on matters of principle, but had always kept respect towards Gandhi calling him "Mahatma". He asked for Gandhi's blessings before his INA attacked and named his brigades after Gandhi and Nehru, but the latters were always petty & jealous and hated Netaji personally. When Tagore approached Gandhi to bring rapproachment with Subhas, Gandhi rejected the move saying "Subhas was a spoilt child".
Nehru through Patel ordered after 'Transfer of power" that no INA member would be allowed to join Indian Army and no photo of Subhas shd be hung in Army barracks.
So why shd we respect Gandhi, Nehru and Patel ~ the coterie that betrayed the Nation in their blind jealousy against Netaji and in their desire to continue Anglo-American dominance over India for all time to come? We clearly find even now how their Cong has been selling "Free" India to the foreigners ~ our internal & external policies are being dictated still and more increasingly, by these colonial powers. And every road, every scheme, every University and everything else bear the names of one or another member of the betraying dynasty.
On Sat, Apr 13, 2013 xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx wrote:
perhaps, all the freedom fighters must have had a tough time fighting against the british colonial power which was mostly helped and bolstered by the state power (soldiers, intelligence, administrative apparatus etc besides friendship and advice) of the surrendered indian kings and nawabs ?????????
so, the leaders had to come from among the common people, and, they were at a huge disadvantage. also, the hindu society had been suppressed and damaged by islam for many centuries even before the british came. even now, it is not easy for the common man to stand up to the power structure ????????????
congress party was a tool of the british. it is very doubtful that they would have allowed it to be used against their own interests. so, it s very likely that the barrister mahatma gandhi with his earlier experience in south africa must have seen it very differently compared to the netaji subhash chandra bose who wished to fight the british colonial rule in a more direct manner head on.
gandhi may have thought it as more risky, it is also possible that there was british hand behind the ousting of netaji from the congress party presidentship, directly or manipulatively (perhaps, even on gandhi ?, who was in british jail in south africa, it is possible).
without knowing the intimate personal level details of the events and the full picture of the british role, of others around, it is difficult to arrive at a complete understanding of the differences between gandhi and bose, personality wise, as well as in strategy. in general, the british strategy was to weaken the hindu leaders psychologically, to "use" muslims against hindus, and, also to divide hindus against each other.
we need to understand better the forces that were at work against the freedom fighters, and, not draw unfair, harsh conclusions, we must be respectful for their positive contributions and help to minimize and solve the negative, undesirable impacts.
yes, the anti-hindu false-secular ideology of the congress party after 1947 is a big shame. to give a small example, long-existing sanskrit schools were closed in the 1950s, including one near my native village in kasaragod district, under the nehru education policy.
On Fri, Apr 12, 2013 at 3:07 PM, Abhijit Sengupta
But Ballabhbhai Patel was among the original sinners~ the coterie led by M K Gandhi to force Subhas resign his Congress Presidentship. The fight was between two matters of principle: Subhas was in favour of fighting for true, sovereign independence freed from all British Colonial hangover.( And he won his election on this plank defeating Gandhi's cndidate Pattavi Sitaramiyah). Whereas Gandhi was not interested for India gaining sovereign independence ~ he wanted India to remain a virtual British Colony with mere 'transfer of power' in the hands of the British loyalists, under the dispensation called 'Dominion Status'.
With the resignation of Subhas and with his marginalization from the mainstream of India's Independence Movement, turning point arrived. Gandhi blinded by his jealousy towards Subhas and due to his vindictive attitude towards Subhas, chose an unprincipled thoroughly ambitious person J Nehru as his heir. And the coterie of M K Gandhi, Nehru, Patel etc.and even the so-called 'Progressive' Socialists (M N Roy, J P Narayan, R M Lohia etc.) all deserted Subhas at the critical point of India's history.
The result is all for us to see: India gained a pseudo-independence with power in the hands of agents of the Anglo-American Colonial Masters still continuing and weakened disastrously by Partition of Bengal (And of Punjab).
Also one has to remember that Subhas met Vithalbhai Patel elder brother of Ballabhbhai, at Vienna. There Vitalbhai was so impressed with Subhas' selflessness and total commitment towards full & complete indepndence, that he bestowed upon Subhas his wealth to help his freedom movement. But Ballabhbhai showed his true colours by insulting Subhas for this and Subhas returned Vithalbhai's money to Ballabhbhai in utter disgust.
It was Ballabhbhai who ordered that Netaji's photos can't be hung in prominent places like army barracks.
Also when Ministry was formed before transfer of power, jointly with the Mulsims, Ballabhbhai shd have insisted in getting the Finance, the most powerful ministry. But Muslims got the Finance without objection and thus Hindus were disadvantaged.
So, calling Ballabhbhai 'iron-man' and eulogising him is of no use.
He sinned originally by tying up with a character like J Nehru and thus became a party to his blunders.
--- On Mon, 8/4/13, xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx wrote:
A Peep into Unknown Indian History
Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel, the then Deputy Prime Minister and Home Minister
of India, whose 137th birth anniversary is on October 31, 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," writes MKK
Nair, a 1947 batch IAS officer, in his memoirs "With No Ill Feeling to
Anybody". Nair had close ties with both Sardar and VP Menon, his Man Friday.
Though Nair has not written the exact date of the above mentioned Cabinet
meeting, it could have happened during the weeks prior to the liberation of
Hyderabad by the Indian Army. Operation Polo, the mission to liberate
Hyderabad from the Nizam, began on September 13, 1948 and culminated on
September 18. While Sardar Patel wanted direct military action to liberate
Hyderabad from the rape and mayhem perpetrated by the 2,00,000 Razakars,
Nehru preferred the United Nations route (An @$#% A_ _).
Nair writes that Nehru's personal hatred for Sardar Patel came out in the
open on December 15, 1950, the day the Sardar breathed his last in Bombay
"Immediately after he got the news about Sardar Patel's death, Nehru sent
two notes to the Ministry of States. The notes reached VP Menon, the then
Secretary to the Ministry. In one of the notes, Nehru had asked Menon to
send the official Cadillac car used by Sardar Patel to the former's
office. The second note was shocking. Nehru wanted government secretaries
desirous of attending Sardar Patel's last rites to do so at their own
"But Menon convened a meeting of all secretaries and asked them to furnish
the names of those who want to attend the last rites of Patel. He did not
mention anything about the note sent by Nehru. Menon paid the entire cost of
the air tickets for those secretaries who expressed their wish to attend
Sardar's last journey. This further infuriated Nehru," Nair has written
about his memoirs in the corridors of power in New Delhi.
Nair's friendship with Patel began during the former's posting in Hyderabad
as a civilian officer of the Army. "I was a bachelor and my guest house was
a rendezvous of all those in the inner circle of the then Nizam of
Hyderabad. Every night they arrived with bundles of currency notes. We
gambled and played flash and the stakes were high. During the game I served
them the finest Scotch. After a couple of drinks, the princes and the junior
Nawabs would open their minds and reveal the secret action plans being drawn
out in the Nizam's palace. Once intoxicated, they would tell me about the
plans to merge Hyderabad with Pakistan after independence. This was
information that no one outside the Nawab's close family members and the
British secret service were privy to. But I ensured that this information
reached directly to Sardar Patel and thus grew our relation," writes Nair.
The relation between Nair and Sardar Patel was such that the former's
director general in the ministry told him once: "Sardar Patel keeps an open
house for you." Nair, who worked in various ministries during his
three-decade long civil service career, writes that the formation of North
East Frontier Service under the Ministry of External Affairs by Nehru and
the removal of the affairs of the Jammu & Kashmir from the Ministry of Home
Affairs are the major reasons behind the turmoil in both the regions.
"This was done by Nehru to curtail the wings of Sardar Patel," Nair has
written. Though Sardar Patel was known as a no-nonsense man devoid of any
sense of humour, Nair has written about lighter moments featuring him. The
one centres around VP Menon with whom Patel had a special relation. Menon
had to face ire of Nesamani Nadar, a Congress MP from Kanyakumari, during
his visit to Thiruvananthapuram in connection with the reorganisation of
States. Nadar barged into Menon's suite in the State Gust House and shouted
at him for not obeying his diktats. Menon, who was enjoying his quota of
sun-downer, asked Nadar to get out of his room. A furious Nadar sent a
six-page letter to Sardar Patel trading all kinds of charges against Menon.
"He was fully drunk when I went to meet him in the evening and he abused me
using the filthiest of languages," complained Nadar in his letter.
Sardar Patel, who read the letter in full asked his secretary V Shankar, an
ICS officer: "Shankar, does VP take drinks?" Shankar, who was embarrassed by
the question, had to spill the beans. "Sir, Menon takes a couple of drinks
in the evening," he said. Sardar was curious to know what was Menon's
favourite drink. Shankar replied that Menon preferred only Scotch. "Shankar,
you instruct all government secretaries to take Scotch in the evening,"
Sardar told Shankar. Nair writes that this anecdote was a rave in the Delhi
evenings for a number of years!
Balraj Krishna (92), who authored Sardar's biography, told The Pioneer that
Nehru was opposed to Babu Rajendra Prasad, the then President, travelling to
Bombay to pay his last respects to Patel. "But Prasad insisted and made it
to Bombay," said Krishna. MV Kamath, senior journalist, said though Nehru
too attended the funeral of Patel, it was C Rajagopalachari, who delivered
the funeral oration.
Prof MGS Narayanan, former chairman of Indian Council of Historical
Research, said there was no reason to disbelieve what Nair has written.
"But his memoirs did not get the due recognition it deserved. It is a
historical chronicle of pre-and post independent India," he said. IF only
Sardar had become PM, as per the votes of CWC, and Gandhi had not dissuaded
him, in favour of a sulking Nehru..many of the country's problems would
never have seen the day.....!!