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Many liberals are amazed that people believe the obvious lies that the Modi government puts out about China. There's a clear inconsistency between Modi saying that China didn't take any territory and army commanders regularly meeting their Chinese counterparts to negotiate.

They're practically begging the Chinese to leave, and the Chinese are refusing. If that were not the case, there would be no need to talk.

Also, the #Indian #Military position MUST BE WEAK, otherwise we would have kicked out the #Chinese. We simply cannot.

So why isn't the Indian public angry with #Modi?

For the same reason they were not angry with #Nehru in 1962.


Indians have a tendency to place their heroes on a pedestal and worship them. As long as they are on that pedestal, they can do no wrong.

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.@INCIndia leaders often allege on TV channels that PM Modi left his wife.But do you know what #JawaharlalNehru did to his wife?

#Nehru's wife Kamala was suffering from tuberculosis (TB).In those days TB was dreaded as AIDS today -because there was no cure
for TB at that time & TB used to reduce living beings to bones-only-skeletons & eventually kill them.The disease so dreaded that no 1 even went near a TB patient as it spread even through breathing air in the vicinity of the patients.TB patients used to be admitted to TB
sanitoriums built in hilly areas.
Nehru admitted his wife to a sanatorium in the city of Prague in Yugoslavia [today's Czech Republic] with another man to accompany her.
She kept waiting alone,every moment, for impending death in the sanatorium for 10 years while Nehru
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Savarkar and Me:

"Nhe majhshi nhe parat matrubhumi la".....

When I was a kid, my Appa (maternal grandfather) used to take me to the seashore and hum this song. I used to hum it with him, feeling a sense of pride swell up inside me. (1/n)
My Appa was a RSS Karyakarta in his youth, fiercely patriotic, extremely disciplined but at the same time could love Morarji Desai and Jawaharlal Nehru without differentiating.
As he grew up in the ranks of RSS he figured that they were more than just a "Swayamsevak Sangh" and quickly got out of it at the first opportunity.... thats another story for some other day.
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On the eve of Jawaharlal Nehru’s death anniversary, putting forth my personal impression/assessment of Nehru.

This will somewhat include Nehruvians as well - unavoidable.

Nehru’s public life has to be divided into 2 large phases.

- The Pre-Independence Phase
- The Post -Independence Phase

For Power, changes the greatest of human beings and a lesser man like Nehru would be no different.

Nevertheless, a set of summary first.

1. By 1947, there is no doubt that he was among the top 5 popular leaders of India.

There is no proper measure to say who among the lot Nehru, Patel, Savarkar, Bose were more popular than the other.

Definitely, Gandhi was more popular than all of them.

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#Exclusive #Thread | 𝗨𝗻𝗰𝗼𝘃𝗲𝗿𝗶𝗻𝗴 𝗧𝗵𝗲𝗼𝗿𝗶𝗲𝘀 𝗔𝗿𝗼𝘂𝗻𝗱 𝗝𝗮𝘄𝗮𝗵𝗮𝗿𝗹𝗮𝗹 𝗡𝗲𝗵𝗿𝘂'𝘀 𝗗𝗲𝗮𝘁𝗵 !

👉 How Nehru Passed Away ? What is The Cause ?

Heart Attack, Coronary Thrombosis, STD or Syphilis ?

#JawaharLalNehru #RememberingNehru #Nehru Image
Probably No one Seen Death Certificate of Nehru Till Now & Its Not Even Kept in Nehru Museum PTs are Denied By Giving Reson of "National Security"

Why Govt Doesn't De-Classify Nehru's Death Certificate ?

What is So Special In Nehru's Death ? ImageImage
Official Announcement : Nehru's was announced to Lok Sabha at 2 pm on May 27, 1964 (same day) and the cause of death was said to be a Heart Attack

Story Goes Like This 👇 ImageImage
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I wrote this to a #BJP supporter who wanted to know my political position. I am expanding and sharing it here.

1. BJP is as corrupt and inefficient as #Congress, but it gets a free pass because it is successfully advancing the cause of #Hindu #majoritarianism.

2. Examples are #Rammandir, #kashivishvanathtemple, #Article370, #TripleTalaq, #UCC, #CAANRC, #Cowslaughter bans, random #lynchings of Muslims, ban on #Azan in public, etc. A majority of Hindus in India support these, as they believe these will "put Muslims in their place."

3. In fact, #Corruption under the BJP is likely to be far worse than under Congress rule, because the media (which is now entirely under the control of Modi's corporate cronies like A&A) simply refuses to investigate any BJP corruption scams. Examples: #Vyapam, #Rafale...

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Fake #Gandhi surname #LICMundhraScam #MundhraScandal
1. Feroze Jehangir Ghandy(pl see the spelling of Gandhy) was a freedom fighter, MP and a journalist. His father’s name was Jehangir Faredoon Ghandy and his mother was Ratimai Ghandy. He was close to Kamala Nehru. When Kamala .2 Image
2. Nehru was suffering from TB, he used to take her to the hospital and look after her. That is how he met Indira and he married Indira Nehru in Mar 1942. On 1 Sep 1956, 245 insurance companies were merged together to establish The Life Insurance Corporation of India (LIC). ..3
3. Haridas Mundra was a stock broker & speculator from Kolkata. He owned large number of shares in six troubled companies-: Richardson Cruddas, Jessops & Company, Smith Stanistreet, Osler Lamps, Agnelo Brothers and British India Corporation. He had good contacts in the Govt ..4.
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#JeepScam #Congress #Nehru #KrishnaMenon
1. Does anyone buy a second hand product for the cost of a new one? That is exactly what happened in the Jeep scandal of 1948. Indo-Pak war was going on in 1947-48. Pakistan wanted to annex J&K. Indian Army badly needed jeeps for troop .2. Image
2. mobility. VK Krishna Menon was the Indian High Commissioner to the United Kingdom. Krishna Menon placed an order for 2000 refurbished jeeps with a British firm Anti-Mistantes for Rs 80 lakhs @ £300/- jeep whereas new jeeps were available in US and Canada for the ...cont..3.
3. same price. Major part of the money was paid in advance( In 1948 Rs 3.31= 1 USD). Only 155 jeeps were delivered by the company and they were unserviceable. The Ministry of Defence refused to accept them. Later on jeeps had to be procured @£458 each. Jeeps were not ..cont..4..
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What’s the fault of
#HindusOfPakistan who were left to die there by the #Nehru gov whose edu minister left’m as ‘hostage population’ to be slaughtered when India’s arm needed to be twisted in favour of Ms in 🇮🇳?
#ThreadsOfThreads about what those who’ve come here have got!
Where are #PakHinduRefugees supposed to live when they come begging refuge in a land that is rightfully there’s?
Does state/ centre gov have any camps for them?
So what do they do, how do they survive?
They buy small pieces of land from ppl in 🇮🇳at exorbitant prices by selling the last piece of silver on their women or child’s body, & by slogging on daily wages, build whatever small structure they can!
One fine day @JdaJodhpur wakes up & says, that land is illegally occupied!
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Commemorative postal stamps on Jawaharlal #nehru issued by different countries.
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There has been a lot of outrage about the scrubbing of #MaulanaAzad from the history textbooks in India by the BJP, and justifiably so.

A thread 🧵. (1/n)
But for the last 75 years, nobody seems to have been outraged by the fact that the greatest Indian public intellectual of the 21st century, Dr. BR #Ambedkar, was practically scrubbed from history textbooks by Congress governments and BJP governments alike.

Sure, when I studied about Ambedkar in Maharashtra State Board textbooks, they told me that he was the author of the #indianconstitution and had grown up enduring great #castediscrimination. But THAT WAS ALL.

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Dear friends, #Congress (#INC) likes to claim that it "fought" for #India's independence & refers to its political opponents as #fascists. How many of you know that only did #INC *not* EXCLUSIVELY "fight" for #Independence (AND #Gandhi was "happy" to settle for #DominionStatus)+
But also the party known as #INC by #IndiraGandhi was *not* even the same party that was formed in #1885 ? A thread about the #Congress follows: +
In 1883, retired civil servant (AO #Hume), a #Scottish ornithologist. Hume first expressed the idea that "educated" #Indians should fight for greater freedom and representation for themselves in the #British government of #India, claiming it as both the Indians' right and duty +
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#SAT Analytics✨

The Bucher Papers - A 🧵

#India has long been accused of attempting to stop the declassification of documents from 1947 pertaining to #Kashmir out of concern that the "sensitive" letters might have an impact on international relations.

The letters, also known as the Bucher papers, are thought to include political and military grounds for Jawaharlal Nehru, #India's first prime minister, to request a cease-fire with #Pakistan and grant the state of Jammu & Kashmir special status.

For the current nationalist government in Delhi, which has derided Nehru's decision to reach a compromise on status of disputed Kashmir as an ignorant "blunder," the correspondence from the then-commander-in-chief, Gen. Roy Bucher, will have major political implications.

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समाज के जिस वर्ग से बिस्मिल और चंद्रशेखर आते थे, वहाँ पैतृक संसाधनों की आशा #Nehru के समान कुलीन, धनाढ़्य परिवारों की अपेक्षा कम थी।…
जहाँ #Nehru के जीवन में शिक्षा, व्यवसाय में परिवार का अपना महत्त्व था, बिस्मिल और आज़ाद के सामाजिक वर्ग में संघर्ष और सफलता या विफलता, दोनों व्यक्तिगत थे। समाज के आर्थिक पिछड़े वर्ग से आने वाले ये नेता स्वभाविक रूप से अधिक साहस और दृढ़ता रखते थे।
जब असहयोग आंदोलन ने ज़ोर पकड़ा, चंद्रशेखर 'महात्मा गाँधी की जय' का नारा लगाते हुए उसमे कूद पड़े। गिरफ्तार हुए और आईसीएस खरेघाट के सामने प्रस्तुत किये गए। वहीं प्रसिद्ध प्रसंग हुआ जिसमे खरेघाट पूछते हैं–

पिता का नाम?
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#History, #India #China #Nehru Aksai Chin, a part of India in 1947 created a kind of Kangaroo's lap for Tibet in which it kept safe from prying eyes of the Chinese. Xinjiang- Tibet Highway passed through this land. It was inaugurated on 6th October, 1957.
On 3rd of February, 1958, only a few months later, Foreign Secretary Subimal Dutta wrote letter to #Nehru that there was no doubt that this road to Tibet cut through Indian territory of Aksai Chin. Nehru kept quiet. He had already lost territory in PoK to Pakistan. He knew.
On 4th of February, 1958, five months after illegal construction of road through Indian territory by #China, #Nehru resists formally raising the issue with China, suggests a quiet survey and informally raising the issue with the Chinese.
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The #RSS & Left inhabit two different ideological spheres. But Gopal Mukund (Balaji) Huddar, the 1st general secretary of the #RSS made a transformation to being a Marxist. He fought the Spanish civil war & joined the #CPI
#Maharashtra #history #Nagpur #Spain #SpanishCivilWar
#BalajiHuddar was born on 17 June 1902 at Mandla (Madhya Pradesh). The family's original surname was Rauldev. They were known as 'Huddar' as they were Huddedars or noblemen of the Gond kings in Vidarbha.
Since the age of 4, he was brought up by Umabai, a rich widow from the Udhoji family, who had saved him while he was drowning. Though this was done with the consent of his birth parents, his formal adoption had not been done. This took place when he was 40! #BalajiHuddar
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#Savarkar was sentenced with double life sentence in September, 1910. #Congress session in 1910 December was to be held in Allahabad (now Prayag). Gokhale pleaded with Sir William Wedderburn to take over the presidentship of Congress (which was fighting the British).
In July 1911, #Savarkar was sent to Cellular Jail for hard labour prison term. In December, 2011, Calcutta Convention, it was proposed that Ramsay Macdonald, takes the mantle of #Congress President. Bengal congress telegrammed Gandhi to take over. The majority supported Mudholkar
#Nehru on 1912 #Congress- 'It was very much an English-knowing upper class affair where morning coats and well-pressed trousers were greatly in evidence.'
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(1/16) Glorified by some & vilified by some. #Nehru's legacy is complex. Read on for a data centric report card. Sorry no spicy stories Edwina/Padmaja Naidu. We're professional not personal. If bhakts & kambhakts fight over #Nehru in ur whatsapp groups share this thread with them
(2/16) We evaluate the KPIs of 16.7 years of strictly PM years with report card in last tweet. We assume that a person that spent 10 years in jail & was a relentless freedom fighter won't have bad intent. But the road to hell is paved with good intentions–read on
(3/16) Nehru was undemocratically imposed by Gandhian veto but was PM from 1947 to 1966. He inherited an India ravaged by colonial excesses. Fair comparison would be how he fared in the economic/HDI/security vs other equivalent countries with similar numbers & colonial baggage
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🧵Ayodhya,Kashi,#Ujjain:@narendramodi's focus on refurbishing major temples is deeply linked with idea of ‘New India’ that PM heralds as radical break with the past. In 5 ways.

First, look at this table (part1) on some temple projects viz @PMOIndia @BJP4India govt,2014-2021.1/n Image
2. Part 2 of Temples Data Table is here👇Combining religiosity,cultural identity & Hindu-ness with a new unapologetic cultural nationalism; and deeply rooted in Hindu cultural symbols, this cultural play reaches out to many religious Hindus beyond core Hindutva supporters 2/n Image
3. On temple 🛕🛕 projects: Beyond symbolism & reordering of ritual economies,it carries within it a much deeper remaking of the political economy.

There are 5 key features of this shift.

I have summarised them here 👇 @news18dotcom @CNNnews18 3/n
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Nehru’s legacy:

India’s first working PM (India’s first PM, provisional, was Netaji) Jawaharlal #Nehru , who remained PM of our poverty stricken country for 17 years consecutively, could call to his credit only a single AIIMS, an ISRO, a BARC, a few IITs & a handful…1/9
of money guzzling Public Sector Enterprises (white elephants) to maintain whom Indian tax payers had to pay through their noses. This is the legacy that #Congress party, Gandhis & their acolytes tom-tom about. Is it really worth it, forget bragging about it?? Shameful !!…2/9
A nation neck deep in poverty & illiteracy, in the first 17 plus years were denied food, roads, health, poverty alleviation programmes, housing, toilets, drinking water and electrification. In the name of education, there were these hand full of institutions developed…3/9
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"स्वातंत्र्याचा पहिला दिवस"
#तिरंगा #IndiaAt75 #Gandhi #Nehru

स्वातंत्र्य - जी कालपर्यंत अमूर्त कल्पना होती, आज ती मूर्त स्वरूपात येत होती.
जे, काळ एक स्वप्न होते, ते आज सत्य ठरणार होते.
जो, कालपर्यंत एक संकल्प होता, तो आज सिद्ध होणार होता.
कालपर्यंत गुलाम असलेला एक देश आज स्वतंत्र होणार होता.
पारतंत्र्याचा काळोख संपून स्वातंत्र्यासाठी मंगल प्रभात आज उगवणार होती.

गप्पागोष्टी चालल्या होत्या, आम्ही साजऱ्या केलेल्या पहिल्या स्वातंत्र्यदिनाची आठवण निघाली होती
स्वातंत्र्य चळवळीचा एक भाग म्हणून लाहोर काँग्रेसमध्ये संपूर्ण स्वातंत्र्याचा ठराव मंजूर झाला, त्या दिवशी २६ जानेवारी १९३० ला स्वातंत्र्यदिन साजरा करण्याचे आदेश काँग्रेसने दिले होते.

म.गांधीजींच्या नेतृत्वाखाली चाललेल्या लढाईतील आम्ही सैनिक आहो
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@tanjil_rashid_ @ZareerMasani @saliltripathi 1. #Partition1947 counterfactuals aren't counterintuitive. #Partition ended a zero sum game among the same stale set of interlocutors conducting a dialogue of the deaf #Simla, June '45 onwards. #CabinetMissionPlan's devolution did NOT solve #India's impasse.
@tanjil_rashid_ @ZareerMasani @saliltripathi 2. #Jinnah accepted the #CabinetMissionPlan for an embryonic #Pakistan was assured, and permitted to secede, come 1957, if the #confederation was not to the #MuslimLeague's liking. Routinely overlooked by #Nehru's #Indian and #Pakistani baiters.
@tanjil_rashid_ @ZareerMasani @saliltripathi 3. To iterate: #CabinetMissionPlan was a pilot project to be reviewed decadally. Just how was #India and #Nehru to embark on #economic #planning and consolidate a #democratic #union of disparate elements riven by #regionalism, #casteism and #sectarianism?
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#IndiraPriyadarshini perpetuated immorality in the Nehru dynasty. Intellectual Indira was admitted in Oxford University but driven out from there for non performance. She was then admitted to Shantiniketan but, #RabindranathTagore chased her out for her bad conduct.
After driven out of Shantiniketan, Indira became lonely as father was busy with politics and mother was dieing of tuberculosis in Switzerland. Playing with her loneliness, #FerozeKhan, son of a grocer named Nawab Khan who supplied wines etc to Motilal Nehru's house in Allahabad!
He was able to draw close to her. The then Governor of Maharashtra, Dr. Shriprakash warned Nehru, that Indira was having an illicit relation with Feroze Khan. Feroze Khan was then in England and he was quite sympathetic to Indira. Soon enough she changed her religion!
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The key points to note in this brilliant article by @dharmadispatch in @Openthemag are given in the pictures below. The biggest mystery for me is when you look at 1947 even though a #Nehru could have been sympathetic to the #Muslim cause given the #partition where was the need
to glorify the invaders, the most brutal barbaric rulers of the Mughal period & make them the heroes & representatives of Indian muslims? For someone who claimed to be secular & fighting for united India the #Nehru ecosystem could have found so many other heroes to represent the
Indian muslims. Accepting the extra sympathy for a community in the aftermath of partition #Nehru & his eco system by promoting barbaric figures as their heroes actually did the greatest disservice to the Indian muslims. Fissiparous elements drove the wedge deeper over time.
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