Monday, November 11, 2013

Can Congress even claim legacy over old Congress?

Does Present Congress in its New Avatar have a right 
to even claim legacy of Old Congress?

Today there is an argument by Congressmen on the legacy of Sardar Patel. 

Congress claims Narendra Modi and BJP has no right to claim Sardar Patel legacy? Why? Because, Sardar Patel was a Congressman and he lived by Congress ideology and united this country. 

But who is questioning that ?. No soul denies Sardar Patel`s mega role in pre and  post independent of  India.
The bigger question today is... can today`s Congress claim the legacy of even Old congress ? Congress that this nation proudly recalls of its tall leaders?.

We all know that history and we also know what Sardar Patel `s role was in pre independence and post independence in uniting India. Nobody needs to give us history lessons  and surely not this Congress. And not Manish tiwari..

When Congress became Congress "I" (Indira) it cut off its umbilical cord from the mother Congress that was Old Congress. This is a factual history.

When Mrs Gandhi entered in Congress, old congress became Congress "I" which stood for " Indira "  person centric, family centric Congress. And soon. Congressmen started equating Congress with Indira, by calling "India is Indira and Indira is India". Country like India with all its past glory and legacies, India was reduced to a personality cult

Can a country like India with a legacy of Mahatma Gandhi, Pandit Nehru, Sardar Valabhbhai Patel, Dr. Rajendra Prasad (the nation's first President),  Chakravarti Rajgopalachari, 

Dr. Anugraha Narayan Sinha, Jayaprakash Narayan, Jivatram Kripalani be reduced to an individual person? One person over all these tall leaders?

What right the present Congress has to claim the legacy of Sardar Patel? When they lost the right to claim even Old Congress legacy? 

This is no politics really which this Congress wants  to reduce it to for political gains during election times.  It is a history of India and today an academic question.
Two important points. 1- why cant an Indian claim proudly a part of Mahatma Gandhi legacy?  Or Sardar Patel  or Pandit Jawaharlal Neharu legacy ?  Are we all not taught  about their great sacrifices for the country to instill pride in every Indian and asked to become one like these Indian heroes  of our history? Can  these great freedom fighters of India  not be part of every proud Indian?  

Don't forget, Narendra Modi is Indian first and politician later.

If Narendra Modi takes a pride in  thinking high about Sardar Patel, why should Congress think, it is only Congress right ? 

It is not only immature thinking but it is mean. Do we have politicians sitting in the government with such a low level, cheap thinking? Are all these freedom fighters  Copy right Brands of Congress? Even the Prime Minister thinking the same way shows this man has no political maturity even at 85.

Why is New Congress"G" staking fake claim on  legacy of Sardar Patel or even Mahatma Gandhi? Is anyone of them even .0001% close to their characters? In honesty, sincerity, sacrifice, selflessness or about speaking the truth?

Was it only Congress fighting British Raaj?  As the Congress is trying to propagate?

Their were no other stake holders in the independence struggle? What about Lokmanya Tilak? Subhas Chandra Bose? Sawarkar? Shahid Bhagat Singh? Chafekar brothers? And many many other Indians who laid their lives in the struggle for the independence of India? The ordinary Indians in lakhs who fought against the British rule and gave their lives are not even known. So should they not be honored? what kind of arrogance is this by Congressmen?

How can Congress take the credit alone? it is not too old a history. Yes, Congress may try to re-write it to their own political advantage,  but today, you just need to Google to know the history in its perspective. We dont need to know Indian history from Manish Tiwari, Kapil Sebal, and Dr Manmohan Singh or Rahul Gandhi. They have their own reasons to change Indian History that can suit best to Nehru-Gandhi family only. And then, all of them can enjoy powers with them by fooling other Indians. 

How can Digvijay Singh, Salman Khurshid, Manish Tiwari, and other New Congress I members claim, they sacrificed for the independence of India? 

They question the BJP and RSS, role in independence struggle? Can we question the sacrifice of New Congress I  in independence struggle if they are questioning where was RSS in freedom struggle? And RSS that is Hindu Mahasabha was very much there in independence struggle if only these uneducated Congressmen do their homework on the Indian freedom movement.But since they are engaged in Re-writing Indian history they will not.
Can the New Congress claim even the legacy of Old Congress? 

Congress of Mahatma Gandhi? If it needs to be put in proper perspective let us see what really happened.

After Nehru's death in 1964, the party's future first came into question. No other leader had Nehru's popular appeal, so the second-stage leadership mustered around the compromise candidate, the gentle, soft-spoken and Nehruvian Lal Bahadur Shastri. Shastri remained Prime Minister till his own death in 1966.

Congress party election opted for Indira Gandhi, Nehru's daughter, over the right-wing, conservative Morarji Desai.

Indira Gandhi. the daughter of Nehru, and Congress president, was then challenged by the majority of the party leadership.

The conflict led to a split, and Indira launched a separate INC.  And Congress  soon came to be generally known as the "New Congress". The official party became the Indian National Congress (Organization)  led by Kamaraj.

So the New Congress that split from the Old congress should not stake its claim even on the legacy of Old Congress simply because the character, thinking and ideology of the New congress is entirely opposite of the old Congress. Why should today they claim to be a part of old Congress legacy, leave legacy of Sardar patel and Mahatma Gandhi?

The old Congress leaders  were of very high stature in their political ideology and  political thinking. For them, in social politics no one was untouchable and cast, creed, communal politics were all evils of the society. Whereas, the New Congress is adopting communal politics as their political agenda to create vote banks and wanting to enjoy power.
So Congress today is in its New Avatar and has no moral right to claim any legacy from Old Congress cadre.  What congress is doing is using and misusing  Old Congress tall leaders  such as Sardar Patel and Mahatma Gandhi  for pure political  and electoral gains. 

It is simple plagiarism. 

Ajay Angre
Author Writer, Publisher