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In The Dalai Lama: An Extraordinary Life, Alexander Norman writes about the time the Dalai Lama came to India to discuss asylum, but Nehru had already made up his mind.
During the post-Partition communal riots in Delhi, it became Sardar Patel's job to quell rumours and take the Delhi Police to task.
If anything, India's political leaders will now be more susceptible to military advice without any corresponding increase in their ability to interrogate them.
External Affairs Minister S. Jaishankar was attacked on Twitter after claiming that Jawaharlal Nehru did not want Vallabhbhai Patel in his cabinet in 1947.
Foreign Minister Jaishankar tweeted quoting a biography that Nehru did not want Patel in the Cabinet in 1947 and omitted him from the initial Cabinet list.
Only after Nehru received Patel’s assent did he send the cabinet member list to Mountbatten on 4 August. Patel not only headed the list, but was to be the deputy PM.
For Modi, Nehru is a recurrent target to attack. Not just because he believes Nehru cast India in his ‘flawed’ image but also to chip away at Gandhi dynasty, Congress.
PM Modi invoked Jawaharlal Nehru 23 times in Lok Sabha and once in Rajya Sabha as he justified the Citizenship Amendment Act in Parliament Thursday.
India’s future had been decided in a matter of 3 hours, between 7 am and 10.30 am, by Nehru and Mountbatten. And it was VP Menon who drew up a draft.
Many prominent Gandhians requested clemency for the Mahatma’s assassins. They pointed out that Gandhi wanted to abolish death penalty.