Thursday, 20 September, 2018

Topic: Sardar Patel

Vallabhbhai Patel

BJP wants to revoke Article 370, ironically Sardar Patel was its architect

Until late 1947, Patel was open to Kashmir’s accession to Pakistan if Pakistanis would tell Nizam of Hyderabad to join India.
A file photo of Sardar Patel with Jawaharlal Nehru

Sardar Patel was adamant, give Kashmir to Pakistan, take Hyderabad. Nehru saved it: Soz

Mountbatten took Patel’s offer to Lahore the day Indian troops landed in Srinagar. Liaquat Ali, ‘who understood neither history nor geography’ said no, Soz tells Shekhar Gupta.
Pt. Jawaharlal Nehru

In Patel vs Nehru saga, remember that India’s first PM wasn’t elected unanimously

A perusal of Congress party documents shows that despite Gandhiji having made his choice known, 12 of 15 state committees nominated Patel for party president.
Congress party workers paying tribute to the first prime minister Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru

TalkPoint: In many significant ways, Nehru’s vision for India seems passé

Nehru’s vision and idea of India could only take shape to the extent that other strong men allowed it room, writes Neeti Nair.
Nehru, Gandhi, and Sardar Patel sitting together

Talk Point: Was Congress unfair to leaders like Sardar Patel with right-of-centre ideology?

On Sardar Patel’s birthday, we bring sharp perspectives on if the Congress party was unfair to its leaders like Sardar Patel who had a right-of-Centre ideology.

Saving the planet doesn’t mean killing economic growth

Cheap renewable energy means that poor countries will be able to follow a different, cleaner path to industrialisation without sacrificing living standards.

Mohan Bhagwat says no Hindu Rashtra without Muslims: Is RSS changing before 2019 polls?

Mohan Bhagwat, during the three-day RSS lecture series called ‘Bhavishya Ka Bharat’, said that the Sangh’s interpretation of Hindutva does not exclude Muslims a...