Prime Minister Modi’s address from Red Fort on India’s Independence Day this year was by all means a historical one breaking the records of all his predecessors except of course the first history making speech delivered by Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru, the first Prime Minister of the country, known as ‘Tryst with destiny’. India then had woken up to new realities and what Pt. Nehru spoke most relevantly touched the vey psych of the Indian people who just had a maiden experience of breathing as free nationals. He did belong to Indian National Congress which undoubtedly was then the majormost player to lead the freedom movement but he was the one much above politics exclusively committed to the cause of freedom. If some one equates him with those who opt for politics as a profession is terribly mistaken. He was adored by the people of the country as a whole and history still adores him with great respect and recognition supposedly continuing as such in all times to come. One TV channel, the one who had an opinion poll on quality of Modi’s Independence Day speech and as per the response they received it secured 99% marks, also categorically highlighted the names and areas which Modi omitted to mention in his speech of which Pt. Nehru was the one. The way Modi does his home work so meticulously before delivering any speech or embarking on some project, one can easily guess it was not an omission and Pt. Nehru was sidelined with an intent. Not fair. The place the history of freedom movement of India has given to Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru shows all reasons that he was not the one to be unnecessarily linked with other members of Gandhi clan ranging from Indira Gandhi to Rahul Gandhi measured in sheer political terms, his was in fact a name that must have found place in Prime Minister Modi’s speech. His name is writ on a canvass that is unerasable.
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