On October 17, 2014, Kerala-based Hindutva newspaper Kesari published an article written by prime minister Modi’s BJP candidate during the state parliament election, B. Gopalakrishnan, who claimed that Gandhi’s assassin Nathuram Gondse should have killed Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru (Chacha Nehru), India’s first prime minister for being a traitor to Hindu cause.
In the article, Gopalkrishnan also blamed Nehru for accepting the partition of British into Hindu-majority India and Muslim-majority Pakistan.
“Nehru’s selfish politics was behind national tragedies such as Partition and Gandhi assassination. After evaluating Nathuram Godse’s arguments in the light of historical documents related to Partition, if students of history feel Godse aimed at the wrong target, they cannot be blamed. Nehru was solely responsible for Partition of the country,” Gopalkrishnan said.
In May this year, Indian prime minister Modi and his cabinet ministers honored Gandhi’s assassin Gondse.
The controversial article was publish ahead of Modi’s government plan to celebrate Nehru’s 125th birthday on November 14. Nehru (born 1889) died of heart attack on May 27, 1964. The schools will be closed between November 14 to November 19. However, Nehru’s family members, Sonia Gandhi, president of Congress Party and her son Rahul Gandhi, opposition leader, her son-in-law Robert Vadra, a businessman are not invited to join Modi’s official birthday party in New Delhi.
The extremist Hindu leaders never liked Nehru for his western life-style and criticism of Hindu religion in certain ways. For example, in his book, The Discovery of India, he wrote on page 37: “Hinduism, as a faith is vague, amorphous, many sided, all things to all men. It is hardly possible to define it, or indeed to say definitely whether it is a religion or not, in the usual sense of the word. In its present form, and even in the past, it embraces many beliefs and practices, from the highest to the lowest, often opposed to or contradicting each other.”
Nehru in the same book testified that Islam spread peacefully for 300 years in India before the Afghan ruler Mahmud Ghaznavi established his ruler in some parts of India. He said that numerous Hindus served in Muslim courts and army, and many Muslim kings had Hindu Queens. Read more here.
Strangely enough, when Nehru’s only daughter Indira Nehru decided to marry a Parsi boyfriend Feroze Jahangir Gandhi (no relation to Mahtma Gandhi)from Oxford in 1942, Nehru disapproved her marriage with a non-Hindu person.
If one study the last days of British history from an objective source, he will find that both Gandhi and Nehru and many other leaders of Indian National Congress including two Muslim presidents of the party, Muhammad Ali Jinnah (later Father of Pakistan) and Sir Agha Khan, spiritual leader of Ismaili (Fatimid) Shia community, were against the partition of India. However, both Jinnah and Khan left Congress after realizing that party’s leadership was not interested in giving equal political, social and religious rights to non-Hindu minorities especially Muslims whose ancestors ruled Indian sub-continent for more than 1,000 years before the arrival of British and French colonialists.
The credit for the partition of India goes to Jinnah who as president of Indian Muslim League insisted on the partition of India into two states; Pakistan and India. Indian author Jaswant Singh in 2010 book, Jinnah: India-Partition-Independence, blames Hindu extremist leaders for forcing Jinnah to wage a campaign for an independent Muslim state carved out of British India.
Indian-born American writer, author and blogger, Dr. Susmit Kumar PhD, claims that Adolf Hitler and not Gandhi played a major role in the Independence of India.
One thing is for sure – Nehru like Gandhi was not a hypocrite. Born into a wealthy political active family, Nehru never pretended to be a religious person as Gandhi did. Gandhi was a lawyer who never studied Hindu religion while living in England and later practicing law in South Africa. In South Africa, Gandhi even allegedly maintained sexual relation with German Jewish bodybuilder. On his arrival in India from South Africa, the Congress leaders turned Gandhi into a Hindu Saint to fool the masses.
Both Gandhi and Nehru were known for their extra-marital relations. Gandhi kept company of young Hindu women while Nehru had open love affair with Edwina, wife of Lord Mountbatten, the British Viceroy of India. Both Nehru and Mountbatten exploited the ‘love triangle’ for their own political gains. (See photo below.