PM Modi mentions three names, none from Nehru-Gandhi family

PM showers praise on Lal Bahadur Shastri, Sardar Patel and Jaya Prakash Narayan

Written by Rakesh Sinha | New Delhi | Updated: August 15, 2014 6:33 pm
He also mentioned Mahatma, Maharishi Aurobindo and Swami Vivekananda He also mentioned Mahatma, Maharishi Aurobindo and Swami Vivekananda

He spoke of governing India through sahmati (consensus) not bahumati (majority), sought the cooperation of all political parties and thanked his predecessors and their governments for taking the country to the heights it has attained. Yet Prime Minister Narendra Modi mentioned only three names — other than that of the Mahatma, Maharishi Aurobindo and Swami Vivekananda — while recalling contribution and none of these were from the Nehru-Gandhi family.

* Nehru’s successor found mention early in the address. “Lal Bahadur Shastri had given the slogan Jai Jawan, Jai Kisan. A soldier sacrifices himself at the border and protects Mother India. Similarly, a farmer serves Mother India by filling the godowns with grains. This is also national service. Filling the granary is the biggest national service that a farmer provides. That is why Lal Bahadur Shastri had given the slogan of Jai Jawan, Jai Kisan.”

* Sardar Patel too was there. “I clearly believe that India’s foreign policy can be multi-dimensional. But there is an important issue to which I want to draw your attention that the way we fought for freedom, we fought together, we were not separate at that time. We were together. Which was the government with us? What were the weapons available to us? There was a Gandhi, a Sardar and lakhs of freedom fighters and such a huge empire. Didn’t we win in the struggle of freedom against that empire? Did we not defeat the foreign powers? Did we not force them to leave India?”

* And then came JP. “On 11th October, the birth anniversary of Jaya Prakash Narayanji, I will present a complete blueprint of Saansad Adarsh Gram Yojana before all members of Parliament and state governments. I urge state governments that as per feasibility in their states, all MLAs should resolve to establish a model village each.”

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First Published on: August 15, 2014 6:28 pm
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    Satish Sharma
    Aug 17, 2014 at 5:09 am
    In the context of 'sahmati' perhaps Jawaharlal Nehru can claim a mention in PM Modi's Independence Day address. But Nehru, being unquestioned leader, too faced opposition from leaders like Netaji, Shyama Prasad Mukherji, etc. But the question here is why Modi should have mentioned any Nehru-hi at all?
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      Satish Chandra
      Aug 16, 2014 at 1:26 am
      (August 11, 2014) INDIA’S NATIONAL SECURITY IN GRAVE DANGERHome Minister Rajnath Singh says we can have a dialog on Kashmir under the ambit of “Insaniyat” (humanity). But the Kashmir problem exists because a stan exists which exists because of Hindu-Muslim conflict created by the Intelligence Bureau (which is under the Home Ministry) and which continues to do so as RAW. Under Satish Chandra there will be no United States, no CIA-RAW and no Kashmir problem. Both the Congress party and the BJP supported the secessionist Telangana movement because the politicians of both parties are controlled by the CIA and whatever public presence or public office they may have is under the sponsorship of the CIA via RAW. Both parties and their politicians have been partiting in the crimes of CIA-RAW against Satish Chandra who can make India the supreme military and economic power in the world immediately and both parties must be rubbed out. 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No one else qualifies.(August 9, 2014) By now it is clear that the Telangana movement was a secessionist movement -- secession from India to restore a separate Nizam Hyderabad state. It must be nipped in the bud by nullifying the bifurcation of Andhra Pradesh immediately. As usual, the CIA was behind this secessionist movement. After I wrote about the grounding of the Dhruv helicopter fleet having been engineered to facilitate multi-billion dollar purchases of American helicopters, talk of these purchases abruptly stopped but talk of co-development and co-production of military equipment with this enemy continues and it must also stop. Whatever votes BJP got were due to U.S. National Security Agency satellites and, even if they were not, votes of the uninformed mes have no meaning; the BJP must immediately quit or be removed by India’s nuclear forces by the simultaneous destruction of Washington, New York, RAW headquarters, South Block and North Block.(August 8, 2014) I have pointed out (in ‘Indian Air Force Pilots’ Murder’ : IndianAirForcePilotsMurderDOTblogspotDOTcom) that crashes of India’s Sikhoi-30 MKI fighter aircraft have been engineered to facilitate a decision to purchase multi-billion dollar Rafale fighter aircraft, once only 2 days before the purchase decision. Similarly the current grounding of India’s Dhruv helicopter fleet has been engineered to facilitate the multi-billion dollar purchases of American Chinook and Apache helicopters for which the American Defence Secretary is allegedly in India.(August 3, 2014) INDIA, THE SOLE SUPERPOWER, BLOCKED WTO ACCORD DESIRED BY THE UNITED STATESThose who are surprised by India blocking a World Trade Organization accord strongly desired by the United States have not been paying attention to the fact that, thanks to Satish Chandra, India is now the sole superpower and can dictate to the United States in any and all matters -- because of India’s nuclear warheads emplaced in Washington, New York and other U.S. cities ready to be exploded to destroy Washington and New York with a warning that additional U.S. cities will be destro if there is any retaliation or sign of retaliation -- and can compel the United States to do anything it wants it to do and, through the United States, compel any other country to do whatever it wants it to do. IndiasLegitimateRulerSatishChandraDOTblogspotDOTcom(August 1, 2014) The United States objects to India stockpiling grain because it “distorts trade”; can you imagine a more ridiculous excuse? The archetype of India’s potion in the American mind is the “Starving Indians” and stockpiling grain interferes with the Americans doing what they please with the starving Indians. India should accept no caps at all on the stockpiling of grain. In the middle 1960s there was a media-created impending famine in India and shiploads of wheat were imported from the United States under PL480 -- basically to bring Indira hi who had just become prime minister under American control -- which no one bought because it looked red and tasted funny and everyone bought regular Indian wheat though it cost more. In January 1967 I went to the s of Lake Michigan in Chicago. A man sitting on a bench, on learning I was from India, said “They will have to start killing some of them” and, having voiced his innermost feelings about Indians, quickly changed to willingly sharing with friends. I have said that the United States’ long term intent and behavior toward India is genocidal and the stockpiling of grain interferes with this intent. After I published a paper on him, psychologist B. F. Skinner first lauded it very highly but after suffering a very severe public rebuke from his own followers on account of his plagiarism it had uncovered (see BFSkinnersMonumentalCrimeDOTblogspotDOTcom), he put the CIA (which has a large behavioral department) after me and I was terminated from Harvard university with Skinner’s istant telling me “If you find yourself without food and shelter go check into a hospital“, though I had a millionaire family in India and numerous rich relatives and friends in the U.S. but by using tactics such as blocking all his mail via RAW, the CIA forced siblings to rob me of all my money -- in a telegram to Indira hi I said “Because of murderous harment ranging from violent crime to theft to systematic disinformation and fraud and conspiracy and w invasion of privacy using the CIA” -- and through everyone else of everything else. As I wrote more than twenty years ago “Year after year after year I had trouble buying enough flour -- the cheapest source of calories besides margarine -- to keep me weight from falling below …” showing how complete is American control over Indians even in India. I have enough calories now but 24-hour surveillance and harment by CIA and RAW continues as does CIA’s control of India’s prime ministers. Those in charge of India’s defence applaud it as can be seen on Indian defence blogs. What is my plan to punish the Americans? This is what I have written: “ADDED ON DECEMBER 30, 2008: In designing nuclear weapons for use against the United States, radioactive materials should be identified that can be disd over the territory of the United States, either via separate radiological weapons (“dirty bombs”) or as part of the regular thermonuclear weapons, that will so contaminate the territory of the United States with radioactivity that nothing will grow there for at least several years that can be consumed without getting a lethal dose of radiation. This will force the Americans who survive the nuclear bomb explosions on the four thousand largest potion centers to eat one another till no one remains alive. The ‘salting’ of the territory of the United States with such radioactivity can be done in a separate operation -- such as by unmanned aerial vehicles -- after its four thousand largest potion centers have been destro by regular thermonuclear weapons.”