Indira Gandhi: Her Hardcore Mannerism Was Better Than Gentleness Of Puppet Prime Ministers

The  Lady Who  Really  Loved This Nation

The Lady Who Really Loved This Nation

I still treat Indira Gandhi as one of  the finest politicians India ever produced. At least, she was a politician with a backbone. She had  a mind of  her own, which she perfectly used to serve the cause of nation. She was, indeed, mired in bundle of contradictions and offered no great resistance to Congress culture wedded with sycophancy. Despite being owner  of iron-will, she was in grip of insecurities. That brought her head on with prominent leading constitutional body like Supreme Court. She was the one who really started the game of weakening Supreme Court after biting the dust due to Allahabad HighCourt’s decision. The emergency period, an evergreen stigma on India’s democratic credentials, prove that she inherited the dictatorship traits found in infamous dictators of the past.

This “dumb doll” was really deceptive, and, no wonder, she was at the receiving end of Nixon’s anger, who  treated  her as “witch” and “clever  fox”. The problem with her was that she had a disturbed childhood, followed by broken marriage, which when got combined with bourgeois set up offered by Congress culture, produced a fractured personality. She had flashes of brilliance in matters pertaining to internal security but other times she remained in possession of her whims and fancies. The Congress Party, which likes of Mahatma Gandhi, believed should be dissolved after Independence, remained in power with all its ills. Against this backdrop, a strong lady like Indira Gandhi had no other option but to share the road with corrupt minds.

We have many legitimate reasons to believe that her flaws in her persona outnumbered her positive aspects. However, it’s undisputed that her love towards nation was supreme. She had perfect global mind, which could argue with egocentric American leaders in tough language. She had the ability to call a spade a spade besides having the ability to follow her own way even as that meant ransacking American wishes. India, if we leave Atal Bihari Vajpayee, has not seen any Prime Minister who articulated  dreams and wishes so well before the global leaders in the post Nehru regime in such a bold fashion. Lal Bahadur Shashtri also led the nation in glorious way but that’s a different story.

Today this nation is in mess. It’s progressing in a manner which has further widened the gap between the haves and the have nots. The Jihadi elements rule the roost, naxalites run a parallel government in this nation, China has increased its influence in Nepal and Arunanchal Pradesh, Kashmir  remains in the grip of  separatist leaders and scams have become the only phenomenon taking place  regularly but our puppet Prime Minster  Manmohan Singh, like Roman Emperor Nero, feels all is well! Imagine the fate of this nation  in hands of likes of Rahul Babas and Robert Vadheras.

India was much safe in hands of Indira Gandhi than in the hands of  mentally retarded leaders of our era, having huge difference in theory and practice. This lady with so many flaws had the sincere desire to keep India’s integrity intact. Her hardcore attitude was better than tendencies exhibited by leaders like Pranab Mukherjee, Manmohan Singh and Chidambaram, which is nothing other than cowardice masquerading as gentleness. We need her boldness and not such pretenders at the helm of affairs, in control of foreign hands, hidden behind the curtain.

She always had a mind of  her own

She always had a mind of her own

Pic Credit:

Pic One

Pic Two    

5 responses

  1. Author’s words for Dharmendra Sharmaji, United Arab Emirates:

    Many thanks not only for liking but also for being conscious enough to share this post..It was, indeed, a great pleasure to write a post on Mrs.Indira Gandhi. I remember I was eight or nine years old on this day in year 1984, and around the same time when I came to post this article today, I had received the news of death, which was nothing less than bolt of lightning hitting the head. I never thought there would come a day when I would post a tribute to this great lady on the same day and at the same time. I do not subscribe to her ideology but then that does not mean I should fail to acknowledge her devotion towards this great country.

  2. Anupam Verma, New Delhi, said:

    Agreed !!!!!

    Author’s Words:

    Though we do not endorse all what she came to do, we can certainly appreciate the good works done by her.

  3. Arvind Sharmaji, Indore (Madhya Pradesh) said:

    The Iron Lady of India— She believed in the solutions of the problems, not in their management — that too with an iron hand, not by keeping mum or by remote control. She had committed mistakes but we remember her more by her deeds. A true leader.

    Author’s Response:

    You got it so right..It fill my heart with pains that same Congress has become “paathshaala” for producing spineless leaders, who are hand-in-glove with anti-national elements.

  4. Thanks to Bibhash Chandra Jhaji, Visakhapatnam (Andhra Pradesh); Renu Sinha, Utrecht, Netherlands; Raymond Chapman, Hernando, Florida (USA); Pankaj Bhoola,Fishers, Indiana (USA);Snehal Acharya,Chandigarh(Punjab); Sumeet Sharma, New Delhi; Himanshu B. Pandey, Siwan (Bihar) and Swami Prabhu Chaitanya, Patna (Bihar) for liking the post…

  5. Thanks Laurie Buchanan, Holistic Health Practitioner—Board Certified with the American Association of Drugless Practitioners, for liking the effort..

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

The great Rudolf Steiner Quotes Site

Quotes and fragments from the work of the great visionary, thinker and reformer Rudolf Steiner

Bhavanajagat

Welcome to Noble Thoughts from All Directions to promote the well-being of man and to know the purpose in Life.

Serendipity

Was I born a masochist or did society make me this way? I demand unconditional love and complete freedom. That is why I am terrible.

John SterVens' Tales

Thee Life, Thee Heart, Thee Tears

Indowaves's Blog

Just another WordPress.com weblog

Una voce nonostante tutto

Ognuno ha il diritto di immaginarsi fuori dagli schemi

Personal Concerns

My Thoughts and Views Frankly Expressed

I love a lot

Just another WordPress.com site

the wuc

a broth of thoughts, stories, wucs and wit.

A Little Bit of Monica

My take on international politics, travel, and history...

Atlas of Mind

Its all about Human Mind & Behavior..

Peru En Route

Tips to travel around Perú.

Health & Family

A healthy balance of the mind, body and spirit

मानसिक हलचल

ज्ञानदत्त पाण्डेय का हिन्दी ब्लॉग। मैं यह ब्लॉग लिखने के अलावा गाँव विक्रमपुर, जिला भदोही, उत्तरप्रदेश, भारत में रह कर ग्रामीण जीवन जानने का प्रयास कर रहा हूँ। रेलवे से ज़ोनल रेलवे के विभागाध्यक्ष के पद से रिटायर्ड अफसर।

Monoton+Minimal

travel adventures

Stand up for your rights

Gender biased laws

The Bach

Me, my scribbles and my ego

Tuesdays with Laurie

"Whatever you are not changing, you are choosing." —Laurie Buchanan

%d bloggers like this: