India has become victim of wrong policies of its first Prime Minister not only for its domestic problems but also for aspects relating to foreign affairs. If Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru would have accepted offer of the then US President John F Kennedy in the year 1961 for US support for India becoming a nuclear power, India would automatically have become member of Nuclear Supplier Group (NSG) much before China with barrier-mark fixed as the year 1967.
Accepting the US offer would have been instrumental in Indo-China war of the year 1962. Nehru also rejected the Soviet offer to propose India as the sixth permanent member of the Security Council and instead insisted that priority be given to China’s admission to the United Nations. It seems that Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru was more interested in getting Nobel Peace Prize rather than national interest.
Every domestic problem including like Kashmir-problem is because of Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru. Telangana had to be ultimately separated from Andhra Pradesh after so much loss of property and lives, when Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru himself at time of reorganisation of states in 1950’s stated it to be an unmatched marriage. It is ridiculous that institutions and schemes etc are flooded with naming after Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru who even got himself decorated with country’s highest national honour ‘Bharat Ratna’ where decision-taker is Prime Minister himself. Central and state governments should rename institutions and schemes etc named after Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru.
Even renaming is required for institutions and schemes etc named after his grandson Rajiv Gandhi who also proved to be a liability for the nation while being Prime Minister of the nation. However Indira Gandhi will always be remembered for her leading nation to historic victory in 1965 Indo-Pak war even though she lost the won battle at talk-table in Shimla.
Subhash Chandra Aggarwal
1775 Kucha Lattushah
Dariba, Chandni Chowk
New Delhi-110006 (India)