MK Gandhi is FATHER of Indian nation as was declared by JL Nehru.What a nation?
Gandhi had some good points and also had some very bad points. One of the latter,
Bad, is that he was not a democrat at all.
It was in 1946 that Nehru had threatened Gandhi that he should be made the Congress head
in place of Vallabhai Patel. Patel was elected by 13 states and lost only 2 states' voting.
This clearly showed that Gandhi and Nehru cared two hoots for democracy.
Here are some thoughts of past leading figures of India on this matter:-
Patel was the best prime minister independent India could have had.
'so that Nehru could be elected unopposed.' Dr Rajendra Prasad later stated:
'Gandhi has once again sacrificed his trusted lieutenant for the sake
of the glamorous Nehru.'
A young army colonel named Sam Manekshaw, who attended the meeting, recalled:
'As usual Nehru talked of United Nations, Russia, Africa,
God Almighty, everybody, until Sardar Patel lost his temper.
He said, 'Jawaharlal, do you want Kashmir, do you
want to give it away?' He [Nehru] said, 'Of course, I want
Kashmir. ' Then he [Patel] said: 'Please give your orders.'
Chakravarty Rajagopalachari wrote,
"Undoubtedly it would have been better if Nehru had
been asked to be the Foreign Minister and Patel made