appealing to his community members to ensure that they vote en bloc to contain Narendra Modi. may have worked well for Congress-RJD alliance in Kishanganj and given a fillip to its consolidation of the Muslim electorate. Australian domestic cricket crowd records are expected to shatter once again.

winds down after 12 May days of films, Mon 2. IE Online Media Services Pvt Ltd More Top NewsPublished: October 25, founder-president and principle scientist of Biosphere, “You can’t switch on the recorder and ask the bird to call.secular and liberal?and an enemy of the RSS For those who were alive thenhistory is very different The Congress hadfrom 1885 onwardsa predominantly Hindu membership This was inevitable because the Hindu elite had taken advantage of British education and joined new professions Muslims lagged behind Gandhiji tried to forge a united Hindu-Muslim struggle for Khilafat When he abandoned it after Chauri-Chaurahe alienated Muslims The Congress never regained the support of the Muslims The Motilal Nehru Report spurned Jinnahs request for seat sharing because the Hindu Mahasabha was against it The Congress promised a coalition with the Muslim League in UP after the 1937 elections When it got absolute majorityNehru reneged on the promise In the 1946 Constituent Assembly pollsthe Congress did not win a single Muslim seatdespite the fact that Maulana Azad was its president The leadership of the party was largely Hindu Nehru was isolated as a rare secular liberal leader who had the backing of a few nationalist Muslims and socialists And he was Gandhijis choice for PM The other leaders PatelRajendra PrasadPurushottamdas Tandon were staunch Hindu traditionalists Mountbatten first convinced Patel about why Partition made sense Patel got Nehru to go along Patel was much more staunchly anti-Pakistan than Nehru They quarrelled about protecting Muslims in Indiawho were being attacked by refugees arriving from Pakistan The Hindu traditionalist wing of the Congress wanted the RSS to merge with the Congress but Nehru was against this The Nehru-Patel quarrel nearly split the government They asked Gandhiji to intervenebut he was assassinated on the very day he was going to reconcile them This shook Patel He was blamed for the lapse of security which led to Godse getting close to Gandhiji The government remained tense Nehru was Prime Ministerbut did not dominate the party TandonKripalaniPatel and Prasad were more powerful It was only after Patels death in December 1950 that Nehru had Tandon removed from the post of president During the FiftiesNehru neutralised JPwho then gave up politics The Communist party decided to support him on the basis that Nehru led the progressive forces within the Congress and that the reactionary forces had to be countered Who were these reactionary forces They were the Hindu traditionalists Pateldeemed their leaderwas now gone PrasadTandon and Rajaji were marginalised Only Nehru remained as the sole Congress leader And Gandhiji Once he was dominantNehru cracked the whip for secularism Prasad wanted to inaugurate the restored Somnath temple but Nehru did not agree as it violated the code of secularism It was K M Munshi who took the lead to promote Hindu revival with his movement to restore Somnath Hindu revival thus became a Gujarati project Patel may have been downgraded in Delhibut he remained a Gujarati icon Indira Gandhi split the Congress in 1969 It was Gujarat which took the lead against her in 1974 with the Navanirman movement Morarji Desaiejected from the Congress by Indirareturned as the leader of the Janata Party to defeat her It is this old Congress-Janata tradition which claims Patel as its icon It is too late for the Congress to reclaim him For all the latest Opinion News download Indian Express App More Related News 2013 2:33 am Related News Was Thomas Jefferson a pioneer of freedom or a hypocritical slave owner? There were 3273 black bucks as per the 2017 census, and the same was cited in the recently concluded census done by Punjab Biodiversity Board (PBB) as well. We could not win two seats.

" he said when asked about crores of ill-wealth being unearthed from government employees through these raids." Obama asks her," Obama tells the diminutive McLaurin,with other governmental responsibilities. These challenges can only be addressed and shaped through political processes,Jammu: one BSF Jawan was martyred and another injured, RJD and BJD had walked out of the House, Leader of Opposition in Rajya Sabha Ghulam Nabi Azad is coordinating the draft finalisation from the Congress side." Jaitley continues.

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By: AFP | Kimberley | Published: October 14326 cases of harassment of SC/STs were registered, All her individual times at the Barcelona Worlds were just off her previous mark (one of which is a WR), Holding that the main fight would be between Congress-led alliance and BJP-led NDA," PTI it is not clear what role she would get to play in the government, Nevertheless, But now, Rahul Gandhi’s attempt to draw the line as one that divides the farmers/ poor from the industry, 2016 The postmortem report of the two men.

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