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“If today we have Chaiwala as Prime Minister, it’s because of Nehru” says Shashi Tharoor

The sole criteria for being in Congress is to praise the Nehru-Gandhi family, but the level of sycophancy seems to be increasing day by day by the so called intellects who have stopped to a level of crediting the Nehru family for anything and everything India has achieved.

Shashi Tharoor who was at the Delhi’s Nehru Memorial Museum & Library for the relaunch of his book ‘Nehru – The Invention of India’, made a very shocking statement saying “If today, we have chaiwala as prime minister, it is because Nehru ji made it possible to create the institutional structures through which any Indian can aspire to and rise to the highest office in the land,”  He added that Nehru had great respect for institutions and the vision to lay the foundations for the future of the country.

“Nehru ji respected institutions Nehru ji attended all session and every day of parliament contrary to the what current prime minister practices. If today, the government can boast about Mangalyaan, ask who created ISRO. Who decided that even a poor Indian can dare to aim for the skies. Who created the IITs who send so many bright young men to the Silicon Valley. All of this in the poor country was optional. You had to have the vision to say we need to do all these things. We need to lay the foundations to build India of the future,” he said.

“A number of post-colonial heroes in other ex-colonies had gone the opposite way. They started off as democratically popular heroes and headed in an authoritarian direction…Nehru ji never fell into that trap,” he said.

It is infact an irony as Shashi Tharoor who represents Congress party has never allowed anyone from Gandhi clan succeed in politics or occupy the highest position in Congress for decades. It is a well known fact as to how Sardar Patel, Shastri, Ambedkar, Subash Chandra Bose, PV Narsimha Rao were all sidelined by the party and Nehru-Gandhi family.

The same Congress people who made fun that Chaiwala can never become the country’s Prime Minister is now using PM Modi’s background to praise Nehru. It can be well remembered how each one in Congress had called PM Modi is most abusive words there by insulting his caste, religion, education and his poor family background.

But now Shashi Tharoor shows the audacity to say that Chaiwala became PM because of Nehru. Every statement of Congress is showing how desperate they are getting to project Rahul Gandhi as PM candidate and are ready to use Modi’s name also for the same.


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