Today is the 12th Death Anniversary of a Former Prime Minister who was mocked as the ‘BJP Prime Minister’ by his Congressmen. He was in the bad books of Sonia Gandhi for his stand against the Dynasty Monopoly. He was believed to have the same opinion as BJP over Ram Mandir Issue of Ayodhya. He is the forgotten Prime Minister from Congress Party. He was Mr P V Narasimha Rao, the 9th Prime Minister of India.
P V Narasimha Rao was undoubtedly one of the makers of Modern India due to his path-breaking economic reforms. Nehru and Indira had halted the economic growth of the country and infected it with Licence Raj, corruption and bureaucracy over 4 decades. Due to the high Fiscal deficit, India’s bankruptcy was just a fortnight away! It was one of those shameful periods when India had to airlift 47 tonnes of Gold reserves as a pledge to IMF for a loan. In such tough tides, P V Narasimha Rao took charge of PMO. P V R appointed Dr Manmohan Singh as a Finance Minister and gave him complete freedom in implementing the bold economic reforms with Liberalization policies to restore the collapsing economy.
PV was called ‘Modern Day’s Chanakya ‘due to his contribution in laying the foundation for Modern India. He was a great Scholar and could speak 9 Indian and 8 foreign languages. PV was the first PM to deviate from the failed Nehruvian economic policies and open India’s doors to Liberalization. He was the first PM to recognize and revive India’s links with South-east Asia by initiating ‘Look East policy’.
PV had studied Masters in Law. He had participated in the India’s Freedom struggle by revolting as a guerilla fighter against the Nizam of Hyderabad . To serve Mother India post Independence, PV joined full time politics and rose up the political ladder due to his political acumen. While carrying out the land reforms in Indira Gandhi Govt, he not only made feudal landlords distribute their holdings to landless peasants, but he himself gave up his own inherited estate too. Unlike the other filthy rich politicians of Congress Party, P V faced a financial crisis in his personal life. It denotes the fact that PV was untouched by corruption in spite of his long political career.
Today, Congress is a crumbling political party on the threshold of getting extinct. The main reason for this down slide of the oldest political party is due to the monopoly of Dynasty crooks. Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru was imposed on India as the first Prime Minister by Mahatma Gandhi , in spite of the clear verdict in favour of Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel. Since that day, India has been worn out by innumerable blunders and scams of the Nehru-Gandhi rule….POK blunder, Himalayan Blunder, Emergency, Sikh genocide, Kashmiri Pandits exodus and innumerable scams of UPA regime that made Sonia Gandhi the world’s fourth richest politician. The junkie dumb Prince and the drunkard Princess are the most depressible liabilities of Congress Party. Well, Congress dug its own grave by slaving and nurturing the worthless Dynasty all these decades. If only the Congressmen had stood with the visionary P V Narasimha Rao, Congress Party wouldn’t have been so wrecked today!
After taking charge of PM Office, P V Narasimha Rao changed the name of the Party from Congress (Indira) to Indian National Congress. It was a great step to set the party to its original glory. But Dynasty slaves used it to pollute Sonia Gandhi’s mind against P V Narasimha Rao. Sonia Gandhi’s Private Secretary, Vincent George was said to be the main culprit for the disaccord between Sonia and PVR. George nurtured a personal grudge against P V as he was denied the nomination for Rajya Sabha in January, 1992 by PM Rao. George turned Sonia Gandhi into Agony Aunt and arranged the hearings of the dissent of Congress Ministers against P V Narasimha Rao at 10, Janpath on a daily basis. Thus, P V Narasimha Rao had more inside enemies to deal with than outside one.
Even after his death, PV Narasimha Rao faced the humiliation by Sonia’s Congress. In spite of the special Cabinet meeting on the subject of his funeral, no arrangements were made at 9 Motilal Nehru Marg home for homage, flowers or a sitting arrangements of the mourning crowd. At AICC gate, the body of P V Narasimha Rao was kept abandoned for twenty minutes and was not allowed inside Congress head quarters. The lousy treatment to the Ex-Prime Minister’s body was heart-breaking. And then the final blow fell on the family that the cremation should be done in Hyderabad and not in Delhi. Such was the vindictive ruthlessness of Sonia Gandhi.
Today, Congress Party is suffering from selective amnesia about their revolutionary leader responsible for the ‘Economic Liberalization of India’! The Dynasty slaves have written off the contributions of this Congress Prime Minister. On the occasion of 125th Anniversary of Congress Party, Sonia Gandhi made a speech of 15 minutes in which she chose to totally ignore the Former Prime Minister from Congress Party, P V Narasimha Rao. It was Modi Government who built a Memorial of P V Narasimha Rao at Ekta Sthal in the National Capital ,New Delhi after 10 years of his demise.
Congress Party may forget those who deviated from the Dynasty slavery. But India pays tribute to the “Chanakya” of Modern India, Sri P V Narasimha Rao on the occasion of his 12th Death Anniversary!
Jyothi Suparna Chincholi