We know that Sardar Patel as Home Minister banned the RSS. We know that Sardar Patel was a Congressman, in fact he was the face of the Congress organization (Yes, the Congress used to have an “organization”).
And today on Sardar Patel’s birthday, nobody is celebrating the great man with more zeal than Modi, the BJP and the RSS. The Congress party’s average Pidi is scared : they want to imitate BJP because they think they need a piece of Sardar Patel’s legacy. At the same time, the average Congress Pidi is worried about displeasing the Dynasty. And as for the liberals, they can only get jealous and then make some snooty references to the troubled history of Patel vs the RSS so that they can sleep better at night.
On Sardar Patel’s birthday, the BJP is doing a daylight robbery of a man who could have been one of Congress’ biggest icons.
And you know what? It doesn’t matter at all. Because politics is not a carebears’ tea party.
The Congress Party made a conscious choice to transform itself into a family owned business. In doing so, it inevitably had to leave some of its assets lying around neglected. Modi saw some abandoned political territory and mounted an invasion to snatch it away from the Congress. More power to him.
Yeah, keep crying losers. You know what sits on even more historically flimsy grounds? Those stories that you PiDi historians have been spinning for 7 decades about how the Congress Party got us independence.
The past is very much a product of the present. There has never existed an “objective” version of history nor there ever will. The past has always been a commodity that is traded in the present.
Open any history book in India and you will read about the Congress party’s “struggle” for independence. Do those books ever point out that the Congress Party was the biggest beneficiary of British rule? All top leaders of the Congress Party won “elections” after the Montague-Chelmsford reforms of 1935 and were appointed to high positions by His Majesty the British Emperor.
Worse, our history books teach us about the Congress’ “struggle” for independence as if it was a real thing … like, for instance, the American War of Independence or the French revolution. Or that the so called “Quit India movement” mattered.
If the Congress’ so called struggle mattered, how is it that India “won” its independence at exactly the same time as so many other colonized countries got their independence from European powers? Between 1945-1955, colonialism collapsed pretty much everywhere.
Imagine for a moment a math teacher who goes around telling everybody how his brilliant tutoring was behind a kid passing his exam. But then he says it’s only a coincidence that every single kid who sat in the exam also passed … not just the kid he tutored. Would you take such a teacher’s claims seriously?
Of course not. The Congress party giving us independence is another such myth, manufactured by PiDi historians under the patronage of the Dynasty. Worse, they actually claimed that within the Congress, it was singularly the Dynasty that brought us independence.
The Dynasty have been the worst looters of history (pun intended). To see them and their PiDi chamchas complain today about Modi seizing the legacy of Sardar Patel is only funny. And not the good kind of funny. The ironic, dark kind.
So liberal losers can shut their traps about Sardar Patel not being fond of the RSS. Oh and by the way, here is Atal Behari Vajpayee delivering his speech before the Babri Masjid demolition…
In the last few months, have you observed how your discredited UPA faces have to lean on the image of Atalji and the shoulders of his big ministers from NDA-1 to mount a counter narrative to Narendra Modi?
Atalji was a lifelong RSS man, part of the generation that inspired the Hindus of India to demolish Babri Masjid. If Indian secularism can lick its spit and suck up to Vajpayee, you should really stop complaining about Modi snatching Sardar Patel.