“Netaji could have taken us past China” — the TOI quotes Infosys chief mentor N R Narayana Murthy. Here’s a bit.
“He was bold, upright and could take on anybody. He could question even Mahatma Gandhi and dared to disagree with him, which he did on the dominion status issue. Netaji knew that areas like population control, industries, agriculture and health were key to the country’s growth and had expressed his views on these. His views were strikingly modern and practical which makes me conclude that India would have done better than China with him in the front seat of the government,” Murthy said.
Criticizing the Centre for not paying “due respect to this great son of India”, Murthy felt it was time to correct the mistake. “I have heard that Delhi doesn’t have a single prominent avenue named after him. This is a shame and I hope our wonderful Prime Minister will soon correct this lacunae,” he added.
Wonderful prime minister, eh? That wonderful prime minister would correct something right after hell freezes over.
That PM belongs to the slave dynasty.
Consider this. New Delhi has major roads named after a ruler who slaughtered Indians wholesale. Aurangzeb. New Delhi will never have a road named after a nationalist.
The unpalatable truth may be that Indians have been in slavery too long and cannot imagine freedom from the tyrants that have ruled the land — and still continue to rule it.
An Italian, Antonia Maino aka Sonia Gandhi, heads the UPA, the ruling coalition in New Delhi. This fact does not seem to bother too many people, does it? This would not have ever happened to a people who had any sense of pride and honor.
Fact is that India has been ruled by foreigners for centuries. If Indians in fact indeed had had pride and honor, centuries of foreign rule would not have happened.
That Antonia Maino has hanger-ons like Dr Singh and the rest of the unmentionable gang of crooks is not surprising at all. The tradition is long and enduring. Foreigners ruled India because of people like them.
India is a long way from freedom. While India’s enemies rule India, the names of India’s enemies will be seen in its capital. The time has not yet come for Netaji Bose’s name to adorn anything in India.
[Hat tip Raja for the TOI link who commented —
“Sad that Calcutta is the only place that seems to honor Netaji by naming landmarks after him. If his plan to liberate India via the INA had succeeded we might not be a bunch of Gandhigiri indulging ‘turn the other cheek’ peaceniks today. NRN has openly criticized Nehru’s economic policies by his statement. Imagine if the 1991 liberalization had been done a few decades earlier – even our parents’ generation would have prospered.