Failed ideas

Print edition : December 12, 2014

1948: Just after the police action in Hyderabad state, Nehru on a visit to the Nizam (centre) during the regime of the military government headed by Major General J.N. Chaudhuri (right). Photo: THE HINDU ARCHIVES

November 1946: During a Congress session at Meerut, Jawaharlal Nehru and Vallabhbhai Patel with Acharya Kripalani. Photo: THE HINDU ARCHIVES

Sardar Baldev Singh greets C. Rajagopalachari at the Palam aerodrome in Delhi as Nehru introduces the members of the Cabinet to the Governor General designate. Also seen are (from right) Shyama Prasad Mookerjee, K.C. Neogi and Rajkumari Amrit Kaur. Photo: The Hindu Archives

The deification of Nehru was a function of the Congress’ vote politics, but none of his ideas ever worked.
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