The father of Indira Gandhi, Jawaharlal Nehru was a leader of the nationalistic movement in India and, after his independence, became India’s first prime minister.This year will mark 57th death anniversary of country’s first Prime Minister Jawahar Lal Nehru on May 27, 2021.
Who Was Jawaharlal Nehru?
The Indian National Congress was joined by Jawaharlal Nehru and by the Independence Movement, leader of the Indian Nationalism, Mahatma Gandhi. As a new, independent country for Muslims, Pakistan was created in 1947. The British withdrew and Nehru became the first prime minister of India.
In Allahabad, India, Nehru was born in 1889. His dad was a famous lawyer, and a distinguished lieutenant of Mahatma Gandhi. Nehru was educated at home by a number of English rulers and tutors until he was 16. He continued training in England and then he graduated with honour in natural science at the Harrow School and Trinity College, Cambridge. Later, he studied law and practised law at the Inner Temple in London before returning to India in 1912. Nehru married Kamala Kaul four years later. In 1917, their only child was Indira Priyadarshini. She would later become Indira’s Prime Minister under Indira Gandhi, like her father. The first woman to be president of the UN General Assembly became a highly successful family, one of the Nehrus sisters, Vijaya Lakshmi Pandit.
In 1919, on a train, Nehru overcame the Jallianwala Bagh massacre by British Brigadier-General Reginald Dyer. The massacre known as the Amritsar massacre involved 379 deaths and at least 1200 wounds as a result of a ten-minute continuous fire from the UK military on a mass of unarmed Indians. The murder was also known as the Amritsar massacre. Nehru vowed to fight the British when he heard the words of Dyer. The incident has changed his lifespan.
A wave of nationalistic activity and governmental repression marked this period in Indian history. Nehru was a party of India’s two main political parties, the Indian National Congress. The leader of the party, Gandhi, had a profound influence on Nehru. The greatest motivation of Nehru was Gandhi’s perseverance in taking action to bring change and greater autonomy.
Some Disturbing Facts about Nehru
On the 57th birth anniversary of Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru, We brings to you some disturbing facts about the country’s first Prime Minister.
He was a self-centred, egoistic, narcissistic, corrupt politician, who loved maintaining his dominance and gave more priority to his extravagant way of life than to stand up to his country when it most needed it. India still faces many problems with its egotistical nature.
He took advantage of his powers in passing Article 306-A, which finally gave Cashmir special rights to Article 370.
Because of its soft position and loyalty to China, India lost its opportunity to teach China a lesson in China’s 1950 Conflict. In 1947, shortly after the independence of India, the Indian Armed Forces’ first commander in the head, General Sir Robert Lockhart approached Pt. Nehru by presenting a paper outlining the Indian Army’s strategy for growth. When you look at the paper.
Nehru answered, Pt “A defence plan is not needed. Ahimsa, nonviolence, is our policies. No military threats are anticipated. Scrap the military. Scrap the army! The police are sufficiently good to meet our safety needs.”
He never argued for a Hindu sovereign country when Jinnah took Pakistan away and made it an Islamic country.
Very few know that Nehru was the main cause of India’s division. Muhammad Ali Jinnah, who wished to become prime minister during India’s independence, rejected the decision to leave the seat for prime minister. As a result, Jinnah announced that a new Muslim country will become Prime Minister if it will not be able to become Pakistan Born.
At a very young age, Jawaharlal Nehru became a widower. It is known that Edwina Mountbatten (which Edwina daughter Pamela Hicks confirms in his book “Daughter of the Empire”) shared a Plataonian friendship with him. This is also known.
Controversial discussions, however, indicate that the relationship goes beyond a “platonic relationship.”
Nehru had a love affair with the Bengal governor’s Sarojini Naidu daughter Padmaja Naidu. It is disclosed that he kept his portrait in his bedroom, often removed by Indira. Their dad and daughter were in tension.
In the birthplace of 77 Mirganj, the Indian government has not constructed a Jawaharlal Nehru memorial at Allahabad, for it is a brothel. The whole town has long been a well-known area of red light. It has not recently become a brothel but was a brothel before the birth of Jawaharlal Nehru.
A piece of the same house was sold to a prostitute named Lali Jaan by his father Motilal Nehru, and was called “Imambada.” Motilal Nehru moved later to Anand Bhawan, along with his family.
He also refused to join the UN offer to permanently become a member of India and in 1950 he gave it to China.
A monk, while still in his mother’s womb, reportedly predicted him to be a “demon for the country.” The couple chose to dip holy in the Ganges once Swaruprani was pregnant. A monk saw the couple in great anger during that time. Motilal came to the monk and said that the child is a demon in the womb, and he’s going to destroy the country if he is allowed to give birth. He told Motilal to take the child away even if it would require his wife to give poison (zeher).
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Nehru’s four pillars of domestic politics were democracy, socialism, unity and secularism. During his tenure as president, he largely managed to maintain a firm foundation of the four. He enjoyed an iconic standing while serving his country and was internationally admired for his idealism and statehood. His birthday, 14 November, was celebrated in India in recognition of his lifetime passion, as Baal Divas (the “Children’s Day”) and in the work for children and youth.
From 1966 to 1977 and from 1980 to 1984, Neru’s only child, Indira, served as India’s Prime Minister. From 1984 to 1989 when he was also assassinated, his son, Rajiv Gandhi, was Prime Minister