KJo wrote:I was almost an adult back then, but I followed politics. VPS resigned, but he was a crook who soon pulled out Mandal and got kicked out. If Rajiv was corrupt and there was ample proof, then why wasn't it brought out when Modi was PM? The excuse of "he will become a martyr" does not fly. I am talking only about Rajiv, not about Sanjay/Indira/Panditji. He was naive, had bad friends and was for a large part in above his head dealing with Congress stalwarts but taking money himself? That's just conjecture. The others are that Rajiv taunted Sikhs during 1984. I saw the video, it is part of a longer speech and the quote is cherry picked. Also Amitabh Bachchan egging on people to kill Sikhs... his mother was Sikh, and there is no proof that he did anything, it's just gone viral.
VP Singh did Mandal and was deeply flawed in this regard, but was not a crook. He resigned in 1990, but the coalition govt. fell apart due to multiple reasons in 1991. In 1990 he was ready to start a full bore conflict with Pakistan.
Modi had no reason to dig up old wounds in regard to the Nehru/Gandhi dynasty. He's moving the country forward. There is no political gain in doing so, but now pappu is hitting low, so everything will be brought out now.