Lest I am mistaken to be a Congress hack, I must say that would be wrong an assessment.
I am a nationalist and a rationalist.
If Arun Jaitly feels Sardar Patel was divine and beyond having feet of clay as all human beings have, then let him say so.
Let us put his statues as idols in temples in his honour.
I always appreciated this man's articulate and precise analysis of political issues, but then the BJP debacle seems to have made him leave a hold of his rationale thinking of yore!
It is true that Sardar Patel put things in place to make what is India today, but then he is no God. Or is he?
I have immense parochial (if you will) respect for Netaji Subash Bose. However, he is no God for me! He also made errors. Or didn't he?
My family had to lose their home and hearth because of Jinnah, Nehru and Gandhi and even old Patel!
So, are they great visionaries and has divinity being bestowed on them so much so we are afraid to analyse them and their compulsions?
Good old Father of the nation Mahatma Gandhi had shouted earlier "partition on my dead body" Over my Dead Body
alsoOver Gandhi's dead body
Many innocents dies for the personal ambitions of these men. Are their personal ambition greater than the lives that were lost? Therefore, are they great heroes? Maybe to those who were not affected and their brood live happily ever after. But what about those who lost their families and friends and their livelihood and lands to satiate the ambitions and personal egos of these defied and divine gentlemen?
How come, we lost our home and hearth even when he was alive and kicking and our people were dead?
Let's get pragmatic!!
Are these divine jokes of India i.e. Gandhi and Nehru fair?
The Punjabi refugees got compensation and each one claimed that they had land as big as west Pakistan and we Bengalees were under Evacuee Properties Act?Bengalis second class Indian
The problem is that India is only of the North Indians and West Indians!
The trouble with most of you is that you remind me of the Beatles song - Tell me what you see now, what you see is meIf you let me take your heart I will prove to you,
We will never be apart if I'm part of you.
Open up your eyes now, tell me what you see.
It is no surprise now, what you see is me.
But then you are so blind and damned self centred!!
I respect Patel since he saved us from losing more area but then he is no God to me.
Gandhi pretended to be a sage and like Nehru he was interested in his own personal glorification, power and ambition!