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Shekhar Gupta: Modi is our most Nehruvian PM since Nehru

If Narendra Modi's worldview is truly at variance with Nehru's, we are still looking for evidence, at least on economic and foreign policies

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Shekhar Gupta  |  New Delhi 

Shekhar Gupta

Let’s begin with what new media would call click-bait: that Narendra Modi is our most Nehruvian prime minister since Jawaharlal Nehru. Even now, when the Modi establishment seems to have a single-point agenda of destroying Nehru’s legacy, wiping his name from textbooks, and encouraging the old RSS thought that he is responsible for all of India’s ills, from Mahatma Gandhi’s assassination to Kashmir to Tibet to poverty.

And just when a BJP state government has transferred an IAS officer for the serious misdemeanour of a Facebook post praising Nehru. On Nehru’s ...

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First Published: Fri, May 27 2016. 21:31 IST
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