Sardar Patel is a topic of much discussion these days. We hear a lot of great things about Sardar Patel. He was a great politician and leader. Unfortunately, all the great things about Sardar patel are at Nehru’s expense.
With a certain agenda, he is often compare to Nehru. You might ask, “What would India look like if Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel were the first Prime Minister? Why Gandhi chose Nehru to Sardar Patel? After digging deeper, I was stunn by the amount of references I found. Is it possible that Nehru was chosen as the first Prime Minister in India due to his superior secular credentials? Was Sardar Patel Communal? It turn out that he was very biased in his dealings, much to my consternation.
Sardar Patel is a controversial figure.
This is because, despite the fact that there are very few people who will tolerate his views, it is the time of Nehru Bashing. Sardar is support by many passionate defenders. The book India wins freedom, by A. K. Azad is online.
Abul Kalam Azad’s book “India Wins Freedom” states that Sardar Patel had very prejudices. People at the time notice and spoke out. This book is well-known for its merits. This book is not for Nehru. Azad also discusses Nehru’s exaggerated ego and the grave mistakes he made in the book.
Here are excerpts from India wins Freedom, by Abul Kalam Azad. These are the first hand records of the person who worked alongside him for many years.
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Although the stories of atrocities perpetrate by the Muslim League are fabricate, there were two events that occurred at the time that left a negative impression on the attitude of Provincial Congress Committees. It is with regret that Congress fail to pass the nationalist test in Bombay and Bihar. The Congress had develop as a national organization, and was now able to offer leadership opportunities to men from different communities. In Bombay, Mr. Nariman was the recognize leader of the local congress. Given his record and status, it was expect that Mr. Nariman would lead the formation of the provincial government when the question of its formation arose. However, this would have meant that a Parsee would become Chief Minister while most of the members of the congress Assembly Party were Hindus.
“Sardar Patel, his colleagues couldn’t reconcile themselves with such a situation and felt that it would be unfair for the Hindu supporters to be stirp of this honor. B.G. Kher was thus brought into the picture, and elect Leader of Congress Assembly party in Bombay. This decision upset Nariman naturally. The Congress working Committee was contact by Nariman. Jawaharlal Naehru was the president at that time. Many hope that, due to his total freedom from all communal biases, he would be able to acquit Nariman of any injustice. This did not happen. Jawaharlal was aware that people saw him as a critic of Sardar Patel. He didn’t like to do anything that would allow Sardar Patel and his friends to criticize him. Nariman’s appeal was reject by Patel, who sought to placate him.
He seem to be trying to show that he wouldn’t allow Sardar Patel to be accuse or persecuted during his term in Office.
“We all knew that the truth was sacrifice to satisfy Sardar Patel’s communal demand. Poor Nariman was devastate and his public life ended.”
Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel, (born 31 October 1875, Nadiad, Gujarat. ), was a barrister, a leader of the Indian National Congress, and one of the founder fathers of India.
His colleagues and supporters referrer to him as Sardar during the Satyagraha against tax hikes in Bardoli’s 1928 famine. He organize farmers from Kheda and Borsad in Gujarat to non-violent civil resistance against the British Raj. He quickly rose to the top of the Indian National Congress.
Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel, a participant in Mahatma Gandhi’s salt satyagraha, was jail in 1930. At the request of Congress members, he had led Satyagraha during Gandhiji’s imprisonment. Following the Gandhi-Irwin Pact, Sardar Patel was release in 1931. In the same year Sardar Patel was elect President of Indian National Congress at its Karachi session. The dream of a secular India was realize.
Sardar Patel, a supporter of Mahatma Gandhi’s Quit India Movement in 1942, extend his unwavering support. He travel throughout the country, gathering support for Quit India and was again arrest in 1942. It was held in Ahmednagar Fort until 1945 with other Congress leaders.
He was the first Deputy Prime minister and Home Minister of India. At Mahatma Gandhi’s request, he accept the task of integrating princely states into India. During the 1947 political integration of India, and the Indo-Pakistani War, he was de facto the Supreme Commander-in-chief Indian army.
He was the architect of India’s independence and unites a nation that had been divide without bloodshed. In 1991, he was posthumously present with the Bharat Ratna.
Sardar Patel is the “Iron Man of India”, which is why he is called “Iron Man of India”.
Sardar Patel was a charismatic leader who respect others’ opinions. He strongly believe in the unity and progress of the Indians who fought against the British. He believe in equality and stood for self-sufficiency and women empowerment through rapid industrialization.
Sardar Patel was a diplomat, a negotiator and a great thinker who helped to integrate the princely states into India without any blood. His greatest legacy is his efforts to unite a disperse nation. This was where his power of persuasion as well as his statesmanship were at full display.