Precious legacy of Nehru being undermined by those in power: Sonia Gandhi

NEW DELHI: Hitting out at the ruling BJP, UPA chairperson and former Congress chief Sonia Gandhi accused the ruling Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) of “undermining the legacy”  of first Prime Minister Jawaharlal Nehru.

Precious legacy of Nehru is being undermined daily by those who rule us today. They express disdain for Nehru for all that he did to build India that they are bent upon changing for worse,”she said in her address at the launch of new edition of Congress MP Shashi Tharoor’s 2003 book ‘Nehru: The Invention of India’. Today we must honour him by fighting with determination to safeguard democracy she further added.

Hailing Nehru for consolidating democracy, Gandhi, quoting Tharoor, said there were four pillars of “Nehruvianism”– democratic institution building, staunch pan-Indian secularism, socialist economics and foreign policy of nonalignment. But, that vision remains at the core of “our time-tested beliefs”, Mrs Gandhi said.


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