Saturday, 7 April 2018

Celebrate Nehru’s birthday as Dynasty Day

Every year Jawaharlal Nehru’s birthday, November 14, is celebrated as ‘Children’s Day’.  According to a media report, sixty  BJP MPs have requested the Prime Minister to designate December 26 as ‘Children’s Day’.  That is the date on which four minor sons of Guru Govind Singh were martyred during Aurangazeb’s reign. These MPs have suggested that Nehru’s  birthday should be celebrated as ‘Chacha Divas’ (‘Uncle’s Day’)

I must say, these MPs are very kind to Nehru. In my opinion, a more appropriate ‘tribute’ to Nehru to celebrate his birthday as 'Dynasty Day’. Nehru did not do anything special for children to deserve the honour of being called ‘Chacha Nehru’ and his birthday to be celebrated as ‘Children’s Day’. His greatest contribution to India is ‘Nehru-Gandhi Dynasty’ which has been dominating Indian politics for decades.

Look at the evolution of the dynasty.

Motilal Nehru (Jawarharlal Nehru’s  father)

Congress President (1928-29)


Congress President (first time in 1929-30) and Prime Minister

Indira Nehru Gandhi (daughter of Jawarharlal Nehru)

Congress President (first time in 1959) and Prime Minister

Rajiv Gandhi (son of Indira Gandhi) succeeded mother as

Congress President and Prime Minister


Sonia Gandhi (wife of Rajiv Gandhi)

Congress President


                                            Rahul Gandhi (son of Rajiv and Sonia Gandhi)

                                   Succeeded mother as Congress President
                                Congress Party’s Prime Ministerial candidate

No family has controlled any political party for such a long period in any other democratic country in the world. No family in the democratic world has produced three prime ministers. 

Who knows, Rahul Gandhi may be the fourth Prime Minister from the family.

Devendra Narain
April 07, 2018