Over the past few months, the Congress party has often accused the Modi government of “trying to erase” Nehruvian legacy from the Indian mind space.
Now, in an attempt to counter the Modi government, the Congress party has decided to publish reading material on Nehru’s life and works in a reader-friendly easy language.
This is part of the Congress’ plan to hold a Big Bang event to conclude the 125th birth anniversary celebrations that the party started last November.
For the record, though, the party denies that its Nehru celebration plans are an attempt to counter the government.
“We have a view, a perception, an idea of what Nehru thought and what he did. Congress has been acting on that and has been insisting on following that,” said Janardan Dwivedi, senior party ideologue who attended a meeting of senior leaders today evening to decide on specific plans for November 14, the birthday of Pandit Jawahar Lal Nehru, the first Prime Minister of India.