AZAD HIS­TORY

India Today - - GLASS HOUSE -

Af­ter spar­ring over Sar­dar Val­lab­hb­hai Pa­tel, the two main po­lit­i­cal par­ties are now con­test­ing over Maulana Abul Kalam Azad. Naren­dra Modi wrote a blog ac­cus­ing the Congress of hav­ing for­got­ten Azad as he did not be­long to the rul­ing dy­nasty. But that was not be­fore the Cen­tre launched a por­tal with a dig­i­tal ar­chive in his hon­our. But ac­cord­ing to Modi, “There can be no greater dis­ser­vice to our his­tory than view­ing th­ese stal­warts through the nar­row prism of po­lit­i­cal par­ti­san­ship.” Odd then, isn’t it, that he man­ages to eu­lo­gise only those who have been crit­i­cal of Jawa­har­lal Nehru? Hmm.

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