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Many think that the Nehruvian policies have done great damage to the country both internally and externally. What are your views on this?

Asked by Good Citizen, 22 Mar '10 02:34 pm
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Nehru did have the vision that only a self reliant economic infrastructure can be the guarantee for the progress of the nation. Here the external policy was an adjunct for internal goals. It is in this direction that he decided not to remain subservient to either of the blocks while seeking their help in the development of industrial infrastructure of the country.
Foreign policy is deeply linked to economic policies. Nehrus policy in the areas of education & industrialization can be faulted for various reasons but what is above reproach about his policy is about remaining non aligned due to which the nation gets the technical & other help from who so ever gives you can tie up with for the particular issue. So, while Soviet block came forward to lay the industrial infrastructure, US help was taken for Green revolution. The nation has to thank Nehru for ensuring that today it is a Industrial power to reckon with it is power with its own scientific manpower it is precisely due to this th ...more
Answered by dharamender nebhnani, 22 Mar '10 06:24 pm

 
  
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Nehru was a Politician and NOT A SCHOLAR - LEADER like Gandhi.. He was very much influenced by Western approach and He wanted to build India like the West without understanding the NEED OF THE COUNTRY.. If Gandhiji wud have been alive, both cud do a better job.. Gandhi wud have certainly care the Rural Development and Nehru for the Industrial Development.. but then the Britisher cud NOT EXPLOIT INDIA as per their designs.. So, Gandhiji had to be out of the scene and assination and hatred towards him was the only way to make him vanish.

Our Policies were NOT THAT BAD.. But what went wrong in the 60 years of Independence was Control of Power by the Dynasty Rule who was further undercontrol of Imperialistic Power.. The Leadership were smashed and killed and we have illitrates to rule the country.. The Country Wealth in the Foreign Land in the Personal account.. These are the causes of detoriation and directionless country..
Answered by Sharmila Bose, 22 Mar '10 04:59 pm

 
  
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Pundit ji Nehru was one of the greatest statesman India would ever see . His industrial revolution policy was the reason why today India is a nation respected by super powers . It was not that his policies that were wrong but the people of India who were under the rule foreign powers for more than thousand years were not mature enough to reap the benefits of the hard yearned freedom for which our great leaders sacrificed so much of their lives . Every policy implemented for the good of people were and are being misused by the very people for the whom the policy has been introduced . This situation one can see in every policy implementation which prevails even today . So sir , Nehruvian policies are not to be blamed , but the immaturity of our people is to be blamed .In my opinion we are yet to reach that stage maturity .
Answered by RAMASWAMY VENKATESH, 22 Mar '10 03:05 pm

 
  
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Sometimes I have a feeling that the two great leaders India is proud of, and a dozen other regional leaders were agents of the British. Its open that Nehru was against most of the big industrialists like Tata from whom the Airlines was snatched. During the time of the British, the entire defence budget was funded by the profit from Railways but after independence the situation changed and when Tata undertook to takeover the railway and assured that he would run it in profit, he was denied the oportunity. There are so many similar such examples. during my college days I was in the NCC and I had questioned a few military personals about the reason why our army had lost to China and they help Nehru responsible for it, he ensured that the Indian Soldier got inferior ammunition, the bullets would'nt reach the target and on one occassion Airforce pilots were misguided into bombing our own troops.
Answered by manoj thakur, 22 Mar '10 02:49 pm

 
  
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Well. Nehruvian policy of socialism was not that bad at that time. May be the situation was like that. But whatever the policy, it must be implemented properly. Moreover, Nehru was very nave and simple person but at the same time he was not a practical person. It seems that he always lived in a euphoria. I would rather say that the situation got worse after his death and we simply cannot keep on blaming Nehru for everything that went wrong thereafter. Why the leaders who succeeded him failed to do mid course correction? If you check the history thereafter till the day India adopted economic liberalization, you would understand that all those leaders of that period are responsible for the mess. I am not saying that now everything is perfect. It is better now compared to the past.
Answered by Tony Fernandez, 22 Mar '10 02:54 pm

 
  
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I think yes the blunders have been done in their regime only
Answered by babu rao, 22 Mar '10 05:12 pm

 
  
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There is no doubt about this. the facts are there for all to see. only those wo call themselves secular at the cost of being both blind & stupid could disagree with this.
Answered by canaqa, 26 Mar '10 10:45 am

 
  
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Well very Good Question . It is the System that has Done Damage . Characters may Change But Loot and Plunder and Exploitation of masses never since the characters Project themselves as being subservient to the System to please the masses but the character make the system subservient to them ...Thanks
Answered by commonsense, 23 Mar '10 11:02 am

 
  
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Yes..thats true
..n present day congress politicians shy to discuss him becoz of his sheer style of ruling india like a personal zagir. Seeds of most of the current problems were sown during Nehruvian era only..may it kashmir dispute. china accession , linguistic states , reservation policies etc..etc..
Answered by sr sr sax, 22 Mar '10 05:28 pm

 
  
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Yes they are right
Answered by rajnikant raiyarela, 22 Mar '10 05:24 pm

 
  
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