Sardar Patel’s Communalism—a documented record

There has been a lot of praise and song about Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel and his great achievements for India. He is credited with “uniting” India and “dividing” it along linguistic lines. He is said to be a no-non sense man.
And recently, the BJP, more notoriously its ambitious prime ministerial candidate narendra modi, the non-working chief minister of India, have hijacked this “stalwart of Congress”, as their icon of Hindutva and “nationalism”! Not for nothing!
Like many other opportunistic Congressmen of the likes of Narasimha Rao and others, while reaping the benefits of being a part of the ruling Congress party (at many junctures of the Congress history in India), Sardar Patel also served the interests of right wing hinduism. And he benefited immensely from this pseudo ‘nationalism’, too!
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Patel’s communalism—a documented record | Frontline.

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