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Wednesday, October 24, 2012

Tilling the soil for the Pakistan Plant, Part II

"I am concerned for the security of our great Nation; not so much because of any threat from without, but because of the insidious forces working from within."
-General MacArthur


Hi, Everyone! Jinnah had been truly secular and nationalist in his early political days. But besides the Congress there was no other national party of substance at the time. Once Jinnah left the Congress, he had no nationalist party to join.

Being Muslim, there was no way Jinnah was going to able to charm the Hindu majority—so bedazzled by the Mahatma that it was—away from the dangerous and self-serving politics of the Congress by himself.

To counteract the Congress, Gandhi, and Nehru—and that had become the ruling passion of his life—his only option was to build a strong Muslim party. And in doing so he sacrificed his secular and nationalist principles.

He sacrificed India.

So in 1937, we have Jinnah of the political acumen par excellence full of animus against Gandhi and Nehru and extremely suspicious of their intentions.

On the other side we have Gandhi and Nehru (he too bore ill-will to Jinnah)[1] who were riding high with the Congress being the only national party of substance and the tremendous support of the Hindu majority. Congress was bound to be the ruling party in free India.

·        If only they had been satisfied with that much.

But no, Gandhi and Nehru’s lust for power knew no bounds.

Within the Congress itself they brooked no opposition and ruled with total control and power (we have seen examples of it in earlier posts,) and they sought to throw that mantle over the whole of India.

Hindu-Muslim power struggle

The Constitution of India being communal—and the responsibility for that can be unambiguously laid at the Congress door—as Penderel Moon, I.C.S., puts it in his Strangers in India, ( page 101):

“In essence the struggle [Hindu-Muslim communal struggle] is one for posts and political power between two communities distinguished by religion and culture.”

And how was this power distributed in India in 1937?

·        Congress was the only national Indian party of substance

·        Jinnah and the Muslim League with no clout as yet

·        Savarkar, only just released from bondage in 1937, not quite yet on the political field.

This was the moment for the Congress to embrace the Federation plan of the British, and tie the whole of India—Hindus, Muslims, Princely States et al—into one unified force. The Viceroy Linlithgow was pushing heavily for it.

Did the Congress do that? No!

What did they actually do?

They sabotaged the Federation plan—

·        by antagonizing the Princely States and the Muslim League

And they also set about duping the Hindus with words that were not backed up by actions.

At this moment in Indian politics Savarkar was released from bondage. He swept upon the political scene and roused the Hindus into full awareness of the treacherous goal of the Congress.

·        With the communal electorate, the only avenue for Savarkar to check the Congress was to build up a solid Hindu party. Which he did.

This is the background of Indian politics in 1937. From the next post on, I am going to show you—in detail with documentation—how the Congress actually went about bludgeoning India’s chances of a united freedom.


[1] Jinnah’s wife had been (she died in 1929, and was separated from Jinnah at the time) close friends with both Nehru’s sister, Nan, and Padmaja Naidu who later became Nehru’s lover (from Alex Tunzelmann’s Indian Summer, page 81.) Who can say what kind of personal differences these two may have had arising from this situation?
But they should not have allowed it to come into Indian politics.

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