The incorrigible Mani Shankar Aiyer did it yet again. His chai wala jibe at PM Modi before the 2014 General Elections was leveraged in the best possible way by the astute politician Modi and the BJP to drive home the point that the Congress is an elitist organization and in a state of total disconnect with the real India. Now, just before the Gujarat elections, during the coronation of Rahul Gandhi as Congress President, Mani Shankar Aiyer compared the first family with the Mughal dynasty. He went on to say that when rulers like Shah Jahan and Aurangzeb became kings, there were no elections held and since we have an official election in this case, the Congress is not a dynasty. This was lapped up by the BJP and Modi took a jibe at the Congress for selection of what he called the Aurangzeb Raj. As if this was not enough, after a couple of days, Aiyer went on to call PM Modi as a ‘neech insaan’, which was again happily lapped up by the BJP. This was followed by news reports of a meeting between ex PM Manmohan Singh, Aiyer and the Pakistan High Commissioner.
Irrespective of what Aiyer meant to convey, if one closely analyzes the barbarian Mughal rule in the country and compare the rulers with members of the Nehru Gandhi family, there are stark similarities. Let us delve deep and do a close analysis.
1) Jawaharlal Nehru and Babar – Babar founded the Mughal Empire in India by defeating Ibrahim Lodhi in the year 1526 in the First Battle of Panipat. On the same lines, Nehru was the first Prime Minister of independent India. Both Babar and Nehru have a rich and infamous legacy of creating problems in India that are unresolved to this date. While Babar got the Babri Masjid constructed in Ayodhya by destroying a Ram temple that was present (liberals please note, this was confirmed by the ASI in 2003), Nehru is responsible for the Kashmir issue, which has been resulting in many jawans losing their lives. Had Nehru not taken the Kashmir issue to the UN, we would have seen an end to the Kashmir problem before many years. Although Babar founded the Mughal Empire in India, he was buried in Afghanistan after his death and did not want to be buried here as per his last wishes. Likewise, Nehru, who was supposed to be an Indian Hindu, allegedly mentioned that he is only a Hindu by an accident of birth, but a Britisher by education and a Muslim by culture.
2) Indira Gandhi and Akbar – Not many similarities here except for the fact that both were able administrators and least anti-Hindu as compared to the other members of their respective dynasties. Akbar was by far the most illustrious Mughal ruler and supposed to be a tolerant ruler, who abolished the Jaziya, allowed Hindus who had been forced to convert to Islam to reconvert without facing any penalty, celebrated Diwali, renounced beef and forbade sale of all meats on certain days. Among the Nehru Gandhi dynasts, Indira Gandhi was arguably the least anti Hindu ruler, who under political pressure did set up a panel to examine ban on cow slaughter and even had the RSS chief Golwalkar in it. She was the one PM who tried her hand at soft Hindutva in her elections campaigns.
3) Rajiv Gandhi and Shah Jahan – History will look at both Rajiv Gandhi and Shah Jahan favourably for one thing each and this one thing will overshadow all the misdeeds committed by them both. Shah Jahan will be known for building the Taj Mahal, which is celebrated as a monument of love. Alleged Chopping of fingers of all those involved in building the Taj Mahal, destruction of the Sikh temple in Lahore after rebellion by Guru Har Gobind, imposition of Sharia law and preventing construction or repair of churches and temples are some of the lesser known facts about Shah Jahan. Similarly, Rajiv Gandhi is often hailed by dynasty sycophants for bringing IT to India and is primarily known for this. Muslim appeasement in the Shah Bano case, ensuring the safe departure of Warrren Anderson and Bofors scam are conveniently forgotten.
4) Sonia Gandhi and Aurangzeb – Arguably the most tyrannical, ruthless, vindictive and anti-Hindu Mughal ruler was Aurangzeb. From pulling down temples like the Chintamani temple of Ahmedabad, Keshava in Mathura, Vishwanath in Varanasi and Somnath in Kathiawar to imposition of Jaziya to removal of Hindus from government jobs to social restrictions on Hindus like not allowing them to burn the dead bodies in the Sabarmati river, Aurangzeb was as anti-Hindu as one could ever get. During the ten year rule of Sonia Gandhi with Dr Manmohan Singh as a dummy PM, we had the fake narrative of saffron terror created to appease the Muslims and show the RSS in bad right, terrorists like Ishrat Jahan was made a martyr with the then Home Minister Chidambaram modifying the affidavit by removing the terror angle, the anti-Hindu RTE bill coming into effect, attempt to cause damage to the Ram Sethu and so on. If Aurangzeb had a bitter enmity with Chhatrapati Shivaji, who was termed Hindu Hriday Samrat, Sonia found a bitter enemy in Narendra Modi, who is also referred to as a Hindu Hriday Samrat. Lastly, Aurangzeb was the last powerful Mughal king and after his reign, the decline of the Mughal Empire started. Likewise, during the twilight of Sonia’s stint as President of the Congress, we are witnessing its decline with her heir Rahul Gandhi just not having the inclination and appetite to be a politician.
5) Rahul Gandhi and Bahadur Shah Zafar – Bahadur Shah Zafar was the last Mughal ruler and was a nominal emperor as the Mughal Empire existed only in name and his authority was limited to just Delhi. Following his involvement in the Indian Rebellion of 1857, the British exiled him to Rangoon. Under Rahul Gandhi’s leadership, the Congress has been reduced to 44 seats in the Lok Sabha and has lost state after state to the BJP. Despite being relaunched and reloaded multiple times, his disinterest in politics is there for all to see and hopefully under his leadership, we will have a Congress Mukth Bharat.