Mahatma Gandhi's grandson breaks down while hitting out at 'false stories' about Jawaharlal Nehru

Mahatma Gandhi's grandson breaks down while hitting out at 'false stories' about Jawaharlal Nehru

"They wanted to create an India for everyone from every background... Many terrible incidents are happening"

Mahatma Gandhi's grandson and historian Dr Rajmohan Gandhi on Saturday broke down while hitting out at "false stories" about the country's first Prime Minister Jawaharlal Nehru and went on to call him a "brilliant, great and noble man". He also asserted that even Himalayas would protest the allegations made against the tall Congress leader today.

Gandhi was responding to questions posed by Trinamool Congress (TMC) MP Mahua Moitra about Mahatma Gandhi, Jawaharlal Nehru, the partition and contemporary India during a session 'the reflections of a 75-year legacy' at Khushwant Singh Litfest in Kasauli, Himachal Pradesh.

"You can criticise the policies of Nehru, but don't stoop low by spreading filthy lies about a nobleman," he said while reacting to one of the questions.

Talking about Nehru's stint in prison, Rajmohan Gandhi said, "Fourteen years in prison is a very long time, then his wife dies shortly after he is released. And then all these false stories about good man, great man, brilliant man."

"Nehru loved the Himalayas. The Himalayas would protest and the earth would protest too. You can criticizse his policies but what right do you have to spread utter falsehood? I feel deeply about this," he said.

Referring to Mahatma Gandhi, his grandfather, Rajmohan Gandhi opined "I remember the words of Sarojini Naidu that do not allow us to rest. The amazing thing about Gandhi and many people in India is we blame him for not solving the problems of his life, we also blame him for not solving the problems of our time. This is injustice. After all, he was a human being, some problems were left for us to resolve."

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"They wanted to create an India for everyone from every background... Many terrible incidents are happening, and the saddest part is staying silent over it. Silence is a wonderful virtue but not when you are an influential person," he added.

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