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Blog of Vincent Augustine D'Souza

Presidential election

Presidential election 2007 has turned nasty. Pratibha Patil’s record during emergency was dug up. Her comments about purdah created a controversy. Her role in the bankruptcy of a bank of which she was a founder and director, allegations of her brother being a murderer, her husband causing the suicide of a man, misuse of MPLADS fund made headlines.
Congress started to attack Bhairon Singh Shekhawat. The latest accusation against Shekhawat is that in 1942 when the country was following Quit India movement under the leadership of Gandhi Shekhawat joined police force. This is going back 65 years.
Before making this accusation Congress should have examined its track record. During World War II many Indian soldiers joined Indian National Army founded by Subhash Chandra Bose. Indian National Army surrendered in 1945. The soldiers were tried for treason and were acquitted but did not get back their jobs. After independence they were not taken back. This is how the Congress Government led by Jawaharlal Nehru treated freedom fighters.

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