Nehru was a votary of Communism: Dr. Bhyrappa
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Nehru was a votary of Communism: Dr. Bhyrappa

December 31, 2018

Mysuru: Maintaining that Jawaharlal Nehru was a votary of communism, veteran writer and Saraswathi Samman awardee Dr. S.L. Bhyrappa has said that Jawaharlal Nehru became the Prime Minister only because of Mahatma Gandhi. He was speaking at the valedictory of the two-day 2nd State-level Sammelana of Akhila Bharatiya Sahitya Parishad at Senate Bhavan in Manasagangotri here yesterday.

Stating that Nehru was inspired by Communist Movements at the time when he was studying at Cambridge University, Dr. Bhyrappa said that Nehru makes no mention of Russian Dictator Stalin in his works, writings or speeches and this was only because of his (Nehru)  communist mindset.

Claiming that Nehru adopted Russian model in administration, he said that 12 out of the 15 provincial States had opted for Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel as India’s Prime Minister post-Independence. But Mahatma Gandhi, who liked Nehru more, made him the Prime Minister after making Sardar Patel to opt out of the race, he said and added that Patel backtracked from the PM’s post out of respect for Mahatma Gandhi.

Referring to Netaji Subash Chandra Bose, he said that Mahatma Gandhi, after realising that Netaji had more support among the Congress Executive Members, made the members to quit, thus making Netaji, a loner.

Later, Netaji left the country and formed his own army to fight the British. Patel, realising that he would meet the same fate of Netaji, backtracked from the Prime Minister’s post, Dr. Bhyrappa said.

Continuing his attack against Nehru, Dr. Bhyrappa said that the country witnessed an economic decline under Nehru’s rule and Nehru’s daughter Indira Gandhi too followed her father’s policies.

Observing that writers were divided between Left and Right ideologies, he maintained that much jobs and more entrepreneurs hold key to the growth of the country. Citing Kengal Hanumanthaiah, Dr. Bhyrappa alleged that the Congress hindered the growth of many upcoming leaders in the State.

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Noted theatre personality Prema Guledagudda, Library activist P. Shivanna of Shivamoggga and folk artiste Dr. R. Ningaraj of Mysuru were felicitated on the occasion.

Noted columnist and the Sammelana Chairperson Prof. Prema Shekar was elected as the new President of the State unit of Akhila Bharatiya Sahitya Parishad.

Writer and Parishad President Dr. Doddarange Gowda, Secretary Dr. E.C. Ningaraj Gowda, General Secretary Raghunandan Bhat and others were present.

The Sammelana passed the following five-point resolution:

1. Writer must keep away from writings that can cause disturbances in the society.

2. A writer should not make any efforts to seek any awards, prizes, cash rewards and the like beyond his/ her capability, as such attempts will degrade the literary world.

3. A writer should express his opposition, if any, to any social, religious or political developments only through writing and not through any other violent means.

4. A writer should not use his/ her writings for any political propaganda or in favour of any political party/ politician.

5. Every home should have small library, where meaningful and thoughtful books are kept. Also every person should make it a habit to present books to guests who arrive for domestic functions.

The Meet also resolved that Belthangady in Dakshina Kannada will host the third edition of the Sammelana.

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