External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar and Ramchandra Guha debate on Twitter over relationship between Nehru and Patel

by Jeremy Spirogis
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new Delhi: Was Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel included in Jawaharlal Nehru's first cupboard checklist in 1947? The debate on this query intensified on Thursday, when External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar cited a e-book claiming that Nehru didn’t need Patel in his cupboard. On the opposite hand, Congress leaders in addition to historian Ramchandra Guha denied this argument and criticized the overseas minister.

Foreign Minister S Jaishankar had made a post on Wednesday night time concerning the revealing of the biography of a senior bureaucrat VP Menon. <! –

                 Menon labored very near Patel. Narayani Basu has written this e-book. Jaishankar stated that the e-book has achieved a lot awaited justice with true historic character.

External Affairs Minister Jaishankar stated, 'The e-book confirmed that Nehru didn’t need Patel in his cupboard in 1947 and saved him out of the primary checklist of the Cabinet. There is definitely plenty of debate on this. It is noteworthy that the writer has put his facet on this revelation.

Jaishankar's tweet triggered a pointy response from Guha, who stated, "This is a myth, which has been completely demolished by Professor Srinath Raghavan."

In a pointy tweet, Guha stated, "The fake news about the makers of modern India, and promoting false rivalry between them, is not the job of the foreign minister." They ought to go away it to the IT cell of the BJP.

In response to this, the External Affairs Minister stated that some overseas ministers learn books and it may be a very good behavior for some professors as effectively. He stated, 'In such a scenario, I would love that the e-book launched by me have to be learn tomorrow.'

However, this Twitter debate didn’t finish right here. On August 1, 1947, Guha posted a letter written by Nehru to Patel. In this letter, Nehru has invited Patel to hitch his first cupboard of unbiased India, and within the letter, Nehru has described Patel because the strongest pillar of his cupboard.

Guha requested on Twitter, 'Please, can anybody present this to Jaishankar'. Guha stated on Twitter to Jaishankar, 'Sir, since you could have achieved PhD from JNU, it’s essential to have learn extra books than me.

He additional wrote, 'There should have been printed correspondence between Nehru and Patel, which exhibits how Nehru needed Patel to be included in his first cupboard as a powerful pillar. Read these books once more. Senior Congress leaders Shashi Tharoor and Jairam Ramesh additionally slammed Jaishankar for this assertion.

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