Krishna Menon & Sardar Patel

Vengalil Krishnan Krishna Menon (3 May 1896 – 6 October 1974) was an Indian nationalist, diplomat and statesman, described as the second most powerful man in India by Time magazine and others, after his ally and intimate friend, Jawaharlal Nehru. Sardar Vallabhbhai Jhaverbhai Patel (31 October 1875 – 15 December 1950) was an Indian barrister and statesman, one of the leaders of the Indian National Congress and one of the founding fathers of India. 3.7/5

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He did not want anyone to go for Sardar Patel's funeral, disallowed bureaucrats to visit and denied a s…
Congress is very peeved with Modi for claiming the legacy of Sardar Patel and honoring him by his proposed massive statue Project. In this context the following excerpt from a Khushwant Singh 90s interview about his days working as a PRO under Krishna Menon , India's High Commisioner in UK during our early years of independence is revealing " When Panditji came he (Krishna Menon) would see that I spent a lot of time with Panditji alone and he would brief me on what to say in his praise because the Indian Press was always gunning for him(KM). And you know I lost respect. I saw letters he wrote to Panditji describing people as PATELITE. I never realized that differences between Sardar Patel and Panditji had come to such a pass that you belonged to one person or the other. One of my seniors Sudhir Ghosh was fired simply because Krishna Menon wrote to Panditji that he was Patelite and by then External affairs had come to Panditji from Sardar Patel" So much about Congress's love for Sardar Patel today !
Scams and Scandals during theCongress rule since Independence 1. Congress Minister received bribe and Sardar Patel, thenunion Home Minister had ordered arrest of a minister of state for demanding and receiving a bribe. 2. First Finance Minister resigned. Why? Independent India’s first finance minister, R.K. Shanmukham Chetty resigned for deleting the names of the companies (close to congress)from a list of companies to be investigated for tax evasion 3. Keshav Dev Malviya had to quit. Why? Keshav Dev Malviya had to quit after it was discoveredthat he received bribe from dubious mine owners in Orissa 4.Jeep Scam in 1947? When Pakistan attacked Kashmir, .K. Krishna Menon, India’s High Commissioner to Britain, placed hefty order on dubious company of 4603 jeeps which were of poor quality and had landed long after the ceasefire had been signed.Ananthasayanam Iyengar Committee submitted its report in 1951, which indictedKrishna Menon. Instead of taking any action Nehru appointed him a CabinetMinister witho ...
If modern Indian cricket is to be compared to Indian history, Dhoni is Nehru & Sachin is Sardar Patel.. (Nehru represented India received trophies & cut ribbons while Patel did the hard work of unification & foundation of India. Nehru showed favoritism towards Krishna Menon & Indira. Nehru was involved in several controversies.)
Shri Ramesh Chennithala thinks that only Deputy Chief Ministership with Home portfolio will ensure him status in the Kerala Cabinet. He does not know that when V.K. Krishna Menon joined Nehru's cabinet as Minister without portfolio in 1956, he was seen as the most powerful minister in the Cabinet. A Rajya Sabha member, he was given the Defence portfolio only when he got elected to the Lok Sabha in 1957. It is a different matter that today even Prime Minister Manmohan Singh, not to mention Defence Minister A.K. Antony, is a Rajya Sabha member. Shri Chennithala will also do well to read Abul Kalam Azad's autobiography in which he mentions that it was Sardar Patel's insistence on holding the Home Ministry that allowed the Muslim League to capture the Finance portfolio in the interim government. So what happened? The Muslim League finance minister would not sanction money for Congress' ministers, including Patel's, pet schemes. That is precisely why Shri K.M. Mani has no problem in allowing Chennithala become ...
4. Who among the following was first defense minister of India after independence? (A)Sardar Patel (B)Krishna Menon (C)Sardar Baldev Singh (D)Deep Narayan Singh
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