Guv to write book on Nehru, Patel, Indira

The book may throw some light on Emergency too

Hans Raj Bhardwaj

Talking to press persons on his way from Sringeri to Bangalore on Thursday, he said the book may give some ideas about the Emergency too.

Stating that advocate Niren De who argued on behalf of the government during Emergency that the court did not have any right to question the detention of a person once the Emergency was declared, Bhardwaj said: “I was too in the court that time. Niren De should not have argued like that- against the ideology of Constitution.” Many such examples will be in the book, he added.

“When Nehru was about to enforce Hindu Law, the then President Rajendra Prasad had opposed. Despite this, Nehru implemented the legislation. Judiciary and Legislature were working in coordination during those days. There were no confrontations between the two during Negru regime,” the Governor recalled. Bhardwaj is a former Union Law Minister.

“Honesty is declining in public life in the recent times. It was a good decision by Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Omar Abdulla who resigned recently against an allegation,” he said.

“I’m not the one who came to politics through elections. Indira Gandhi brought me to the politics. I grew on my own talent later on,” he said.

Bhardwaj said: “Personally, I am a believer of Advaita philosophy. I had met Sringeri pontiff at New Delhi in 1994. Now, I am in his State itself and hence wanted to seek his blessings at Sringeri.”

The country has received much from the culture of Karnataka. I liked the harmony of this State. It’s a beautiful place. I have some suggestions for the Minister for Tourism if he meets me, he said.

The Governor said the State still has transport problems, regarding which he is going to discuss with the government.

DH News Service

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