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Mrs Gandhi’s Evil Move — 37 years ago

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The majority of Indians today don’t know a heck of a lot about Mrs Indira Gandhi. Fact is that they were not even born when she ruled. Her descendants and her party, the Indian National Congress (how’s that for an oxymoron), continue her disastrous policies but Indians are mostly ignorant of how she ruthlessly set into motion India’s descent into serfdom. To reverse that slide, we have to start educating ourselves and our friends about what happened this week 37 years ago. Here are some sources for our edification.

  • Start off with Kanchan Gupta’s column in the DailyPioneer.com titled “Democracy is alien to Dynasties.” Excerpts:

    Thirty seven years ago this week, the Constitution was brutalised to turn India into a police state. One of the men who helped enforce Mrs Gandhi’s dictatorship is set to become the keeper of the Constitution

    . . .
    And so it was that although the Calcutta papers did not arrive on June 26, 1975, everybody [in Jamshedpur] knew by mid-morning of the events with cataclysmic consequences of the previous evening in faraway New Delhi. Prime Minister Indira Gandhi had ‘recommended’ to President Fakhruddin Ali Ahmed the declaration of Internal Emergency as she had information that there was “an imminent danger to the security of India being threatened by internal disturbances”. The President had complied without a murmur of protest.

    At the stroke of the midnight hour, civil liberties and fundamental rights had been suspended; censorship imposed; Opposition leaders arrested; and, dictatorship of the dynasty had replaced democracy of the people. India was in chains all over again, this time enslaved by its own. “Don’t talk to strangers,” parents instructed their teenaged children.

    Over the next few days a strange fear descended upon the people of this country — the fear of being punished and persecuted by the Emergency regime through its many agents and agencies. The dreaded midnight knock became the metaphor of those dark, terrible days when friends stopped trusting friends, relatives shunned relatives, teachers squealed on students and vice versa, and censors eager to please Congress bosses decided what was fit to print.

    Not everybody, though, was appalled . . . There were middle-class collaborators who, convinced that imitation was the best form of flattery, mimicked Sanjay Gandhi’s mannerisms and style of speech, and wore white kurta-pajamas similar to his. Hoodlums wore white kurtas over drainpipe pants and ran extortion rackets. Many people thought the Emergency was a good idea because trains ran on time and Vinoba Bhave endorsed Mrs Gandhi’s evil decision, calling the Emergency “Anushasan Parv”. Newspapers, barring honourable exceptions, caved in without a fight: Journalists, asked to bend, chose to crawl.

    Meanwhile, dissent and its expression through protest was met with swift retribution. The RSS, which mobilised its vast network of swayamsevaks to launch an underground movement against Mrs Gandhi’s dictatorship, was banned. But that did not deter swayamsevaks from persisting with their movement that was described by The Economist as “the only non-left revolutionary force in the world … its platform at the moment has only one plank: To bring democracy back to India.” The only other organisation which led from the front in the fight-back was the Akali Dal. Mrs Gandhi tried to coopt the Akalis, but they rebuffed her gesture; for them, freedom was far more important than power.

    The Intelligence Bureau and the Central Bureau of Investigation were used for intimidating and harassing both rich and poor on mere suspicion of anti-Emergency activism. The Income Tax Department was instructed to let loose a reign of terror on trade union leaders. People were arrested and packed off to jail; many of them were brutally tortured to extract a confession that would serve the Emergency regime’s political interests — for instance, that he/she was a CIA agent.

    The Constitution was slyly amended to declare India a Sovereign Socialist Secular Democratic Republic, an absurdity whose burden we are still forced to carry. To inspire confidence in the Supreme Leader, a massive Soviet-style propaganda offensive was launched. Billboards were put up with slogans like “The Leader is right, the nation’s future is bright!” In offices, including those in the private sector, Congress goons put up posters, urging people to “Work more, Talk less.” It was all very darkly reminiscent of the Third Reich.

    Mrs Gandhi had the Supreme Court packed with handpicked ‘committed’ judges whose job it was to overturn the Allahabad High Court’s judgement of June 15, declaring her 1971 election as void and disqualifying her from contesting elections for the next six years. To demonstrate their ‘commitment’ to her, the judges also suspended the provision for habeas corpus without which India is no different from a police state ruled by a tin pot dictator.
    . . .
    Thirty-seven years later, the excesses of the Emergency era may appear too distant in the past to be worthy of recall. But to believe that would be incorrect. There has been no change in the attitude of the Congress and the party’s first family makes no effort to hide its unshakeable belief that it has the divine right to rule India, either directly or indirectly, and not be held accountable for the many sins of omission and commission of which the Nehru-Gandhis are guilty. Indeed, to forget the Emergency would be a grave injustice to those who suffered so that liberty and rights would be ours.
    . . .

    . . . [Mr Pranab Mukherjee] as Minister for Finance in those dark days he did Mrs Gandhi’s bidding and more than helped keep dissenters at bay through the expedient means of getting the Income Tax Department to ruthlessly hound them. Seen in this context, it’s only apt that he should resign from the Cabinet close to June 26, the 37th anniversary of Mrs Gandhi’s Emergency, to assume the charge of ‘Keeper of the Constitution of India’ as President of the Republic. [Italicized emphasis added.]

  • Read the Wiki article “The Emergency (India)” for some details.
  • The article would do with a bit of cleaning up, and adding Kanchan Gupta’s column as a reference. (If you have a moment, please help out. Thank you.)

  • Did you know that the so-called “Mother” Teresa supported Mrs Gandhi’s emergency? Not surprising is it? She liked supporting dictators and scam artists. I suppose she considered them her kin seeing that she was herself dictatorial and a big swindler.

It is high time that we started educating ourselves and then telling the Indian voter that much of India’s present troubles can be traced to the Nehru-Gandhi-Maino dynasty’s evil deeds. I would like to compile all of their misdeeds into one handy little volume for publication in every Indian language so that we are on our guard against the Dynasty.

  • Loknath

    And yet we STILL have these places and schemes named after Indira Gandhi. Atleast the likes of Advani who had problems with these names below, as he once complained in Parliament, could have done something about this while they were in Power but the rascals didnt.

    If anyone happen to find more, please update. I have a separate list for Rajiv Gandhi and Nehru. each twice the size. It would be good to compile this list and mass forward.

    Atanu: I can take the pleasure of compilation while you write the prologue.

    The only thing that minions of Indira Gandhi were not successful at is forcing the likes of Tatas and Birlas to name their factories and offices on their names. How about Tata Steel Jamsedhpur being named Indira Gandhi Ispat Karkhana.

    At the same time several private individuals names colleges and trusts after appening some Gandhi or Nehru name to claim some rebates. That could make an equally large list.

    What next: Manmohan Singh naming his house after Antonia Maino.. Smt. Sonia Gandhi Kripadrishti Manmohan Singh Ghat after he dies.

    Indira Gandhi Sports Complex, Delhi
    Indira Gandhi Canal Project, Funded by World Bank
    Indira Gandhi Memorial Fellowships check
    Indira Gandhi Memorial museum, New Delhi
    Indira Vikas Patra
    Indira Gandhi Road, Mumbai. Indira Gandhi Nagar, Wadala, Mumbai
    Indira Gandhi Stadium, Vijayawada, Andhra Pradesh
    Indira Gandhi Sports Complex, Mulund, Mumbai
    Indira Gandhi Stadium, Una, Himachal Pradesh
    North Eastern Indira Gandhi of Health&Medical Sciences, Meghalaya
    All Indira Rajiv Gandhi Basketball(Girls) Tournament, Delhi
    Indira Gandhi Medical College, Shimla
    Indira Priyadarshini Stadium, Vishakhapatnam
    Indira Gandhi Institute of Child Health, Bangalore
    Indira Gandhi National Centre for the Arts, Janpath, New Delhi
    Indira Gandhi Peace Prize
    Indira Gandhi Stadium, Deogarh, Rajasthan
    Indira Gandhi Institute of MedicalSciences, Sheikhpura, Patna
    Indira Gandhi Panchayati Raj&Gramin Vikas Sansthan, Jaipur, Rajasthan
    Indira Gandhi Prize for National Integration
    Indira Gandhi Indoor Stadium, New Delhi
    Indira Gandhi Centre for Atomic Research (IGCAR), Kalpakkam
    Indira Gandhi Priyadarshini Award
    The Indira Gandhi Paediatric Hospital, Afghanistan
    Indira Gandhi Institute for Development and Research , Mumbai
    Indira Gandhi Institute of Child Health Hospital, Bangalore
    Indira Priyadarshini Vrikshamitra Awards, Ministry of Environment and Forests
    Indira Gandhi Institute of Cardiology (IGIC), Patna
    Indira Gandhi Institute of Child Heath, Bangalore
    Indira Gandhi Memorial National Award forBest Environmental&E cological
    Indira Gandhi Medical College, Shimla
    Indira Gandhi National Center for the Arts, New Delhi
    Indira Gandhi Paryavaran Purashkar
    Indira Gandhi Institute of Dental Science, Kerala
    Indira Gandhi National Foundation, Thiruvananthapu ram, Kerala
    Indira Gandhi NSS Award
    International Indira Gandhi Gold Cup Tournament
    Indira Gandhi Award for National Integration
    Indira Gandhi International Hockey Tournament
    Indira Gandhi Mahila Sahakari Soot Girani Ltd, Maharashtra
    Indira Gandhi Memorial Ayurvedic Medical College&Hospita l, Bhubaneshwar
    Indira Gandhi Boat Race
    Indira Gandhi Conservation Monitoring Centre , Ministry of Envir&Forest
    Indira Gandhi Government Medical College and Hospital, Nagpur
    Indira Gandhi Official Language Award Scheme
    Indira Gandhi Utkrishtha Chhattervritti Yojna Himachal Pradesh
    Indira Gandhi Award for Best First Film
    Indira Gandhi Eye Hospital And Research Centre, Kolkata
    Indira Gandhi Women Protection Scheme, Maharashtra Govt.
    Post-Graduate Indira Gandhi Scholarship for Single Girl Child
    Indira Gandhi Hospital, Shimla
    Indira Gandhi Prathisthan, Housing and Urban Planning, UP Govt
    Indira Gandhi Rajbhasha Awards for The Town Official Language
    Indira Gandhi Prize” for Peace, Disarmament and Development
    Indira Gandhi Women and Children Hospital , Bhopla
    Indira Kranthi Patham Scheme, Andhra Pradesh
    Indira Gandhi International Airport, New Delhi
    Indira Gandhi National Park, Tamil Nadu
    Indira Gandhi Gas Relief hospital, Bhopal
    Indira Gandhi Nahar Pariyojana, State Govt. Scheme
    Indira Gandhi Prize for Popularization of Science
    Indira Gandhi Vruddha Bhumiheen Shetmajoor Anudan Yojana, Maharashtra
    Indira Gandhi Nahar Project (IGNP), Jaisalmer, Govt. of Rajasthan
    Indira Gandhi Shiromani Award
    Indira Gandhi Niradhar Yojna, Govt. of Maharashtra
    Indira Gandhi NSS Award/National Youth
    Indira Gandhi kuppam, State Govt. Welfare Scheme for Tsunami
    Indira Gandhi Paryavaran Pushar award – search n correct
    Indira Gandhi Drinking Water Scheme-2006, Haryana Govt.
    Indira Gandhi N.S.S Awards
    Indira Gandhi award for social service, MP Govt.
    Indira Gandhi Niradhar Old, Landless, Destitute women Maharashtra Govt.
    Indira Gandhi Women Protection Scheme , Maharashtra Govt.
    Post Graduate Indira Gandhi Scholarship Scheme
    Indira Gandhi Rajbhasha Award Scheme
    Indira Gaon Ganga Yojana, Chattisgarh
    Indira Gandhi Rajbhasha Shield Scheme
    Indira Sahara Yojana , Chattisgarh
    Indira Gandhi Dock, Mumbai
    Indira Gandhi Zoological Park , New Delhi
    Indira Gandhi Vision of Wildlife Conservation Zoo
    Indira Soochna Shakti Yojana, Chattisgarh
    Indira Gandhi Balika Suraksha Yojana , HP
    Indira Gandhi Garibi Hatao Yojana (DPIP), MP
    Indira Gandhi super thermal power project , Haryana Govt.
    Indira Gandhi Water Project, Haryana Govt.
    Indira Gandhi Sagar Project, Bhandara District Gosikhurd Maharashtra
    Indira Jeevitha Bima Pathakam, AP Govt
    Indira Gandhi Priyadarshani Vivah Shagun Yojana, Haryana Govt.
    Indira Mahila Yojana Scheme, Meghalaya Govt
    Indira Gandhi Calf Rearing Scheme, Chhattisgarh Govt.
    Indira Awas Yojana, Ministry of
    Indira Chowk, New Delhi
    Indira Gandhi National Park, Anamalai Hills on Western Ghats
    Indira Gandhi Priyadarshini Vivah Shagun Yojana, Haryana Govt.
    Indira Gandhi Calf Rearing Scheme, The government of Andhra
    Indira Gandhi Landless Agriculture Labour scheme, Maharashtra Govt.
    Indira Gandhi National Open University (IGNOU), New Delhi
    Indira Gandhi Institute of Development&Res earch, Mumbai, Maharashtra
    Indira Gandhi National Forest Academy, Dehradun
    Indira Gandhi RashtriyaUran Akademi, Rae Bareli, Uttar Pradesh
    Indira Gandhi National Old Age Pension Scheme
    Indira Gandhi Zoological Park, Vishakhapatnam
    Indira Gandhi Institute of Development Research, Mumbai
    Indira Gandhi National Tribal University, Orissa
    Indira Gandhi B.Ed. College, Mangalore
    Smt. Indira Gandhi College of Education, Nanded, Maharashtra
    Indira Gandhi Balika Niketan B.ED. College, Jhunjhunu, Rajasthan
    Indira Gandhi Krishi Vishwavidyalaya , Raipur, Madhya Pradesh
    Smt. Indira Gandhi College of Engineering, Navi Mumbai, Maharashtra
    Smt. Indira Gandhi Colelge, Tiruchirappalli
    Indira Gandhi Engineering College, Sagar, Madhya Pradesh
    Indira Gandhi Institute of Technology, Kashmere Gate, Delhi
    Indira Gandhi Rashtriya Manav Sangrahalaya (IGRMS)
    Indira Gandhi Institute of Technology, Sarang, Dist. Dhenkanal,Orissa
    Indira Gandhi Institute of Aeronautics, Pune, Maharashtra
    Indira Gandhi Integral Education Centre, New Delhi
    Indira Gandhi Institute of Physical Education&Sport s Sciences, Delhi
    Indira Gandhi High School, Himachal
    Indira Kala Sangit Vishwavidyalaya , Chhattisgarh
    Indira Gandhi Medical College, Shimla
    Indira Gandhi Wildlife Sanctuary, Pollachi

  • Loknath

    A more classified list.. all Ghandys and Nehru included. This is only partail. May be 10%

    (((Central Government Schemes))))
    1. Rajiv Gandhi Grameen Vidyutikaran Yojana, Ministry of Power
    2. Rajiv Gandhi National Drinking Water Mission (RGNDWM)
    3. Rajiv Gandhi National Crèche Scheme
    4. Rajiv Gandhi Udyami Mitra Yojana
    5. Indira Awas Yojana, Ministry of
    Rural Areas and Environment
    6. Indira Gandhi National Old Age Pension Scheme
    7. Jawaharlal Nehru Urban Renewal Mission, Ministry of Urban
    8. Jawaharlal Nehru Rojgar Yojna
    9. Rajiv Gandhi Shramik Kalyan Yojna
    10. Indira Gandhi Canal Project, Funded by World Bank
    11. Rajiv Gandhi Shilpi Swasthya Bima Yojana,
    12. Indira Vikas Patra

    (((State Government Schemes)))
    1. Rajiv Gandhi Rehabilitation Package
    2. Rajiv Gandhi Social Security Scheme for poor people
    3. Rajiv Ratna Awas Yojna
    4. Rajiv Gandhi Prathamik Shiksha Mission , Raigarh
    5. Rajiv Gandhi Shiksha Mission, Madhya Pradesh
    6. Rajiv Gandhi Mission on Food Security , Madhya Pradesh
    7. Rajiv Gandhi Mission on Community Health, Madhya Pradesh
    8. Rajiv Gandhi Rural Housing Corporation Limited (a Govt Company)
    9. Rajiv Gandhi Tourism Development Mission, Rajasthan
    10. Rajiv Gandhi Computer Literacy Programme, Assam
    11. Rajiv Gandhi Swavlamban Rojgar Yojana, Govt. of NCT of Delhi
    12. Rajiv Gandhi Mobile Aids Counseling and Testing Services
    13. Rajiv Gandhi Vidyarthi Suraksha Yojana, Maharashtra
    14. Rajiv Gandhi Mission for Water Shed Management, M.P.
    15. Rajiv Gandhi Food Security Mission for Tribal Areas, MP
    16. Rajiv Gandhi Home for Handicapped, Pondicherry
    17. Rajiv Gandhi Breakfast Scheme, Pondicherry
    18. Rajiv Gandhi Akshay Urja Divas, Punjab
    19. Rajiv Gandhi Artisans Health and Life Insurance Scheme, Tamil Nadu
    20. Rajiv Gandhi Zopadpatti and Nivara Prakalpa, Mumbai
    21. Rajiv Arogya Sri programme , Gujrat State Govt. Scheme
    22. Rajiv Gandhi Abhyudaya Yojana, AP
    23. Rajiv Gandhi Computer Saksharta Mission, Jabalpur
    24. Rajiv Gandhi Bridges and Roads Infrastructure Development Haryana
    25. Rajiv Gandhi Gramin Niwara Prakalp, Maharashtra Govt.
    26. Indira Gandhi Utkrishtha Chhattervritti Yojna Himachal Pradesh
    27. Indira Gandhi Women Protection Scheme, Maharashtra Govt.
    28. Indira Gandhi Prathisthan, Housing and Urban Planning, UP Govt
    29. Indira Kranthi Patham Scheme, Andhra Pradesh
    30. Indira Gandhi Nahar Pariyojana, State Govt. Scheme
    31. Indira Gandhi Vruddha Bhumiheen Shetmajoor Anudan Yojana, Maharashtra
    32. Indira Gandhi Nahar Project (IGNP), Jaisalmer, Govt. of Rajasthan
    33. Indira Gandhi Niradhar Yojna, Govt. of Maharashtra
    34. Indira Gandhi kuppam, State Govt. Welfare Scheme for Tsunami
    35. Indira Gandhi Drinking Water Scheme-2006, Haryana Govt.
    36. Indira Gandhi Niradhar Old, Landless, Destitute women Maharashtra Govt.
    37. Indira Gandhi Women Protection Scheme , Maharashtra Govt.
    38. Indira Gaon Ganga Yojana, Chattisgarh
    39. Indira Sahara Yojana , Chattisgarh
    40. Indira Soochna Shakti Yojana, Chattisgarh
    41. Indira Gandhi Balika Suraksha Yojana , HP
    42. Indira Gandhi Garibi Hatao Yojana (DPIP), MP
    43. Indira Gandhi super thermal power project , Haryana Govt.
    44. Indira Gandhi Water Project, Haryana Govt.
    45. Indira Gandhi Sagar Project, Bhandara District Gosikhurd Maharashtra
    46. Indira Jeevitha Bima Pathakam, AP Govt
    47. Indira Gandhi Priyadarshani Vivah Shagun Yojana, Haryana Govt.
    48. Indira Mahila Yojana Scheme, Meghalaya Govt
    49. Indira Gandhi Calf Rearing Scheme, Chhattisgarh Govt.
    50. Indira Gandhi Priyadarshini Vivah Shagun Yojana, Haryana Govt.
    51. Indira Gandhi Calf Rearing Scheme, The government of Andhra
    52. Indira Gandhi Landless Agriculture Labour scheme, Maharashtra Govt.

    (((Sports/ Tournaments/ Trophies)))
    1. Rajiv Gandhi Gold Cup Kabaddi Tournament
    2. Rajiv Gandhi Sadbhavana Run
    3. Rajiv Gandhi Federation Cup boxing championship
    4. Rajiv Gandhi International tournament (football)
    5. NSCI – Rajiv Gandhi road races, New Delhi
    6. Rajiv Gandhi Boat Race, Kerala
    7. Rajiv Gandhi International Artistic Gymnastic Tournament
    8. Rajiv Gandhi Kabbadi Meet
    9. Rajiv Gandhi Memorial Roller Skating Championship
    10. Rajiv Gandhi memorial marathon race, New Delhi
    11. Rajiv Gandhi International Judo Championship, Chandigarh
    12. Rajeev Gandhi Memorial Trophy for the Best College, Calicut
    13. Rajiv Gandhi Rural Cricket Tournament, by Rahul Gandhi in Amethi
    14. Rajiv Gandhi Gold Cup (U-21), football
    15. Rajiv Gandhi Trophy (football)
    16. Rajiv Gandhi Award for Outstanding Sportspersons
    17. All Indira Rajiv Gandhi Basketball(Girls) Tournament, Delhi
    18. All India Rajiv Gandhi Wrestling Gold Cup, organized by Delhi State
    19. Rajiv Gandhi Memorial Jhopadpatti Football Tournament, Rajura
    20. Rajiv Gandhi International Invitation Gold Cup Football, Jamshedpur
    21. Rajiv Gandhi Mini Olympics, Mumbai
    22. Rajiv Gandhi Beachball Kabaddi Federation
    23. Rajiv Gandhi Memorial Trophy Prerana Foundation
    24. International Indira Gandhi Gold Cup Tournament
    25. Indira Gandhi International Hockey Tournament
    26. Indira Gandhi Boat Race
    27. Jawaharlal Nehru International
    Gold Cup Football Tournament.
    28. Jawaharlal Nehru Hockey Tournament.

    (((Stadium))))
    1. Indira Gandhi Sports Complex, Delhi
    2. Indira Gandhi Indoor Stadium, New Delhi
    3. Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium, New Delhi
    4. Rajiv Gandhi Sports Stadium, Bawana
    5. Rajiv Gandhi National Football Academy, Haryana
    6. Rajiv Gandhi AC Stadium, Vishakhapatnam
    7. Rajiv Gandhi Indoor Stadium, Pondicherry
    8. Rajiv Gandhi Stadium, Nahariagun, Itanagar
    9. Rajiv Gandhi Badminton Indoor Stadium, Cochin
    10. Rajiv Gandhi Indoor Stadium, Kadavanthra,Ern akulam
    11. Rajiv Gandhi Sports Complex , Singhu
    12. Rajiv Gandhi Memorial Sports Complex, Guwahati
    13. Rajiv Gandhi International Stadium, Hyderabad
    14. Rajiv Gandhi Indoor Stadium, Cochin
    15. Indira Gandhi Stadium, Vijayawada, Andhra Pradesh
    16. Indira Gandhi Stadium, Una, Himachal Pradesh
    17. Indira Priyadarshini Stadium, Vishakhapatnam
    18. Indira Gandhi Stadium, Deogarh, Rajasthan
    19. Gandhi Stadium, Bolangir, Orissa

    (((Airports/ Ports)))
    1. Rajiv Gandhi International Airport, New Hyderabad, A.P.
    2. Rajiv Gandhi Container Terminal, Cochin
    3. Indira Gandhi International Airport, New Delhi
    4. Indira Gandhi Dock, Mumbai
    5. Jawaharlal Nehru Nava Sheva Port Trust, Mumbai

    ((((Universitie s/ Education Institutes)))
    1. Rajiv Gandhi Indian Institute of Management, Shilong
    2. Rajiv Gandhi Institute of Aeronautics, Ranchi, Jharkhand
    3. Rajiv Gandhi Technical University, Gandhi Nagar, Bhopal, M.P.
    4. Rajiv Gandhi School of Intellectual Property Law, Kharagpur, Kolkata
    5. Rajiv Gandhi Aviation Academy, Secundrabad
    6. Rajiv Gandhi National University ofLaw, Patiala, Punjab
    7. Rajiv Gandhi National Institute of Youth Development, Tamil Nadu
    8. Rajiv Gandhi Aviation Academy, Begumpet, Hyderabad, A.P
    9. Rajiv Gandhi Institute of Technology, Kottayam, Kerala
    10. Rajiv Gandhi College of Engineering Research&Techno logy, Maharashtra
    11. Rajiv Gandhi College of Engineering, Airoli, Navi Mumbai, Maharashtra
    12. Rajiv Gandhi University, Itanagar, Arunachal Pradesh
    13. Rajiv Gandhi Institute of Technology, Chola Nagar, Bangalore, Karnataka
    14. Rajiv Gandhi Proudyogiki Vishwavidyalaya , Gandhi Nagar, Bhopal, M.P.
    15. Rajiv Gandhi D.e.d. College, Latur, Maharashtra
    16. Rajiv Gandhi College, Shahpura, Bhopal
    17. Rajiv Gandhi Foundation, Rajiv Gandhi Institute, New Delhi
    18. Rajiv Gandhi Institute of Petroleum Technology, Raebareli, U.P.
    19. Rajiv Gandhi Homeopathic Medical College, Bhopal, M.P.
    20. Rajiv Gandhi Institute of Post Graduate Studies, East Godavari District, A.P.
    21. Rajiv Gandhi College of Education, Thumkur, Karnataka
    22. Rajiv Gandhi College of Veterinary&Anim al Sciences, Tamil Nadu
    23. Rajiv Gandhi Institute of IT and Biotechnology, Bhartiya Vidhyapeeth
    24. Rajiv Gandhi High School, Mumbai, Maharashtra
    25. Rajiv Gandhi Group of Institutions, Satna, M.P.
    26. Rajiv Gandhi College of Engineering, Sriperumbudur, Tamil Nadu
    27. Rajiv Gandhi Biotechnology Centre, R.T.M., Nagpur University
    28. Rajiv Gandhi Centre for Biotechnology, Thiruvananthapu ram, Kerala
    29. Rajiv Gandhi Mahavidyalaya, Madhya Pradesh
    30. Rajiv Gandhi Post Graduate College, Allahabad, U.P.
    31. Rajiv Gandhi Institute of Technology, Bangalore, Karnataka
    32. Rajiv Gandhi Govt. PG Ayurvedic College, Poprola, Himachal Pradesh
    33. Rajiv Gandhi College, Satna, M.P.
    34. Rajiv Gandhi Academy for Aviation Technology, Thiruvananthapu ram, Kerala
    35. Rajiv Gandhi Madhyamic Vidyalaya, Maharashtra
    36. Rajiv Gandhi Institute of Contemporary Studies, Islamabad, Pakistan
    37. Rajiv Gandhi Centre for Innovation and Entrepreneurshi p
    38. Rajiv Gandhi Industrial Training Centre, Gandhinagar
    39. Rajiv Gandhi University of Knowledge Technologies, Andhra Pradesh
    40. Rajiv Gandhi Institute Of DistanceEducation, Coimbatore, Tamil Nadu
    41. Rajiv Gandhi Centre for Aquaculture , Tamil Nadu
    42. Rajiv Gandhi University (Arunachal University), A.P.
    43. Rajiv Gandhi Sports Medicine Centre (RGSMC), Kerela
    44. Rajiv Gandhi Science Centre, Mauritus
    45. Rajiv Gandhi Kala Mandir, Ponda, Goa
    46. Rajiv Gandhi Vidyalaya, Mulund, Mumbai
    47. Rajiv Gandhi Memorial Polytechnic, Bangalore, Karnataka
    48. Rajiv Gandhi Memorial Circle Telecom Training Centre (India), Chennai
    49. Rajiv Gandhi Institute of Pharmacy, Kasagod, Kerala
    50. Rajiv Gandhi Memorial College Of Aeronautics, Jaipur
    51. Rajiv Gandhi Memorial First GradeCollege, Shimoga
    52. Rajiv Gandhi Memorial College of Education, Jammu&Kashmir
    53. Rajiv Gandhi South Campus, Barkacha, Varanasi
    54. Rajiv Gandhi Memorial Teacher’s Training College, Jharkhand
    55. Rajiv Gandhi Degree College, Rajahmundry, A.P.
    56. Indira Gandhi National Open University (IGNOU), New Delhi
    57. Indira Gandhi Institute of Development&Res earch, Mumbai, Maharashtra
    58. Indira Gandhi National Forest Academy, Dehradun
    59. Indira Gandhi RashtriyaUran Akademi, Rae Bareli, Uttar Pradesh
    60. Indira Gandhi Institute of Development Research, Mumbai
    61. Indira Gandhi National Tribal University, Orissa
    62. Indira Gandhi B.Ed. College, Mangalore
    63. Smt. Indira Gandhi College of Education, Nanded, Maharashtra
    64. Indira Gandhi Balika Niketan B.ED. College, Jhunjhunu, Rajasthan
    65. Indira Gandhi Krishi Vishwavidyalaya , Raipur, Madhya Pradesh
    66. Smt. Indira Gandhi College of Engineering, Navi Mumbai, Maharashtra
    67. Smt. Indira Gandhi Colelge, Tiruchirappalli
    68. Indira Gandhi Engineering College, Sagar, Madhya Pradesh
    69. Indira Gandhi Institute of Technology, Kashmere Gate, Delhi
    70. Indira Gandhi Institute of Technology, Sarang, Dist. Dhenkanal,Orissa
    71. Indira Gandhi Institute of Aeronautics, Pune, Maharashtra
    72. Indira Gandhi Integral Education Centre, New Delhi
    73. Indira Gandhi Institute of Physical Education&Sport s Sciences, Delhi
    74. Indira Gandhi High School, Himachal
    75. Indira Kala Sangit Vishwavidyalaya , Chhattisgarh
    76. Indira Gandhi Medical College, Shimla
    77. Jawaharlal Nehru Technological University, Kukatpally, Andhra Pradesh
    78. Nehru Institute of Mountaineering, Uttarakashi
    79. Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru Institute of Business Management, Vikram University
    80. Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi
    81. Jawaharlal Nehru Centre for Advanced Scientific Research, Bangalore
    82. Jawaharlal Nehru Technological University, Kukatpally, AP
    83. Jawaharlal Nehru Engineering College in Aurangabad, Maharashtra
    84. Jawaharlal Nehru Centre for advanced Scientific Research, Bangalore
    85. Jawaharlal Nehru Institute of Social Studies, affiliated(Pune , Maharashtra)
    86. Jawaharlal Nehru College of Aeronautics&App lied Sciences, Coimbatore
    87. Jawaharlal Nehru Institute of Tech, Katraj, Dhankwdi, Pune, Maharashtra
    88. Kamal Kishore Kadam’s Jawaharlal Nehru Engineering CollegeMaharash tra
    89. Jawaharlal Nehru Institute of Education&Techn ological Research, Nanded, Maharashra
    90. Jawaharlal Nehru College, Aligarh
    91. Jawaharlal Nehru Technological University, Hyderabad
    92. Jawaharlal Nehru Krishi Vishwavidyalaya , Jabalpur
    93. Jawaharlal Nehru B.Ed. College, Kota, Rajasthan
    94. Jawaharlal Nehru P.G. College, Bhopal
    95. Jawaharlal Nehru Government Engineering College, Sundernagar, H.P.
    96. Jawaharlal Nehru PublicSchool, Kolar Road, Bhopal
    97. Jawaharlal Nehru Technological University, Kakinada, A.P.
    98. Jawaharlal Nehru Institute of Technology, Ibrahimpatti, Andhra Pradesh

    (((Awards))))
    1. Rajiv Gandhi Award for Outstanding Achievement
    2. Rajiv Gandhi Shiromani Award
    3. Rajiv Gandhi Shramik Awards, Delhi Labour Welfare Board
    4. Rajiv Gandhi National Sadbhavana Award
    5. Rajiv Gandhi Manav Seva Award
    6. Rajiv Gandhi Wildlife Conservation Award
    7. Rajiv Gandhi National Award Scheme for Original Book Writing on Gyan Vigyan
    8. Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna Award
    9. Rajiv Gandhi National Quality Award
    10. Rajiv Gandhi Environment Award for Clean Technology, Govt. of India
    11. RajivGandhi Travelling Scholarship
    12. Rajiv Gandhi(UK) Foundation Scholarship
    13. Rajiv Gandhi Film Awards (Mumbai)
    14. Rajiv Gandhi Khelratna Puraskar
    15. Rajiv Gandhi Parisara Prashasti, Karnataka
    16. RajivGandhi Vocational Excellence Awards
    17. Rajiv Gandhi Excellence award
    18. Indira Gandhi Peace Prize
    19. Indira Gandhi Prize for National Integration
    20. Indira Gandhi Priyadarshini Award
    21. Indira Priyadarshini Vrikshamitra Awards, Ministry of Environment and Forests
    22. Indira Gandhi Memorial National Award forBest Environmental&E cological
    23. Indira Gandhi Paryavaran Purashkar
    24. Indira Gandhi NSS Award
    25. Indira Gandhi Award for National Integration
    26. Indira Gandhi Official Language Award Scheme
    27. Indira Gandhi Award for Best First Film
    28. Indira Gandhi Rajbhasha Awards for The Town Official Language
    29. Indira Gandhi Prize” for Peace, Disarmament and Development
    30. Indira Gandhi Prize for Popularization of Science
    31. Implementation
    32. Indira Gandhi Shiromani Award
    33. Indira Gandhi NSS Award/National Youth
    34. Indira Gandhi Paryavaran Pushar award – search n correct
    35. Indira Gandhi N.S.S Awards
    36. Indira Gandhi award for social service, MP Govt.
    37. Post Graduate Indira Gandhi Scholarship Scheme
    38. Indira Gandhi Rajbhasha Award Scheme
    39. Indira Gandhi Rajbhasha Shield Scheme
    40. Indira Gandhi Vision of Wildlife Conservation Zoo
    41. Jawaharlal Nehru award for International peace
    42. Soviet Land Nehru Award, a cash prize of Rs. 20,000 given to Shyam Benegal in Dec 89, in recognition of the above film.
    43. Jawaharlal Nehru Balkalyan awards of Rs.10,000 each to 10 couples by Govt. of Maharashtra (ToI-28-4-89).
    44. Jawaharlal Nehru Memorial Fund,New Delhi, for Academic Achievement
    45. Jawaharlal Nehru birth centenaryresearch award for energy
    46. Jawaharlal Nehru Award for International Understanding
    47. Nehru Bal Samiti Bravery Awards
    48. Jawaharlal Nehru Memorial Medal
    49. Jawaharlal Nehru Prize” from 1998-99, to be given to organizations (preferably NGOs) for Popularization of Science.
    50. Jawaharlal Nehru National Science Competition
    51. Jawarharlal Nehru Student Award for research project of evolution of DNA

    ((((Scholarship / Fellowship))))
    1. Rajiv Gandhi Scholarship Scheme for Students with Disabilities
    2. Rajiv Gandhi National Fellowship Scheme for SC/ST Candidates, Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment
    3. Rajiv Gandhi National Fellowship Scheme for ST Candidates
    4. Rajiv Gandhi Fellowship, IGNOU
    5. Rajiv Gandhi Science Talent Research Fellows
    6. Rajiv Gandhi Fellowship, Ministry of Tribal Affairs
    7. Rajiv Gandhi National Fellowship Scheme
    8. Rajiv Gandhi Fellowship sponsored
    9. Rajiv Gandhi science talent research fellowship
    10. Rajiv Gandhi HUDCO Fellowships in the Habitat Sector
    11. Indira Gandhi Memorial Fellowships check
    12. Fullbright scholarship now renamed Fullbright- Jawaharlal Nehru Scholarship
    13. Cambridge Nehru Scholarships, for research at Cambridge Univ, London
    14. Scheme of Jawaharlal Nehru Fellowships for Post-graduate Studies
    15. Nehru Centenary (British) Fellowships/ Awards

    (((National Parks/ Sanctuaries/ Museums)))
    1. Rajiv Gandhi (Nagarhole) Wildlife Sanctury, Karnataka
    2. Rajiv Gandhi Wildlife Sanctury, Andhra Pradesh
    3. Indira Gandhi National Park, Tamil Nadu
    4. Indira Gandhi Zoological Park , New Delhi
    5. Indira Gandhi National Park, Anamalai Hills on Western Ghats
    6. Indira Gandhi Zoological Park, Vishakhapatnam
    7. Indira Gandhi Rashtriya Manav Sangrahalaya (IGRMS)
    8. Indira Gandhi Wildlife Sanctuary, Pollachi
    9. Rajiv Gandhi Health Museum
    10. The Rajiv Gandhi Museum of Natural History
    11. Indira Gandhi Memorial museum, New Delhi
    12. Jawaharlal Nehru museum in Aurangabad, Maharashtra opened bystate govt.
    13. Jawaharlal Nehru memorial Gallery, London
    14. Jawaharlal Nehru planetarium, Worli, Mumbai.
    15. Jawaharlal Nehru National Science Exhibition for Children

    ((((Hospitals/ Medical Institutions)))
    1. Rajiv Gandhi University of Health Science, Bangalore, Karnataka
    2. Rajiv Gandhi Cancer Institute&Resea rch Centre, Delhi
    3. Rajiv Gandhi Home for Handicapped, Pondicherry
    4. Shri Rajiv Gandhi college of Dental Science&Hospita l, Bangalore, Karnataka
    5. Rajiv Gandhi Centre for Bio Technology, Thiruvanthapura m, Kerala
    6. Rajiv Gandhi College of Nursing, Bangalore, Karnataka
    7. Rajiv Gandhi Super Specialty Hospital, Raichur
    8. Rajiv Gandhi Institute of Chest Diseases, Bangalore, Karnataka
    9. Rajiv Gandhi Paramedical College, Jodhpur
    10. Rajiv Gandhi Medical College, Thane, Mumbai
    11. Rajiv Gandhi Institute of Pharmacy, Karnataka
    12. Rajiv Gandhi Hospital, Goa
    13. Rajiv Gandhi Mission on Community Health, Madhya Pradesh
    14. Rajiv Gandhi Super Specialty Hospital, Delhi
    15. Rajiv Gandhi Homoeaopathic Medical College, Chinar Park, Bhopal, M.P
    16. North Eastern Indira Gandhi of Health&Medical Sciences, Meghalaya
    17. Indira Gandhi Medical College, Shimla
    18. Indira Gandhi Institute of Child Health, Bangalore
    19. Indira Gandhi Institute of MedicalSciences, Sheikhpura, Patna
    20. The Indira Gandhi Paediatric Hospital, Afghanistan
    21. Indira Gandhi Institute of Child Health Hospital, Bangalore
    22. Indira Gandhi Institute of Child Heath, Bangalore
    23. Indira Gandhi Medical College, Shimla
    24. Indira Gandhi Institute of Dental Science, Kerala
    25. Indira Gandhi Memorial Ayurvedic Medical College&Hospita l, Bhubaneshwar
    26. Indira Gandhi Government Medical College and Hospital, Nagpur
    27. Indira Gandhi Eye Hospital And Research Centre, Kolkata
    28. Indira Gandhi Hospital, Shimla
    29. Indira Gandhi Women and Children Hospital , Bhopla
    30. Indira Gandhi Gas Relief hospital, Bhopal
    31. Kamla Nehru Hospital, Shimla
    32. Chacha Nehru Bal Chikitsalaya
    33. Jawaharlal Institute of Postgraduate Medical Education
    34. Jawaharlal Nehru Cancer Hospitaland Research Centre, Bhopal
    35. Jawaharlal Nehru Medical College in Raipur.
    36. Nehru Homoeopathic Medical College&Hospita l, New Delhi
    37. Nehru, Science Centre, Worli, Mumbai
    38. Jawaharlal Nehru Cancer Hospital&Resear ch Centre, Bhopal
    39. Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru Institute of Homoeopathic Medical, Maharashtra

    (((Institutions / Chairs / Festivals)))
    1. Rajiv Gandhi National Institute of Youth Development. (RGNIYD)
    2. Rajiv Gandhi National Ground Water Training&Resear ch Inst, Haryana
    3. Rajiv Gandhi Food Security Mission in Tribal Areas
    4. Rajiv Gandhi National Institute of Youth Development
    5. Rajiv Gandhi Shiksha Mission, Chhattisgarh
    6. Rajiv Gandhi Chair Endowment established in 1998
    7. Rajiv Gandhi Project – A pilot to provide Education thru Massive Satellite Connectivity up grassroot Level
    8. Rajiv Gandhi Rural Housing Corporation Limited (Government of Karnataka Enterprise)
    9. Rajiv Gandhi Information and Technology Commission
    10. Rajiv Gandhi Chair for Peace and Disarmament
    11. Rajiv Gandhi Music Festival
    12. Rajiv Gandhi Memorial Lecture
    13. Rajiv Gandhi Akshay Urja Diwas
    14. Rajijiv Gandhi Education Foundation, Kerala
    15. Rajiv Gandhi Panchayati Raj Convention
    16. The Rajiv Gandhi Memorial Educational and Charitable Society, Kasagod,Kerala
    17. Rajiv Gandhi Memorial trophy ekankika spardha,Kari Road
    18. Indira Gandhi National Centre for the Arts, Janpath, New Delhi
    19. Indira Gandhi Panchayati Raj&Gramin Vikas Sansthan, Jaipur, Rajasthan
    20. Indira Gandhi Centre for Atomic Research (IGCAR), Kalpakkam
    21. Indira Gandhi Institute for Development and Research , Mumbai
    22. Indira Gandhi Institute of Cardiology (IGIC), Patna
    23. Indira Gandhi National Center for the Arts, New Delhi
    24. Indira Gandhi National Foundation, Thiruvananthapu ram, Kerala
    25. Indira Gandhi Mahila Sahakari Soot Girani Ltd, Maharashtra
    26. Indira Gandhi Conservation Monitoring Centre , Ministry of Envir&Forest
    27. Post-Graduate Indira Gandhi Scholarship for Single Girl Child
    28. Jawahar Shetkari Sahakari Sakhar Karkhana Ltd.
    29. Nehru Yuva Kendra Sangathan
    30. Jawaharlal Nehru Centenary celebrations
    31. Postal stamps of different denominations and one Rupee coins in memory of Jawaharlal Nehru.
    32. Jawaharlal Nehru Memorial Trust(U.K.) Scholarships
    33. Jawaharlal Nehru Custom House Nhava Sheva, Maharashtra
    34. Jawaharlal Nehru Centre for. Advanced Scientific Research, Bangalore
    35. Jawaharlal Nehru Cultural Centre,Embassy of India, Moscow
    36. Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru Udyog Kendra for Juveniles, Pune, Maharastra
    37. Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru college of agriculture and research, Pondicherry

    ((Roads/ Buildings/ places)))
    1. Rajiv Chowk, Delhi
    2. Rajiv Gandhi Bhawan, Safdarjung, New Delhi
    3. Rajiv Gandhi Handicrafts Bhawan, New Delhi
    4. Rajiv Gandhi Park, Kalkaji, Delhi
    5. Indira Chowk, New Delhi
    6. Nehru Planetarium, New Delhi
    7. Nehru Yuvak Kendra, Chanakyapuri, New Delhi
    8. Nehru Nagar, New Delhi
    9. Nehru Place, New Delhi
    10. Nehru Park, New Delhi Nehru House, BSZ Marg, New Delhi
    11. Jawaharlal Nehru Government House New Delhi
    12. Rajiv Gandhi Renewable Energy Park, Gurgaon, Haryana
    13. Rajiv Gandhi Chowk, Andheri, Mumbai
    14. Indira Gandhi Road, Mumbai
    15. Indira Gandhi Nagar, Wadala, Mumbai
    16. Indira Gandhi Sports Complex, Mulund, Mumbai
    17. Nehru Nagar, Kurla, Mumbai
    18. Jawaharlal Nehru gardens at Thane, Mumbai
    19. Rajiv Gandhi Memorial Hall, Chennai
    20. Jawaharlal Nehru Road, Vadapalani, Chennai, Tamilnadu

  • visitor

    and indians are bent on changing the english names (bombay to mumbai, madras to chennai…)….it’s like ignoring the live snake and beating the dead snake with sticks..

  • Pranav

    After reading this list, Kim Jung il, the North Korean dictator seems no match to the Gandhi Nehruvian Megalomeniac family.

  • Loknath

    Pranav,

    Even Idi Amin, Gadaffi, Mobarak, Mugabe, Assad and King Abdullah of Republic of Wadiya (who has 118 PhD’s and 100 gold medals in olympics)combined are no way close to this.

    If you can count the countless number of roads and statues in almost every village, town, municipality in India, this list can run into 800 pages without any space for margins. The above is a partial list from India.

    Outside India too, these guys have bought several roads and statues with exchequers money, incl. UK where almost every city has a statue of Nehru or a Nehru Cultural centre, South Africa, Namibia, Zambia, Zimbabwe, Egypt, Morocco, New Zealand(a small called Pukakohe), Japan and China too reportedly.

    In fact in small town of 20000 population in the middle of no where that I recently been to, there are 2 status of Rajiv Gandhi, 3 statues of Indira Gandhi and a road named Rajiv Gandhi Street and a private colony named Indira Colony !. One in every 2 villages in Andhra, Tamil Nadu, Karnataka and Kerela have statues of Indira Gandhi, Rajiv Gandhi, Nehru or all of them and there are some paid protectors of these statues, usually the nearbly retail shop owner. The fee for unkeep of the status if reportedly 500 rupees a month and the its the job of the regional congress party office to ensure they are not pulled down.

    These guys also sponsored an endowment of 25million pounds called Jawaharlal Nehru Memorial Chair, at the Judge school of Business, Cambridege University. Needless to say the money was happliy released by Montek Singh. The same Nehru who with great difficulty managed to get a BSc degree in a medley of subjects that neither qualifies for any known stream of sciences not for humanities even by the present day standards. Apparently he failed in basic maths so had to study biology to get some degree and now Judge school of Business enjoys the privilege us using this money in whatever way it deems fit. Please note that this endowment is in NO way meant for Indian students who cant afford their tuitions. The university is free to use the monies in whatever way it deems fit, as long as a couple of brain washed socialists under a couple of brain washed professors,continue to do some or other Phd on Nehru, socialism and poverty sciences.

  • Shashank

    I wonder if we are the stupidest people this planet has ever seen. I see dumb people. Everywhere.

  • Vinayak

    @Loknath

    “Even Idi Amin, Gadaffi, Mobarak, Mugabe, Assad and King Abdullah of Republic of Wadiya (who has 118 PhD’s and 100 gold medals in olympics)combined are no way close to this.

    If you can count the countless number of roads and statues in almost every village, town, municipality in India, this list can run into 800 pages without any space for margins. The above is a partial list from India.”

    Please do not use frivolous and false facts to back your arguments over a serious topic. It reduces your credibility and dilutes the impact of your statements.