3 min read.Updated: 26 May 2014, 06:51 PM ISTLivemint
Jawaharlal Nehru was the socialist who laid the foundations of capitalist India
It is ironic that Narendra Modi was sworn in as prime minister one day before the 50th death anniversary of Jawaharlal Nehru. Modi epitomizes the most potent challenge to the Nehruvian consensus that has dominated national discourse. He explicitly tried to build a different narrative during the election campaign by talking about a range of other nationalist leaders from Vallabhbhai Patel to Krishna Shyamji Varma.