Between then and now, India and the world have witnessed profound historical changes-changes that have affected the very structure of human thought and action. They had no food and nobody could go out, Nothing had been cleaned out for about a month. We have Government servants who do not serve but oppress the poor and the helpless, police who do not uphold the law but shield the guilty, tax collectors who do not collect taxes but connive with those who cheat the State and whole legions Whose only concern is their private welfare at the cost of society. All of us must think how much pain, agony and hardship it will cause to our countrymen. The Congress was organizing a civil disobedience movement and after the meeting all the papers with the plans were placed into the trunk of a car which Indira was instructed to drive. Without self-introspection, without soul searching, movement will not be much avail. In 1952 the first general elections were held in India and Nehru was awfully busy.
In our superstition, we have thought that some work is dirty work. And we shed blood to uphold our narrow and selfish denominations. But as poet Iqbal once said, we have survived, whereas all those ancient civilizations have perished. This is a moment consecrated by history. Through the barred apertures we were exposed to the loo hot summer wind and dust storms, the monsoon downpour and the winter cold.
She was bold and fearless, refusing to be cowed down by pressures howsoever strong. The enormous range and depth of industrial progress, centred on the public sector, has served the nation well. Life- giving currents from every part of India flow into Bombay. The country needs a politics of service to the poor. They were to regroup and challenge her again.
But there are some reputed business and industrial establishments which shelter battalions of law -breakers and tax evaders. Let us beware of decadence. Law and the law-giver are one. They are very powerful and even then they want to influence other nations. We want to do a great deal for our country, but we have never regarded India as isolated from the rest of the world. Operation Blue Star spear headed by Mrs. At this point there was also tension within the family, because some relatives didn't approve of my parents being so much involved.
If they move forward on the right path and if they engage themselves in constructive activities and do not indulge in sabotage then a bright future awaits them. It is not a case of strengthening the hands of Indira Gandhi alone. We applied the lessons of the 1984 elections to the complex and difficult problems in Punjab and Assam. Let the saga of our freedom struggle be our inspiration. Soon after their marriage, they were sent to Naini Central Jail in Allahabad from September 11, 1942 until May 13, 1943. I didn't know what was happening. She gave me no directions, no formulate, no prescriptions.
However, she had returned to India without graduation. That is why we have to see that India continues to move forward on this path. Now, we have got education and there is a debate all over the country whether this education is adequate to the needs of society or the needs of our young people. There are weaknesses and we have to fight those weaknesses. Enduring unity comes from the willing cooperation of all.
It also shows that our own ancient philosophy has taught us that nothing in life is entirely bad or entirely good. From food grain importer, India achieved a new status of Food grain Exporter. We have to revive this tradition to fight for the poor and the oppressed. They were married in Allahabad according to Parsi customs. She was mostly alone in her childhood as her father Pandit Nehru was away due to his involvement in political activities.
We have to co-ordinate everything and move forward. It was not a question of an individual at any place. We value our free press. Those who are employed have a duty to the future of India. What happened in Punjab is known to all of you What was happening in Jammu and Kashmir is also known to you.