No heroes among saffron ranks in freedom struggle says Irfan Habib

Vastavam web: The renaming of Mughalsarai railway station after RSS ideologue Deen Dayal Upadhyaya or the attempts to “cast out Nehru” reflect the absence of “heroes” among saffron ranks, historian Irfan Habib today said.Delivering a lecture on “70 years of Freedom” here, Habib said the Indian freedom movement owes much to “new values and ideals”.

The omission of first Prime Minister Jawaharlal Nehru’s name in the speech of Prime Minister Narendra Modi in Lok Sabha on the historic Quit India movement attracted criticism from the Congress.The party had also termed as “unfortunate” President Ramnath Kovind’s inaugural speech, where Nehru did not find any mention.