On 15th November, Amit Malviya, the IT head of BJP tweeted a collage of pictures of Jawarhar Lal Nehru with some ladies and presented Jawarhar Lal Nehru as a womanizer but is it a fact?
— Amit Malviya (@malviyamit) November 15, 2017
If you will investigate each picture of the collage presented then you will get to know that in many pics Nehru is with his sister and in many pics there is nothing which should raise any question but time and again BJP IT Cell has been spreading such pics to malign the image of Nehru. Three pics in the collage of Amit Malviya where women are seen as showing affection towards Pandit Nehru by hugging or kissing him are pictures of his sister and niece. They point to nothing more than a natural and close family bond.
Alt News has released a detailed analysis of each image shared by Amit Malviya and exposed people like him who spread wrong messages and try to malign someone’s image.
Below are the details of each image as given by Alt News:
The woman giving Nehru a peck on his cheek in full public view is none other than his sister Vijaylakshmi Pandit. In 1949, Pandit was India’s ambassador to the United States. In the picture she is seen as welcoming her brother on his state visit to the US. As IT cell head, does Malviya not know that this is a picture of Nehru’s sister or is he deliberately hiding this fact?
This is a picture of Nehru sharing a lighter moment with Edwina Mountbatten in public. Is that not allowed as per Malviya’s rule-book?
Here is Nehru’s sister Vijaylakshmi Pandit once again. The picture is of the time when she was the Ambassador to Russia and is being received by her brother at Delhi Airport.
Nehru is seen as smoking here. We are unclear what prompted Malviya to link his smoking with Hardik Patel’s DNA.
This is a picture of Nehru is congratulating Mrinalini Sarabhai after the Manushya performance in Delhi in 1948. As outlined in an article by Mint, “Mrinalini Sarabhai had a double connection with Jawaharlal Nehru—her mother Ammu Swaminadhan was a freedom fighter and a politician who knew Nehru well; her husband Vikram Sarabhai’s family too had a close association with him”. Sarabhai told Mint “In those days, Kathakali was not approved of and not many people appreciated it, especially in Delhi. But Jawaharji came for the performance and afterwards he came to see me. He hugged me and congratulated me. There is a photograph of us together.” Little did she know that 70 years later, some perverted minds will circulate this picture to malign her and Nehru.
John F Kennedy visited India in 1962. In this picture, Nehru is applying a ceremonial “tilak” to his wife, Jacqueline Kennedy. Is that also offensive to Amit Malviya?
So we know from picture 4 that Nehru smoked. Here he is lighting a cigarette for Mrs. Simon, the wife of the British Deputy High Commissioner, on board the first BOAC flight in India.
Nehru is seen in this picture with Edwina Mountbatten’s 18 year-old daughter. Mountbatten’s youngest daughter Pamela Mountbatten is with her parents, bidding good bye to Pandit Nehru in New Delhi.
In this picture, Nehru is being given a kiss by his niece Nayantara Sehgal on his arrival at London airport in 1955. You can also see Sehgal’s mother, Vijaylakshmi Pandit who was the High Commissioner to UK at that time.