Bharat Ratna shouldn’t be given to dead people: Historian Guha

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  1. Ray

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    There is merit in the contention that one should not award the Bharat Ratna to people who have expired.

    However, he gives away his political agenda with the words - but one should not award it to people dead or long dead.

    One wonders why good old Ramu did not raise this issue when it was given to dead and long dead who had Congress leanings?

    His comment that '"The more I think of it, the more the award of the Bharat Ratna to MM Malaviya strikes me as parochial and indefensible" is in itself parochial and indefensible for the same reason mentioned above.

    If the Bharat Ratna is awarded for "in recognition of exceptional service/performance of the highest order", then what did Rajiv Gandhi get it for posthumously? His Prime Ministership? Before that he was only a commercial pilot and his contribution is the disastrous adventure in Sri Lanka and that is hardly "exceptional service/performance of the highest order", or is, eh, Ramu?

    All awards of the Govt has been on political considerations and this is a fact that is conveniently forgotten by those who cry foul now. In fact, they have reduced the grandeur and majesty of the awards to the level of a Joke.

    Lollipops for political considerations, started by the Congress and so, now crying over spilt milk by teh Congressmen and their camp followers like Ramu Guha, is like an act of a dog in the manger.
     
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    Agreed the trend of awarding highest civilian award posthumously should stop.
     
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    That award has become a joke, along with Nobels of the world.

    Not surprised to see BJP continuing to do what Cong did all these years.
     
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    This old item girl create some controversy to stay in Media .. :lol:

    watch his speeches, he gives lecture what audience want to listen.So he is neither historian nor important
     
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    Mr.Guha has lost his relevance and now exists in a state where he has to make such statements so that he gets the media attention.

    Grow up Mr.Guha.
     
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    Guha is a cong bootlicker! Though govt shouldn't give BR to expired people!
     
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    So what's the definition of long dead?

    Ambedkar died in 1956 and was awarded BR in 1990. That's 44 years.

    MMM died in 1946 and will be awarded in 2014/15. That's 68 years.

    In which world is 44 not long dead but 68 years is? Well, the world's in the warped mind of RC Guha and his ilk obviously. :rofl:

    Actually, what he should be arguing is that sitting PM granting themselves the Bharat Ratna is indefensible but that would mean criticizing his idol Nehru or IndiraG. So a low level propagandist such as Guha is never going to do that.
     

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