Madhavrao Scindia

Madhavrao Scindia Would Have Been Sonia’s First Choice

[avatar user=”krupakshimehta” size=”thumbnail” align=”left”]By Krupakshi Mehta[/avatar]

Madhavrao Scindia similar to Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel and Pranab Mukherjee stood out  amongst other leaders India ever had. His ascent was brutally stopped by destiny – simultaneously as when the Congress was on the path of a rebound. He passed away in a shocking plane accident on 30 September 2001, only eight months after the demise of his mother, Vijaya Raje Scindia. Yet, while  Rajmata was in her eighties and hosted the fulfillment of seeing her get-together, the BJP, immovably on the seat of force, Madhavrao was only 56, in the prime of his political life.

Less than  three years, in 2004, a Congress-drove alliance would come to control at the Center and stay in charge for the following ten years. ‘… Madhavrao Scindia would have been Prime Minister on the off chance that he had lived,’ K. Natwar Singh, 89, once a diplomat then a politician , believes even today. All in all, as indicated by Singh, Madhavrao would have been Sonia Gandhi’s best option as PM in the United Progressive Alliance (UPA) government outdoing  Dr. Manmohan Singh.

While that will consistently stay in the domain of conjecture, there is little uncertainty that inside the Congress, Madhavrao was substantially more famous as a pioneer than Manmohan Singh, who is naturally a hesitant man. A proportion of Madhavrao’s fame can be assessed from the way that he would win each Congress Working Committee political election he challenged by a colossal edge, without being a part of the “informal panel” that would be shaped as a compensation to accumulate votes from delegates.

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He likewise shared a unique equation with Sonia Gandhi. He would nonetheless, address her as ‘Sonia ji’ within the sight of others and at formal gathering discussions. Sonia used to address him as Madhav and frequently invited him for some tea or espresso at a fairly an abrupt announcement as well. They had known each other from the hour of her introduction to the Indian lands as wife of Rajiv Gandhi.

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