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Submitted by M.A.SASTRY (India), Dec 24, 2009 at 10:07

Speaking on the eve of Indian Independence Winston Churchill said "Power will go to the hands of rascals, rogues and freebooters. All Indian leaders will be of low calibre and men of straw." http://en.wikiquote.org/wiki/Winston_Churchill In response to the policy of the Labour government toward India he said "Let the House remember this. The Indian political parties and political classes do not represent the Indian masses. It is a delusion to believe that they do. I wish they did. They are not as representative of them as the movements in Britain represent the surges and impulses of the British nation." http://legacy.lclark.edu/~campion/hist217/speeches.htm

In his magazine 'Harijan' dated 24th May, 1942, Gandhiji wrote, "Under my proposal, they have to leave India in God's hands – but in modern parlance to anarchy, and that anarchy may lead to internecine warfare for a time or to unrestrained dacoities. From these, a true India will rise in the place of the false one we see". http://sourcebook.fsc.edu/history/gandhi.html

The Indians and Indian politicians have proved that the premonition of Winston Churchill is true. Gandhiji's prediction of 'anarchy, internecine wars and unrestrained dacoities' is what we see today. Now, let us hope for Gandhiji's prediction 'Rise of a true India' to become true. Sastry


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