10 Leaders Who Changed The Course Of Indian Politics

Appreciating their struggles

10 Leaders Who Changed The Course Of Indian Politics
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Looking at the word 'Leader', a quote by Napoleon Bonaparte struck in my mind: 

"A leader is a dealer in hope."

Indeed!

It is easy for some political leaders to lose objective when the nation faces a bristling dilemma. They get blinded by the elements of the situation and waffle around by changing their minds. On the other note, some political leaders don't really shift their interests and give a big smash to the source of dispute. They tackle every single plight with their shrewd minds and prove themselves as exemplary rulers. 

Here we have a list of a few of the leaders who changed and the ones who are still changing the course of Indian politics.

Mahatma Gandhi

Mahatma Gandhi

'Be the change you want to see in the world.'

This is what Baapu taught the entire nation, and this very statement is casting a shadow of the true leader.

His leadership and guidance motivated people to scrub Britishers out of the country. From Dandi March to Simon Go Back, every single initiative crushed the minds of people, declaring him the most badass leaders of Indian political history. 

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Jawaharlal Nehru

Jawaharlal Nehru
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Jawaharlal Nehru, the Architect of Modern India, was the person who took a command in organizing rallies and movements in the name of Indian National Congress. He came in the sight of people during Non-Cooperation Movement in 1920. He organized the crowd and even got the slides of the jail for this non-governmental activity.

Indira Gandhi

Indira Gandhi
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Talking about the views of old-time Congress leaders for Indira Gandhi, they used to call her 'Goongi Gudiya' (dumb doll). But no one in this world can stop the igniting soul of a leader. She became prime minister of India, divided the party and ruled the whole nation with her courage and leadership.

There are a few chapters showing the black side of Indira Gandhi's tenure, but endless thesis portraying the positive moments of her rule. 

Subhash Chandra Bose

Subhash Chandra Bose
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'Tum Mujhe Khoon Do, Mein Tumhe Azadi Dunga.'

This great man was a Cambridge graduate, cleared the Indian Civil Service (ICS) exam securing the fourth rank and served as the mayor of Calcutta. He took over Azad Hind Fauz (INA) as a commander, which shattered the foundation of the British Army. 

Dr. B. R. Ambedkar

Dr. B. R. Ambedkar
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"I measure the progress of a community by the degree of progress which women had achieved."

He was India's first Law Minister who bravely took a stand on some major issues. The statement mentioned is from one of his movements where he supported women and fought for their rights. He literally fought for more than three years to get the comprehensive Hindu Code Bill approved, which ultimately gave several rights to women.

He was the first person to suggest the split of Bihar and Madhya Pradesh. He also opposed the place of Article 370 in the constitution books, which was giving a special place to Jammu and Kashmir. He was rewarded with Bharat Ratna for his endeavours in making India a better nation.

Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel

Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel
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A lawyer and a political activist, Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel had a major role in the Indian Independence Movement. He was the man behind the integration of over 500 princely states into the Indian Union. His thoughts were influenced by the Gandhi's principles and ideologies. 

Despite being appreciated by people, he turned down from the candidacy of Congress President, just because on the request of Mahatma Gandhi. This step finally gave birth to the election process in which people chose their first Prime Minister of independent India. He was the first Home Minister of India after independence and his unbiased struggles towards consolidation of the nation rewarded him the title 'Iron Man of India'.

Atal Bihari Vajpayee

Atal Bihari Vajpayee
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"We have the capacity for a big bomb now. Ours will never be weapons of aggression." - Atal Bihari Vajpayee

He's the person behind making India a nuclear weapon country. To initiate this change in 1998, India had managed to conduct five nuclear tests in just a week. It was a valiant step to keep an eye on the needs of the nation during that time, it resulted out as one of the most successful initiatives taken by Mr Vajpayee. 

He also showed a green signal to the induction of the metro project in India, which fetched a lot of criticism in the beginning, but as we see now, life is difficult without metro services. 

Narendra Modi

Narendra Modi
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According to Business Insider's 2015 report, Narendra Modi is the only Indian who made his name on the list of the 14 most powerful world leaders. 

His 'Swachh Bharat Abhiyaan' initiative motivated people to make country clean and this is a huge success as per the reports of TOI. One of his bold steps was Surgical Strike, which marked a severe dent in history. 

Yogi Adityanath

Yogi Adityanath
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Yogi Adityanath is known for his bold decisions. The map of Uttar Pradesh has been changed over the Yogi days, and finally, we can expect some parameters of growth in this state.

His habit of taking strict notes and bold decisions is setting a new example in the diary of Uttar Pradesh politics. He strictly gave the notice to ban all illegal slaughterhouses in the state and bravely promotes equality in the streets of UP.

Sushma Swaraj

Sushma Swaraj
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Sushma Swaraj, the Minister of External Affairs of India, uses social networking sites to connect with common people. Her witty replies to a few weightless posts prove the fact that nothing can stand in front of great Sushma Swaraj. Do listen to her Lok Sabha talks to get an idea of her presence of mind.