Today is the birth anniversary of Jai Prakash Narayan, the so called 'Lok Nayak'.
I know I will be castigated for saying this, but I have a very poor opinion of Jai Prakash Narayan's intellect. In fact the man had no scientific ideas at all for solving the country's massive problems. I regard him intellectually as stupid as Gandhi and Anna Hazare..
In 1954 J.P. became a disciple of another idiot, Vinoba Bhave who was being used by the Establishment to create the illusion among landless peasants that they will be given land voluntarily by the big land holders, and so they should not start an armed struggle to get it.
No doubt J.P. headed the struggle against the despotic and power crazy Indira Gandhi, but what happened after the Janta Party came to power ? Was poverty, unemployment, malnourishment, etc abolished ? What happened to the much touted ' Total Revolution ' ? It disappeared into thin air, leaving behind his disciples Lalu Yadav, Nitish Kumar, Sushil Kumar Modi, Ram Bilas Paswan, etc. who have ruined Bihar as his legacy