Nehruism

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Nehruism is the name given to the political ideology of Jawaharlal Nehru, India's first prime minister. It was a liberal and idealistic type of fabianist socialism. It basically ended as a de facto political system after Nehru's death, since even his descendants in politics did not follow this model. The authoritarian (Indira Gandhi) or liberal (Rajiv Gandhi and Sonia Gandhi) had various deviations from Nehru's ideology until ultimately it was shaped into a populist and third way kind of ideology. Nehruism is constantly under criticism from proponents of the rightist and conservative Hindutva ideology largely professed by Hindu nationalists in India. Common criticisms are the Nehruvian idea of secularism which is often termed as "pseudo-secularism" by critics and the attack on Soviet ideas of central planning,etc that Nehru supported and used.[citation needed]

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