There can be two or more views and opinions on any matter. The same is the case with this thread matter also. The author has freedom to respect anyone. However thrusting it on others is bound to get repudiation.
My views and argument points are put here only to repudiate the author's views. I do not have any personal attachment or grudge on the person referred in the thread.
I do not have any personal or direct knowledge of the person named in the thread. My view on that person is formed from the various reports, discussions, articles and opinions by other politicians and personalities I have read or seen from the reports in newspapers and other media. It is from these that I have formed a different opinion from the thread author.
'She accepted this nation as her own country' : The fact is that it took about thirteen years for her to even think of accepting this country's citizenship. From 1970 to 1983.
'who killed her husband and mother-in-law' : In mother-in-law's case the killer himself was instantly killed. The background conspiracy details are not known fully yet. In husband's killing ,the main culprits and conspirators do not belong to this country. (Though not mentioned in the thread, the brother -in-law was killed in an accident. Really unfortunate of the family&country. However the same or similar trauma is applicable to the other bahu of the khandaan. Better not to to rake up those sad memories which people want to forget.
"where people still tag her as a foreigner even after spending 45 years": It is not yet clearly known if she has renounced her original country's citizenship. It is felt that that still remains by default. This country's citizenship wa due to compulsions and some needs.
"She forgave her husband's assassinator": That only increases the doubt and fear in people's mind. The person killed was not just a husband. He was the beloved Prime Minister of this country. She does not have any right to forgive those who brutally killed the country's beloved Prime Minister. It was an act against the people and nation. How and why can she 'forgive the killers' who were found guilty after the open and transparent legal process of this country?
"She rejected the post of PM twice" : Grapes that cannot be reached can be termed sour. People who studied law said then that laws of this country would not have permitted or accepted if she tried to get that post. Insider reports that came later in section of media said that she was on ging for the post and did all spade work, but when it was clearly pointed out to her that her taking up that post will be struck down by law, she had to act the sacrifice drama.
"She was least interested to get into politics but ultimately she took it on her shoulders" : Knew very well that unless she did not have a leading role, all those assets under her direct or indirect twill be exposed and lost. She also knew from experience that to be kingmaker is better than to be King.
"She is still very much Indian or much more Indian than you and me,": The thread author has the liberty to think herself as a lesser Indian; but please do not include me. I take objection to that. Nobody can and nobody should judge my Indianness and patriotism.
Though I have posted the above just for the sake of academic discussion in the spirit of debate, as she is now a citizen of this country, as as she is a person who leads a recognised political party of this country, as she is respected and regards by many thousands in this country, and as a fellow human being,I have my regards to the referred person .