In the newly independent India Nehru was a person seen by people with respect and aspirations that the free country then will progress in leaps and bounds. To quite a good degree it happened. Many schemes were introduced, new constructions were made, new departments, schools, dispensaries and lot of activities were undertaken to develop India in all fronts. A number of public sectors were formed which created not only a large number of Govt jobs but added a lot to GDP.
What went wrong was in a free country slowly the discipline and governance started to deteriorate and bribery and corruption took a front seat as people in powerful places as well as big businessmen started to exploit all the situations where there was a scope of making money with ill conceived and wrong methods.
If someone says that only Nehru was responsible for it then it is difficult to accept that as there came so many leaders and Prime Minister one by one after him that it is not possible to pinpoint the level of corruption during his time and after him. If dynasty factor is the culprit then also the responsibility goes to the offspring of Nehru rather Nehru himself.
The degradation of governance from British period to free India is a factor which even international analysts are also not able to comprehend but it is a fact that situation has gone so critical that the present Govt which is showing its honesty of purpose and anti corruption agenda is also at the cross roads to how to tackle this deep rooted evil of indiscipline and corruption.
As far as Nehru era is considered he tried and in fact achieved many development targets and he had a vision for India's growth in terms of manufacturing, employment, education and foreign trade.
Knowledge is power.