dated June 16, 1956: Punjabi trait in Nehru

Prime Minister Nehru, addressing a meeting at Rohtak on June 14, confessed to a Punjabi trait in him -- "a little of short temper." In a speech dealing mainly with the problem of the Punjab, Mr. Nehru remarked: "Generally, the Punjabis are hot-headed. The weather in Punjab is also hot. When the two combine, the result is bound to be serious. But there is nothing to worry about. There is something of the Punjabi trait in me too - a little short temper. My mother belonged to the Punjab."