was 'demonised' by India: Jaswant Singh:
Senior BJP leader Jaswant Singh has said Pakistan's founder Mohammad
Ali Jinnah was "demonised" by India even though it was Jawaharlal
Nehru whose ......
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Congress General Secretary Digvijay Singh today asked the RSS to
clarify whether they consider Mohammad Ali Jinnah responsible for
the division of the country or not.
Singh was reacting to a recent
statement of former RSS chief K S Sudarshan in which he held Mahatma
Gandhi equally responsible for the partition.
"Since RSS played no role in the Independence of the country, its
leaders are giving such statements to ensure that their name somehow
got included in the freedom struggle movement," Singh told reporters
at his ancestral town Raghogarh, about 40 km from here.
"It was a historical fact that both
Mahatma Gandhi and Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru have tried to prevent
partition of the country, but because of Jinnah's stubborn and
hardliner attitude the nation was divided and now the BJP is viewing
secularism in him," he said.
He asked both Sudarshan and present RSS chief Mohan Bhagwat to
clarify whether they consider Jinnah responsible for the partition
On BJP MLAs' proposed agitation in New
Delhi on August 19 on the issue of alleged discrimination in the
allocation of Central funds, Singh said, "The BJP's proposed
demonstration is nothing but merely a drama as they don't have any
On Naxal menace, he said it has assumed alarming proportions in
BJP-ruled Chhattisgarh and also in Jharkhand. Singh said the Naxal
problem cannot be solved by the Army.
The Congress general secretary said he has no differences with Union
Home Minister P Chidambaram on the issue of Naxalism.
"The only difference is that
Chidambaram speaks in English and I in Hindi," he said in a lighter