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Advani was not inaccurate on Jinnah: Singh
Onkar Singh in New Delhi | June 09, 2005 21:12 IST
Bharatiya Janata Party leader Manvendra Singh on Thursday defended his party chief L K Advani's remarks on Mohammad Ali Jinnah, the founder of Pakistan.
Talking to rediff.com at the party headquarters in New Delhi, the Lok Sabha member from Rajasthan said that Advani's comment was not illogical.
"If you read the Indian history you would realise that Jinnah's disillusionment from the Congress started because of the Nehru family's attitude," he said.
Asked if he would describe Jinnah as secular leader, Singh said that this was a historical fact and there was no need to repeat it. "Advani's statement is not inaccurate," he added.
According to him the trouble arose because the Indians have been taught Nehruvian concept of India.
"Dr Murali Manohar Joshi was trying to correct these distortions which is not appreciated by the Congress," he said.
He termed the statements of VHP leaders Giriraj Kishore and Pravin Togadia as totally unnecessary and unwarranted.
"We fully support Advaniji," Singh said when asked if the party backed the party president.
Advani's comments during his recent Pakistan visit received a lot of flak from the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh and Vishwa Hindu Parishad. He had described Jinnah as the secular leader.