Amid controversy over senior party leader Jaswant Singh’s eulogizing Mohammad Ali Jinnah in his book, BJP has dissociated itself from the issue, saying that the “painful” part of history cannot be wished away for which the Pakistan founder was responsible.
“Views expressed by Jaswant Singh in his book ‘Jinnah – India, Partition, Independence’ does not represent views of the party. In fact, the party completely dissociates itself from the contents of the book,” party chief Rajnath Singh told reporters in New Delhi.
It may be mentioned that in the book, Jaswant Singh has blamed Jawaharlal Nehru responsible for the partition of India and Jinnah has been “demonized” in India.
Rajnath Singh stressed that Jinnah had played an important role in “division of India which led to a lot of dislocation and destabilisation of millions of people”.
“It is too well known we cannot wish away this painful part of our history,” he said.