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What is all this controversy about Jinnah? Can someone please explain why its in the news again?

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Asked by Neha Sahi, 20 Aug '09 11:18 am
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Jaswant Singh has come a long way from his home in the desert districts of Rajasthan. Commissioned in the Indian Army when barely nineteen, he went through two wars whilst in service (1962 and 1965) before resigning his commission to pursue a political career. He has served seven terms in Parliament, and, in the BJP-led governments of 1996 and 1998-2004, held charge of six ministries of the Government of India, including External Affairs, Defence and Finance. Regarded as an authority on Indian foreign policy and national security, Jaswant Singh is among the most respected names in the country's public life, and in the world of diplomacy.

Whatever he says in his book JINNAH:India Partition Independence he says with authority. The truth he brought out in his book one cannot challenge. Jaswant singh has claimed that Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru's centralized polity was responsible for partition. He has also criticized Sardar Patel.

Jasawant Singhs remark should perturb Congress but not ...more
Answered by Jack Johnson, 20 Aug '09 11:59 am

 
  
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More than what Jack has replied, I would like to add, that it was L. K Advani who first praised Jinnah during his visit to PAKISTAN and now it is Mr. Jaswant Singh hence it is in the NEWS AGAIN.
Answered by John Mascarenhas, 20 Aug '09 08:36 pm

 
  
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No relevance of the issue relating to Jinnah at present situation. itz nothing but just a twister in the juicer jar. Jinnah can,t be adorned if Mr. Yasowant Singh sing tunes favouring Jinnah or denouncing Sardar Patel.Fact is fact U can't make fiction of a fact.BJP should stop creating issues like this
Answered by Pradipta pati, 20 Aug '09 01:25 pm

 
  
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Nothing , BJP wants to creat the problem in the country in the name of religion and to get the political milage....... they don't have any issue to play with the sentiment of the innocent people.....now they are making mockery.....Ram mandir issue is gone, Hindutwa is over, Gomata issue is over, Advani the young Mantra played as Boomerang......now they want to creat another Drama to come into the discussion.......
Answered by pradeep mishra, 20 Aug '09 11:28 am

 
  
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There is no controversy ove the Great Man so called Jinnah. We Indian think that our own politicians, be it today or in the past were the only great. But the reality is that they were all mostly corrupt in all aspects. If we praise some other person, the others feel jealous. The same happend with Jaswant Singh. He spoke the truth. Yes, Jinnah was much better optiion at the time of Partitiion. Nehru was biased and had dubious character. Had Jinnah been our first PM, there would have been many a good things for Hindustan.
Answered by ankit shivam, 20 Aug '09 11:24 am

 
  
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Jaswant singh's latest book"jinnah:india,partition,independence" banned in gujrat.
Answered by dare devil, 20 Aug '09 11:24 am

 
  
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Nothing Jawant singh the BJP leader in his book has said that jinnah was good it is only nehru was responsible for the partition of india
Answered by KRISHNA, 20 Aug '09 11:19 am

 
  
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A publicity it will die down with time
Answered by anil garg, 07 Apr '10 10:51 pm

 
  
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