Partition wouldn’t have happened if Jinnah had been made PM instead of Nehru: Dalai Lama

Nation Next Newsroom | Aug 8, 2018 19:56

Dalai Lama (Photo Source: Reuters)

Tibetan Spiritual leader Dalai Lama, on Wednesday, said that India and Pakistan would have remained united if Mohammad Ali Jinnah had been made the Prime Minister instead of Jawaharlal Nehru. The 83-year-old monk made the statement while addressing students at Goa Institute of Management.

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Dalai Lama called Nehru self-centered as he said, “Mahatma Gandhi wanted Jinnah to be the PM. But Nehru was self-centered and wanted to be the PM. If things had gone as per Mahatma Gandhi, India and Pakistan would have remained united.” He added, “So Pandit Nehru, I know very well, (was) very experienced person, very wise but sometimes mistake also happens.”