Dalai Lama sorry for ‘Mahatma Gandhi wanted MA Jinnah as PM’ remark
NEW DELHI: Days after triggering an argument by saying that India and Pakistan would have remained united had Muhammad Ali Jinnah change into the Prime Minister as desired by Mahatma Gandhi and never Jawaharlal Nehru, the Tibetan religious chief Dalai Lama has now apologised for saying so.
Chatting with ANI, the Dalai Lama stated, ”My assertion has created an argument. If I stated one thing incorrect, I apologise.”
Dalai Lama had kick-started a brand new political storm by saying, ”Mahatma Gandhi ji was very a lot prepared to present the prime ministership to Muslim League chief Jinnah however Pandit Nehru refused.”
Tibetan religious chief Dalai Lama made these remarks whereas addressing an occasion on the Goa Institute of Administration.
Talking on the event, the 14th Dalai Lama stated that Mahatma Gandhi was ‘very a lot prepared’ to present the management to Jinnah however Nehru’s self-centred perspective resulted within the mistake.
“Errors at all times occur. Now, take a look at India. I believe Mahatma Gandhi ji was very a lot prepared to present prime ministership to Jinnah. However Pandit Nehru refused. I believe Pandit Nehru’s was just a little bit self-centred,” he stated.
Nehru, who was a clever man, made a mistake since he harboured the ambition of changing into India’s first Prime Minister, he prompt.
“Pandit Nehru, I do know very nicely, was a really skilled individual, very clever, however typically errors occur,” he stated.
#WATCH Dalai Lama says, “Mahatma Gandhi ji was very a lot prepared to present Prime Ministership to Jinnah however Pandit Nehru refused.” pic.twitter.com/WBzqgdCJaJ
— ANI (@ANI) August eight, 2018
The Dalai Lama pressured that had the want of Mahatma Gandhi been fulfilled then India-Pakistan would have remained united right now.
The Tibetan religious chief has been dwelling in exile in India since he fled Chinese language forces in 1959.
“I had numerous dialogue with Nehru. On one event, Nehru informed me that America won’t go to warfare with China to liberate Tibet… And, he informed me that eventually you’ll have to talk about the difficulty with the Chinese language authorities. So in 1974, we determined to not search independence. However historical past is historical past,” the Dalai Lama stated.
In the course of the occasion, he additionally appealed to Indian Muslims to make efforts to scale back Shia-Sunni conflicts which can be prevalent in another nations and asserted that Islam is a faith of peace.
The ruling BJP latched on to the difficulty and used Dalai Lama’s remarks as a instrument to assault Congress and blamed if for the Partition.
Since its inception, the BJP management has been of the view that Nehru’s political ambitions have been to be blamed for the creation of Pakistan and the riots which adopted quickly after the Partition.