India wouldn’t have been divided had we agreed to make Md Ali Jinnah, a learned man, our prime minister: BJP candidate

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A BJP candidate in Madhya Pradesh has sensationally said that India would have avoided the creation of Pakistan had ‘we agreed to make Md Ali Jinnah, a learned man, our prime minister.’

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BJP’s Guman Singh Damor, who is contesting from Ratlam-Jhabua parliamentary seat in Madhya Pradesh, said that the Congress and Jawaharlal Nehru were responsible for India’s partition in 1947.

“If Jawaharlal Nehru did not insist, this country wouldn’t have been divided into two pieces. Mohammed Ali Jinnah was a learned man and an advocate. Had we taken a decision then that our prime minister will be Mohammed Ali Jinnah, then this country wouldn’t have been divided. If anybody is responsible for this country’s partition, then it is the Congress party,” Damor was quoted as saying.



The BJP had won Ratlam-Jhabua seat by a margin of over one lakh vote in 2014 Lok Sabha polls. However, the party suffered a humiliating defeat here in 2015, when the death of its MP, Dileep Singh Bhuria, had necessitated a by-election here. In the by-election, held in November 2015, the Congress’ Kantilal Bhuria had defeated the BJP candidate by nearly one lakh vote.

Damor’s statement evoked angry reactions from netizens, who took potshots at the BJP for its hypocrisy on the issue of nationalism.





Ratlam-Jhabua will go to polls on 19 May in the last and concluding phase of this year’s Lok Sabha polls. The counting is scheduled for 23 May.

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