No lust for any post, says Jaswant Singh

 
Delivering a speech during the release of the Urdu version of his controversial book Jinnah: India –Partition, Independence here on Sunday, he said the Partition had not only divided the country but also created a chasm within the people. “Muslims in India were made second class citizens,” he argued in the presence of former Union Ministers Arif Mohammad Khan, Digvijay Singh and noted journalists M J Akbar and Prabhash Joshi.

Jaswant was in Patna on Sunday at the invitation of another expelled MP Dr Ezaz Ali, who was ousted from the Janata Dal (United) on October 21 for launching a diatribe against the party high command.

Rajya Sabha member Ali gave a clarion call to launch a movement, much akin to Mahatma Gandhi’s Champaran movement against Britishers in 1919, so that the three nations— India, Pakistan and Bangladesh — could be unified again.

Noted journalist M J Akbar, hailed Jaswant Singh for writing a book which exonerated the Muslims, who were so long held responsible for India’s Partition.

Former Union minister of state for external affairs Digvijay Singh said “Jaswantji has the guts to call a spade a spade.”

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