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Jinnah, Savarkar equally responsible for partition: Aiyar

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New Delhi, April, 24 : Rajya Sabha MP Mani Shankar Aiyar Saturday held Pakistan's founder Mohammad Ali Jinnah and Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) leader Vinayak Damodar 'Veer' Savarkar equally responsible for the partition of India in 1947.

Speaking at a convention of the Congress' Delhi unit on "Communal Harmony and Indian National Congress," Aiyar, a former minister, said that Savarkar favoured the "two nation theory" as he wanted a "Hindu nation" and also supported Jinnah's demand for a separate state of Pakistan.


He termed the RSS and the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) "the children of Savarkar".


If India became a Hindu state, sectarian clashes would take place between "Shaivites and Vaishnavites" just like between Shia and Sunni Muslims in Pakistan," he claimed.


Speaking on the occassion, Commerce and Industry Minister Anand Sharma said the Congress is a secular party and "people from all sections of society are a part of it and get equal status".


The event was organised as part of the Congress' 125th anniversary celebrations.

 

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Like [0]Dislike [0] #5 , YANBU-KSA2010-04-25
Mr Aiyar raking old mistakes will not give any edge to congress.It should not take certain community as a vote bank instead work for the upliftment of the haves not community will give edge for Cong.

By the by what happend to Sachar comittee recommodations ????
 
 
Like [0]Dislike [0] #4 , al-jubail2010-04-25
behind this conspirecy there is a hidden agenda of both the main stream political party's like congress n d saffron B.J.P.
to catch hold d vote bank in d name of cast, creed, region etc...now the people of this country aware of these bloody politicions...when b.j.p started ratha yathra congress kept quit...n when babri masjid demolished tht time rooling party of congress opend the door for them..now the muslims of this country very clear about their enemy.. hope the political changes will b done by new genaration of india through S.D.P.I insha allh.....
 
 
Like [0]Dislike [0] #3 , Karkal / Dammam2010-04-25
Mr.Mani Shanker Iyer Please write book on Communal Clashes which held after 1947 and What was Congress role on those and please clarify what congress government took action of Krishna report on Bombay rights. Mr. Iyer Please donot fool Muslims.
 
 
Like [0]Dislike [0] #2 , mangalore/ksa2010-04-25
WHAT ABOUT THE BRITISH WHO COINED THIS THEORY SO THAT ETHNIC FIGHT GO ON AND THERE MUST NOT BE ANY PEACE BETWEEN PEOPLE OF DIFFERENT FAITHS.THEY HAVE DONE IT WHEREVER THEY LEFT.ALSO WHAT IS THE ROLE OF OUR FIRST PRIME MINISTER? BOTH JINNAH AND HE WANTED THE SEAT OF PRIME MINISTER.SO IT WAS OBVIOUS THAT THERE BE TWO NATIONS.THEY WERE NOT CLEVER ENOUGH LIKE PRESENT DAY POLITICIANS.OTHERWISE THEY WOULD HAVE CREATED DEPUTY PRIMINISTERS POSITION!MONEY(!)SHANKER MAY BE HAVING SOME HIDDEN AGENDA.THATS WHY HE IS RAISING THIS ISSUE.WE WILL KNOW IT IN DUE COURSE OF TIME MR.aBDUL JABBAR.
 
 
Like [0]Dislike [0] #1 , Shiroor/Dubai2010-04-24
Thank you Mr. Mani shankar for providing another opportunity for the politicians to waste their time after the IPL scam.. I wonder why people are wasting time and the money by again & again bringing out the past issues which r of no use...... why dont u concentrate on the other issues like poverty, education and the unemployment.
 

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