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Partition wouldn’t have happened had Jinnah been made PM: Dalai Lama

Last Modified Wednesday, 8 August 2018 (17:55 IST)
Tibetan spiritual leader on Wednesday said that and would have been one country had Pakistan’s founder been made prime minister instead of Jawahar Lal Nehru.

Dalai Lama was addressing an event at the Goa Institute of Management. Responding to a student’s question on taking right decisions, Lama said, “I feel democratic systems are very good than the feudal system, which gives power of making decisions in the hands of a few people, which is more dangerous.”
 
“Now look at India. I think Mahatma Gandhiji was very much willing to give the prime ministership to Jinnah. But Pandit Nehru refused,” 83-year-old monk said.

the exiled Tibetan Buddhist religious leader said, “I think it was a little bit self-centred attitude of Pandit Nehru that he should be the prime minister... Mahatma Gandhiji’s thinking, if it had materialised, then India, Pakistan would have been united.”
 
“So Pandit Nehru, I know very well, (was) very experienced person, very wise but sometimes mistake also happens,” he said.
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