Jinnah Advani Jaswant Thackeray !

For once I agree with old man Thackeray!
"Advani termed Jinnah secular. If Jinnah was secular, then why did Advani leave Sindh province in Pakistan and come to India? How can a person who demanded a separate state for Muslims be termed secular? Calling Jinnah secular is an insult to all those who shed their blood for India's independence. It is due to this ideological confusion that Hindus became frustrated and directionless and the impact was seen in the Lok Sabha elections," he said.
Thackeray said he could not understand why BJP leaders, who call themselves staunch nationalists, slip time and again."It seems there is a competition in BJP of showering flowers on Jinnah," he added.

1 comment:

Ricky said...

Jinnah asked for a separate country because he was frustrated by Congress's caste politics and thought that they will marganilze Muslims like they did Dalits and Aadivasis. Actually, he didn't ask for a separate country at first, he asked for more powers to states but Nehru who was influenced by Eastern Europe and Russia wanted more powers for federal government.

There were a lot of factors for partition and Nehru, Patel, Jinnah and Mountbatten should equally bear responsibilities. We can't demonize one person and moreover Indian politicians should move on from the past and accept partition as a fact of reality. The should stop asking 'What If' but ask 'What now'?