Cong asks BJP if it endorses Jaswant`s views on Jinnah

With BJP taking Jaswant Singh back into its fold, Congress today said the opposition party should explain to the country whether it endorses his views on Pakistan founder M A Jinnah.

Updated: Jun 24, 2010, 21:59 PM IST

New Delhi: With BJP taking Jaswant Singh
back into its fold, Congress today said the opposition party
should explain to the country whether it endorses his views on
Pakistan founder M A Jinnah.

"BJP has become like a revolving door of a hotel. It
throws out people outside at one time and brings them inside
the next time," party spokesman Manish Tewari told reporters
here.

"Though it is their internal matter, I want to ask BJP
that since they have reinducted Jaswant Singh, do they endorse
the eulogisation of Jinnah in his book," he said.

Tewari added that BJP should give an explanation to
the country on the issue as "it was the same issue on which
Jaswant Singh was thrown out of the party at Shimla".

Singh today rejoined the BJP nine months after he was
summarily thrown out for writing a controversial book, "Jinnah
- India, Partition, Independence" in August 2009.

While holding Jawaharlal Nehru and Sardar Patel
responsible for partition, Singh maintained that Jinnah was
secular, drawing the wrath of Sangh Parivar.

PTI