BJP has given poetic justice to Jaswant: Cong

New Delhi: Congress on Wednesday sought to suggest that Jaswant Singh has been handed out poetic justice by BJP which expelled him today in the wake of his controversial book projecting Mohammad Ali Jinnah as greater than Pandit Nehru and Sardar Patel.

"We had rejected contents of the book. BJP has rejected the author himself," AICC general Secretary Janardhan Dwivedi said.

He was asked whether Congress would compliment BJP for showing the door to Singh for his doctrine that Jinnah was greater than Nehru and Patel.

The Congress had earlier attacked Singh for eulogising Pakistan's founder and terming India's first Prime Minister Jawaharlal Nehru as partly responsible for partition.

In a tough decision meant to send out a strong signal to party members, BJP expelled Singh from the party, ending his three-decade long association with it.

Jaswant came under attack from friends and foes alike after he released his book "Jinnah-India, Partition, Independence" earlier this week.

"BJP and Singh are demonstrating their patriotism by denigrating India's first Prime Minister while eulogising Pakistan's first head of state," Congress spokesman Abhishek Singhvi had said earlier.

Bureau Report