History has never been the Prime Minister’s strong suit, yet blatant lies such as these need to be condemned. The PM, through this lie, is trying to suggest that partition of India was PM Nehru’s fault and Sardar Vallabhai Patel would have acted differently with regard to Kashmir.
History refutes this claim. Sardar Vallabhai Patel at one point was willing to trade Kashmir to Pakistan in return of Junagadh & Hyderabad’s accession to India. In 1949, Patel notably said, “It is good that we have agreed to partition in spite of all its evils; I have never repented my agreeing to partition.”
The attempt by Modi to pit one Congress member against another, clearly indicates his contempt towards the first PM Jawaharlal Nehru.
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