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

delhi Updated: Jun 24, 2010 22:01 IST

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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.