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Country divided because of Jinnah: VHP

india Updated: Aug 24, 2009 23:10 IST

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Taking on expelled Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader Jaswant Sinha for his praise of Mohammad Ali Jinnah, the Vishwa Hindu Parishad (VHP) Monday said "no Indian" would praise Jinnah as he was responsible for the division of the country.

"No Indian, especially a Hindu, will accept praise of Jinnah," VHP international president Ashok Singhal told mediapersons here.

"The country has been divided because of Jinnah. The entire world is aware of that," Singhal said.

Jaswant Singh was expelled from the BJP last week for praising Jinnah in his book "Jinnah - India, Partition, Independence".

The VHP leader refused to comment on the problems in the BJP over the book, apart from saying it was an internal issue for the party to settle.