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‘Slip of tongue’: Shatrughan Sinha on his Jinnah remark

Apr 27, 2019 16:20 IST
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Shatrughan Sinha stoked controversy invoking Jinnah to applaud Congress at rally. He lauded Muhammad Ali Jinnah saying he played a role in India’s independence. “Congress family from Mahatma Gandhi to Sardar Patel to Muhammad Ali Jinnah to Jawaharlal Nehru... It is their party. They had the most important role in development and freedom of the country. This is the reason why I have come here (in Congress),” Sinha said while addressing a rally,” he said while addressing the rally. Sinha gave a clarification on the Jinnah remark calling it ‘a slip of tongue’. Sinha said, “I wanted to say Maulana Azad but uttered Muhammad Ali Jinnah.”