Jaswant says no to BJP even suspension is revoked

Fri 09th Oct 2009 09:26 AM
Jaswant says no to BJP even suspension is revoked
Jaswant says no to BJP even suspension is revoked

Hyderabad, Oct 10 :

 Expelled Bharatiya Janata Party senior leader Jaswant Singh on Saturday made it clear that he will not rejoin BJP even if the party revokes suspension. Participating in a ‘Meet the press’ programme organized by the Andhra Pradesh Union of Working Journalists, at Basheerbagh Press Club, Mr Jashwanth, one of the founder members of the BJP, said that he would never join any party as he lost interest in politics. To keep the party intact, Jaswant Singh said that he opposed the  ‘Rath Yatra’ of L K Advani contending that it would have serious repercussions on the party. He suggested the high command to remove  Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi, but it was L K Advani, who shielded Narendra Modi during the Gujarat riots in 2002. He blamed the BJP for communal carnage in Gujarat.Justifying his book on Mohammad Ali Jinnah, he asked, ''What is wrong in writing about Jinnah, who had been described by noted freedom fighter Gopalakrishna Gokhale as ‘ambassdor of Hindu-Muslim unity’ and Jinnah had dominated the Indian political scene for over 40 years along with Mahatma Gandhi and Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru.

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He said that he wrote the book "Jinnah - India, Partition, Independence" on the intriguing aspect of change in Jinnah's thinking after a five year research, which led to partition of India.''Peace was lost. Neither the Hindus nor Muslims had been benefitted by the India’s partition,'' he observed. He also expressed serious concern over the terrorist attacks outside the Indian embassy in Kabul on Thursday in which 17 people were killed. “This was the second major attack in Kabul. When a similar attack occurred killing an officer in the External Affairs Ministry, besides an army man, he had visited Afghanistan,”he recalled. Assailing the United Progressive Alliance (UPA) government for its “non-existent” foreign policy, former external affairs minister Jaswant Singh said here the chaotic situation in India’s neighbourhood is not in the interest of its security. Referring to the naxalites attack on Laheri police outpost in Gadchiroli district of Maharashtra, he said insurgency had gripped as many as 200 districts due to half-hearted steps taken by the Centre. Naxalism was not a mere law and order issue to be tackled by deployment of para-military forces, he pointed out. On the unprecedented floods in Andhra Pradesh and Karnataka, he wanted the authorities concerned to fully examine the causes and initiate steps to avoid such tragedies in future.