Tibetan spiritual leader the Dalai Lama has stirred a controversy by stating that India and Pakistan would have remained united had Jinnah become the Prime Minister instead of Jawaharlal Nehru. He even called Nehru ‘self-centered’.

In an interaction at the Goa Institute of Management, the spiritual leader said that Mahatma Gandhi wanted the Prime Ministership to go to Jinnah but Nehru refused to agree.

He further said that had Mahatma Gandhi’s wish been materialised then India and Pakistan would have remained united.

Meanwhile, criticising Dalai Lama, NPP leader Bhim Singh said that there is no point in talking about the past, people now only want peace and a spiritual leader like him
should focus on that.

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