14 April, 2021

Wrong Man With A Wrong Issue At The Wrong Time

In the BJP’s book, what matters is perception, not reality. Jaswant should have known better.

Wrong Man With A Wrong Issue At The Wrong Time
outlookindia.com
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Jaswant Singh
in Outlook, March 2, 2009

 “The book (on Jinnah) is ready, but I do not wish to create a controversy before the elections. I will release it after the elections. I have worked for four-and-a-half years on it. It’s a serious work but I feel it won’t be read as such. So when it comes out, I’ll be ready for a controversy. Perhaps we need controversy to educate people. I am still toying with titles. The book is about Jinnah’s journey from being an ambassador of Hindu-Muslim unity to the Qaid-e-Azam of Pakistan.”

When the NDA was in power, there was a standing joke about Atal Behari Vajpayee’s fondness for Jaswant Singh. Besides the fact that the two often enjoyed a drink together, Vajpayee was said to be very impressed with Jaswant’s English. Adept in Hindi, the former prime minister admired individuals who had good control over language....

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