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'Obstinate' Nehru denied PM post to Jinnah, caused Partition: BJP LS candidate

Press Trust of India  |  Jhabua (MP) 

BJP's Ratlam-Lok Sabha candidate stoked a controversy, claiming that Partition could have been avoided if had allowed Mohammad Ali to be

Reacting to the BJP leader's comment, the said Damor does not know history and asked him to contest polls in

Damor, in an election rally on Saturday in Ranapur town said, "If (India's first prime minister) Nehru was not obstinate during the time of Independence, then this nation would not have been divided into two."

"(the founder of Pakistan) was an and a learned man. If a decision was taken to make PM at the time, then would not have been partitioned," he claimed.

Ranapur is a town in the Ratlam-Lok Sabha constituency.

Earlier, several BJP leaders have held Jinnah responsible for Partition and Nehru of coming in the way of from becoming

Damor alleged that the created the problems that is facing at present.

The BJP leader, a retired engineer-in-chief of the state government's Public Health Engineering department, was elected as MLA from the assembly seat in the November 2018 elections.

Damor is pitted against and former Union from the Lok Sabha seat, which goes to polls on May 19.

The Congress hit back at Damor with the party's Jhabua district asking the former to contest polls from

"Damor doesn't know the country's history. was created because Jinnah was obstinate. Why doesn't he go and contest polls in Pakistan," Mehta said.

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First Published: Sun, May 12 2019. 19:01 IST