India's division pleased me: K Natwar Singh, former Foreign Minister

NK Dutt; New Delhi
K Natwar Singh, former Foreign Minister and the congress leader, has said in a programme that he is pleased on the division of India.He added that if there had not been division of India, Muslim League would have not let run the country. Natwar Singh said so on the occasion of a book launching programme.  ‘Gandhi’s Hinduism: The struggle against Jinnah Islam’ by MJ Akbar releasing ceremony was hosted at the residence of former president, Pranab Mukherjee.
The former minister Natwar Singh said, “I am please that India was divided because if India had not been divided, we would have to face more ‘Direct Action Day’. Muhammad Ali Jinnah had called for 'Direct Action Day' by demanding the division of India. Exactly after that thousands of people were killed in the violence in Bengal then."
Natwar Singh, expressing his opinion, said about Muslim League that If India had not been divided; our government would have been weakened within a week because of Muslim league. He said Gandhi was great and Jinnah was complicated person. Natwar Singh said, “The character base paradigm of Gandhi was high and Jinnah was tough in behavior… whom I could not have stayed with him.”
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