It is sure to attract lots of reactions in India as former Vice President Hamid Ansari made a comment on partition of India to carve out Pakistan.
Speaking at an event, Ansari said Pakistan alone was not responsible for the Partition and that India was equally responsible for it.
He has reportedly said that while people like to believe that people from Pakistan or even Britainn were responsible for India’s partition, no one wants to admit that India and Indians were equally responsible for it.
Ansari also referred to a speech delivered by Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel’s on August 11, 1947.
Ansari said that in his speech, Patel had said how he took these extreme steps after great deliberation.
He said these speeches are available in Patel’s records.
Ansari also reportedly said that Muslims eventually became the scapegoat and were blamed for Partition.
To begin with BJP spokesperson Sambit Patra demanded an apology from Ansari for his comments.>