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Book on Nehru would have gone 'unnoticed' in Pak: PML-N.

Byline: ANI

Islamabad, Aug.21 (ANI): Expressing solidarity with expelled Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader and former External Affairs Minister Jaswant Singh, the Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) has criticized the BJP for throwing Singh out of the party for writing a book on Mohammad Ali Jinnah, saying if anybody would have written a book on Jawaharlal Nehru in Pakistan, it would have not created such a furor.

Interacting with media persons here, PML-N Chairman Raja Zafarul Haq said Singh's expulsion has exposed the 'narrow-mindedness' of BJP towards Muslim leaders.

"I don't understand why there is so much resentment among the BJP over Jaswant Singh's book. If anybody in Pakistan had written a praiseworthy book on Nehru, nobody in Pakistan would have noticed it," he said.

Haq said the incident has proved that discrimination still prevailed in India despite its claims of being a democratic country.

"Whether it is Congress or the BJP, the thinking and approach of Indian political parties is the same towards Pakistan and Muslims," The Daily Times quoted Haq, as saying.

He added that BJP's 'shameful' act has exposed secularism in the Indian society.

Singh was expelled from the BJP on Wednesday for writing a book-Jinnah-India, Partition, Independence- which, according to the party, was against the basic ideology of the party. (ANI)

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