Dalai Lama regrets his remark on Nehru

Panaji: After stirring a controversy over his remark on Nehru, Tibetan spiritual leader the Dalai Lama apologised for his statement. ANI has quoted him as saying, “my statement has created controversy, if I said something wrong, I apologise,” he said.

It must be noted that on Wednesday Dalai Lama had said that India and Pakistan would have remained united had Jinnah become the Prime Minister instead of Jawaharlal Nehru. He was interacting at the Goa Institute of Management.

Holding Nehru responsible for partition, Dalai Lama had said, “Look at India, Mahatma Gandhi wanted Prime Ministership to go to Jinnah but Nehru refused to agree. I think Pandit Nehru was a little self-centered.”