Responding to an article appeared in the Mumbai Congress mouthpiece Congress Darshan that lauds the contributions of Sardar Patel and blames India's first Prime Minister Jawaharlal Nehru for the state of affairs in Kashmir, China and Tibet, Singh said, "Many of Nehru's contemporaries have mentioned that course of events in Jammu and Kashmir would have been different, had it been left to Sardar Patel. This is a well evident view based on facts. I think we cannot negate facts of history. Jammu and Kashmir was the only part Nehru kept with himself, rest of them was kept with Sardar Patel. I think it is good for them (congress) that they are reconciling to the facts of history."

"This is a view not only held inside the BJP, but also outside of the BJP over the last half-a-century or so. It is a well known fact that Sardar Patel as Home Minister was dealing with the princely states, but then, Prime Minister Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru believed he knew Jammu and Kashmir better, and therefore, he was in better position to handle it, and therefore, he kept it to himself," he added.

"It had been pointed out to him (Nehru ) even at that time, as far as the BJP or then Jan Sangh is concerned. Dr. Shyama Prasad Mukherji had time and again tried to bring it to the notice of Panditji that his Kashmir approach was flawed, but Panditji never paid much heed and try to reassure Mukherjee that everything will fall into place with the passage of time", said Singh

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