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India-Pakistan would have been one country if Jinnah was made PM instead of Nehru: Dalai Lama

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‘Gandhi wanted to give prime ministership to Jinnah. But Nehru refused. He was self-centred.’

Buddhist leader Dalai Lama has claimed that India and Pakistan would have been one country had Pakistan’s founder Muhammad Ali Jinnah been made prime minister instead of Jawahar Lal Nehru.

The exiled Tibetan Buddhist religious leader made the remarks during a question and answer session at a student interaction at Goa Institute of Management.

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