New Delhi :The 14th Dalai Lama made an apology in front of cameras saying that his statements related Jinnah Mahatma Gandhi, Pandit Nehru has created controversy.
“My statement has created controversy, if I said something wrong I apologise”, said Dalai Lama on his statement, "Mahatma Gandhi ji was very much willing to give Prime Ministership to Jinnah but Pandit Nehru refused” which he asserted when he was in Goa to give a keynote address on ‘Today’s relevance of India’s Ancient Knowledge’ at Goa Institute of Management.
Worth mention here the Goa Institute of Management is a partner with The Dalai Lama Centre for Ethics and Transformative Values at Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT).
Tibetan spiritual leader the Dalai Lama was responding to a question by a student on how to defeat emotions and keep away from making wrong decisions, the Dalai Lama stated it is important to respect opinions of stakeholders and analyzing all ends before making a decision. In enlightenment of it in a larger framework of democracy, he looked at benefits of referendum where single opinion matters. “I feel feudal system caused much war,” he explained.
“In a way, now look back India, Mahatma Gandhiji very much was willing to give prime ministership to Jinnah. But Pandit Nehru refused. I think Pandit Nehru was little bit self-centred: ‘I should be prime minister’, If Mahatma Gandhi’s (wish) materialised then Indo-Pakistan (would have been) united. Pandit Nehru, I know very well, very experienced person, very wise, but sometimes mistakes also happen. So you see responsibility is on your shoulder. Analyse, ask opinion, then take decision,” Dalai Lama answered.
His “Anti Nehru remark” has been talk of the town following which he publically apologized.