PM is wrong on Sardar Patel’s views on Kashmir: Soz

JAMMU, FEB 9: Former Union Minister Prof Saifuddin Soz has asked Prime Minister Narendra Modi to start a serious study on the history of India’s Freedom struggle for his better understanding on Nehru and his relationship with Sardar Patel and Mahatma Gandhi.
Prof Soz issued an statement following Prime Minister’s assertion in the Lok Sabha, that if Sardar Patel’s line of thinking were allowed, there would be no issue on Kashmir as it would have got fully integrated with India.
“This assertion is contrary to the facts of history. My forthcoming book ‘Kashmir; The Complete Story’ carries full details on how Sardar Patel consistently offered Kashmir to Pakistan, but Liaquat Ali Khan remains stubbornly obsessed with an imaginary idea of getting Hyderabad-Deccan which was neither connected by Rail nor Road with Pakistan,” Soz said, adding former PM of Pakistan, Chaudhre Mohammad Ali and Senior Muslim leader and Minister Sirdar Shaukat Hayat Khan have lamented Liaquat Ali Khan’s attitude to this matter in their thought-provoking books.
History is based on facts and it can hardly help politicians who present their own perceptions as facts of history, Soz added proposing Modi to start a serious study on the history of India’s Freedom struggle.