Shekhawat says Jaswant's expulsion wrong

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New Delhi, Sep 10(ANI): Senior Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader and former Vice-President Bhairon Singh Shekhawat on Thursday said the decision to expel Jaswant Singh was wrong.

"The way Jaswant Singh has been treated, I do not approve of it," Shekhawat said.

Shekhawat was in the national capital. Jaswant Singh called on him, but said his visit did not have any political motive.

"I had come to enquire about his health and did not come here (Bhairon Singh Shekhawat's residence) with a political motive. As you know, I'm not a member of the BJP and Bhairon Singh was one of the founder members of the party. So, I have come to see him," said Singh.

Jaswant Singh was expelled from the party last month for writing a controversial book that was sympathetic to Mohammed Ali Jinnah, the founder of Pakistan, but critical of India's first Home Minister Sardar Patel and first Prime Minister Jawahar Lal Nehru for their role in the partition of the Indian subcontinent. (ANI)

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