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Dalai Lama apologises for saying Nehru had a "self-centered attitude"

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    New Delhi, Aug 10: After drawing flak for saying that Jawaharlal Nehru had a "self-centered attitude", Tibetan Spiritual leader The Dalai Lama has apologised.

    "My statement has created controversy, if I said something wrong I apologise," The Dalai Lama said.

    Dalai Lama apologises for saying Nehru had a self-centered attitude

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    The fourteenth Dalai Lama had in Goa on Wednesday said India would have remained a united country if Jinnah had become the first prime minister. He said Jawaharlal Nehru had a "self-centered attitude" to become India's first prime minister even though Mahatma Gandhi was in favour of Muhammad Ali Jinnah taking the top post at that time.

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    "Mistakes always happen. Now, look at India. I think Mahatma Gandhi ji was very much willing to give prime ministership to Jinnah. But Pandit Nehru refused. I think Pandit Nehru's was a little bit self-centred," he had said.

    "Pandit Nehru, I know very well, was a very experienced person, very wise, but sometimes mistakes happen"

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    The 83-year-old monk was addressing an event at the Goa Institute of Management in Goa's Sankhalim town, located about 40 km from Panaji.

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