Wednesday, April 20, 2016
India wants Kohinoor back, BJP doesn't !
Later as Rajya Sabha MP, Nayar requested Jaswant Singh (the then Foreign Minister in the Vajpayee Government) to pursue the matter. He also got a petition signed by some 50 M.P.s - Opposition leader Manmohan Singh was one of them - to request the Government of India to ask the British government to return the Kohinoor. He would remind Jaswant Singh of the Kohinoor at practically every session but his reply would be merely a gentle smile. Once when Nayar talked to him about the return of the Kohinoor, he was cold. But he was frank. Jaswant Singh told Nayar that by raising the issue of the Kohinoor, India would be unnecessarily spoiling relations with the U.K.
Posted by Rachit Seth at 2:20 AM