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Dalai Lama reveals that Mahatma Gandhi wanted Jinnah to be the first Prime Minister of India
Dalai Lama recently revealed an untold truth of pre-independent India. He said that Mahatma Gandhi including himself wanted Mohammad Ali Jinnah to be the first Prime Minister of India, which, however, was not acceptable to Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru.

Tibetan religious leader Dalai Lama has given out two controversial statements, which can influence his relations with India. On one hand, he put forward his views on the Father of the Nation Mahatma Gandhi, Nehru and Jinnah, and on the other side, on his relationship with China. Talking candidly during the course of a program in the capital recently, the Dalai Lama held his views on several disputes related to India, China and Tibet.

The Dalai Lama said that Mahatma Gandhi wanted Mohammed Ali Jinnah to be on the top post of the country, but Jawaharlal Nehru adopted a 'self-centered attitude' to become the first Prime Minister. 

Dalai claimed that if Mahatma Gandhi's wish to make Jinnah the first Prime Minister had been fulfilled, India wouldn't have been divided. Addressing a program organized by the Goa Institute of Management, the 83-year-old Buddhist spiritual leader revealed some interesting as well as shocking facts.

Responding to a student's question about making the right decision, he said, "I believe that the democratic system is very good rather than the feudal system. Some people have the power to make decisions in the feudal system, which is very dangerous."

He urged, "I think it was Pandit Nehru's self-centered attitude to see himself as the Prime Minister ... If Mahatma Gandhi's thinking was accepted then India and Pakistan would be one." 

He also said, "I know Pandit Nehru very well, he was a very experienced and intelligent person, but sometimes mistakes are done." 

On the question of facing the biggest fear in life, the spiritual guru recalled that day when he was expelled from Tibet with his supporters. 

The spiritual teacher who was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize in 1989, answering the students' questions after an hourly address, said"I have no worries. Nowadays, the Chinese government is much more worried than me."

He recalled how the problem between Tibet and China was getting worse. The attitude of China's officials was becoming more aggressive day by day. He remembered that despite all his efforts to calm the situation, on the night of 17 March 1959, he decided that he would not remain in Tibet. 

Although being expelled from Tibet still pains him, today the Dalai thinks differently on China's intervention in Tibet. The Buddhist guru said that the organization called 'Dalai Lama' is no longer politically relevant. This decision should be made by the people of Tibet that this old tradition should continue, or not. He said that the Chinese government is more concerned about the political causes of this institution compared to them.

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