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Centre has revised previous govts’ stand on Kohinoor: BJP

Under attack for the government’s U-turn on the Kohinoor diamond issue, the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Wednesday claimed that the Narendra Modi dispensation had revised the stand of the previous governments on the issue and would make all efforts to bring it back from the UK.

Hitting back at the Congress, it said the party has no moral right to criticise it as the party-led government never made an effort to bring the Kohinoor back. “The charge that the government made a U-turn on the issue is not correct. That earlier stand was consistent with the stand of the previous Congress government and our government yesterday made it clear that it will make all possible efforts to bring it back,” BJP national secretary Shrikant Sharma said.

He said Jawaharlal Nehru, the first PM, never broached the issue with the UK government, fearing it will spoil his international relations. 
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