Kohinoor wars: BJP hits out at Congress, claims it reversed earlier policy on diamond

New Delhi: Under attack for the government's U-turn on the Kohinoor diamond issue, BJP on Wednesday claimed the Narendra Modi dispensation has revised the stand of previous governments on the issue and will make all efforts to bring it back from the UK.

Kohinoor diamond. File photo. Getty images

Kohinoor diamond. File photo. Getty images

Hitting back at Congress over the issue, it said the opposition party has no moral right to criticise it as the party-led government never made any 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 on Tuesday 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 Prime Minister, never broached the issue with the UK government, fearing it will spoil his international relations.

"Had there been a strong government earlier, we might have got it back. Our government will make all efforts in this regard," he claimed.

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Updated Date: Apr 20, 2016 20:48:07 IST

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