Sardar Patel had offered Kashmir to Pakistan: Congress’ Saifuddin Soz

Sardar Patel had offered Kashmir to Pakistan: Congress’ Saifuddin Soz

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In what could kick up a row, senior Congress Party leader Saifuddin Soz claimed that leader of Independent India, Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel, was willing to trade Kashmir for Hyderabad during Partition.
“Sardar Patel was a pragmatist and had offered Kashmir to Liaquat Ali Khan (then Pak PM). He told him ‘don’t talk of Hyderabad, talk Kashmir; take Kashmir but don’t talk of Hyderabad’ as Khan was preparing for war and Patel wasn’t,” he told ANI at the sidelines of the launch of his book. ..

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