Haryana Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar Monday said that India, Pakistan and Bangladesh could unite just like Germany’s reunification.

Describing Partition during Independence as “sad” and “painful”, the CM said, “Partition should not have happened… Lekin Congress ke kuch logon ko satta lene ki shayad jaldi thi… agar thoda sa chhod dete satta ko, toh aisa ho sakta hai ki 5, 10, 20 saal baad… Partition nahi hua hota (Some people in Congress maybe wanted to grab power quickly. If they had let go of some power, then it could have been possible that 5, 10 or 20 years later, Partition would not have happened). We want that we have good relations with our neighbours… East Germany aur West Germany ikathe ho sakte hain… toh Bharat, Pakistan, Bangladesh nahi ikathe ho sakte (East Germany and West Germany can unite, then can’t India, Pakistan and Bangladesh unite)?… it happened not that long ago… around 1990-91 I think. People came and tore down the [Berlin] Wall… so there are different ideologies.”

Khattar was speaking after inaugurating a three-day national training camp of the BJP’s Minority Morcha at BJP’s office in Gurgaon on Monday afternoon.