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Where is the gag order, asks Digvijay

Posted by on June 26, 2011 0 Comment

Amid reports that Congress president Sonia Gandhi has asked only spokespersons to air the party’s views, general secretary Digvijay Singh on Saturday dismissed suggestions that the AICC had issued any gag order.

“You have written so many times about the gag order. Show me a copy of the gag order,” Mr. Singh told reporters.

He was asked about reports that at the Congress Working Committee meeting on Friday, Ms. Gandhi is learnt to have remarked that only spokespersons would spell out the party’s stance.

There was no comment of the AICC on the report that was seen as a snub to Mr. Singh whose statements have at several times been at variance with those of the spokespersons.

Asked whether such a direction was issued at the CWC, Mr. Singh said: “I will never discuss what has happened in the CWC with anyone. I am committed not to say anything about what transpired.”

Reports had it that Ms. Gandhi was learnt to have told the CWC that the “party’s thinking will be reflected by only spokespersons and Janardan Dwivedi as head of the media department.”

Other senior leaders in the AICC, also, refused to comment on the issue.

Meanwhile, Mr. Singh, who stoked a controversy last year by calling P. Chidambaram as “intellectually arrogant,” feels the Home Minister has “changed quite a lot now.”

“…Now as far as my personal remark on Chidambaram, I have already conveyed my regret to him. I think he has changed quite a lot now,” Mr. Singh told NDTV in an interview. Hindu

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