Ummid Assistant

Applications open for Manmohan scholarship at Cambridge

Opportunities for Indian students in US

Welcome Guest! You are here: Home Politics

Shinde's statement was of regret, not apology: Kamal Nath

Sunday February 24, 2013 10:37:15 PM, IANS

New Delhi: After the Congress, the government Sunday said Home Minister Sushilkumar Shinde had not apologised for linking the BJP and the RSS with terrorism but only expressed regret, which the opposition party had accepted.

"Well, it is regret. That is the word that has been used," Parliamentary Affairs Minister Kamal Nath told CNN-IBN news channel in an interview.

After Shinde expressed regret Wednesday over his controversial remark made while addressing a Congress conclave in Jaipur in January, Congress spokesperson P.C. Chacko Thursday said the home minister's statement was factually correct.

The Congress said the regret was issued to let parliament function as the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) had vowed not to let it run till Shinde apologised.

While the BJP accepted Shinde's statement, the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) rejected it.

According to Kamal Nath, Shinde had used the word "BJP" but has clarified that he did not mean any political organisation.

"If it has inadvertently or advertently been construed to mean that, he said 'I express regret'," he said.

Seeking to distinguish between Shinde's remarks and similar comments made by former home minister P. Chidambaram, Kamal Nath said: "The difference was Shinde used the word 'BJP' and Mr Chidambaram had not used the word 'BJP'."

The parliamentary affairs minister said that the home minister's regret was discussed with the BJP leaders.

"There was a discussion and some text was worked out. Some text was discussed (with BJP). They said this was enough... they said he should say this. This was not a text like putting a comma and a fullstop," said Kamal Nath.






 

 





 

Home | Top of the Page

Comments

Note: By posting your comments here you agree to the terms and conditions of www.ummid.com

Comments powered by DISQUS

i

More Headlines

'Investigating agencies illegally detaining Muslim youths'

Tension in Assam's Baksa after four youth found killed

Army officer held with Rs.15 crore worth drugs in Manipur

Super rich jittery over tax proposal

Countdown on for India's 101th space mission Monday

Growth, fiscal discipline to be focus of Chidambaram's 8th budget

India urged to turn its gaze on the Maghreb

Don't hang Rajiv Gandhi killers, says judge

Muslim voices of sanity need to be loudly heard

Indian scientists develop arsenic detection tool

This will be a make-or-break budget for UPA

Delhi Police special women's helpline - 2,000 calls in 45 days

 

Top Stories

Amnesty wants thorough, impartial probe of Hyderabad bombing

Says shoddy investigations and unlawful police practices violate fair trial rights of suspects

Amnesty International Saturday said Indian authorities must conduct a thorough and impartial investigation into the Hyderabad twin bombings but "protect minority communities   

Cybrabad blasts - Kai Po Che Its Afzal !

Hyderbad terror attack shattered young dreams

Hyderabad blasts: Police get vital clues

 

  Most Read

We need action to empower Muslims, not promises: Arshad Madani

Top Muslims leaders and clerics Saturday warned secular parties not to use the Muslim community as their "vote bank" only but sincerely work for their socio-economic uplift   

Huge turnout in peaceful Nagaland, Meghalaya polls

India's democratic system triumphed as Meghalaya electors rejected a shutdown call by an outlawed outfit to cast votes in large numbers while Nagaland too saw brisk balloting in peaceful assembly elections Saturday. Over 80 percent polling was recorded in both states  

 

  News Pick

Routine medical tests cause more harm than good: US doctors

A group of leading US medical societies have released a list of close to 100 routine tests, treatments and procedures that medical professionals say are often unnecessary, costly 

Probe cops roughing up woman MP, Ansari tells government

Rajya Sabha Chairman Hamid Ansari Friday instructed the government to probe the incident of a woman MP from Kerala allegedly being roughed up by Delhi Police. "Some MPs met me and informed me that T.N. Seema  

Court orders pension for Hyderabad freedom fighter

The Delhi High Court Friday asked the government to grant a freedom fighter's pension to a man who participated in the struggle against the Nizam's government during the British rule. Justice Valmiki J. Mehta allowed the  

Routine medical tests cause more harm than good: US doctors

A group of leading US medical societies have released a list of close to 100 routine tests, treatments and procedures that medical professionals say are often unnecessary, costly 

 

Picture of the Day

Mughal Garden: While there are 120 varieties of roses across the 15-acre Mughal Gardens, this time around the main attraction are the 2,500 dahlias that will certainly grab eyeballs.

 

Recommend the story to your friends

 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

RSS  |  Contact us

 

| Quick links

News

 

Subscribe to

Ummid Assistant

 

National

Science & Technology

RSS

Scholarships

About us

International

Health

Twitter

Government Schemes

Feedback

Regional

History

Facebook

Education

Register

Politics

Opinion

Newsletter

Contact us

Business

The Funny Side

Education & Career

 

 

Ummid.com: Disclaimer | Terms of Use | Advertise with us | Link Exchange

Ummid.com is part of the Awaz Multimedia & Publications providing World News, News Analysis and Feature Articles on Education, Health. Politics, Technology, Sports, Entertainment, Industry etc. The articles or the views displayed on this website are for public information and in no way describe the editorial views. The users are entitled to use this site subject to the terms and conditions mentioned.

2012 Awaz Multimedia & Publications. All rights reserved.