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Sonia's remark was not about Modi: Congress
December 10, 2007 16:55 IST
With the Election Commission issuing a notice to Congress president Sonia Gandhi [Images] for her 'merchant of death' remark, her party on Monday changed the tune again, saying the comment was not about Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi [Images].
It said a reply to the EC notice will be submitted on Tuesday wherein the same line of argument will be furnished.
"The text (of Sonia's speech) is for everybody to see. No names appear in the text," Congress spokesman Abhishek Manu Singhvi told PTI in Delhi.
The comment assumes significance as Singhvi had on Saturday said that Sonia's comment 'merchant of death' was about Modi and the party was not apologetic about it.
"Of course it was. You can read that statement," Singhvi had told reporters when asked whether or not the Congress president's remark was about Modi.
Earlier, senior Congress leader and Union Minister Kapil Sibal had said Sonia had not referred to anyone in her speech during the election rally in Gujarat.
The EC on Sunday issued a notice to Sonia for her comments, seeking a reply by Monday.