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Charge against Sonia laughable: Congress

February 16, 2008 01:17 IST

The Congress on Friday dismissed as "laughable" the complaint seeking disqualification of its chief Sonia Gandhi [Images] from the Lok Sabha for receiving a Belgian honour and said it will give a "strong and fitting reply" to the Election Commission notice to her.

"The complaint is baseless and motivated. To suggest that receiving of a foreign citation or decoration is office of profit or foreign allegiance is laughable," said party spokesperson Abhishek Singhvi.

He said every adjudicating authority "must act as a filter at the threshold, separating the grain from the chaff, fake and frivolous from the relevant," he said.

Singhvi said every complaint need not necessarily lead to a notice but the party "will give a strong and befitting reply".

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