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Exile over, Abhishek Singhvi is back to defend Congress on TV

November 02, 2012 17:13 IST
The Congress on Friday brought back Abhishek Manu Singhvi, its former spokesman mired in a controversial CD row, as one of the leaders to put forward the party view in the electronic media.

"He has been brought back into the panel of leaders who participate (in debates) in the electronic media," All India Congress Committee general secretary Janardan Dwivedi told reporters.

In April, Singhvi had resigned as party spokesperson and chairman of Parliament's Standing Committee on Personnel, Public Grievances and Law and Justice after a sleaze video allegedly involving him went viral on social media sites.

Subsequently, he was dropped from a list of leaders authorised by the Congress to participate in discussions on news channels.

The Congress has nominated some leaders, including Union ministers, party spokespersons and members of Parlaiment, to participate in discussions and debates on television news channels.