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Sonia's letter that made Advani apologise

By Sheela Bhatt
February 19, 2011 18:48 IST
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Bharatiya Janata Party patriarch Lal Krishna Advani's letter apologising Congress President Sonia Gandhi for naming her family in the party task force's report on illegal Swiss bank accounts has set tongues wagging in the political circles. So what did Sonia say to Advani that he made him regret his remarks? This is the text of the letter the Congress President wrote to Advani dated February 15.       

Dear Shri Advaniji,

My attention has been drawn to a publication titled 'Indian Black Money Abroad in Secret Banks and Tax Havens' purporting to be a report submitted by a Task Force appointed by the Bharatiya Janata Party.

This so-called report contains reckless and baseless allegations against me and my family, including my late husband and my mother. These lies, energetically disseminated from time to time by sections of the media and interested parties have so far been treated by me with the contempt they deserve.

But I must let you know that I am surprised and disappointed to find a leader of your stature occupying important positions in the NDA and the BJP endorsing such scurrilous and malicious fabrications through their release at a function presided over by you.

Yours sincerely,

Sd. Sonia Gandhi

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