Congress distances itself from Digvijay’s Karkare remark
New Delhi: Congress today distanced itself from party General Secretary Digvijay Singh’s controversial remarks that the slain Mumbai ATS chief Hemant Karkare had told him that he feared for his safety from Hindu extremists.
Unfortunately one of them Karkare is no more with us. So Digvijay Singh will be in a better position to comment on his statement,” party general secretary Janardan Dwivedi told reporters.
Dwivedi said it appears that Singh personally knew Karkare, whose family hailed from Madhya Pradesh and the slain IPS officer had called him due to his personal association.
“Singh has made that private conversation public in a programme and the party has no role into it. Hence only he can comment on it. The party has nothing to say on it,” he added.