Congress ticks off Sriprakash Jaiswal
"We are in the running to form the government. All Congressmen should desist from speculation," Congress spokesperson Manish Tewari said.
New Delhi: Congress on Thursday appeared to
disapprove of Union Minister Sriprakash Jaiswal`s statement in
which he spoke of the possibility of President`s rule imposed
in Uttar Pradesh if the party does not get majority.
"We are in the running to form the government. All
Congressmen should desist from speculation," Congress
spokesperson Manish Tewari told reporters here.
He was responding to questions on Jaiswal`s statement
in Kanpur in the morning that if Congress falls short of some
seats in getting a majority there was no no alternative to
Governor`s rule in the state.
Tewari said Jaiswal has clarified his position and the
matter should be allowed to rest there.
With his remarks causing a furore, Jaiswal retracted
later saying he had only talked of the Constitutional
possibilities when reporters asked him questions in a
situation when no one gets a clear majority.