New Delhi: Congress on Monday sought to downplay the embarrassment over an advertisement of the party hailing Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi, saying there was nothing wrong in it if seen from proper perspective.
"It depends upon one`s understanding. They (the critics) have treated sarcasm as praise. It needs to be looked at holistically," Mohan Prakash, in-charge of Congress party affairs in Gujarat, told reporters here.
In reply to a question, he indicated that the issue was closed and there was no question of taking action against anyone.
A two-page pullout `Gujarat: Progressive since Inception` issued by Gujarat Congress on the Republic Day featured Modi`s photograph and described him as "a master organiser and astute election strategist".
Congress spokespersons have maintained the advertisement was a "sarcastic praise" of Modi`s achievements and insisted that it ridicules Modi.