Abhishek Singhvi reinstated as Congress spokesman

Last Updated: Monday, November 29, 2010 - 23:00

New Delhi: Abhishek Singhvi has been
reinstated as a Congress spokesperson after a gap of over one
and half month since the party took him off as its public face
following a controversy over his appearance in a lottery case
in Kerala High Court.

AICC general secretary Janardan Dwivedi said "he
(Singhvi) has told the party leadership that it was an error
of judgement on his part. He has now been called back as party
spokesperson. He will hold a press conference tomorrow."

In the first week of October, Singhvi was barred from
holding media briefings.

The appearance of Singhvi, an eminent lawyer, in the
High Court in the lottery case had raised a storm in the
Kerala unit of Congress which had launched a campaign against
promoters of lotteries from outside the state and senior state
Congress leaders had complained to the AICC over his action.

The ruling Left Democratic Front had seized the issue
to strike back at the Congress-led United Democratic Front
which has taken up the lotteries as one of the major issues in
the campaign for civic polls this month.

Singhvi, who is also the Deputy Chairman of the AICC
media department, had earlier maintained that he was appearing
for the Government of Bhutan in support of a central
government enactment and regulation of 2010 and it had nothing
to do with politics. Later, however, he announced his decision
to withdraw from the case to "avoid any communication gap or
controversy".

PTI



First Published: Monday, November 29, 2010 - 23:00

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