New Delhi: Congress today downplayed NCP
leader Sharad Pawar`s reported remarks that a series of scams
had weakened UPA`s authority, asserting that the "stray"
comments did not reflect a trend and insisting that the
alliance had remained strong for the last seven years.
"You are trying to make a summer out of a solitary stray
swallow. We donot make such strong interpretations out of
stray statements. We are in seven years of strong alliance. To
interpret somebody`s casual comments as the UPA government
having weakened is fallacy," party spokesperson Abhishek
Singhvi told reporters here.
He was replying to questions on whether the UPA alliance
is showing signs of disintegration in the light of Pawar`s
remarks as well as DMK and Mamata Banerjee`s party Trinamool
Congress debunking the Centre`s stand on many issues in the
During an interaction with a newspaper, Pawar had said
that a series of scams had weakened the authority of the
UPA-II government and this had led to other forces such as the
judiciary asserting themselves.