Bangalore: Union Minister Manish Tewari on Sunday refused to comment on UP Minister Azam Khan`s charge that External Affairs Minister Salman Khurshid had hatched a "conspiracy" to defame him outside India.
"Azam Khan has given such statements many times. By commenting on his statement, I don`t want to glorify him," Tewari told reporters here.
He was responding to a question on accusation of Khan, who had been briefly detained on Wednesday at a US airport.
The UP minister alleged, "How can you expect the GoI to protest when Khurshid is holding the Foreign Ministry portfolio? If you do not know who Khurshid is, then I am very sorry... He tried to defame me in my state and failed miserably. He is unfit to be Indian Foreign Minister."
Khan also claimed that a call on continuation of Samajwadi Party`s support to the UPA government will be taken by party leader Mulayam Singh Yadav after hearing his version and that of Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav on their return to India.