NCP expresses happiness over axing of Cong spokesman

Last Updated: Wednesday, March 17, 2010 - 22:12

New Delhi: The NCP today expressed
happiness over the axing of Satyavrat Chaturvedi as Congress
spokesman, saying they knew the party high command would not
tolerate such "uncivilised" behaviour.

"We were confident that the Congress High Command would
not tolerate this kind of uncivilised behaviour," NCP general
secretary D P Tripathi said.

Tripathi had yesterday targeted Chaturvedi for his
objectionable remarks against NCP chief and Agriculture
Minister Sharad Pawar in the context of price rise to a TV
Channel two days back, following which the Congress leader was
removed as party spokesperson.

At the AICC briefing, party spokesperson Jayanti
Natarajan refused to comment on the issue. "I have nothing to
add or subtract on it as the Media department chairman has
already commented on the issue," she said.

"No comments... I have nothing on the matter," she said
to a number of questions, including how could Chaturvedi be
removed twice from the post as he had been relieved of the
responsibility only last year for making some uncharitable
remarks against the then Samajwadi Party leader Amar Singh.

Though Chaturvedi`s name was on the list of
spokespersons, he had not been addressing the AICC briefings
since then.

Chaturvedi is also permanent invitee of the Congress
Working Committee and in-charge of the Training Cell of the
party, the responsibilities, he continues to discharge.


First Published: Wednesday, March 17, 2010 - 22:12
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