Chennai: Coming under attack on reported move
to curb the powers of Election Commission, Congress on Wednesday said
the party never attempted directly or indirectly to bring
disrepute or challenge the poll body`s authority.
"..Congress party`s stand is very clear. We have never
attempted directly or indirectly to bring disrepute to the EC
or try to challenge the authority. We believe in the
institution unlike BJP. To generalise in a statement, is
purely due to political motives," Congress spokesman Abhishek
Singhvi told reporters here.
Commenting on the criticism, he said it was an "over
reaction in respect of the non-existent decision, at non-
existent premature stage on the basis of papers circulated
many months ago. This is deliberate attempt to sensationalise
based on a non-decision."
On the firing of two Indian fishermen allegedly by two
Italian marines off Kerala coast, Singhvi said, "The Indian
law is operating in its own process. It will take its own
course. I think if tables were reversed and the same was to
happen in Italy, they would expect the same. We expect nothing
more, nothing less", he said.