Sibal says he did not speak about ministerial colleagues

Union HRD Minister Kapil Sibal on Monday denied news reports that quoted him as saying that controversial statements of Environment Minister Jairam Ramesh on China had put the government in an "embarrassing" situation.

Updated: May 17, 2010, 13:36 PM IST

New Delhi: Union HRD Minister Kapil Sibal on Monday denied news reports that quoted him as saying that controversial statements of Environment Minister Jairam Ramesh on China had put the government in an "embarrassing" situation.

Sibal said here that he had gone to Ludhiana yesterday to attend a social function and had not talked to any media persons.

"I am surprised to see media reports that I had spoken about my ministerial colleagues. These reports are without any basis," he said.
PTI