The Congress Thursday sought to distance itself from some of party
general secretary Digvijay Singh's remarks during his Azamgarh visit
Wednesday, saying that it was for him to explain the meaning and
scope of his remarks.
Answering queries from reporters,
party spokesman Abhishek Manu Singhvi said that Digvijay Singh had
gone to Azamgarh on a fact finding visit and queries on his remarks
should be put to him.
Many other Congress leaders also
remained tight-lipped about Digvijay Singh's remarks in which he
said that there had been complaints about the National Human Rights
Commission's probe into Delhi's Batla House shoot-out and that it
had not taken the version of aggrieved parties seriously.
Referring to photographs of one of the
alleged Indian Mujahideen operatives killed in the shoot-out, he
said the bullet injury in the head did not appear normal.
However, Digvijay Singh, who is
Congress incharge of Uttar Pradesh, later clarified that he never
termed the gunbattle fake.
"I am not carrying out
investigations... I am not an investigating agency. So, I am not in
a position to say the encounter (gunbattle) was fake... I haven't
ever termed the encounter fake," he told reporters in Lucknow