Congress on Saturday chose to be cautious on party general secretary Digvijay Singh’s controversial statement that he did not rule out the involvement of Sangh in Mumbai serial blasts.

“It is the job of the investigating agencies to decide whom to include and whom to exclude” in the probe, party spokesman Shakeel Ahmed told reporters while reacting to Mr. Singh’s statement which drew sharp criticism from Bharatiya Janata Party.

Mr. Ahmed downplayed the controversy arising out of Maharashtra Chief Minister’s statement that NCP, Congress’ ally in the state, should not have been given the Home portfolio. The Chief Minister has clarified that he has been quoted out of context and there is “no misunderstanding” now on the issue.

The Congress spokesman took a dig at Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi for his statement that had Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel been alive innocent people would not have lost their lives due to terrorist activities.

“If Sardar Patel had been alive, then there would not have been the leadership of L.K. Advani and Modi nor there would have been communal terrorism”, he remarked.

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