With Union Minister Shashi Tharoor clarifying that he was misquoted on his remarks on Jawaharlal Nehru, Congress said the matter should be put to rest.
“There is nothing left in the issue now. It is clear that he was misquoted. We have nothing more to add to it,” party spokesman Shakeel Ahmed said.
Another Congress spokesman Abhishek Many Singhvi said, “What was quoted in the press in inverted commas was obviously and clearly not supportable, (and was) incorrect and untenable.
“Now that the Minister has clarified that he never said so and indeed that he has been quoted out of context, the party has nothing more to add and the matter must be allowed to rest there,” Singhvi said.