: Minister for Home Thiruvanchoor Radhakrishnan has dismissed allegations that the remarks made by Union Minister for Defence A.K. Antony were tantamount to criticising the functioning of United Democratic Front (UDF) government

Talking to mediapersons here on Friday, Mr. Radhakrishnan said the statements had not tarnished the image of the government as was being claimed by “certain sections with vested interests”. Instead, the government had taken the statements in a positive manner. According to him, the comments made by Mr. Antony should be viewed as those made with the sole intention of suggesting measures to improve the functioning of the government.