Pranab Mukherjee to make statement on Antulay’’s remarks today

December 23rd, 2008 - 12:25 pm ICT by ANI  

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New Delhi, Dec 23 (ANI): External Affairs Minister Pranab Mukherjee will make a statement in Parliament today on the remarks made by Union Minister for Minority Affairs AR Antulay over the killing of Maharashtra Anti-Terrorism Squad (ATS) chief Hemant Karkare during the Mumbai terror attacks.
On Monday, the Rajya Sabha witnessed repeated adjournments following uproar that occurred over the remarks by Antulay. He has been in the line of fire after he expressed doubts about the circumstances in which Karkare was killed during the recent Mumbai attacks. He also demanded a probe into Karkare’’s death.
On Saturday, Congress party’’s General Secretary Digvijay Singh sought to justify Antulay’’s remark by saying there was nothing wrong in the Minister demanding an enquiry into the killing.
Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) criticised Antulay and the Congress party over the remarks.
BJP has strongly condemned the comments made by both Antulay and Digvijay Singh, asking the Prime Minister to intervene in the matter and make a direct comment over the issue. Antulay’’s remarks created a furore in the country after which he had to submit his resignation to Prime Minister Dr. Manmohan Singh.
Reports said Antulay linked the killing of the senior police officer with the Malegaon case he was investigating. (ANI)

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