Singh, who commented on the sidelines of the annual meet of state minority commissions here, said: “It’s best to make things clear when so many people have raised doubts. The PM is thinking over the issue.” He said he had discussed the need for a probe with the PM but refused to give details.
The HRD minister, known to dig up old controversies, may have landed the PM in a spot again by putting the ball in his court on a sensitive issue, a senior Congress leader said.
Several senior Congress leaders like Digvijay Singh and Kapil Sibal had demanded a judicial probe.
Jamaat-e-Islami Hind advisory board member SQR Illyasi, one of the many who want a probe, said: “On the one hand, the Congress gives the impression that its senior leaders feel the need for a probe. On the other, the government has rejected the demand. This is doublespeak.”