The explanation was sought after the Kurukshetra MP praised the works of these caste councils at a khap mahapanchayat at Kaithal in Haryana and extended support to their demand to amend the Hindu Marriage Act to prohibit same sub-caste (gotra) marriages.
Congress sources later said Jindal has given an explanation to the party.
"He (Jindal) has given an explanation. He is not in support of them. The party has already made its stand clear and the matter is closed now," a senior party leader said.