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Satyavrat removed as Cong spokesperson for anti-Pawar remarks

Senior Congress leader Satyavrat Chaturvedi was today removed as party spokesperson in the wake of a controversy over his allegedly objectionable remarks against NCP chief and Agriculture Minister Sharad Pawar in the context of price rise.

delhi Updated: Mar 16, 2010 23:44 IST

Senior Congress leader Satyavrat Chaturvedi was today removed as party spokesperson in the wake of a controversy over his allegedly objectionable remarks against NCP chief and Agriculture Minister Sharad Pawar in the context of price rise.

Congress sources said the action against Chaturvedi followed the NCP taking strong exception to his remarks against their leader during an interview to a TV channel.

AICC media department Chairperson Janardhan Dwivedi said Chaturvedi has been removed as a party spokesperson.

Reports had it that Chaturvedi had made some caustic comments about Pawar to a TV Channel two days back, drawing a sharp reaction from NCP.

This was for the second time in recent years that Chaturvedi kicked off a controversy as he had faced trouble earlier when he made some uncharitable remarks against the then Samajwadi Party leader Amar Singh. That time the UPA government badly needed the support of SP.

Though Chaturvedi's name was on the list of spokespersons, he had not been addressing the AICC briefings.