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Digvijaya's statement is his personal opinion: Cong

delhi Updated: Oct 28, 2011 19:54 IST

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Apparently reflecting the unease in the party over Digvijaya Singh's comment that courts should not keep undertrials in lock up, Congress on Friday said it was his personal opinion and it does not feel the need to comment on judicial proceedings or on every remark of "others".

Congress leaders speaking privately said the party feels it is "irrelevant" to draw any analogy between Rajat Gupta case, cited by Digvijaya, and cases like 2G scam and CWG.

"It is his opinion. Ask him about it. We do not feel the need to comment on it. Congress party does not feel the need to comment on any judicial and legal process. Nor it does it feel the need to give remarks about any individual case. I do not see any reason for the Congress to comment on every remark of others," party spokesperson Abhishek Singhvi said responding to a volley of questions on Singh's remarks.

Earlier in the day, the AICC general secretary cited the case of former Goldman Sachs director Rajat Gupta in the US and made a strong pitch for release on bail of all accused who have been chargesheeted after completion of probe.

Singh's assertion came in the backdrop of former telecom minister A Raja, DMK MP Kanimozhi and Congress MP Suresh Kalmadi languishing behind bars in corruption cases like 2G and Commonwealth Games, but Singh stressed he was not taking any names.