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Khurshid-EC row over: Congress

delhi Updated: Feb 14, 2012 23:50 IST

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Congress on Tuesday said the row between Salman Khurshid and Election Commission on minority sub quota issue is over with the law minister writing a regret letter to poll panel.

"Salman Khurshid has presented his viewpoint before the Election Commission. It's better to put a full stop to this incident now," party spokesperson Manish Tewari told reporters.

He also dismissed BJP's attack on the government over the issue, reminding it that Gujarat chief minister Narendra Modi had attacked the former chief election commissioner J M Lyngdoh by addressing him sarcastically as "James Michel Lyngdoh" apparently pointing to his community affiliation.

"I want to remind BJP that in 2002, it is none other than the Chief Minister of Gujarat, who addressed the then CEC as James Michel Lyngdoh. Before pointing fingers at others, BJP should look in its backyard," Tewari said.

Claiming that BJP has a history of undermining constitutional authorities, Tewari said that a chief minister of the BJP had given an undertaking to the court that the Babri Masjid will be protected but what happened later is known to all.

The Election Commission today said it has not yet taken a decision on the letter of Khurshid regretting his controversial remarks on the minorities sub-quota issue.

EC sources had earlier in the day indicated that the poll body was likely to put a lid on the issue in view of Khurshid's regret and assurance of not raking up the matter again.