The Satyavrat Chaturvedi chapter was "closed", Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) chief Sharad Pawar said on Thursday, two days after the Congress leader was removed as spokesperson for making objectionable remarks against him.
"There is no need to speak anything more on this matter. I think there is no need to give much importance to the matter," Pawar told reporters on the sidelines of a function here.
He said the remarks were not in "good taste" but added: "For me the chapter is closed. Let us close the chapter."
Chaturvedi was Tuesday eased from the panel of party spokespersons following the controversy over his alleged remarks against the agriculture minister on the issue of price rise.
Chaturvedi's abusive remarks came during a television interview. The MP reportedly did not know that the cameras were running when he made the comment.
He continues as special invitee to the Congress Working Committee, the party's top decision making body.