The Election Commission on Tuesday put a lid on the controversy involving law minister Salman Khurshid after he expressed regret over his remarks on the minority sub-quota issue.
The election commissioners met and decided to end the row in wake of Khurshid to abide by the election code of conduct. “It is a closed chapter for us,” said a EC official.
In a letter delivered to the EC last night, Khurshid said that he "bows to the wisdom of the EC" and has given his commitment to ensure that such a situation does not arise again.
Khurshid's letter came close on the heels of Congress disapproving his comments against the poll panel, saying that “people occupying posts of responsibility should speak responsibly”.
“I treat this matter as unfortunate and regret the statement...it has never been my intention to transgress the law and undermine the election code of conduct. I have great respect for the Commission and the decisions it takes and has taken,” he said.